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Papers in journals


Fraccica, A., Spagnoli, G., Romero, E., Arroyo, M., Gómez, R., Permeation grouting of silt-sand mixtures, Transportation Geotechnics, Vol. 35, art. n. 100800, 2022.


Bumbilier, F., Plúa, C., Tourchi, S., Vu, M., Vaunat, J., Gens, A., Armand, G., Feasibility of constructing a full-scale radioactive high-level waste disposal cell and characterization of its thermo-hydro-mechanical behavior, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 137, art. n. 104555, 2021.

Damians I.P., Bathurst R.J., Olivella S., Lloret A., Josa A., 3D modelling of strip reinforced MSE walls, Acta Geotechnica, Vol. 16 (3), pp. 711-730, 2021.

Fraccica, A., Spagnoli, G., Alonso, E., Arroyo, M., Gómez, R., Exploring the mechanical response of low-carbon soil improvement mixtures, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 58 (11), pp. 1-22, 2021.

Gens, A., Alcoverro, J., Blaheta, R., Hasal, M., Michalec, Z., Takayama, Y., Lee, C., Lee, J., Young-Kim, G., Kuo, C., Kuo, W., Lin, C., HM and THM interactions in bentonite engineered barriers for nuclear waste disposal, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 137, art. n. 104572, 2021.

Lloret-Cabot M., Wheeler S.J., Gens A., Sloan S.W., Numerical integration of an elasto-plastic critical state model for soils under unsaturated conditions, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 137, art. n. 104299, 2021.

Mánica M.A., Gens A., Ovando-Shelley E., Botero E., Vaunat J., An effective combined framework for modelling the time-dependent behaviour of soft structured clays, Acta Geotechnica, Vol. 16 (2), pp. 535-550, 2021.

Monforte L., Gens A., Arroyo M., Mánica M., Carbonell J.M., Analysis of cone penetration in brittle liquefiable soils, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 134, , art. n. 104123, 2021.

Parera F., Pinyol N.M., Alonso E.E., Massive, continuous, and non-invasive surface measurement of degree of saturation by shortwave infrared images, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 58 (6), pp. 749-762, 2021.

Rorato, R., Arroyo, M., Gens, A., Andò, E., Viggiani, G., Image-based calibration of rolling resistance in discrete element models of sand, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 131, art. n. 103929, 2021.

Song F., Rodriguez-Dono A., Olivella S., Gens A., Coupled solid-fluid response of deep tunnels excavated in saturated rock masses with a time-dependent plastic behaviour, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Vol. 100, pp. 508-535, 2021.

Tourchi S., Vaunat J., Gens A., Bumbieler F., Vu M.-N., Armand G., A full-scale in situ heating test in Callovo-Oxfordian claystone: observations, analysis and interpretation, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 133, art. n. 104045, 2021.

Weber, R., Romero, E., Lloret, A., Shear strength and yield surface of a partially saturated sandy silt under generalized stress states, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, e-First, 2021.


Alonso, E. E. Triggering and motion of landslide, Géotechnique, Vol. 71 (1), pp. 3-59, 2020.

Cao, Z, Chen, J., Alonso, E., Ramon, A., Cai, Y., Gu, C., Zhang, Q. A constitutive model for the accumulated strain of unsaturated soil under high-cycle traffic loading, Int. J. Num. Anal. Methods in Geomechanics, 2020.

Carter, J.P., Gens, A., Potts, D.M. Obituary: Scott William Sloan, Géotechnique, Vol. 70 (12), pp. 1174-1175, 2020.

Mánica, M.A., Ciantia, M.O., Gens, A. On the stability of underground caves in calcareous rocks due to long‑term weathering, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 2020.

Mánica, M.A., Gens, A., Ovando-Shelley, E., Botero, E., Vaunat. J. An effective combined framework for modelling the time-dependent behaviour of soft structured clays, Acta Geotechnica, 2020.

Montellà E.P., Chareyre B., Salager S., Gens A., Benchmark cases for a multi-component Lattice–Boltzmann method in hydrostatic conditions, MethodsX, Vol. 7, 2020.

