• 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, 2020-08)
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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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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: 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Vertical facing panel-joint gap analysis for steel-seinforced soil walls 

      Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2016-08)
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      This paper reports the results of a numerical parametric study focused on the prediction of vertical load distribution and vertical gap compression between precast concrete facing panel units in steel-reinforced soil walls ...
    • Vertical-facing loads in steel reinforced soil walls 

      Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Albuquerque, P.J.R. (2013-09)
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      The paper investigates the influence of backfill soil, foundation soil, and horizontal joint vertical compressibility on the magnitude of vertical loads developed in steel-reinforced soil concrete panel retaining walls ...