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‘**’ Indicates past or present postdoctoral researchers

Journal Publications

Links to the two initial pages of the papers are provided below. If you are interested in a full copy, please contact me at: msanchez@civil.tamu.edu

    ACCEPTED - PUBLISHED
  1. Sánchez M., Manzoli O, and Guimarães L. “Modeling 3-D Desiccation Soil Crack Networks Using a Mesh Fragmentation Technique”. Computers and Geotechnics (accepted - minor revision).
  2. *El Mountassir G., Sánchez M., and Romero E. “An experimental study on the compaction and collapsible behaviour of a flood defence embankment fill”. Engineering Geology (accepted with revisions).
  3. Sánchez M., *Shastri A., and *Le T. (2014). “Coupled Analysis of an Underground Compressed Air Energy Storage Facility in Sandstone”. Géotechnique letters (accepted).
  4. *Lloret M., Wheeler S., and Sánchez M. (2014) “Unification of plastic compression in a coupled mechanical and water retention model for unsaturated soils”. Technical note Canadian Geotechnical Journal (in print).
  5. *Akrouch G., Sánchez M., and Briaud, J-L. (2014). “Thermo-Mechanical Behavior of Energy Piles in High Plasticity Clays”. Acta Geotechnica, (available online: April 2014). DOI: 10.1007/s11440-014-0312-5.
  6. **Zielinski M., Sánchez M., Romero E. and *Atique A., (2014). Precise Observation of Soil Curling”. Geoderma. (in print). [PDF].
  7. *Cabral L., Guimarães L, Horowitz B. and Sánchez M. (2014). “Coupled Hydro-Mechanical Fault Reactivation Analysis Incorporating Evidence Theory for Uncertainty Quantification”. Computer and Geotechnics 56: 202–215. [PDF].
  8. Sánchez M., *Atique A., *Kim S., Romero E., and **Zielinski M (2103). “Exploring Desiccation Cracks in Soils using a 2-D Profile Laser Device” Acta Geotechnica. Volume 8 (6): 583-596. DOI 10.1007/s11440-013-0272-1. [PDF].
  9. Gens A, Vallejan B, Zandarína M. and Sánchez M. (2013). “Homogenization in clay barriers and seals: Two case studies”. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Vol. 5 (3): 191–199
  10. *Le T., Gallipoli D., Sánchez M., Wheeler J. (2013). “Rainfall-induced differential settlements of shallow foundations on heterogeneous unsaturated soils”. Géotechnique. Volume 63 (15): 1346 –1355. DOI 10.1680/geot.12.P.181. [PDF].
  11. *Lloret M., Sánchez M. & Wheeler S. (2013). “Formulation of a 3-D Constitutive Model for Unsaturated Soils Incorporating Mechanical-Water Retention Couplings”. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. Volume 3 37: 3008–3035. DOI: 10.1002/nag.2176. [PDF].
  12. Guimarães L., Gens A., Sánchez M., Olivella S. (2013). “A chemo-mechanical constitutive model accounting for cation exchange in expansive clays”. Géotechnique., Volume 63(3): 221 –234. DOI: 10.1680/geot.SIP13.P.012. [PDF].
  13. Sánchez M. & Roesset J. (2013). “Evaluation of Models for laterally loaded piles”. Computer and Geotechnics. Technical Communication. Volume 48: 16–320. [PDF].
  14. Sánchez M., Gens A. & Guimarães L. (2013). “Thermal–hydraulic–mechanical (THM) behaviour of a large-scale in situ heating experiment during cooling and dismantling”. Canadian Geotechnical Journal . Volume 49: 1169–1195. doi:10.1139/T2012-076 [PDF].
  15. Sánchez M., *El Mountassir G., and Romero E. (2012). “Study of compacted fills used in the construction of levees in Indoneisa” (in Spanish). Rev. Int. de Desastres Naturales, Accidentes e Infraestructura Civil Vol. 12(1) 91. [PDF].
  16. Sánchez M., Gens A. & Olivella S (2012). “Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Analysis of a Large Scale Heating Test incorporating material fabric changes”. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. Volume 36 (4): 391–42. DOI: 10.1002/nag.1011. [PDF].
  17. *Le T., Gallipoli D., Sánchez M., Wheeler J. (2011). “Stochastic Analysis of unsaturated seepage through randomly heterogeneous earth embankments”. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. Volume 36 (8):1056–1076. DOI: 10.1002/nag.1047. [PDF].
  18. *El Mountassir G., Sánchez M., Romero E. & Soemitro R. (2011). “Behavior of a compacted fill used to construct flood embankments”. Geotechnical Engineering, ICE. Volume 164 (3): 195 –210. DOI: 10.1680/geng.10.00055. [PDF].
  19. +Zielinski M., Sánchez M., Romero E. & Sentenac P. (2011). “Assessment of water retention behavior in compacted fills”. Geotechnical Engineering, ICE. Vol. 164 (2): 139-148. DOI: 10.1680/geng.2011.164.2.139. [PDF].
  20. Gens A, Vallejan B, Sánchez M., Imbert C, Villar MV, Van Geet M. (2011). “Hydromechanical behaviour of a heterogeneous compacted soil: experimental observations and modeling”. Géotechnique Volume 61(5): 367 –386. DOI: 10.1680/geot.SIP11.P.015. [PDF].
