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Geotechnical Engineering

The doctoral programme in Geotechnical Engineering brings together two areas of knowledge that are widely recognised in international research: geotechnical engineering and groundwater hydrology (or hydrogeology). The subjects proposed in both categories or specialisations are equivalent to those established in the doctoral programmes of university departments that are well-known in other countries. The adoption of a single doctoral programme enriches the two specialisations, as they have numerous topics in common, especially in the conceptual area (some shared subjects are: flow in a porous medium; transport; thermal, mechanical, hydraulic and chemical interactions) that corresponds to the appropriate level for a doctoral programme.

The research topics and lines explored by the programme lecturers are reflected in the doctoral theses that have been completed in the past. The group that teaches the programme is well-known for its contributions to the development of mathematical and numerical models in various areas (flow in heterogeneous media, transport of pollutants, resource optimisation, constitutive equations of materials, development of advanced calculation programmes) and for its association with European and international projects in many areas relating to geotechnical engineering over the last twenty years. The projects that it has been awarded are a constant source of new research topics that are offered to students for their thesis preparation.

COORDINATOR

Olivella Pastalle, Sebastià

CONTACT

Building C2 (North Campus)
Tel.: (+34) 934 011 784
E-mail: doctorat.ET.camins@upc.edu

Programme website

General information

Access profile

In relation to scientific and technological areas associated with geotechnical engineering, the admission requirements for students can be summed up in three words:
1) knowledge,
2) ability and
3) motivation.

That is:
1) Students should have sufficient educational experience to access the frontier of knowledge in one of the programme’s subject areas.
2) They should be academically mature and have sufficient ability to go further so that they can make a new, original contribution to the state of knowledge or technology in the area of the doctoral thesis. Consequently, they should be able to research, develop and create. They must have the ability to analyse and synthesise, a critical spirit, the capacity to work, and the ability and skills required for team work and oral and written communication. A command of the English language is also essential. It is important to have a good source of funding.
3) Students should be really motivated and ready for a long-term project, they must be ambitious but realistic, with personal maturity and emotional intelligence and a plan for the future that enables them to benefit from the effort and cost that doctoral studies represent.
To date, most of the students on our doctoral programme have had these characteristics. Many of them are now lecturers or researchers in universities, service institutions and research centres in Spain, Latin America and the rest of the world.

The natural route into the doctoral programme is via the master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering at the UPC. If students have completed this degree, they do not need to take additional master’s degree subjects (bridging courses).

Students who come from other master’s degrees must show that they have basic knowledge of fundamental subjects in the area of geotechnical engineering. If students do not have this knowledge, they must take bridging courses in subjects of the master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering at the UPC. The academic committee of the doctoral programme will decide which additional subjects each student must take, depending on what they have studied in their master’s degree.

Main entrance qualifications:
Engineers or university graduates, preferably in the areas of civil engineering, geological engineering and architecture. In addition, candidates must have a master’s degree in the area of civil engineering, earth sciences or other related areas. Other curricula and educational backgrounds will be assessed by the programme’s academic committee.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Finally, with respect to competencies, doctoral students must:
a) have acquired advanced knowledge at the frontier of their discipline and demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised scientific research, a deep, detailed and well-grounded understanding of theoretical and practical issues and scientific methodology in one or more research fields;
b) have made an original and significant contribution to scientific research in their field of expertise that has been recognised as such by the international scientific community;
c) have demonstrated that they are capable of designing a research project that serves as a framework for carrying out a critical analysis and assessment of imprecise situations, in which they are able to apply their contributions, expertise and working method to synthesise new and complex ideas that yield a deeper knowledge of the research context in which they work;
d) have developed sufficient autonomy to set up, manage and lead innovative research teams and projects and scientific collaborations (both national and international) within their subject area, in multidisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a substantial element of knowledge transfer;
e) have demonstrated that they are able to carry out their research activity in a socially responsible manner and with scientific integrity;
f) have demonstrated, within their specific scientific context, that they are able to make cultural, social or technological advances and promote innovation in all areas within a knowledge-based society;
g) have demonstrated that they are able to participate in scientific discussions at the international level in their field of expertise and disseminate the results of their research activity to audiences of all kinds.

Number of places

15

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is three years, counted from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is five years, counting from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. For calculating these periods, the date of admission is considered to be the date of the first enrolment for tutorials, and the date of submission the moment in which the Doctoral School officially deposits the doctoral thesis.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years. When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the minimum period of study requirement.

The calculation of periods of study will not include periods of absence due to illness, pregnancy or any other reason provided for in the regulations in force. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which, where appropriate, must inform the Doctoral School. Doctoral candidates may also temporarily withdraw from the programme for up to one year, and this period may be extended for an additional year. Doctoral candidates who wish to interrupt their studies must submit a justified request to the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which will decide whether or not to approve the request. Each programme will establish conditions for readmission to doctoral studies.

Extension
If full-time doctoral candidates have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, the academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year. In exceptional circumstances, a further one-year extension may be granted, subject to the conditions established by the corresponding doctoral programme. In the case of part-time doctoral candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (PROMOTORA)
Specific URL of the doctoral program:
https://deca.upc.edu/ca/doctorat-recerca/doctorat/terreny

CONTACT:

Building C2 (North Campus)
Tel.: (+34) 934 011 784
E-mail: doctorat.ET.camins@upc.edu


Access, admission and registration

Access profile

In relation to scientific and technological areas associated with geotechnical engineering, the admission requirements for students can be summed up in three words:
1) knowledge,
2) ability and
3) motivation.

That is:
1) Students should have sufficient educational experience to access the frontier of knowledge in one of the programme’s subject areas.
2) They should be academically mature and have sufficient ability to go further so that they can make a new, original contribution to the state of knowledge or technology in the area of the doctoral thesis. Consequently, they should be able to research, develop and create. They must have the ability to analyse and synthesise, a critical spirit, the capacity to work, and the ability and skills required for team work and oral and written communication. A command of the English language is also essential. It is important to have a good source of funding.
3) Students should be really motivated and ready for a long-term project, they must be ambitious but realistic, with personal maturity and emotional intelligence and a plan for the future that enables them to benefit from the effort and cost that doctoral studies represent.
To date, most of the students on our doctoral programme have had these characteristics. Many of them are now lecturers or researchers in universities, service institutions and research centres in Spain, Latin America and the rest of the world.

The natural route into the doctoral programme is via the master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering at the UPC. If students have completed this degree, they do not need to take additional master’s degree subjects (bridging courses).

Students who come from other master’s degrees must show that they have basic knowledge of fundamental subjects in the area of geotechnical engineering. If students do not have this knowledge, they must take bridging courses in subjects of the master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering at the UPC. The academic committee of the doctoral programme will decide which additional subjects each student must take, depending on what they have studied in their master’s degree.

Main entrance qualifications:
Engineers or university graduates, preferably in the areas of civil engineering, geological engineering and architecture. In addition, candidates must have a master’s degree in the area of civil engineering, earth sciences or other related areas. Other curricula and educational backgrounds will be assessed by the programme’s academic committee.

Access requirements

Applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a Spanish master’s degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February)

In addition, the following may apply:

  • Holders of an official degree awarded by a university in Spain or any other country in the European Higher Education Area, pursuant to the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes official university course regulations, who have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on official university degrees, of which at least 60 must be at the master's degree level.
  • Holders of an official Spanish bachelor’s degree comprising at least 300 credits, as provided for by EU regulations. Holder of degrees of this kind must complete bridging courses unless the curriculum of the bachelor’s degree in question included research training credits equivalent in value to those which would be earned on a master's degree.
  • Holders of an official university qualification who, having passed the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have completed at least two years of a training course leading to an official degree in a health-sciences specialisation.
  • Holders of a degree issued under a foreign education system. In these cases, homologation is not required, but the UPC must verify that the degree certifies a level of training equivalent to an official Spanish master's degree and qualifies the holder for admission to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. Admission on this basis does not imply homologation of the foreign degree or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to doctoral studies.
  • Holders of a Spanish doctoral qualification issued under previous university regulations.
  • Note 1: Doctoral studies entrance regulations for holders of an undergraduate degree awarded before the introduction of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014)

    Note 2: Governing Council Decision 64/2014, which approves the procedure and criteria for assessing the fulfilment of academic admission requirements for doctoral studies by holders of non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014)

Admission criteria and merits assessment

There are two criteria for admission to the programme. The first is compliance with the established legal requirements. The second is whether students have a suitable background, in terms of their training, capacity and motivation in the areas of the programme’s scientific and technological disciplines. To access the programme, applicants must comply with legal requirements.

The suitability of an applicant’s background will be assessed according to the following criteria:

a) Whether a student’s academic background (subjects taken) is in line with the disciplines in the programme.

The suitability of a student’s background will be assessed in the following terms:
a1) Suitable academic background.
a2) Suitable academic background with bridging courses.
a3) Unsuitable background.
An evaluation of a1 indicates that the student can enter the programme with no need for bridging courses, and a2 means that the student can enter if they take bridging courses. An evaluation of a3 indicates that the student has not been accepted.

b) The suitability of a student’s personal background.
Whether a student’s personal background is suitable is assessed by considering the following aspects:
b1) Training: the personal academic record is evaluated.
b2) Capacity: other training activities are evaluated or previous contributions in areas associated with the programme, including knowledge of English. Merit will be given to students who have already been accepted by a programme lecturer who has agreed to be the thesis supervisor.
b3) Motivation: students’ statements in the corresponding section of the application are evaluated. If the academic committee considers it appropriate, this section can also be assessed in an interview.

Sections b1, b2 and b3 are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 10. To enter the programme, students must have a score that is no less than 6 for any section and an overall score above 7. The overall score will be calculated as a weighted average, in which sections b1 and b2 are worth 35% and section b3 is worth 30%. This overall score can also be used to prioritise applications if there are more applicants than available places.

Training complements

The natural route into the doctoral programme is via the master’s degree in Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering at the UPC. Students who enter through this route do not need to take bridging courses.

Students who enter the programme through other master’s degrees must take bridging courses (a maximum of 60 ECTS) in subjects from the master’s degree in Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering at the UPC. The academic committee of the doctoral programme will decide which additional subjects each student must take, depending on what they have studied in their master’s degree and the research line they will explore in their thesis. Below is a list of subjects from the master’s degree that is associated with the doctoral programme, by line of research.

For students who will focus on research lines in the area of soil and rock mechanics and nanotechnology of engineering materials, the bridging courses will be selected from the following list of subjects of the master's degree in Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering at the UPC (or similar):
• Rock Mechanics
• Underground Excavations
• Water and Heat Flow in Deformable Porous Media
• Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
• Numerical Models in Geotechnical Engineering
• Modern Monitoring Techniques for Ground Movements
• Soil Behaviour and Advanced Modelling
• Constitutive Equations of Materials
• Modelling of Flow and Transport in Porous Media
• Geographic Information Systems
• Geomechanical and Geotechnical Engineering
• Geotechnical Design and Construction
• Geomechanics of Breakage
• Quaternary Geology
• Slope Stability

For students who will focus on research lines in the area of groundwater hydrology, bridging courses will be selected from the following list of subjects of the master’s degree in Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering at the UPC (or similar):
• Water resources and Infrastructure
• Soil Mechanics
• Water and Heat Flow in Deformable Porous Media
• Environmental Isotope Techniques in Groundwater Hydrology
• Aquifers Balance and Recharge
• Reactive Transport
• Statistical Methods in Groundwater Hydrology
• Hydrogeochemical Modelling
• Groundwater and Environment
• Geographic Information Systems
• Modelling and Upscaling of Solute Transport in the Subsoil
• Aquifer Mechanics
• Hydrogeology and Public Works
• Variable Density, Multiphase Flow
• Quaternary Geology

Taking subjects from the master’s degree in Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering associated with the programme, each of which has specific objectives, methodologies and assessment processes, will prepare students to gain competencies. The link to the programme is: https://camins.upc.edu/ca/estudis/master/met

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

Dates to be set every academic year, between September and October. Extraordinary period in February.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

Dates to be set every academic year, between September and October.

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

Activity: Tutorial (compulsory).
- 288 hours.

Activity: Courses and seminars.
- 60 hours.

Activity: Workshops.
- 30 hours.

Activity: Publications.
- 30 hours.

Activity: Mobility.
- 480 hours.

Activity: Training in information skills.
- 1.5 hours.

Activity: Research methodology.
- 12 hours.

Activity: Innovation and creativity.
- 8 hours.

Activity: Language and communication skills.
- 18 hours.

Activity: Assessment based on doctoral student activity report (DAD) and research plan.
- 4 hours.

Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year for full-time doctoral candidates who have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, in the terms outlined in the Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In the case of part-time candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

International Mention

The doctoral degree certificate may include International Doctorate mention. In this case, the doctoral candidate must meet the following requirements:

a) During the period of study leading to the award of the doctoral degree, the doctoral candidate must have spent at least three months at a respected higher education institution or research centre outside Spain to complete courses or do research work. The stays and activities carried out must be endorsed by the thesis supervisor and authorised by the academic committee of the programme. The candidate must provide a certifying document issued by the person responsible for the research group of the body or bodies where the stay or activity was completed. This information will be added to the doctoral student’s activity report.
b) Part of the thesis (at least the summary and conclusions) must be written and presented in one of the languages commonly used for science communication in the relevant field of knowledge, which must not be an official language of Spain. This rule does not apply to stays and reports in Spanish or to experts from Spanish-speaking countries.
c) At least two PhD-holding experts belonging to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain must have issued officially certified reports on the thesis.
d) The thesis examination committee must have included at least one PhD-holding expert from a higher education or research institution outside Spain who was not responsible for the candidate’s stay abroad (point a) above).
e) The thesis defence must have taken place on UPC premises or, in the case of joint programmes, at the location specified in the collaboration agreement.

Learning resources

• Access to the UPC virtual environment for teaching: Atenea or https://atenea.upc.edu/moodle/login/index.php

• Classrooms equipped with projectors, class computer and internet access.
• Computer equipment and rooms in the department and the Barcelona School of Civil Engineering (ETSECCPB). General and calculation programmes that are specific to the doctoral programme.
• Four-wheel drive vehicle that belongs to the department for field visits.
• Depending on the availability of space, students will be provided with a workplace in the department with access to high-speed internet (100 Mbps).
• Wi-Fi service in the entire UPC campus.
• Departmental laboratories for teaching practicals and research
• Soil and Rock Mechanics Laboratory
• Thermohydrodynamics of Unsaturated Soils Laboratory
• Hydrogeochemistry Laboratory
• Topography and Geomatics Laboratory
• Geophysics Laboratory.

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

  • DE FRANCISCO SANS, MIGUEL: Elementos junta/interfase mortar con nudos no coincidentes. Aplicación al análisis de discontinuidades y contactos en geomecánica
    Author: DE FRANCISCO SANS, MIGUEL
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Temporary seizure
    Deposit date: 20/05/2021
    Reading date: 19/11/2021
    Reading time: 15:00
    Reading place: etseccpb- Building D2. Classroom: 212
    Thesis director: CAROL VILARASAU, IGNACIO
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: SEGURA SERRA, JOSE MARIA
         SECRETARI: PRAT CATALAN, PERE
         VOCAL: CIANCIO, DANIELA
    Thesis abstract: The general objectives of this thesis are, on the one hand, to extend the formulation of the traditional zero-thickness interface elements in small deformations to the case of non-coincident meshes and, on the other hand, based on that formulation, to develop a numerical contact-friction model in a general context of large deformations, in which the final positions of the nodes of the contact interface may differ considerably from their initial position.The first part of the thesis, describes two formulations of zero-thickness mortar/ interface finite elements for unmatched meshes, and their application to the analysis of discontinuities and contacts in Geomechanics. The two formulations are implemented in a unified theoretical framework. The first one is displacement-based and may be considered a natural extension of the traditional zero-thickness interface element to the case of unmatched meshes on each side of the discontinuity. The other one is hybrid, with the interpolation of stress tractions along the contact surface, which coexists with the standard displacement interpolations of the continuum surfaces in contact, and which turns out fully equivalent to the displacement-based in the particular case of matched nodes and uniform, linear elastic behavior. Both formulations share some features with mortar formulations found in the literature of contact-friction. Flow chart diagrams for the numerical implementation are also presented and discussed, as well as some examples of application.In the second part of the thesis, the applicability of the formulation of the new joint /interface mortar elements based on displacements is extended to a general contact-friction context. The formulation is also developed using mortar methods, with a symmetrical treatment of the two surfaces in contact, and the penalty method for the treatment of contact constraints. In addition to the contact-friction formulation, the method k-DOPs for the global detection of contacts is implemented, with the aim of finding the contact interface and defining the mortar surface in its mid-plane surface. On the other hand, the formulation of the continuum is extended to the context of large deformations in the continuous medium with hyperelastic behavior, necessary for the contact formulation based on the current configuration. Finally, several verification examples are presented.

Last update: 16/10/2021 04:47:07.

List of lodged theses

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Last update: 16/10/2021 04:30:36.

