Recent publications

Laboratory of soil mechanics

Recent publications:

2022

Insights into the interaction of a shale with CO2

E. Stavropoulou; L. Laloui 

Solid Earth EGUsphere. 2022-12-05. DOI : 10.5194/se-13-1823-2022.

Microfluidic study in a meter-long reactive path reveals how the medium’s structural heterogeneity shapes MICP-induced biocementation

A. Elmaloglou; D. Terzis; P. De Anna; L. Laloui 

Scientific Reports . 2022-11-15. Vol. 12, p. 19553. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-022-24124-6.

Drained Axial Pipe-Soil Resistance at Low Confinement Using Tilt Table and Direct Shear Tests

R. Houhou; R. B. Mjahed; S. Sadek; S. Najjar 

Journal Of Geotechnical And Geoenvironmental Engineering. 2022-11-01. Vol. 148, num. 11, p. 04022086. DOI : 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002903.

Role of Stress History on the Swelling-Shrinkage Behavior of Compacted Scaly Clay

M. Rosone; A. Ferrari 

International Journal Of Geomechanics. 2022-09-01. Vol. 22, num. 9, p. 04022135. DOI : 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0002481.

Characterizing the Deformation Evolution with Stress and Time of Biocemented Sands

R. Harran; D. Terzis; L. Laloui 

Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 2022-07-20. Vol. 148, num. 10, p. 1-12, 04022074. DOI : 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002871.

Evaluating CO2 breakthrough in a shaly a caprock material: a multi-scale experimental approach

E. Stavropoulou; L. Laloui 

Scientific Reports. 2022-06-23. Vol. 12, num. 10706. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-022-14793-8.

Life cycle environmental assessment of retaining walls in unsaturated soils

G. Speranza; A. Ferrari; P. L. Lassalle 

Geomechanics For Energy And The Environment. 2022-06-01. Vol. 30, p. 100241. DOI : 10.1016/j.gete.2021.100241.

Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment: Current Developments

R. Houhou; L. Laloui 

Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment. 2022-04-06.  p. 100345. DOI : 10.1016/j.gete.2022.100345.

Volume change response and fabric evolution of granular MX80 bentonite along different hydro-mechanical stress paths

A. Ferrari; J. A. Bosch Llufriu; P. E. Baryla; M. Rosone 

Acta Geotechnica. 2022-02-12. Vol. 17, p. 3719–3730. DOI : 10.1007/s11440-022-01481-0.

Visualising the coupled mechanics of CO2 breakthrough

E. Stavropoulou; L. Laloui 

2022-01-10. 2nd International Conference on Energy Geotechnics (ICEGT 2020), California, USA, September 20-23, 2020. p. 13003. DOI : 10.1051/e3sconf/202020513003.

Swelling and shrinkage of partially saturated gas shales: from laboratory tests to an effective stress framework

J. Kim / L. Laloui; A. Ferrari (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2022. 

Investigation of the effect of mineral dissolution on the geomechanical behaviour of geomaterials

T. Kim / L. Laloui; A. Ferrari (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2022. 

Mechanical performance and upscaling of bio-improved soils

R. Harran / L. Laloui; D. Terzis (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2022. 

Failure mechanism of fine-grained soil-structure interface for energy piles

E. Ravera; L. Laloui 

Soils and Foundations. 2022. Vol. 62, num. 3, p. 101152. DOI : 10.1016/j.sandf.2022.101152.

Effective stress concept for mechanical modeling of clays under different environmental conditions

A. Tuttolomondo; A. Ferrari; L. Laloui 

2022. 2nd International Conference on Energy Geotechnics (ICEGT 2020), La Jolla, California, US, September 20-23, 2020. p. 13015. DOI : 10.1051/e3sconf/202020513015.

Discussion on “Experimental Deformation of Opalinus Clay at Elevated Temperature and Pressure Conditions: Mechanical Properties and the Influence of Rock Fabric” of Schuster, V., Rybacki, E., Bonnelye, A., Herrmann, J., Schleicher, AM, Dresen, G.

E. Crisci; A. Ferrari; L. Laloui 

Rock Mechanics And Rock Engineering. 2022. Vol. 55, p. 463–465. DOI : 10.1007/s00603-021-02654-1.

2021

Monitoring innovation metrics in construction and civil engineering: Trends, drivers and laggards

D. Terzis 

Developments in the Built Environment. 2021-12-02. Vol. 9, p. 100064. DOI : 10.1016/j.dibe.2021.100064.

Seismic vulnerability assessment of free-standing massive masonry columns by the 3D Discrete Element Method

J. Kim; F. Lorenzoni; M. Salvalaggio; M. R. Valluzzi 

Engineering Structures. 2021-11-01. Vol. 246, p. 113004. DOI : 10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.113004.

