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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 1-D Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical model of the middle section of canister retrieval test 

      Zandarín, Maria Teresa; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Gens Solé, Antonio; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (2009)
      Conference report
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      In this papera 1-D model simulation of the middle section of Canister Retrieval Test, conducted at the Áspo Hard Rock Laboratory, is presented. The model considers the MX-80 bentonite block, the bentonite-rock interface ...
    • 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)
      Conference lecture
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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
      Open Access
      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 multi-disciplinary approach to assess the impact of global climate change on infrastructure in cold regions 

      Toumi, Ralf; Strasser, Fleur; Rutter, Paul; Rutter, Paul; Reifen, Catherine; Clarke, Jim; Fenton, Clark; Gens Solé, Antonio; Jardine, Richard; Martin, Chris; Nethercot, David; Satoshi, Nishimura; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià (2008)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      Imperial College London is researching with BP some potential impacts of future climate change. BP has a significant number of facilities in cold high-latitude regions, where global climate models predict significant rises ...
    • 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)
      Article
      Open Access
      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 ...
    • A study of the effects of suction and roughness on the mechanical behaviour of rock joints 

      Zandarín, Maria Teresa; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià (2011)
      Conference report
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      The experimental investigation focused on the effects of suction on the mechanical behaviour of rock joints. Available experimental data on the effect of moisture on joint behaviour is very scarce. Laboratory tests were ...
    • An elastoplastic model for the THM analysis of freezing soils 

      Satoshi, Nishimura; Gens Solé, Antonio; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Jardine, Richard (2009)
      Conference report
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      By employing a combination of ice pressure, liquid pressure and total stress as state variables, a new thermoplastic constitutive model has been developed that encompasses frozen and unfrozen behaviour within a unified ...
    • Analysis of a full scale in situ test simulating repository conditions 

      Gens Solé, Antonio; García Molina, Ángel; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Huertas, F. (Wiley, 1998)
      Article
      Open Access
      Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) analyses have been used to examine the interacting phenomena associated with the simultaneous heating and hydration of an engineered bentonite barrier placed in a drift excavated in ...
    • Analysis of slope movement initiation induced by rainfall using the Elastoplastic Barcelona Basic Model 

      Jamei, M.; Guiras, H.; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià (2015-10)
      Article
      Open Access
      In some arid and semi-arid regions, different types of infrastructure assets suffer from degradation of the roads, the embankment failures, erosion due to cyclic hydraulic actions and the effects of rainfall infiltration ...
    • Análisis del comportamiento de terraplenes conformados con materiales potencialmente expansivos 

      Ortega, J.I.; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar (Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas (CEDEX), 2009)
      Conference report
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      Los progresos alcanzados en la moderna Mecánica del Suelo No Saturado han permitido el desarrollo de nuevos métodos de análisis de la respuesta de explanadas y terraplenes frente a cambios ambientales (lluvia, temperatura, ...
    • Applications of multiphysical geomechanics in underground nuclear waste storage 

      Gens Solé, Antonio; Garitte, Benoit; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Vaunat, Jean (Lavoisier Éditions, 2009)
      Article
      Open Access
      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 ...
    • Artificial ground freezing of a volcanic ash: laboratory tests and modelling 

      Casini, F.; Gens Solé, Antonio; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Viggiani, Giulia M.B. (2016-06)
      Article
      Open Access
      The use of artificial ground freezing (AGF) to form earth support systems has had applications worldwide. These cover a variety of construction problems, including the formation of frozen earth walls to support deep ...
    • Assessment of a high-level spent nuclear fuel disposal model 

      Rodríguez Dono, Alfonso; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Mokni, Nadia (2020-02)
      Article
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      This paper assesses a model for the full-scale engineered barrier experiment (Febex) in situ test, simulating the disposal of heat-emitting, high-level spent nuclear fuel. The model has been developed using Code_Bright and ...
    • Chemo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of compacted Boom Clay: joint effects of osmotic and matric suctions 

      Mokni, Nadia; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià (Thomas Telford, 2014-07)
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      An experimental programme involving osmotic and matric suction controlled tests is carried out to investigate the effects of increasing pore fluid concentration, chemical cycling (salinisation/dilution) and matric suction ...
    • Cimentaciones y estructuras de contención : problemas resueltos 

      Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Valencia, Francisco José (Edicions UPC, 1999)
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      Esta publicación contiene una colección de problemas resueltos de Cimentaciones y Estructuras de Contención preparada para los estudios de Ingeniería Técnica de Obras Públicas que se imparten en la UPC. Contiene problemas ...
    • CO2 injection in deep saline sloping aquifers through a vertical well 

      Vilarrasa Riaño, Víctor; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Carrera Ramírez, Jesús (2011)
      Conference report
      Open Access
    • Constitutive model developments for compacted unsaturated fine grained soils based on porosimetry 

      Salgueiro, René; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Suriol Castellví, Josep (Taylor & Francis, 2010)
      Conference report
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      Modeling the mechanical behavior of compacted unsaturated soils against stress and suction changes is complex. One reason is that the structure mostly depends on the initial moisture content and compaction energy applied. ...
    • Coupled analysis of chemo-mechanical processes 

      Gens Solé, Antonio; Guimarães, Leonardo do N; Fernandez, A.M.; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Sánchez, M. (ISTE Wiley, 2008)
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    • Coupled phenomena induced by freezing in a granular material 

      Casini, Francesca; Gens Solé, Antonio; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Viggiani, Giulia M.B. (2013)
      Conference report
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      Artificial Ground Freezing (AGF) is a controllable process that can be used by engineers to stabilise temporarily the ground, provide structural support and/or exclude groundwater from an excavation until construction of ...