List of defended theses by year

  • BARBOZA DE VASCONCELOS, RAMON: A double-porosity formulation for the THM behaviour of bentonite-based materials
    Author: BARBOZA DE VASCONCELOS, RAMON
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672141
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 18/05/2021
    Thesis director: GENS SOLE, ANTONIO | VAUNAT, JEAN

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: VILLAR GALICIA, MARÍA VICTORIA
         SECRETARI: PRAT CATALAN, PERE
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: LLORET CABOT, MARTI
    Thesis abstract: The thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) behaviour of expansive clays has been extensively studied in the last decades due to the potential use of bentonites as components of engineered barrier systems (EBS) in deep geological repositories for high-level and long-lived radioactive wastes. Since the early post closure period, the EBS is subjected to changes in temperature, moisture content and stresses due to the coupled THM processes expected to occur in such an environment. The different structural levels found in unsaturated expansive clays requires the use of constitutive models that considers the explicit distinction of these pore-structure levels in their mathematical formulation in order to reproduce the development of the fabric of bentonite materials subjected to the complex THM paths taking place during the lifetime of a nuclear waste repository. A coupled THM formulation that represents the expansive soil as two overlapped but distinct structural media has been developed in the framework of classical and generalized plasticity theories. In such a double-structure approach, the THM behaviour of the expansive soil is characterized by constitutive laws formulated to account for the relevant processes affecting each porous medium and for the interaction mechanisms relating the deformation and the saturation states of the active clay particles to the structural arrangement of the clay aggregates and to the water potential in the larger interconnected pores. In addition, the mechanical response of the porous medium to any THM loading is intrinsically related to the compressibility of the clay minerals. The irreversible changes in the soil fabric are attributed to the loading-collapse (LC) mechanism and to the micro-macro structural coupling (ß-mechanism). Thermal effects are incorporated into the mathematical formulation of the double structure model, which has been implemented in a finite element code (CODE_BRIGHT) able to solve, in a fully coupled way, the system of partial differential equations arising from the governing equations (balance equations). An explicit and robust integration scheme with automatic sub-stepping and error control has been employed to update the stress tensor and the internal (history) variables. The capabilities of the implemented double-porosity model to predict the expected response of expansive clays under isothermal and non-isothermal scenarios have been checked by the performance of constitutive analyses following a number of prescribed THM paths under confined and unconfined conditions. In addition, sensitivity analyses have been carried out in order to verify the dependence of the local expansive response on the initial conditions and on the sequence of load application. Special attention has been placed on the role played by the pore-water mass transfer between the two pore-structure levels in the development of the swelling potential of the expansive porous medium. The performance of the model in reproducing the actual THM behaviour of laboratory-scale tests has also been examined by means of the modelling of the hydration of two heated columns made of granular bentonite materials, selected as potential buffer materials in the construction of engineered barriers. The comparison between the available experimental data and the model results has shown the ability of the current double-porosity formulation to simulate the main observed features of the THM behaviour of the expansive material when subjected to complex loading paths.

  • DE VRIENDT, KEVIN: Mixing and chemical reaction hotspots in saline-freshwater mixing zones
    Author: DE VRIENDT, KEVIN
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672312
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 16/07/2021
    Thesis director: DENTZ, MARCO | POOL RAMIREZ, MARIA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: HOUBEN, GEORG JOSEF
         SECRETARI: SAALTINK, MAARTEN WILLEM
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: JIMENEZ MARTINEZ, JOAQUIN
    Thesis abstract: Seawater intrusion presents one of the most unique and ubiquitous groundwater problems in the field of hydrogeology. Its complex boundary conditions coupled with variable density flow results in non-uniform flow which lead to non-trivial mixing dynamics. The mixing of fresh and saline waters in the subsurface is known to play a key role in an array of geochemical reactions. Such reactions include the dissolution and precipitation of calcite which shape the coastal landscape overmillennia, as well as reactions associated to anthropogenic contamination of coastal groundwater such as nitrogen reduction or iron oxide precipitation which can act to limit the fluxes of harmful pollutants to vulnerable near shore marine ecosystems. In addition to reactions, understanding the mixing mechanisms is crucial to predicting the movement of the saltwater wedge and the size of the salt-freshwater interface. This has direct implications on the management of freshgroundwater reserves and its risk to salinization.In this thesis we focus on understanding the influence variable density flow on mixing and the spatial distribution of enhanced geochemical activity along the saline-freshwater interface. First, we look to see the impact of heterogeneity onmixing and reaction for fast calcite dissolution. We find that heterogeneity permits reactions to occur over a greater area of the mixing zone due to enhanced mixing rates than would otherwise be permitted in homogeneous media. Furthermore, weobserve unique patterns of enhanced localized reactivity that strongly deviate from the homogeneous case. Our study suggests that karst topology in coastal aquifers may be strongly linked to non-uniform flow induced by variable density flowand strongly linked to the type of heterogeneity present. Since initial stages of karst development are known to dictate the evolution of cave systems and conduits, we hypothesize that heterogeneity plays an integral role in its propagation.Second, we study mixing across the salt-freshwater interface and the influence of compression caused by the flow of freshwater towards the saltwater body. In the absence of transient effects and heterogeneity, we find that mixing interface grow via transverse dispersion until some critical distance at which point it begins to recompress due to accelerating flow resulting from a decrease in area between the confining unit and the interface. Using a modified Glover solution to define the mixing interface, we are able to capture the velocity change along the interface from which a stretching rate (acceleration) canbe deduced. We find that the behaviour of interface compression can be well-approximated by assuming a local Bachelor scale, which defines the equilibrium between dispersive growth and compression due to accelerating flow. Finally, weestablish a new method to study fast mixing-dependent reactions across the salt-freshwater interface. Our findings lead us to the use of luminol chemiluminescence, which allows for the direct visualization of reaction rates along the saline-freshwater interface. Unlike conservative studies of mixing in sand tank, we bypass the need for complex image analysis techniques required to resolve local concentration gradients needed to evaluate mixing metrics. Results from experiments performed under both steady state and transient conditions consistently confirm local reaction hotspots at both the interface toe and atthe head of the interface, which we attribute to stagnation point flow and accelerating flow respectively. Evaluation of the interface during the transient advance and retreat were also able to capture unique reactive behaviours that capture a shift in mixing behaviour due to a change in the flow field across the mixing zone.

  • GOYETCHE, TYBAUD MEDHY DOMKIC: Seawater intrusion, transition zone dynamics and reactive mixing - Example of Argentona coastal alluvial aquifer
    Author: GOYETCHE, TYBAUD MEDHY DOMKIC
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Temporary seizure
    Reading date: 19/07/2021
    Thesis director: CARRERA RAMIREZ, JESUS | LUQUOT, LINDA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: SHERIF, MOHSEN
         SECRETARI: FERNANDEZ GARCIA, DANIEL
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: MASSMAN, GUDRUN
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: GUARRACINO, LUIS
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: JURADO ELICES, ANNA
    Thesis abstract: Freshwater quality and availability in coastal areas are affected by seawater intrusion into coastal aquifers. While coastal water quality and coastal ecosystems can be significantly affected by pollutants discharged into the sea.In this thesis we investigate: (i) the use of sea level periodic fluctuations (e.g. tides) to characterize coastal aquifers hydrodynamic parameters; (ii) the chemical reactions that occur in the mixing zone between freshwater and seawater; and (iii) the impact of high-frequency fluctuations (e.g. storms) on the mixing zone and chemical reactions. Thus, the Argentona experimental site allowed us to apply and validate the investigated methods.The results show that thanks to the tidal method we have been able to clarify the technique and make its application easier. In addition, we make one of the first applications to a real aquifer where we detail the entire process from the acquisition and filtering of head data to finally obtain the hydrodynamic parameters by numerical modeling. This allowed refining the conceptual model and observing the pronounced impact of aquitard on the propagation of inland tidal fluctuations.In addition, we have investigated the chemical reactions that occur by the mixing between freshwater and saltwater. The results show that coastal aquifers are a fairly complex system with many chemical reactions. We observe the predominance of cationic exchange reactions, but also quite a few redox reactions using organic matter as electron donors and molecules such as dissolved oxygen, nitrates, iron, or manganese oxides as electron acceptors. We have observed that quite a few reactions associated with the rocks that form the reservoir also occur. But we go beyond identifying them, we present a method to quantify these reactions, which allows us to observe the spatial distribution of the reactions. Furthermore, by quantifying them, it is possible to estimate the chemical composition of the water that is discharged into the sea. As a result, nutrients discharge to the sea can be estimated through the quantification of their degradation. Finally, we investigated the impact of an intense rain event over a coastal aquifer and its mixing zone. We acknowledge a freshwater displacement occurs in the direction of the sea caused by the aquifer recharge. But we also observed how the interface is pushed inland during the recovery. These unique conditions can have a significant impact on the annual nutrients balance released to the sea. In fact, by moving the interface, the chemical conditions are modified and a significant impact on the chemical reactions is observed.

  • MADRID ARGOMEDO, MANUEL RICARDO: Construction and post-construction performance of vertical breakwaters on soft soils. The Port of Barcelona case
    Author: MADRID ARGOMEDO, MANUEL RICARDO
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 21/07/2021
    Thesis director: GENS SOLE, ANTONIO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: JOMMI, CRISTINA
         SECRETARI: LLORET MORANCHO, ANTONIO
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: TORRIJO ECHARRI, FRANCISCO JAVIER
    Thesis abstract: The design and construction of vertical caisson breakwaters on soft soils represents a significant challenge for the engineering of marine structures. Past experience reveals that this type of structures is sometimes prone to failure or to undergo excessive settlements. Cyclic loading due to storm wave action adds an addtional degree of complexity. This Thesis present the performance of a wide-ranging set of geotechnical activities to address the key issues of stability, large caisson displacements and cyclic loading effects in the context of the construction of vertical breakwaters. They include site investigation operations (involving laboratory tests, in situ tests and field tests), constitutive models for soft clays (under static and cyclic conditions), instrumentation and monitoring systems, numerical modelling of the breakwater during and after construction and the evaluation of stability under static and cyclic loads. The construction and performance of a vertical breakwater built on the soft soils of the Port of Barcelona provides the focal point to integrate the description of those activities in a joint and structured manner.After reviewing the main aspects associated with the construction and performance of vertical breakwaters, the behaviour of the soft foundation soil is examined. Laboratory tests, in situ tests and a large scale instrumented preload test are considered. Particular attention is paid to undrained shear strength, small strain stiffness, compressibility characteristics and cyclic loading effects. Soil behaviour is then modelled by a range of different constitutive laws of different degrees of complexity. The proper representation of strength anisotropy, long-term creep and cyclic behaviour is explicitly addressed.An extensive monitoring system for the measurement of pore pressures and soil movements has been installed before construction and, following the loss of a number of sensors, after caisson emplacement as well. A novel feature of the instrumentation was the installation of sensors on the front and on the base of the caisson to measure the hydraulic response to the impact of sea waves. The monitoring data has provided the necessary information to achieve a sounder knowledge of the behaviour of the breakwater at different stages of construction and post-construction, including the response under storm loading.Numerical analyses have been carried out towards achieving a better understanding of the breakwater behaviour during construction, post-construction and under cyclic loads. The interplay between monitoring observations, construction history and simulation results is highlighted. Special attention has been given to the evaluation of stability during construction and post-construction. Whenever relevant, the observations provided by the monitoring system are incorporated in the evaluation; the measurement of the evolution of pore pressures has proved important to ensure the safety of the caisson during construction. Breakwater stability under cyclic loading has also been evaluated using both simplified and advanced methods.This ensemble of works performed in the context of a well-documented case history should prove of benefit for the design and construction of similar structures founded on soft ground.

  • MESA ALCANTARA, ARISLEIDY: Hydro-mechanical behaviour of pellet/powder mixture of bentonite and impact of gas migration
    Author: MESA ALCANTARA, ARISLEIDY
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Temporary seizure
    Reading date: 02/07/2021
    Thesis director: ROMERO MORALES, ENRIQUE EDGAR | MOKNI, NADIA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: NAVARRO GAMIR, VICENTE
         SECRETARI: OLIVELLA PASTALLE, SEBASTIAN
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: VILLAR GALICIA, MARÍA VICTORIA
    Thesis abstract: The hydro-mechanical behaviour of MX80 bentonite pellet-based mixture (80% high-density pellets in dry mass and crushed granular powder) has been explored in this thesis within the context of the French `Vertical Sealing Systems¿ (VSS, Cigeo) toappropriately seal these critical vertical pathways between the long-lived radioactive waste and the biosphere. The VSSs will undergo complex hydration scenarios: fast hydration from the upper surface by water from the Calcareous Oxfordian formation and slower hydration in the lateral direction arriving from the more impermeable Callovo-Oxfordian rock. These distincthydrations will induce gas entrapment with time at the bottom of the seal, which will also be affected by gas generated by longterm metallic corrosion processes. Hence, a complete understanding of the VSSs under hydraulic and gas solicitations will berequired, in which the French IRSN has played a significant role by supporting the current research and launching the VSEAL in situ tests currently being performed in Tournemire URL (France) at a scale of 1/10 of the VSS.The thesis initially addressed a thorough characterisation of the as-poured mixture¿s initial and saturated states (both at the microstructural and macroscopic scales) and the mixture¿s hydro-mechanical behaviour and its components. The pellets constitute the shielding skeleton, whereas the crushed powder filled the inter-pellet space to reach an overall dry density of 1.49Mg/m3 that ensured a swelling pressure around 4 MPa. The hydro-mechanical characterisation involved water permeability tests under constant volume, water retention curves under different mechanical boundary conditions, swelling pressure tests and loading/unloading oedometer tests at different hydraulic states.A mock-up at a scale of 1/100 of the VSS and independent control of fast hydration at the top and slow lateral hydration was developed, calibrated, and set up. The bentonite mixture (100 mm in diameter and 350 mm high) was asymmetrically wetted under constant volume conditions. The hydration cell was fully instrumented with pore pressure, total stress and relative humiditysensors, and four independent water pressure/volume controllers to monitor all processes comprehensively. A long-termhydration stage (around 300 days) was initially performed. At the end of this stage, gas was injected at a controlled volume/pressure rate at different boundaries (top and bottom) to determine the maximum gas overpressure that the bentonitebased barrier could withstand. The gas experiments were also devoted to detecting gas flows at the interface in zones with loweffective stresses.The experimental program¿s data allowed using different double porosity models and their coupled interactions via Code_Bright.The model parameters were determined based on the back-analysis of laboratory test results on the pellets, the powder and the mixture. Two modelling approaches were adopted to simulate the hydration phase at constant volume. A fully coupled elasticplastic model (Barcelona Expansive Model in 2D axisymmetric representation) that considers the micro and macro-porosity, wasinitially used to simulate infiltration results and better understand the different coupled and double porosity processes involved. Anumerical dual-porosity model (plane strain) was also considered to account for the mixture¿s heterogeneous dry density distribution and represent the mixture¿s double structure with pellets and powder as two distinct materials. The simulation results showed that the mixture on hydration tended to a more homogeneous distribution of porosity, despite starting from contrasting porosities of the components, as the pellets expanded and compressed the highly deformable clay powder. The modelspredicted a faster suction decrease rate (faster saturation rate), demonstrating the significant role of the intrinsic permeability on the mixture¿s hydro-mechanical behaviour.

  • PALAU BERASTEGUI, ROSA MARIA: Landslide and debris flow warning at regional scale. A real-time system using susceptibility mapping, radar rainfall and hydrometeorological thresholds for Catalonia (NE Spain).
    Author: PALAU BERASTEGUI, ROSA MARIA
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 23/09/2021
    Thesis director: BERENGUER FERRER, MARC | HURLIMANN ZIEGLER, MARCEL

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: CALVELLO, MICHELE
         SECRETARI: ABANCÓ MARTÍNEZ DE ARENZANA, CLÀUDIA
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: MARRA, FRANCESCO
    Thesis abstract: Rainfall triggered shallow slides and debris flows constitute a significant hazard that causes substantial economic losses and fatalities worldwide. Regional-scale risk mitigation for these processes is challenging. Therefore, landslide early warning systems (LEWS) are a helpful tool to depict the time and location of possible landslide events so that the hazardous situation can be managed more effectively.The main objective of this thesis is to set up a regional-scale LEWS that works in real-time over Catalonia (NE Spain). The developed warning system combines in real-time susceptibility information and rainfall observations to issue qualitative warnings over the region.Susceptibility has been derived combining slope angle and land use and land cover information with a simple fuzzy logic approach. The LEWS input rainfall information consists of high-resolution radar quantitative precipitation estimates (QPEs). To assess if a rainfall situation has the potential to trigger landslides, the LEWS applies a set of intensity duration thresholds. Finally, a warning matrix combines susceptibility and rainfall hazard to obtain a qualitative warning map that classifies the terrain into four warning classes. The evaluation of the LEWS performance has been challenging because of the lack of a systematic inventory, including the time and location of recent landslides events. Within the context of this thesis, a citizen-science initiative has been set up to gather landslide data from reports in social networks. However, some of the reports have significant spatial and temporal uncertainties.With the aim of finding the most suitable mapping unit for real-time warning purposes, the LEWS has been set-up to work using susceptibility maps based on grid-cells of different resolutions and subbasins. 30 m grid-cells have been chosen to compute the warnings as they offer a compromise between performance, interpretability of the results and computational costs. However, from an end users¿ perspective visualising 30 m resolution warnings at a regional scale might be difficult. Therefore, subbasins have been proposed as a good option to summarise the warning outputs. A fuzzy verification method has been applied to evaluate the LEWS performance. Generally, the LEWS has been able to issue warnings in the areas where landslides were reported. The results of the fuzzy verification suggest that the LEWS effective resolution is around 1 km. The initial version of the LEWS has been improved by including soil moisture information in the characterisation of the rainfall situation. The outputs of this new approach have been compared with the outputs of LEWS using intensity-duration thresholds. With the new rainfall-soil moisture hydrometeorological thresholds, fewer false alarms were issued in high susceptibility areas where landslides had been observed. Therefore, hydrometeorological thresholds may be useful to improve the LEWS performance.This study provided a significant contribution to regional-scale landslide emergency management and risk mitigation in Catalonia. In addition, the modularity of the proposed LEWS makes it easy to apply in other regions.

