Recent Submissions

  • Laboratory test to study the effect of comminution in rockfalls 

    Matas Casado, Gerard; Parra, E.; Lantada, Nieves; Gili Ripoll, José Antonio; Ruiz Carulla, Roger; Corominas Dulcet, Jordi; Moya Sánchez, José; Prades Valls, Albert; Buill Pozuelo, Felipe; Núñez Andrés, María Amparo; Puig i Polo, Càrol (2021)
    Conference lecture
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    Fragmentation in rockfalls reduces the size of the blocks and increases the number of fragments. It affects the runout and the impact energies, having implications in the associated hazard and therefore in the subsequent ...
  • Using several monitoring techniques to measure the rock mass deformation in the Montserrat Massif 

    Janeras Casanova, Marc; Jara Salvador, José Antonio; López Pacheco, Ferran; Marturiá Alavedra, Jordi; Royan, Manuel J.; Vilaplana Fernández, Joan Manuel; Aguasca Solé, Alberto; Fabregas Canovas, Francisco Javier; Cabranes, Fabián; Gili Ripoll, José Antonio (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2015)
    Conference lecture
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    Montserrat Mountain is located near Barcelona in Catalonia, at the north-east cornerof Spain, and its massif is formed by conglomerate interleaved by siltstone/sandstone withsteep slopes very prone to rock ...
  • Applying Bayesian updating to CPT data analysis 

    Collico, Stefano; Pérez, N.; Devincenzi, M.J.; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos (CRC Press, 2018)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Evaluation of geotechnical parameters on a project site is a necessary step in geotechnical engineering. However, due to the inherent variability of soil properties and the lack of data, many unavoidable uncertainties arise ...
  • Sample quality examination on silty soils 

    Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Pineda Jiménez, Jubert Andrés; Sau Valenzuela, Núria; Devincenzi, M.J.; Pérez, N. (Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), 2015)
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    Mediterranean deltaic environments typically produce soil deposits in which silts dominate, granular intercalations are frequent and the mineralogy includes an important carbonate fraction. One question still open is what ...
  • Dynamics of slow and fast landslides 

    Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alvarado Bueno, Mauricio; García Núñez, Luis Miguel (2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The paper discusses some factors that control the shearing soil behaviour and the dynamics of landslides: strain-, strain rate-, and temperature effects. The strain rate effect on residual strength is discussed through ...
  • Vegetation filtering using colour for monitoring applications from photogrammetric data 

    Núñez Andrés, María Amparo; Prades Valls, Albert; Buill Pozuelo, Felipe (Scitepress, 2021)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Photogrammetry is one of the widest techniques used to monitor terrain changes which occur due to natural process and geological natural risk zones. In order to carry out terrain monitoring, it is necessary to eliminate ...
  • 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)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    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 ...
  • Image-based measurements of degree of saturation 

    Parera Morales, Ferran; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (E3S Web of Conferences, 2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    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)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    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
    Open Access
    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 ...

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