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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

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Last update: 26/11/2022 05:45:14.

List of lodged theses

  • JAQUÉS ADELL, IRENE: Visco-plasticity of zero-thickness interfaces with softening, and application to the study of fault reactivation.
    Author: JAQUÉS ADELL, IRENE
    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: 18/11/2022
    Reading date: pending
    Reading time: pending
    Reading place: pending
    Thesis director: CAROL VILARASAU, IGNACIO
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: ALEJANO MONGE, LEANDRO
         SECRETARI: VAUNAT, JEAN
         VOCAL: GONZALEZ MOLANO, NUBIA AURORA
    Thesis abstract: In the current context of both energy and environmental needs, there has been an increase in activities related to extraction and injection of fluids in the underground. It is known that a possible consequence of these activities is the reactivation of faults and, therefore, there has recently been of growing interest to understand under what conditions these events may occur and to try to avoid them or minimize their effects. In this sense, the main aim of this thesis is to develop tools that can contribute to a better understanding of the geomechanical processes that take place during fault reactivation events, either when they occur naturally or are induced by any human activity. In the present thesis a methodology is proposed to identify when an instability may be triggered and, also, quantify the amount of energy released during the unstable process. Moreover, the methodology proposed can be applied in both mechanical and hydro-mechanical cases, which implies that instability may be generated by either mechanical actions or fluid injections/extractions. The numerical model is based on the Finite Element Method in which fractures are represented by zero-thickness interface elements equipped with constitutive laws based on Fracture Mechanics principles. In particular, the constitutive model used consists of the reformulation of an existing fracture-based interface constitutive law (Normal/Shear Cracking Model) in terms of visco-plasticity with Hardening/Softening. Two instability control strategies have also been implemented: (1) a new Indirect Displacement Control method based on the visco-plastic dissipation (IDC-Wvp) and (2) an adaptation of the Visco-plastic Relaxation method (VPR). Regarding the first one, it has been found that the method can only be easily applied in purely mechanical cases, and for this reason VPR has finally been the method used to model unstable cases including mechanical and hydro-mechanical.A procedure has been developed for identifying the occurrence of mechanical instabilities such as snap-back or similar sudden events. This procedure is based on the continuous tracking of the various types of energy dissipation occurring along the discontinuity at the level of the constitutive visco-plastic model. It has been found that when a mechanical instability takes place, a jump is observed in the dissipation diagrams, and a difference emerges between two types of visco-plastic dissipation: total VP dissipation and VP dissipation based on projected stresses. This difference turns out to correspond to the Viscous energy dissipated by the interface during the transit through the instability, and therefore it can be associated to the energy released by the unstable event.Finally, the methodology proposed in this thesis was verified through academic examples which represent different fracture mechanisms that can be produced in a geomechanical scenario. Moreover, some more realistic examples are also presented where instability is induced by the effects of fluid pressure or fluid flow.Overall this thesis tries to contribute to develop numerical tools for the assessment of fault reactivation problems, not only to identify the existence of an instability, but also to quantify the energy released in these processes, energy that then may be eventually linked with the earthquake magnitude.

Last update: 26/11/2022 05:30:19.

List of defended theses by year

  • BARRA, ANNA: Advanced exploitation of Sentinel-1 data for supporting landslide risk analysis
    Author: BARRA, ANNA
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/674411
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Reading date: 31/05/2022
    Thesis director: MONSERRAT HERNANDEZ, ORIOL | HERRERA GARCIA, GERARDO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: ZEZERE, JOSÉ LUÍS
         SECRETARI: GUINAU SELLES, MARTA
         VOCAL: ZUCCA, FRANCESCO
    Thesis abstract: Satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (InSAR) and Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) are now consolidated tools for ground movement detection and monitoring. Sentinel-1 (S1) is the first satellite providing free data access and ensuring a regular acquisition worldwide, every 6 days, increasing its potential for long-term monitoring applications. Several regional and national ground motion services are already active, providing products based on S1 data. Soon in 2022 the first European Ground Motion Service (EGMS) will be available and freely provide a displacement map over the whole Europe, with annual updates. This implies a strong expansion of availability of PSI-based displacement maps and an easy access for anyone, with an increasing interest among a wider range of users, including public or governmental institutions, academia, industry, and citizens. The analysis and interpretation of this amount of data is difficult and time consuming, mostly for non-expert InSAR users. The objective of this work is developing methodologies to simplify the operational use of PSI displacement maps, generating derived products with a clear message, easy-to-interpret, and fast to read. We propose a method to be applied over regional scale PSI displacement maps, to fast detect the most significant Active Deformation Areas (ADAs). The ADA map is a first product that allows a fast focusing on the active areas, to prioritize further analysis and investigation. Starting from the ADAs, the potential phenomena are attributed to each area through a preliminary interpretation based on auxiliary data, to derive the Geohazard Activity Map. In this work, a methodology to include the ADA information in the Civil Protection Activities is proposed, with the main output called Vulnerable Elements Activity Maps (VEAM). An application of the VEAM is illustrated in the Canary Islands. Furthermore, the ADA map is used in the Valle d'Aosta Region (Northern of Italy) to generate vulnerability and potential loss maps. Finally, a methodology to derive potential damage maps of the exposed buildings, based on the spatial gradients of movement, is proposed, and applied in a coastal area of the Province of Granada (Spain). A pack of software tools has been developed based on the proposed methods to extract ADA and then classify them to generate a Geohazard Activity Map. The set of tools is called ADATools, it is open-access, easy to use and fast, improving the operational exploitation of PSI regional-scale displacement maps. All the methodologies have been developed in the frame of several European projects (Safety, U-Geohaz, MOMIT and RISKCOAST), and are aimed at supporting the multi-scale territorial management and risk analysis activities, with a specific focus on landslides.

