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    • 3D Interpretation of an in situ heating test in the callovo-oxfordian mudstone 

      Garitte, Benoit; Vaunat, Jean; Gens Solé, Antonio; Armand, G. (2010)
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      In order to improve the understanding of the thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) behaviour of the Callovo-Oxfordian Clay, an in situ heating test (TER experiment) has been realized by ANDRA at Meuse/Haute Marne URL during the ...
    • A DECOVALEX-2011 benchmark: laboratory drying test in opalinus clay 

      Garitte, Benoit; Gens Solé, Antonio; Liu, Quansheng; Liu, Xiaoyan; Millard, Alain; Bond, Alex; McDermott, Chris; Fujita, Tomoo; Nakatama, Shigeo (2009)
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      In this paper, a benchmark exercise from the DECOVALEX-2011 project is presented. Experimental results from a laboratory drying test in Opalinus Clay are used. First, the DECO- V ALEX project and the teams of the benchmark ...
    • Analysis of ground movements induced by diaphragm wall installation 

      Garitte, Benoit; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Gens Solé, Antonio (CRC Press, 2010)
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      The construction process of diaphragm walls can lead to movements in the surrounding area that are seldom taken into account. However, these movements may be important in situations where soft soils dominate. In this ...
    • Applications of multiphysical geomechanics in underground nuclear waste storage 

      Gens Solé, Antonio; Garitte, Benoit; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Vaunat, Jean (Lavoisier Éditions, 2009)
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      Deep geological disposal in suitable host rocks is the favoured strategy for the storage and disposal of heat-emitting high level nuclear waste. A rational design of repositories requires a good understanding of the ...
    • Class A prediction of a mine-by test in an overconsolidated mudstone 

      Garitte, Benoit; Vaunat, Jean; Gens Solé, Antonio; Vietor, Tim (AEDIFICATIO PUBLISHERS, 2009)
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      In this paper, 3D HM computations are performed to predict the rock response during the excavation of a new gallery (mine-by test) realized in Opalinus clay at the Mont- Terri laboratory, Switzerland. In a first part, ...
    • Comparative study of three in-situ heating test of anisotropic media: the HE-D, TER and ATLAS experiments 

      Garitte, Benoit; Sillen, X.; Li, XiangLing; Gilles, Armand; Vaunat, Jean; Gens Solé, Antonio (2009)
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      The paper presents an interpretation ofthe Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical (THM) behaviour of three clays in three in-situ heating tests. First, the in-situ measurements are explored and common rock features are identified. Then ...
    • Coupled analysis of an in situ experiment in a soft argillaceous rock using a new constituive model 

      Vaunat, Jean; Garitte, Benoit; Gens Solé, Antonio (Taylor and Francis, 2006)
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      The paper addresses the issue of the description of the coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of argillaceous rocks. A constitutive law, developed for this type of materials, is firstly described. It is based on an ...
    • Elastoplastic modelling of a ventilation test in argillaceous rock 

      Garitte, Benoit; Gens Solé, Antonio (CIMNE, 2015)
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      A full scale field test to evaluate the effects of ventilation in a tunnel excavated in Opalinus clay has been performed in the underground laboratory of Mont Terri in Switzerland. The test involved several stages of wetting ...
    • Hydraulic response to a shaft excavation in Callovo-Oxfordian clay 

      Garitte, Benoit; Gens Solé, Antonio; Vaunat, Jean; Armand, Gilles (Centro Internacional de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería (CIMNE), 2009)
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      This document presents a coupled hydro-mechanical (HM) numerical analysis,using Code_Bright, simulating the excavation of the main access shaft to the underground laboratory of Bure (France) in Callovo-Oxfordian Clay. The ...
    • In situ behaviour of a stiff layered clay subject to thermal loading: Observations and interpretation 

      Gens Solé, Antonio; Vaunat, Jean; Garitte, Benoit; Wileveau, Y. (2007-03)
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      The paper presents an interpretation of an in situ heating test carried out on Opalinus clay in the Mont Terri underground laboratory. Opalinus clay is a stiff, strongly bedded, Mesozoic clay of marine origin. When subjected ...
    • In situ behaviour of opalinus clay under thermal loading 

      Gens Solé, Antonio; Garitte, Benoit; Vaunat, Jean (European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE), 2012)
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    • Modelling of a deep excavation in a stiff clay 

      Vaunat, Jean; Garitte, Benoit; Gens Solé, Antonio (2009)
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      This extended abstract presents an interpretation of the response of a mudstone during the excavation of a shaft at high depths (500m). Instrument layout and numerical model are described. A very good agreement is observed ...
    • Observation of ventilation effects around a tunnel excavated in argillaceous materials 

      Gens Solé, Antonio; Garitte, Benoit (Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), 2015)
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      A full scale field test to evaluate the effects of ventilation in a tunnel excavated in Opalinus clay has been performed in the underground laboratory of Mont Terri in Switzerland. The test involved several stages of wetting ...
    • Performance of the Opalinus Clay under thermal loading: experimental results from Mont Terri rock laboratory (Switzerland) 

      Gens Solé, Antonio; Wieczorek, Klaus; Gaus, Irina; Garitte, Benoit; Mayor, Juan Carlos; Schuster, Kristof; Armand, G.; Garcia Siñeriz, Jose luis; Trickl, Thomas (2017-04)
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      The paper presents an overview of the behaviour of Opalinus Clay under thermal loading as observed in three in situ heating tests performed in the Mont Terri rock laboratory: HE-B, HE-D and HE-E. The three tests are summarily ...
    • Predictive modelling of an excavation test in indurated clay 

      Garitte, Benoit; Vaunat, Jean; Gens Solé, Antonio; Vietor, Tim (2010)
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      This abstract presents the predictive hydromechanical (HM) modelling of an excavation performed in Opalinus clay in the Mont Terri underground laboratory.
    • Thermal conductivity of argillaceous rocks: determination methodology using in situ heating tests 

      Garitte, Benoit; Gens Solé, Antonio; Vaunat, Jean; Gilles, Armand (2012-11-12)
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      This study focuses on the characterisation of thermal conductivity for three potential host rocks for radioactive waste disposal. First, the heat conduction process is reviewed on the basis of an analytical solution and ...
    • Thermo-hydro-mechanical response of an argillaceous rock: experimental results and modelling 

      Garitte, Benoit; Vaunat, Jean; Gens Solé, Antonio (2009)
      Conference report
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      This extended abstract presents the key features of a THM analysis carried out to analyze the thermo-hydro-mechanical response of a mudstone under thermal loading. The analysis was performed in parallel with a large scale ...