  21. Kim J-S., Kwon S-K., Sánchez M. Cho H-Ch (2011). “Geological Storage of High Level Nuclear Waste”. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering. Invited paper, special issue: “Energy Geotechnology”. Volume 15(4): 721-738. [PDF].
  22. Gens A., Guimarães L. Olivella S., and Sánchez M. (2010). “Modelling thermo-hydro-mechano-chemical interactions for nuclear waste disposal”. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering vol. 2 (2): 97–102. DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1235.2010.00097
  23. Sánchez M., Gens A. & Olivella S (2010). “Effect of thermo-coupled processes on the behavior of a clay barrier submitted to heating and hydration”. Annals of the Braz. Acad. of Sciences. Volume 82(1):153-68. ISSN 0001-3765. [PDF].
  24. Gens A., Sánchez M., Guimarães L., Lloret A., Olivella S. & Alonso E. (2009). “A full scale in situ heating test for high level nuclear waste disposal. Observations, analysis and interpretation”. Géotechnique. Volume 59 (4): 377–399. doi: 10.1680/geot.2009.59.4.377. [PDF].
  25. Åkesson M, Jacinto A, Gatabin C., Sánchez M. & Ledesma A. (2009). “Bentonite THM behaviour under high temperature gradients: Experimental and numerical analysis”. Géotechnique. Volume 59 (4): 307–318. doi: 10.1680/geot.2009.59.4.307. [PDF].
  26. Sánchez M., Gens A. & Olivella S. (2008). “Implementation algorithm of a generalized plasticity model for swelling clays”. Computer and Geotechnics. Vol. 35 (6): 860-871. doi:10.1016/j.compgeo.2008.08.004. [PDF].
  27. Villar M.V., Sánchez M. & Gens A. (2008). “Behaviour of a bentonite barrier in the laboratory: Experimental results up to 8 years and numerical simulation”. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. Volume 33: S476-S485. doi:10.1016/j.pce.2008.10.055. [PDF].
  28. Rodríguez R., Sánchez M., Lloret A. & Ledesma A. (2007). “Experimental and numerical analysis of a mining waste desiccation”. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. Volume 44: 644-658. DOI: 10.1139/T07-016.
  29. Guimarães L, Gens A, Sánchez M. & Olivella S. (2006). “THM and reactive transport analysis of expansive clay barrier in radioactive waste isolation”. Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering. Volume 22 (8): 849–859. DOI: 10.1002/cnm.852. [PDF].
  30. Gens A., Sánchez M., & Sheng, D. (2006). “On constitutive modelling of unsaturated soils”. Review Paper. Acta Geotechnica. Volume 1(3) 137-147. DOI: 10.1007/s11440-006-0013-9. [PDF].
  31. Sánchez M., Gens A., Guimarães L. & Olivella S. (2005). “A double structure generalized plasticity model for expansive materials”. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics 2005, Volume 29: 751 – 787. DOI: 10.1002/nag.434. [PDF].
  32. Sánchez M., Gens A. & Olivella S. (2004) “Coupled analysis of engineered barriers”. Mecanica Computacional. ISSN 1666-6070. [PDF].
  33. Lloret A., Villar M.V., Sánchez M., Gens A., Pintado X. & Alonso E.E. (2003). “Mechanical behaviour of heavily compacted bentonite under high suction changes”. Géotechnique Volume 53 (1): 27-40. [PDF].
  34. Gens A., Alonso E.E., Sánchez M., Guimarães L. & Olivella S. (2002) “Modelling approaches used for the EBS: the FEBEX II project”. INIST-CNRS. Volume (19954): 135-144. ISSN 1018-5593.

  35. UNDER REVIEW
  36. *Lloret M., Wheeler S., and Sánchez M. “Experimental validation and determination of parameter values for a coupled mechanical and water retention model for unsaturated soils”. Géotechnique (under review).
  37. *Akrouch G., Briaud, J-L., Sánchez M. “Thermal Cone Test to Determine Soil Thermal Properties”. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering ASCE (under 2nd review).
  38. *Le T., Sánchez M., Gallipoli D., Wheeler J. “Probabilistic modelling of auto-correlation characteristics of heterogeneous slopes”. Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal (under 2nd review).
  39. *Akrouch G., Sánchez M., and Briaud, J-L., “An Experimental Analytical and Experimental Study on the Thermal Efficiency of Energy Piles in Unsaturated Soils”. Computer and Geotechnics (under review).
  40. *Le T., Sánchez M., Gallipoli D., and Wheeler J. “Stability and failure mass of unsaturated heterogeneous slopes”. Canadian Geotechnical Journal (under review).
  41. Sánchez M., *Wang D., Briaud J-L, and Douglas C. “Typical Geomechanical Problems of Railroads on Shrink-swell soils”. Transportation Geotechnics (under review).

Book Chapters and Monographs

  1. *Akrouch G, Sánchez M. and Briaud JL. (2013). Chapter 9, Title: “Energy Geo-structures in Cooling-Dominated Climates”. Book title: “Energy geo-structures: innovation in underground engineering”. Editor: Lyesse Laloui and Alice Di Donna. Publisher Wiley. ISBN: 9781848215726. Pp 175-190.
