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    • A constitutive model for soft clayey rocks that includes weathering effects 

      Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Vaunat, Jean; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (Institution of Civil Engineers (http://www.ice.org.uk/), 2007)
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      Microstructural and mineralogical observations of claystones reveal the presence of clay aggregates bonded by a skeleton of inert minerals such as calcium carbonate. The behaviour of these natural materials evolves from ...
    • A review of Beliche Dam 

      Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè (Institution of Civil Engineers (http://www.ice.org.uk/), 2005)
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      Beliche Dam, a zoned earthdam with rockfill shouldersand a central clay core, experienced large collapse settlements due to reservoir impounding and direct action of rainfall. Long-term field records of vertical and ...
    • Aceleración de deslizamientos por efectos térmicos: modelación mediante el método del punto material 

      Alvarado Bueno, Mauricio; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (2017)
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      La ocurrencia de deslizamientos rápidos se ha ligado a la pérdida de resistencia efectiva a lo largo de la superficie de rotura debido a excesos de presión de agua inducidos por el calor generado durante el propio movimiento. ...
    • An undrained upper bound solution for the face stability of tunnels reinforced by micropiles 

      Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (2013)
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      Tunnel in difficult soils may require procedures to prevent tunnel face failures. Face stabilization can be achieved by the installation of some structural elements. This paper presents an analysis of face stability of ...
    • Avances en la geotecnia de presas 

      Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè (2007)
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    • Caisson failure induced by wave action 

      Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Fernández, P. (2015-08-29)
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      In 2001 a storm induced the failure of four caissons recently built for the construction of a dyke in a new entrance to the Barcelona Harbor. Understanding the failure required the analysis of the construction history and ...
    • Canelles landslide: modelling rapid drawdown and fast potential sliding 

      Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Corominas Dulcet, Jordi; Moya Sánchez, José (2012-03)
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      A large landslide (40 × 106 m3) was reactivated on the left bank of Canelles reservoir, Spain. The instability was made evident after a considerable reduction of the reservoir level. The drawdown took place during the ...
    • Compacted soil behaviour: initial state, structure and constitutive modelling 

      Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Gens Solé, Antonio (Thomas Telford, 2013-05)
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      The paper explores the behaviour of compacted soils throughout the (dry density–water content) compaction plane by means of a conceptual framework that incorporates microstructural information. The engineering properties ...
    • Comportamiento y estructura de suelos compactados 

      Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè (2016)
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      Las condiciones de compactación, definidas en la práctica por la humedad y densidad seca alcanzada, determinan el comportamiento del suelo bajo futuras cargas y trayectorias de humedecimiento y secado. En las últimas ...
    • Constitutive modelling of bonded expansive geomaterials 

      Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè (PRESSES DE L'ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSES, 2008)
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      This paper presents a discussion on existing approaches to derive constitutive models for bonded geomaterials conceived as composite materials. The methodology involves the partitioning of strains, the adoption of ...
    • Criteria for rapid sliding I.: a review of Vaiont case 

      Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè (2010-08)
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      Vaiont slide has been represented by a model of two interacting evolutive wedges. Mass conservation during the motion implies that the upper wedge transfers mass to the lower one through an internal shearing plane. The ...
    • Criteria for rapid sliding II.: thermo-hydro-mechanical and scale effects in Vaiont case 

      Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (2010-08)
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      Thermally induced excess pore pressures have been included into a two-wedge evolutive model of Vaiont landslide. The problem requires the solution of a system of four coupled balance equations for the shear bands and the ...
    • Design of micropiles for tunnel face reinforcement: undrained upper bound solution 

      Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (2012-01)
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      The stability of tunnel faces supported by an umbrella of subhorizontal micropiles is analyzed by means of the upper bound theorem of plasticity. The micropiles are considered beams subjected to the kinematic motion imposed ...
    • Design, construction, monitoring and modelling of Albagés earth dam: a case history 

      Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (Springer, 2019-05)
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      A zoned earth dam 40 m high is analysed and modelled using a numerical code able to deal with unsaturated–saturated soils and the coupled hydro-mechanical phenomena. The paper discusses the selection of the materials for ...
    • 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 ...
    • Dynamics of slow and fast landslides 

      Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alvarado Bueno, Mauricio; García Núñez, Luis Miguel (2020)
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      The paper discusses some factors that control the shearing soil behaviour and the dynamics of landslides: strain-, strain rate-, and temperature effects. The strain rate effect on residual strength is discussed through ...
    • Effect of shear band thickness on the termo-hydromechanical coupled analysis of landslides 

      Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alvarado Bueno, Mauricio; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2017)
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      Thermal effects induced by the own motion of an unstable mass have been included in the analysis of the post-failure behavior in early works, most of them with the aim of looking for the causes of the rapid acceleration ...
    • Effect of temperature induced excess pore water pressure on the shaft bearing capacity of geothermal piles 

      Fuentes, Raul; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria del Terreny, Cartogràfica i Geofísica, 2015-06-02)
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    • Effect of temperature induced excess porewater pressures on the shaft bearing capacity of geothermal piles 

      Fuentes, Raúl; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (Elsevier, 2016-12)
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      Changes in temperature in clays of low permeability typically induce excess porewater pressures. In the context of geothermal piles this effect has typically been overlooked since most installations have occurred in soils ...
    • Excavation-induced instabilities 

      Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Carluccio, Gaia di (CRC Press, 2019)
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      The aim of this chapter is to show the capabilities of MPM to simulate geotechnical problems dealing with soil excavation. The stability of supported vertical excavation in elasto-plastic material is analyzed. Results are ...