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  • Artificial ground freezing of a volcanic ash: laboratory tests and modelling 

    Casini, F.; Gens Solé, Antonio; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Viggiani, Giulia M.B. (2016-06)
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    The use of artificial ground freezing (AGF) to form earth support systems has had applications worldwide. These cover a variety of construction problems, including the formation of frozen earth walls to support deep ...
  • Discussion on “Large landslides associated with a diapiric fold in Canelles reservoir (Spanish Pyrenees): Detailed geological–geomorphological mapping, trenching and electrical resistivity imaging” by Gutiérrez et al. (2015) 

    Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Corominas Dulcet, Jordi; Moya Sánchez, José (2016-06)
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    This discussion a) reviews the geological model adopted for the landslide analysis and argues that there is nothing new in the reference paper, b) examines the conditions for fast catastrophic sliding and demonstrates that ...
  • Hydrogeological impact assessment by tunnelling at sites of high sensitivity 

    Pujades Garnes, Estanislao; Vázquez Suñé, Enric; Culi, Laura; Carrera Ramírez, Jesús; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Jurado Elices, Anna (2015-07)
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    A tunnel for the High Speed Train (HST) was constructed in Barcelona with an Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM). The tunnel crosses Barcelona and passes under some famous landmarks such as the Sagrada ...
  • An Approach to enhance efficiency of DEM modelling of soils with crushable grains 

    Ciantia, Matteo; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Calvetti, Francesco; Gens Solé, Antonio (Thomas Telford, 2015-02)
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    In this study oedometric compression tests of hydrocarbon coke, Fontainebleau sand and silica sand are simulated in three dimensions using breakable particles. The method adapts a rigorous breakage criterion for elasto-brittle ...
  • Internal progressive failure in deep-seated landslides 

    Yerro, Alba; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (2015-11)
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    Except for simple sliding motions, the stability of a slope does not depend only on the resistance of the basal failure surface. It is affected by the internal distortion of the moving mass, which plays an important role ...
  • Landslide hazard, monitoring and conservation strategy for the safeguard of Vardzia Byzantine monastery complex, Georgia 

    Margottini, Claudio; Corominas Dulcet, Jordi; Crosta, Giovanni Battista; Frattini, Paolo; Gigli, Giovanni; Giordan, Daniele; Iwasaky, Ioshinori; Lollino, Giorgio; Scavia, Claudio; Marinos, Paul; Manconi, A.; Sonessa, A.; Spizzichino, Danielle; Vacheishvili, N.; Antidze, N. (2015-02)
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    This paper reports preliminary results of a feasibility project developed in cooperation with National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia, and aimed at envisaging the stability conditions of the Vardzia ...
  • Ageing effects on the small-strain stiffness of a bio-treated compacted soil 

    Morales, Laura; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Jommi, Cristina; Garzón Garzón, Eduardo; Giménez, Antonio (2015-09)
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    The effect of ageing on the small-strain shear stiffness of compacted silty-clayey sand following a ‘soft’ biological treatment is discussed. Samples were prepared by static compaction, adding urea-degrading bacteria to ...
  • Analysis of slope movement initiation induced by rainfall using the Elastoplastic Barcelona Basic Model 

    Jamei, M.; Guiras, H.; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià (2015-10)
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    In some arid and semi-arid regions, different types of infrastructure assets suffer from degradation of the roads, the embankment failures, erosion due to cyclic hydraulic actions and the effects of rainfall infiltration ...
  • Thermo-poro-mechanical analysis of landslides: from creeping behaviour to catastrophic failure 

    Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Zervos, Antonis; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè (Thomas Telford, 2015-10)
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    The scope of the paper encompasses planar and compound sliding motions, which may exhibit creeping behaviour during a certain period but may evolve to a very rapid motion. Thermo-mechanical interactions, at the scale of ...
  • Benchmarking selection of parameter values for the Barcelona basic model 

    D'Onza, Francesca; Wheeler, S. J.; Gallipoli, Domenico; Hofmann, M.; Lloret Cabot, Marti; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Mancuso, C.; Pereira, J.M.; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Toll, D. G.; Vassallo, R. (2015-09)
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    Seven teams took part in a benchmarldng exercise on selection of parameter values for the Barcelona Basic Model (BBM) from experimental data on an unsaturated soil. All teams were provided with experimental results from 9 ...

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