  2. Arson C.; Berns E., Akrouch G., Sánchez M. and Briaud J-L. (2013). Chapter title: “Heat Propagation around Geothermal Piles and Implications on Energy Balance” Book title: “Materials and processes for energy: communicating current research and technological developments”. Editor: A. Méndez-Vilas. Publisher: Formatex Research Center. ISBN (13): 978-84-939843-7-3. Pp: 628-635
  3. Sánchez M. & Gens A. (2006). “Full-scale Engineered Barriers Experiment”. Final Report on Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical modelling. ENRESA Technical Publication, Madrid, 163 Pages. ISSN: 1134-380X. D.L.:M-53197-2006l
  4. Sánchez M., Co-author. Chapter 7 (2006). “Full-scale Engineered Barriers Experiment”. Update Final Report. ENRESA Technical Publication, Madrid, 590 Pages. ISSN: 1134-380X. D.L.:M-53195-2006.
  5. Sánchez M., Co-author. Chapter 6 (2000). “Full-scale Engineered Barriers Experiment for a deep geological repository for high level radioactive waste in crystalline rock. ENRESA Technical Publication, Madrid, 350 Pages. ISSN: 1134-380X. D.L.:M-14403-2000.

Keynote and Invited Conference Presentations

    Underline indicates the speaker
  1. *Akrouch G, Briaud J.L. and Sánchez M. (2014). “Energy Piles in Cooling Dominated Climate”. Invited Lecture: 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics. Melbourne, Australia. 10th to 14th Nov. 2014.
  2. Sánchez M., *Akrouch G., and Briaud JL. (2014). “Energy Piles in Cooling Dominated Climates”. Invited Lecture: Geo-San Antonio 2014 - Geotechnical Topics in the Energy Sector. Organized by the Geo-Institute Texas and San Antonio Chapters. The Universidad of Texas at San Antonio, 14th Mar. 2014.
  3. Sánchez M. (2013). “Estimation of the Maximum Injection Pressure Using Evidence Theory in Coupled Hydro-Mechanical Problems Involving Geological Faults”. Invited Lecture. “IV International Seminar on Oilfield Water Management”. Rio de Janeiro Brazil, 28-30 August 2013.
  4. Sánchez M. (2013). “Behavior of an Underground Compressed Air Energy Storage Facility in Sandstone”. Invited Lecture. “International Workshop Geo-engineering Energy Geo-Storage”. Weimar, Germany. 3-5 July 2013.
  5. Gens A., Sánchez M. & Vallejan B. (2011). “Generalized Plasticity for Geomaterials with Double Structure” Keynote Lecture “International Conference on Computational Plasticity – COMPLAS XI". Barcelona, Spain, 7th to 9th September 2011
  6. Guimarães L., Gens A, Sánchez M. &. Olivella S. (2009). “Coupled THMC modelling of unsaturated swelling clays: constitutive formulation and boundary value problems”. Keynote paper 4th Asian Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils’. Newcastle, Australia, 23rd to 25th November 2009.
  7. Gens A., Guimaraes L., Sánchez M. & Sheng D. (2008). “Developments and modelling the generalised behaviour of unsaturated soils”. Keynote paper 1st E-UNSAT. July, 2008. Durham, UK
  8. Sánchez M. (2007) “Behaviour of expansive clays subjected to heating and hydration”. Invited lecture: IUTAM (International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics) Symposium on Swelling and Shrinking of Porous Materials From Colloid Science to Poromechanics. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. August 2007.
  9. Sánchez M., Villar M.V., Lloret A. & Gens A. (2007). “Analysis of the expansive clay hydration under low hydraulic gradient”. Keynote paper International Conference: Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils. Weimar, Germany. 7-9 March, 2007.
  10. Sánchez M., Gens A., Guimarães L. &. Olivella S. (2007) “A generalised plasticity model for swelling clays: formulation, implementation and validation”. Invited conference paper International Workshop on Constitutive modelling – Development, Implementation, Evaluation, and Application. Hong Kong, China. 12-13 January, 2007.
  11. Sánchez M. (2006) “Coupled analysis of engineered barriers”. Keynote lecture. XVIII CAMSIG. Argentinean Congress of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. San Juan Argentina. 27-30 September, 2006.
  12. Sánchez M., Gens A Guimarães L. &. Olivella S. (2006) “Modelling coupled behaviour of a clay barrier at high temperatures”. Invited lecturer 2nd International Conference on Coupled T-H-M-C Processes in Geo-systems: Fundamentals, Modelling, Experiments & Applications, Nanjing, China. 22-24 May, 2006.
  13. Gens A., Guimaraes L., Sánchez M. & Olivella S. (2002) “Chemoplasticity modelling of the hydro-mechanical behaviour of active clays”. Keynote paper International Conference on Computational Plasticity VII. Fundamentals and Applications. Barcelona, Spain. April, 2002. ISBN 84-95999-226.
  14. Gens A., Olivella S., Sánchez M. (2002). “Thermo-hydromechanical effects on the behaviour of clay barriers”. Invited conference to the International meeting on Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for radioactive waste confinement. Reims, France. December, 2002.

Peer Review Conferences Papers

  1. Sánchez M., Manzoli O, and Guimarães L. (2014). “Modeling Drying Cracks in Soils Using a Mesh Fragmentation Method”. 14th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, 14th IACMAG. Kyoto, Japan. 22nd to 25th Sep. 2014.
  2. Sánchez M., *Shastri A., Santamarina J.C. and *Gai X. (2014). “Coupled Modeling of Gas Hydrate Bearing Sediments”. 14th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, 14th IACMAG. Kyoto, Japan. 22nd to 25th Sep. 2014.
