Datta, S., Zekkos, D., Fei, X. & McDougall, J. (in press). Experimental Assessment and Modelling of Coupled Biochemical-Physical-Mechanical Biodegradation Process of a Municipal Solid Waste Sample from Michigan. In Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics, 6. ISBN NA
ABSTRACT: Municipal solid waste (MSW) is biodegradable in landfills under anaerobic conditions. The evolution of the
biochemical, physical and mechanical characteristics of MS...
Tokede, O., Gupta, N. & Wamuziri, S. (2016). Evaluating the cost of disruption in office retrofit building projects. In Proceedings of 10th ICEC World Congress & Council Meeting, 1086-1098. ISBN n/a
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the cost of disruption in office retrofit building projects.
This work adopts a positivist approach and evaluates the cost of disrup...
Leung, A., Anastasopoulos, I. X., Augarde, C. E., Barreto, D., Brennan, A. J., Brown, M. J. Z., …Zielinski, M. (2015). An overview of research activities and achievement in Geotechnics from the Scottish Universities Geotechnics Network (SUGN). In Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development: XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 4289-4294. ISBN 9780727760678
Design of geotechnical systems is often challenging as it requires the understanding of complex soil behaviour and its influence on field-scale performance of geo-structures. ...
Kelly, D., McDougall, J. & Barreto, D. (2012). Effect of particle loss on soil behaviour
Soil particle loss can result in strength and volume reductions which are difficult to predict. This paper investigates the
influence of the removal of fractions of selected p...
Barreto, D. (2012). The use of electronic voting systems to enhance deep learning. In McCabe, B., Pantazidou, M. & Phillips, D. (Eds.). Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education - proceedings of the international conference Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education (NUI Galway, Ireland, 4-6 July 2012ISBN 978041562127
The present paper introduces a technology-enhanced teaching method that promotes deep learning.
Four stages that correspond to four different student cohorts were used for its...
Barreto, D. (2010). Using DEM for the assessment of K0 in soils. In Discrete Element Methods – Simulations of Discontinua: Theory and Applications - proceedings of the fifth international conference on discrete element methods, 440-445. ISBN 978-0-9551179-8-5
Barreto, D. (2008). Evolution of soil fabric and its interpretation using different methods
Different methods to study the evolution of fabric anisotropy are presented. DEM simulations on assemblies of spheres subjected to different stress paths using a three-dimensi...
Barreto, D., O'Sullivan, C. & Zdravkovic, L. (2007). DEM simulations of granular materials involving principal stress rotation
O'Sullivan, C., Cui, L. & Barreto, D. (2008). Radial periodic boundaries for axi-symmetric DEM simulations: development, implementation and validation
Barreto, D., O'Sullivan, C. & Zdravkovic, L. (2008). Quantifying the evolution of soil fabric under different stress paths. In POWDERS AND GRAINS 2009: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICROMECHANICS OF GRANULAR MEDIA, 181-184. doi:10.1063/1.3179881. ISBN 978-0-7354-0682-7
It is well recognized that the macro-scale response of soils is anisotropic in terms of strength, stiffness, permeability, etc. The source of this anisotropy is thought to be ...
O'Sullivan, C., Barreto, D. & Zdravkovic, L. (2007). Specimen generation approaches for DEM simulations. In Burns, S. E., Mayne, P. W. & Santamarina, J. C. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, 901-906. ISBN 978-1-58603-908-0
Discrete Element Method (DEM) simulations ofelement tests cam provide significant insight into the micro-mechanics of soil response. It is well established that soil behaviour...
Xie, Y. H., Yang, Z. X., Barreto, D. & Jiang, M. D. (2017). The influence of particle geometry and the intermediate stress ratio on the shear behavior of granular materials. Granular Matter. 19(2), 34-48. doi:10.1007/s10035-017-0723-8. ISSN 1434-5021
The behavior of granular materials is very complex in nature and depends on particle shape, stress path, fabric, density, particle size distribution, amongst others. This pape...
Barreto, D., Prada-Sarmiento, L. F. & Ramos-Cañón, A. M. (2015). Micromechanical insight into the undrained instability of granular materials: deformation characteristics of geomaterials. In Rinaldi, V. A., Zeballos, M. E. & Clariá, J. J. (Eds.). Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, 655-662. IOS Press. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-601-9-655. ISBN 9781614996019
There is no agreement between experimental researchers whether the point where a granular material responds with a large change of stresses, strains or excess pore water press...
Barreto, D., Rouainia, M. & Simpson, D. (2014). Significance of DEM input parameters on the modelling of low strength soft rock mechanical behaviour. In Soga, K., Kumar, K., Biscontin, G. & Kuo, M. (Eds.). Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, 403-407. CRC Press - Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9781138027077
Zhang, B., Reza, H., Gu, S. & Gupta, N. (2014). Investigation Of Physical And Chemical Characteristics Of Masonry Stones And Bricks Part 1 Physical Testing. Journal of Physical Science and Application. 4(4), 207-222. doi:10.17265/2159-5348/2014.04.001. ISSN 2159-5348
This series of study focused on analysing and assessing the changes of the physical and chemical characteristics of the surfaces of the masonrystones and bricks during the san...
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making ...