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  • Hydro-chemical modelling of in situ behaviour of bituminized radioactive waste in Boom Clay 

    Mokni, Nadia; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Valcke, Elie; Bleyen, N; Smets, Esteven; Li, Xiang Ling; Sillen, X. (2014-06)
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    The hydro-chemical (CH) interaction between swelling Eurobitum bituminized radioactive waste (BW) and Boom Clay was investigated to assess the feasibility of geological disposal for the long-term management of this waste. ...
  • Gas migration in a Cenozoic clay: experimental results and numerical modelling 

    González Blanco, Laura; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Jommi, Cristina; Li, Xiang Ling; Sillen, X. (Elsevier, 2016-06)
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    Gas migration through a potential host clay formation for the geological disposal of radioactive waste in Belgium is experimentally investigated in the laboratory, and numerical modelling is performed to help in the ...
  • Themed issue on selected papers SEG2015 — Part I 

    Sánchez, Marcelo; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar (Elsevier, 2016-06)
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    This themed issue of Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment ‘SEG-2015-Part I’,presents papers selected from abstracts submitted to the Symposium on Energy Geotechnics (SEG-2015) held in Barcelona, Spain, between June ...
  • Yielding of rockfill in relative humidity-controlled triaxial experiments 

    Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Ortega, Enrique (2016-06)
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    The paper reports the results of suction controlled triaxial tests performed on compacted samples of two well graded granular materials in the range of coarse sand-medium gravel particle sizes: a quartzitic slate and a ...
  • Vertical facing panel-joint gap analysis for steel-seinforced soil walls 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2016-08)
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    This paper reports the results of a numerical parametric study focused on the prediction of vertical load distribution and vertical gap compression between precast concrete facing panel units in steel-reinforced soil walls ...
  • 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 ...

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