  • COLLICO, STEFANO: Optimazation of marine sediments characterization via statistical analysis
    Author: COLLICO, STEFANO
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/674574
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 13/06/2022
    Thesis director: ARROYO ALVAREZ DE TOLEDO, MARCOS

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: JIMENEZ RODRIGUEZ, RAFAEL
         SECRETARI: LEDESMA VILLALBA, ALBERTO
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: URGELES ESCLASANS, ROGER
    Thesis abstract: The task of geotechnical site characterization includes defining the layout of ground units and establishing their relevant engineering properties. This is an activity in which uncertainties of different nature (inherent, experimental, of interpretation¿) are always present and in which the amount and characteristics of available data are highly variable. Probabilistic methodologies are applied to assess and manage uncertainties. A Bayesian perspective of probability, that roots probability on belief, is well suited for geotechnical characterization problems, as it has flexibility to handle different kind of uncertainties and highly variable datasets ¿in quality and quantity. This thesis addresses different topics of geotechnical site characterization from a probabilistic perspective, with emphasis on offshore investigation, on the Cone Penetration Test (CPTu) and on Bayesian methodologies.The first topicaddresses soil layer delineation based on CPT(u) data. The starting point is the recognition that layer delineation is problem-oriented and has a strong subjective component. We propose a novel CPTu record analysis methodology which aims to: a) elicit the heuristics that intervene in layer delineation, facilitating communication and coherence in interpretation b) facilitate probabilisticcharacterization of the identified layers c) is simple and intuitive to use. The method is based on sequential distribution fitting in conventionally accepted classification spaces (Soil Behavior Type charts). The proposed technique is applied at different sites, illustrating how it can be related to borehole observations, how it compares with alternative methodologies and how it can beextended to create cross-site profiles. The second topic addresses strain-rate corrections of dynamic CPTu data. Dynamic CPTu impact on the seafloor and are very agile characterization tools. However, they require transformation to equivalent quasi-static results that can be conventionally interpreted. Up to now the necessary corrections are either too vague or require the acquisition of paired dynamic and quasi-static CPTu records (i.e., same location¿s acquisition). A Bayesian methodology is applied to derive strain-rate coefficients in a more general setting, one in which some quasi-static CPTu records are available in the study area, but they need not be paired to any converted dynamic CPTu. Application to a case study offshore Nice shows that the results match those obtained using paired tests. Furthermore, strain rate correction coefficients and transformed quasi-static profiles are expressed in probabilistic terms.The thirdtopic addressed is the optimization of soil unit weight prediction from CPTu readings. A Bayesian Mixture Analysis is applied to a global database to identify hidden soil classes within it. The goal is to improve the accuracy of regressions between geotechnical parameters obtained by exploiting the database. The method is applied to predict soil unit weight from CPTu data, a problem that has intrinsic practical interest but it is also representative of difficulties faced by a larger class of problems in geotechnical regression. Results highlight a decrease of systematic transformation uncertainty and an improve of accuracy of soil unit weight prediction from CPTu at new sites. In a final application we present a probabilistic earthquake-induced landslide susceptibility map of the South-West Iberian margin. A simplified geotechnical pixel-based slope stability model is considered to whole study area within which the key stability model parameters are treated as random variables. Site characterization at the regional scalecombines a global database with available geotechnical data through a Bayesian scheme. Outputs (landslide susceptibility maps)are derived from a reliability-based design procedure (Montecarlo simulations) providing a robust landslide susceptibility prediction at the site according to Receiver Operating Curve

  • OORTHUIS GÓMEZ, RAÜL: Monitoring and analysis of soil-vegetation-atmosphere interactions at slope and catchment scale.
    Author: OORTHUIS GÓMEZ, RAÜL
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/675858
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 19/07/2022
    Thesis director: HURLIMANN ZIEGLER, MARCEL | VAUNAT, JEAN

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: GRECO, ROBERTO
         SECRETARI: LEDESMA VILLALBA, ALBERTO
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: YILDIZ, ANIL
    Thesis abstract: Slope mass-wasting (SMW) due to shallow landslides or debris flows is one of the most important erosional processes in many mountainous regions together with surficial erosion by rainfall runoff. These erosive processes cause great socioeconomic and environmental impacts. SMW is affected by soil-vegetation-atmosphere (SVA) interactions and is mainly triggered by climatic actions such as rainfall. SVA interactions involve many factors (e.g. soil type, slope topography, slope hydrological conditions and cover (e.g. bare or vegetated)) that are closely linked to slope thermo-hydro-mechanical response, and hence, to slope stability and erosion. The main aim of this work is to improve the knowledge on SVAinteractions through two monitoring systems at slope and catchment scale.At slope scale, an embankment divided in four partitions with North and South orientations and bare/vegetated slopes in each orientation has been monitored. This work has analyzed four years (2017-2020) of soil hydro-thermal and atmosphericparameters related to SVA interactions. The results show that vegetation increases rainfall infiltration, which suggests a decrease in runoff. In addition, vegetation transpiration increases soil drying rates and states, which favors slope stability.Regarding the thermal response, orientation plays an important role with higher temperatures on the South slopes. However, vegetation diminishes the incidence of solar radiation, which reduces soil heat flux up to 75% on the South-facing slopes,and hence, reduces evaporation and daily temperature fluctuations. Nevertheless, the effect of vegetation transpiration is more important than orientation in developing drier soil conditions. This is clearly observed by comparing the drying rates and hydrologic conditions of the North-vegetated slope, which are higher and dryer, with those of the South-bare slope, which are lower and wetter. The results show that vegetation has effects on the hydrologic and thermal response of slopes that may be positive or negative for SMW.At catchment scale, a monitoring system for torrential flows (debris flows and debris floods) detection and characterization has been maintained and further developed in the Rebaixader catchment (Central Pyrenees). 12 years of rainfall andtorrential flows occurrence (2009-2020) and 8 years of soil hydrological parameters (2013-2020) have been analyzed to characterize both hydrological soil conditions and rainfall characteristics necessary for torrential flows triggering. Most torrential flows are triggered by short duration (<3 hours) and high intensity (4-10 mm in 5 minutes) rainfalls. Furthermore, therainfall intensity for torrential flow initiation must be higher when the soil is dryer, and vice versa. First, rainfall thresholds based on rainfall mean intensity (Imean) and maximum intensity (Imax) are defined by means of Receiver OperatingCharacteristics and Precision-Recall curves. The Imean threshold predicted 2 false negatives and 73 false positives for the 2013-2020 dataset, which includes 15 torrential flow events. This results in a low precision of 15%, since only 13 torrentialflow out of 86 issued alarms are correctly predicted. Contrarily, the best Imax threshold reduced the false positives to 11 andpredicted also 2 false negatives, increasing the precision to 54%. Then, the hydro-meteorological thresholds were defined by combining Imax and volumetric water content. The best hydro-meteorological threshold reduced the false positives to 8 and the false negatives to 1, increasing the precision to 63%. This confirms that soil hydrological conditions play an important rolein torrential flows triggering and may improve early warning predictions.This work significantly contributed to improve our understanding on SVA interactions and its coupling with slope thermohydro-mechanical response, which is strongly related to SMW, by means of in-situ monitoring at slope and catchment scale.

