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Carlos Ovalle
Eng. M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Experimental geotechnics
  • Hydromechanical degradation of geomaterials
  • Constitutive modeling
  • Valorization of mine wastes and tailings
  • Mine waste management
  • Characterization of coarse granular materials
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1000 CIVIL ENGINEERING
  • 1002 Geotechnical engineering (including engineering geology)
  • 1401 Mining engineering

Publications

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Journal article
Ovalle, C. (2018). Role of particle breakage in primary and secondary compression of wet and dry sand. Geotechnique Letters, 8(2), 161-164. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1680/jgele.18.00047
Book chapter
Dano, C., Ovalle, C., Yin, Z.-Y., Daouadji, A. & Hicher, P.-Y. (2018). Behavior of Granular Materials Affected by Grain Breakage. In Advances in Multi-Physics and Multi-Scale Couplings in Geo-Environmental Mechanics (pp. 95-132). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-1-78548-278-6.50004-9
Conference paper
Edwards, S., Aron, F., Cembrano, J., Crempien, J., Gardner, J., Nazar, R., Ovalle, C. & Santibáñez, I. (2018). Exposure of Chilean Tailings to Earthquake Hazards from Potentially Seismogenic Crustal Faults [Abstract]. Paper presented at the 2018 Seismology of the Americas Meeting, Latin American and Caribbean Seismological Commission, Miami, Florida. (Published in Seismological Research Letters, 89(2B), 826). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1785/0220180082
Conference paper
Urbano, S., Puma, D., Sáez, E. & Ovalle, C. (2017). Seismic stability analysis of a large thickened tailings deposit. Paper presented at the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE 2017), Seoul, Korea.
Journal article
Ovalle, C., Voivret, C., Dano, C. & Hicher, P.Y. (2016). Population balance in confined comminution using a physical based probabilistic approach for polydisperse granular materials. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 40(17), 2383-2397. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1002/nag.2534
Conference paper
Ovalle, C., Bard, E., Dano, C., Hicher, P.-Y., Dorador, L., Campaña, J., Palma, C. & Acuña, G. (2015). A Review of Large Triaxial Tests on Coarse Rockfill Samples. Paper presented at the 15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Buenos Aires, Argentina (pp. 3256-3263). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-603-3-3256
Journal article
Ovalle, C., Dano, C., Hicher, P.-Y. & Cisternas, M. (2015). Experimental framework for evaluating the mechanical behavior of dry and wet crushable granular materials based on the particle breakage ratio. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 52(5), 587-598. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1139/cgj-2014-0079
Journal article
Ovalle, C., Frossard, E., Dano, C., Hu, W., Maiolino, S. & Hicher, P.-Y. (2014). The effect of size on the strength of coarse rock aggregates and large rockfill samples through experimental data. Acta Mechanica, 225(8), 2199-2216. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/s00707-014-1127-z

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