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  • Sustainability assessment of earth retaining wall structures: preliminary model and simplified application 

    García Adroguer, Eduard; Puig Damians, Ivan; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Bathurst, Richard (2015)
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    Earth retaining wall (RW) structures have been used for centuries but new technologies and innovations in materials continue to emerge. While different wall types can perform the same function, a rigorous sustainability ...
  • Equivalent interface properties to model soil-facing interactions with zero-thickness and continuum element methodologies 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Yu, Yan; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Bathurst, Richard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (IOS Press, 2015)
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    Soil-facing mechanical interactions play an important role in the behavior of earth retaining walls. Generally, numerical analysis of earth retaining structures requires the use of interface elements between dissimilar ...
  • 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, 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, 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 ...
  • Hydro-mechanical coupling in zero-thickness interface elements, formulation and applications in geomechanics 

    Garolera Vinent, Daniel; Aliguer Piferrer, Ignasi; Carol, 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, 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. ...
  • Influence of facing vertical stiffness on reinforced soil wall design 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio (2013)
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    Current design practices for reinforced soil walls typically ignore the influence of facing type and foundation compressibility on the magnitude and distribution of reinforcement loads in steel reinforced soil walls under ...

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