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

Recent Submissions

  • Discrete element modelling of granular column collapse tests with industrial applications 

    Torres Serra, Joel; Tunuguntla, Deepak R.; Denisen, Irana; Rodríguez Ferran, Antonio; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2017)
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    Describing the behaviour of granular materials is a challenging issue for the industry. Our work concerns packaging industries where packing equipment is designed to handle a wide range of powders and bulk solids with ...
  • Flowability of granular materials with industrial applications: an experimental approach 

    Torres Serra, Joel; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Rodríguez Ferran, Antonio; Caba, Joan; Arderiu, Xavier; Padullés, Josep-Manel; González, Juanjo (EPJ Web of Conferences, 2017)
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    Designing bulk material handling equipment requires a thorough understanding of the mechanical behaviour of powders and grains. Experimental characterization of granular materials is introduced focusing on flowability. A ...
  • 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 ...
  • Numerical simulation of undrained insertion problems in geotechnical engineering with the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM) 

    Monforte Vila, Lluís; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Carbonell Puigbó, Josep Maria; Gens Solé, Antonio (Elsevier, 2017-02)
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    The paper presents total-stress numerical analyses of large-displacement soil-structure interaction problems in geomechanics using the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM). This method is characterized by frequent remeshing ...
  • Numerical analysis of the hydromechanical response of Callovo-Oxfordian claystone to deep excavations 

    Seyedi, Darius M.; Gens Solé, Antonio (Elsevier, 2017-05)
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    Deep geological disposal is considered as one of the promising options for the long-term management of the High-Level (HL) and Intermediate-Level Long-Lived (IL-LL) radioactive waste. Different argillaceous formations are ...
  • Modelling the mechanical behaviour of Callovo-Oxfordian argillite: formulation and application 

    Gens Solé, Antonio; Mánica Malcom, Miguel Ángel; Vaunat, Jean; Ruiz Restrepo, Daniel Felipe (Springer, 2017)
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    The paper presents a constitutive model for argillaceous rocks, developed within the framework of elastoplasticity, that includes a number of features that are relevant for a satisfactory description of their hydromechanical ...
  • Heave of a building on Keuper anhydritic formation 

    Ramon Tarragona, Anna; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 2017)
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    The development of fissures in a building placed at the site of an ancient quarry excavated in a Keuper formation motivated a detailed in-situ investigation of the foundation material. Severe fissures and cracks were present ...
  • Analysis of strain localization with a non-local plasticity model 

    Mánica Malcom, Miguel Ángel; Gens Solé, Antonio; Vaunat, Jean; Ruiz Restrepo, Daniel Felipe (2017)
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    Strain localization can be defined as the accumulation of deformations in narrow zones, in the form of shear bands or cracks, commonly observed in several geomaterials like concrete, rocks, dense sands, or stiff fine-grained ...
  • Simulation of penetration problems in geomechanics 

    Gens Solé, Antonio; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Carbonell Puigbó, Josep Maria; Ciantia, Matteo Oryem; Monforte Vila, Lluís (2017)
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    The simulation of penetration problems in geomaterials is a challenging problem as it involves large deformations and displacements as well as strong non-linearities affecting material behaviour, geometry and contact ...
  • A new re-usable shallow foundation for light loads: load tests and analysis 

    Tarragó, Dani; Gens Solé, Antonio; Rosas, Juan José (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 2017)
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    An innovative re-usable shallow foundation system for light loads has been developed consisting of a concrete block and four steel tubes driven into the ground at different orientations. The interaction between the block, ...
  • Backanalysis of preloading 

    Santos Rodríguez, Cristian de; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Gens Solé, Antonio (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 2017)
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    The paper presents the application of a backanalysis methodology to the inverse analysis of preloading soft clays. The methodology is based on an appropriate selection of the objective function and it uses a novel adaptive ...
  • Hydromechanical modelling of a tunnel excavated in argillaceous rock 

    Mánica Malcom, Miguel Ángel; Gens Solé, Antonio; Vaunat, Jean; Ruiz Restrepo, Daniel Felipe (Universität Innsbruck, 2017)
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    The paper presents selected results from a hydromechanical analysis of an excavation at great depth in argillaceous rock. A constitutive model specifically developed for this type of materials has been used. It incorporates ...

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