Controlling the calcium carbonate microstructure of engineered living building materials

A. C. Saracho; L. Lucherini; M. Hirsch; H. M. Peter; D. Terzis et al. 

Journal Of Materials Chemistry A. 2021-10-29. Vol. 9, num. 43, p. 24438-24451. DOI : 10.1039/d1ta03990c.

Experimental analysis of a thermoactive underground railway station

J. Zannin; A. Ferrari; T. Kazerani; A. Koliji; L. Laloui 

Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment. 2021-10-19.  p. 100275. DOI : 10.1016/j.gete.2021.100275.

Coupled hydro-mechanical analysis of compacted bentonite behaviour during hydration

J. A. Bosch Llufriu; A. Ferrari; L. Laloui 

Computers and Geotechnics. 2021-09-15. Vol. 140, p. 104447. DOI : 10.1016/j.compgeo.2021.104447.

Experimental investigation of energy piles: From laboratory to field testing

L. Laloui; M. Sutman 

Geomechanics For Energy And The Environment. 2021-09-01. Vol. 27, p. 100214. DOI : 10.1016/j.gete.2020.100214.

Runout of landslides in quick clay zones

M. Métral 

2021-07-13.

Tunnel in urban site – Lausanne Metro m3 Section Casernes – Blécherette

L. Bonny 

2021-07-13.

Microstructure observations in compacted clays subjected to thermal loading

R. Houhou; M. Sutman; S. Sadek; L. Laloui 

Engineering Geology. 2021-06-20. Vol. 287, p. 105928. DOI : 10.1016/j.enggeo.2020.105928.

Pile interaction effects and environmental impacts of refrigerant on the performance of an energy pile foundation

S. Heiniger; A. Schaufelberger 

2021-06-11.

Energy Funding Programme 2013–2020, Final Report

L. Laloui 

2021-06-01

Effect of the mineralogical composition on the elastoplastic hydromechanical response of Opalinus Clay shale

E. Crisci; A. Ferrari; S. B. Giger; L. Laloui 

International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 2021-05-23. Vol. 143, p. 104747. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2021.104747.

Machine learning enhancement of thermal response tests for geothermal potential evaluations at site and regional scales

P. Bourhis; B. Cousin; A. F. Rotta Loria; L. Laloui 

Geothermics. 2021-05-19. Vol. 95, p. 102132. DOI : 10.1016/j.geothermics.2021.102132.

Hydrothermal interactions in energy walls

J. Zannin; A. Ferrari; M. Pousse; L. Laloui 

Underground Space. 2021-04-01. Vol. 6, num. 2, p. 173-184. DOI : 10.1016/j.undsp.2020.02.001.

On a Four-Parameter Linear Failure Criterion

P. Asem; H. Fuselier; J. F. Labuz 

Rock Mechanics And Rock Engineering. 2021-03-30. Vol. 54, p. 3369–3376. DOI : 10.1007/s00603-021-02451-w.

Soil-structure interaction of surface footings

C. Garbellini; L. Laloui 

Computers and Geotechnics. 2021-03-21. Vol. 134, p. 104103. DOI : 10.1016/j.compgeo.2021.104103.

Shear Response of Wet Weak Carbonate Rock/Grout Interfaces Under Cyclic Loading

E. Stavropoulou; C. Dano; M. Boulon 

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. 2021-03-15. Vol. 54, p. 2791–2813. DOI : 10.1007/s00603-021-02406-1.

Benchmark study of undrained triaxial testing of Opalinus Clay shale: Results and implications for robust testing

A. Minardi; S. B. Giger; R. T. Ewy; R. Stankovic; J. Stenebraten et al. 

Geomechanics For Energy And The Environment. 2021-03-01. Vol. 25, p. 100210. DOI : 10.1016/j.gete.2020.100210.

Experimental and numerical investigation of the thermo-mechanical behaviour of an energy sheet pile wall

M. Adinolfi; L. Laloui; S. Aversa; A. F. Rotta Loria 

Geomechanics For Energy And The Environment. 2021-03-01. Vol. 25, p. 100208. DOI : 10.1016/j.gete.2020.100208.

Thermo-hydraulic behaviour of Energy barrettes

Y. Lebbar 

2021-02-09.

Energy performance of a high BHEs density at district scale

L. Cassina 

2021-02-09.

Experimental assessment of the hydro-mechanical behaviour of a shale caprock during CO2 injection

A. Minardi; E. Stavropoulou; T. Kim; A. Ferrari; L. Laloui 

International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 2021-01-19. Vol. 106, p. 103225. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijggc.2020.103225.

