Theses - Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)The construction cost of reactor buildings has escalated substantially over time primarily for three reasons. First, new safety requirements, such as the post-9/11 airplane crash measures, have been imposed. Second, labor ...
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)Seasonal ground movements associated with the swelling and shrinking of expansive clays represent a major cause of damage to buildings, roads, and pipelines. The processes that give rise to these movements involve complex ...