Daniel Barreto Gonzalez

Daniel Barreto Gonzalez

Dr Daniel Barreto Gonzalez PhD, MSc, DIC, FHEA

Lecturer T&S

Biography

Dr Barreto completed his first degree in Civil Engineering at Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) in 2003. After a 2-year period of work in industry as Civil and Geotechnical Engineer, he completed a MSc in Soil Mechanics and Engineering Seismology (2005), and a PhD in Soil Mechanics (2010), both at Imperial College London. Since 2009 Dr Barreto has worked at Edinburgh Napier University where he is Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering. He is also the Head of the Research Centre for Civil Engineering.

Dr Barreto research involves advanced laboratory testing, and the numerical modelling of soil behaviour using the Discrete Element Method (DEM). Recent research projects relate to dissolving soils, cemented soils, behaviour of rubber/sand mixtures, as well as cyclic behaviour of driven piles and climate change effects in soils.

His research has been published widely in both journals and conference proceedings. He is also contributing author for the textbook "Geotechnical Engineering Design" published by Wiley in 2015. He is also UK member for the technical committee TC105 (Geomechanics micro to macro) of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland. Dr Barreto is member of the Editorial Panel for Geotechnique, Computers and Geotechnics, ICE Proceedings - Geotechnical Engineering and Heliyon (Elsevier's Open Access Multi-disciplianry Journal).

Research Groups

Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of TC105 – Geomechanics Micro to Macro (Technical Committee of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering) – United Kingdom Representative

 

Conference Activity

  • International Scientific Committee Member - 8th International Geotechnical Symposium - Geoteknik 2019
  • IS-Glasgow 2019, 7th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials - Chair of Session on Laboratory Experimental Techniques: Particle Scale and Fabric
  • Co-chair for Mini-symposium on Characterisation and Modelling of Particle Shape at EMI2020 (International Conference of American Society of Civil Engineers' Engineering Mechanics Institute )
  • Session Chair - GM3 - UK Travelling Workshop in Geomechanics Micro-to-Macro - Glasgow: December 16th - 17th
  • International Advisory Panel Member - International Symposium on Geo-Mechanics from Micro to Macro in Research and Practice - IS-Atlanta 2018
  • Mini-Symposium Co-Chair - Discrete Element Simulations of Granular Materials, 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics. June 11th - 15th, 2018. Glasgow (U.K.)
  • Organiser for the 5th Meeting of Teachers of Geotechnical Subjects (MTGS) 2016
  • Conference convenor for RRR (Rain, Rivers, Reservoirs) 2016 Conference held in September 26th-30th 2016 at Heriot-Watt University.
  • Session leader during the International Symposium on Geomechanics Micro to Macro, IS-Cambridge 2014. Conference held on September 1st – 3rd . Session on DEM modelling of bonded materials and the effect of fine particles on soil behaviour.
  • Local Organising Committee for the International Symposium on Geomechanics Micro to Macro, IS-Cambridge 2014. Conference held on September 1st – 3rd, 2014

 

Editorial Activity

  • Advisory Panel Member - Géotechnique
  • Co-editor for themed issue in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical Engineering on "Numerical modelling of large strain deformation in geotechnical engineering"
  • Editorial Board Member - Heliyon
  • Editorial Board Member - Computers and Geotechnics
  • Editorial Advisory Panel Member - Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Geotechnical Engineering International Journal

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Computers and Geotechnics - Outstanding Reviewer 2018
  • Publons Peer Review Awards 2018 - As one of the top 1% of peer reviewers in Enginnering
  • ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics - Outstanding Reviewer 2018
  • Publons Peer Review Awards 2017 - As one of the top 1% of peer reviewers in Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics - Outstanding Reviewer 2017
  • ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics - Outstanding Reviewer 2016
  • Certified Sentinel of Science Award 2016
  • ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics - Outstanding Reviewer 2015
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland - Member
  • Higher Education Academy (Fellow)

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Carnegie Research Assessor - The Carnegie Trust for Universities of Scotland
  • EPSRC Peer Review Associate College Member - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

 