  3. **Zielinski M., Sánchez M., Romero E., *Atique A. (2014). “Observation of soil curling using 2D laser scanner”. International Conference UNSAT2014. Unsaturated Soils: Research & Applications, Sydney, Australia. 2nd to 4th Jul. 2014.
  4. Sánchez M., Manzoli O, Guimarães O. “Modeling the Formation and Propagation of Desiccation Cracks in Soils”. International Conference UNSAT2014. Unsaturated Soils: Research & Applications, Sydney, Australia. 2nd to 4th Jul. 2014.
  5. *Le T, Gallipoli D, Sánchez M., Wheeler S. “Mechanisms of Rainfall Induced Differential Settlements in Unsaturated Heterogeneous Foundations”. International Conference UNSAT2014. Unsaturated Soils: Research & Applications, Sydney, Australia. 2nd to 4th Jul. 2014.
  6. Bai Y. Niedzwecki J., Sánchez M. “Numerical Investigation of Thermal Fields around Subsea Buried Pipelines”. Proceedings of the ASME 2014 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering OMAE2014, San Francisco, California, US. 8th to 13th Jun. 2014.
  7. *Shastri A., Sánchez M. (2014). “Numerical Modeling of Frozen Soils”. Geo-Congress 2014 ASCE, Atlanta, US. 23rd to 26th Feb. 2014.
  8. Sánchez M., Gens A., Guimarães L, *Dontha L. (2013). “Coupled THM analysis of a nuclear waste repository in crystalline rock”. 47th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, CA, US. 23rd to 26th Jun. 2013.
  9. *Khandelwal S., Sánchez M., Medina-Cetina Z. (2013). “Effect of Depth of Desiccation Cracks on Earth Embankments”. Geo-Congress 2013 ASCE, San Diego, US. 3rd to 6th Mar. 2013.
  10. Sánchez M., *Atique A., *Kim S., Romero E., and Zielinski M. (2013). “Study of desiccation cracks in soils using a 2D laser scanner”. Geo-Congress 2013 ASCE, San Diego, US. 3rd to 6th Mar. 2013.
  11. *Shastri A., Sánchez M. and Lizcano A. (2013). “Unsaturated Flow of Unfrozen Water in Frozen Soils”. 1st Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Cartagena, Colombia. 20th to 22nd Feb. 2013.
  12. *Shastri A., Sánchez M. and Santamarina JC. (2013). “Modeling Gas Hydrate Bearing Sediments Using a Coupled Approach”. 1st Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils; Cartagena, Colombia. 20th to 22nd Feb. 2013.
  13. Bean J., Sánchez M. and Argüello J. G. (2012). “Application of a Double Structure Constitutive Model for Expansive Clays”. 46th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Chicago, IL, USA. 24th to 27th Jun. 2012.
  14. *Shastri A., Sánchez M. (2012). “Mechanical Modeling of Frozen Soil Incorporating the Effect of Cryogenic Suction and Temperature”. Geo-Congress 2012 ASCE. Oakland, California USA. 25th to 29th Mar. 2102.
  15. *Lloret M., Sánchez M. and Wheeler S. (2012) “Generalisation to the 3D conditions of a fully coupled constitutive model for unsaturated soils”. Geo-Congress 2012 ASCE, Oakland, California. 25th to 29th Mar. 2102.
  16. *Shastri A., Sánchez M. (2012) “Modeling the Mechanical Behavior of Frozen Soils”. 2nd European E-UNSAT 2012, Naples, Italy, 20th to 22nd Jun. 2012.
  17. Sánchez M., *Shastri A., and Gens A. (2011). “Transient behavior of a clay barrier subjected to high temperature changes”. Geo-Frontiers 2011 ASCE. 13th to 16th Mar. 2011. Dallas, US.
  18. Zielinski M., Sánchez M., Romero E. and Sentenac P. (2011). “Water Retention Behavior of an Embankment Model”. Geo-Frontiers 2011 ASCE, Dallas, US. 13th to 16th Mar. 2011.
  19. *Atique A., Sánchez M., and Romero (2011). “Analysis of Cracking Behavior of Drying Soil”. International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology-ICEST 2011, Singapore, 24th to 28th Feb. 2011.
  20. Sánchez M., Villar M.V., Gomez R., Lloret A. and Gens A. (2010). “Swelling pressure evolution in compacted bentonite: experiments and modeling”. 5th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Barcelona, Spain. 6th to 8th Sept. 2010.
  21. *Le T., Gallipoli D., Sánchez M., Wheeler J. (2010). “Influences of spatially varying porosity on unsaturated flow through earth structures”. 5th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Barcelona, Spain. 6th to 8th Sep. 2010.
  22. Zielinski M., Sentenac P., *Atique A., Sánchez M., and Romero E. (2010). “Comparison of four methods for determining the soil water retention curve”. 5th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Barcelona, Spain. 6th to 8th Sep. 2010.
  23. Gens A., Guimarães L, Sánchez M. and Vallejan B. (2010). “A coupled Analysis of Double Porosity Swelling Clays”. International Workshop on Multiscale and Multiphysics Processes in Geomechanics, Stanford University Campus, US. 23rd to 25th Jun. 2010.
