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Fibres and roots for soil improvement. / Muir Wood, D.; Diambra, A.; Ibraim, E.

Geomechanics from Micro to Macro - Proceedings of the TC105 ISSMGE International Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, IS-Cambridge 2014. Vol. 2 CRC Press, 2014. p. 1503-1508.

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Muir Wood, D, Diambra, A & Ibraim, E 2014, Fibres and roots for soil improvement. in Geomechanics from Micro to Macro - Proceedings of the TC105 ISSMGE International Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, IS-Cambridge 2014. vol. 2, CRC Press, pp. 1503-1508, International Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, IS-Cambridge 2014, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1/09/14.

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Muir Wood, D., Diambra, A., & Ibraim, E. (2014). Fibres and roots for soil improvement. In Geomechanics from Micro to Macro - Proceedings of the TC105 ISSMGE International Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, IS-Cambridge 2014 (Vol. 2, pp. 1503-1508). CRC Press.

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Muir Wood D, Diambra A, Ibraim E. Fibres and roots for soil improvement. In Geomechanics from Micro to Macro - Proceedings of the TC105 ISSMGE International Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, IS-Cambridge 2014. Vol. 2. CRC Press. 2014. p. 1503-1508

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Muir Wood, D. ; Diambra, A. ; Ibraim, E. / Fibres and roots for soil improvement. Geomechanics from Micro to Macro - Proceedings of the TC105 ISSMGE International Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, IS-Cambridge 2014. Vol. 2 CRC Press, 2014. pp. 1503-1508

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