El grup realitza recerca en mecànica de sòls i de les roques i en l'àmbit de la geomecànica en general. També és actiu en un ampli espectre de matèries d'enginyeria geològica i geotècnica, com ara l'estabilitat de talussos, els fonaments, les excavacions, els túnels, l'avaluació de riscos geològics i l'emmagatzematge de residus. La seva activitat en la mecànica de sòls no saturats i l'aplicació de mètodes numèrics avançats és àmpliament reconeguda.

http://futur.upc.edu/MSR

The group carries out research in soil and rock mechanics and in the field of geomechanics in general. It is also active in a wide range of geological and geotechnical engineering fields, such as slope stability, foundations, excavations, tunnels, the evaluation of geological risks, and waste disposal. The group?s activity in unsaturated soil mechanics and in the application of advanced numerical methods is widely recognised.

http://futur.upc.edu/MSR

The group carries out research in soil and rock mechanics and in the field of geomechanics in general. It is also active in a wide range of geological and geotechnical engineering fields, such as slope stability, foundations, excavations, tunnels, the evaluation of geological risks, and waste disposal. The group?s activity in unsaturated soil mechanics and in the application of advanced numerical methods is widely recognised.

http://futur.upc.edu/MSR

Enviaments recents

  • Numerical simulation of the undrained stability of slopes in anisotropic fine-grained soils 

    Conesa, Sergi; Mánica Malcom, Miguel Ángel; Gens Solé, Antonio; Huang, Y. (2019-01)
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    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    The undrained stability of slopes in anisotropic fine-grained soils is studied in this paper using the finite element method (FEM). A constitutive model is presented, able to account for the observed variation of undrained ...
  • Grading evolution and critical state in a discrete numerical model of Fontainebleau sand 

    Ciantia, Matteo Oryem; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; O'Sullivan, Catherine; Gens Solé, Antonio; Liu, T. (Thomas Telford, 2019-01)
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    Granular materials reach critical states upon shearing. The position and shape of a critical state line (CSL) in the compression plane are important for constitutive models, interpretation of in situ tests and liquefaction ...
  • Three dimensional thermo-hydraulic modelling for KBS-3H alternative 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Pintado Llurba, Xavier (Elsevier, 2019-03)
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    The KBS-3H disposal alternative is composed by horizontally placed supercontainers comprising the canisters with the spent nuclear fuel surrounded in both drift axis and radial directions by compacted bentonite blocks ...
  • SDMT-based numerical analyses of deep excavation in soft soil 

    Di Mariano, Alessandra; Amoroso, Sara; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Monaco, Paola; Gens Solé, Antonio (2019-01)
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    Accés obert
    The paper explores the application of conventional (DMT) and seismic (SDMT) dilatometer tests to an important case of deep excavation design. The work presents finite-element analyses simulating a deep excavation close to ...
  • Coupled CFD–DEM method for undrained biaxial shear test of methane hydrate bearing sediments 

    Jiang, Mingjing; Shen, Zhifu; Zhou, Wei; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Zhang, Wangcheng (2018-11)
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    Methane hydrate (MH), a potential source of future energy, is extensively deposited in marine sediments. It is essential to understand the mechanical properties of methane hydrate bearing sediments (MHBS) for applications ...
  • Large test to study the role of soil-air interaction in soil cracking 

    Cordero Arias, Josbel Andreina; Prat Catalán, Pere; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Cuadrado Cabello, Agustín (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), 2018)
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    Soil surfaces in contact with the atmosphere are interfaces where different processes play an important role in triggering the formation of cracks due to desiccation. Empirical evidence shows that variables such as solar ...
  • Effects of compaction on desiccation cracking of clayey soils 

    Demagistri, Agustín; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Cordero Arias, Josbel Andreina; Moreno, Raúl; Prat Catalán, Pere; Jacinto, Abel Carlos (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), 2018)
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    Cracking in desiccating soils is an important topic in soil compacted works. This paper presents an experimental study on the effect of compaction on the cracking of a silty clay soil, which was subjected to drying conditions. ...
  • Foundation of a gravity dam on layered soft rock: shear strength of bedding planes in laboratory and large "in situ" tests 

    Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Pineda Jiménez, Jubert Andrés (2014-12)
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    A 100 m high gravity dam (Castrovido dam, Burgos, Spain) is founded on a soft Weald red claystone with inter-bedded sandstone strata. Claystone weathering was identified in vertical and horizontal profiles of water content ...
  • Small scale slope failure benchmark test: modelling and prediction 

    Hoffmann Jauge, Christian; Meler Payán, Nuria; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (Elsevier, 2014)
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    Accés obert
    A benchmark was designed with the aim of evaluating the capabilities of current modelling techniques and computational codes to reproduce slope failures. Laboratory tests and three instrumented small scale experiments of ...
  • Mathematical modelling of slopes 

    Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Yerro Colom, Alba (Elsevier, 2014)
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    Accés obert
    The paper discusses first the effect of rainfall on the stability of slopes and it focusses on the role of permeability. Existing or induced discontinuities are shown to have a remarkable effect on the slope safety. Also, ...
  • Analysis of the hydration of an unsaturated seal 

    Ruiz Restrepo, Daniel Felipe; Vaunat, Jean; Gens Solé, Antonio; Mánica Malcom, Miguel Ángel (American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2018)
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    The paper contains a coupled numerical analysis of the hydration of a potential sealing system for isolating shafts, ramps, and connecting galleries in a deep geological repository for high level nuclear waste. The modeling ...
  • Shear strength properties and collapse response of a sandy silt under generalized stress states 

    Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Cárdenas, Octavio E.; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Weber, Rodrigo C.; Romero Merino, Enrique (American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2018)
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    The paper presents preliminary results on the shear strength properties and collapse response of a compacted low-density mixture of fine sand and clayey silt in a hollow cylinder apparatus. Shear strength tests at two ...

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