Montellà E.P., Yuan C., Chareyre B., Gens A. Hybrid multi-scale model for partially saturated media based on a pore network approach and lattice Boltzmann method, Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 144, 2020.

Nguyen, V., Pineda, J. A., Romero, E. and Sheng, D. Influence of soil microstructure on air permeability in compacted clay, Géotechnique, Vol. 1 (19), Ahead of Print, 2020.

Parera, F.; Pinyol, N.M.; Alonso, E. Massive, continuous and non-invasive surface measurement of degree of saturation by shortwave infrared images, Canadian geotechnical journal. 2020.

Puig-Montellà E., Chareyre, B., Simon Salager S., Gens, A. Benchmark cases for a multi-component Lattice-Boltzmann method in hydrostatic conditions, MethodsX, 2020.

Puig-Montellà E., Yuan, C., Chareyre, B., Gens, A. Hybrid multi-scale model for partially saturated media based on a pore network approach and lattice Boltzmann method., Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 144, art. n. 103709, 2020.

Rorato, R., Arroyo, M., Andò, E.C.G., Gens, A., Viggiani, G. Linking shape and rotation of grains during triaxial compression of sand, Granular Matter, Vol. 22 (88), 2020.

Rouainia, M., Panayides, S., Arroyo, M., Gens, A. A pressuremeter-based evaluation of structure in London Clay using a kinematic hardening constitutive model, Acta Geotechnica, 2020.

Schäfers A., Gens, A., Rodriguez-Dono, A., Baxter, S., Tsitsopoulos, V., Holton, D., Malmberg, D., Sawada, M. Yafei, Q., Ferrari, A., Laloui, L., Sjöland, A. Increasing understanding and confidence in THM simulations of Engineered Barrier Systems, Environmental Geotechnics, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 59-71, 2020.

Spagnoli, G., Romero, E., Fraccica, A., Arroyo, M., Gómez, R. The effect of curing conditions on the hydromechanical properties of a metakaolin-based soilcrete, Géotechnique, Ahead of Print, 2020.

Torres-Serra, J., Rodriguez-Ferran, A., Romero, E. Classification of granular materials via flowability-based clustering with application to bulk feeding, Powder Technology, Vol. 378 (A), 288-302, 2020.

Torres-Serra, J., Rodriguez-Ferran, A., Romero, E. Study of grain-scale effects in bulk handling using discrete element simulations, Powder Technology, Vol. 382, pp. 284-299, 2020.

Wang, L., Huang, P., Liu, S., Alonso, E. Analytical solution for nonlinear consolidation of combined electroosmosis-vacuum-surcharge preloading, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 121, art. N: 103484, 2020.

Yuan, S., Liu, X. Romero, E. Delage, P., Buzzi, O. Discussion on the separation of macropores and micropores in a compacted expansive clay, Géotechnique Letters, Vol. 10 (3), pp. 454-460, 2020.


Alonso, E.E., Pinyol, N.M. Introduction: Advances in landslide understanding, Canadian Geotechnical Journal Vol. 56 (9), VII-VIII, 2019.

Alonso, E.E, Tapias, M.A. Suction and time effects in rockfill deformation., Int. J. Numer .Anal. Meth. Geomech., In print pp. 1-19, 2019.

Alvarado, M., Pinyol, N.M., Alonso, E.E. Landslide motion assessment including rate effects and thermal interactions: revisiting the Canelles Landslide, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 56 (9), pp. 1338-1350, 2019.

Caicedo, B., Alonso, E., Mendoza, C., Alcoverro, J. The collapse of Space building, Géotechnique Vol. 69 (3), pp. 260-273, 2019.

Ciantia, M.O., Arroyo, M., O’Sullivan, C., Gens, A., Liu T.Granding evolution and critical state in a discrete numerical model of Fontainebleau sand, Geotechnique, Vol. 69 (1), pp. 1-15, 2019.