  • WANG, YUFEI: Numerical Modeling of Geological Carbon Sequestration: Enhanced Dissolution in Randomly Heterogeneous Media
    Author: WANG, YUFEI
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/675879
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 11/07/2022
    Thesis director: FERNANDEZ GARCIA, DANIEL

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: CARRERA RAMIREZ, JESUS
         SECRETARI: SANCHEZ VILA, FRANCISCO JAVIER
         VOCAL: VILARRASA RIAÑO, VÍCTOR
    Thesis abstract: Geological Carbon Sequestration (GCS) plays a major role in mitigating the global warming due to the increasing concentration of CO2 in atmosphere. It is important to understand the GCS process to analyze and predict its influence on the CO2 reservoir site. This work firstly offers three finite difference programs for simulating the GCS process, secondly applies the program to perform quantitative analysis of the GCS, and finally gives several remarks related to the GCS. Firstly, we describe the three finite difference programs, which, to different extents, take into account the role of chemical reaction in the GCS process. The first program is a reactive two-phase flow model that only considers the interplay between brine and gas phases, which can be solved with explicit method. The second program is a simplified reactive three-phase flow model that also considers the heterogeneous reaction between mineral rock and the aqueous species, but all the chemical reactions are treated as equilibrium reactions and expressed with empirical formulas, to avoid performing grid-by-grid calculation of chemical reaction at each time step. The third program is a full reactive three-phase flow model that accounts for partial equilibrium reaction system (i.e., both equilibrium and kinetic reactions are included) as well as the pure equilibrium reaction system. In this third program, the partial equilibrium chemical system is solved with MAL, and chemical reactions and mass transport are alternately solved with Newton-Raphson method. All these programs have been approved through non-ideal benchmark test that only considers the transport issue. Secondly, the first program is employed to perform two qualitative analysis on the dissolution trapping. The first quantitative analysis focuses on the enhanced dissolution efficiency of overlying gaseous CO2 into underlying brine owing to gravity-driven convection (GDC) in the brine phase. The injected light CO2 will override the brine. Studies have shown that the dissolution is not only driven by molecular diffusion, but also enhanced by the GDC in the brine, because the dissolution of CO2 can increase the density of the brine in the upper portion. In literature, the GDC in homogeneous media has been well studied and researchers are attempting to investigate the GDC in realistic heterogeneous media. It is yet to find an efficient formula to predict the dissolution rate in heterogeneous media with anisotropic permeability distribution. This work conducts a large number of numerical simulations in various heterogeneous fields, analyzes the simulation results, and proposes two formulas that efficiently predict the dissolution rate based on geological and fluid parameters. The second quantitative analysis focuses on the enhanced dissolution trapping due to the layered permeability structure during the injection period. Results show that when buoyant forces are important, vertical segregation controls the overall behavior of CO2, diminishing the influence of small-scale heterogeneity on dissolution. However, when buoyant forces are relatively small compared to the degree of heterogeneity, CO2 migrates preferentially through high permeability layers and dissolution efficiency increases with heterogeneity due to the stretching of the CO2 plume that enhances mixing. As a result, in this situation, the upscaling of permeability leads to an underestimation of the dissolution efficiency. Additionally, we give in the appendix a parallel study on how to enhance NAPL removal and mixing with engineering chaotic advection.

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Reading date:19/07/2022
Director:HURLIMANN ZIEGLER, MARCEL
Co-director:VAUNAT, JEAN
Mention:No mention
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Rainfall and soil moisture conditions for the triggering of torrential flows at the Rebaixader catchment (Central Pyrenees)
Sharing Geoscience Online 2020
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Effect of vegetation and slope orientation on water infiltration in a monitored embankment
Gather Online
Presentation date: 27/04/2021
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Title:Numerical Modeling of Geological Carbon Sequestration: Enhanced Dissolution in Randomly Heterogeneous Media
Reading date:11/07/2022
Director:FERNANDEZ GARCIA, DANIEL
Mention:No mention
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Reading date:13/06/2022
Director:ARROYO ALVAREZ DE TOLEDO, MARCOS
Mention:No mention
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Bayesian strain-rate correction for marine sediments characterization
EGU2020 European Geosciences Union General Assembly
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AUTHOR:BARRA, ANNA
Title:Advanced exploitation of Sentinel-1 data for supporting landslide risk analysis
Reading date:31/05/2022
Tutor/a:GILI RIPOLL, JOSE ANTONIO
Director:MONSERRAT HERNANDEZ, ORIOL
Co-director:HERRERA GARCIA, GERARDO
Mention:No mention
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Sentinel-1 Data Analysis for Landslide Detection and Mapping: First Experiences in Italy and Spain
Publication date: 2017
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Sentinel-1 PSI Data for the Evaluation of Landslide Geohazard and Impact
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Deformation monitoring using persistent scatterer interferometry and Sentinel-1 SAR data
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4th Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring
Presentation date: 15/05/2019
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A persistent scatterer interferometry procedure to monitor urban subsidence
International Workshop on Advances in SAR: Constellations, Signal processing, and Applications (SarCon)
Presentation date: 14/06/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Sentinel-1 for Granada coast landslides monitoring and potential damage assessment
EGU2020 European Geosciences Union General Assembly
Presentation date: 2020
Presentation of work at congresses

Tools for fast analysis of InSAR based displacement maps
EGU2020 European Geosciences Union General Assembly
Presentation date: 2020
Presentation of work at congresses

The Sentinel-1 CNR-IREA SBAS service of the European Space Agency’s Geohazard Exploitation Platform (GEP) as a powerful tool for landslide activity detection and monitoring
EGU2020 European Geosciences Union General Assembly
Presentation date: 2020
Presentation of work at congresses

DInSAR and topographic techniques applied to study the Tazones Lighthouse landslide (N Spain)
EGU2020 European Geosciences Union General Assembly
Presentation of work at congresses

Mapping and monitoring ground instabilities with Sentinel-l data: the experience of Sernageomin
2020 Latin American GRSS & ISPRS Remote Sensing Conference
Presentation date: 2020
Presentation of work at congresses

Ground motion detection in Central South Asturias (N Spain) by using Sentinel-1 SAR data
23rd European Geosciences Union General Assembly
Presentation date: 2021
Presentation of work at congresses

Semi-automated assessment of geological phenomena of Active Deformation Areas (ADA) detected by radar interferometry in Alt Urgell and Cerdanya, Catalonia (Spain)
23rd European Geosciences Union General Assembly
Presentation date: 2021
Presentation of work at congresses

ACTIVE REFLECTORS FOR INTERFEROMETRIC SAR DEFORMATION MEASUREMENT
XXIV ISPRS Congress edition 2021
Presentation date: 07/07/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

