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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)
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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)
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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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Assessment of earth retaining wall sustainability: value functions and stakeholder weighting sensitivity 

      Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; El Mansouri, D. (Springer Nature, 2019)
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      Earth retaining walls are common geotechnical structures with a wide range of solutions available to perform the same function. More and more, geotechnical engineers are asked to find the best solution among several options ...
    • 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 Gómez, 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)
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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)
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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 ...
    • Modelling a gas flow experiment in Mx80 bentonite 

      Puig Damians, Ivan; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Gens Solé, Antonio (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 2019)
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      A gas injection test performed on compact bentonite was carried out at the British Geological Survey. The test is composed of two stages (i.e. hydration followed by gas injection). After gas breakthrough and a period of ...
    • Modelling gas flow experiments in Mx80 bentonite: analysis of preferential gas paths 

      Puig Damians, Ivan; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Gens Solé, Antonio (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2019)
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      A gas injection test, performed on compact bentonite, was carried out at the British Geological Survey. The test is composed by two stages (i.e. hydration followed by gas injection testing). After gas breakthrough and a ...
    • Modelling of fiber-reinforced concrete and application case 

      Puig Damians, Ivan; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Cots Corominas, Carles (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2019)
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      This report summarizes the first results of 2D and 3D finite element method numerical modelling analysis of fiber-reinforced concrete behaviour and a tunnel case study application. A porosity strength-dependant material ...
    • 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 ...