  • SONG, FEI: Modelling time-dependent plastic behaviour of geomaterials
    Author: SONG, FEI
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672273
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Reading date: 28/06/2021
    Thesis director: RODRIGUEZ DONO, ALFONSO | GENS SOLE, ANTONIO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: ALEJANO MONGE, LEANDRO
         SECRETARI: PINYOL PUIGMARTI, NURIA MERCE
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: CARRANZA TORRES, CARLOS MARIA
    Thesis abstract: Representing the time-dependent plastic behaviour of geomaterials is a critical issue in the correct application of tunnelling design techniques such as the convergence-confinement method or numerical modelling. Furthermore, during underground excavations below the water table, the effect of seepage flow cannot be ignored, and the behaviour of the tunnel must be analysed in a coupled hydro-mechanical framework.The main objective of this thesis is to analyse the response of tunnels excavated in saturated time-dependent plastic rock masses. For this purpose, a time-dependent plastic constitutive model has been developed and implemented in the software CODE_BRIGHT to simulate the time-dependent, strain-softening and creep-induced failure behaviour of geomaterials. Moreover, a coupled hydro-mechanical model is utilised to simulate the interaction between solid deformations and fluid flows. The obtained results provide relevant insights into the response of tunnels excavated in saturated time-dependent plastic rock masses. However, numerical difficulties might occur when modelling multi-stage excavations problems, when considering multi-physics coupled processes or non-linear mechanical material models, especially if the layers or pieces of excavated material are relatively coarse. In order to mitigate these numerical difficulties, a smoothed excavation (SE) method has been proposed and implemented in the software CODE_BRIGHT, which can improve numerical efficiency and mitigate non-convergence issues.Subsequently, to analyse the stability of tunnels with a combined support system, numerical solutions have been developed for tunnels excavated in strain-softening rock masses, considering the whole process of tunnel advancement, and the sequential installation of primary and secondary support systems. For this purpose, the actual compatibility conditions at both the rock-support interface and the support-support interface are considered. This method provides a convenient alternative method for the preliminary design of supported tunnels.

  • TARRAGÓ MUNTÉ, DANIEL: Hydraulic fills liquefaction. Effect on quay stability
    Author: TARRAGÓ MUNTÉ, DANIEL
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672274
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 03/06/2021
    Thesis director: GENS SOLE, ANTONIO | ALONSO PEREZ DE AGREDA, EDUARDO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: GONZALEZ GALINDO, JESUS
         SECRETARI: ARROYO ALVAREZ DE TOLEDO, MARCOS
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: PINEDA, JUBERT
    Thesis abstract: The starting point of this thesis is the failure of part of a quay wall under construction. The quay was divided in two phases, failure affected Phase 1 only. The failure and all the relevant associated information on quay design, construction and monitoring records are described in detail together with the results of a site investigation campaign carried out after the failure. Flow liquefaction of the hydraulic fill emplaced behind the quay wall was the main cause of the failure. The state of the hydraulic fill in the quay area is assessed in the light of the current understanding of the phenomenon and of a number of flow liquefaction criteria. In addition, an elastoplastic constitutive law is described that is capable to simulate the undrained brittleness behaviour that underlies the phenomenon of flow liquefaction. It is a critical-state model that incorporates the concept of state parameter. Subsequent finite element analyses are able to reproduce satisfactorily the behaviour of the quay during construction and the features and circumstances of the failure. Two possible triggering mechanisms are identified that can explain the failure: spontaneous liquefaction, or liquefaction of a limited zone caused by the concurrent construction of an embankment. A parametric study verifies the robustness of the simulation and the dependence of stability on the degree of brittleness of the hydraulic fill. The same type of analysis of quay Phase 2, not involved in the failure, revealed that the margin of safety was small if the hydraulic fill liquefied. Soil improvement measures were implemented and an extensive monitoring system was installed. Construction of quay Phase 2 was completed applying the observational method that involved a continuous check of the monitoring data and its comparison with numerical simulation results. An additional site investigation confirmed that the soil improvement measures had succeeded in removing both the flow and the cyclic liquefaction potential of the hydraulic fill, according to currently accepted criteria. The Phase 1 quay involved in the failure was reconstructed with mainly terrestrial fill with no flow potential liquefaction, as confirmed by the corresponding site investigation. Based on the experience gathered in the case and on the research carried out, an operational scheme dealing with quays constructed with hydraulic fills susceptible to flow liquefaction is proposed. It consists of a protocol to evaluate liquefaction potential of hydraulic fills, the use of a constitutive law capable of simulating flow liquefaction, the implementation of soil improvement measures to reduce flow liquefaction potential and the employment of a monitoring system to control the quay wall behaviour during construction and to provide data for comparison with numerical analyses results.

  • TORRES SERRA, JOEL: Granular flow characterisation towards an enhanced bulk feeder selection
    Author: TORRES SERRA, JOEL
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/671881
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Reading date: 26/02/2021
    Thesis director: RODRIGUEZ FERRAN, ANTONIO | ROMERO MORALES, ENRIQUE EDGAR

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: ALONSO PEREZ DE AGREDA, EDUARDO
         SECRETARI: GARCIA TRIÑANES, PABLO
         VOCAL: VIGGIANI, GIOACCHINO
    Thesis abstract: In the packaging industry, a wide range of powders and bulk solids are handled in bagging equipment using different bulk feeding techniques. Quality of the packaging is critically affected by feeder performance, which is conditioned by the flowability of granular materials. Therefore, selecting the adequate feeder for every application is still a challenging industrial issue, commonly approached using a combination of conventional material tests and engineering know-how. The main goal of this thesis is to develop a testing protocol suited to better assess the flowability of industrial granular materials and to inform a methodology to objectify the decision-making process of feeder selection. The new TMI granular flow tester (GFT) is presented, consisting of a quasi-two-dimensional granular column collapse set-up, which is fully-instrumented to observe granular flow phenomena. The GFT covers the aeration and deaeration of the granular columns by packing state pre-conditioning, surface morphology of the initial granular columns and the final deposit configurations at run-out, basal load profiles of material deposition for the flow stages after collapse, and the flow front propagation and near-wall kinematics by particle image velocimetry analysis. This protocol is used to define new relevant flow parameters for industrial granular materials with sizes typically ranging from the order of micrometres to a few millimetres. A data analysis methodology is proposed to verify the feeder-type classification of granular materials in industrial practice by cluster analysis on data sets of material properties describing their flowability. Using conventional properties, granular materials are clustered into as many groups as main bulk feeder classes but a significant mismatch is noted, attributed to common industrial practice and incomplete flow characterisation. For this reason, the relevant flow parameters are included in an extended property data set, notably improving detection of similarly flowing materials. Furthermore, granular flow problems are modelled by the discrete element method to include the effects of material properties at the particle level (grain shape and size, segregation, and hygroscopicity issues) in the flow behaviour observed at the bulk level. Simulation results for the GFT set-up and an industrial case study of hopper filling are incorporated into this thesis.

  • TRABUCCHI, MICHELA: Hydrodynamics and Geochemistry at Multiple Scales: Characterizing Preferential Flow-Paths and Wormholes in Evaporitic Sediments
    Author: TRABUCCHI, MICHELA
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672177
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 11/05/2021
    Thesis director: CARRERA RAMIREZ, JESUS | FERNANDEZ GARCIA, DANIEL

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: RIVA, MONICA
         SECRETARI: SANCHEZ VILA, FRANCISCO JAVIER
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: COPTY, NADIM
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: LUQUOT, LINDA
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: GOLFIER, FABRICE
    Thesis abstract: The characterization of evaporitic aquifers for a better understanding of hydrodynamics and geochemical processes is of great importance, especially in environments where both the sustainability of unique ecosystems and the economic interests depend on aquifer features. This is the case of the Salar de Atacama (SdA) evaporitic nucleus, the "driving force" of this thesis, which prompt us to pursue two main objectives. First, characterizing the hydraulic behavior of the SdA nucleus, with special attention for the identification of highly connected structures (preferential flow-paths). Second, enriching the knowledge on preferential flow-paths development caused by dissolution processes (i.e. wormholes dynamics) and the corresponding changes in flow and transport behaviour.As a first step, we focused on the interpretation of hydraulic tests for aquifer characterization. Agarwal's method for recovery test interpretation was selected as suitable for analyzing the SdA aquifer response to imposed stresses for hydraulic properties estimation. Thus, we verified the method under ideal and non-ideal condition and we exposed its limitations. The latter were overcome by modifying the existing methodology and proposing an improved equivalent time to deal with variable pumping rates.At the same time we carried out a long-lasting cross-hole hydraulic test in the SdA nucleus. The complexity of system dynamics highlighted the need of seeking for a different methodology for aquifer characterization. We ended up developing a new filtering-corrective method through which aquifer characterization was carried out. The method involves estimating drawdowns, corrected from eventual systematic and structural errors, to be used as observations while automatically calibrating a groundwater model.Once validated the new method, we applied it, jointly with the stochastic inversion, to characterize the SdA nucleus in terms of spatial variability of the hydraulic conductivity at a large scale, with special attention for identifying connectivity structures. Results showed that these structures actually govern flow dynamics at large scale. Their identification was supported by independent information, which was used to verify the consistency of the results, thus the capability of the stochastic inversion in defining preferential flow-paths at large scale.Finally, we moved to an intermediate-scale analysis, carrying out a laboratory experiment under controlled conditions. We ran a dissolution experiment, jointly with several tracer tests, to study the evolution of a dissolution pattern characterized by dominant wormholes. We analyzed the evolution of wormhole dynamics, with special attention for wormholes growth, changes in hydraulic properties, geometry and competition for the flow. Furthermore, by interpreting the tracer tests we were able to quantify the effect that these structures have on the hydraulic and transport behavior. For that, we applied the multi-advection dispersion model, considering two modelling approaches: by fitting the measured BTCs with effective transport parameters and by predicting the BTCs evolution through a discrete wormhole modelling approach, applied knowing the geometry of the system and transport parameters of the undissolved matrix. Both approaches are capable of reproducing the experimental data, highlighting the ability to characterize the system. Results also demonstrate the high predictive power of the discrete wormhole model.

  • WANG, JINGJING: Multirate mass transfer and biofilm growth modeling in porous media
    Author: WANG, JINGJING
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672346
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 23/07/2021
    Thesis director: CARRERA RAMIREZ, JESUS | VALHONDO GONZALEZ, CRISTINA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: GÓMEZ HERNÁNDEZ, JAIME
         SECRETARI: RODRIGUEZ ESCALES, PAULA FELICIDAD
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: DENTZ, MARCO
    Thesis abstract: Reactive transport modeling is a methodological tool to study the coupled physical, chemical and biological processes in Earth system. It is complex not only because of the nature of the equations, but also because of the effects of the porous medium heterogeneity on reactive transport. This thesis aims to deepen the understanding of reactive transport processes in order to explain the biochemical degradation process in porous media, with special emphasis on the role of biofilm and its growth.First, we propose a general and efficient numerical solution of reactive transport in multicontinuum media using Multirate Mass Transfer (MRMT) approach. To overcome the non-linearity of the problem, induced by non-linear kinetics, we use the Newton-Raphson method to get the global solution. We solve the system of equations in block form, which allow us to reduce the unknowns to those of mobile zones and to, thus improving efficiency. The solution is validated by comparison with analytical solution for linear kinetics. The code is developed in Object-oriented way, which enables the code reusability and data polymorphism. Second, we investigate the conditions for chemical localization (i.e., the occurrence of reactions that would not be possible in single continuum media). To this end, we write the multicontinuum transport equations in dimensionless form to find that reactive transport in multicontinuum media is governed by three characteristic times: the distribution of residence times in immobile zones, and the characteristic reaction and transport times. To study the interplay between these three characteristic times, we simulate three chemical systems: conservative, single reaction and sequential reaction. Results demonstrate that reactions driven by species that result from previous reactions will localize in immobile zones whose residence time is comparable to reaction times. Furthermore, immobile zones with residence times much smaller than those for transport can be lumped together (assuming that very fast reactions are assumed in equilibrium), which greatly reduces computations.Third, we perform simulations of reactive transport incorporating biochemical reactions that not only oxidize organic carbon, but also produce biomass, thus causing biofilm growth. Biofilm growth is known to cause clogging (i.e., reduction of permeability), which has concentrated most research on the topic. But it also causes a significant change in the pore space geometry and connectivity, which leads to not only an overall increase in mean residence time in immobile regions, but also on its distribution. As discussed above, this is critical to (bio)chemical localization, especially considering that microbial mediated reactions tend to concentrate in biofilms. We propose a model for the evolution of residence time distribution in immobile zones in response to biofilm growth. We test this model by comparison with laboratory experiments extracted from the literature, where tracer tests have been performed at various stages of growth. Results show that the dynamic MRMT model is capable of reproducing the salient features of these experiments.

  • YUBERO DE MATEO, MARÍA TERESA: Ejecución de túneles en terreno deltaico mediante tuneladora EPB. El caso de la línea 9.
    Author: YUBERO DE MATEO, MARÍA TERESA
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672353
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 22/07/2021
    Thesis director: GENS SOLE, ANTONIO | DI MARIANO, ALESSANDRA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: SAGASETA MILLAN, CESAR
         SECRETARI: OLIVELLA PASTALLE, SEBASTIAN
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: PINHEIRO CARDOSO, MARIA RAFAELA
    Thesis abstract: The urban tunneling may generate significant problems. One of the main concerns is the unavoidable ground movements generated; before, during and after the tunneling operations. In this context, the objective of this Thesis is the study of the ground movements, both on the surface and at depth, caused by tunnel excavations using Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs). Within the scope of TBMs, we can distinguish between tunneling machines for hard ground and shield machines for excavation in low-strength soils. The shield machines and, specifically, the Earth Pressure Balance shields, are based on the principle of equilibrium between the tunnel face and the excavated soil in the front chamber. An example of EPB tunneling is the case of the Line 9 (under construction) of the Barcelona Metro. Once the Line will be finished, it would be one of the longest lines in Europe with a total length of 47.8 Km constructed for the most part in an urban setting.This Line 9 tunnel crosses different types of soils. This Thesis specifically refers to the excavation of Line 9 between Terminal 1 at the Prat airport and the industrial area called ¿Parc Logistic¿. This 14 km- long section of the route is called Section 1 in the construction project of the Line 9 and corresponds to the stretch between the stations of Terminal T1 and Parc Logístic.The studied area is located in the Llobregat river delta and it is made up of quaternary deltaic deposits completely excavated in soft deltaic deposits of mixed soft clays that constitute a quite uniform layer. Tunneling is performed by two EPB machines of 9.4 m diameter.An important monitoring system was installed not only in Section 1 but throughout the whole line as well. The system was devoted to the measurement of the magnitude and distribution of ground movements before, during and after the passing of the EPB.The information on the horizontal and vertical movements, at the surface and at depth, is analyzed and compared with empirical and semi-empirical methods available in the literature. Both the cross-section and the longitudinal distributions are considered.For the case of surface settlement troughs, the comparisons are made at two times related to the excavation process. The first one, called short-term, considers the movements until the tunnel lining has been installed. The second one, called long-term, considers the movements until the consolidation of the ground has finished. The settlement distributions have been represented by an inverted Gaussian distribution curve that has been adjusted using different methods. In addition, the observed settlement troughs have been approximated by alternative empirical expressions and by equations based on analytical solutions. For the case of the vertical and horizontal movement distributions at depth, the same short-term and the long-term points mentioned above have been considered. Movements at depth have been examined in ten cross-sections (also called transverse sections) along the line, called Control Sections.In the same way, the data recorded by vibrating wire piezometers and Casagrande open piezometers have been analyzed and the variation of the piezometric has been plotted.The analysis of all the data collected has allowed the comparison between the results of Line 9 Section 1 with forty-five cases of tunnels excavated not only in similar soft soils, but also in sandy soils and in stiff clays.Finally, two-dimensional simulation of the excavation has been carried out using the Plaxis finite element program, using a constitutive model that includes small deformation behavior, the Small Strain Hardening Soil. The analysis has been able to reproduce satisfactorily the observed movements both in the short and long term, establishing a useful record for other EPB tunneling projects in similar soft soils.