Interferometric SAR deformation timeseries: a quality index
SPIE Remote Sensing 2021
Presentation date: 21/09/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:DI CARLUCCIO, GAIA
Title:Dynamic large deformation modelling of soils including static liquefaction
Reading date:30/11/2021
Director:PINYOL PUIGMARTI, NURIA MERCE
Co-director:ALONSO PEREZ DE AGREDA, EDUARDO
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Excavation-induced instabilities
Pinyol, N.; Di Carluccio, G.
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Publication date: 2019
Book chapter

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Publication date: 02/2022
Journal article

Numerical modelling of Val d’Arán landslide with Material Point Method
VI International Conference on Particle-Based Methods: Fundamentals and Applications
Presentation date: 29/10/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Liquefaction-induced large displacements of caisson quay wall: Barcelona Harbor, Spain
MPM 2019 - Second International Conference on The Material Point Method for Modelling Large Deformation and Soil–Water–Structure Interaction
Presentation date: 10/01/2019
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AUTHOR:DE FRANCISCO SANS, MIGUEL
Title:Elementos junta/interfase mortar con nudos no coincidentes. Aplicación al análisis de discontinuidades y contactos en geomecánica
Reading date:19/11/2021
Director:CAROL VILARASAU, IGNACIO
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Displacement-based and hybrid formulations of zero-thickness mortar/interface elements for unmatched meshes, with application to fracture mechanics
De Francisco, M.; Carol, Ignacio
International journal for numerical methods in engineering, ISSN: 0029-5981 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.866; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 02/2021
Journal article

A zero-thickness mortar / Interface formulation with application to fracture mechanics
XV International Conference on Computational Plasticity: Fundamentals and Applications
Presentation date: 09/2019
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AUTHOR:SAU VALENZUELA, NÚRIA
Title:THM coupled behaviour of a deep poorly indurated argillaceous formation
Reading date:19/11/2021
Director:ROMERO MORALES, ENRIQUE EDGAR
Mention:No mention
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Studying the thermal conductivity of a deep Eocene clay formation: direct measurements vs back-analysis results
Romero, E.; Sau, N.; Lima, A.; Van Baelen, H.; Sillen, X.; Li, X.
Geomechanics for energy and the environment, ISSN: 2352-3808 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 0.75; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 12/2016
Journal article

Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of a deep clay
E3S Web of Conferences, ISSN: 2267-1242 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 0.127; Quartil: Q4)
Publication date: 06/2019
Journal article

Restoring initial conditions in a deep argillaceous formation with induced suction on retrieval
Sau, N.; Romero, E.; Van Baelen, H.
E3S Web of Conferences, ISSN: 2267-1242 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 0.127; Quartil: Q4)
Publication date: 10/2020
Journal article

Anisotropic features on the thermal conductivity of a deep argillaceous formation
15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.
Presentation date: 15/11/2015
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Thermal properties of a deep Eocene clay formation: direct measurements vs back-analysis results
7th International Conference on Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement
Presentation date: 24/09/2017
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THM behaviour of a deep Eocene clay formation during heating tests
International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics 2018
Presentation date: 26/09/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

The mineralogical and microstructural control on the thermal properties of clays as evidenced by natural and artificially prepared Ypresian clay samples. Extended abstract. Conference postponed to 2022
8th Clay conference 2020
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:PALAU BERASTEGUI, ROSA-MARIA
Title:Landslide and debris flow warning at regional scale. A real-time system using susceptibility mapping, radar rainfall and hydrometeorological thresholds
Reading date:23/09/2021
Director:BERENGUER FERRER, MARC
Co-director:HURLIMANN ZIEGLER, MARCEL
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Flood consequences of land-use changes at a ski resort: overcoming a geomorphological threshold (Portainé, Eastern Pyrenees, Iberian Peninsula)
Furdada Bellavista, Glòria; Victoriano, A.; Díez, A.; Palau, RM.; Hurlimann, M.
Water (Switzerland), ISSN: 2073-4441 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.103; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 02/2020
Journal article

Influence of the mapping unit for regional landslide early warning systems: comparison between pixels and polygons in Catalonia (NE Spain)
Palau, RM.; Hurlimann, M.; Berenguer, M.; Sempere-Torres, D.
Landslides, ISSN: 1612-5118 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 6.578; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 09/2020
Journal article

A prototype regional early warning system for shallow landslides and debris flows
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018
Presentation date: 12/04/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Which is the best mapping unit for a regional scale landslide early warning system? Comparison between pixel and polygons for Catalonia
EGU General Assembly 2019
Presentation date: 12/04/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Debris-flow early warning system at regional scale using weather radar and susceptibility mapping
7th International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation
Presentation date: 06/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

An early warning system for rainfall-triggered shallow slides and debris flows: application in Catalonia, Spain and Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Sharing Geoscience Online 2020
Presentation date: 05/05/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

Towards the use of hydrometeorological thresholds for the regional-scale LEWS of Catalonia (NE Spain)
Gather Online
Presentation date: 27/04/2021
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AUTHOR:YUBERO DE MATEO, MARÍA TERESA
Title:Ejecución de túneles en terreno deltaico mediante tuneladora EPB. El caso de la línea 9.
Reading date:22/07/2021
Director:GENS SOLE, ANTONIO
Co-director:DI MARIANO SIMONCINI, ALESSANDRA
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Ejecución de túneles en terreno deltaico mediante tuneladora EPB. El caso de la línea 9
International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE)
Publication date: 06/10/2021
Book

CSE algorithm: ‘canal survey estimation’ to evaluate the flow rate extractions and hydraulic state in irrigation canals
Bonet, E.; Gomez, M.; Yubero, M.T.; Fernández , J.
Journal of hydroinformatics, ISSN: 1464-7141 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 1.797; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 01/2017
Journal article

GoRoSoBo: an overall control diagram to improve the efficiency of water transport systems in real time
Bonet, E.; Gomez, M.; Yubero, M.T.; Fernández-Francos, XAvier
Journal of hydroinformatics, ISSN: 1464-7141 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 1.797; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 05/2017
Journal article

Subsidence management system for underground mining
Sanmiquel, L.; Bascompta, M.; Vintro, C.; Yubero, M.T.
Minerals, ISSN: 2075-163X (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.25; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 07/06/2018
Journal article

The importance of mineralogical knowledge in the sustainability of artisanal gold mining: a mid-south Peru case
Alfonso, P.; Anticoi, H.; Yubero, M.T.; Bascompta, M.; Henao, L.; García-Vallès, M.; Palacios, S.; Yáñez, J.
Minerals, ISSN: 2075-163X (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.38; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 01/06/2019
Journal article

GoRoSoBo simplified: an accurate feedback control algorithm in real time for irrigation canals
Bonet, E.; Gomez, M.; Yubero, M.T.; Fernandez, J.
Journal of hydroinformatics, ISSN: 1464-7141 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 1.728; Quartil: Q3)
Publication date: 11/2019
Journal article

