braced excavation

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1. The removal of earth from its natural position.
2. The cavity resulting from the removal of earth.
References in periodicals archive ?
Analytical study of a braced excavation in weak clay, Canadian Geotechnical Journal 9(2):145-164.
Investigating the effect of soil models on deformations caused by braced excavation through an inverse-analysis technique, Computers and Geotechnics 37(6): 769-780.
Modeling small-strain behavior of Taipei clays for finite element analysis of braced excavations, Computers and Geotechnics 36(1-2): 304-319.