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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2016, Article ID 2681038, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/2681038
Research Article

Experimental and Stress-Strain Equation Investigation on Compressive Strength of Raw and Modified Soil in Loess Plateau

School of Civil Engineering, Chang’an University, Xi’an 710061, China

Received 1 September 2016; Revised 22 November 2016; Accepted 7 December 2016

Academic Editor: Sumin Kim

Copyright © 2016 Youchao Zhang et al. 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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