Analysis of the process of compaction movements of deposits of crushed salt tailings
Yubero, M.T.; Olivella, S.; Gens, A.; Bonet, E.; Lloret, A.; Alfonso, P.
Engineering geology, ISSN: 0013-7952 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 7.3
Publication date: 11/2021
Journal article

Gold characterization of the San Luis alta mine, Ayacucho, Perú
7th World Congress on Mechanical, Chemical, and Material Engineering
Presentation date: 08/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:DE VRIENDT, KEVIN
Title:Mixing and chemical reaction hotspots in saline-freshwater mixing zones
Reading date:16/07/2021
Tutor/a:FERNANDEZ GARCIA, DANIEL
Director:DENTZ, MARCO
Co-director:POOL RAMIREZ, MARIA
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Heterogeneity-induced mixing and reaction hot spots facilitate karst propagation in coastal aquifers
De Vriendt, K.; Pool , M.; Dentz, M.
Geophysical research letters, ISSN: 0094-8276 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 4.72; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 28/05/2020
Journal article

Rilievo: Artistic scene authoring via interactive height map extrusion in VR
Eroglu, S.; Schmitz, S.; Aguilera, J.; Rusch, J.; De Vriendt, K.
Leonardo (Oxford), ISSN: 0024-094X (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 0.0
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Journal article

AUTHOR:SONG, FEI
Title:Modelling time-dependent plastic behaviour of geomaterials
Reading date:28/06/2021
Director:RODRIGUEZ DONO, ALFONSO
Co-director:GENS SOLE, ANTONIO
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Analysis and modelling of longitudinal deformation profiles of tunnels excavated in strain-softening time-dependent rock masses
Song, F.; Rodriguez-Dono, A.; Olivella, S.; Zhong, Z.
Computers and geotechnics, ISSN: 0266-352X (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 4.956; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 09/2020
Journal article

Numerical solutions for tunnels excavated in strain-softening rock masses considering a combined support system
Song, F.; Rodriguez-Dono, A.
Applied mathematical modelling, ISSN: 0307-904X (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.633; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 04/2021
Journal article

Size effect on the hydraulic behavior of fluid flow through a single rough-walled fracture
Zhong, Z.; Wang, L.; Song, L.; Gao, C.; Hu, Y.; Gao, H.; Song, F.; Rodriguez-Dono, A.; Lou, R.
Soil dynamics and earthquake engineering, ISSN: 0267-7261 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.637; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 04/2021
Journal article

Hydro-mechanical modelling and analysis of multi-stage tunnel excavations using a smoothed excavation method
Song, F.; Rodriguez-Dono, A.; Olivella, S.
Computers and geotechnics, ISSN: 0266-352X (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.818; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 07/2021
Journal article

Coupled solid-fluid response of deep tunnels excavated in saturated rock masses with a time-dependent plastic behaviour
Song, F.; Rodriguez-Dono, A.; Olivella, S.; Gens, A.
Applied mathematical modelling, ISSN: 0307-904X (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.633; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 12/2021
Journal article

A viscoplastic damage model combined with strain softening failure criterions for rock mass
11th Workshop of CODE_BRIGHT Users
Presentation date: 16/05/2019
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AUTHOR:TARRAGÓ MUNTÉ, DANIEL
Title:Hydraulic fills liquefaction. Effect on quay stability
Reading date:03/06/2021
Director:GENS SOLE, ANTONIO
Co-director:ALONSO PEREZ DE AGREDA, EDUARDO
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
A new re-usable shallow foundation for light loads: load tests and analysis
19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Unearth the Future, Connect Beyond
Presentation date: 09/2017
Presentation of work at congresses

Proyecto de ampliación del muelle adosado 2ª fase B. Puerto de Barcelona
XIV Jornadas Españolas de Ingeniería de Costas y Puertos
Presentation date: 24/05/2017
Presentation of work at congresses

Gas effect on CPTu and dissipation test carried out on natural soft-soil of Barcelona Port
4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing
Presentation date: 06/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:TORRES SERRA, JOEL
Title:Granular flow characterisation towards an enhanced bulk feeder selection
Reading date:26/02/2021
Director:RODRIGUEZ FERRAN, ANTONIO
Co-director:ROMERO MORALES, ENRIQUE EDGAR
Mention:Industrial Doctorate Mention (Generalitat)
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Classification of granular materials via flowability-based clustering with application to bulk feeding
Torres-Serra, J.; Rodriguez-Ferran, A.; Romero, E.
Powder technology, ISSN: 0032-5910 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 5.134; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 22/01/2021
Journal article

Study of grain-scale effects in bulk handling using discrete element simulations
Torres-Serra, J.; Rodriguez-Ferran, A.; Romero, E.
Powder technology, ISSN: 0032-5910 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 5.134; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 04/2021
Journal article

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:International Mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Simulation of full-scale rockfall tests with a fragmentation model
Matas, G.; Lantada, N.; Corominas, J.; Gili, J.; Ruiz-Carulla, R.; Prades, A.
Geosciences (Switzerland), ISSN: 2076-3263 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 0.0
Publication date: 05/2020
Journal article

Analysis of fragmentation of rock blocks from real-scale tests
Ruiz-Carulla, R.; Corominas, J.; Gili, J.; Matas, G.; Lantada, N.; Moya, J.; Prades, A.; Núñez-Andrés, M.A.; Buill, F.; Puig-Polo, C.
Geosciences (Switzerland), ISSN: 2076-3263 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 0.0
Publication date: 08/2020
Journal article

The RockModels project: rockfalls characterization and modelling
Sharing Geoscience Online 2020
Presentation date: 07/05/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

Rockfall fragmentation simulations of real scale tests
Sharing Geoscience Online 2020
Presentation date: 07/05/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:MARTÍNEZ PÉREZ, LAURA
Title:Characterization of seawater intrusion and submarine groundwater discharge in al luvial coastal aquifers: field and laboratory approach
Reading date:09/07/2020
Tutor/a:SAALTINK, MAARTEN WILLEM
Director:CARRERA RAMIREZ, JESUS
Director:LUQUOT, LINDA
Mention:International Mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Time-lapse cross-hole electrical resistivity tomography (CHERT) for monitoring seawater intrusion dynamics in a Mediterranean aquifer
Palacios, A.; Ledo, J.; Linde, N.; Luquot, L.; Bellmunt, F.; Folch, A.; Marcuello, A.; Queralt, P.; Pezard, P.; Martinez, L.; Del Val, L.; Bosch, D.; Carrera, J.
Hydrology and Earth system sciences, ISSN: 1027-5606 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 5.748; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 04/2020
Journal article

