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  • Size effect on the hydraulic behavior of fluid flow through a single rough-walled fracture 

    Zhong, Zhen; Wang, Lei; Song, Leibo; Gao, Chao; Hu, Yunjin; Gao, Huicai; Song, Fei; Rodríguez Dono, Alfonso; Lou, Rong (Elsevier, 2021-04)
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    This study provides a numerical approach to evaluate the effect of sample sizes on fluid flow through a single rough-walled fracture. The rough-walled fracture was generated by using mathematical statistics. Its aperture ...
  • Massive, continuous and non-invasive surface measurement of degree of saturation by shortwave infrared images 

    Parera Morales, Ferran; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (2020-07)
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    Short wave infrared (SWIR) images provide an accurate procedure to measure the degree of saturation (Sr) of soils. Changes in Sr result in reflectance changes which were recorded by a special digital camera optimized for ...
  • HM and THM interactions in bentonite engineered barriers for nuclear waste disposal 

    Gens Solé, Antonio; Alcoverro Bassols, Jordi; Blaheta, Radim; Hasal, Martin; Michalec, Zdenek; Takayama, Yusuke; Lee, Changsoo; Lee, Jaewon; Kim, Geon Young; Kuo, Wan-Jung; Chia-Wei, Kuo; Li, Chung-Yi (Elsevier, 2021-01)
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    Bentonite-based engineered barriers are a key component of many repository designs for the confinement of high-level radioactive waste and spent fuel. Given the complexity and interaction of the phenomena affecting the ...
  • Feasibility of constructing a full-scale radioactive high-level waste disposal cell and characterization of its thermo-hydro-mechanical behavior 

    Bumbieler, F.; Plúa, Carlos; Tourchi, Saeed; Vu, Minh-Ngoc; Vaunat, Jean; Gens Solé, Antonio; Armand, G. (Elsevier, 2021-01)
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    Within the context of deep geological radioactive waste disposal, the French National Radioactive Waste Management Agency (Andra) is conducting a research program including in-situ experiments at the Meuse/Haute-Marne ...
  • GoRoSoBo simplified: an accurate feedback control algorithm in real time for irrigation canals 

    Bonet Gil, Enrique; Gómez Valentín, Manuel; Yubero de Mateo, Maria Teresa; Fernandez Francos, Joaquin (2019-11)
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    An irrigation canal is a hydraulic system whose main objective is to convey water from a source (dam, river) to different users. Such systems can be very large (several tens or hundreds of kilometers), characterized by ...
  • Numerical solutions for tunnels excavated in strain-softening rock masses considering a combined support system 

    Song, Fei; Rodríguez Dono, Alfonso (2021-04)
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    In this article, an alternative numerical procedure to calculate displacements and stresses of supported circular tunnels is proposed, considering the whole process of tunnel advancement, and sequential installation of the ...
  • TERRE project: interplay between unsaturated soil mechanics and low-carbon geotechnical engineering 

    Tarantino, A; El Mountassir, G.; Wheeler, Simon; Gallipoli, Domenico; Augarde, Charles; Urciuoli, Gianfranco; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Priegue Mayán, Ángel Diego; Fraccica, Alessandro; Karagianni, Pavlina (EDP Sciences, 2020-10)
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    The geotechnical construction industry is a major component of the overall construction sector and is strategically important in infrastructure development (transportation, flood and landslide protection, building foundations, ...
  • Tensile strength of a vegetated and partially saturated soil 

    Fraccica, Alessandro; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Fourcaud, Thierry; Sondon Sansó, Mercedes; Gandarillas, Luis (EDP Sciences, 2020-10)
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    Vegetated soil’s shear strength has been usually assessed through direct shear tests and under triaxial compression stress paths while less is known about its behaviour under tensile stress. Tensile strength and shrinkage-induced ...
  • Restoring initial conditions in a deep argillaceous formation with induced suction on retrieval 

    Sau Valenzuela, Núria; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Van Baelen, H (EDP Sciences, 2020-10)
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    The deep and plastic Ypresian clays (Ycs) are one of the potential host rock formations in Belgium for the geological disposal of heat-emitting radioactive waste. Consequently, their thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour has ...
  • Modelling of oedometer tests on pellet-powder bentonite mixtures to support mock-up test analysis 

    Mesa Alcantara, Arisleidy; Mokni, Nadia; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià (EDP Sciences, 2020-10)
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    Bentonite mixtures of MX-80 (80% of high-density pellets and 20% of bentonite powder on a mass basis) have been recently proposed as a candidate material for sealing deep geological disposals of high-level radioactive ...
  • Microstructural and hydro-mechanical behaviour of bentonite pellets and powder mixtures 

    Mesa Alcantara, Arisleidy; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Mokni, Nadia; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià (EDP Sciences, 2020-10)
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    Binary mixtures of high-density MX-80 bentonite pellets (80%) and bentonite powder (20%) at hygroscopic water content have been recently considered as an alternative engineered barrier system for the long-term disposal of ...
  • Insight into decision support systems for sustainable geotechnical engineering 

    Karagianni, Pavlina; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Mariano, Alessandra di; Priegue Mayán, Ángel Diego (EWG-DSS — EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems, 2019)
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    Geotechnical engineering has a significant role in sustainability, due to its early place in the construction process and thus with a higher possibility to limit the impact of the project. Nevertheless, there is a lack of ...

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