Principal Research Fellow
Marinelli, A. (2016). A combined experimental and numerical study of the pull-out mechanism of threaded titanium bars embedded in marble blocks. In The ECCOMAS Congress 2016 Proceedings, 5207-5218. ISBN 978-618-82844-0-1
The present study describes the first stage of an ongoing research project aiming to investigate the failure mechanisms activated when reinforcing bars are pulled-out from the...
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...
Scottish Funding Council
This project aims to review an assess existing remote sensing technologies in order to improve and adapt technologies currently used in other fields to civil engineering applications. The two main aim...
Developing the Nanoguard coating for use in construction and the built environment
KTP Associate - Data Analytics - Standard Life
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...
Miranda Manzanares, M., Cañizal, J., Castro, J., Cimentada, A., Da Costa, A. & Sagaseta, C. (2012). Theoretical analyses of laboratory test of kaolin clay improved with Stone columns. In Proceedings of ISSMGE Technical Committee TC 211 International Symposium on Ground Improvement, 373. ISBN 978-1-62748-907-2
Theoretical analyses of laboratory test of kaolin clay improved with Stone columns.
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
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 ...
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., 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...
Bremer, K., Weigand, F., Zheng, Y., Alwis, L. S., Helbig, R. & Roth, B. (2017). Structural Health Monitoring Using Textile Reinforcement Structures with Integrated Optical Fiber Sensors. Sensors. 2017(17), 345. doi:10.3390/s17020345
Optical fiber-based sensors " embedded " in functionalized carbon structures (FCSs) and textile net structures (TNSs) based on alkaline-resistant glass are introduced for the ...
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
McDougall, J., Kelly, D. & Barreto, D. (2013). results and analysis of particle size and amount effects. Acta geotechnica. 8, 619-627. doi:10.1007/s11440-013-0212-0. ISSN 1861-1125
Soil particles may be lost through dissolution, degradation or erosion. Regardless of the process of loss, there follows a change in soil structure both in terms of phase comp...