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Some problems in Earth Sciences are characterised by the limited number, or even by the absence, of available experimental data; experts' opinion may then be the only source of information. The theory of possibilities, via the fuzzy sets and fuzzy numbers concepts, appears to supply an adequate framework for the handling of such strongly uncertain data. An example of application is presented here, highlighting some advantages of this approach; a selection of existing applications to geotechnics is also given.

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Authors: COME B, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: GEOPROBA 90, Bruxelles (BE), Feb. 13, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper FR 35307 ORA
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