Combining fiber optic DTS, cross-hole ERT and time-lapse induction logging to characterize and monitor a coastal aquifer
Folch, A.; Del Val, L.; Luquot, L.; Martinez, L.; Bellmunt, F.; Le Lay, H.; Rodellas, V.; Ferrer, N.; Palacios, A.; Marazuela, M.; Diego, M.; Pool , M.; Goyetche, T.; Ledo, J.; Pezard, P.; Bour, O.; Queralt, P.; Marcuello, A.; Garcia-Orellana, J.; Saaltink, M.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Carrera, J.
Journal of hydrology, ISSN: 0022-1694 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 5.722; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 09/2020
Journal article

New perspectives on the use of 224Ra/228Ra and 222Rn/226Ra activity ratios in groundwater studies
Diego, M.; Rodellas, V.; Saaltink, M.; Alorda, A.; Goyetche, T.; Martinez, L.; Folch, A.; Garcia-Orellana, J.
Journal of hydrology, ISSN: 0022-1694 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.5; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 05/2021
Journal article

A multidisciplinary approach to characterizing coastal alluvial aquifers to improve understanding of seawater intrusion and submarine groundwater discharge
Martinez, L.; Luquot, L.; Carrera, J.; Marazuela, M.; Goyetche, T.; Pool , M.; Palacios, A.; Bellmunt, F.; Ledo, J.; Ferrer, N.; Del Val, L.; Garcia-Orellana, J.; Diego, M.; Rodellas-Vila, V.; Saaltink, M.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Folch, A.
Journal of hydrology, ISSN: 0022-1694 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 5.722; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 04/2022
Journal article

Combining long term monitoring of distributed temperature and cross-hole ERT with hydraulic tests to characterize the seawater intrusion and SGD dynamics in a coastal aquifers
46th International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress
Presentation date: 09/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Continuous monitoring of Eh, pH and CE of a coastal multilayer alluvial aquifer under different dynamic conditions
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2022
Presentation date: 05/2022
Presentation of work at congresses

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 mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Towards more sustainable brine extraction in salt flats: learning from the Salar de Atacama
Marazuela, M.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Ayora, C.; García, A.
Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 7.963; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 10/02/2020
Journal article

Hydrogeological constraints for the genesis of the extreme lithium enrichment in the Salar de Atacama (NE Chile): a thermohaline flow modelling approach
Marazuela, M.; Ayora, C.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Olivella, S.; García, A.
Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 7.963; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 10/2020
Journal article

La importancia de incorporar la hidrodinámica de la interfaz salina en la gestión de los recursos minerales y ecosistemas de los salares
Marazuela, M.; Vazquez-Suñe, E.; Custodio, E.; Ayora, C.; Palma, T.; García, A.
Boletín geológico y minero, ISSN: 2253-6167 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 0.0
Publication date: 01/01/2021
Journal article

Geothermal anomaly identified under a dense urban area in the metropolitan region of Barcelona, Spain
World Geothermal Congress 2020+1
Presentation date: 12/05/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

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:International Mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Heat dissipation test with fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing to estimate groundwater flux
Del Val, L.; Carrera, J.; Pool , M.; Martinez , L.; Casanovas, C.; Bour, O.; Folch, A.
Water resources research, ISSN: 0043-1397 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.309; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 03/2021
Journal article

Exploring the use of Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing for monitoring seawater intrusion
46th International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress
Presentation date: 09/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Modelling heat transport at the fresh-saltwater interface in coastal aquifers
11th Workshop of CODE_BRIGHT Users
Presentation date: 16/05/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

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 mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Entropy: (1) The former trouble with particle-tracking simulation, and (2) A measure of computational information penalty
Benson, D.; Pankavich, S.; Schmidt, M.; Sole-Mari, G.
Advances in water resources, ISSN: 0309-1708 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 4.51; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 03/2020
Journal article

Solute transport in bounded porous media characterized by Generalized Sub-Gaussian log-conductivity distributions
Sole-Mari, G.; Riva, M.; Fernandez, D.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Guadagnini, A.
Advances in water resources, ISSN: 0309-1708 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.016; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/2021
Journal article

Characterizing reactive transport behavior in a three-dimensional discrete fracture network
Sherman, T.; Sole-Mari, G.; Hyman, J.; Sweeney, M.; Vassallo, D.; Bolster, D.
Transport in porous media, ISSN: 0169-3913 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.019; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 03/2021
Journal article

Modeling reactive transport with local mixing limitation via random walk particle tracking
Goldschmidt Conference 2019
Presentation date: 22/08/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Reactive transport in porous media with local mixing limitation: a Lagrangian modeling approach
Sharing Geoscience Online 2020
Presentation date: 04/05/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

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:International Mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Massive, continuous and non-invasive surface measurement of degree of saturation by shortwave infrared images
Parera, F.; Pinyol, N.; Alonso, E.
Canadian geotechnical journal, ISSN: 0008-3674 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.802; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 06/2021
Journal article

Image-based measurements of degree of saturation
4th European Conference on Unsaturated Soils: Unsaturated Horizons
Presentation date: 20/10/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

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 mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Energy balance analyses during Standard Penetration Tests in a virtual calibration chamber
Zhang, N.; Arroyo, M.; Ciantia, M.; Gens, A.
Computers and geotechnics, ISSN: 0266-352X (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.818; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 05/2021
Journal article

DEM examination of SPT correction factors
Zhang, N.; Arroyo, M.; Ciantia, M.; Gens, A.
EPJ Web of Conferences, ISSN: 2100-014X
Publication date: 06/2021
Journal article

A contact model for rough crushable sand
Zhang, N.; Ciantia, M.; Arroyo, M.; Gens, A.
Soils and foundations, ISSN: 0038-0806 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 1.756; Quartil: Q3)
Publication date: 06/2021
Journal article

Incorporating surface roughness into DEM models of crushable soils
Applied Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics 2020: 5th International Itasca Symposium
Presentation date: 02/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

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 mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
What are the main factors influencing the presence of faecal bacteria pollution in groundwater systems in developing countries?
Ferrer, N.; Folch, A.; Masó, G.; Sánchez, S.; Sanchez-Vila, X.
Journal of contaminant hydrology, ISSN: 0169-7722 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.188; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 01/2020
Journal article

Evidence of groundwater vulnerability to climate variability and economic growth in coastal Kenya
Ferrer, N.; Folch, A.; Fernandez, D.; Lane, M.; Thomas, M.; Gathenya, J.; Wara, C.; Thomson, P.; Custodio, E.; Hope, R.
Journal of hydrology, ISSN: 0022-1694 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 5.722; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 07/2020
Journal article