Invited Speaker

  • Kasetsart University (Thailand) - January 28th, 2019: Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) for large strain problems in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Zhejiang University (China) - May 21st, 2019 - 32th Lecture at the Geotechnical Forum: The statistics of particle size distributions, inter-particle contact forces and their relationship with geotechnical properties
  • Tianjin University (China) - May 30th, 2019: The statistics of particle size distributions, inter-particle contact forces and their relationship with geotechnical properties
  • Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering, May 27th, 2019: An Introduction to Soil Mechanics
  • Tianjin University (China), May 31st, 2019: Mass loss in soils – Influence of soluble particle size and amount as observed in experiments and DEM simulations
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary) - 6th February 2018: MTA-BME Morphodynamics Seminar: Contact force entropy coordinates – Their relationship with critical states and shearing resistance
  • University of Debrecen (Hungary) - 7th February 2018: Statistical Mechanics Seminar: Contact force entropy of grnaular assemblie sunder one-dimensional compression
  • Invited Speaker - CGED Granular Matter Workshop - Budapest, June 12th 2018
  • Middle East Technical University (Turkey) - September 11th 2017: Offshore Wind and Wave Energy Workshop
  • Zhejiang University (China) - May 5th 2017: Numerical and experimental research on the behaviour of sand and sand/rubber mixtures
  • Keynote Speaker - Joint European Thermodynamics Conference - JETC 2017 (Granular Materials Special Session)
  • Experimental observations on the consolidation behaviour of peat - 12th October 2016 for City University London Geotechnical Seminar Series
  • Anisotropy of soil response from micro to macro - Workshop on Anisotropic, heterogeneous and cellular materials. University of Edinburgh, 12 December 2013
  • Mechanics of mass loss using DEM - 5th International Workshop on Hydro-Physico-Mechanics of Landfills (HPM5), Edinburgh Napier University. 10-11 April 2013
  • ENIGMA at Edinburgh Napier - 1st GEO-EXCEL Workshop - University of Strathclyde. April 2- 3 2012
  • Preliminary micro-mechanical observations in dissolving soils - UK Travelling Workshop in Geomechanics Micro to Macro (GM3). Imperial College London. 18-19 December 2011
  • Symposium on Modelling of granular materials: problems and solutions? - University of Dundee. August 6th, 2010
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia) – March 17th , 2014 – Effects of mass loss/dissolution on the mechanical behaviour of granular materials.
  • Zhejiang University of Technology – July 17th, 2015: Lecture on Critical State Soil Mechanics and Cam-Clay Modelling
  • Zhejiang University (China) – May 9th, 2014: Some questions regarding the consolidation behaviour of peat.
  • Zhejiang University of Technology (China) – July 14th, 2015: Lecture on the DEM simulation of instabilities in granular materials
  • University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) – September 3rd, 2015: Invited lecture on “Rain, Rivers, Reservoirs: a geotechnical perspective”

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • PhD External Examiner - University of Edinburgh - September 10th, 2019: Joel Keishing - Investigating the micromechanics of granular soils subjected to cyclic loading using discrete element method
  • PhD External Examiner - University of Sheffield, August 1st, 2018: Nicola Lazenby - The behaviour of clay surrounding pile foundation heat exchangers
  • PhD External Examiner - University of Bristol - September 19th, 2017: Grzegorz Andrzej Bialowas - Time and stress dependent mechanical properties of reconstituted chalk

 

Reviewing

  • Marine Georesources & Geotechnology
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical Engineering
  • Soils and Foundations
  • Acta Geotechnica Slovenica
  • International Journal of Geomechanichs (ASCE)
  • Journal of Mountain Science
  • Construction & Building Materials
  • Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (ASCE)
  • Geomechanics and Geoengineering – An International Journal
  • Journal of Testing and Evaluation (ASTM)
  • Acta Geotechnica
  • Geotechnique Letters
  • KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering
  • Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law
  • Granular Matter
  • Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (ASCE)
  • European Journal of Engineering Education
  • Geotechnique
  • Particuology
  • Computers & Geotechnics
  • Geomechanics and Engineering
  • Canadian Geotechnical Journal

 

Date


39 results

Grading entropy coordinates and criteria for evaluation of liquefaction potential

Conference Proceeding
Barreto Gonzalez, D., Leak, J., Dimitriadi, V., McDougall, J., Imre, E., & Lőrincz, J. (2019)
Grading entropy coordinates and criteria for evaluation of liquefaction potential. In Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions, (1346-1353). https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429031274
Several methods are commonly used for the evaluation of liquefaction potential in soils. These include criteria based on SPT and CPT tests, shear wave velocity measurements an...

