Recent Submissions

  • Ground movement control in the construction of a new metro line in Barcelona 

    Gens Solé, Antonio; Mariano, Alessandra di; Gesto Beiroa, José Manuel; Schwarz, H (CRC Press, 2005)
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    Ground movement control is of paramount importance in the construction of a new Metro line in Barcelona given the large diameter of the excavation and the need to cross heavily built areas. A variety of construction ...
  • Applying Bayesian updating to CPT data analysis 

    Collico, Stefano; Pérez, N.; Devincenzi, M.J.; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos (CRC Press, 2018)
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    Evaluation of geotechnical parameters on a project site is a necessary step in geotechnical engineering. However, due to the inherent variability of soil properties and the lack of data, many unavoidable uncertainties arise ...
  • Sample quality examination on silty soils 

    Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Pineda Jiménez, Jubert Andrés; Sau Valenzuela, Núria; Devincenzi, M.J.; Pérez, N. (Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), 2015)
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    Mediterranean deltaic environments typically produce soil deposits in which silts dominate, granular intercalations are frequent and the mineralogy includes an important carbonate fraction. One question still open is what ...
  • Dynamics of slow and fast landslides 

    Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alvarado Bueno, Mauricio; García Núñez, Luis Miguel (2020)
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    The paper discusses some factors that control the shearing soil behaviour and the dynamics of landslides: strain-, strain rate-, and temperature effects. The strain rate effect on residual strength is discussed through ...
  • Marco teórico para la modelación numérica de arcillas blandas estructuradas 

    Mánica Malcom, Miguel Ánge; Ovando-Shelley, Efrain; Jaramillo, Eduardo Botero; Gens Solé, Antonio; Vaunat, Jean (Sociedad Mexicana de Ingeniería Geotécnica (SMIG), 2021)
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    A partir de la combinación de teorías existentes, se presenta un marco teórico para la modelación numérica de arcillas blandas estructuradas. La formulación toma en cuenta, de forma natural, fenómenos dependientes del ...
  • Relación entre parámetros de una tuneladora EPB y los movimientos del terreno 

    Gens Solé, Antonio; Persio, Roberto; Mariano, Alessandra di; Castellanza, Riccardo; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos (2009)
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    En el presente artículo, se presentan análisis tridimensionales de elementos finitos para examinar los efectos que las distintas presiones que se .aplican durante la excavación de un túnel con EPB (presión de frente, presión ...
  • Effect of climate change on slope stability: a numerical analysis using predictions of the Catalan Pyrenees 

    Rodríguez, Stephania; Puig i Polo, Càrol; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Vaunat, Jean; Hurlimann Ziegler, Marcel (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 2021)
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    The effect of climate change on soil loss processes in mountainous areas represents a current and critical problem. In this work, this issue is addressed through the analysis of the stability of different types of slopes ...
  • Effect of land cover and climate changes on rainfall-induced landslides: regional-scale modelling in the Val d’Aran (Pyrenees, Spain) 

    Hurlimann Ziegler, Marcel; Medina Iglesias, Vicente César de; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Vaunat, Jean; Puig i Polo, Càrol; Moya Sánchez, José (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 2021)
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    The analysis of the impacts of future environmental changes on rainfall-induced landslides is of great importance. Recent studies have shown that these changes will affect the frequency and magnitude of shallow slides and ...
  • Analysis of massive sulphate attack to cement-treated compacted soils 

    Ramon Tarragona, Anna; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (E3S Web of Conferences, 2020)
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    The paper describes the heave experienced by two embankments providing access to a bridge located in a high-speed railway line. The compacted soil, a mixture of a low plasticity clay, sand and gravel, had a significant ...
  • Incorporating surface roughness into DEM models of crushable soils 

    Zhang, Ningning; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Ciantia, Matteo Oryem; Gens Solé, Antonio (ITASCA Consulting Group, 2020)
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    One obvious characteristic of granular grains is that their surface is not smooth, especially when observed at smaller scales. Some advanced experiment imaging methods such as optical interferometry, scanning electron ...
  • Microscopic calibration of rolling friction to mimic particle shape effects in DEM 

    Rorato, Riccardo; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Gens Solé, Antonio; Andò, Edward (ITASCA Consulting Group, 2020)
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    Much work has been done to characterize granular shape and to understand its influence on overall soil behavior. Thus, Wadell (Wadell 1932) introduced the concept of “sphericity” that quantifies how a particle differs from ...
  • Insight into decision support systems for sustainable geotechnical engineering 

    Karagianni, Pavlina; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Mariano, Alessandra di; Priegue Mayán, Ángel Diego (EWG-DSS — EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems, 2019)
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    Geotechnical engineering has a significant role in sustainability, due to its early place in the construction process and thus with a higher possibility to limit the impact of the project. Nevertheless, there is a lack of ...

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