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  • 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 ...
  • Experimental techniques for multi-scale description of soil fabric and its dual pore network 

    Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Musso, Guido; Jommi, Cristina (ALERT Geomaterials, 2012-10)
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    Fabric affects many aspects of soil mechanical behaviour. When transport processes are of concern, its dual, the pore network, is the key aspect ruling the soil properties of interest. In this chapter, a review of a few ...
  • Experimental techniques for hydromechanical and electro-chemo-hydraulic processes 

    Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Musso, Guido; Jommi, Cristina (ALERT Geomaterials, 2012-10)
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    This chapter presents the fundamentals behind selected experimental techniques used to control and monitor some coupled multi-physics processes. The starting point is the review of the experimental techniques for coupled ...
  • Physical models at increasing scale and role of theoretical / numerical back-analyses 

    Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Musso, Guido; Jommi, Cristina (ALERT Geomaterials, 2012-10)
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    In spite of advancements in the techniques for the study of thermo-hydro-chemomechanical behaviour of geomaterials at the REV scale, the latter might not provide an exhaustive picture of transport processes in soil, when ...
  • Rockfall quantitative risk assessment 

    Corominas Dulcet, Jordi; Mavrouli, Olga Christina (ISTE/WILEY, 2011)
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