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  • Particle density estimation with grid-projected and boundary-corrected adaptive kernels 

    Solé Marí, Guillem; Bolster, Diogo; Fernández García, Daniel; Sánchez Vila, Francisco Javier (Elsevier, 2019-09)
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    The reconstruction of smooth density fields from scattered data points is a procedure that has multiple applications in a variety of disciplines, including Lagrangian (particle-based) models of solute transport in fluids. ...
  • Coupled THM analysis of long-term anisotropic convergence in the full-scale micro tunnel excavated in the Callovo-Oxfordian argillite 

    Tourchi, Saeed; Vaunat, Jean; Gens Solé, Antonio; Vu, M. N.; Bumbieler, F. (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2019)
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    The main purpose of this paper is to analyse the convergence measurements of the ALC1604 in situ heating test carried out in the Callovo-Oxfordian claystone formation (COx) in the Meuse/Haute-Marne underground research ...
  • Thermo-hydro-mechanical simulation of a full-scale steel-lined micro-tunnel excavated in the Callovo-Oxfordian claystone 

    Tourchi, Saeed; Vaunat, Jean; Gens Solé, Antonio; Vu, Minh-Ngoc; Bumbieler, F. (2019)
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    The paper presents an interpretation of the full-scale ALC1604 in situ heating test carried out in Callovo-Oxfordian claystone (COx) in the Meuse/Haute-Marne underground research laboratory (MHM URL). The MHM URL is a ...
  • Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of a deep clay 

    Sau Valenzuela, Núria; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Van Baelen, H (EDP Sciences, 2019)
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    An experimental study on Ypresian clays –one of the potential deep formations in Belgium for the geological disposal of heat-emitting radioactive waste– was undertaken to systematically study its thermal properties and ...
  • Multi-scale effects on the hydraulic behaviour of a root-permeated and compacted soil 

    Fraccica, Alessandro; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Fourcaud, Thierry (EDP Sciences, 2019)
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    While roots have been generally proved to be beneficial to soil mechanical behaviour, different and counterposed results have been found when investigating their effects on soil hydraulic response. Roots affect the ...
  • Excavation-induced instabilities 

    Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Carluccio, Gaia di (CRC Press, 2019)
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    The aim of this chapter is to show the capabilities of MPM to simulate geotechnical problems dealing with soil excavation. The stability of supported vertical excavation in elasto-plastic material is analyzed. Results are ...
  • Analytical solutions of velocity profile in flow through submerged vegetation with variable frontal width 

    Wang, Wei-Jie; Huai, Wen-Xin; Li, Shuolin; Wang, Ping; Wang, Yufei; Zhang, Jiao (Elsevier, 2019-11)
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    Flow within vegetation is one of the main driving forces for material exchange and energy transfer in wetland systems. Impacted by vegetation, the flow velocity profile illustrates distortions to the classic logarithmic ...
  • Soil surface boundary condition in desiccating soils 

    Cuadrado Cabello, Agustín; Encalada López, David Alejandro; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Prat Catalán, Pere (The Icelandic Geotechnical Society (IGS), 2019)
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    Soils undergoing desiccation exhibit shrinkage and eventually cracking. That may become an environmental problem in practical applications. From a Geotechnical perspective, it is possible to solve the corresponding ...
  • How does water-reliant industry affect groundwater systems in coastal Kenya? 

    Ferrer Ramos, Nuria; Folch Sancho, Albert; Lane, Mike; Olago, Dan; Katuva, Jacob; Thomson, Patrick; Jou Claus, Sonia; Hope, Rob; Custodio Gimena, Emilio (Elsevier, 2019-12)
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    The industrialization process taking place in Africa has led to an overall increase in groundwater abstraction in most countries in the continent. However, the lack of hydrogeological data, as in many developing countries, ...
  • The importance of mineralogical knowledge in the sustainability of artisanal gold mining: a mid-south Peru case 

    Alfonso Abella, María Pura; Anticoi Sudzuki, Hernán Francisco; Yubero de Mateo, Maria Teresa; Bascompta Massanes, Marc; Henao, Laura; García-Vallès, Maite; Palacios Ubach, Silvia; Yáñez González, Juan Alberto (2019-06-01)
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    Mineralogy and gold processing techniques from several mining areas of the Nazca-Ocoña gold belt, Mid-South Peru, were investigated to assess the efficiency of gold extraction methods in relation to their mineralogy. The ...
  • Comparison of several geomatic techniques for rockfall monitoring 

    Núñez Andrés, María Amparo; Buill Pozuelo, Felipe; Puig i Polo, Càrol; Lantada, Nieves; Janeras Casanova, Marc; Gili Ripoll, José Antonio (2019)
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    Rockfalls are slope instabilities very frequent and harmful in mountainous areas. They cause damage in infrastructures (roads and railways), buildings, vehicles and people.Several testswerecarried out to ...
  • Standard penetration testing in a virtual calibration chamber 

    Zhang, Ningning; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Ciantia, Matteo Oryem; Gens Solé, Antonio; Butlanska, Joanna (Elsevier, 2019-07)
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    The virtual calibration chamber technique, based on the discrete element method, is here applied to study the standard penetration test (SPT). A macro-element approach is used to represent a rod driven with an impact like ...

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