  24. Sánchez M., Gens A., Villar M.V., and Lloret A. (2010). “Simulation of expansive clay behavior under simultaneous heating-hydration for nuclear waste storage applications”. GeoFlorida ASCE, West Palm Beach, Florida, US. 20th to 24th Feb. 2009.
  25. *Lloret M., Sánchez M. and Wheeler S. (2009). “Generalised elasto-plastic stress-strain and modified suction-degree of saturation relations of a fully coupled model”. 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Newcastle, Australia. 23rd to 25th Nov. 2009.
  26. *McCloskey G., Sánchez M., and Romero E. (2009). “Characterization, mechanical and microstructural behaviour of an unsaturated silt”. 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils. Newcastle, Australia. 23rd to 25th Nov. 2009.
  27. *Atique A., Sánchez M., and Romero E. (2009). “Investigation of crack desiccation in soil from a flood protection embankment”. 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Newcastle, Australia. 23rd to 25th Nov. 2009.
  28. **Cordão-Neto M., Sánchez M., Karstunen M. and Farias M.(2009). “Extension of the Barcelona Basic Model Considering Sub-loading Concepts”. 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Newcastle, Australia. 23rd to 25th Nov. 2009.
  29. *Lloret M., Sánchez M., Wheeler S. and Karstunen M. (2009). “A generalised fully coupled mechanical-water retention model for unsaturated soils”. 1st International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics ComGeo I, Juan-les-Pins, Cote d'Azur, France. April 29th to May 1st 2009.
  30. **Cordão-Neto M., Sánchez M. and Karstunen M. (2009). “A Constitutive Model for Structured Anisotropic Soils”. 1st International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics ComGeo I, Juan-les-Pins, Cote d'Azur, France. April 29th to May 1st 2009.
  31. Villar MV, Sánchez M. Gómez-Espina R, Gens A. 2008. “NF-PROC3: Experimental and Modelling Studies of the THM Behaviour of the Clay Barrier”. Euradwaste 2008. Euradwaste ‘08. Programme and abstracts. European Commission. Luxembourg. 20th to 22nd Oct. 2008.
  32. Sánchez M., Villar M.V., Gens A., Gómez-Espina R. and Lloret A. (2008). “Swelling pressure in compacted bentonite: laboratory tests and modelling”. 1st European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Durham, UK. 2nd to 4th Jul. 2008.
  33. *Lloret M., Sánchez M., Wheeler S. and Karstunen M. (2008). “Generalised elasto-plastic stress-strain relations of a fully coupled hydromechanical model”. 1st European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Durham, UK. 2nd to 4th Jul. 2008.
  34. *McCloskey G., Sánchez M., Dyer M. and Kenny M. (2008). “Behaviour of a silt used in flood embankment construction in Indonesia” 1st European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Durham, UK. 2nd to 4th July, 2008.
  35. *McCloskey G., Sánchez M., Dyer M. and Soemitro R. (2008). “Collapse behaviour of a silt used in flood embankment construction in Indonesia”. Third International Workshop on Unsaturated Soils, Trento, Italy. 4th to 7th Feb. 2008.
  36. *McCloskey G., Sánchez M., Dyer M. and Soemitro R. (2008). “Experimental behaviour of a compacted silt used in a flood defence embankment in Indonesia”. International Conference on Geotechnical and Highway Engineering, Geotropika 2008, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysa. 26th to 27th May 2008.
  37. Gens A., Guimarães L., Fernandez A.M., Sánchez M. and Olivella S. (2008). “Formulation for the THMC analysis of clayey materials. Application to radioactive waste disposal”. GeoCongress 2008 ASCE, New Orleans, US. 9th to 12th Mar. 2008.
  38. Sánchez M., Villar M.V., Gens A Guimarães L. and Olivella S. (2007) “Modelling the effect of temperature on unsaturated swelling clays”. Tenth International Symposium on Numerical Models in Geomechanics. NUMOG X, Rhodes, Greece. 25th to 27th Ap. 2007.
  39. Sánchez M., Gens A Guimarães L. and Olivella S. (2006) “Response of an unsaturated expansive clay under high temperature changes”. Fourth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils. UNSAT 2006, Arizona, USA. 2nd to 5th Ap. 2006,
  40. Guimarães L., Fernandez A., Gens A., Olivella S., Sánchez M. (2006). Coupled THMC analysis of a clay-based engineered barrier for nuclear waste disposal. 5th Environmental Geotechnics ICEG, Cardiff, UK. 26th to 30th Jun. 2006.
  41. Sánchez M., Gens, A., Guimarães, L. do N., Olivella, S. (2006). “Modelling coupled behaviour of a clay barrier at high temperatures”. 2nd lnternational Conference on coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical processes in Geoenvironmental Engineering GeoShangai 2006, Shangai, China. 6th to 8th Jun. 2006,
  42. Sánchez M., Gens A Guimarães L. and Olivella S. (2006) “Modelling the behaviour of expansive clays”. NUMGE 06, Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, Graz, Austria. 6th to 8th Sep. 2006.
  43. Sánchez M., Gens A. and Olivella S. (2005) “Modelling the THM behaviour of unsaturated expansive soils using a double structure formulation”. II International Workshop on Unsaturated Soils: advances in testing, modelling and engineering applications. Naples, Italy. A.A. Balkema, pp. 107-120. ISBN 04 1536 7425. 23rd to 25th Jun. 2004
  44. Villar M., Sánchez M., Lloret A., Gens A., and Romero, E. (2005). “Experimental and numerical study of the THM behaviour of compacted FEBEX bentonite in small-scale tests”. Symposium Large Scale Field Tests in Granite. Sitges, Spain. A.A. Balkema. pp. 323-337. ISBN 0415365449. 12th to 14th Nov. 2003.
