Castorina Silva Vieira

Castorina Silva Vieira
University of Porto | UP · Faculty of Engineering

PhD
Assistant Professor/ Researcher in the Research Unit CONSTRUCT - Institute of R&D in Structures and Construction

About

104
Publications
25,391
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
1,193
Citations
Citations since 2017
44 Research Items
1015 Citations
2017201820192020202120222023050100150200250
2017201820192020202120222023050100150200250
2017201820192020202120222023050100150200250
2017201820192020202120222023050100150200250
Introduction
Main research interests: Sustainable Geotechnics; Management of Construction and Demolition Waste; Construction and Demolition recycled materials; Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Structures; Soil-Geosynthetic Interaction; Seismic Behaviour of Geosynthetic Reinforced Systems
Additional affiliations
November 2000 - present
University of Porto
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

Publications

Publications (104)
Conference Paper
The assessment of the long-term performance of geosynthetics embedded in unconventional backfill materials, such as recycled construction and demolition (C&D) wastes, is of the utmost importance when considering the potential use of these alternative backfills in the construction of permanent geosynthetic-reinforced systems. In view of this, an exp...
Conference Paper
A comprehensive research programme was developed at the University of Porto (Portugal) to investigate the application of construction and demolition (C&D) recycled materials as a sustainable replacement for traditional backfills of geosynthetic-reinforced structures, with special emphasis on the long-term response of the individual materials, as we...
Article
Full-text available
The construction industry is one of the biggest sectors of economic activity in the European Union, consuming more energy and natural resources than any other industrial activity. Additionally, construction and demolition (C&D) waste is the most common waste produced throughout the European Union. A more efficient and effective use of natural resou...
Poster
Full-text available
Significant developments have been made, in the last few decades, to provide more accurate and reliable design methods for structures, infrastructures and foundations, particularly, when subjected to dynamic (mainly seismic) actions. Numerical methods have played a major role in these advances. Nevertheless, their remarkable potential should be bro...
Conference Paper
In recent years, the use of Construction and Demolition (C&D) materials as an alternative to natural aggregates in the construction of geosynthetic-reinforced structures has raised increasing attention from researchers and practitioners worldwide. While the short-term behaviour of these reinforced structures has been assessed in some recent studies...
Article
Full-text available
The construction industry is one of the most important sectors for economic and social development. However, it is responsible for more than 50% of the depletion of natural resources, for 40% of the energy consumption and construction and demolition waste (CDW) accounting for 30–60% of the total municipal solid waste generated worldwide. In this se...
Conference Paper
Geosynthetics have been widely used in geotechnical engineering practice to enhance the mechanical behaviour of permanent soil structures, such as road and railway embankments, retaining walls and steep slopes. When these reinforced systems are subjected to repeated loads, the characterisation of soil-geosynthetic interfaces under cyclic loading co...
Article
Full-text available
The revitalisation of the global economy after the Covid-19 era presents environmental geotechnics with the opportunity to reinforce the need for a change in paradigm towards a green, circular economy and to promote aggressively the use and development of sustainable technologies and management practices. This paper aims to assist in this effort by...
Article
Full-text available
The use of recycled construction and demolition (C&D) materials as an alternative backfill in the construction of geosynthetic-reinforced structures, such as embankments and retaining walls, has been pointed out as a sustainable and effective means of attenuating the environmental impacts associated with C&D waste disposal to landfill, while also r...
Article
Full-text available
The effects of the climate change that the planet has been experiencing, and the growing awareness of citizens that natural resources are finite, highlight the inevitability of making society more sustainable. Since the construction industry is responsible for a high consumption of natural resources and it simultaneously produces high volumes of wa...
Article
Full-text available
The reduction in the exploitation of non-renewable natural resources is nowadays widely recognized as a pressing need for a more sustainable society. Moreover, the increase in waste valorization and reuse of waste materials are undoubtedly important steps forward for environmental sustainability. Geotechnical design being part of typical civil engi...
Chapter
Over the last years the environmental sustainability has been demanding a progressive increase in the waste recycling in the construction industry. As regards the use of Construction and Demolition (C&D) recycled materials in geotechnical works, the valorisation is performed mainly in road construc-tion. However, the fine grain fraction of C&D recy...
Article
Full-text available
Geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures have extensively been used in recent decades due to their significant advantages over more conventional earth retaining structures, including the cost-effectiveness, reduced construction time and possibility of using locally-available lower quality soils and/or waste materials, such as recycled construction a...
Article
Full-text available
COVID-19 is proving to be an unprecedented disaster for human health, social contacts, and the economy worldwide. It is evident that the SARS-CoV-2 may spread through municipal solid waste (MSW), if collected, bagged, handled, transported, or disposed of inappropriately. Under the stress placed by the current pandemic on the sanitary performance ac...
Book
Full-text available
Compilation of papers published in Research Topic: Geosynthetics for Development of Transportation Infrastructures Citation: Dash, S. K., Vieira, C. S., eds. (2021). Geosynthetics for Development of Transportation Infrastructures. Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88966-741-3
Article
Full-text available
This work aims to study the influence of using construction and demolition waste in the replacement of coarse and fine aggregate to produce recycled aggregate concrete (RAC). A moderate compressive strength concrete made with usual fine and coarse aggregate was used as a benchmark material. Compressive and split tensile tests were performed using 1...
Article
Full-text available
Designing and building structures and infrastructures with alternative and environmentally friendly materials is, nowadays, an important step towards a more sustainable society. Recycled Construction and Demolition (C&D) materials have been considered as alternative materials in different civil engineering applications, such as unbound pavement lay...
Poster
Full-text available
Sustainability is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. Open access is supported by the authors and their institutes. An Article Processing Charge (APC) of CHF 1900 currently applies to all accepted papers. Please contact: ca...
Article
Full-text available
In recent years, environmental concerns related to the overexploitation of natural resources and the need to manage large amounts of wastes arising from construction activities have intensified the pressure on the civil engineering industry to adopt sustainable waste recycling and valorisation measures. The use of recycled construction and demoliti...
Article
Full-text available
Current environmental awareness compels all citizens to reduce the production of waste and use recycled materials. Recycled materials coming from construction and demolition (C&D) waste are progressively being used in civil engineering applications, such as base and sub-base layers of transport infrastructures and concrete production. However the f...
Article
Full-text available
In recent years, the use of construction and demolition (C&D) materials as alternative aggregates in geotechnical engineering applications, such as embankments, pavement subbase layers and geosynthetic-reinforced structures has raised increasing attention from researchers and practitioners worldwide. On the other hand, geosynthetics, particularly g...
Article
Full-text available
Geosynthetics have increasingly been used as reinforcement in permanent earth structures, such as road and railway embankments, steep slopes, retaining walls and bridge abutments. The understanding of soil-geosynthetic interaction is of primary importance for the safe design of geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures, such as those included in tran...
Article
The understanding of soil-geosynthetic interaction under cyclic loading conditions is essential for the safe design of geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures subjected to repeated loads, such as those induced by road and railway traffic and earthquakes. This paper describes a series of large-scale monotonic and multistage pullout tests carried out...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
In recent years, several studies and applications of recycled aggregates coming from Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) have been carried out, but the knowledge related to the long-term behaviour of these alternative materials is still fairly limited. The breakage of CDW particles is commonly pointed out as an issue for the use of these recycl...
Conference Paper
In recent years, environmental sustainability concerns associated with over exploitation of natural resources along with the need to manage large volumes of wastes have propelled the development and implementation of waste recycling and valorisation strategies in the construction sector. In particular, Construction and Demolition (C&D) wastes have...
Chapter
In recent years, environmental sustainability concerns associated with over exploitation of natural resources along with the need to manage large volumes of wastes have propelled the development and implementation of waste recycling and valorisation strategies in the construction sector. In particular, Construction and Demolition (C&D) wastes have...
Poster
Full-text available
Research Topic: Geosynthetics for Development of Transportation Infrastructures
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Recycling CDW is the solution for an efficient management in civil engineering works, contributing to the preservation of natural resources. Bound and unbound pavement layers are an option for the use of recycled materials. The recovery of waste produced during pavements life cycle is required due to the present demand and future foreseeable shorta...
Poster
Full-text available