Grading curves and internal stability

Conference Proceeding
Imre, E., Barreto, D., Talata, I., Baille, W., Rahemi, N., Goudarzy, M., …Singh, V. (2019)
Grading curves and internal stability
The measured grading curve is an empirical distribution function, a step function. This is considered here as a discrete distribution with fixed statistical...

Reanalysis of some in situ compaction test results

Conference Proceeding
Imre, E., Lorincz, J., Trang, P., Casini, F., Guida, G., Fityus, S., …Singh, V. (2019)
Reanalysis of some in situ compaction test results. In Proceedings of the XVII ECSMGE-2019: Geotechnical Engineering foundation of the futurehttps://doi.org/10.32075/17ECSMGE-2019-0989
Brandl (1977) presents the grading curve results of an investigation of particle disintegration of natural sandy gravel and crushed stone bedding courses due to in situ compac...

A note on seismic induced liquefaction

Conference Proceeding
Imre, E., Lőrincz, J., Trang, P., Barreto, D., Goudarzy, M., Rahemi, N., …Singh, V. (2019)
A note on seismic induced liquefaction. In XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Conference proceedingshttps://doi.org/10.32075/17ECSMGE-2019-0979
Any particle size distribution can be characterized by two parameter pairs (derived from the statistical entropy formula of discrete distributions) more effectively than simp...

Use of Compaction Grouting as Ground Improvement Technique in Compressible Solid Waste Landfill

Conference Proceeding
Tsitsas, G., Dimitriadi, V., Barreto, D., & Ciortan, R. (2019)
Use of Compaction Grouting as Ground Improvement Technique in Compressible Solid Waste Landfill. In Proceedings of the XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineeringhttps://doi.org/10.32075/17ECSMGE-2019-0292
Ground improvement methods are increasingly being used as means to control settlements and improve the shear strength of foundation soils. The compaction grouting (...

Preliminary study on the relationship between dry density of sands and the grading entropy parameters

Conference Proceeding
Imre, E., Lorincz, J., Trang, P., Csonka, I., Kaczvinszki-Szabó, V., Telekes, G., …Singh, V. (2019)
Preliminary study on the relationship between dry density of sands and the grading entropy parameters. In XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Conference proceedingshttps://doi.org/10.32075/17ECSMGE-2019-0996
Some earlier data were analysed, searching the relation between the minimum dry density emax and the two grading entropy parameters (mean log diameter and fraction...

Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels

Conference Proceeding
Bernal-Sanchez, J., Mcdougall, J., Barreto, D., Marinelli, A., Dimitriadi, V., Anbazhagan, P., & Miranda, M. (2019)
Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels. In Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions, (1403-1410
The dynamic properties of shredded rubber-soil mixtures (ShRm), comprising a sub-rounded quartz sand combined with small rubber shreds at 0, 10, 20, 30% by mass, were investig...

The geoengineering approach to the study of rivers and reservoirs

Journal Article
Corbett, P. W., Owen, A., Hartley, A., Pla-Pueyo, S., Barreto Gonzalez, D., Hackney, C., & Kape, S. (2019)
The geoengineering approach to the study of rivers and reservoirs. Geological Society Special Publications, https://doi.org/10.1144/SP488-2018-98
This volume contains contributions for two meetings held to explore the links between geoscience and engineering in rivers and reservoirs (surface and subsurface). The first ...

Particle-scale interaction in sand-rubber mixtures and their influence on energy dissipation mechanisms

Journal Article
Fonseca, J., Riaz, A., Bernal-Sanchez, J., Barreto Gonzalez, D., McDougall, J., Miranda Manzanares, M., …Dimitriadi, V. (2019)
Particle-scale interaction in sand-rubber mixtures and their influence on energy dissipation mechanisms. Géotechnique Letters, 9(4), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1680/jgele.18.00221
Sand-rubber mixture (SRm) behaviour is affected by rubber content (RC) whilst dissipation in sands is caused by inter-particle sliding. Dissipation in SRm is as, or more signi...

Particle loss: An initial investigation into size effects and stress-dilatancy

Journal Article
McDougall, J., Kelly, D., & Daniel, B. (2019)
Particle loss: An initial investigation into size effects and stress-dilatancy. Soils and Foundations, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sandf.2019.03.002
Drained triaxial tests have been performed to explore the effect of particle loss on shearing behaviour and critical states in granular mixtures. The mixtures comprise Leighto...

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