Conesa, S., Mánica, M., Gens, A. Huang, Y. Numerical simulation of the undrained stability of slopes in anisotropic fine-grained soils. Geomechanics and GeoEngineering: an International Journal, Vol. 14 (1), 18-29, 2019.

De la Fuente, M., Vaunat, J. & Marín Moreno, H., A densification mechanism to model the mechanical effect of methane hydrates in sandy sediments, International Journal for Numerical and analytical methods in Geomechanics, Ahead of print, 2019.

De la Fuente, M., Vaunat, J. & Marín Moreno, H., Thermo-hydro-mechanical coupled modelling of methane hydrate-bearing sediments: formulation and application, Energies, Vol. 12, pp. 2178, 2019.

Gens A. Clays in natural and engineered barriers for nuclear waste disposal, Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, Vol. 17, 1-2, 2019.

Levatti, H.U., Prat, P.C., and Ledesma, A. Numerical and experimental study of initiation and propagation of desiccation cracks in clayey soils, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 105, 155-167, 2019

Lu Y., Liu S., Alonso, E.E., Wang, L., Xu, L., Li Z. Volume changes and mechanical degradation of a compacted expansive soil under freeze-thaw cycles, Cold Reg Sci Technol Vol. 157, pp. 206-214, 2019.

Morales, L., Garzón, E., Romero, E., Sánchez-Soto, P.J.Microbiological induced carbonate (CaCO3) precipitation using clay phyllites to replace chemical stabilizers (cement or lime), Applied Clay Science, Vol. 174, pp. 15–28, 2019.

Ningning Zhang, N., Arroyo, M., Ciantia, M.O., Gens, A., Butlanska, J. Thermo-hydro-mechanical analysis of a full-scale heating test, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 111, pp. 277-289, 2019.

Pintado, X., Romero, E., Suriol, J., Lloret, A., Madhusudhan, B.N. Small-strain shear stiffness of compacted bentonites for engineered barrier system, Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, Vol. 18, pp. 1-12, 2019.

Pinyol, N.M., Alonso, E.E., Design, Construction, Monitoring and Modelling of Albagés Earth Dam: A Case History. International Journal of Civil Engineering, Géotechnique Vol. 17 (4), pp. 501-513, 2019.

Pinyol, N.M., Alvarado, M., Alonso, E.E., Zabala, F. Thermal effects in landslides mobility, Géotechnique Vol. 68 (6), pp. 528-545, 2019.

Romero, E., Sánchez, M., Gai, X., Barrera, M., Lloret, A. Mechanical behavior of an unsaturated clayey silt: An experimental and constitutive modelling study, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 56 (10), pp. 1461-1474, 2019.

Torres-Serra, J., Romero, E., Rodríguez-Ferran, A. A new column collapse apparatus for the characterisation of the flowability of granular materials. Powder Technology. Vol. 362, pp. 559-577, 2019.

Yamamoto, S., Sato, S., Shimura, T., Romero, E., Nishimura, T., Owada, H. Mechanical characteristics and water retention properties of unsaturated bentonite-based engineered barrier materials based on controlled-suction tests. Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 75 (3), pp. 257-272, 2019.


Butlanska, J., Arroyo, M., Amoroso, S., Gens, A. Marchetti Flat Dilatometer Tests in a Virtual Calibration Chamber, Geotechnical Testing Journal Vol. 41, (5), pp. 930-945, 2018.

Di Mariano, A., Amoroso, S., Arroyo, M., Monaco, P., Gens A SDMT-Based Numerical Analyses of Deep Excavation in Soft Soil, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 145 (1), p. 04018102, 2018.

Finsterle, S., Lanyon, B., Åkesson, M., Baxter, S., Bergström, M., Bockgård, N., Dershowitz, W., Dessirier, B., Frampton, A., Fransson, Å , Gens, A., Gylling, B., HančIlová, I., Holton, D., Jarsjö, J., Kim, J.-S., Kröhn, K.-P., Malmberg, D., Pulkkanen, V. M., Sawada, A., Sjöland, A., Svensson, U., Vidstrand, P., Viswanathan. H. Multiple roles of clays in radioactive waste confinement, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, Vol. 482, 2018.

