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  • 3D modelling of reinforced soil walls 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2017)
    Conference report
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    This report summarizes the scope and conclusions of a 3D numerical modelling analysis of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls constructed with concrete panels and strip reinforcement. These systems pose numerical ...
  • A bridge foundation analysis 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyers de Camins Canals i Ports de Barcelona, 2011-11-15)
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    This document presents the analysis with CODE_BRIGHT finite element program of a geotechnical case. The problem analyzed is related to a mechanical analysis of soil structure interaction considering different alternatives ...
  • A bridge foundation analysis 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2011)
    Conference report
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    This document presents the analysis with CODE_BRIGHT finite element program of a geotechnical case. The problem analyzed is related to a mechanical analysis of soilstructure interaction considering different alternatives ...
  • Análisis numérico de los esfuerzos verticales en el paramento de un muro de tierra reforzada en suelo diabásico 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Albuquerque, P.J.R.; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; de Santos, C. (2011)
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    The paper presents a numerical analysis of the service behaviour of a reinforced soil wall constructed in a diabasic soil. A 2D model developed through the Finite Element Method (FEM) using the commercial computer software ...
  • Analysis of vertical facing panel-joint gap in reinforced soil walls 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Lima, Juan (International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), 2017)
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    This paper extends the numerical parametric study previously reported by the writers for the vertical load distribution and vertical gap compression between facing panel units in steel reinforced soil walls ranging in ...
  • Comparison of finite element and finite difference modelling results with measured performance of a reinforced soil wall 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio (2014)
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    The performance of a metallic reinforced soil segmental retaining wall is examined in a systematic manner using two numerical modelling approaches. Finite element modelling was carried out using the commercial program ...
  • Environmental assessment of earth retaining wall structures 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; García Adroguer, Eduard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio (2017-12)
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    Life cycle assessment (LCA) is recognised as a powerful technique to determine the environmental impact component of sustainability assessments of structures in civil engineering projects at the time of design. This paper ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Implantació i perfecionament, mitjançant l’entorn virtual ATENEA, d’eines telemàtiques i activitats útils per a la formació i avaluació dels estudiants de l’assignatura de Geotècnia dins la titulació d’Enginyeria Tècnica d’Obres Públiques 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Olivella, Sebastià; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Zornoza, José Luis; Suriol Castellví, Josep (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Institut de Ciències de l'Educació, 2010-06-04)
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    La implantació dels nous plans d’estudi implica una major participació en les activitats docents per part dels estudiants; Geotècnia es prepara per a aquest sistema docent mitjançant l’ATENEA. S’ha apostat per metodologies ...
  • 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 ...
  • Influence of foundation compressibility on reinforcement loads in geosynthetic reinforced soil walls 

    Bathurst, Richard; Puig Damians, Ivan; Ezzein, F.; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio (International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), 2012)
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    A numerical FLAC model was used to investigate the influence of vertical stiffness of the foundation on the performance of an idealized 6-m high reinforced soil modular block retaining wall. Three different Winkler linear ...
  • Manual para el proyecto, construcción y gestión de pavimentos bicapa de hormigón 

    Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Carrascón Ortiz, Sergio; Pialarissi Cavalaro, Sergio Henrique; Puig Damians, Ivan; Senés, Corpus (Instituto Español del Cemento y sus Aplicaciones (IECA), 2010-12-24)
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  • Mechanical performance and sustainability assessment of reinforced soil walls 

    Puig Damians, Ivan (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2016-07-28)
    Doctoral thesis
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    Soil reinforced retaining wall structures are materiallymore efficientthan competing construction solutions such as gravity and cantilever walls. Nevertheless, the behaviour and interactions between the com ponent materials ...
  • Modelling 3D mechanical interfaces with continuum elements 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Bathurst, Richard (2013)
    Conference report
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    This document presents preliminary results of FEM-numerical analysis of soil-reinforcement pullout tests. The numerical model has been developed with CODE_BRIGHT and assuming the interfaces as continuum materials. The ...
  • Numerical analysis of an instrumented steel reinforced soil wall 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio (2014-02-20)
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    The paper describes the results and lessons learned using a PLAXIS finite element method (FEM) model to simulate quantitative performance features of the Minnow Creek steel strip reinforced soil wall structure located in ...
  • Numerical study of the influence of foundation compressibility and reinforcement stiffness on the behaviour of reinforced soil walls 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio (2014-07-01)
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    Most geosynthetic and metallic reinforced soil walls are designed assuming that the wall foundation is rigid and/or does not influence the magnitude and distribution of reinforcement loads under operational conditions. ...
  • Numerical study of the use of actively-tensioned polymeric strips for reinforced soil walls 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Lima, Juan; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), 2015)
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    Polymeric strip reinforced soil walls require a practical method to fix the reinforcement tail-ends in the soil backfill during construction to ensure adequate anchorage and to avoid any slack along the linear reinforcement ...
  • Sustainability assessment of earth-retaining wall structures 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Adroguer, Eduard G.; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio (2018-08)
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    This paper describes a sustainability assessment methodology and example to select the best sustainable option from candidate conventional gravity and cantilever wall types and steel and polymeric soil-reinforced, mechanically ...
  • 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 ...