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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 ...
    • 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 constitutive model for partially saturated soils 

      Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Gens Solé, Antonio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Institution of Civil Engineers (http://www.ice.org.uk/), 1990)
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      The Paper presents a constitutive model for describing the stress-strain behaviour of partially saturated soils. The model is formulated within the framework of hardening plasticity using two imdependent sets of stress ...
    • A value function for assessing sustainability: application to industrial building 

      Alarcón, Bibiana; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Manga Conte, Resmundo; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2010-12-27)
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      Decision support tools based on multi-attribute analysis involve the use of different types of variables. These variables are aimed at providing a framework that allows preferences to be quantified. This is particularly ...
    • Addressing the life cycle of sewers in contrasting cities through an eco-efficiency approach 

      Petit Boix, Anna; Arnal, Carla; Marín, Desirée; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Gabarrell, Xavier; Rieradevall, J. (2018-10)
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      Evaluating the sustainability of the urban water cycle is not straightforward, although a variety of methods have been proposed. Given the lack of integrated data about sewers, we applied the eco-efficiency approach to two ...
    • Agricultura en edificios urbanos: metodología para la implementación de invernaderos en azoteas de areas no residenciales urbanas 

      Nadal, Ana; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Cerón, Ileana; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan (2016)
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      La agricultura urbana forma parte de las estrategias de sostenibilidad urbana y ambiental que promueve el urbanismo verde, debido a que posee la capacidad de satisfacer las múltiples demandas de alimentos, mediante ...
    • Agricultura urbana en el marc d'un urbanisme sostenible 

      Nadal, Ana; Cerón, Ileana; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Sanyé-Mengual, E. (2015-05)
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    • Agrourban sustainability through rooftop greenhouses. Ecoinnovation on residual flows of energy, water and CO2 for food production 

      Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Llorach Massana, Pere; Sanjuan-Delmás, David; Sanyé Mengual, Esther; Nadal, Ana; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Planas Rodríguez, Carla; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Montero Camacho, Juan Ignacio; Muñoz, Pere; Oliver Solà, Jordi; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Villalba Mendez, Gara; Rovira, Maria Rosa (2014)
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    • 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 ...
    • Aplicación del análisis de valor para una evaluación integral y objetiva del profesorado universitario 

      Viñolas Prat, Bernat; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Villegas Flores, Noé; Fernández Prada, Miguel Ángel (2009)
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      El trabajo de los profesores en la universidad se evalúa en ámbitos muy diversos: docencia, investigación, compromiso con la universidad, etc. En la mayoría de las ocasiones esta evaluación se hace de forma segregada, a ...
    • Applying nutrient dynamics to adjust the nutrient-water balance in hydroponic crops. A case study with open hydroponic tomato crops from Barcelona 

      Sanjuan Delmás, David; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Muñoz Odina, Pedro; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (2020-02-05)
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      Background:Global food production systems generate impacts such as eutrophication, caused by nutrient run-offfrom agricultural exploitations and exacerbated by climate change. Hydroponic cultivation methods arecommon in ...
    • Are we preventing flood damage eco-efficiently? An integrated method applied to post-disaster emergency actions 

      Petit Boix, Anna; Arahuetes, Ana; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (2017-02)
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      Flood damage results in economic and environmental losses in the society, but flood prevention also entails an initial investment in infrastructure. This study presents an integrated eco-efficiency approach for assessing ...
    • Assessing the energetic and environmental impacts of the operation and maintenance of Spanish sewer networks from a life-cycle perspective 

      Petit Boix, Anna; Sanjuan Demás, David; Chenel, Sergio; Marin, Desiree; Gasol, Carlos M.; Farreny, Ramon; Villalba Mendez, Gara; Suárez Ojeda, María Eugenia; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan (2015-06)
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      The environmental impacts resulting from sewer networks are best analysed from a life-cycle perspective to integrate the energy requirements into the infrastructure design. The energy requirements for pumping wastewater ...
    • Assessing the energetic and environmental impacts of the operation and maintenance of spanish sewer networks from a life-cycle perspective 

      Petit Boix, Anna; Sanjuan-Delmás, David; Chenel, Sergio; Marin, Desiree; Gasol, C.M.; Farreny, Ramon; Villalba, Gara; Suárez Ojeda, María Eugenia; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan (2015-06)
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      The environmental impacts resulting from sewer networks are best analysed from a life-cycle perspective to integrate the energy requirements into the infrastructure design. The energy requirements for pumping wastewater ...
    • 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 ...
    • Avaliação dos impactos ao meio ambiente causados pelos materiais e produtos da construção civil 

      Cardim, A; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Gettu, Ravindra (Gypsum Fair'97, 1997)
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      Este artigo apresenta a necessidade de minimizaçao do impacto meioambiental, de todo tipo de atuaçao, pela necessidade de obtermos um desenvolvimento sustentável. Faz-se uma breve sintese da situaçao atual, no caso especifico ...
    • Bi-layer diaphragm walls: structural and sectional analysis 

      Segura Castillo, Luis; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2016-05)
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      The bi-layer diaphragm wall, a new slurry wall type designed to cope with the problem of watertightness is studied in this paper. These walls consist of two bonded concrete layers, the first, a conventional Reinforced ...