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RESEARCH LINESComputational Geomechanics
Research Topic Principal Investigator
Constitutive models and FEM for analysis of unsaturated soils and rocks. E. Alonso
FEM for coupled problems in geotechnical engineering. Particle-based and discrete element methods for geomechanical problems. A. Gens
S. Olivella
Relevant Publications

Alonso E., Gens A. and Josa A.
A constitutive model for partially saturated soils,
Geotechnique, Vol. 40 (3), pp. 405-430, 1990

Gens A. and Alonso E.
A framework for the behaviour of unsaturated expansive clays,
Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 29 (6), pp. 1013-1032, 1992

Gens A. and Nova R.
Conceptual bases for a constitutive model for bonded soils and weak rocks,
Geotechnical Engineering of Hard Soils-Soft Rocks, Vol. 1 (1), pp. 485-494, 1993

Olivella S., Carrera J., Gens A. and Alonso E.
Nonisothermal multiphase flow of brine and gas through saline media,
Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 15 (3), pp. 271-293, 1994

Olivella S., Gens A., Carrera J. and Alonso E.
Numerical formulation for a simulator (CODE_BRIGHT) for the coupled analysis of saline media,
Engineering Computations, Vol. 13 (7), pp. 87-112, 1996

Alonso E., Vaunat J. and Gens A.
Modelling the mechanical behaviour of expansive clays,
Engineering Geology, Vol. 54 (1), pp. 173-183, 1999

Alcoverro J., Olivella S. and Alonso E.
Modelling fluid flow in Opalinus Clay excavation damage zone. A semi-analytical approach,
Geological Society, London, Special Publications 415, SP415. 7, 2014

Lloret A., Villar M.V., Sanchez M., Gens A., Pintado X. and Alonso E.
Mechanical behaviour of heavily compacted bentonite under high suction changes
Géotechnique, Vol. 53(1), pp. 27-40, 2003

Gallipoli D., Gens A., Sharma R. and Vaunat J.
An elasto-plastic model for unsaturated soil incorporating the effects of suction and degree of saturation on mechanical behavior,
Géotechnique. Vol. 53 (1), pp. 123-136, 2003

Gens A., Valleján B., Zandarín M.T. and Sánchez M.
Homogenization in clay barriers and seals: Two case studies,
Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 5 (3), pp. 191-199, 2013

Alonso, E. E., Pinyol, N. M. and Yerro A.
Mathematical modelling of slopes,
Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, Vol. 9, pp. 64-73, 2014

Alonso E., Pinyol N. and Pineda J.
Foundation of a gravity dam on layered soft rock: shear strength of bedding planes in laboratory and large “in situ” tests,
Geotechnical Geological Engineering, Vol. 32 (6), pp.1439-1450, 2014

Alonso E. E. and Pinyol N. M.
Slope stability in slightly fissured claystones and marls,
Landslides, DOI 10.1007/s10346-014-0526-5, 2014

Climent N., Arroyo M., O’Sullivan C. and Gens A.
Sand production simulation coupling DEM with CFD,
European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Vol. 18 (9), pp. 983-1008, 2014

Climent N., Arroyo M., Gens A., O’Sullivan C.
Fluid effects in sand production simulations coupling DEM with CFD,
Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 1, pp. 351, 2014

Garitte B., Gens A., Vaunat J. and Armand G.
Thermal conductivity of argillaceous rocks: determination methodology using in situ heating tests
Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol. 47 (1), pp. 111-129, 2014

Hoffmann C., Meler N., Pinyol N. and Alonso E.
Small scale slope failure benchmark test. Modelling and prediction,
Procedia Earth Planetary Science, Vol. 9, pp. 201-205, 2014

Indraratna B., Premadasa W., Brown E.T., Gens A. and Heitor A.
Shear strength of rock joints influenced by compacted infill,
Int. J. Rock Mechanics Mining Sciences, Vol. 70, pp. 296-307, 2014

Lloret M., Wheeler S.J., Pineda J.A., Sheng D. and Gens A.
Relative performance of two unsaturated soil models using different constitutive variables,
Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 51 (12), pp. 1423-1437, 2014