Jubert Pineda is Civil Engineer from the Santo Tomas University (Bogotá, Colombia). He received a Master Degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the National University of Colombia (2004) and also a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC, Barcelona) in 2012. At present he is Research Academic at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering in the University of Newcastle Australia.
- PhD (Geotechnical Engineering), Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya - Spain, 02/03/2012
- Master of Civil Engineering (Geotechnics), National University of Columbia - Bogota -Columbia, 01/10/2004
- Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering), Universidad Santo Tomas - Columbia, 04/03/2002
- Bender elements
- Development of laboratory devices for soil/rock testing
- Hydro-mechanical behaviour of argillaceous rocks
- Sampling and laboratory testing of soft soils
- Soil/rock microstructure
- Unsaturated soil/rock mechanics
Most of my research experience has been focused on studying the hydro-mechanical behaviour of geomaterials (soils and rocks) when subjected to the actions of civil engineering structures (dams, tunnels, slopes) and well as their interaction with the environment (i.e., mechanical and hydraulic loads). It is worth noted the particular emphasis on studying the influence of environmental effects (i.e., relative humidity or total suction effects) on the progressive degradation of argillaceous rocks and their consequences on the stability of civil engineering structures (slopes, dams and tunnels).
The mechanical behaviour of compacted soils has been another of my research interest due to the key role played by compacted soils in most civil engineering structures (embankments, dams, roads). In this field, the research has been focussed on the influence of suction on the soil shear strength.
The influence of sampling on the induced disturbance in soft soils is another of my research fields due to the main role played by sampling in the determination of geotechnical parameters (obtained from laboratory tests). A comprehensive study focused on the quantification of sample disturbance induced by sampling in soft soils from Barcelona region (Spain) was carried out for this purpose.
Fields of Research
|091599||Interdisciplinary Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified||15|
|050399||Soil Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified||15|
Dr. Jubert Pineda has been involved in different research and consulting projects related with unsaturated soil mechanics, stability analysis of dams founded on argillaceous rocks as well as with high-quality sampling in soft soils at Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC). His current research interests include unsaturated soils and rocks, mechanics of natural soft clays and more recently Geo-Engineering problems related to Energy and Sustainability.
- Geomechanics 2
I've been occasional Lecturer for the undergraduate course Geomechanics 2 (Principal Lecturer: Prof. Daichao Sheng)
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Journal article (8 outputs)
|2014||Pineda JA, Alonso EE, Romero E, 'Environmental degradation of claystones', Geotechnique, 64 64-82 (2014) [C1]|
|2014||Pineda J, Romero E, Alonso EE, Pérez T, 'A New High-Pressure Triaxial Apparatus for Inducing and Tracking Hydro-Mechanical Degradation of Clayey Rocks', Geotechnical Testing Journal, 37 20130163-20130163 (2014) [C1]|
|2014||Lloret-Cabot M, Wheeler SJ, Pineda JA, Sheng D, Gens A, 'Relative performance of two unsaturated soil models using different constitutive variables 1', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 51 1423-1437 (2014)|
|2014||Alonso EE, Pinyol NM, Pineda J, 'Foundation of a Gravity Dam on Layered Soft Rock: Shear Strength of Bedding Planes in Laboratory and Large ¿In Situ¿ Tests', Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 32 1439-1450 (2014)|
|2013||Kelly RB, Mayne P, Pineda JA, 'In situ and laboratory testing of soft clays', Australian Geomechanics, 48 61-72 (2013) [C1]|
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Conference (26 outputs)
|2015||Sau N, Arroyo M, Pérez N, Pineda JA, 'Using CAT to obtain density maps in Sherbrooke specimens of silty soils', Geomechanics from Micro to Macro - Proceedings of the TC105 ISSMGE International Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, IS-Cambridge 2014 (2015)|
|2014||Pineda JA, Kelly RB, McConnell A, 'Performance of an innovative direct-push piston sampler in soft clay', CPT14, Las Vegas, USA (2014)|
|2014||Sheng D, Kelly RB, Pineda JA, Bates L, 'Numerical study of rate effects in cone penetration test', CPT 14, Las Vegas, USA (2014)|
|2014||Yang C, Sheng D, Carter JP, Pineda J, Kelly R, 'From compression behavior to plastic anisotropy of reconstituted soft soils', Geotechnical Special Publication (2014)|
|2013||Pineda JA, Romero E, Tarragó D, Tauler E, Alonso EE, 'Microstructural evaluation of the water sensitivity of clayey rocks.', American Society of Civil Engineers, Viena-Austria (2013) [E2]|
|2013||Pineda JA, Kelly R, Bates L, Sheng D, Sloan S, 'Effects of pore fluid salinity on the shear strength of a soft clay', Poromechanics V - Proceedings of the 5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Vienna, Austria (2013) [E2]|
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Report (1 outputs)
|2013||Pineda JA, Sheng D, 'Subsidence: an overview of causes, risks and future developments for Coal Seam Gas production', Office of the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer (2013) [R1]|
Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||3|
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2015 (1 grants)
Mechanics of Hard Soils and Soft Rocks$782,600
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)
|Professor Daichao Sheng, Doctor Jubert Pineda, Professor Antonio Gens|
|Total Amount||Funding Start||Funding Finish|
2013 (2 grants)
Subsidence due to CSG extraction$11,896
Funding Body: NSW Trade & Investment
|Professor Daichao Sheng, Doctor Jubert Pineda|
|Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer Project||Investigator|
|Total Amount||Funding Start||Funding Finish|
Hydro-Mechanical coupling in unsaturated soils: experimental observations and constitutive modelling$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle
|Number of current supervisions||2|
|Total current UoN PhD EFTSL||0.9|
For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.
|Program||Supervisor Type||Research Title|
|2015||2019||PhD (Civil Eng)||Co-Supervisor||Experimental and Numerical Modelling of Soft Soil Testing Techniques|
|2014||2018||PhD (Civil Eng)||Principal Supervisor||Stress Path-Dependency of Soil Moduli|
Dr Jubert Pineda
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 7034|
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia