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    • Air demand estimation in bottom outlets with the particle finite element method. Susqueda Dam case study 

      Salazar González, Fernando; San Mauro Saiz, Javier; Celigueta Jordana, Miguel Ángel; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio (Springer, 2017-07)
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      Dam bottom outlets play a vital role in dam operation and safety, as they allow controlling the water surface elevation below the spillway level. For partial openings, water flows under the gate lip at high velocity and ...
    • An empirical comparison of machine learning techniques for dam behaviour modelling 

      Salazar González, Fernando; Toledo Municio, Miguel Ángel; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio; Morán Moya, Rafael (2015-09)
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      Predictive models are essential in dam safety assessment. Both deterministic and statistical models applied in the day-to-day practice have demonstrated to be useful, although they show relevant limitations at the same ...
    • Analysis of fluid soil-structure interaction problems with the particle finite element method (PFEM) 

      Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio; Celigueta Jordana, Miguel Ángel; Idelsohn Barg, Sergio Rodolfo; Salazar González, Fernando; Larese De Tetto, Antonia; Rossi, Riccardo; Suárez Arroyo, Benjamín; Morán, R. (2012)
      External research report
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      We present some developments in the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM) for analysis of coupled problems in mechanics involving fluid-soil-structure interaction (FSSI). The PFEM uses an updated Lagrangian description to ...
    • Analysis of the discharge capacity of radial gated-spillways using CFD and ANN: Oliana Dam case study 

      Salazar González, Fernando; Morán Moya, Rafael; Rossi, Riccardo; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio (2013-03)
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      The paper focuses on the analysis of radial-gated spillways, which is carried out by the solution of a numerical model based on the finite element method (FEM). The Oliana Dam is considered as a case study and the discharge ...
    • Análisis experimental y numérico del oleaje producido por la inestabilidad de laderas de embalses 

      Alves, Ricardo; Morán, Rafael; Toledo Municio, Miguel Ángel; Irazábal González, Joaquín; Salazar González, Fernando; Larese De Tetto, Antonia (2015)
      Conference report
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      El fenómeno del oleaje causado por deslizamientos de laderas de embalse un escenario formado por dos procesos, uno de tipo geomecánico y otro, hidrodinámico. El primero está relacionado con el origen de la inestabilidad ...
    • Applications of numerical methods in design and evaluation of overtopping protection systems 

      Salazar González, Fernando; San Mauro Saiz, Javier; Larese De Tetto, Antonia; Irazábal González, Joaquín; Morán Moya, Rafael; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio; Toledo Municio, Miguel Ángel (Colorado State University, 2016)
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      The development of overtopping protection systems often requires detailed analyses of complex physical phenomena. This hinders the comprehensive knowledge of their behavior, and therefore the development of suitable design ...
    • Data-based models for the prediction of dam behaviour: a review and some methodological considerations 

      Salazar González, Fernando; Morán Moya, Rafael; Toledo Municio, Miguel Ángel; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio (2017-01)
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      Predictive models are an important element in dam safety analysis. They provide an estimate of the dam response faced with a given load combination, which can be compared with the actual measurements to draw conclusions ...
    • Design and validation of rockfall protection systems by numerical modeling with discrete elements 

      Latorre, Salvador; Celigueta Jordana, Miguel Ángel; Irazábal González, Joaquín; Salazar González, Fernando; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2017)
      Conference report
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      Rockfall protection systems are installed in order to preserve civil infrastructures against landslides and falling rocks. For the evaluation of these systems,one of the main problems is the difficulty to develop laboratory ...
    • Effect of the integration scheme on the rotation of non-spherical particles with the discrete element method 

      Irazábal González, Joaquín; Salazar González, Fernando; Santasusana Isach, Miquel; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio (Springer, 2019-10)
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      The discrete element method (DEM) is an emerging tool for the calculation of the behaviour of bulk materials. One of the key features of this method is the explicit integration of the motion equations. Explicit methods are ...
    • Fluid-soil-structure interaction analysis with the particle finite element method 

      Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio; Celigueta Jordana, Miguel Ángel; Idelsohn Barg, Sergio Rodolfo; Salazar González, Fernando; Suárez Arroyo, Benjamín (Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria (CIMNE), 2012)
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      We present some developments and applications of the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM) for analysis of complex coupled problems in mechanics involving fluid-soil-structure interaction.
    • Hydraulic and stability analysis of the supporting layer of wedge-shaped blocks 

      San Mauro Saiz, Javier; Larese De Tetto, Antonia; Salazar González, Fernando; Irazábal González, Joaquín; Morán Moya, Rafael; Toledo Municio, Miguel Ángel (Colorado State University, 2016)
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      Wedge shaped blocks (WSB) are attracting increasing attention as protection against overtopping for earth and rock-fill dams. However, there are limited examples of application and some aspects of the technology merit ...
    • Interpretation of dam deformation and leakage with boosted regression trees 

      Salazar González, Fernando; Toledo Municio, Miguel Ángel; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio; Suárez Arroyo, Benjamín (2016-07)
      Article
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      Predictive models are essential in dam safety assessment. They have been traditionally based on simple statistical tools such as the hydrostatic-season-time (HST) model. These tools are well known to have limitations in ...
    • A machine learning based methodology for anomaly detection in dam behaviour 

      Salazar González, Fernando (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-02-23)
      Doctoral thesis
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      Dam behaviour is difficult to predict with high accuracy. Numerical models for structural calculation solve the equations of continuum mechanics, but are subject to considerable uncertainty as to the characterisation of ...
    • Modelación numérica de deslizamientos de ladera en embalses mediante el Método de Partículas y Elementos Finitos (PFEM) 

      Salazar González, Fernando; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio; Morán Moya, Rafael (2012-04)
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      The paper presents the results of the application of the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM) to the analysis of landslides in reservoirs. This is a complex phenomenon, because of the interaction between the landslide, ...
    • Numerical modelling of landslide-generated waves with the particle finite element method (PFEM) and a non-Newtonian flow model 

      Salazar González, Fernando; Irazábal González, Joaquín; Larese De Tetto, Antonia; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio (2015)
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      Landslide-generated impulse waves may have catastrophic consequences. The physical phenomenon is difficult to model because of the uncertainties in the kinematics of the mobilised material and to the intrinsic complexity ...
    • Shockwaves in spillways with the particle finite element method 

      Salazar González, Fernando; San Mauro Saiz, Javier; Celigueta Jordana, Miguel Ángel; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio (Springer, 2020-01)
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      Changes in direction and cross section in supercritical hydraulic channels generate shockwaves which result in an increase in flow depth with regard to that for uniform regime. These disturbances are propagated downstream ...