Potential effects of climate change and future abstraction rate in a groundwater system located in coastal Kenya
46th International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress
Presentation date: 09/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

The effect of La Niña 2016-2017 and the current abstraction regime on diverse water-reliant companies in Kwale groundwater resources (Coastal Kenya)
46th International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress
Presentation date: 09/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

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 mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Hybrid multi-scale model for partially saturated media based on a pore network approach and lattice Boltzmann method
Puig, E.; Yuan, C.; Chareyre, Bruno; Gens, A.
Advances in water resources, ISSN: 0309-1708 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 4.51; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 10/2020
Journal article

Benchmark cases for a multi-component Lattice–Boltzmann method in hydrostatic conditions
Puig, E.; Chareyre, Bruno; Salager, S.; Gens, A.
MethodsX, ISSN: 2215-0161 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 0.0
Publication date: 10/2020
Journal article

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01/09/202131/08/2024Nuevos desarrollos en el estudio experimental y numérico de la degradación de cementos de pozos por ataque ácido, en lugares de almacenamiento de carbono.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
12/07/202122/06/2023Estudio Hidrogeológico correspondiente al soterramiento de las líneas R2 y R4 en Hospitalet del LlobregatUTE GPO INGENIERIA Y ARQUITECTURA S
01/04/202131/03/2024IJC2019-042036-IAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
15/03/202131/03/2023Actualización e integracion de datos en el modelo hidrogeológico. Analisis de la sensibilidad y simulación de transporte advecivo en el modelo. Revisión del modelo hidrogeológico regional. PlanteamienWESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC SPAIN SA
15/03/202115/03/2022Model de Gestió integrada dels Recursos hídrics del Besòs davant el canvi climàtic: solucions per a l’autoabastament i resiliència del sistema hídric a l’àrea metropolitana de Barcelona (GiR-Beso`s)Ajuntament de Barcelona
10/03/202131/07/2022Servei per a la realització de la redacció del Pla d'extraccions de l'aqüífer del Besòs dins l'àmbit d'influcència de l'ETAP Besòs (Nº Exp.: AB/ABAST/AD/2021/08)AIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/02/202130/06/2022trabajos de Hidrogeología necesarios para analizar el impacto de la construcción de un túnel artificial que atraviesa el acuífero superior del Delta del Llobregat y diseñar las medidas correctoras necAPIA XXI SA
01/11/202031/10/2022Emergency Risk Information and Assessments tailored for CommunitiesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/11/202031/07/2021Actualización del contrato "Estudio del comportamiento geomecánico de materiales procesados en la Planta del Puerto de Barcelona"Gestió de Terres i Runes
07/10/202006/01/2021Nuevo estudio sobre las condiciones de estabilidad del muro anclado del Canyeret (Lleida, España)Ajuntament de Lleida
01/10/202030/09/2023Assistants for Healthy, Safe, and Productive Virtual Construction Design, Operation and Maintenance using a Digitial TwinCommission of European Communities
01/10/202031/12/2022PlaNet International research Network on Plant-based solutions to mitigate climate-induced geohazardsThe Reserach Council of Norway
14/09/202028/02/2021Estudi del comportament estructural i de durabilitat dels tubs de formigó d'abastiment d'aigües en 2 trams sota viaductes a Can Clota i a Torrent Gornal a Esplugues de Llobregat i a L'Hospitalet de LlAIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/09/202030/09/2021Triaxial and permeability tests on reinforced soils with different binders/injection liquidsBASF Construction Chemicals Europe AG
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
10/06/202009/04/2022herramienta de programación, basada en códigos existentes, y que permita reproducir un modelo de transporte reactivo tan complejo como el del Salar de Atacama. modelo numérico de transporte reactivoSQM Salar S.A.
10/06/202010/06/2020Treballs d'assesoria geotècnica del túnel d'autopista A-27 Valls MontblancACCIONA, S.A
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.
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
01/01/202031/12/2022Mezcla 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.
01/11/201930/10/2021Elaboración de análisis, modelación y simulación computacional para determinar las causas de la rotura de la Presa I de la Mina de Corrego do Feijao en el Complejo Paraopeba el 25/01/2019Companhia Vale do Rio Doce
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
16/09/201928/02/2020Estudi tècnic a realitzar al fris de Picasso del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de CatalunyaCOL.LEGI OFI. ARQUITECTES CATALUNYA
01/09/201931/08/2022Predicción de riesgo y diseño seguro en rocas anhidríticas (ANHY_RISK)Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades
20/06/201918/09/2020Bender Element transducersUniversidade do Minho
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
01/06/201930/06/2023DEvelopment of COupled models and their VALidation against EXperiments (2023) - Task B: MAGICNational Radioactive Waste Management Agency
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
01/05/201931/10/2020Nuevo estudio de la estabilidad del deslizamiento del Embalse de CanellesENDESA GENERACIÓN, S.A.
01/04/201931/03/2020Triaxial test on reinforced soils with different binders/injection liquidsBASF Construction Chemicals Europe AG
27/03/201931/12/2020Anàlisi 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
01/01/201931/12/2023FE-Modelling Task Force / Task 1: Validation of thermally induced THM effects in the rock around the FE-tunnelNational Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
03/12/201803/12/2018TEST MACHINE FOR CHARACTERIZING ARTIFICIALLY FROZEN SOIL
01/12/201815/01/2020Estudio del deslizamiento de Yesa (Navarra, España)GEOCONSULT ESPAÑA INGENIEROS CONSULTORES SA
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
28/08/201827/08/2021Consultoria Tecnlca en Geotecnia del Proyecto Linea 2 y Ramal Av. Faucett - Av. Gambetta de la Red Basica del Metro de Lima y CallaoMetro de Lima L2, Sociedad Concesionaria
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.
01/06/201812/02/2021Peritaje sobre aspectos geotécnicos del derrumbe del cerro Pui Pinos en AlcañizFIATC Seguros
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
01/01/201830/09/2021INESTABILIDAD 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.
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
01/07/201731/12/2017Desarrollo de un estudio de sensibilidad del comportamiento tenso-deformacional de los sistemas de estabilización de paredes en túneles mediante hormigones proyectados (“gunitado”) de diferentes naturalezas y tipologías (incluyendo variación de espesores, cuantías de refuerzo, así como también mediante el uso de fibras), con especial realce en la interacción suelo-estructuraBASF Construction Chemicals Europe AG
