The Belgian HLW repository design and associated R&D on the behaviour of the host rock and EBS

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The Belgian HLW repository design and associated R&D on the behaviour of the host rock and EBS. / Li, Xiang Ling; Bernier, Frédéric; Bel, Johan.

In: Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 25, No. 4, 15.04.2006, p. 681-693.

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Li, XL, Bernier, F & Bel, J 2006, 'The Belgian HLW repository design and associated R&D on the behaviour of the host rock and EBS', Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 681-693.

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Li, X. L., Bernier, F., & Bel, J. (2006). The Belgian HLW repository design and associated R&D on the behaviour of the host rock and EBS. Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, 25(4), 681-693.

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Li XL, Bernier F, Bel J. The Belgian HLW repository design and associated R&D on the behaviour of the host rock and EBS. Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering. 2006 Apr 15;25(4):681-693.

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Li, Xiang Ling ; Bernier, Frédéric ; Bel, Johan. / The Belgian HLW repository design and associated R&D on the behaviour of the host rock and EBS. In: Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering. 2006 ; Vol. 25, No. 4. pp. 681-693.

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