Effect of freeze-thaw cycles on hydraulic properties of (Boom) clay

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Effect of freeze-thaw cycles on hydraulic properties of (Boom) clay. / Beerten, Koen.

0 ed. SCK CEN, 2014. 16 p. (SCK•CEN Reports; No. ER-255).

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Beerten, K 2014, Effect of freeze-thaw cycles on hydraulic properties of (Boom) clay. SCK•CEN Reports, no. ER-255, 0 edn, SCK CEN.

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Beerten, K. (2014). Effect of freeze-thaw cycles on hydraulic properties of (Boom) clay. (0 ed.) (SCK•CEN Reports; No. ER-255). SCK CEN.

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Beerten K. Effect of freeze-thaw cycles on hydraulic properties of (Boom) clay. 0 ed. SCK CEN, 2014. 16 p. (SCK•CEN Reports; ER-255).

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Beerten, Koen. / Effect of freeze-thaw cycles on hydraulic properties of (Boom) clay. 0 ed. SCK CEN, 2014. 16 p. (SCK•CEN Reports; ER-255).

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