L'estudi de materials d'enginyeria a distintes escales d'observació, des de nano fins a macro, amb èmfasi en els seus aspectes de comportament mecànic, difusiu, processos de deteriorament i durabilitat i acoblament entre ells, fent servir tècniques numèriques i experimentals, així com els fonaments i desenvolupaments teòrics corresponents.

http://futur.upc.edu/MECMAT

The study of engineering materials on various scales of observation, from nano to macro, with an emphasis on their mechanical behaviour, diffusion, deterioration, durability and coupled processes, using numerical and experimental techniques, as well as the corresponding groundwork and theoretical study.

http://futur.upc.edu/MECMAT

The study of engineering materials on various scales of observation, from nano to macro, with an emphasis on their mechanical behaviour, diffusion, deterioration, durability and coupled processes, using numerical and experimental techniques, as well as the corresponding groundwork and theoretical study.

http://futur.upc.edu/MECMAT

Enviaments recents

  • Diffusion-reaction modelling of the degradation of oil-well cement exposed to carbonated brine 

    Martínez Estévez, Ariadna; Liaudat, Joaquín; López Garello, Carlos María; Carol, Ignacio (2017)
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    The essential aspects of a diffusion-reaction model in development for the degradation process of oil-well cement exposed to carbonated brine are presented in this paper. The formulation consists of two main diffusion/reaction ...
  • Avoiding fracture instability in wedge splitting tests by means of numerical simulations 

    Liaudat, Joaquín; Garolera Vinent, Daniel; Martínez Estévez, Ariadna; Carol, Ignacio; Lakshmikantha, Ramasesha Mookanahallipatna; Alvarellos Iglesias, José (2017)
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    In this paper, unstable fracture propagation obtained in a in-house performed experimentalWedge Splitting Test (WST) is simulated by means of the FEM and fracture- based zero-thickness interface elements. In order to obtain ...
  • Further developments in stress initialization in geomechanics via FEM and a two-step procedure involving Airy functions 

    Rafels Ybern, Carles; Jaqués Adell, Irene; Aliguer Piferrer, Ignasi; Carol, Ignacio; Prat Catalán, Pere; Lakshmikantha, Ramasesha Mookanahallipatna; Segura Segarra, José María (2017)
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    The in-situ stress field in rock masses is a key aspect when a numerical analysis of a rock mass is carried out in any area of geo-engineering, such as civil, mining, or Oil & Gas. A method for the numerical generation of ...
  • Analysis of vertical facing panel-joint gap in reinforced soil walls 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Lima, Juan (International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), 2017)
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    This paper extends the numerical parametric study previously reported by the writers for the vertical load distribution and vertical gap compression between facing panel units in steel reinforced soil walls ranging in ...
  • Coupled H-M fracture interaction using FEM with zero-thickness interface elements 

    Garolera Vinent, Daniel; Segura Serra, Josep Maria; Carol, Ignacio; Lakshmikantha, Ramasesha Mookanahallipatna; Alvarellos Iglesias, José (2017)
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    Massive treatments of hydraulic fracturing is a procedure employed for low permeability reservoirs stimulation. This technique consists in generating a series of parallel spaced fractures parallel (multi-stage fracturing). ...
  • Modelling of heat and moisture transfer in concrete at high temperature 

    Rodríguez, Mariana; López Garello, Carlos María; Carol, Ignacio (2017)
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    Moisture diffusion and related fluid pressures play a key role in cracking and spalling of concrete subject to high temperatures. This paper describes recent developments of a mode for moisture and heat transfer in porous ...
  • 3D-mesomechanical analysis of external sulfate attack in concrete 

    Pérez Carreras, Adrià; Riera Bayo, Celia; López Garello, Carlos María; Carol, Ignacio (2017)
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    The present study focuses on degradation of concrete by external sulfate attack. The numerical model developed by the MECMAT/UPC group, incorporates coupled C-M analysis using a meso-mechanical approach with discrete ...
  • Rooftop greenhouses in educational centers: a sustainability assessment of urban agriculture in compact cities 

    Nadal, Ana; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Elsevier, 2018)
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    Today, urban agriculture is one of the most widely used sustainability strategies to improve the metabolism of a city. Schools can play an important role in the implementation of sustainability master plans, due their ...
  • Modelling acid attack of oilwell cement exposed to carbonated brine 

    Liaudat, Joaquín; Martínez Estévez, Ariadna; López Garello, Carlos María; Carol, Ignacio (John Gale, 2018-01)
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    A diffusion-reaction model for the carbonation process of oilwell cement exposed to carbonated brine under CO2 geological storage conditions is presented. The formulation consists of two main diffusion/reaction field ...
  • ASR expansions in concrete under triaxial confinement 

    Liaudat, Joaquín; Carol, Ignacio; López Garello, Carlos María; Saouma, Victor E. (2018-02)
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    It is well known that the Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) expansion in concrete is influenced by the stress state of the material. However, the extent and nature of this influence is not completely understood due to the ...
  • Modeling concrete expansions via couped C-M mesoscale analysis with zero-thickness interface elements, and lab experiments 

    Carol, Ignacio; Liaudat, Joaquín; López Garello, Carlos María (ISTE-Wiley, 2017)
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    This paper briefly summarizes ongoing developments on C-M coupled modelling of concrete swelling due to external sulfate attack and due to alkali-silica reaction. Both models are based on a meso-mechanical model for concrete, ...
  • Environmental assessment of earth retaining wall structures 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; García Adroguer, Eduard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio (2017-12)
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    Life cycle assessment (LCA) is recognised as a powerful technique to determine the environmental impact component of sustainability assessments of structures in civil engineering projects at the time of design. This paper ...

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