• Influence of some EPB operation parameters on ground movements 

    Di Mariano, Alessandra; Persio, Roberto; Gens Solé, Antonio; Castellanza, Riccardo; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos (AEDIFICATIO PUBLISHERS, 2009)
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    Some of the details of EPB tunnelling are difficult to introduce in conventional numerical models, nevertheless there are some parameters that can be included in the analyses in a fairly easy way. The EPB operating ...
  • Rock bolt behaviour in stress-fractured ground: a FE analysis using zero-thickness interface elements and fracture-based constitutive laws 

    Fornia, A.; Carol, Ignacio; Garolera Vinent, Daniel; Kaiser, P. K.; Eberhardt, E. (2016)
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    A finite element analysis using zero-thickness interface elements of the Goodman type, which incorporate a fracture mechanics-based mixed-mode constitutive law, is presented to study stress-induced cracking and spalling ...