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  • Laboratory experiments in soil mechanics by means of digital twins and low-cost equipment 

    Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Prat Catalán, Pere; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Chacón Flores, Rolando Antonio; Sondon Sansó, Mercedes (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 2020)
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    The Soil Mechanics Laboratory has been traditionally an important issue in most courses on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Nowadays, the available technology allows to build low cost systems that brings the ...
  • Calibración con cálculos dinámicos no lineales del método de Newmark para análisis de estabilidad sísmica de laderas 

    Dong, Shan; López Almansa, Francisco; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto (Asociación Chilena de Sismología e Ingeniería Antisísmica, 2019)
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    El método de Newmark es un procedimiento simplificado para analizar la estabilidad de laderas sometidas a acciones sísmicas. En esta formulación se considera un bloque infinitamente rígido situado sobre una superficie ...
  • Identificación no lineal de movimientos sísmicos en el lecho rocoso ingenieril a partir de registros tomados en la superficie 

    Rodríguez Sánchez, Julio; López Almansa, Francisco; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto (Asociación Chilena de Sismología e Ingeniería Antisísmica, 2019)
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    En ingeniería sísmica, los registros disponibles suelen ser superficiales y, en consecuencia, los movimientos en las capas inferiores deben ser estimados conociendo el perfil estratigráfico del terreno; estos movimientos ...
  • Coupled THM analysis of long-term anisotropic convergence in the full-scale micro tunnel excavated in the Callovo-Oxfordian argillite 

    Tourchi, Saeed; Vaunat, Jean; Gens Solé, Antonio; Vu, M. N.; Bumbieler, F. (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2019)
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    The main purpose of this paper is to analyse the convergence measurements of the ALC1604 in situ heating test carried out in the Callovo-Oxfordian claystone formation (COx) in the Meuse/Haute-Marne underground research ...
  • Tomorrow’s geotechnical toolbox: EN 1997-2:202x Ground investigation 

    Norbury, D. R.; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Foti, Santino; Garin, H.; Reiffsteck, P.; Bond, A. J. (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 2019)
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    This paper presents an overview of the contents of Eurocode 7 Part 2, highlighting the major changes that are planned as its focus turns from test methods to the assessment of properties for engineering design. The motivation ...
  • Tomorrow’s geotechnical toolbox: EN 1997-1:202x General rules 

    Franzén, G.; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Lees, Andrew; Kavvadas, Michael; Van Seters, Adriaan; Walter, H.; Bond, A. J. (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 2019)
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    This paper describes the development of the final Project Team (PT) draft of the next generation of Eurocode 7 Part 1 (EN 1997-1:202x). The use of Nationally Determined Parameters and the drive for ease-of-use is highlighted. ...
  • Tomorrow’s geotechnical toolbox: design of geotechnical structures according to EN 1997:202x 

    Estaire, J.; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Scarpelli, Giuseppe; Bond, A. J. (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 2019)
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    This paper shows how three new concepts – ‘Design Cases’ (introduced in prEN 1990), the ‘Geotechnical Design Model’ (prEN 1997-1), and the ‘Ground Model’ (prEN 1997-2) – are combined (in prEN 1997-3) to provide a comprehensive ...
  • Anisotropy effects on the undrained stability of cuts in clays 

    Mánica Malcom, Miguel Ánge; Conesa, Sergi; Gens Solé, Antonio (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 2019)
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    It has long been recognised that soils are generally anisotropic with some of their properties varying depending on the direction of measurement. In particular, strength anisotropy should be a main concern in relation with ...
  • High resolution incremental stress testing of crushable granular materials 

    Ciantia, Matteo Oryem; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Gens Solé, Antonio (EDP Sciences, 2019)
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    The incremental behaviour of crushable sands is investigated by means of a Discrete Element Method (DEM) based analogue. The DEM sample is subjected to a comprehensive set of small stress perturbations in the triaxial plane ...
  • G-PFEM numerical assessment of screw pile undrained capacity 

    Monforte Vila, Lluís; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Gens Solé, Antonio; Ciantia, Matteo Oryem (University of Dundee, 2019)
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    This contribution describes a preliminary parametric analysis of the factors affecting the pull-out resistance of screw-piles in undrained conditions. The numerical simulations rely on the Particle Finite Element method, ...
  • On the incremental behaviour of sands at high stresses 

    Ciantia, Matteo Oryem; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Gens Solé, Antonio (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 2019)
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    The mechanical behaviour of granular materials is characterized by strong non-linearity and irreversibility. In particular, particle breakage will induce additional plastic deformations beyond those which might be expected ...
  • Hydraulic fills with special focus on liquefaction 

    Gens Solé, Antonio (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 2019)
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    Hydraulic fills are often deposited in a loose state making them susceptible to liquefaction. The paper focuses on flow/static liquefaction, a phenomenon that has led to a number of catastrophic failures. The current ...

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