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Alonso E.E., Pinyol N.M. Numerical analysis of rapid drawdown: Applications in real cases, Water Science and Engineering, vol.9(3), 175-182, 2016.

Alonso E.E., Zervos A., Pinyol N.M. Thermo-poro-mechanical analysis of landslides: From creeping behaviour to catastrophic failure, Geotéchnique, vol.66(3), 202-219, 2016.

Alonso E.E., Romero E.E., Ortega E. Yielding of rockfill in relative humidity-controlled triaxial experiments, Acta Geotechnica, vol.11(3), 455-477, 2016.

Charlton T.S., Rouainia M., Gens A. Numerical analysis of suction embedded plate anchors in structured clay, Applied Ocean Research, vol.61, 156-166, 2016.

Ciantia M.O., Arroyo M., Calvetti F., Gens A. A numerical investigation of the incremental behavior of crushable granular soils, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, vol.40(13), 1773-1798, 2016.

Amiri F., Millán D., Arroyo M., Silani M., Rabczuk T. Fourth order phase-field model for local max-ent approximants applied to crack propagation, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol.312, 254-275, 2016.

Ciantia M.O., Arroyo M., Butlanska J., Gens A. DEM modelling of cone penetration tests in a double-porosity crushable granular material, Computers and Geotechnics, vol.73, 109-127, 2016.

Fuentes R. Pinyol, N., Alonso E. Effect of temperature induced excess porewater pressures on the shaft bearing capacity of geothermal piles, Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, vol.8, 30-37, 2016.

Hashemian B., Millán D., Arroyo M. Charting molecular free-energy landscapes with an atlas of collective variables, Journal of Chemical Physics, vol.145(17), 174109, 2016.

Yerro A., Alonso E.E., Pinyol N.M. Run-out of landslides in brittle soils, Computers and Geotechnics, vol.80, 427-439, 2016.

Yerro A., Pinyol N.M., Alonso E.E. Internal progressive failure in deep-seated landslides, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, vol.49(6), 2317-2332, 2016.

Sánchez M., Gens A., Villar M.V., Olivella S. Fully coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical double-porosity formulation for unsaturated soils, International Journal of Geomechanics, vol.16(6), D4016015, 2016.

Sánchez M., Arson C., Gens A., Aponte F. Analysis of unsaturated materials hydration incorporating the effect of thermo-osmotic flow, Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, vol.6, 101-115, 2016.

Tapias M., Alonso E.E., Gili J. Compressibility, grain breakage and time-dependent behavior of gap-graded aggregates of sugar cubes, Soils and Foundations, vol.56(5), 805-817, 2016.

Fernàndez-Garcia D., Sanchez-Vila X., Mathematical equivalence between time-dependent single-rate and multirate mass transfer models, Water Resources Research , 51(5), 3166-3180, doi: 10.1002/2014WR016348, 2015.

Henri C.V., Fernàndez-Garcia D., Barros F.P.J., Probabilistic human health risk assessment of degradation-related chemical mixtures in heterogeneous aquifers: Risk statistics, hot spots, and preferential channels, Water Resources Research , 51, doi:10.1002/2014WR016717, 2015.

Siirila-Woodburn E.R., Fernàndez-Garcia D., Sanchez-Vila X., Improving the accuracy of risk prediction from particle-based breakthrough curves reconstructed with kernel density estimators, Water Resources Research , 51(6), 4574-4591, doi:10.1002/2014WR016394, 2015.

Valhondo C., Carrera J., Ayora C., Tubau I., Martinez-Landa L., Nödler K., Licha T. Characterizing redox conditions and monitoring attenuation of selected pharmaceuticals during artificial recharge through a reactive layer. Science of the Total Environment , 512, 240-250, 2015.

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.

Alonso E., Pinyol, N. 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, 2014.

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

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.

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.

Henri C.V., Fernàndez-Garcia D., Toward efficiency in heterogeneous multispecies reactive transport modeling: A particle-tracking solution for first-order network reactions, Water Resources Research , 50, doi:10.1002/2013WR014956, 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.

Rubol S., Freixa A., Carles-Brangarí A., Fernàndez-Garcia D., Romaní A.M., Sanchez-Vila X., Connecting bacterial colonization to physical and biochemical changes in a sand box infiltration experiment. Journal of Hydrology, 517, 317–327. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.05.041, 2014.

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.

Blanco A., Lloret A., Olivella S. and Carrera J. Thermo-hydraulic behaviour of the vadose zone in sulphide tailings at Iberian Pyrite Belt: Waste characterization, monitoring and modelling. Engineering Geology , 165, pp. 154–170, 2013.

Serri V., Romero E., Lloret A., Suriol J. and Alonso E. Thermo-hydro-mechanical analysis for the simulation of rapid sliding process in a new and fast ring shear prototype. Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment , 2013 (TOPIC1), pp.193–199, 2013.

Barbieri M., Carrera J., Ayora C., Sanchez-Vila X., Licha T., Nödler K., Barceló D. Formation of diclofenac and sulfamethoxazole reversible transformation products in aquifer material under denitrifying conditions: batch experiments. Science Total Environment , 426, 256-263, 2012.

Willmann M., Carrera J., Sanchez-Vila X., Silva O., Dentz M. Coupling of mass transfer and reactive transport for nonlinear reactions in heterogeneous media. Water Resources Research , 46(7), doi:, 2010.

Donado L.D., Sanchez-Vila X., Dentz M., Carrera J., Bolster D., Multicomponent reactive transport in multicontinuum media, Water Resources Res., 45(11), doi:10.1029/2008WR006823, 2009.

Lloret A. and Villar M.V. Advances on the knowledge of the thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of heavily compacted “FEBEX” bentonite. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth , Parts A/B/C, 32(8-14), pp.701–715, 2007.

Corominas J., Moya J., Ledesma A., Lloret A., Gili J. Prediction of ground displacements and velocities from groundwater level changes at the Vallcebre landslide (Eastern Pyrenees, Spain). Landslides , 2(2), pp.83–96, 2005.

Villar M.V., García-Siñeriz J.L., Bárcena I., and Lloret A. State of the bentonite barrier after five years operation of an in situ test simulating a high level radioactive waste repository. Engineering Geology , 80(3-4), pp.175–198, 2005.

Villar M.V. and Lloret A. Influence of temperature on the hydro-mechanical behaviour of a compacted bentonite. Applied Clay Science , 26(1-4), pp. 337–350, 2004.

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.

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

Romero E., Gens A. and Lloret A. Suction effects on a compacted clay under non-isothermal conditions. Géotechnique , 53(1), pp. 65–81, 2003.

Romero E., Gens A. and Lloret A. Temperature effects on the hydraulic behaviour of an unsaturated clay. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 19(3-4), pp. 311–332, 2001.

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

Romero E., Gens A. and Lloret A. Water permeability, water retention and microstructure of unsaturated compacted Boom clay. Engineering Geology , 54(1-2), pp.117–127, 1999.

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.

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.

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

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