Last update: 16/10/2021 05:11:51.

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Reading date:16/12/2020
Director:CAROL VILARASAU, IGNACIO
Co-director:LOPEZ GARELLO, CARLOS MARIA
Mention:No
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AUTHOR:TOURCHI, SAEED
Title:THM analysis of argillaceous rocks with application to nuclear waste underground storage
Reading date:04/12/2020
Director:GENS SOLE, ANTONIO
Co-director:VAUNAT, JEAN
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
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Tourchi, S.; Vaunat, J.; Gens, A.; Vu, M. N.; Bumbieler, F. (2019). Coupled THM analysis of long-term anisotropic convergence in the full-scale micro tunnel excavated in the Callovo-Oxfordian argillite.

AUTHOR:MATAS CASADO, GERARD
Title:Modelling fragmentation in rockfalls
Reading date:04/11/2020
Director:COROMINAS DULCET, JORDI
Director:LANTADA ZARZOSA, MARIA DE LAS NIEVES
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
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Sánchez Moreno, Miguel Ángel (2016). Modelización de la propagación de caída de bloques rocosos. Comparativa entre diferentes programas.

Rich Martell, Francesc (2018). Ajuste de parámetros mediante técnicas de optimización en simulaciones de desprendimientos rocosos.

Matas, G.; Lantada, N.; Corominas, J.; Gili, J.; Ruiz, R.; Prades, A. (2017). RockGIS: a GIS-based model for the analysis of fragmentation in rockfalls. - Landslides, ISSN: 1612-5118 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 1.802; Quartil: Q1)

Saló, L.; Corominas, J.; Lantada, N.; Matas, G.; Prades, A.; Ruiz, R. (2018). Seismic energy analysis as generated by impact and fragmentation of single-block experimental rockfalls. - Journal of geophysical research - Earth surface, ISSN: 2169-9003 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.253; Quartil: Q1)

Corominas, J.; Matas, G.; Ruiz, R. (2019). Quantitative analysis of risk from fragmental rockfalls. - Landslides, ISSN: 1612-5118 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 1.88; Quartil: Q1)

Matas, G.; Lantada, N.; Corominas, J.; Gili, J.; Ruiz, R.; Prades, A. (2020). Simulation of full-scale rockfall tests with a fragmentation model. - Geosciences (Switzerland), ISSN: 2076-3263 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 0.392; Quartil: Q2)

Ruiz, R.; Corominas, J.; Gili, J.; Matas, G.; Lantada, N.; Moya, J.; Prades, A.; Núñez-Andrés, M.A.; Buill, F.; Puig-Polo, C. (2020). Analysis of fragmentation of rock blocks from real-scale tests. - Geosciences (Switzerland), ISSN: 2076-3263 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 0.392; Quartil: Q2)

Matas, G.; Lantada, N.; Gili, J.; Corominas, J. (2015). An open source GIS-based tool to integrate the fragmentation mechanism in rockfall propagation.

Gili, J.; Ruiz, R.; Matas, G.; Corominas, J.; Lantada, N.; Núñez-Andrés, M.A.; Mavrouli, O.; Buill, F.; Moya, J.; Prades, A.; Moreno, S. (2016). Experimental study on rockfall fragmentation: in situ test design and first results.

Matas, G.; Lantada, N.; Corominas, J.; Gili, J. (2016). Simulation of rockfall fragmentation mechanism in a GIS-based tool.

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Matas, G.; Lantada, N.; Corominas, J.; Gili, J.; Ruiz, R.; Prades, A. (2017). Procedure for assessing the performance of a rockfall fragmentation model.

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Matas, G.; Lantada, N.; Corominas, J.; Gili, J.; Ruiz, R.; Prades, A. (2017). Rockfall fragmentation analysis: Vilanova de Banat case study.

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Matas, G.; Lantada, N.; Corominas, J.; Gili, J.; Ruiz, R.; Prades, A. (2017). Modelización de desprendimientos rocosos considerando la fragmentación.

Prades, A.; Matas, G.; Núñez-Andrés, M.A.; Buill, F.; Lantada, N.; Corominas, J. (2017). Determinación de trayectorias de bloques rocosos en ensayos mediante videogrametría.

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Matas, G.; Corominas, J.; Lantada, N. (2018). Effect of rockfall fragmentation on exposure and subsequent risk analysis.

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Matas, G.; Lantada, N.; Corominas, J.; Gili, J.; Ruiz, R.; Prades, A. (2020). Rockfall fragmentation simulations of real scale tests.

AUTHOR:SOLER SAGARRA, JOAQUIM
Title:Mathematical formulations of water mixing for reactive transport through heterogeneous media
Reading date:28/07/2020
Director:CARRERA RAMIREZ, JESUS
Co-director:SAALTINK, MAARTEN WILLEM
Mention:No
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AUTHOR:MARTÍNEZ PÉREZ, LAURA
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Reading date:09/07/2020
Tutor/a:SAALTINK, MAARTEN WILLEM
Director:CARRERA RAMIREZ, JESUS
Director:LUQUOT, LINDA
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
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Martinez, L.; Luquot, L. (2017). Petrophysical and transport parameters evolution during acid percolation through structurally different limestones.

Martinez, L.; Marazuela, M.; Luquot, L.; Folch, A.; Garcia-Orellana, J.; Ferrer, N.; Rodellas, V.; Bellmunt, F.; Del Val, L.; Fernandez, S.; Ledo, J.; Pezard, P.; Saaltink, M.; Carrera, J.; Vazquez-Suñe, E. (2017). New guidelines to describe seawater intrusion process: the experimental Argentona field site.

Folch, A.; Del Val, L.; Luquot, L.; Martinez, L.; Bellmunt, F.; Le Lay, H.; Rodellas, V.; Ferrer, N.; Fernandez, S.; Marazuela, M.; Ledo, J.; Pezard, P.; Bour, O.; Queralt, P.; Marcuello, A.; Garcia-Orellana, J.; Saaltink, M.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Carrera, J. (2017). Combining different techniques to monitor seawater intrusion integrating different observation scales.

Goyetche, T.; Diego, M.; Luquot, L.; Garcia-Orellana, J.; Rodellas-Vila, V.; Del Val, L.; Martinez, L.; Palacios, A.; Ledo, J.; Pezard, P.; Folch, A.; Carrera, J. (2018). Hydrodynamics and hydrogeochemical changes in the mixing zone of a coastal aquifer during a heavy rain event.

Martinez, L.; Diego, M.; Luquot, L.; Rodellas, V.; Garcia-Orellana, J. (2018). Laboratory experiments on alluvial coastal sediments to characterize radium desorption in mixing waters.

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Folch, A.; Del Val, L.; Luquot, L.; Martinez, L.; Bellmunt, F.; Le Lay, H.; Rodellas, V.; Ferrer, N.; Fernández López, S.; Marazuela, M.; Diego, M.; Pool , M.; Goyetche, T.; Palacios, A.; Ledo, J.; Pezard, P.; Bour, O.; Queralt, P.; Marcuello, A.; Garcia-Orellana, J.; Saaltink, M.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Carrera, J. (2018). Seawater intrusion dynamics monitoring with geophysical techniques combination.

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Folch, A.; Del Val, L.; Luquot, L.; Martinez, L.; Bellmunt, F.; Le Lay, H.; Rodellas, V.; Ferrer, N.; Fernandez, S.; Marazuela, M.; Diego, M.; Pool, M.; Goyetche, T.; Ledo, J.; Pezard, P.; Bour, O.; Queralt, P.; Marcuello, A.; Garcia-Orellana, J.; Palacios, A.; Saaltink, M.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Carrera, J. (2019). Do groundwater data from piezometers correlate with FO-DTS and CHERT in costal aquifers?.

Palacios, A.; Ledo, J.; Linde, N.; Bellmunt, F.; Bosch, D.; Del Val, L.; Folch, A.; Luquot, L.; Martinez, L.; Pezard, P.; Carrera, J. (2019). A long-term experiment for monitoring saltwater intrusion dynamics using time-lapse cross-hole ERT.

Martinez, L.; Marazuela, M.; Luquot, L.; Folch, A.; Del Val, L.; Goyetche, T.; Diego, M.; Saaltink, M.; Rodellas, V.; Pool, M.; Bellmunt, F.; Garcia-Orellana, J.; Pezard, P.; Ledo, J.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Carrera, J. (2019). Facing geological heterogeneity impact on reciprocal coastal systems.

Diego, M.; Saaltink, M.; Folch, A.; Martinez, L.; Goyetche, T.; ALORDA, A.; Rodellas, V.; Garcia-Orellana, J. (2019). Using a simple analytical solution to asses the distribution of radon and radium isotopes in a coastal aquifer.

AUTHOR:MARAZUELA CALVO, MIGUEL ÁNGEL
Title:Hydrogeology of salt flats: the Salar de Atacama example
Reading date:03/07/2020
Director:VÁZQUEZ SUÑÉ, ENRIC
Co-director:OLIVELLA PASTALLE, SEBASTIAN
Mention:No
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Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Marazuela, M.; Velasco Mansilla, D.V.; Diviu, M.; Perez, A.; Álvarez, J. (2016). A geological model for the management of subsurface data in the urban environment of Barcelona and surrounding area. - Solid Earth, ISSN: 1869-9510 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 3.495; Quartil: Q1)

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Soriano, M. A.; Pocoví, A.; Gil, H.; Pérez, A.; Luzón, M. A.; Marazuela, M. (2019). Some evolutionary patterns of palaeokarst developed in Pleistocene deposits (Ebro Basin, NE Spain): improving geohazard awareness in present-day karst. - Geological journal, ISSN: 0072-1050 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 1.595; Quartil: Q3)

Marazuela, M.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Ayora, C.; García, A.; Palma, T. (2019). Hydrodynamics of salt flat basins: the Salar de Atacama example. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 6.551; Quartil: Q1)

Marazuela, M.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Ayora, C.; García, A.; Palma, T. (2019). The effect of brine pumping on the natural hydrodynamics of the Salar de Atacama: the damping capacity of salt flats. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 6.551; Quartil: Q1)

Marazuela, M.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Ayora, C.; García, A. (2020). Towards more sustainable brine extraction in salt flats: learning from the Salar de Atacama. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.589; Quartil: Q1)

Marazuela, M.; Ayora, C.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Olivella, S.; García, A. (2020). Hydrogeological constraints for the genesis of the extreme lithium enrichment in the Salar de Atacama (NE Chile): a thermohaline flow modelling approach. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.589; Quartil: Q1)

Marazuela, M.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Ayora, C.; Palma, T.; García, A. (2018). The complex hydrogeological equilibrium of the Salar de Atacama (NE Chile): a numerical approach for the management of salt flats systems.

AUTHOR:MARTÍNEZ ESTÉVEZ, ARIADNA
Title:Estudio numérico del ataque ácido por CO2 en cementos de pozos de petróleo sellados
Reading date:29/06/2020
Director:LOPEZ GARELLO, CARLOS MARIA
Co-director:CAROL VILARASAU, IGNACIO
Mention:No
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Martinez, A. (2016). Mecánica del Ataque Ácido en Hormigón y Geomateriales.

Liaudat, J.; Martinez, A.; Lopez, C.; Carol, Ignacio (2018). Modelling acid attack of oilwell cement exposed to carbonated brine. - International journal of greenhouse gas control, ISSN: 1750-5836 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.231; Quartil: Q2)

Liaudat, J.; Garolera, D.; Martinez, A.; Carol, Ignacio; Lakshmikantha, R.M.; Alvarellos, J. (2015). Numerical modelling of the Wedge Splitting Test in rock specimens, using fracture-based zero-thickness interface elements.

Liaudat, J.; Martinez, A.; Lopez, C.; Carol, Ignacio (2015). Numerical modelling of ASR expansions in concrete.

Liaudat, J.; Garolera, D.; Martinez, A.; Carol, Ignacio; Lakshmikantha, R.M.; Alvarellos, J. (2015). Analysis of crack propagation instabilities in rock specimens via numerical analysis of wedge splitting tests.

Liaudat, J.; Garolera, D.; Martinez, A.; Carol, Ignacio; Lakshmikantha, R.M.; Alvarellos, J. (2017). Avoiding fracture instability in wedge splitting tests by means of numerical simulations.

Martinez, A.; Liaudat, J.; Lopez, C.; Carol, Ignacio (2017). Diffusion-reaction modelling of the degradation of oil-well cement exposed to carbonated brine.

Martinez, A.; Liaudat, J.; Lopez, C.; Carol, Ignacio (2019). Zero-thickness interface model with chemical degradation by acid attack.

AUTHOR:RUIZ RESTREPO, DANIEL FELIPE
Title:Hydro-Mechanical analysis of expansive clays. Constitutive and numerical modelling.
Reading date:12/06/2020
Director:GENS SOLE, ANTONIO
Director:VAUNAT, JEAN
Mention:No
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Ruiz, D.F. (2013). Thermo-mechanical analysis of the stability of a rock cliff under climatic actions..

Ruiz, D.F. (2013). Modelación de fenómenos acoplados en el sellado de excavaciones profundas en roca arcillosa.

Mánica, M.A.; Gens, A.; Vaunat, J.; Ruiz, D.F. (2016). A cross-anisotropic formulation for elasto-plastic models. - Geotechnique Letters, ISSN: 2049-825X (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 1.286; Quartil: Q3)

Mánica, M.A.; Gens, A.; Vaunat, J.; Ruiz, D.F. (2017). A time-dependent anisotropic model for argillaceous rocks: application to an underground excavation in Callovo-Oxfordian claystone. - Computers and geotechnics, ISSN: 0266-352X (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.138; Quartil: Q1)

Gens, A.; Mánica, M.A.; Vaunat, J.; Ruiz, D.F. (2017). Modelling the mechanical behaviour of Callovo-Oxfordian argillite: formulation and application.

Mánica, M.A.; Gens, A.; Vaunat, J.; Ruiz, D.F. (2017). Hydromechanical modelling of a tunnel excavated in argillaceous rock.

Mánica, M.A.; Gens, A.; Vaunat, J.; Ruiz, D.F. (2017). Analysis of strain localization with a non-local plasticity model.

Mánica, M.A.; Gens, A.; Vaunat, J.; Ruiz, D.F. (2018). Hydromechanical behaviour of argillaceous rocks: constitutive law and applications.

Ruiz, D.F.; Vaunat, J.; Gens, A.; Mánica, M.A. (2018). Analysis of the hydration of an unsaturated seal.

Ruiz, D.F.; Vaunat, J.; Gens, A.; Mánica, M.A. (2018). Hydro-mechanical modelling of an unsaturated seal structure.

AUTHOR:DEL VAL ALONSO, LAURA
Title:Advancing in the characterization of coastal aquifers. A multimethodological approach based on fiber optics distributed temperature sensing
Reading date:03/06/2020
Director:FOLCH SANCHO, ALBERT
Director:SAALTINK, MAARTEN WILLEM
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Del Val, L. (2016). Investigating fresh-salt water interface dynamics and its effect on Submarine Groundwater Discharge.

Del Val, L.; Folch, A.; Le Lay, H.; Fernández López, S.; Casanovas, C.; Carrera, J. (2016). Heat dissipation test to estimate groundwater fluxes: test case at an unconsolidated coastal aquifer.

Del Val, L.; Carrera, J.; Folch, A.; Pool , M.; Martinez, L.; Bour, O. (2018). Heat dissipation test with fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing to estimate groundwater fluxes in an unconsolidated coastal aquifer.

Del Val, L.; Folch, A.; Carrera, J.; Pool , M.; Bour, O.; Selker, J. (2018). Temperature as tracer for fresh/salt water interface monitoring.

Del Val, L.; Saaltink, M.; Folch, A.; Pool , M.; Carrera, J.; Bour, O.; Selker, J. (2019). Exploring the use of Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing for monitoring seawater intrusion.

Del Val, L.; Saaltink, M.; Folch, A.; Goyetche, T.; Pool , M.; Carrera, J.; Bour, O.; Selker, J. (2019). Distributed temperature sensing to monitor the fresh/salt groundwater interface.

Del Val, L.; Saaltink, M.; Folch, A.; Pool , M.; Carrera, J. (2019). Modelling heat transport at the fresh-saltwater interface in coastal aquifers.

AUTHOR:SOLÉ MARÍ, GUILLEM
Title:Lagrangian modeling of reactive transport in heterogeneous porous media
Reading date:13/03/2020
Director:FERNANDEZ GARCIA, DANIEL
Co-director:SANCHEZ VILA, FRANCISCO JAVIER
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Sole-Mari, G. (2017). Enhancing degradation of emerging organic compounds in managed aquifer recharge systems by means of chaotic advection.

Sole-Mari, G. (2017). Enhancing the applicability of Lagrangian stochastic models of solute transport in porous media.

