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  • A new double-porosity macroscopic model of bentonite free swelling 

    Navarro Gamir, Vicente; Cabrera, Virginia; Asensio, Laura; Yustres Real, Angel; Torres-Serra, Joel (Elsevier, 2022-08)
    A macroscopic model based on a double-porosity approach is proposed to simulate the swelling caused by the subdivision of particles and aggregates that occurs when bentonites are hydrated under a high water content and low ...
  • Modeling the behavior of compacted bentonites under low porosity conditions 

    Navarro Gamir, Vicente; Morena, Gema De la; Gharbieh, Heidar; González-Arteaga, Jesús; Alonso Aperte, Juan; Pulkkanen, Veli Matti S.; Asensio, Laura (Elsevier, 2021-11)
    This article proposes an approach to ensure consistency between constitutive formulations used in double-porosity models when the macrostructural void ratio, eM, is very small. These formulations model processes of different ...
  • Precomputation of Critical State Soil Plastic Models 

    Cabrera, Virginia; Morena, Gema de la; Asensio, Laura; Navarro Gamir, Vicente; Yustres Real, Ángel; González, Daniel (MDPI, 2021-11)
    In this paper, a simple precomputing procedure is proposed to improve the numerical performance of the technological application of critical state soil models. In these models, if associated plasticity is assumed, the ...
  • Temperature effect on gypsum-bearing soil and supported (building) foundations: The case of the Central Storage Facility of Villar de Cañas, Spain 

    Alonso Aperte, Juan; Moya, Marina; Navarro Gamir, Vicente; Asensio, Laura; Aguado Sánchez, José Antonio (Elsevier, 2021-04)
    Thermal load imposed on the ground by the foundations of some singular buildings may produce variations in geochemistry conditions. In soils containing soluble salts, such as gypsum, their dissolution/precipitation rates ...
  • Assessment of temperature effect on bentonite microstructure deformability 

    Navarro Gamir, Vicente; Morena, Gema De la; Cabrera, Virginia; Alonso Aperte, Juan; Asensio, Laura (Elsevier, 2021-09-01)
    The temperature effect on the microstructure deformability of compacted bentonites was assessed using a Clausius-Clapeyron type equation. To this end, vapor adsorption data obtained at different temperatures under low water ...
  • Coupling of chemical and hydromechanical properties in bentonite: A new reactive transport model 

    Jenni, Andreas; Meeussen, Johannes C L; Pakkanen, Tapani A.; Hirvi, Janne; Akinwunmi, Bukunmi; Yustres Real, Angel; Navarro Gamir, Vicente; López-Vizcaíno López, Rubén; Muuri, Eveliina; Niskanen, Mika; Wersin, Paul; Mäder, Urs (Elsevier, 2021-11)
    The reactive transport framework ORCHESTRA was used to implement a dual porosity reactive transport system that accounts for mechanical processes relevant for confined swelling clays at full saturation. The new implementations ...
  • Conceptual and numerical model developed and implemented 

    Gharbieh, Heida; Navarro Gamir, Vicente; Pulkkanen, Veli-Matti; Asensio, Laura (2021-06)
  • Desarrollo de un modelo macroscópico del hinchamiento libre de las bentonitas MX-80, GMZ y FEBEX [SBPLY/19/180501/000222] 

    Navarro Gamir, Vicente; Asensio, Laura; Yustres Real, Ángel; Morena, Gema de la; López-Vizcaíno López, Rubén; Cabrera, Virginia; Torres-Serra, Joel (2022-03)
    Base de datos desarrollada en el proyecto "Desarrollo de un modelo macroscópico del hinchamiento libre de las bentonitas MX-80, GMZ y FEBEX [SBPLY/19/180501/000222]". Compilación de datos de ensayos procedentes de la ...
  • A water retention model accounting for void ratio changes in double porosity clays 

    Morena, Gema De la; Navarro Gamir, Vicente; Asensio, Laura; Gallipoli, Domenico (Springer, 2021-03-06)
    This paper presents a constitutive model that predicts the water retention behaviour of compacted clays with evolving bimodal pore size distributions. In line with previous research, the model differentiates between the ...
  • WP3/WP5 status update 2020 

    Gharbieh, Heidar; Pulkkanen, Veli-Matti; Navarro Gamir, Vicente; Asensio, Laura (2020-02)
  • Numerical model of free swelling processes in compacted MX-80 bentonites 