Scale effects in Opalinus Clay: experimental investigations and theoretical analyses

A. Tuttolomondo; E. Crisci; A. Madaschi; L. Laloui 

2021

On predicting pore fluid pressure changes in unsaturated porous media subject to undrained processes

A. Tuttolomondo; A. Ferrari; L. Laloui 

InterPore 2021 – 13th annual Meeting, Online, 31 May 2021 – 4 June 2021.

On the mechanical behavior of expansive porous media with consideration on chemical effects

A. Tuttolomondo; A. Ferrari; L. Laloui 

InterPore 2021 – 13th annual Meeting, Online, 31 May 2021 – 4 June 2021.

Cyclic thermomechanical behaviour of pile-soil interface and design methods for energy pile foundations

E. Ravera / L. Laloui (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2021. 

Studies on the mechanical evolution of compacted bentonite subjected to environmental actions

J. A. Bosch Llufriu / L. Laloui; A. Ferrari (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2021. 

Advances in the Soil-Structure Interaction Analysis — from Surface Footings to Thermoactive Deep Foundations

C. Garbellini / L. Laloui (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2021. 

Effective stress for unsaturated active clays and in-situ effective stress estimation methodology

A. Tuttolomondo / L. Laloui; A. Ferrari (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2021. 

Generalized effective stress concept for saturated active clays

A. Tuttolomondo; A. Ferrari; L. Laloui 

Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 2021. Vol. 58, num. 11, p. 1627-1639. DOI : 10.1139/cgj-2020-0390.

A generalised water retention model with soil fabric evolution

Y. Qiao; A. Tuttolomondo; X. Lu; L. Laloui; W. Ding 

Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment. 2021. Vol. h25, p. 100205. DOI : 10.1016/j.gete.2020.100205.

Thermal stress analysis of energy piles

C. Garbellini; L. Laloui 

Géotechnique. 2021. Vol. 71, num. 3, p. 260-271. DOI : 10.1680/jgeot.19.p.208.

2020

Sé­ques­tra­tion du CO2: re­mettre le car­bone à sa place

P. Morel; L. Laloui 

2020-12-04.

Analytical solution for describing the thermo-mechanical behavior of plane energy geostructures

A. F. Rotta Loria; J. Zannin; Q. Llabjani; L. Laloui 

2020-11-18. 2nd International Conference on Energy Geotechnics (ICEGT 2020), La Jolla, USA, September 20-23, 2020. DOI : 10.1051/e3sconf/202020506009.

Load transfer approach for the geotechnical analysis of energy piles in a group with slab

E. Ravera; M. Sütman; L. Laloui 

2020-11-18. 2nd International Conference on Energy Geotechnics (ICEGT 2020), California, USA, April 10-13, 2020. DOI : 10.1051/e3sconf/202020505008.

Cyclic thermomechanical response of fine-grained soil-concrete interface for energy piles applications

E. Ravera; M. Sutman; L. Laloui 

Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 2020-10-23. Vol. 58, num. 8, p. 1216-1230. DOI : 10.1139/cgj-2020-0437.

Benefits and drawbacks of applied direct currents for soil improvement via carbonate mineralization

D. Terzis; P. Hicher; L. Laloui 

2020-10-16. 4th European Conference on Unsaturated Soils (E-UNSAT 2020), Lisboa, Portugal, October 19-21, 2020. DOI : 10.1051/e3sconf/202019505007.

Developing a high capacity axis translation apparatus for gas shale testing

J. Kim; A. Ferrari; R. Ewy; L. Laloui 

2020-10-16. 4th European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, E-UNSAT 2020, Lisboa, Portugal, October 19-21th, 2020. DOI : 10.1051/e3sconf/202019503020.

A physical model for the interaction between unsaturated soils and retaining structures

G. Speranza; A. Ferrari; L. Laloui 

2020-10-16. 4th European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, E-UNSAT 2020, Lisboa, Portugal (Virtual event), October 19-21, 2020. p. 1-6, 03013. DOI : 10.1051/e3sconf/202019503013.

An extended generalized effective stress for active clays

A. Tuttolomondo; A. Ferrari; L. Laloui 

2020-10-16. 4th European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, E-UNSAT 2020, Lisboa, Portugal (Virtual event), 19-21st October 2020. p. 4p.. DOI : 10.1051/e3sconf/202019502004.

Direct currents stimulate carbonate mineralization for soil improvement under various chemical conditions

D. Terzis; P. Hicher; L. Laloui 

Scientific Reports. 2020-10-12. Vol. 10, p. 17014. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-020-73926-z.

