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Determining dynamic properties for embankment dams from laboratory testing
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Determining dynamic properties for embankment dams from laboratory testing by Drew A. Tiedemann

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Published by Geotechnical Branch, Division of Research and Laboratory Services, Engineering and Research Center in Denver, Colo .
Written in English


  • Embankments -- Testing.,
  • Soils -- Testing.,
  • Soil dynamics -- Testing.,
  • Earth dams.

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Statementby D.A. Tiedemann, L.P. Kaufman, J. Rosenfield.
ContributionsKaufman, L. P., Rosenfield, J., Engineering and Research Center (U.S.). Geotechnical Branch.
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 34 p. :
Number of Pages34
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15323326M

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