Sole-Mari, G.; Fernandez, D.; Rodríguez-Escales, P.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2017). A KDE-based random walk method for modeling reactive transport with complex kinetics in porous media. - Water resources research, ISSN: 0043-1397 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 4.361; Quartil: Q1)

Sole-Mari, G.; Fernandez, D. (2018). Lagrangian modeling of reactive transport in heterogeneous porous media with an automatic locally adaptive particle support volume. - Water resources research, ISSN: 0043-1397 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.142; Quartil: Q1)

Sole-Mari, G.; Schmidt, M.; Pankavich, S.; Benson, D. (2019). Numerical equivalence between SPH and probabilistic mass transfer methods for Lagrangian simulation of dispersion. - Advances in water resources, ISSN: 0309-1708 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.016; Quartil: Q1)

Sole-Mari, G.; Bolster, D.; Fernandez, D.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2019). Particle density estimation with grid-projected and boundary-corrected adaptive kernels. - Advances in water resources, ISSN: 0309-1708 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.016; Quartil: Q1)

Benson, D.; Pankavich, S.; Schmidt, M.; Sole-Mari, G. (2020). Entropy: (1) The former trouble with particle-tracking simulation, and (2) A measure of computational information penalty. - Advances in water resources, ISSN: 0309-1708 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.673; Quartil: Q1)

Sole-Mari, G.; Riva, M.; Fernandez, D.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Guadagnini, A. (2021). Solute transport in bounded porous media characterized by Generalized Sub-Gaussian log-conductivity distributions. - Advances in water resources, ISSN: 0309-1708 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.016; Quartil: Q1)

Sole-Mari, G.; Fernandez, D.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Rodríguez-Escales, P. (2017). Modeling reactive transport involving complex kinetics via particle tracking.

Sole-Mari, G.; Fernandez, D. (2017). Locally adaptive methods for KDE-based random walk models of reactive transport in porous media.

Sole-Mari, G.; Fernandez, D. (2018). Locally optimal computation of complex reactions in RWPT.

Sole-Mari, G.; Bolster, D.; Fernandez, D.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2019). A Lagrangian model of mixing-litnited reactive transport.

Sole-Mari, G.; Bolster, D.; Fernandez, D.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2019). Lagrangian modeling of solute transport with equilibrium reactions.

Sole-Mari, G.; Schmidt, M.; Benson, D. (2019). Lagrangian mass transfer/reaction models: is probabilistic mass transfer numerically equivalent to SPH?.

Bertran, O.; Fernandez, D.; Rodríguez-Escales, P.; Sole-Mari, G. (2019). Chaotic flows as a tool to control preferential paths in heterogeneous porous media.

Sole-Mari, G.; Fernandez, D.; Bolster, D.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2019). Lagrangian simulation of reactive transport: the Space-Time Adaptive Reaction Supports (STARS) method.

Fernandez, D.; Sole-Mari, G.; Riva, M.; Guadagnini, A.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2019). Solute transport in generalized sub-gaussian hydraulic conductivity distributions.

Sole-Mari, G.; Fernandez, D.; Bolster, D.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2019). Modeling reactive transport with local mixing limitation via random walk particle tracking.

Sole-Mari, G.; Fernandez, D.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Bolster, D. (2020). Reactive transport in porous media with local mixing limitation: a Lagrangian modeling approach.

AUTHOR:CASTELLÓN LÓPEZ, JAVIER
Title:Estudio del comportamiento del suelo en el rango de las pequeñas deformaciones y desarrollo del modelo constitutivo EPHYSS
Reading date:18/02/2020
Director:LEDESMA VILLALBA, ALBERTO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Castellon, J. (2015). Desarrollo de un nuevo modelo constitutivo para suelos en el rango de las pequeñas deformaciones.

AUTHOR:PARERA MORALES, FERRAN
Title:Advanced image analysis techniques for laboratory experiments on soils
Reading date:27/01/2020
Director:ALONSO PEREZ DE AGREDA, EDUARDO
Co-director:PINYOL PUIGMARTI, NURIA MERCE
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
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Parera, F. (2016). Esllavissades i estructures de protecció. Models a escala i simulació numèrica amb el Mètode del Punt Material..

Pinyol, N.M.; Alvarado, M.; Parera, F.; Yerro, A. (2017). Novel procedure to validate MPM results by means of PIV measurements. - Procedia engineering, ISSN: 1877-7058 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 0.89; Quartil: )

Parera, F.; Pinyol, N.M.; Alonso, E. (2020). Massive, continuous and non-invasive surface measurement of degree of saturation by shortwave infrared images. - Canadian geotechnical journal, ISSN: 0008-3674 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.802; Quartil: Q2)

Parera, F.; Pinyol, N.M.; Alonso, E. (2020). Image-based measurements of degree of saturation.

AUTHOR:ZHANG, NINGNING
Title:A micromechanical study of the Standard Penetration Test
Reading date:20/01/2020
Director:ARROYO ALVAREZ DE TOLEDO, MARCOS
Director:GENS SOLE, ANTONIO
Co-director:CIANTIA, MATTEO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Zhang, N.; Fang, Q.; Li, Y.; Zhang, D. (2018). Mechanical analysis of secondary lining of high-speed railway tunnel. - KSCE journal of civil engineering, ISSN: 1226-7988 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 1.428; Quartil: Q3)

Zhang, N.; Arroyo, M.; Ciantia, M.; Gens, A.; Butlanska, J. (2019). Standard penetration testing in a virtual calibration chamber. - Computers and geotechnics, ISSN: 0266-352X (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.818; Quartil: Q1)

Ciantia, M.; Arroyo, M.; Zhang, N.; Emam, S. (2017). Periodic cells for large-scale problem initialization.

Zhang, N.; Arroyo, M.; Ciantia, M.; Gens, A. (2020). Incorporating surface roughness into DEM models of crushable soils.

AUTHOR:FONTANET AMBRÒS, MIREIA
Title:Optimal irrigation scheduling combining water content sensors and remote sensing data.
Reading date:25/11/2019
Director:FERNANDEZ GARCIA, DANIEL
Mention:Doctorat Industrial
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Fontanet, M. (2017). Predictive capability of soil moisture modeling in an agriculture field using satellite data, in-situ sensors and advanced soil hydraulic characterization.

Fontanet, M.; Fernandez, D.; Ferrer, F. (2018). The value of satellite remote sensing soil moisture data and the DISPATCH algorithm in irrigation fields. - Hydrology and Earth system sciences, ISSN: 1027-5606 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.936; Quartil: Q1)

Fontanet, M.; Scudiero, E.; Skaggs, T.; Fernandez, D.; Ferrer, F.; Rodrigo, G.; Bellvert, J. (2020). Dynamic management zones for irrigation scheduling. - Agricultural water management, ISSN: 0378-3774 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.021; Quartil: Q1)

Fontanet, M.; Fernandez, D.; Ferrer, F.; Rodrigo, G. (2017). Evaluación de las medidas de humedad de suelo generadas con datos disgregados de satélite a escala de parcela agrícola.

AUTHOR:FERRER RAMOS, NÚRIA
Title:Assessment of a groundwater system under global change scenarios: the case of Kwale (Kenya)
Reading date:18/07/2019
Director:FOLCH SANCHO, ALBERT
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Ferrer, N. (2015). Challenges of groundwater in developing countries: The case of Kwale, coast of Kenya.

Folch, A.; Ferrer, N. (2015). The impact of poplar tree plantations for biomass production on the aquifer water budget and base flow in a Mediterranean basin. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 3.976; Quartil: Q1)

Ferrer, N.; Folch, A.; Lane, M.; Olago, D.; Odida, J.; Custodio, E. (2019). Groundwater hydrodynamics of an Eastern Africa coastal aquifer, including La Niña 2016–17 drought. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 6.551; Quartil: Q1)

Ferrer, N.; Folch, A.; Lane, M.; Olago, D.; Katuva, J.; Thomson, P.; Jou, S.; Hope, R.; Custodio, E. (2019). How does water-reliant industry affect groundwater systems in coastal Kenya?. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 6.551; Quartil: Q1)

Ferrer, N.; Folch, A.; Masó, G.; Sánchez, S.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2020). What are the main factors influencing the presence of faecal bacteria pollution in groundwater systems in developing countries?. - Journal of contaminant hydrology, ISSN: 0169-7722 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.65; Quartil: Q2)

Ferrer, N.; Folch, A.; Fernandez, D.; Lane, M.; Thomas, M.; Gathenya, J.; Wara, C.; Thomson, P.; Custodio, E.; Hope, R. (2020). Evidence of groundwater vulnerability to climate variability and economic growth in coastal Kenya. - Journal of hydrology, ISSN: 0022-1694 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.405; Quartil: Q1)

Ferrer, N.; Folch, A. (2015). Importance of poplar plantations in the groundwater mass balance and stream base flow of a Mediterranean basin.

Ferrer, N.; Folch, A.; Thomas, M.; Sasaka, W.; Wara, C.; Banje, S.; Olago, D.; Katuva, J.; Thomson, P.; Hope, R.; Lane, M. (2016). First step to understand the importance of new deep aquifer pumping regime in groundwater system in a developing country, Kwale, Kenya.

Folch, A.; Ferrer, N.; Sasaka, W.; Wara, C.; Lane, M.; Thomas, M.; Olago, D.; Thomson, P.; Hope, R. (2016). Groundwater quality risks in a densely populated rural coastal area: Kwale, Kenya.

Folch, A.; Ferrer, N. (2016). Impact of different land uses on the stream base flow and the aquifer water budget of a Mediterranean stream.

Ferrer, N.; Folch, A.; Line, M.; Odida, J.; Olago, D.; Thomson, P.; Hope, R. (2017). How do new development activities affect coastal groundwater systems in Africa? The case of Kwale, Kenya.

Ferrer, N.; Folch, A.; Fernandez, D.; Lane, M.; Olago, D.; Thomas, M.; Gathenya, J.; Wara, C.; Hope, R.; Custodio, E. (2019). Potential effects of climate change and future abstraction rate in a groundwater system located in coastal Kenya.

Ferrer, N.; Folch, A.; Lane, M.; Olago, D.; Odida, J.; Custodio, E.; Thomson, P.; Katuva, J.; Hope, R. (2019). The effect of La Niña 2016-2017 and the current abstraction regime on diverse water-reliant companies in Kwale groundwater resources (Coastal Kenya).

AUTHOR:PUIG MONTELLÀ, EDUARD
Title:Modeling capillarity and two-phase flow in granular media: From pore-scale to network-scale
Reading date:16/07/2019
Director:GENS SOLE, ANTONIO
Co-director:CHAREYRE, BRUNO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Puig, E. (2018). Micromechanics of three-phase granular geomaterials.

AUTHOR:PÉREZ FONSECA, LAZARO JORGE
Title:Upscaling mixing-limited chemical reactions from pore to continuum scale using the dispersive lamella concept.
Reading date:17/05/2019
Tutor/a:SAALTINK, MAARTEN WILLEM
Director:DENTZ, MARCO
Co-director:HIDALGO GONZÁLEZ, JUAN JOSÉ
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
AUTHOR:CRIOLLO MANJARREZ, ROTMAN ALEJANDRO
Title:An approach for hydrogeological data management, integration and analysis. Plataforma de Gestió i Anàlisi de dades geològiques e hidrogeològiques a la ciutat de Barcelona.
Reading date:08/03/2019
Tutor/a:SANCHEZ VILA, FRANCISCO JAVIER
Director:VÁZQUEZ SUÑÉ, ENRIC
Director:VELASCO MANSILLA, DOMITILA VIOLETA
Mention:
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Criollo, R.; Velasco Mansilla, D.V.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Serrano, A.; Alcaraz, M.; García, A. (2016). An integrated GIS-based tool for aquifer test analysis. - Environmental earth sciences, ISSN: 1866-6299

Serrano, A.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Montserrat, O.; Crosetto, M.; Hoffmann, C.; Ledesma, A.; Criollo, R.; Pujades, E.; Velasco Mansilla, D.V.; García, A.; García, M. (2016). Gb-SAR interferometry displacement measurements during dewatering in construction works : case of La Sagrera railway station in Barcelona, Spain. - Engineering geology, ISSN: 0013-7952 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 2.569; Quartil: Q1)

Alcaraz, M.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Velasco Mansilla, D.V.; Criollo, R. (2017). A loosely coupled GIS and hydrogeological modeling framework. - Enviromental earth sciences, ISSN: 1866-6280 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 1.435; Quartil: Q3)

Serrano, A.; Pujades, E.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Velasco, V.; Criollo, R.; Jurado, A. (2018). Integration of groundwater by-pass facilities in the bottom slab design for large underground structures. - Tunnelling and underground space technology, ISSN: 0886-7798 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.942; Quartil: Q1)

Criollo, R.; Velasco Mansilla, D.V.; Nardi, A. (2019). AkvaGIS: an open source tool for water quantity and quality management. - Computers and geosciences, ISSN: 0098-3004 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.991; Quartil: Q2)

Serrano, A.; Criollo, R.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; García, M.; Ayora, C.; Velasco, V.; Scheiber, L. (2020). Customization, extension and reuse of outdated hydrogeological software. - Geológica Acta, ISSN: 1696-5728 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 0.0; Quartil: )

Criollo, R.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Velasco Mansilla, D.V.; Serrano, A.; García, M.; García, A. (2014). Herramientas de interpretación de ensayos hidráulicos en un entorno SIG.

Velasco Mansilla, D.V.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Criollo, R.; García, M.; Serrano, A.; García, A. (2014). Desarrollo de herramientas de analisis de datos hidrogeologicos en un entorno SIG.

Criollo, R.; Velasco Mansilla, D.V.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Serrano, A.; García, M.; García, A. (2016). Plataforma para la gestión de datos hidrogeológicos en entornos urbanos.

Criollo, R.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Burdons, S.; Enrich, M.; Chesa, M. (2018). Urban groundwater quality : update of the Barcelona city.

AUTHOR:CUADRADO CABELLO, AGUSTÍN
Title:Análisis THM de la interacción suelo-atmósfera en suelos arcillosos sometidos a desecación
Reading date:07/03/2019
Director:LEDESMA VILLALBA, ALBERTO
Director:PRAT CATALAN, PERE
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Cuadrado, A. (2015). Análisis THM de agrietamiento en suelos por desecación.

Levatti, H.; Prat, P.; Ledesma, A.; Cuadrado, A.; Cordero, J.A. (2017). Experimental analysis of 3D cracking in drying soils using ground-penetrating radar. - Geotechnical Testing journal, ISSN: 0149-6115 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 1.279; Quartil: Q3)

Ledesma, A.; Cordero, J.A.; Cuadrado, A.; Prat, P. (2014). Patterns of cracking in soils due to drying and wetting cycles.

Cordero, J.A.; Prat, P.; Ledesma, A.; Cuadrado, A. (2015). Cracking behaviour of silty clay soil under drying-wetting cycles.

Cuadrado, A.; Ledesma, A.; Olivella, S.; Prat, P.; Cordero, J.A. (2017). Numerical simulation of the soil desiccation process.

Cordero, J.A.; Prat, P.; Ledesma, A.; Cuadrado, A. (2018). Large test to study the role of soil-air interaction in soil cracking.

Cuadrado, A.; Encalada, D.; Ledesma, A.; Prat, P. (2019). Soil surface boundary condition in desiccating soils.

AUTHOR:PÉREZ CARRERAS, ADRIÀ
Title:T-H-M coupling with large advection in fractured rock masses using zero-thickness interface elements
Reading date:04/12/2018
Director:CAROL VILARASAU, IGNACIO
Director:PRAT CATALAN, PERE
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Perez, A. (2014). HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING IN T-H-M-C COUPLED FRACTURE PROBLEMS IN GEOMECHANICS AND CEMENT-BASED MATERIALS.

Perez, A.; Rodriguez, M.; Lopez, C.; Carol, Ignacio (2013). 3D-mesomechanical analysis of cracking and spalling of concrete subject to high temperatures.

Rodriguez, M.; Perez, A.; Lopez, C.; Carol, Ignacio (2014). Análisis mecomecánico de la fisuración del hormigón sometido a la acción de altas temperaturas.

Perez, A.; Aliguer, I.; Lopez, C.; Carol, Ignacio; Molina, A. (2015). Numerical study of intervertebral prosthesis.

Perez, A.; Riera, C.; Lopez, C.; Carol, Ignacio (2017). 3D-mesomechanical analysis of external sulfate attack in concrete.

Perez, A.; Carol, Ignacio; Prat, P. (2019). Heat transport with advection in fractured rock.

Lopez, C.; Vélez, A.; Carol, Ignacio; Perez, A.; Idiart, A. (2019). Análisis 2D y 3D de la fractura del hormigón por ataque sulfático externo.

AUTHOR:BARBA FERRER, MARIA DEL CARME
Title:Physical, geochemical and microbial parameters driving the improvement of water quality in Managed Aquifer Recharge
Reading date:16/11/2018
Director:FOLCH SANCHO, ALBERT
Director:SANCHEZ VILA, FRANCISCO JAVIER
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Barba, C. (2015). Estudi de les condicions ideals per optimitzar la millora de la millora de la infitració i la qualitat de l'aigua en el procés de recàrrega artificial.

