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  • Creep effects on the thermo-hydro-mechanical responses of Callovo-Oxfordian claystone 

    Vu, Minh-Ngoc; Souley, Mountaka; Alonso, Matías; Vaunat, Jean; Gens Solé, Antonio; Plúa, Carlos; de Lesquen, Christophe; Armand, G. (Springer, 2021)
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    In France, a deep geological disposal for high-level radioactive waste (HLW) and intermediate level long life radioactive waste (IL-LLW) called Cigéo is planned to be constructed in a deep Callovo-Oxfordian claystone (COx) ...
  • Geomechanics of shale repositories: mechanical behavior and modeling 

    Mánica Malcom, Miguel Ángel; Ruiz Restrepo, Daniel Felipe; Vaunat, Jean; Gens Solé, Antonio (John Wiley & sons, 2020)
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    This chapter presents an overview of modeling frameworks available within the theory of elastoplasticity and able to capture main features of shale behavior including: yield under compression, failure under deviatoric ...
  • Building response to line 9 EPB tunnelling in Barcelona: a case study 

    Mariano, Alessandra di; Franza, Andrea; Limatola, Vincenzo; Gens Solé, Antonio; Bilotta, Emilio (Springer, 2021)
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    The paper presents the field monitoring data and a three-dimensional finite-element analysis aiming at back-analysing the response of a multi-storey framed building affected by the EPB excavation of a 12 m diameter tunnel ...
  • Landslides in reservoirs and dam operation 

    Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè (CRC Press, 2011)
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    Risk of landslide ocurrence in reservoirs is enhanced by the submergence of the slope toe and by rapid drawdown conditions. Instabilities may endanger the dam itself. They may also lead to strong wave motion in the reservoir ...
  • Discrete element models of soil-geogrid interaction 

    Irsainova, Alina; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Kim, Jong-Ryeol (Springer Nature, 2019)
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    Geogrids are the geosynthetics of choice for soil reinforcement applications. To evaluate the efficiency of geogrid reinforcement, several methods are used including field tests, laboratory tests and numerical modeling. ...
  • Modern submarine landslide complexes: a short review 

    Huhn, Katrin; Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Cattaneo, Antonio (2019-11)
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    Submarine landslides have been identified in almost all ocean basins worldwide. The largest submarine landslides occur on very shallow slopes and can be far larger than any terrestrial landslide. Submarine landslides can ...
  • Thermo-hydro-mechanical testing of shales 

    Ferrari, Alessio; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar (Wiley, 2019)
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    The continuous growing interest for shales in numerous energy-related engineering applications brings the need for a comprehensive understanding of their geomechanical behavior and, consequently, for the establishment of ...
  • Thermal interaction in shear bands: the Vajont landslide 

    Alvarado Bueno, Mauricio; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (CRC Press, 2019)
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    The localization of strains in landslide shearing surfaces may induce relevant weakening processes due to the thermal pressurization of the pore water filling the pores. The associate reduction in strength can explain the ...
  • Excavation-induced instabilities 

    Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Carluccio, Gaia di (CRC Press, 2019)
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    The aim of this chapter is to show the capabilities of MPM to simulate geotechnical problems dealing with soil excavation. The stability of supported vertical excavation in elasto-plastic material is analyzed. Results are ...
  • 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)
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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 ...
  • Caisson failure induced by wave action 

    Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Fernández, P. (2015-08-29)
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    In 2001 a storm induced the failure of four caissons recently built for the construction of a dyke in a new entrance to the Barcelona Harbor. Understanding the failure required the analysis of the construction history and ...
  • The Buen Pastor Cathedral in San Sebastián 

    Gens Solé, Antonio; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Jubany Casanovas, Jorge; Uzcanga, L. (CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, 2013)
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    The construction of an underground car park required an excavation in sand under the water table adjacent to the cathedral of Buen Pastor in San Sebastián, Spain. Because of the close proximity of the cathedral and other ...

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