Biodegradation and Antimicrobial Properties of Zinc Oxide-Polymer Composite Materials for Urinary Stent Applications

C. Venkatesh; M. Laurenti; M. Bandeira; E. Lanzagorta; L. Lucherini et al. 

Coatings. 2020-10-01. Vol. 10, num. 10, p. 1002. DOI : 10.3390/coatings10101002.

Extension of Winkler’s solution to non-isothermal conditions for capturing the behaviour of plane geostructures subjected to thermal and mechanical actions

J. Zannin; A. F. Rotta Loria; Q. Llabjani; L. Laloui 

Computers and Geotechnics. 2020-09-18. Vol. 128, p. 103618. DOI : 10.1016/j.compgeo.2020.103618.

ENHANCED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS (EGS) – NUMERICAL PREDICTION OF THE MODE AND LOCATION OF FRACTURE INITIATION

M. Zaarour 

2020-09-17.

District scale prediction of subsurface waste heat flows

T. Wüthrich 

2020-09-16.

Vertical deformation and interaction of energy barrettes subjected to mechanical and thermal loads

N. Richard 

2020-09-16.

Microbial-induced carbonate precipitation applicability with the methane hydrate-bearing layer microbe

T. Hata; A. C. Saracho; S. K. Haigh; J. Yoneda; K. Yamamoto 

Journal Of Natural Gas Science And Engineering. 2020-09-01. Vol. 81, p. 103490. DOI : 10.1016/j.jngse.2020.103490.

Etude géotechnique et géothermique de la station et du tunnel de Beaulieu pour le m3

B. Schenk 

2020-07-14.

Station de Beaulieu et tunnel entre Beaulieu et Casernes pour le M3

B. Schenk 

2020-07-14

Hydraulic soil failure due to artesian ground conditions during the construction of a hydro electrical power plant on Sakarya river

K. Meier 

2020-07-02.

GIS-based hazard and risk assessment of transportation infrastructure

G. Gindrat 

2020-07-02.

Prediction and experimental evaluation of soil-water retention behavior of skeletal calcareous soils

H. Shahnazari; L. Laloui; S. Kouzegaran; Y. Jafarian 

Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment. 2020-07-01. Vol. 79, num. 5, p. 2395-2410. DOI : 10.1007/s10064-019-01695-9.

Load Transfer Method for Energy Piles in a Group with Pile–Soil–Slab–Pile Interaction

E. Ravera; M. Sutman; L. Laloui 

Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 2020-04-06. Vol. 146, num. 6, p. 1-17, 04020042. DOI : 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002258.

Na3V2(PO4)(3)-Supported Electrospun Carbon Nanofiber Nonwoven Fabric as Self-Standing Na-Ion Cell Cathode

G. Meligrana; S. Ferrari; L. Lucherini; J. Cele; F. Colo et al. 

Chemelectrochem. 2020-04-01. Vol. 7, num. 7, p. 1652-1659. DOI : 10.1002/celc.202000345.

Microfluidic-Based Study on the Activation and Evolution of Calcite Bio-Mineralization for Geotechnical Applications

A. Elmaloglou; D. Terzis; P. De Anna; L. Laloui; S. Mahé et al. 

2020-02-21. Geo-Congress on Biogeotechnics, Minneapolis, MN, US, February 25-28. p. 74-82. DOI : 10.1061/9780784482834.009.

Assessing the Kinetics and Pore‐Scale Characteristics of Biological Calcium Carbonate Precipitation in Porous Media using a Microfluidic Chip Experiment

D. Kim; N. Mahabadi; J. Jang; L. A. van Paassen 

Water Resources Research. 2020-02-06. Vol. 56, num. 2, p. e2019WR025420. DOI : 10.1029/2019WR025420.

Enterprise Risk Management & Civil Engineering Consulting Firms in Switzerland

F. C. Yilmaz 

2020-01-24.

Analyse et gestion des risques dans la planification d’un projet de Génie Civil

M. Nadeem 

2020-01-24.

Thermo-mechanical behaviour of energy geostructures subjected to bending thermal actions

Q. Llabjani 

2020-01-23.

Integration of geological data into the BIM process in infrastructure projects

R. Wyss 

2020-01-23.

Thermo-hydro-mechanical behavior of energy tunnels

M. Wojnarowicz 

2020-01-23.

Laboratory Testing on Hydraulic Fracturing of Barre Granite: Studying Visual Observations, Acoustic Emissions and Radiated Energy related to Fracture Mechanisms

M. Casanova 

2020-01-23.

District scale influence of waste heat on the subsurface conditions: a numerical investigation for Chicago

S. Hartmann 

2020-01-23.