Grau, A.; Folch, A.; Torrentó Aguerri, Clara; Valhondo, C.; Barba, C.; Domènech, C.; Soler, A.; Otero, N. (2018). Monitoring induced denitrification during managed aquifer recharge in an infiltration pond. - Journal of hydrology, ISSN: 0022-1694 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.405; Quartil: Q1)

Barba, C.; Folch, A.; Gaju-Ricart, N.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Carrasquilla, M.; Grau, A.; Martínez-Alonso, M. (2019). Microbial community changes induced by Managed Aquifer Recharge activities: linking hydrogeological and biological processes. - Hydrology and Earth system sciences, ISSN: 1027-5606 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 5.153; Quartil: Q1)

Barba, C.; Folch, A.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Martínez-Alonso, M.; Gaju-Ricart, N. (2019). Are dominant microbial sub-surface communities affected by water quality and soil characteristics?. - Journal of environmental management, ISSN: 0301-4797 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 5.647; Quartil: Q1)

Barba, C.; Folch, A.; Gaju, N.; Martínez-Alonso, M.; Grau, A.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2015). Microbial community analysis and bioclogging identification in a Managed Artificial Recharge system.

Barba, C.; Folch, A.; Gaju, N.; Martínez-Alonso, M.; Carrasquilla, M.; Grau, A.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2016). Is artificial recharge promoting microbial activity and biodegradation processes in groundwater systems?.

Barba, C.; Folch, A.; Martínez-Alonso, M.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Gaju, N. (2018). Operating conditions and microbial key populations in Managed Aquifer Recharge ponds: a statistical approach.

Rodríguez-Escales, P.; Barba, C.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Marcé, R.; Folch, A. (2019). Modeling the influence of temperature in the infiltration rates and redox reactions of an infiltration pond located in the Llobregat river basin.

Folch, A.; Barba, C.; Marcé, R.; Rodríguez-Escales, P.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2019). Monitoring of Eh, DOM and water quality in a MAR surface pond: understanding changes in the infiltration rate.

Barba, C.; Rodríguez-Escales, P.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Marcé, R.; Folch, A. (2019). Evaluating the influence of temperature and redox conditions during the infiltration in a recharge pond located in the Llobregat river basin.

Folch, A.; Barba, C.; Marcé, R.; Benito, A.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2019). Understanding changes of Eh, DOM and water quality in a MAR surface pond.

AUTHOR:MONFORTE VILA, LLUÍS
Title:INSERTION PROBLEMS IN GEOMECHANICS WITH THE PARTICLE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD
Reading date:05/11/2018
Director:ARROYO ALVAREZ DE TOLEDO, MARCOS
Co-director:CARBONELL PUIGBO, JOSEP MARIA
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Monforte, L. (2016). Numerical analysis of penetration problems in clay.

Monforte, L.; Pérez-Foguet, A. (2014). A multimesh adaptive scheme for air quality modeling with the finite element method. - International journal for numerical methods in fluids, ISSN: 0271-2091 (JCR Impact Factor-2014: 1.244; Quartil: Q2)

Monforte, L.; Arroyo, M.; Carbonell, J.M.; Gens, A. (2017). Numerical simulation of undrained insertion problems in geotechnical engineering with the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM). - Computers and geotechnics, ISSN: 0266-352X (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.138; Quartil: Q1)

Monforte, L.; Carbonell, J.M.; Arroyo, M.; Gens, A. (2017). Performance of mixed formulations for the particle finite element method in soil mechanics problems. - Computational particle mechanics, ISSN: 2196-4386 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 0.888; Quartil: Q1)

Monforte, L.; Arroyo, M.; Carbonell, J.M.; Gens, A. (2018). Coupled effective stress analysis of insertion problems in geotechnics with the Particle Finite Element Method. - Computers and geotechnics, ISSN: 0266-352X (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.345; Quartil: Q1)

Monforte, L.; Arroyo, M.; Gens, A.; Carbonell, J.M. (2018). Hydraulic conductivity from piezocone on-the-fly: a numerical evaluation. - Geotechnique Letters, ISSN: 2049-825X (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 1.699; Quartil: Q3)

Monforte, L.; Navas, P.; Carbonell, J.M.; Arroyo, M.; Gens, A. (2019). Low-order stabilized finite element for the full Biot formulation in soil mechanics at finite strain. - International journal for numerical and analytical methods in geomechanics, ISSN: 0363-9061 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.814; Quartil: Q2)

Monforte, L.; Arroyo, M.; Carbonell, J.M.; Gens, A. (2019). Reply to the Discussion on 'Coupled effective stress analysis of insertion problems in geotechnics with the Particle Finite Element Method'. - Computers and geotechnics, ISSN: 0266-352X (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.818; Quartil: Q1)

Monforte, L.; Arroyo, M.; Gens, A.; Carbonell, J.M. (2014). Explicit finite deformation stress integration of the elasto-plastic constitutive equations.

Monforte, L.; Arroyo, M.; Gens, A.; Carbonell, J.M. (2015). Integration of elasto-plastic constitutive models infinite deformation: an explicit approach.

Monforte, L.; Carbonell, J.M.; Arroyo, M.; Gens, A. (2015). Numerical simulation of penetration problems in geotechnical engineering with the particle finite element method (PFEM).

Pérez-Foguet, A.; Monforte, L.; Sánchez, J. (2015). Adaptive multimesh for solving transport-reaction i porous media. Application to 3D simulation with the CW2D model.

Gens, A.; Arroyo, M.; Butlanska, J.; Monforte, L.; Carbonell, J.M.; Ciantia, M.; O'Sullivan, C. (2016). Simulation of the cone penetration test: discrete and continuum approaches.

Gens, A.; Arroyo, M.; Carbonell, J.M.; Ciantia, M.; Monforte, L. (2017). Simulation of penetration problems in geomechanics.

Monforte, L.; Arroyo, M.; Gens, A.; Carbonell, J.M. (2018). Three-dimensional analysis of penetration problems using G-PFEM.

Monforte, L.; Arroyo, M.; Gens, A.; Carbonell, J.M. (2018). Numerical study of penetration problems in fine grained soils with the Particle Finite Element Method.

Monforte, L.; Arroyo, M.; Gens, A.; Parolini, C. (2018). Permeability estimates from CPTu: a numerical study.

Monforte, L.; Arroyo, M.; Gens, A.; Ciantia, M. (2019). G-PFEM numerical assessment of screw pile undrained capacity.

Monforte, L.; Arroyo, M.; Gens, A.; Carbonell, J.M. (2019). Enhanced cone penetration test interpretation with the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM).

AUTHOR:CRUSAT CODINA, LAURA
Title:Numerical modeling of cracking along non-preestablished paths
Reading date:05/11/2018
Director:CAROL VILARASAU, IGNACIO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Crusat, L. (2015). Modelació numèrica de propagació de fractures en geomecànica i durabilitat e materials.

Crusat, L. (2015). Modelització numèrica en discontinuïtats geomecàniques mitjançant XFEM i comparació amb els elements junta de gruix zero..

De Francisco sans, Miguel (2015). Implementació i aplicacions de l'elasticitat en grans deformacions i teoria del contacte en geomecànica..

Crusat, L.; Carol, Ignacio; Garolera, D. (2019). XFEM formulation with sub-interpolation, and equivalence to zero-thickness interface elements. - International journal for numerical and analytical methods in geomechanics, ISSN: 0363-9061 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.814; Quartil: Q2)

Crusat, L.; Garolera, D.; Carol, Ignacio (2015). XFEM formulation for discontinuities in fractured rock masses.

Crusat, L.; Carol, Ignacio (2017). Application of configurational mechanics to crack propagation.

Crusat, L.; Carol, Ignacio (2019). Numerical modeling of crack propagation using zero-thickness interfaces elements and configurational mechanics.

Crusat, L.; Carol, Ignacio; Garolera, D. (2019). New developments in the application of configurational mechanics to crack propagation.

AUTHOR:MÁNICA MALCOM, MIGUEL ÁNGEL
Title:ANALYSIS OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS IN ARGILLACEOUS HARD SOILS - WEAK ROCKS
Reading date:11/10/2018
Director:GENS SOLE, ANTONIO
Director:VAUNAT, JEAN
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Mánica, M.A.; Ovando-Shelley, E.; Jaramillo, E. (2016). Numerical study of the seismic behavior of rigid inclusions in soft Mexico City clay. - Journal of earthquake engineering, ISSN: 1363-2469 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 1.044; Quartil: Q3)

Mánica, M.A.; Gens, A.; Vaunat, J.; Ruíz, D. (2018). Nonlocal plasticity modelling of strain localisation in stiff clays. - Computers and geotechnics, ISSN: 0266-352X (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.345; Quartil: Q1)

Conesa, S.; Mánica, M.A.; Gens, A.; Huang, Y. (2019). Numerical simulation of the undrained stability of slopes in anisotropic fine-grained soils. - Geomechanics and geoengineering, ISSN: 1748-6025 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 0.0; Quartil: )

Mánica, M.A.; Gens, A.; Vaunat, J.; Ruíz, D. (2015). Anisotropic failure criterion for an argillaceous rock: formulation and application to an underground excavation case.

AUTHOR:RUIZ CARULLA, ROGER
Title:ROCKFALL ANALYSIS:Failure, fragmentation and propagation characterization
Reading date:19/07/2018
Director:COROMINAS DULCET, JORDI
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Ruiz, R. (2015). Fragmentació en despreniments rocosos.

Criado Ibáñez, Luis Eduardo (2015). Aplicación de técnicas de fotogrametria a la medida de deformaciones de probetas de suelo en laboratorio.

Vidal Farre, Aleix (2015). Analisi de la fragmentacio dels despreniments rocosos.

Ruiz, R.; Corominas, J.; Mavrouli, O. (2015). A methodology to obtain the block size distribution of fragmental rockfall deposits. - Landslides, ISSN: 1612-510X (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 3.049; Quartil: Q1)

Ruiz, R.; Corominas, J.; Mavrouli, O. (2017). A fractal fragmentation model for rockfalls. - Landslides, ISSN: 1612-510X (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.811; Quartil: Q1)

Corominas, J.; Mavrouli, O.; Ruiz, R. (2018). Magnitude and frequency relations: are there geological constraints to the rockfall size?. - Landslides, ISSN: 1612-510X (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.252; Quartil: Q1)

Ruiz, R.; Corominas, J.; Mavrouli, O. (2014). A methodology to obtain the block size distribution of a large rockfall deposit.

Ruiz, R.; Corominas, J.; Mavrouli, O. (2015). Observed changes in the block size ditribution as consequence of the rockfall fragmentation.

Corominas, J.; Ruiz, R.; Mavrouli, O. (2015). An empirical approach to rockfall fragmentation.

Mavrouli, O.; Hurlimann, M.; Abanco, C.; Moya, J.; Copons, R.; Ruiz, R. (2016). Monitoring of fast moving landslides in the Pyrenees.

Corominas, J.; Ruiz, R. (2016). La avalancha de rocas de la Coma d'Espòs, Pirineo Central, Lleida: un evento prehistórico catastrófico.

Corominas, J.; Mavrouli, O.; Ruiz, R. (2017). Rockfall occurrence and fragmentation.

Ruiz, R.; Corominas, J.; Hurlimann, M. (2017). Experiencias con drones para el estudio de movimientos de ladera.

AUTHOR:LIAUDAT, JOAQUÍN
Title:Experimental and numerical study of the effect of stress on ASR expansions in concrete
Reading date:15/06/2018
Director:CAROL VILARASAU, IGNACIO
Director:LOPEZ GARELLO, CARLOS MARIA
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Vacas Navalon, Edgar (2016). Estudio experimental de la influencia del estado tensional en las expansiones por Reacción Álcali-Sílice en hormigón.

Liaudat, J.; Carol, Ignacio; Lopez, C.; Saouma, V. (2018). ASR expansions in concrete under triaxial confinement. - Cement and concrete composites, ISSN: 0958-9465 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.172; Quartil: Q1)

Liaudat, J.; Lopez, C.; Carol, Ignacio (2015). Free expansion tests for ASR at the level of a single aggregate-matrix interface: experimental results and numerical modelling.

Liaudat, J.; Lopez, C.; Carol, Ignacio (2016). Numerical and experimental study of ASR in concrete at the meso-level.

Carol, Ignacio; Liaudat, J.; Lopez, C. (2017). Modeling concrete expansions via couped C-M mesoscale analysis with zero-thickness interface elements, and lab experiments.

Liaudat, J.; Lopez, C.; Carol, Ignacio (2018). Coupled C-M meso-scale model for ASR expansion in concrete.

Barandiaran, L.; Liaudat, J.; Lopez, C.; Carol, Ignacio (2019). Modelling acid attack of oilwell cement exposed to carbonated brine: effect of specimen geometry on experimental results.

AUTHOR:COMOLLI, ALESSANDRO
Title:Mechanism and stochastic dynamics of transport in Darcy-scale heterogeneous porous media
Reading date:14/06/2018
Director:DENTZ, MARCO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Comolli, A.; Hidalgo González, Juan José; Moussey, C.; Dentz, M. (2016). Non-Fickian Transport Under Heterogeneous Advection and Mobile-Immobile Mass Transfer. - Transport in porous media, ISSN: 0169-3913 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 2.205; Quartil: Q2)

Dentz, M.; Kang, P.K.; Comolli, A.; Le-Borgne, T.; Lester, D. (2016). Continuous time random walks for the evolution of Lagrangian velocities. - Physical review fluids, ISSN: 2469-990X (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 0.0; Quartil: Q4)

Comolli, A.; Dentz, M. (2017). Anomalous dispersion in correlated porous media : a coupled continuous time random walk approach. - European physical journal B, ISSN: 1434-6028 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 1.536; Quartil: Q3)

Comolli, A.; Dentz, M. (2018). Impact of diffusive motion on anomalous dispersion in structured disordered media: from correlated Lévy flights to continuous time random walks. - Physical review E, ISSN: 2470-0045 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.353; Quartil: Q1)

Hakoun, V.; Comolli, A.; Dentz, M. (2018). Modeling macrodispersive behaviors of solute in a heterogeneous alluvial aquifer with spatial Markov models for velocities.

Comolli, A.; Hakoun, V.; Dentz, M. (2018). Spatial Markov models for non-Fickian transport in heterogeneous porous media.

AUTHOR:ALVARADO BUENO, MAURICIO
Title:Landslide motion assessment including thermal interaction. An MPM approach.
Reading date:23/04/2018
Director:ALONSO PEREZ DE AGREDA, EDUARDO
Co-director:PINYOL PUIGMARTI, NURIA MERCE
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Alvarado, M.; Pinyol, N.M.; Alonso, E. (2019). Thermal interaction in shear bands: the Vajont landslide.

Pinyol, N.M.; Alvarado, M. (2017). Novel analysis for large strains based on particle image velocimetry. - Canadian geotechnical journal, ISSN: 0008-3674 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 1.813; Quartil: Q1)

Pinyol, N.M.; Alvarado, M.; Alonso, E.; Zabala, F. (2018). Thermal effects in landslide mobility. - Géotechnique, ISSN: 0016-8505 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.559; Quartil: Q1)

Alvarado, M.; Pinyol, N.M.; Ruiz, A. (2015). MPM simulation of a scaled laboratory slope failure.

Alvarado, M.; Ruiz, A.; Pinyol, N.M. (2016). Material Point Method analysis of induced laboratory scaled landslide.

Pinyol, N.M.; Alvarado, M.; Alonso, E. (2017). Effect of shear band thickness on the termo-hydromechanical coupled analysis of landslides.

Pinyol, N.M.; Ruiz, Á.; Alvarado, M.; Caicedo, B. (2017). Wetting collapse and failure of and slope tested in centrifuge machine.

Alvarado, M.; Pinyol, N.M.; Alonso, E. (2017). Aceleración de deslizamientos por efectos térmicos: modelación mediante el método del punto material.

Alvarado, M.; Ruiz, Á.; Pinyol, N.M. (2017). Nuevo método para la interpretación de imágenes digitales de inestabilidad mediante la técnica PIV.

Pinyol, N.M.; Alvarado, M.; Alonso, E. (2019). Thermal and strain rate effects on landslide. A real case..

AUTHOR:RAHBARALAM, MARYAM
Title:Modeling of reactive transport with particle tracking and kernel density estimators
Reading date:23/02/2018
Director:FERNANDEZ GARCIA, DANIEL
Co-director:SANCHEZ VILA, FRANCISCO JAVIER
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Rahbaralam, M. (2014). Reactive transport modeling in groundwater.

Rahbaralam, M.; Fernandez, D.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2015). Do we really need a large number of particles to simulate bimolecular reactive transport with random walk methods? A kernel density estimation approach. - Journal of computational physics, ISSN: 0021-9991 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 2.556; Quartil: Q1)

Rahbaralam, M.; Fernandez, D.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2017). Modeling of adsorption with particle tracking and kernel density estimators.

