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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US;" lang="EN-US">Owing to the comeback of small-scale models, this paper presents results of an experimental study based on the effect of underground circular voids on strip footing placed on the edge of a cohesionless slope and subjected to eccentric loads. The bearing capacity-settlement rela...
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<p>Recent major upstream raised tailings dam failures have led to a reopening of the discussion of the validity of some of the existing routine practices within the profession. Despite its many shortcomings, deterministic slope stability limit equilibrium analysis is and will continue to be, at least for some time ahead, an important tool for tailings dams...
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<p>Mass movements are one of the main causes of loss of people and environmental assets. Several factors contribute to mass movements, such as terrain morphology, rainfall regime, soil properties, land use and occupation. Studies showed that in the Northeast region of Brazil, between the years of 1991 and 2012, 38 events related to mass movements were reco...
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<p>South Americas topographic characteristics and available materials have led engineers to select earth or rockfill material for dams construction. However, there are tropical regions with high annual rainfall where the soil compaction above the optimum moisture must be studied in detail. This research presents the results of tests performed on compacted ...
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