Gallipoli, D., Grassl, P., Wheeler, S., Gens, A. On the choice of stress–strain variables for unsaturated soils and its effect on plastic flow, Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment Vol. 15, 3-9, 2018.

Lakshmikantha, M.R., Prat, P.C., and Ledesma, A. Boundary Effects in the Desiccation of Soil Layers with Controlled Environmental Conditions Geotechnical Testing Journal Vol. 41, (4), pp. 675-697, 2018.

Ledesma, A., Alonso, E.E. Hydro-chemo-mechanical modelling of tunnels in sulfated rocks. Hydro-chemo-mechanical Model tunnels sulfated rocks. Géotechnique Vol. 11 (11), pp. 968-982, 2018.

Ledesma, A., Alonso, E.E. Protecting sensitive constructions from tunnelling: the case of World Heritage buildings in Barcelona, Géotechnique Vol. 67 (10), pp. 914-925, 2018.

Lloret-Cabot, M., Wheeler, S.J., Pineda, J.A., Romero, E., Sheng, D. From saturated to unsaturated conditions and viceversa, Acta Geotechnica, 13 (1), pp. 15-37, 2018

Lloret-Cabot, M., Wheeler, S.J., Pineda, J.A., Romero, E., Sheng, D. From saturated to unsaturated conditions and viceversa, Acta Geotechnica, 13 (2), pp. 493-495, 2018

Manica, M., Gens, A., Vaunat, J., Ruiz, D.F. Nonlocal plasticity modelling of strain localisation in stiff clays, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 103, pp. 138-150, 2018.

Monforte, L., Arroyo, M., Carbonell, J.M., Gens, A. Coupled effective stress analysis of insertion problems in geotechnics with the Particle Finite Element Method Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 101, pp. 114-129, 2018.

Oorthuis, R., Hürlimann, M, Fraccica, A., Lloret, A., Moya, J., Puig Polo, C. & Vaunat, J., Monitoring of a full-scale embankment experiment regarding soil–vegetation–atmosphere interactions, Water, Vol. 10 (6), pp. 1-23, 2018.

Pinyol, N.M., Alvarado, M., Alonso, E.E., Zabala, F. Thermal effects in landslides mobility, Géotechnique Vol. 68 (6), pp. 528-545, 2018.

Pérez-Romero, Ciantia, M.O., Arroyo, M. & Vaunat, J., Impermeable membranes for slab-track settlement mitigation, Environmental Geotechnics, Vol. 5(4):204-221, 2018.

Ramon, A., Alonso, E.E. Heave of a Building Induced by Swelling of an Anhydritic Triassic Claystone. Rock Mech Rock Eng, Vol. 51 (9), pp. 2881-2894, 2018.

Senger, R., Romero, E., Marschall, P. Modeling of gas migration through low-permeability clay rock using information on pressure and deformation from fast air injection tests, Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 123 (3), pp. 563-579, 2018

Trabelsi, H., Romero, E., Jamei, M. Tensile strength during drying of remoulded and compacted clay: The role of fabric and water retention, Applied Clay Science, Vol. 162, pp. 57-68, 2018.

Villarraga, C. J., Gasc-Barbier, M., Vaunat, J. & Darrozes, J., The effect of thermal cycles on limestone mechanical degradation, International journal of rock mechanics and mining sciences. Elsevier. Vol. 109, pp. 115-123, 2018.


Cordão Neto, M.P., Lopes, B.C.F.L., Mascarenha, M.M.A., Romero, E. A microstructural cam clay model for hydro-mechanical behavior of unsaturated soils, Soils and Rocks, Vol. 40 (1), pp. 3-16, 2017

Cordero, J., Useche, G., Prat, P.C., Ledesma, A. and Santamarina, J.C. Soil desiccation cracks as a suction-contraction effect, Géotechnique Letters Vol. 7 (3), pp. 272-278, 2017

Elia, G., Cotecchia, F., Pedone, G., Vaunat, J., Vardon, P.J., Pereira, C., Springman, S.M., Rouainia, M., Van Esch, J., Koda, E., Josifovski, J., Nocilla, A., Askarinejad, A., Stirling, R., Helm, P., Lollino, P. & Osinski, P., Numerical modelling of slope-vegetation-atmosphere interaction: an overview. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Vol. 50(3) pp. 249-270, 2017.

