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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 ...
    • 3D modelling of strip reinforced MSE walls 

      Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Springer, 2021-03)
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      This paper reports the results of 3D numerical modelling of a 6-m-high mechanically stabilised earth (MSE) wall constructed with concrete panels and steel or polymeric strip reinforcement. These systems pose numerical ...
    • 3D simulations of gas injection on callovo-oxfordian claystone assuming spatial heterogeneity and anisotropy 

      Puig Damians, Ivan; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Gens Solé, Antonio (Elsevier, 2022-11)
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      A series of gas injection tests on Callovo-Oxfordian (COx) claystone from the Bure underground research laboratory (URL) in France were carried out at the British Geological Survey (BGS). The tests were performed using a ...
    • A bibliometric review of reinforced soil wall research topics 

      Malekmohammadi, Khashayar; Puig Damians, Ivan (Springer, 2024-06)
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      Reinforced soil or mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall structures offer straightforward construction techniques as an alternative to conventional retaining earth walls. The benefits of MSE wall structures are their ...
    • 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 ...
    • A thermo-hygro-mechanical model for concrete shrinkage: preliminary study 

      Puig Damians, Ivan; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià (2018-04-09)
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      The concrete shrinkage is a common effect of the concrete material behavior during concrete strengthening. The shrinkage is usually a function of the particular concrete material features, its quality, curing process, ...
    • Advective gas flow in bentonite: development and comparison of enhanced multi-phase numerical approaches 

      Tamayo Mas, Elena; Harrington, J. F.; Puig Damians, Ivan; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Radeisen, Eike; Rutqvist, Jonny; Wang, Y. (Elsevier, 2024-03)
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      Understanding the impact of repository gas, generated from degradation of waste and its interaction with the host rock, is essential when assessing the performance and safety function of long-term disposal systems for ...
    • 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 ...
    • Comparison of geosynthetic reinforced soil wall solutions using analytical design methods and numerical modelling 

      Moncada Ramírez, Aníbal Andrés; Puig Damians, Ivan; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Bathurst, Richard John (2023)
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      European design standard (prEN-1997 202x) permits the use of suitably verified numerical models for the design of reinforced soil walls (RSW). The paper first compares three analytical design method outcomes (Coherent ...
    • Coupled modelling of environmental in-soil conditions and their effects over polyester straps reinforced soil structures 

      Moncada Ramírez, Aníbal Andrés; Puig Damians, Ivan; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Bathurst, Richard John (2022)
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      Polyester (PET) strap reinforcement materials are being routinely used as soil reinforcement for mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls. Strength and stiffness of the polyester fibres can be expected to decrease with ...
    • 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 ...
    • Evaluación de la sostenibilidad de estructuras de contención de tierras: sensibilidad en las funciones de valor y en la ponderación de escenarios de toma de decisión 

      Puig Damians, Ivan; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Bathurst, Richard (Sociedad Española de Mecánica del Suelo e Ingeniería Geotécnica, 2022)
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      Los muros de contención son estructuras geotécnicas con una amplia gama de soluciones para realizar la misma función. Cada vez más, se les pide a los ingenieros geotécnicos que encuentren la mejor solución entre varias ...
    • Exploring material heterogeneity in gas flow simulation through clay materials: a numerical study 

      Sayad Noghretab, Babak; Puig Damians, Ivan; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Gens Solé, Antonio (2023)
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      This paper presents the results of the initial molding of the large-scale gas injection test 1 (Lasgit) conducted at the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory in Sweden. Lasgit is a field test that follows the Swedish KBS-3V disposal ...
    • FE analysis of the effect of soil-reinforcement interaction and reinforcement pre-tensioning on the behaviour of back-to-back polymeric strip reinforced soil walls 

      Brouthen, Abdelaziz; Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Houhou, Mohamed Nab (2022)
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      This paper is focused on the performance of back-to-back reinforced soil walls using 2D numerical models developed using the geotechnical finite element method (FEM) code PLAXIS. These structures are used to support ...