  45. Sánchez M., Gens A., Guimarães, L. and Olivella S. (2005). “A constitutive model for compacted expansive clays”. Symposium Large Scale Field Tests in Granite. Sitges, Spain. A.A. Balkema. pp. 221-229. ISBN 0415365449. 12th to 14th Nov. 2003.
  46. Guimarães L., Gens A., Sánchez M. and Olivella S. (2004) “THM and reactive transport analysis of expansive clay barrier in radioactive waste isolation”. XXV CILAMCE, Iberian Latin American Congress on Computational Methods, Recife, Brazil. pp. 290-296. ISBN 85-7409-869-8. Nov. 2004.
  47. Guimarães L., Gens A., Olivella S. and Sánchez M. (2004). “Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical and chemical analysis of expansive clay barrier in radioactive waste isolation”. V Brazilian Symposium of unsaturated soils, San Carlos, Brazil. pp. 149-154. ISBN 85-98156-043. Jun. 2004.
  48. Gens, A., Guimaraes, L., Olivella, S., and Sánchez M. (2003) “Analysis of the THMC behaviour of compacted swelling clay in radioactive waste isolation”. International Conference on Coupled T-H-M-C Processes in Geosystem. Fundamentals, Modelling, Experiment and Applications. GeoProc 2003, Stockholm, Sweden. pp 317-322. Elsevier ISBN 008044525X. Oct. 2003.
  49. Gens A., Guimaraes L., Olivella S. and Sánchez M. (2003). “Coupled thermomechanics and beyond”. International Workshop 3x4: Constitutive Modelling and Analysis of Boundary Value Problems in Geotechnical Engineering, Naples, Italy. Jun. 2003.
  50. Sánchez M., Olivella S. and Gens A (2002) “A double structure formulation for the THM analysis of engineered barriers and seals”. Third International Conference on Unsaturated Soils. UNSAT 2002, Recife, Brazil. pp 89-94. AA Balkema. ISBN 9058093719. Mar. 2002.
  51. Barrera M., Romero E., Sánchez M. and Lloret, A. (2002) “Mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soils under triaxial conditions. Experimental study and modelling” (in Spanish). XXI Congreso Mexicano de Mecánica de Suelos, Querétaro, Mexico. Nov. 2002.
  52. Barrera M., Romero E., Sánchez M. and A. Lloret. (2002). “Laboratory tests to validate and determine parameters of an elastoplastic model for unsaturated soils”. International Symposium on identification and determination of soils and rock parameters for geotechnical design. Param 2002. Paris, France. pp 350-358. ISBN 2-85978-363-6. Sept. 2002.
  53. Sánchez M., Gens A. and Olivella S. (2002). “A coupled double structure formulation for THM analysis”. Environmental Geomechanics. Monte Verita 2002. Switzerland. Editores: Vulliet L., Laloui L., & Shrefler B. pp. 315-320 ISBN 2-88074-515-2. Jun. 2002.
  54. Guimaraes L., Gens A., Sánchez M. and Olivella S. (2001) “Chemo-mechanical modelling of expansive materials”. 6th International Workshop on Key Issues in Waste Isolation Research. Paris, France. pp. 463-495. Nov. 2001.
  55. Sánchez M., Gens, A., Guimaraes L. and Olivella S. (2001) “Generalized plasticity model for THM simulations involving expansive soils”. 6th International Workshop on Key Issues in Waste Isolation Research, Paris, France. pp. 397-415. Nov. 2001.
  56. Guimaraes L., Gens A., Sánchez M. and Olivella S. (2001) “A Chemo-mechanical model for unsaturated expansive clays”. Workshop: Clay Behaviour: Chemo-mechanical coupling, from nano-structure to engineering applications, Maratea, Italy. Jun. 2001.
  57. Sánchez M., Olivella S. and Gens A. (2001) “Modelación hidro-mecánica de un material de sellado mediante una formulación de doble estructura”. Congress: ‘Las caras del agua subterránea’. Barcelona, Spain. pp. 871-876. ISBN 84-7840-428-7. Sep. 2001.
  58. Lloret A., Ledesma A., Rodriguez R., Sánchez M., Olivella S. and Suriol, J. (1998) “Crack initiation in drying soils”. Second International Conference on Unsaturated Soils. Beijing, China. Aug. 1998

Other Conference And Workshop Publications (Generally No Peer Reviewed)

  1. Sánchez M., and *Shastri A. (2014). “Coupled THM Analysis of an Underground Compressed Air Storage Facility in Sandstone”. Presentation: PGS 2014 - Workshop on Energy Geotechnics. Purdue University, US. 26th Apr. 2014.
  2. Sánchez M., (2014). “ISSMGE TC308 on Energy Geotechnics”. Presentation: PGS 2014 -Workshop on Energy Geotechnics. Purdue University, US. 26th Apr. 2014.
  3. *Wang D., Sánchez M., and Briaud J.L. (2014). “Rails on Shrink Swell Soils”. Poster: 2014 AAR Annual Research Review Meeting. Colorado Springs, US. 1st and 2nd Apr. 2014.
