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.

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.

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.

Enviaments recents

  • Numerical and experimental study of initiation and propagation of desiccation cracks in clayey soils 

    Levatti, Hector Ulises; Prat Catalán, Pere; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto (Elsevier, 2019-01)
    Article
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    This paper presents the fundamentals and the mathematical formulation to study desiccation cracking in soils based on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics as well as a numerical analysis of a previous desiccation test program. The ...
  • Effect of partial substitution of highly reactive mineral additions by nanosilica in cement pastes 

    da Silva Rego, Joao Henrique; Frias Rojas, Moises; Moragues Terrades, Amparo; Fernández Carrasco, Lucía; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Sanchez de Rojas, Maria Isabel (2019-01)
    Article
    Accés obert
    The phenomena involved in portland cement hydration and interactions with nanosilica are very complex and not yet fully understood. In addition, few papers have currently proposed to investigate the microstructure and ...
  • Toronto-York Spadina subway extension tunnelling under Schulich Building 

    Ramos Schneider, Gonzalo; García Molina, Ángel; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Raveendra, Ravi; Polo Orodea, Tomás (2019-02)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Tunnelling under the York University Schulich Building was one of the milestones of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension Project. The challenge was to bore the tunnel under a flagship building only one diameter below ...
  • The collapse of Space building 

    Caicedo Hormaza, Bernardo; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Mendoza, C.; Alcoverro Bassols, Jordi (2019-03)
    Article
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    On 12 October 2013, the 24-storey high ‘Space’ building collapsed in Medellín, Colombia. The building had a reinforced concrete structure founded on large-diameter piles with enlarged bases. During and after construction ...
  • Mechanical behavior of an unsaturated clayey silt: an experimental and constitutive modelling study 

    Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Sánchez, Marcelo; Gai, Xuerui; Barrera Bucio, Mauricio; Lloret Morancho, Antonio (2018-11)
    Article
    Accés obert
    This paper reports an experimental study and subsequent constitutive modelling focused on the stress-strain and volumetric response during deviatoric stress application of a partially saturated clayey-silt. The material ...
  • Bentonite strain due to cyclic suction changes 

    Villar Galicia, María Victoria; Lloret Morancho, Antonio (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), 2018)
    Comunicació de congrés
    Accés obert
    A series of suction-controlled oedometer tests were performed on a highly compacted bentonite following drying/wetting and wetting/drying paths from the initial hygroscopic conditions (about 120 MPa) under low vertical ...
  • Effects of relative humidity cycling on the tensile strength of a claystone 

    Pineda Jiménez, Jubert Andrés; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2018)
    Capítol de llibre
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    Selected papers from the Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, held in Dallas, Texas, November 12–15, 2017. Sponsored by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and the ...
  • Hydro-mechanical modelling of an unsaturated seal structure 

    Ruiz Restrepo, Daniel Felipe; Vaunat, Jean; Gens Solé, Antonio; Mánica Malcom, Miguel Ángel (CRC Press, 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 modelling ...
  • Gas effect on CPTu and dissipation test carried out on natural soft-soil of Barcelona Port 

    Tarragó Munté, Daniel; Gens Solé, Antonio (CRC Press, 2018)
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    There is abundant evidence that gas is present in the sediments of the prodelta of the Llobregat River in the area of the Barcelona Port. The presence of gas has been directly observed by gas releases and deflagrations ...
  • Permeability estimates from CPTu: a numerical study 

    Monforte Vila, Lluís; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Gens Solé, Antonio; Parolini, C. (CRC Press, 2018)
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    Realistic numerical simulations of CPTu in soft soils are now becoming possible thanks to methods like the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM). They may be used to systematically explore the traditional methods of CPTu ...
  • Modeling of gas transport through bentonite taking into account subscale structures with process-dependent behaviour 

    Senger, Rainer; Namhata, Argha; Papafotiou, Alexandros; Marschall, Paul; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar (2018)
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    In many nuclear waste disposal concepts bentonite is used as a buffer material forming the near-field around the HLW canisters and the sealing material for the backfilled repository structures. The safety functions of the ...
  • Classifying granular materials for feeding performance using experimental and numerical techniques 

    Torres Serra, Joel; Caba, Joan; Rodríguez Ferran, Antonio; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar (2018)
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    Flowability of powders and bulk solids is critical for the packaging industry in the selection and design of bulk material handling equipment. Nowadays, a variety of feeder systems are used for dosing operations in bagging ...

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