AUTHOR:CARLES BRANGARÍ, ALBERT
Title:Microbial and geochemical dynamics in soils and their impact on the hydraulic properties: From laboratory experiments to model development.
Reading date:22/09/2017
Director:SANCHEZ VILA, FRANCISCO JAVIER
Co-director:FERNANDEZ GARCIA, DANIEL
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Sanchez-Vila, X.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Rodriguez, P.; Jurado, A.; Folch, A.; Carles, A.; Carrera, J.; Fernandez, D. (2016). Emerging organic contaminants in aquifers: sources, transport, fate, and attenuation.

Carles, A. (2013). Biogeochemical dynamics in soils and its implications on infiltration.

Sanchez-Vila, X.; Rubol, S.; Carles, A.; Fernandez, D. (2013). An analytical solution to study substrate-microbial dynamics in soils. - Advances in water resources, ISSN: 0309-1708 (JCR Impact Factor-2013: 2.78; Quartil: Q1)

Rubol, S.; Freixa, A.; Carles, A.; Fernandez, D.; Romani, A.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2014). Connecting bacterial colonization to physical and biochemical changes in a sand box infiltration experiment. - Journal of hydrology, ISSN: 0022-1694 (JCR Impact Factor-2014: 3.053; Quartil: Q1)

Freixa, A.; Rubol, S.; Carles, A.; Fernandez, D.; Butturini, A.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Romani, A. (2015). The effects of sediment depth and oxygen concentration on the use of organic matter: an experimental study using an infiltration sediment tank. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 3.976; Quartil: Q1)

Dutta, T.; Carles, A.; Fernandez, D.; Rubol, S.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Tirado, J. (2015). Vadose zone oxygen (O2) dynamics during drying and wetting cycles: An artificial recharge laboratory experiment. - Journal of hydrology, ISSN: 0022-1694 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 3.043; Quartil: Q1)

Carles, A.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Freixa, A.; Romani, A.; Rubol, S.; Fernandez, D. (2017). A mechanistic model (BCC-PSSICO) to predict changes in the hydraulic properties for bio-amended variably saturated soils. - Water resources research, ISSN: 0043-1397 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 4.361; Quartil: Q1)

Carles, A.; Fernandez, D.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Manzoni, S. (2018). Ecological and soil hydraulic implications of microbial responses to stress: a modeling analysis. - Advances in water resources, ISSN: 0309-1708 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.673; Quartil: Q1)

Rubol, S.; Carles, A.; Fernandez, D.; Freixa, A.; Romani, A.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2012). A novel approach to investigate the link between natural biofilm growth and soil physical properties in a saturated porous media.

Carles, A.; Rubol, S.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Fernandez, D. (2012). An analytical solution to study substrate-bacterial dynamics in soils.

Carles, A.; Fernandez, D.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Rubol, S.; Freixa, A.; Romani, A. (2014). Deep bioclogging in a multiphase infiltraton system.

Carles, A.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Rubol, S.; Romani, A.; Fernandez, D. (2014). Efectos del crecimiento de biomasa sobre la distribución de poros y la curva de retención en procesos de infiltración.

Carles, A.; Manzoni, S.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Fernandez, D. (2017). Modeling the survival responses of a multi-component biofilm to environmental stress.

Carles, A.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Freixa, A.; Romani, A.M.; Fernandez, D. (2017). Understanding the influence of biofilm accumulation on the hydraulic properties of soils: a mechanistic approach based on experimental data.

Carles, A.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Romani, A.; Freixas, A.; Fernandez, D. (2017). A new mechanistic model to predict the impact of biofilms on porous media hydraulic properties.

AUTHOR:SCHEIBER PAGÈS, LAURA
Title:SUPPORT TOOLS FOR GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT IN THE PROXIMITY OF A MINE SITE
Reading date:09/06/2017
Tutor/a:SANCHEZ VILA, FRANCISCO JAVIER
Director:AYORA IBAÑEZ, CARLOS
Director:VÁZQUEZ SUÑÉ, ENRIC
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Scheiber, L.; Ayora, C.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Cendón, D.I.; Soler, A.; Custodio, E.; Baquero, J. (2015). Recent and old groundwater in the Niebla-Posadas regional aquifer (southern Spain): implications for its management. - Journal of hydrology, ISSN: 0022-1694 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 3.043; Quartil: Q1)

Scheiber, L.; Ayora, C.; Vazquez-Suñe, E. (2018). Quantification of proportions of different water sources in a mining operation. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.589; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:GONZÁLEZ BLANCO, LAURA
Title:Gas Migration in Deep Argillaceous Formations: Boom Clay and Indurated Clays
Reading date:31/05/2017
Director:ROMERO MORALES, ENRIQUE EDGAR
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Gonzalez, L.; Romero, E. (2013). Laboratory investigation of gas transport processes in Boom Clay. PhD collaboration agreement with ONDRAF/NIRAS (2013-2016).

Gonzalez, L.; Romero, E. (2014). Laboratory investigation of gas transport process in Boom Clay. PhD collaboration agreement with ONDRAF/NIRAS (2013-2016).

Romero, E.; Gonzalez, L. (2015). Complementary water and air permeability tests on core samples from Schlattingen SLA-1 borehole.

Romero, E.; Gonzalez, L. (2015). Laboratory investigation of gas transport process in Boom Clay. Interpretation and simulation of the experimental results.

Romero, E.; Gonzalez, L.; Dieudonné, A.; Marschall, P. (2016). EBS-Task Force: hydro-mechanical processes associated with gas transport in MX-80 bentonite.

Gonzalez, L.; Romero, E. (2016). Laboratory investigation of gas transport process in Boom Clay: PhD collaboration agreement with ONDRAF/NIRAS (2013-2016): annual report 4 (2016).

Romero, E.; Gonzalez, L. (2017). Hydro-mechanical processes associated with gas transport in MX-80 bentonite in the context of Nagra's RD&D programme.

Romero, E.; Gonzalez, L. (2018). Hydro-mechanical process associated with gas transport in MX-80 bentonite in the context of NAGRA’s RD&D programme: Complementary Report to NAB 17-09.

Gonzalez, L.; Romero, E.; Jommi, C.; Sillen, X.; Li, X.L. (2017). Exploring Fissure Opening and Their Connectivity in a Cenozoic Clay During Gas Injection.

Gonzalez, L.; Romero, E.; Jommi, C.; Li, X.L.; Sillen, X. (2016). Gas migration in a Cenozoic clay: experimental results and numerical modelling. - Geomechanics for energy and the environment, ISSN: 2352-3808 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 0.75; Quartil: Q1)

Marschall, P.; Romero, E.; Gonzalez, L.; Madaschi, A.; Papafotiou, A.; Senger, R.; Namhata, A.; Keller, L.; Rutqvist, J. (2018). Modelling of hydro-mechanical processes associated with gas transport in Wyoming bentonite. - Geophysical research abstracts, ISSN: 1607-7962

Gonzalez, L.; Romero, E.; Li, X.L.; Sillen, X. (2014). Importance of sample volume changes and material degradation on gas transport properties in Boom Clay.

Gonzalez, L.; Romero, E.; Li, X.; Sillen, X. (2014). Importance of stress state and material degradation on gas transport processes in Boom Clay.

Gonzalez, L.; Romero, E.; Li, X.L.; Sillen, X. (2015). Volume change behaviour of Boom Clay during gas injection and dissipation experiments.

Romero, E.; Marschall, P.; Gonzalez, L.; Gómez, R. (2015). Compressibility properties on loading and on air injection of two deep claystone formations.

Romero, E.; Gonzalez, L. (2015). Gas migration process in deformable clay formations.

Romero, E.; Gonzalez, L.; Marschall, P. (2015). Gas migration and coupled hydro-mechanical issues in claystones for radioactive waste disposal at great depth.

Gonzalez, L.; Romero, E.; Li, X.L.; Sillen, X.; Marschall, P.; Jommi, C. (2016). Air injection tests in two argillaceous rock formations: experimental results and modelling.

Romero, E.; Gonzalez, L. (2016). Exploring air migration in argillaceous formations: experimental results and numerical modelling.

Gonzalez, L.; Romero, E.; Jommi, C.; Sillen, X.; Li, X.L. (2017). Exploring fissure opening and their connectivity in a cenozoic clay during gas injection.

Romero, E.; Gonzalez, L.; Marschall, P. (2017). Gas transport in compacted MX-80 bentonite and coupled hydro-mechanical processes.

Gonzalez, L.; Romero, E.; Marschall, P. (2017). Pathway development and connectivity during gas injection / dissipation tests: experimental results and numerical modelling.

Gonzalez, L.; Romero, E.; Sillen, X.; Li, X.L.; Marschall, P. (2017). Gas migration in deep argillaceous rock formations from experimental results to modelling.

AUTHOR:ALVARADO DE MENENDEZ, CLARA
Title:Comportamiento Hidro-Mecánico de Agregados Gruesos
Reading date:18/05/2017
Director:ALONSO PEREZ DE AGREDA, EDUARDO
Co-director:ROMERO MORALES, ENRIQUE EDGAR
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Romero, E.; Alvarado, C.; Lloret, A.; Mirsalehi, S. (2017). Laboratory tests on the post mortem hydromechanical characterisation of FEBEX bentonite.

Romero, E.; Alvarado, C.; Alonso, E. (2016). Chemical loading effects on rockfill behaviour.

Romero, E.; Alvarado, C.; Lloret, A. (2017). Hydro-mechanical characterisation of retrieved bentonite blocks from the final dismantling phase of the FEBEX in situ test.

AUTHOR:TAPIAS CAMACHO, MAURICIO ALBERTO
Title:Particle Model For Crushable Aggregates Which Includes Size, Time and Relative Humidity Effects
Reading date:21/12/2016
Director:ALONSO PEREZ DE AGREDA, EDUARDO
Co-director:GILI RIPOLL, JOSE ANTONIO
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Tapias, M.; Alonso, E.; Gili, J. (2015). A particle model for rockfill behaviour. - Géotechnique, ISSN: 0016-8505 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 2.0; Quartil: Q2)

Tapias, M.; Alonso, E.; Gili, J. (2016). Compressibility, grain breakage and time-dependent behavior of gap-graded aggregates of sugar cubes. - Soils and foundations, ISSN: 0038-0806 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 1.088; Quartil: Q3)

AUTHOR:PUIG DAMIANS, IVAN
Title:MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT OF REINFORCED SOIL WALLS
Reading date:28/07/2016
Director:JOSA GARCIA-TORNEL, ALEJANDRO
Co-director:BATHURST, RICHARD JOHN
Co-director:LLORET MORANCHO, ANTONIO
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
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Cruz Biel, Albert (2016). Evaluación de parámetros que condicionan el crecimiento biològico en canales de hormigón.

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Jordan Jiménez, Derek (2016). Improving accessibility at airports..

Yu, Y.; Bathurst, R.J.; Damians, I.P. (2016). Modified unit cell approach for modelling geosynthetic-reinforced column-supported embankments. - Geotextiles and geomembranes, ISSN: 0266-1144 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 2.87; Quartil: Q1)

Damians, I.P.; Bathurst, R.J.; Lloret, A.; Josa, A. (2016). Vertical facing panel-joint gap analysis for steel-seinforced soil walls. - International journal of geomechanics, ISSN: 1532-3641 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 2.136; Quartil: Q2)

Damians, I.P.; yu, Y.; Lloret, A.; Bathurst, R.J.; Josa, A. (2015). Equivalent interface properties to model soil-facing interactions with zero-thickness and continuum element methodologies.

Damians, I.P.; Bathurst, R.J.; Josa, A.; Lloret, A.; Lima, J. (2017). Analysis of vertical facing panel-joint gap in reinforced soil walls.

Damians, I.P.; Bathurst, R.J.; Olivella, S.; Lloret, A.; Josa, A. (2017). 3D modelling of reinforced soil walls.

Damians, I.P.; Olivella, S.; Gens, A. (2017). Modelling gas flow experiments in Mx80 bentonite.

Damians, I.P.; Olivella, S.; Pintado, X. (2017). Effect of open-gaps in nuclear spent fuel disposal containers storage.

