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Properties and applications of polymer support fluids in geotechnical engineering

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Synthetic polymer fluids have been used as an alternative to conventional bentonite slurries for the excavation of foundation elements over the last two decades. Thus far their use has excited polarised views in the industry – some construction professionals avoid using them after hearing ‘horror stories’ about past failures whereas others believe that they are the future of support fluids because of the many benefits that they can offer. This situation has been found to be mainly due to a la...

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Carlos Lam
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Carlos Lam
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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