  4. Sánchez M., and Santamarina J.C., *Shastri A., and *Gai X. “Numerical THCM Modeling of HBS Using a Truly Coupled Approach”. Poster: Gordon Research Conference on Natural Gas Hydrate Systems. Galveston, US. 23rd to 28th Mar. 2014.
  5. Sánchez M. Zielinski M., *Atique A., *Kim S. Manzioli O. and Guimarães L., Romero R. (2013). Presentation: “Desiccation Cracks in Soils: Recent Advances in Experimental and Numerical Techniques”. 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (18th ICSMGE). Workshop on Unsaturated Soils. Paris, France. 2nd to 6th Sep. 2013.
  6. Sánchez M., *Wang D., and Briaud J.L. (2013). “Rails on Shrink Swell Soils: Problem and Possible Solutions”. Poster: 2013 AAR Annual Research Review Meeting. Pueblo, US. 5th and 6th Mar. 2013.
  7. Sánchez M., Gens A., *Jarecki Z., *Aponte F. (2012). “A fully coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Double Porosity Formulation for Modeling Multiphysics Problems in Geological Media”. Poster: 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, US. 3rd to 7th Dec. 2012.
  8. Sánchez M., and Arson C. (2012). “Analysis of Unsaturated Clayed Materials Hydration Incorporating the Effect of Thermo-Osmotic Flow”. Poster: 5th International Meeting for Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement. Montpellier, France. 22nd to 25th Oct. 2012.
  9. Bean J., Sánchez M., and Argüello J. G. (2012). “Sierra Mechanics, An Emerging Massively Parallel HPC Capability, for use in Coupled THMC Analyses of HLW Repositories in Clay/Shale”. Poster: 5th International Meeting for Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement. Montpellier, France. 22nd to 25th Oct. 2012.
  10. Sánchez M., and Santamarina JC. (2010). “Numerical Modeling of Gas Hydrate Bearing Sediments”. Presentation: Japan-US Symposium on Geomechanics of Hydrate Bearing Sediments. Atlanta, US. 10th to 11th Dec. 2010
  11. Sánchez M., and Santamarina JC. (2010). “Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical modeling of Gas Hydrates Sediments”. Poster: Gordon Research Conference on Natural Gas Hydrate Systems. Colby College in Waterville, Maine. US. 6th to 11th Jun. 2010.
  12. *Lloret M., Sánchez M., Wheeler S. and Karstunen M. (2008). “Considering the coupling of water retention and mechanical behaviour in unsaturated soils”. 3rd International Workshop of Young Doctors in Geomechanics, Paris, France. 19th to 21st Nov. 2008.
  13. Jacinto, A., Sánchez M., and Ledesma, A. (2007). “THM analysis of a mock-up laboratory experiment using a double-structure expansive model”. 3rd International Meeting on Clays in Natural & Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement, Lille, France. 17th to 20th Sep. 2007.
  14. Guimarães, L. do N., Sánchez M., Fernández, A.M., Gens, A. (2007). “A THMC framework to consider microstructural effects in the analysis of clay barriers”. 3rd International Meeting on Clays in Natural & Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement, Lille, France. 17th to 20th Sep. 2007.
  15. Villar, M.V., Sánchez M., Gens, A. (2007). “Behaviour of a bentonite barrier in the laboratory: experimental results up to 8 years and numerical simulation”. 3rd International Meeting on Clays in Natural & Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement, Lille, France. 17th to 20th Sep. 2007.
  16. *McCloskey G., Dyer M and Sánchez M. (2006). “Investigation of unsaturated soils found in flood embankments”. MUSE Workshop, Paris, France. 15th to 18th May 2006.
  17. Sánchez M., Guimarães L., Fernandez A.M, Olivella S. and Gens A. (2005) “On coupled THMC modelling of engineered barriers incorporating microstructural changes”. ANDRA Symposium: Using Natural and Engineered Clay-based Barriers for the Containment of Radioactive Waste. Tours, France. 14th to 18th Mar. 2005.
  18. Sánchez M., Gens A. and Vaunat J. (2004). “Hydro-mechanical modelling of expansive clays using a double structure approach”. ALERT Workshop Geomaterials 2004. Aussois, France. Oct. 2004
  19. Gens A., Guimaraes L., Olivella S. and Sánchez M. (2003) “Coupled geochemical-THM analysis of a large scale in-situ heating test”. ALERT Workshop 2003, Aussois, France. Oct. 2003
  20. Sánchez M., Gens A. and Olivella S (2002) “A double structure model for expansive clays”. International Workshop of Young Doctors in Geomechanics 2002, Paris, France. pp.15-16. Dec. 2002
  21. Marcet J., Fiore J., Cordo O., Sánchez M., Núñez E., Chiappero C., and Bustos M. (2000). “Dynamic properties of soils used in the design of pavements.” XV Congreso Argentino de Mecánica de Suelos e Ingeniería Geotécnica, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Oct. 2000.
  22. Marcet J., Fiore J., Cordo O., Sánchez M., Núñez E., Chiappero C., Bustos M., Médici M., and Turcumán M. (2000). “Design of flexible pavement using resilient properties” (in Spanish). XXXI Reunión del Asfalto, Cordoba, Argentina. Nov. 2000.
  23. Sánchez M., Olivella S., Gens A. and Alonso E. E. (1999). “Thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of a bentonite barrier for radioactive waste disposal. CIEMAT Mock-Up Test”. ALERT Workshop 99, Aussois, France. Oct. 1999.

