• Deep geological disposal Disposal in vertical boreholes (Left) Disposal in horizontal drifts (Right)
  • HE-D test Three dimensional analysis: pore pressures
NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE0 Deep geological disposal 1 HE-D test2

The research work of the Geomechanics Group focuses on the contribution to fundamental understanding and modelling of soil and rock behavior, the development of advanced computational tools and testing techniques at laboratory scale and the participation in applied engineering projects.
Achieving a proper balance among these aspects has been a permanent objective of the group over the years. The research of the group and the software developed are a reference in the analysis of coupled thermal, hydraulic, mechanical and chemical processes in porous media applied to the analysis and design of underground structures (tunnels, foundations, geo-reservoirs, etc), earth and rockfill dams and fluid-soil-structure interaction problems.