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  • Assessing the energetic and environmental impacts of the operation and maintenance of Spanish sewer networks from a life-cycle perspective 

    Petit Boix, Anna; Sanjuan Demás, David; Chenel, Sergio; Marin, Desiree; Gasol, Carlos M.; Farreny, Ramon; Villalba Mendez, Gara; Suárez Ojeda, María Eugenia; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan (2015-06)
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    The environmental impacts resulting from sewer networks are best analysed from a life-cycle perspective to integrate the energy requirements into the infrastructure design. The energy requirements for pumping wastewater ...
  • Muros pantallas bi-capa: principales resultados y recomendaciones hacia el diseño 

    Segura-Castillo, Luís; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2014)
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    The bi-layer diaphragm walls are a new type of slurry wall designed to have an improved waterproofness, aimed to be used in situations with risk of water leakages. In this walls, the waterproof system is made of a second ...
  • Environmental assessment of stormwater infrastructures built with the best management practices 

    Rojas-Gutierrez1, L. A.; Petit Boix, Anna; Barbassa, AP; Teixeira, B.; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Associação Brasileira de Recursos Hídricos (ABRH), 2014)
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    Although some infrastructures were built for environmental purposes, there is a growing concern about their actual environmental impacts. In the context of hydrologic risk management, Best Management Practices (BMPs) are ...
  • Análisis mecomecánico de la fisuración del hormigón sometido a la acción de altas temperaturas 

    Rodríguez, Mariana; Pérez, Adrià; López Garello, Carlos María; Carol Vilarasau, Ignacio (Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria (CIMNE), 2014)
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    Un modelo meso estructural 2D empleado inicialmente en el análisis mecánico del hormigón bajo altas temperaturas, es extendido en este trabajo a un análisis 3D y a un análisis termo-mecánico acoplado más complejo. El ...
  • Equivalent interface properties for FLAC and PLAXIS models to simulate soil-structure interactions in MSE walls 

    Yu, Yan; Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2014)
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    The choice of structure element to simulate soil reinforcement and soil-structure interaction details for numerical modelling of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls can have a significant influence on numerical ...
  • 3D numerical model of a confined fracture tests in concrete 

    Montenegro, Oscar Ivan; Sfer, Domingo; López Garello, Carlos María; Carol Vilarasau, Ignacio (2013)
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    The paper deals with the numerical simulation of a confined fracture test in concrete. The test is part of the experimental work carried out at ETSECCPB-UPC in order to elucidate the existence of a second mode of fracture ...
  • Numerical analysis of an instrumented steel reinforced soil wall 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio (2014-02-20)
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    The paper describes the results and lessons learned using a PLAXIS finite element method (FEM) model to simulate quantitative performance features of the Minnow Creek steel strip reinforced soil wall structure located in ...
  • Numerical study of the influence of foundation compressibility and reinforcement stiffness on the behaviour of reinforced soil walls 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio (2014-07-01)
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    Most geosynthetic and metallic reinforced soil walls are designed assuming that the wall foundation is rigid and/or does not influence the magnitude and distribution of reinforcement loads under operational conditions. ...
  • Hydro-mechanical coupling in zero-thickness interface elements, formulation and applications in geomechanics 

    Garolera Vinent, Daniel; Aliguer Piferrer, Ignasi; Carol Vilarasau, Ignacio; Segura, J.M.; Lakshmikantha, Ramasesha Mookanahallipatna; Alvarellos Iglesias, José (CRC Press, 2014)
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    Zero-thickness joint/interface elements of the Goodman type, have been advantageously used to solve many problems in solid mechanics involving material interfaces or discontinuities. Some years ago, the authors have also ...
  • Efficient numerical integration of Perzyna viscoplasticity, with application to rock slope stability using zero-thickness interface elements 

    Aliguer Piferrer, Ignasi; Carol Vilarasau, Ignacio (CRC Press, 2014)
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    In this paper, Perzyna-type viscoplastic rate equations are integrated for a time step by considering the step as stress-driven. Depending on how the increment is imposed (constant, linear etc.), different strategies arise. ...

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