Technical Reports

  1. Sánchez M. Santamarina C., G., Gai X. and Sun Z. (2014). “Quarterly Research Performance Progress Report (Period ending 03/31/2014)”. DOE Award No.: DE-FE0013889. Project: THCM Coupled Model For Hydrate-Bearing Sediments: Data Analysis and Design of New Field Experiments (Marine and Permafrost Settings). Apr. 2014. Pp 23.
  2. Sánchez M. Santamarina C., G., Gai X. and Sun Z. (2014). “Quarterly Research Performance Progress Report (Period ending 12/31/2013)”. DOE Award No.: DE-FE0013889. Project: THCM Coupled Model For Hydrate-Bearing Sediments: Data Analysis and Design of New Field Experiments (Marine and Permafrost Settings). Jan. 2014. Pp 16.
  3. Sánchez M., Briaud JL., and Wand D. (2014). “Study of Large and Continuous Settlements Observed at Giddings Subdivision. Annual Report: Year 2013”. Center for Railways Research – UP project. Mar. 2014. Pp 148.
  4. Hansen F., Miller A., Bean J., Dewers T., Sánchez M., Arguello J., and Wang Y. (2013). “Constitutive Framework for Simulating Coupled Clay/Shale Multiphysics”. SANDIA Report. SAND2013-7813. Sep. 2013. Pp. 110
  5. Sebesta S., Oj J., Lee SI. Sánchez M., and Taylor R. (2014). “Initial Review of Rapid Moisture Measurement for Roadway Base and Subgrade”. Technical Report 0-6676-1. Project 0-6676. May 2013. Pp114
  6. Sánchez M. Briaud JL., Bi G., and Mahdavi M. (2013). “Task Report #2: Instrumentations Design and Installation”. TxDOT Project 0-6784 Creep Behavior of Soil Nail Walls in High Plasticity Index (PI) Soils. Feb. 2013. Pp 97.
  7. Sánchez M. Briaud JL., Mahdavi M., and Bi G. (2013). “Task Report #1: Information Search”. TxDOT Project 0-6784 Creep Behavior of Soil Nail Walls in High Plasticity Index (PI) Soils. Feb. 2013. Pp 67.
  8. Briaud JL., Sánchez M. and Aghahadi M. (2013). “Task Report #3, Monitoring and Testing at Field Sites–Progress Report”. TxDOT Project 0-6715, Interaction Between Drilled Shafts and Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls. Jun. 2013. Pp 172.
  9. Briaud JL., Sánchez M. Huang J., and Aghahadi M. (2013). “Task Report #1: Information Search”. TxDOT Project 0-6715, Interaction Between Drilled Shafts and Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls. Feb. 2012. Pp 17.
  10. Briaud JL., Sánchez M. and Aghahadi M. (2013). “Task Report #2, Instrumentation Design and Installation”. TxDOT Project 0-6715, Interaction Between Drilled Shafts and Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls. Jan. 2012. Pp 50.
  11. Sang Ick L., Zollinger D., Sánchez M., Rashid A.A., and Lytton R. (2011). “3D Modeling of Heat and Moisture Transfer in Airfield Pavement Structures: Phase I”. Texas Transportation Institute. The Texas A&M University. Technical Report: Feb. 2011. Pp 35.
  12. Sánchez M. and Gens A. (2007). Deliverable 3.2.14: “Final Activity Report WP3.2”. NF-PRO Project.
  13. Sánchez M. and Gens A. (2007). Deliverable 3.3.10: “Final Activity Report WP3.3”. NF-PRO Project.
  14. Sánchez M. and Gens A. (2006). Deliverable 3.3.1: “Progress report on comparison of existing predictions with ongoing measurement in-situ test (WP3.3)”. NF-PRO Project.
  15. Sánchez M. and Gens A. (2006). Deliverable 3.2.5: “Progress report on numerical analyses of laboratory experiments incorporating new THM phenomena (WP3.2)”. NF-PRO Project.
  16. Sánchez M. and Gens A. (2006). Deliverable 3.2.1: “Progress report on comparison of existing predictions with ongoing measurement mock-up test (WP3.3)”. NF-PRO Project.
  17. Alonso E and Sánchez M. (1994). “Study of the Canyeret anchorage retaining wall. Auscultation analysis and evaluation of its behavior”. UPC Report.
  18. Sánchez M. and Gens A. (2004). “FEBEX II Project. Final report”. UPC Geomechanical Group. European Community and ENRESA publication. November, 2004.
  19. Sánchez M. and Gens A. (2004). “Final report on Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical laboratory tests”. ENRESA Report Nº 70-UPC-L-7-013. May, 2004.
  20. Sánchez M. and Gens A (2002). “Second report on THM modelling results. Febex II”. UPC Geomechanical Group. ENRESA: 70-UPC-L-5-011. October, 2002.
  21. Sánchez M. and Gens A (2001). Report on THM modelling results. Febex II”.
  22. Sánchez M. and Gens A. UPC Geomechanical Group. ENRESA: 70-UPC-L-5-010. Oct., 2001.
  23. Sánchez M. and Gens A (2001). “Proposal of the study program until the dismantling” (in Spanish). UPC Geomechanical Group. ENRESA: 70-UPC-C-5-011. June, 2001.
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