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<p>Classical theory of consolidation was conceived considering loads instantaneously applied. Since then, researchers have addressed this issue by suggesting graphical and/or analytical solutions to incorporate different time-depending load schemes. The simplest alternative is to assume a linearly increasing load. Another approach to predict the average de...
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The laboratory fall cone test, considered an unconventional test, was performed to estimate the undrained shear strength of undisturbed samples of Brazilian coastal soft clays with different plasticity index values. The undrained shear strength determined by laboratory fall cone test was compared with the strength determined by conventional field and laboratory ...
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Comprehensive research has been carried out by the Geotechnical Group (GEGEP) of the Federal University of Pernambuco in the soft clay deposits in Northeastern Brazil near the city of Recife. This paper presents the results of important geotechnical investigations of soft clays in two areas within the Suape Port and Industrial Complex. The geotechnical parameter...
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