Gens, A., Wieczorek, K., Gaus, I., Garitte, B., Mayor, J.C., Schuster, K., Armand, G., Garcia-Sineriz, J.L., Trick, T. Performance of the Opalinus Clay under thermal loading: experimental results from Mont Terri rock laboratory (Switzerland), Swiss Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 110, pp. 269-286, 2017.

Jacinto, A.C., Ledesma, A. Thermo-hydro-mechanical analysis of a full-scale heating test, Environmental Geotechnics, Vol. 4, EG2, p. 123-134, 2017.

Ledesma, A., Alonso, E.E. Numerical analysis of rapid drawdown: Applications in real cases, Géotechnique, vol. 67 (10), pp. 914-925, 2017.

Levatti, H.U., Prat, P.C., Ledesma, A., Cuadrado, A. and Cordero, J.A. Experimental analysis of 3D cracking in drying soils using Ground Penetrating Radar, Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 40, (2), p. 221-243, 2017.

Manica, M., Gens, A., Vaunat, J., Ruiz, D.F. A time-dependent anisotropic model for argillaceous rocks, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 85, 341-350, 2017.

Monforte, L., Arroyo, M., Carbonell, J.M., Gens, A Numerical simulation of undrained insertion problems in geotechnical engineering with the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM), Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 82, 144-156, 2017.

Monforte, L., Carbonell, J.M., Arroyo, M., Gens, A. Performance of mixed formulations for the particle finite element method in soil mechanics problems, Computational Particle Mechanics Vol. 4, pp. 269-284, 2017.

Pinyol, N.M., Alvarado, M., Parera, F., Yerro, A. Novel procedure to validate MPM results by means of PIV measurements, Procedia Earth and Planetary Science Vol. 175, pp. 332-340, 2017.

Pinyol, N.M., Alvarado, M. Novel PIV-based analysis for large displacement, Canadian Geotechnical Journal Vol. 54 (7), pp. 933-944, 2017.

Prat, P.C.. Thermo-hydro-mechanical analysis of a full-scale heating test, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 81, pp. 262-273, 2017.

Saló, L., T. Frontera, X. Goula, L.G. Pujades, A. Ledesma. Earthquake static stress transfer in the 2013 Gulf of Valencia (Spain) seismic sequence, Solid Earth, vol. 8. p. 857-882, 2017.

Seyedi, D.M., Gens, A Numerical analysis of the hydromechanical response of Callovo-Oxfordian claystone to deep excavations, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 85, pp. 75-76, 2017.

Vaunat, J. & Casini, F., A procedure for the direct determination of Bishop’s parameter from changes in Pore Size distribution, Géotechnique, Ahead of Print, 2017.


Alonso E.E., Zervos A., Pinyol N.M., Thermo-poro-mechanical analysis of landslides: From creeping behaviour to catastrophic failure, Geotéchnique, Vol. 66 (3), pp. 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), pp. 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, pp. 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), pp. 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, pp. 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), pp. 174109, 2016.

Yerro A., Alonso E.E., Pinyol N.M., Run-out of landslides in brittle soils, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 80, pp. 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, Vol. 51, 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, Vol. 51 (6), pp. 4574-4591, 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, Vol. 512, pp. 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, 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 , Vol. 50, 2014.

Indraratna B., Premadasa W., Brown E.T., Gens A., 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, Vol. 517, pp. 317–327, 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., 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., 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), 2010.


Donado L.D., Sanchez-Vila X., Dentz M., Carrera J., Bolster D., Multicomponent reactive transport in multicontinuum media, Water Resources Res., Vol. 45 (11), 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.


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