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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 562726, 8 pages
Effects of Clay and Moisture Content on Direct Shear Tests for Clay-Sand Mixtures
Civil Engineering Department, King Saud University, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia
Received 12 December 2012; Revised 20 December 2012; Accepted 21 December 2012
Academic Editor: Paolo Colombo
Copyright © 2013 Muawia A. Dafalla. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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