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This study evaluates a comprehensive experimental investigation to better understand the mechanical and deformation behavior of Wyoming bedrocks and therefore to improve the design and construction of transportation infrastructure. Fifty-six rock samples were collected from different locations around...

Accurate prediction of the shear strength of swelling clays is critical for the design of infrastructure. Damage caused to U.S. infrastructure by swelling clays is estimated to be about $13 billion per year. Overestimation of strength can lead to failures, and underestimation can lead to an increase...

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