Recent Submissions

  • Image-based measurements of degree of saturation 

    Parera Morales, Ferran; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (E3S Web of Conferences, 2020)
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    A method based on SWIR images is proposed for measuring the degree of saturation in soils. This method is especially suitable for use in experiments conducted in the facilities of a common geotechnical laboratory. The ...
  • Modelling acid attack of oilwell cement exposed to carbonated brine: effect of specimen geometry on experimental results 

    Barandiarán Villegas, Lucía Belén; Liaudat, Joaquín; López Garello, Carlos María; Carol, Ignacio (2019)
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    In recent years, the authors and co-workers have developed a diffusion-reaction model for the degradation process of oilwell cements exposed to carbonated brines in the context of CO2 capture and storage in abandoned oil ...
  • Viscoplastic constitutive models for zero-thickness interface elements, formulation and applications 

    Jaqués Adell, Irene; Carol, Ignacio (2019)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    An energy-based work-softening visco-plastic model for zero-thickness interface elements has been developed as an extension of an existing elastic-perfectly-viscoplastic formulation. In the inviscid limit the model also ...
  • 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)
    Conference report
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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 ...
  • A zero-thickness mortar / Interface formulation with application to fracture mechanics 

    Francisco Sans, Miguel de; Carol, Ignacio (2019)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    A zero-thickness mortar/interface element formulation is briefly described and demonstrated. This element may be considered as an extension of traditional zero-thickness interface element, in order to represent material ...
  • 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)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    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 ...
  • Zero-thickness interface model with chemical degradation by acid attack 

    Martínez Estévez, Ariadna; Liaudat, Joaquín; López Garello, Carlos María; Carol, Ignacio (2019)
    Conference report
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    Carbon dioxide (CO2) storage in abandoned oil/gas reservoirs is considered a viable alternative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. An important element of the risk associated with long-term CO2 storage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Monitoring of rainfall and soil moisture at the Rebaixader catchment (Central Pyrenees) 

    Hurlimann Ziegler, Marcel; Oorthuis Gómez, Raül; Abanco Martínez de Arenzana, Claudia; Carleo, Luigi; Moya Sánchez, José (Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG), 2019)
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    The instrumental monitoring of torrential catchments is a fundamental research task and provides necessary information to improve our understanding on the mechanisms of debris flows. While most monitoring sites include ...
  • 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 ...