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
17/06/202016/12/2020Asesoramiento y estudio de los ensayos complementarios en materiales de la ladera del estribo derecho de la Presa de Yesa (Yesa / Navarra)CONFED. HIDROGRÁFICA DEL EBRO
01/06/202031/05/2023Análisis de la erosión de suelos en terrenos de alta pendiente a diferentes escalas. Procesos físicos, auscultación y modelización de futuros cambios ambientales.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2023Avances en el análisis de la cuantificación del riesgo (QRA) por desprendimientos rocosos empleando avances en las técnicas geomáticasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
20/05/202031/12/2020Desarrollo de la herramienta 3D geomecánica propietaria de Repsol para modelos evolutivosREPSOL YPF, S.A.
06/02/202005/02/2023Estudi multidisciplinari del litoral per a l'avaluació de recursos hídrics subterranis estratègics i la millora dels ecosistemes costanersAGÈNCIA CATALANA DE L'AIGUA
01/02/202030/01/2024Removal and Mitigation of Pollution from the Use of Pesticides: Prevention, Recycling and Resource ManagementCommission of European Communities
01/02/202031/01/2022Advanced tools for pro-active Management of Impact and Risks induced by convective Weather, Heavy Rain and Flash Foods in EuropeCommission of European Communities
01/01/202031/12/2023Mezcla y dispersión en el transporte de energía y solutosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
16/12/201931/03/2020Development of two hydro-mechanical prototypes with suction control for testing partially saturated and frozen soils under oedometer conditionsUniversity of Cambridge
01/11/201931/05/2022Prevención y gestión transfronteriza del riesgo asociado a deslizamientos de tierraCommission of European Communities
01/11/201931/10/2020Assistència tècnica pel seguiment de les xarxes de control d'aigües subterrànies, superficials i drenatge del Reg Segarra-GarriguesARDANA CONSULTANTS S.L.U.
23/10/201919/01/2020Introduction to the Geotechnical PFEM in KratosCLIENTS DIVERSOS CONGRESOS
22/10/201921/10/2020Advance Fracture Modeling for Hydraulic Fracture applicationsREPSOL YPF, S.A.
01/10/201901/10/2024WP-Gas: Scientific work related to task 3 (Barrier Integrity). Linked Third Party NAGRANational Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
01/09/201931/08/2022Predicción de riesgo y diseño seguro en rocas anhidríticas (ANHY_RISK)Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades
01/06/201931/05/2024European Joint Programme on Radioactive Waste ManagementCommission of European Communities
01/06/201931/05/2021Geohazards: Identification, Modelling, Preparedness, Assessment, Collaboration and TransferenceAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/201931/05/2021Thermal aspects and their coupled HM effects on Ypresian clays and Boom Clay (Reference: CCHO 2019-0236/00/00)ONDRAF/NIRAS
01/06/201931/05/2024WP GAS Mechanistic understanding of gas transport in clay materials. Part of EURAD ‘European Joint Programme on Radioactive Waste Management’ NFRP-2018.European Commission
01/06/201931/12/2022Laboratory investigation of two-phase transport in sand-bentonite mixtures (Ref. 18311)National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
17/05/201916/05/2022Recarga gestionada de acuíferos: abordando los riesgos asociados a la recarga de aguas regeneradasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
02/05/201915/07/2019Development of a hydro-mechanical prototype cell for performing gas migration tests under axisymmetric triaxial conditions with hollow cylinder rock sample and inner core of expansive bentonite preparTEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
01/04/201931/03/2020Triaxial test on reinforced soils with different binders/injection liquidsBASF Construction Chemicals Europe AG
27/03/201904/06/2020Anàlisi geotècnic i hidrogeològic dels túnels de la Línia Llobregat-AnoiaFerrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya
01/03/201928/02/2023Managed Aquifer Recharge Solutions Training NetworkCommission of European Communities
28/02/201928/02/2019A METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THE FRACTURED VOLUME IN A RESERVOIR DOMAIN BY INJECTING A HIGH PRESSURE FLUID
01/01/201931/12/2021Atenuación natural de patógenos y contaminantes orgánicos en medio poroso durante operaciones de recarga gestionada de acuíferosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2020Realización de campañas de seguimiento de la evolución de las paredes rocosas (Monasterio de Piedra)MONASTERIO DE PIEDRA SA
01/01/201931/03/2020Massive and non-destructive mining of information in experimentsMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/01/201931/12/2019Ensayos geotécnicoss avanzados de grandes dimensiones sobre materiales de Getió de Terres i RunesGestió de Terres i Runes
01/11/201831/10/2019One-year extension (Nov.2018 – Oct. 2019) of the gas testing / interpretation programme within the EBS Task Force ‘Gas transport in MX-80 bentonite’ (Reference: 17.257)National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
03/09/201829/11/2019ESTUDIO HIDROGEOLÓGICO – SOTERRAMIENTO LÍNEA 2 CERCANÍAS A SU PASO POR MONTCADATEC-CUATRO S.A.-GEOCONTROL S.A.-TRN
21/08/201821/08/2018Un método para la estimación del volumen de fractura, en un dominio de un yacimiento, por inyección de un fluido a alta presión
01/07/201830/06/2019Asesoría Plan Estratégico – Grupo Corto PlazoSQM Salar S.A.
30/05/201830/06/2018 Enayos de fracción 0-20 mm del material 20-300mm de Gestió de Terres i Runes AIEGESTIO DE TERRES I RUNES AIE
01/05/201830/04/2021HIGH TEMPERATURE UNDERGROUND THERMAL ENERGY STORAGEAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/04/201831/12/2020Investigation on gas transfer in Boom Clay (Reference: CCHO 2018-0089/00/00)ONDRAF/NIRAS
15/01/201815/01/2019One-year extension of the gas testing / interpretation programme on ‘Gas transport in MX-80 bentonite’. (Reference 16.441)National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
01/01/201831/12/2019‘Seamless probabilistic multi-source forecasting of heavy rainfall hazards for European flood awarenessCommission of European Communities
01/01/201831/12/2021Por una cultura del riesgo sísmicoCommission of European Communities
01/01/201831/12/2021Deterioro físico del suelo debido a acciones ambientales: soluciones tecnológicas para mitigación de riesgosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020INESTABILIDAD HIDROMECÁNICA EN SUELOS: DETECCIÓN Y EVALUACIÓNAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2021Les Comunitats Prehistòriques del Massís del Garraf Nord. Orígens, Genètica, Trets Culturals, Patrons d’Assentament, Dieta i Recursos durant la Prehistòria RecentAgència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (Agaur)
01/01/201831/12/2021Soil in MotionMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
04/12/201731/01/2018Sistema Supervisió D'alertes Hidrològiques del BesòsHYDROMETEOROLOGICAL INNO.
01/11/201730/06/2018ESTUDIO DE RIESGOS NATURALES QUE PUEDAN AFECTAR A LA CARRETERA A-136 (LOTE 1. VERTIENTE ESPAÑOLA)GEOCONSULT ESPAÑA INGENIEROS CONSULTORES SA
15/09/201714/06/2018Inspire-High efficiency enhanced oil recovery (HEEOR)REPSOL YPF, S.A.
12/07/201730/06/2019Recarga de aqüíferos españoles. Metodología empleada y soporte de la isotopía del agua.CETAQUA
29/06/201729/06/2017Dispositivo para ensayo de colapso de una columna de material pulverulento o granular
15/06/201714/09/2017Revisió dels Informes s/ l'estat qualitatiu dels aqüifers en diversos punts de CatalunyaIGC BCN, S.L.
01/06/201731/05/2021Bentonite mechanical evolutionCommission of European Communities
08/05/201731/05/2021Sustentabilidade de sistemas geotérmicos superficiais. Estudos aplicados a climas do sul da EuropaFundaçao para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
04/04/201731/12/2017TENSAR INTERNATIONAL LTD. Triaxial tests on reinforced aggregatesTENSAR INTERNATIONAL LTD
01/03/201731/08/2020Establiment del comportament geomecànic del massís rocós de la Muntanya de Montserrat com a base per la gestió sostenible del risc de despreniments a la zona del Monestir i accessosAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/201731/08/2020Applications of coupled termo-hydro-mechanical simulation in landfill operation and maintenanceAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/01/201731/12/2017IRES: Life Cycle Management and Ecosystem Services Applied to Urban AgricultureNational Science Foundation
01/01/201731/12/2019FertileCity IIMinisterio de Economia y Competitividad
30/12/201629/12/2020Degradación de cementos de pozos por ataque ácido en almacenamiento de CO2, estudio experimental y simulación numérica.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/12/201631/12/2020Caracterización y modelización de los desprendimientos rocososMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/12/201629/12/2019Invernaderos integrados en azoteas: simbiosis de energía, agua y emisiones de CO2 con el edificio - Hacia la seguridad alimentaria urbana en una economía circularMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/12/201629/12/2019Mezcla y dispersión en el transporte de energia y solutos.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/12/201629/12/2020BIA2016-76543-R - Degradación de cementos de pozos por ataque ácido en almacenamiento de CO2, estudio experimental y simulación numérica.Gobierno de España. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (Mec)
19/12/201631/03/2018Caracterització mecànica i resistent detallada d'un tipus de fàbrica de maó ceràmic utilitzat en la construcció de les voltes de pla de part de l'estructura del Temple de la Sagrada FamiliaTEMPLE EXPIATORI SAGRADA FAMILIA
01/12/201630/11/2021RYC-2015-17367MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/12/201631/12/2020Thermo-Hydro-Chemo-Mechanical (THCM) coupled behaviour of compacted bentonite in the context of nuclear waste disposalBelgian Nuclear Research Centre
15/11/201630/12/2016New hydro-mechanical prototype for testing frozen soils.UNIV. STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
01/11/201601/11/2017Gas transport in MX-80 bentonite. Laboratory programme in support of the SKB-EBS Task Force. (Código: 15136)National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
01/10/201631/12/2018Proyeccción Evolución SOP-Salar Atacama. Fase II. Ensayos de Campo y laboratorio para la generación de un modelo conceptual y numérico de comportamiento del Salar en la zona SOP.SQM Salar S.A.
31/08/201614/02/2017Geotechnical analysis of Fundao DamUON Engenharia
19/08/201619/08/2016Method implemented in a computer for the numerical simulation of a porous medium
27/07/201631/12/2016Aportació Programa InspireREPSOL YPF, S.A.
27/07/201631/12/2016Programa Inspire IndraIndra Systems S.A.
14/07/201614/07/2016Method to generate the in-situ state of stress in a domain in a geological structure
06/07/201605/01/2017Nuevo modelo de análisis y evaluación del riesgo en oficinas bancariasFUND.EMPRESA-UNIV.GALLEGA FEUGA
06/06/201606/08/2016Model hidrogeologic i intrusió marina en la zona del Port de BadalonaMARINA DE BADALONA, S.A.
01/06/201631/03/2020EnhANcing emergencY management and response to extreme WeatHER and climate EventsCommission of European Communities
01/06/201631/12/2019Soil vadose zone hydraulic characterization for water, solute and heat movement and different applicationsAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/06/201610/10/2016Seguimiento del comportamiento del viaducto de Pont de CandíADIF-Agencia de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias
01/06/201630/06/2019Long-term performance of vertical sealing systems and impact of gas migrationInstitut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire
26/05/201610/10/2016Geotechnical analysis of Porto Santana FailureUON Engenharia
23/05/201608/07/2016Estudis hidrogeologics/geotèrmics a AndorraHÍDRIC
02/05/201602/09/2016Análisis de la alternativa óptima para rebajar el nivel freático muy cercano al marNEINOR NORTE SLU
01/05/201601/05/2018Experimental investigation on thermal aspects and their coupled HM effects on Ypresian Clays and Boom Clay (Código: CCHO 2016-0206/00/00)ONDRAF/NIRAS
01/05/201631/12/2016Triaxial compression tests under constant suction on Kunigel V1 bentonite : sand mixtureOBAYASHI Corporation
25/04/201625/04/2017Conveni per a la posta a punt del software del client de pre i post-procés per programes d'elements orientats a la indústria del petroli.PETRABYTES CORPORATION
01/04/201601/04/2019Long-term performance of vertical sealing systems. Impact of gas migration (Código: DAFCJ/SJ/LS20224)Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire
01/03/201631/03/2017Hydro-mechanical processes associated with gas transport in MX-80 bentonite in the context of Nagra's RD&D programmeNational Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
22/02/201608/07/2016Evaluación de reservas de litio y potasio en el Salar de Atacama Fase IISQM Salar S.A.
19/02/201618/02/2017Impacte hidrogeologic de les obres d'accessos al Port de BarcelonaAIGÜES DEL PRAT, S.A.
18/02/201631/12/2016IGEOTEST S.L. Proyecto de investigación ERA-NET MD-WINDControl y Prospecciones IGEOTEST S.L
01/01/201631/08/2017Integrating a European Rainfall-InduCed Hazard Assessment systemCommission of European Communities
01/01/201631/12/2018Purificación acelerada de agua mediante recarga artificial de acuíferos - Una herramienta para restaurar los recursos hídricos.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2018Las necesidades de agua, la disponibilidad, la calidad y la sostenibilidadMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201630/06/2019INcremento en la Degradación de compuestos Emergentes Mediante flujo caótico eN sistemas de recarga artificial y Evaluación del riesgo asociadoMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2020Perdida de suelo en laderas bajo cambio climático. Procesos físicos, modelación predictiva y posibles estrategias de mitigaciónMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2018Interpretación de registros de perforación geotécnica submarinaMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/12/201530/11/2017Monitorización cinemática de asientos mediante sistemas inerciales embarcados en plataformas móvilesSOL DATA IBERIA, S.A.
01/12/201529/02/2016Evaluación y gestión integrada del agua subterránea en dos áreas priorizadas de la orinoquia colombianaUNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA
01/11/201531/10/2019Training Engineers and Researchers to Rethink geotechnical Engineering for a low carbon futureCommission of European Communities
21/10/201515/11/2015Analisis del riesgo sobre la salud humana y los ecosistemas de la contaminacion residual de los sedimentos del embalse de Flix.UTE EBRE FLIX
09/10/201514/11/2016Estudio de la estabilidad de la excavación del túnel de AlbertiaADIF-Agencia de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias
14/09/201513/09/2018Plataforma SIG de gestio i analisi de dades geològiques i hidrogeològiques a la ciutat de BarcelonaBARCELONA CICLE DE L’AIGUA S.A.
14/09/201531/12/20192015 DI 006AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/09/201531/12/2020Groundwater risk management for growth and development in AfricaOXFORD UNIVERSITY-C.ENVIRON.OUCE
01/09/201522/09/2017LABORATORY TESTS ON THE POST MORTEM HYDROMECHANICAL CHARACTERISATION OF FEBEX BENTONITENational Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
27/07/201531/03/2018Improved mosaicking of dual-polarizationKYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
01/07/201501/07/2016Gas transport in MX-80 bentonite. Laboratory programme (Código: 13876)National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
18/06/201530/10/2018Estudio del material de cimentación del futuro almacenamiento temporal centralizadoENRESA
01/05/201530/06/2017Projecte SASMIEFUN.CEN. ANDALUZ INVESTIG.DEL AGUA
01/04/201531/03/2019Geohazards: Risk Assessment, Mitigation and PreventionCommission of European Communities
30/03/201530/06/2016GTS Phase VI-FEBEX_DP Post mortem analysis UPC-CIMNENational Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
25/03/201531/12/2018Mechanic of hard soisl and soft rocksTHE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
01/03/201516/03/2015Service agreement for the development of a mosaicking module for CRAHI's precipitation nowcasting software.BUIENALARM B.V.
01/03/201529/02/2016Realització de projectes de diagnosi i rehabilitació d'edificis situats al Boulevard Didouche Murat de la ciutat de Skikda (Algèria)AQUIDOS ARQUITECTES TEC. I GEST.SLP
16/02/201515/02/2016Development of a numerical model simulation of flow processes in fractured porous mediaUNIVERSITÄT STUTTGART
01/02/201530/04/2015Desarrollo de un prototipo de célula edométrica con control de succión para ensayos avanzados hidro-mecánicosPOLITECNICO DI MILANO
14/01/201513/01/2018Determinació de la tècnica òptima de dosificació de materials sòlids discontinus en maquinària d'ensacat mitjançant eines experimentals i numèriquesAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/01/201528/02/2017Anàlisi regional del risc d'esllavissades als PirineusAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/01/201530/06/2018Simulación avanzada para optimizar el reconomiento geotécnico submarinoMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017Desarrollo y evaluación de un sistema de previsión de la amenaza de inundaciones relámpago en EspañaMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2015Proyecto de apoyo a la presentación de la propuesta ANYWHERE a la convocatoria Europea H2020-DRS-1-2015MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2016Sostenibilidad agrourbana mediante invernaderos en cubierta. Ecoinnovación en flujos residuales de energía, agua y CO2 para la producción de alimentosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2018Gro for GooD: Groundwater Risk Management for Growth and DevelopmentNERC - National Environmental Research Council; ESRC - Economic and Social Researc Council; UK Aid
24/09/201426/02/2016MPM Research Community. Modelling large deformation and soil–water–stucture interactionGeotechnical and Environmental Research Group, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge; Soil and Rock Mechanics Research Group, Department of Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya; Institute of Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Management, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH); Unit Geo-engineering Deltares; Research Group Geotechnics, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Università degli Studi di Padova; Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology

Teaching staff and research groups

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
17/06/202016/12/2020Asesoramiento y estudio de los ensayos complementarios en materiales de la ladera del estribo derecho de la Presa de Yesa (Yesa / Navarra)CONFED. HIDROGRÁFICA DEL EBRO
01/06/202031/05/2023Análisis de la erosión de suelos en terrenos de alta pendiente a diferentes escalas. Procesos físicos, auscultación y modelización de futuros cambios ambientales.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2023Avances en el análisis de la cuantificación del riesgo (QRA) por desprendimientos rocosos empleando avances en las técnicas geomáticasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
20/05/202031/12/2020Desarrollo de la herramienta 3D geomecánica propietaria de Repsol para modelos evolutivosREPSOL YPF, S.A.
06/02/202005/02/2023Estudi multidisciplinari del litoral per a l'avaluació de recursos hídrics subterranis estratègics i la millora dels ecosistemes costanersAGÈNCIA CATALANA DE L'AIGUA
01/02/202030/01/2024Removal and Mitigation of Pollution from the Use of Pesticides: Prevention, Recycling and Resource ManagementCommission of European Communities
01/02/202031/01/2022Advanced tools for pro-active Management of Impact and Risks induced by convective Weather, Heavy Rain and Flash Foods in EuropeCommission of European Communities
01/01/202031/12/2023Mezcla y dispersión en el transporte de energía y solutosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
16/12/201931/03/2020Development of two hydro-mechanical prototypes with suction control for testing partially saturated and frozen soils under oedometer conditionsUniversity of Cambridge
01/11/201931/05/2022Prevención y gestión transfronteriza del riesgo asociado a deslizamientos de tierraCommission of European Communities
01/11/201931/10/2020Assistència tècnica pel seguiment de les xarxes de control d'aigües subterrànies, superficials i drenatge del Reg Segarra-GarriguesARDANA CONSULTANTS S.L.U.
23/10/201919/01/2020Introduction to the Geotechnical PFEM in KratosCLIENTS DIVERSOS CONGRESOS
22/10/201921/10/2020Advance Fracture Modeling for Hydraulic Fracture applicationsREPSOL YPF, S.A.
01/10/201901/10/2024WP-Gas: Scientific work related to task 3 (Barrier Integrity). Linked Third Party NAGRANational Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
01/09/201931/08/2022Predicción de riesgo y diseño seguro en rocas anhidríticas (ANHY_RISK)Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades
01/06/201931/05/2024European Joint Programme on Radioactive Waste ManagementCommission of European Communities
01/06/201931/05/2021Geohazards: Identification, Modelling, Preparedness, Assessment, Collaboration and TransferenceAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/201931/05/2021Thermal aspects and their coupled HM effects on Ypresian clays and Boom Clay (Reference: CCHO 2019-0236/00/00)ONDRAF/NIRAS
01/06/201931/05/2024WP GAS Mechanistic understanding of gas transport in clay materials. Part of EURAD ‘European Joint Programme on Radioactive Waste Management’ NFRP-2018.European Commission
01/06/201931/12/2022Laboratory investigation of two-phase transport in sand-bentonite mixtures (Ref. 18311)National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
17/05/201916/05/2022Recarga gestionada de acuíferos: abordando los riesgos asociados a la recarga de aguas regeneradasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
02/05/201915/07/2019Development of a hydro-mechanical prototype cell for performing gas migration tests under axisymmetric triaxial conditions with hollow cylinder rock sample and inner core of expansive bentonite preparTEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
01/04/201931/03/2020Triaxial test on reinforced soils with different binders/injection liquidsBASF Construction Chemicals Europe AG
27/03/201904/06/2020Anàlisi geotècnic i hidrogeològic dels túnels de la Línia Llobregat-AnoiaFerrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya
01/03/201928/02/2023Managed Aquifer Recharge Solutions Training NetworkCommission of European Communities
28/02/201928/02/2019A METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THE FRACTURED VOLUME IN A RESERVOIR DOMAIN BY INJECTING A HIGH PRESSURE FLUID
01/01/201931/12/2021Atenuación natural de patógenos y contaminantes orgánicos en medio poroso durante operaciones de recarga gestionada de acuíferosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2020Realización de campañas de seguimiento de la evolución de las paredes rocosas (Monasterio de Piedra)MONASTERIO DE PIEDRA SA
01/01/201931/03/2020Massive and non-destructive mining of information in experimentsMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
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01/11/201831/10/2019One-year extension (Nov.2018 – Oct. 2019) of the gas testing / interpretation programme within the EBS Task Force ‘Gas transport in MX-80 bentonite’ (Reference: 17.257)National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
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