• Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering (2020). 27 (5), 1681-1707

    Double-curvaturedamsareunique structures for several reasons. Their behaviour changes significantly after joint grouting, when they turn from a set of independent cantilevers [...]

  • J. San Mauro, M. Toledo, F. Salazar, F. Caballero
    Rev. int. métodos numér. cálc. diseño ing. (2019). Vol. 35, (1), 3

    Wedge shaped blocks spillways are an innovative solution that allows spilling over the downstream shoulder of earth and rock-fill dams in a safe way. However, they have been [...]

  • Engineering Structures (2016). (Preprint) Vol. 119, pp. 230-251

    Predictive models are essential in dam safety assessment. They have been traditionally based on simple statistical tools such as the hydrostatic-season-time (HST) model. These [...]

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    Dam bottom outlets play a vital role in dam operation and safety, as they allow controlling the water surface elevation below the spillway level. For partial openings, water [...]

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    We present some developments in the particle finite element method (PFEM) for analysis of complex coupled problems in mechanics involving fluid–soil–structure [...]

  • Computational Particle Mechanics (2019). Vol. 6 (4), pp 545–559

    The discrete element method (DEM) is an emerging tool for the calculation of the behaviour of bulk materials. One of the key features of this method is the explicit integration [...]

  • J. Mata, F. Salazar
    Water (2021). 13(19), 2717

    The main aim of structural safety control is the multiple assessments of the expected dam behaviour based on models and the measurements and parameters that characterise the [...]

  • Comp. Part. Mech. (2020). Vol. 7 (1), pp. 87-99

    Changes in direction and cross section in supercritical hydraulic channels generate shockwaves which result in an increase in flow depth with regard to that for uniform regime. [...]

  • Archives of Comp. Meths. Engng. (2017). Vol. 24 (1), pp. 1-21

    Predictive models are an important element in dam safety analysis. They provide an estimate of the dam response faced with a given load combination, which can be compared [...]

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    Landslide‐generated impulse waves may have catastrophic consequences. The physical phenomenon is difficult to model because of the uncertainties in the kinematics of the [...]

  • Structural Safety (2015). Vol 56, pp. 9-17

    Predictive models are essential in dam safety assessment. Both deterministic and statistical models applied in the day-to-day practice have demonstrated to be useful, although [...]

  • Structural Control Health Monitoring (2017). Vol. 24 (11), Article Number: e2012

    The advances in information and communication technologies led to a general trend towards the availability of more detailed information on dam behaviour. This allows applying [...]

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    The paper focuses on the analysis of radial-gated spillways, which is carried out by the solution of a numerical model based on the finite element method (FEM). The Oliana [...]

  • Computers and Geotechnics (2017). Vol. 85, pp. 220-229

    The Discrete Element Method (DEM) was found to be an effective numerical method for the calculation of engineering problems involving granular materials. [...]

  • Mathematical Problems in Engineering (2017). Vol. 2017

    The construction of double-curvature arch dams is an attractive solution from an economic viewpoint due to the reduced volume of concrete necessary for their construction [...]

  • M. Hariri-Ardebili, F. Salazar
    Soft Computing (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00500-019-04623-x

    Due to complex nature of nearly all infrastructures (and more specifically concrete dams), the uncertainty quantification is an inseparable part of risk assessment. [...]

  • J. Lezcano-Valverde, F. Salazar, L. León, E. Toledano, J. Jover, B. Fernandez-Gutierrez, E. Soudah, I. González-Álvaro, L. Abasolo, L. Rodríguez-Rodríguez
    Scientific Reports (2017). Vol. 7 (1), p. 10189

    We developed and independently validated a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) mortality prediction model using the machine learning method Random Survival Forests (RSF). Two [...]

  • F. Salazar, B. Crookston
    Water (2019). Vol. 11 (3), p. 544

    Labyrinth weirs provide an economic option for flow control structures in a variety of applications, including as spillways at dams. The cycles of labyrinth weirs are typically [...]


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