    Navarro Gamir, Vicente; Morena, Gema de la; Alonso Aperte, Juan; González-Arteaga, Jesús; Asensio, Laura (Elsevier, 2021-05)
    This work proposes a formulation to simulate the swelling of compacted bentonites, focusing the analysis on the modelling of the increase of macrostructural void ratio generated by the destructuration of the microstructure ...
  • A brief history of work conducted in Beacon 

    Gharbieh, Heidar; Pulkkanen, Veli-Matti; Navarro Gamir, Vicente; Asensio, Laura (2020-05)
  • WP3/WP5 annual meeting 

    Gharbieh, Heidar; Pulkkanen, Veli-Matti; Navarro Gamir, Vicente; Asensio, Laura (2021-02)
  • Development of a multiphysics numerical solver for modeling the behavior of clay-based engineered barriers 

    Navarro Gamir, Vicente; Asensio, Laura; Gharbieh, Heidar; Morena, Gema de la; Pulkkanen, Veli-Matti (Elsevier, 2019-02)
    This work describes the development of a numerical module with a multiphysics structure to simulate the thermo-hydro-chemo-mechanical behavior of compacted bentonites. First, the conceptual model, based on the state-of-the-art ...
  • Developing Students’ Communication in Technical English with Project Based Learning Methodology 

    Porras, R.; Lozano Galant, José Antonio; Romero de Ávila Serrano, Vicente; Castillo Sánchez, María del Carmen; Ruiz, Rita; Poveda, Elisa; Asensio, Laura; Moyano, Amparo; Sánchez Ramos, David; Sanchez-Cambronero, Santos; Yustres Real, Ángel; Tarifa, Manuel (2020-11)
    Technical communication is an extremely important soft skill for civil engineers at the workplace. Due to globalization trends this technical communication often should be performed in English. If we join the fact that ...
  • Salinity effects on the erosion behaviour of MX-80 bentonite: 

    Asensio, Laura; De la Morena, Gema; López-Vizcaino López, Rubén; Yustres Real, Ángel; Navarro Gamir, Vicente (Elsevier, 2018-05-26)
    The erosion behaviour of bentonites is influenced by the ions concentration to which they are exposed, which could lead to link the erodibility of bentonite to salinity. However, changes in salinity produce further changes ...
  • Molecular dynamics data for modelling the microstructural behaviour of compacted sodium bentonites 

    Navarro Gamir, Vicente; Yustres Real, Ángel; Jenni, Andreas; De la Morena, Gema; Asensio, Laura; López-Vizcaino López, Rubén; Cabrera, Virginia; Wersin, Paul; Mäder, Urs; Muuri, Eveliina; Niskanen, Mika; Akinwunmi, Bukunmi; Hirvi, Janne T.; Pakkanen, Tapani (Elsevier, 2020-11-19)
    The water retention curve deduced with low water content data allows the modelling of the bentonite void ratio associated with the pores located inside the clay aggregates, or micropores. However, if both the water content ...
  • Molecular dynamics data for modelling the microstructural behaviour of compacted sodium bentonites 

    Navarro Gamir, Vicente; Yustres Real, Ángel; Jennis, Andrea; De la Morena, Gema; Asensio, Laura; López-Vizcaino López, Rubén; Cabrera, Virginia; Wersin, Paul; Mäders, Urs; Muuri, Eveliina; Niskanen, Mika; Akinwunmi, Bukunmi; Hirvi, Janne T.; Pakkanen, Tapani A. (Elsevier, 2020-11-19)
    The water retention curve deduced with low water content data allows the modelling of the bentonite void ratio associated with the pores located inside the clay aggregates, or micropores. However, if both the water content ...
  • M4EKR, Multiphysics for ElectroKinetic Remediation of Polluted Soils 

    Yustres Real, Ángel; López-Vizcaino López, Rubén; Cabrera, Virginia; Navarro Gamir, Vicente (EDP Sciences, 2020-10-16)
    Electrokinetic soil remediation (EKR) is one of the most promising techniques for decontamination of low permeability soils, in which the most classical techniques have been found to be less efficient. However, its practical ...
  • Development of a THMC code for bentonites in COMSOL Multiphysics 

    Yustres Real, Ángel; López-Vizcaino López, Rubén; Cabrera, Virginia; Navarro Gamir, Vicente (EDP Sciences, 2020-10-16)
    The proposed use of active clays for the isolation of radioactive wastes in deep geological repositories has been followed by a deeper understanding of this type of soils. This increased knowledge has led to the need for ...

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