Enviaments recents

  • 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 ...
  • A microstructural cam clay model for hydro-mechanical behavior of unsaturated soils 

    Cordao Neto, Manoel Porfirio; Lima Lopes, Bruna de Carvalho Faria; dos Anjos Mascarenha, Marcia Maria; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar (2017-01)
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    In this paper, two new state variables are included in a conventional elastoplastic model, Modified Cam-clay, to incorporate the influence of pore size distribution changes in the mechanical behavior of unsaturated soils. ...
  • Recommendations for the quantitative analysis of landslide risk 

    Corominas Dulcet, Jordi; van Westen, Cees; Frattini, P.; Cascini, L; Malet, Jean-Philippe; Fotopoulou, Stavroula D.; Catani, F; Mavrouli, Olga Christina; Pitilakis, Kyriazis D.; Winter, Mike (2014-05)
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    This paper presents recommended methodologies for the quantitative analysis of landslide hazard, vulnerability and risk at different spatial scales (site-specific, local, regional and national), as well as for the verification ...
  • Novel procedure to validate MPM results by means of PIV measurements 

    Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alvarado Bueno, Mauricio; Parera Morales, Ferran; Yerro Colom, Alba (2017-02)
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    The Particle Image Velocimetry is a powerful non-invasive technique to analyse displacements in experimental tests. Displacement increments elapsed between the capture of two digital images are commonly measured on points ...
  • Performance of mixed formulations for the particle finite element method in soil mechanics problems 

    Monforte, LLuís; Carbonell Puigbó, Josep Maria; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Gens Solé, Antonio (Springer, 2017-07)
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    This paper presents a computational framework for the numerical analysis of fluid-saturated porous media at large strains. The proposal relies, on one hand, on the particle finite element method (PFEM), known for its ...
  • Modelación numérica de túneles excavados en rocas sulfatadas 

    Ramon Tarragona, Anna; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià (2017-09)
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    Las expansiones ocurridas en el túnel de Lilla son el resultado del crecimiento de cristales de yeso en discontinuidades. Se describe un procedimiento de análisis numérico para el diseño de un túnel en roca anhidrítica ...
  • Hydro-chemo-mechanical modelling of tunnels in sulfated rocks 

    Ramon Tarragona, Anna; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià (Thomas Telford, 2017-11)
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    A modelling procedure to address the tunnel–anhydritic rock interaction is described in this paper. The model incorporates the basic physico-chemical phenomena involved in rock swelling, often observed during excavation ...
  • Protecting sensitive constructions from tunnelling: the case of World Heritage buildings in Barcelona 

    Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (Thomas Telford, 2017-10)
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    Construction of the tunnel for the high-speed Madrid–Barcelona–France railway link across central Barcelona became a major technical and social challenge due to the impact of the tunnel on nearby historic buildings (two ...
  • Earthquake static stress transfer in the 2013 Gulf of Valencia (Spain) seismic sequence 

    Salo Salgado, Lluis; Frontera Genovard, Tànit; Goula Suriñach, Xavier; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto (2017-09-05)
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    On 24 September 2013, an Ml 3.6 earthquake struck in the Gulf of Valencia (Spain) near the Mediterranean coast of Castelló, roughly 1 week after gas injections conducted in the area to develop underground gas storage had ...

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