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Volume 284, 201929th International Conference on Structural Failures
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Geotechnical Causes of Structural Failures|
|Published online||10 July 2019|
Change in groundwater conditions as a cause of structural failure – selected case studies
Instytut Techniki Budowlanej, ul. Ksawerów 21, 02-775 Warszawa, Polska
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The paper presents the summary of five case studies related to structural failures that were caused by the change in groundwater conditions during the existence of the buildings. The failures resulted from excessive differential settlements that were caused either by reactivation of consolidation process, due to change in effective stresses, or a change in water content in the case of expansive soils.
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