Evaluation of failure criteria for rock under various stress states

H. Fuselier 

2020-01-23.

Séismes induits par l’homme contrés

ATS 

2020-01-07.

Des pistes pour limiter les risques de catastrophes non naturelles

LMS 

2020-01-07.

Swiss researchers share strategies on reducing induced seismicity

A. Richter 

2020-01-06.

TERRE project: interplay between unsaturated soil mechanics and low-carbon geotechnical engineering

A. Tarantino; G. El Mountassir; S. Wheeler; D. Gallipoli; G. Russo et al. 

2020-01-01. 4th European Conference on Unsaturated Soils (E-UNSAT), Lisboa, PORTUGAL, Oct 19-21, 2020. p. 01002. DOI : 10.1051/e3sconf/202019501002.

Numerical investigation on water exchange of shale samples

S. Incollingo; A. Ferrari; G. Musso 

2020-01-01. 4th European Conference on Unsaturated Soils (E-UNSAT), Lisboa, PORTUGAL, Oct 19-21, 2020. p. 02025. DOI : 10.1051/e3sconf/202019502025.

Hydro-mechanical behaviour of a sandy silt from a river embankment

V. Buttice; A. Ferrari; C. G. Gragnano; G. Gottardi 

2020-01-01. 4th European Conference on Unsaturated Soils (E-UNSAT), Lisboa, PORTUGAL, Oct 19-21, 2020. p. 01033. DOI : 10.1051/e3sconf/202019501033.

Water retention behaviour of compacted and reconstituted scaly clays

M. Rosone; A. Ferrari 

2020-01-01. 4th European Conference on Unsaturated Soils (E-UNSAT), Lisboa, PORTUGAL, Oct 19-21, 2020. p. 03026. DOI : 10.1051/e3sconf/202019503026.

Yielding of a quartz sand from saturated to dry state

V. Buttice; A. Ferrari; M. Rosone 

2020-01-01. 4th European Conference on Unsaturated Soils (E-UNSAT), Lisboa, PORTUGAL, Oct 19-21, 2020. p. 03038. DOI : 10.1051/e3sconf/202019503038.

Récupérer la chaleur du sol

LMS 

2020.

Heizwärme aus dem Tunnel

A. Suarez 

2020.

TBO Bülach-1-1, Dossier IX: Rock mechanical and geomechanical laboratory testing (No. NAB 20-08)

E. Crisci; L. Laloui; S. Giger 

2020

System and method for ground consolidation

D. Terzis; L. Laloui; P. Hicher 

US2022228340; EP3976886; WO2020240263.

2020.

Bentonite clay barriers in nuclear waste repositories

L. Laloui; A. Ferrari; J. A. Bosch Llufriu 

2020. 2nd International Conference on Energy Geotechnics (ICEGT 2020) , California, USA, Septembre 20-23, 20202. DOI : 10.1051/e3sconf/202020501003.

A coupled hydro – mechanical approach for modelling the volume change behaviour of compacted bentonite

J. A. Bosch Llufriu; A. Ferrari; L. Laloui 

2020. 4th European Conference on Unsaturated Soils (E-UNSAT 2020), Lisboa, Portugal, Octobre 19-21, 2020. DOI : 10.1051/e3sconf/202019504006.

A numerical study on the coupled hydro-mechanical behaviour of compacted bentonite

J. A. Bosch Llufriu; A. Ferrari; L. Laloui 

2020. 2nd International Conference on Energy Geotechnics (ICEGT 2020) , California, USA, Septembre 20-23, 2020. DOI : 10.1051/e3sconf/202020510001.

Temperature preconditioning for EGS

B. P. Fryer; G. Siddiqi; L. Laloui; F. X. T. Passelègue; M. Violay 

Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2020, Zurich, Switzerland, November 6-7, 2020.

Heat exchanger module and methods of using thereof

L. Laloui; A. Rotta Loria 

US2022178588; EP3953647; CA3136376; WO2020208456.

2020.

Performance of Energy Piles Considering Reinforced Concrete Non-Linearity

C. Garbellini; L. Laloui 

2020-01-01. 1st Session on Foundations, Soil Improvement, And Erosion at Geo-Congress on Vision, Insight, Outlook, Minneapolis, MN, Feb 25-28, 2020. p. 45-54. DOI : 10.1061/9780784482780.005.

Thermomechanical behavior of underground energy infrastructures

J. Zannin / L. Laloui; A. Ferrari (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2020. 

Geotechnical and environmental performance of retaining structures in unsaturated soils

G. Speranza / L. Laloui; A. Ferrari (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2020.