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  • Marchetti flat dilatometer tests in a virtual calibration chamber 

    Butlanska, Joanna; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Amoroso, Sara; Gens Solé, Antonio (2018-09)
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    Calibration chambers are frequently used to verify, adapt, or both verify and adapt empirical relations between different state variables and in situ test results. Virtual calibration chambers (VCC) built with 3D discrete ...
  • Boundary effects in the desiccation of soil layers with controlled environmental conditions 

    Lakshmikantha, Ramasesha Mookanahallipatna; Prat Catalán, Pere; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto (2018-07)
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    This article presents the results of an experimental research carried to investigate the mechanics of cracking of soil layers under drying conditions. The tests were conducted under controlled laboratory conditions and in ...
  • Monitoring of a full-scale embankment experiment regarding soil–vegetation–atmosphere interactions 

    Oorthuis Gómez, Raül; Hurlimann Ziegler, Marcel; Fraccica, Alessandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Moya Sánchez, José; Puig i Polo, Càrol; Vaunat, Jean (2018-06)
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    Slope mass-wasting like shallow slides are mostly triggered by climate effects, such as rainfall, and soil–vegetation–atmosphere (SVA) interactions play a key role. SVA interactions are studied by a full-scale embankment ...
  • Coupled effective stress analysis of insertion problems in geotechnics with the Particle Finite Element Method 

    Monforte Vila, Lluís; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Carbonell Puigbó, Josep Maria; Gens Solé, Antonio (Elsevier, 2018-09)
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    This paper describes a computational framework for the numerical analysis of quasi-static soil-structure insertion problems in water saturated media. The Particle Finite Element Method is used to solve the linear momentum ...
  • Use of tire derived aggregate in tunnel cut-and-cover 

    Medina Rodríguez, Luis; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Martín Cano, Miguel (2017-11)
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    A case-history is reported in which tire derived aggregate (TDA) was successfully applied to reduce the weight of fill upon a cut-and-cover railway tunnel. Subsequent 3D numerical analyses are used to explore the effect ...
  • Modeling of gas migration through low-permeability clay rock using information on pressure and deformation from fast air injection tests 

    Senger, Rainer; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Marschall, Paul (2018-07)
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    The characterization of gas migration through low-permeability clay formations has been a focus of R&D programs for radioactive waste disposal, which is also of great importance for shale gas exploration, cap-rock behavior ...
  • Thermal effects in landslide mobility 

    Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alvarado Bueno, Mauricio; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Zabala, Francisco (Thomas Telford, 2018-06)
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    The paper describes a thermo-hydro-mechanical formulation to model thermal-induced effects due to the irreversible work input generated during the soil deformation. The model was implemented into a Material Point calculation ...
  • Sustainability assessment of earth-retaining wall structures 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Adroguer, Eduard G.; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio (2016-08)
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    This paper describes a sustainability assessment methodology and example to select the best sustainable option from candidate conventional gravity and cantilever wall types and steel and polymeric soil-reinforced, mechanically ...
  • 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 ...
  • Soil desiccation cracks as a suction-contraction process 

    Cordero Arias, Josbel Andreina; Useche, G; Prat, P. C.; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Santamarina, J. C. (Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), 2017-12)
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    Recent macro- and particle-scale advances in unsaturated soil behaviour have led to an enhanced understanding of the effects of moisture changes on soil response. This research examines desiccation cracks as a suction–co ...
  • 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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