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
01/03/201718/11/2020Establiment 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
01/06/201630/10/2018Seguimiento del comportamiento del viaducto de Pont de CandíADIF-Agencia de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias
24/09/201401/01/1970MPM 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; 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
02/05/202231/10/2022Ejecución de un nuevo ramal ferroviario en las terminales 1 y 2COMSA
16/12/202131/12/2024ASESORAMIENTO PARA EL DISEÑO DE LA BARRERA REACTIVA, SISTEMA DE RECARGA Y MODELO UNIDIMENSIONAL DE TRANSPORTE REACTIVO DEL PROYECTO “LIFE MATRIXFUN.CEN. ANDALUZ INVESTIG.DEL AGUA
02/12/202101/04/2023l’ASSISTÈNCIA TÈCNICA PER A L'ADOPCIÓ DE MESURES DE MILLORA DE L'ABASTAMENT EN DUES MASSES D’AIGUA SUBTERRÀNIA SOTMESES A UNA EXPLOTACIÓ INTENSIVAARDANA CONSULTANTS S.L.U.
01/12/202130/11/2023G-PFEM DE BOLSILLO: APLICACIONES DE SOFTWARE AVANZADO PARA EL PROYECTO GEOTÉCNICO DE INSTALACIONES DE ENERGIA RENOVABLE COSTA AFUERAAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202130/11/2025Reactive barriers for water renaturalization during managed aquifer recharge in the Baix Camp regionEURCOM-D.G.FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
02/11/202101/01/2022ESTUDIO Y DESARROLLO DE UN PERFIL GEOLÓGICO EN LA LADERA DEL ESTRIBO DERECHO DE LA PRESA DE YESA (YESA - NAVARRA)CONFED. HIDROGRÁFICA DEL EBRO
01/09/202131/08/2024Nuevos desarrollos en el estudio experimental y numérico de la degradación de cementos de pozos por ataque ácido, en lugares de almacenamiento de carbono.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
12/07/202122/06/2023Estudio Hidrogeológico correspondiente al soterramiento de las líneas R2 y R4 en Hospitalet del LlobregatUTE GPO INGENIERIA Y ARQUITECTURA S
01/04/202131/03/2024IJC2019-042036-IAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
15/03/202131/03/2023Actualización e integracion de datos en el modelo hidrogeológico. Analisis de la sensibilidad y simulación de transporte advecivo en el modelo. Revisión del modelo hidrogeológico regional. PlanteamienWESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC SPAIN SA
15/03/202115/03/2022Model de Gestió integrada dels Recursos hídrics del Besòs davant el canvi climàtic: solucions per a l’autoabastament i resiliència del sistema hídric a l’àrea metropolitana de Barcelona (GiR-Beso`s)Ajuntament de Barcelona
10/03/202131/07/2022Servei per a la realització de la redacció del Pla d'extraccions de l'aqüífer del Besòs dins l'àmbit d'influcència de l'ETAP Besòs (Nº Exp.: AB/ABAST/AD/2021/08)AIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/02/202130/06/2022trabajos de Hidrogeología necesarios para analizar el impacto de la construcción de un túnel artificial que atraviesa el acuífero superior del Delta del Llobregat y diseñar las medidas correctoras necAPIA XXI SA
01/11/202031/10/2022Emergency Risk Information and Assessments tailored for CommunitiesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/11/202031/07/2021Actualización del contrato "Estudio del comportamiento geomecánico de materiales procesados en la Planta del Puerto de Barcelona"Gestió de Terres i Runes
07/10/202006/01/2021Nuevo estudio sobre las condiciones de estabilidad del muro anclado del Canyeret (Lleida, España)Ajuntament de Lleida
01/10/202030/09/2023Assistants for Healthy, Safe, and Productive Virtual Construction Design, Operation and Maintenance using a Digitial TwinCommission of European Communities
01/10/202031/12/2022PlaNet International research Network on Plant-based solutions to mitigate climate-induced geohazardsThe Reserach Council of Norway
14/09/202028/02/2021Estudi del comportament estructural i de durabilitat dels tubs de formigó d'abastiment d'aigües en 2 trams sota viaductes a Can Clota i a Torrent Gornal a Esplugues de Llobregat i a L'Hospitalet de LlAIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/09/202030/09/2021Triaxial and permeability tests on reinforced soils with different binders/injection liquidsBASF Construction Chemicals Europe AG
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
10/06/202009/04/2022herramienta de programación, basada en códigos existentes, y que permita reproducir un modelo de transporte reactivo tan complejo como el del Salar de Atacama. modelo numérico de transporte reactivoSQM Salar S.A.
10/06/202010/06/2020Treballs d'assesoria geotècnica del túnel d'autopista A-27 Valls MontblancACCIONA, S.A
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.
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
01/01/202031/12/2022Mezcla 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.
01/11/201930/10/2021Elaboración de análisis, modelación y simulación computacional para determinar las causas de la rotura de la Presa I de la Mina de Corrego do Feijao en el Complejo Paraopeba el 25/01/2019Companhia Vale do Rio Doce
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
16/09/201928/02/2020Estudi tècnic a realitzar al fris de Picasso del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de CatalunyaCOL.LEGI OFI. ARQUITECTES CATALUNYA
01/09/201931/08/2022Predicción de riesgo y diseño seguro en rocas anhidríticas (ANHY_RISK)Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades
20/06/201918/09/2020Bender Element transducersUniversidade do Minho
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
01/06/201930/06/2023DEvelopment of COupled models and their VALidation against EXperiments (2023) - Task B: MAGICNational Radioactive Waste Management Agency
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
01/05/201931/10/2020Nuevo estudio de la estabilidad del deslizamiento del Embalse de CanellesENDESA GENERACIÓN, S.A.
01/04/201931/03/2020Triaxial test on reinforced soils with different binders/injection liquidsBASF Construction Chemicals Europe AG
27/03/201931/12/2020Anàlisi 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
01/01/201931/12/2023FE-Modelling Task Force / Task 1: Validation of thermally induced THM effects in the rock around the FE-tunnelNational Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
03/12/201803/12/2018TEST MACHINE FOR CHARACTERIZING ARTIFICIALLY FROZEN SOIL
01/12/201815/01/2020Estudio del deslizamiento de Yesa (Navarra, España)GEOCONSULT ESPAÑA INGENIEROS CONSULTORES SA
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
28/08/201827/08/2021Consultoria Tecnlca en Geotecnia del Proyecto Linea 2 y Ramal Av. Faucett - Av. Gambetta de la Red Basica del Metro de Lima y CallaoMetro de Lima L2, Sociedad Concesionaria
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.
01/06/201812/02/2021Peritaje sobre aspectos geotécnicos del derrumbe del cerro Pui Pinos en AlcañizFIATC Seguros
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
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