The Mini-Symposium "Recent advances and challenges in geotechnical earthquake engineering" will offer an opportunity for the presentation and discussion on several geotechnical earthquake engineering issues. All those involved with computational mechanics, related to geotechnical earthquake engineering, are welcome to present their recent experienc...
Cover Page
Full-text available
Check the papers at: https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/toc/jenge/current
Poster
Full-text available
To submit an abstract or to request further details and full journal guidelines, please contact Sam Hall - sam.hall@icepublishing.com To submit an abstract online, please follow this link https://goo.gl/forms/ex2ihSN1Nq8qeoQP2
Article
The use of construction and demolition (C&D) recycled materials in the construction industry represents an important step towards a more sustainable future and, simultaneously, represents a new market opportunity to be explored. In the last years, several case studies relating to the application of C&D recycled materials have emerged, mainly, in ba...
Conference Paper
A reciclagem de Resíduos de Construção e Demolição (RCD) é reconhecida como uma solução que contribui para uma gestão eficiente destes materiais em obras de engenharia civil e para a redução da extração de recursos naturais. As camadas ligadas e não ligadas de infraestruturas de transporte são um exemplo de aplicação dos materiais provenientes de R...
Article
This paper deals with the stabilisation of the fines portion of Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) produced by a Portuguese recycling company. The recycled aggregate was analysed with and without the addition of a well-known precursor – fly ash (FA), considering different CDW/FA weight ratios. The resulting mixtures were activated with a solut...
Article
Full-text available
Alkaline activation of fly ashes is a procedure that enables an alternative binder which has been receiving much interest by several research groups particularly on the manufacturing of mortars and concretes. The properties of the materials that are developed during the alkaline activation are influenced by the curing conditions (temperature and re...
Conference Paper
Construction and demolition wastes have been increasingly used as recycled aggregates in concrete production and roadway applications. However, the fine grain portion of these recycled aggregates is usually not considered as a suitable material for such applications, and is thus landfilled. This paper presents the geotechnical and geoenvironmental...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Geosynthetic reinforced soil (GRS) retaining walls have been increasingly used as alternative to concrete gravity retaining walls. In GRS retaining walls, the concrete mass, that resist to the destabilizing forces, is replaced by a mass of soil reinforced with geogrids or other polymeric material. One of the main advantages of GRS retaining walls i...
Article
INDÚSTRIA E AMBIENTE n.º 104, Maio/Junho 2017 O uso adequado dos recursos naturais é um dos pilares fundamentais do desenvolvimento sustentável que se impõe às gerações atuais e futuras. O setor da construção civil gera grandes quantidades de resíduos resultantes das mais diversas atividades, desde a limpeza do local de implementação da obra, às so...
Article
Full-text available
Alkaline activation of fly ashes is a procedure that enables an alternative binder which has been receiving much interest by several research groups particularly on the manufacturing of mortars and concretes. The properties of the materials that are developed during the alkaline activation are influenced by the curing conditions (temperature and re...
Article
Full-text available
The dynamic frictional properties of the soil-geosynthetic interface play an important role in the design and stability analysis of geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures under repeated loadings, such as those induced by compaction, traffic and earthquakes. This paper describes a laboratory study carried out using a large-scale direct shear test d...
Article
Full-text available
The reuse of industrial waste has already become a top European priority. Among the most significant contributors to the overall industrial waste volume is the construction industry, which is responsible for 50% of the worldwide consumption of natural resources. Construction and demolition (C&D) materials have been identified by the European Commis...
Article
Full-text available
This paper presents the mechanical, chemical and environmental degradation induced by recycled Construction and Demolition Wastes (C&DW) on the short-term tensile behaviour of a nonwoven polypropylene (PP) geotextile reinforced with polyester (PET) yarns. In order to study the chemical and environmental degradation a damage trial embankment (2m x 3...
Conference Paper
Direct shear tests are typically used to estimate soil-geosynthetic interface shear strength under relatively high normal stress values. For low values of normal stress, mechanical difficulties related to the control of normal stress may affect the accuracy of results. The inclined plane test is an alternative method to evaluate interface propertie...
Conference Paper
O presente trabalho descreve um estudo experimental realizado com vista à análise da resposta ao arranque de dois geossintéticos (uma geogrelha biaxial e um geocompósito de reforço) quando confinados por um solo residual do granito. O efeito do índice de compacidade do solo (ID) foi avaliado mediante a utilização de amostras soltas (ID = 50%) e com...
Conference Paper
The interaction between soils and geosynthetics has a decisive importance in applications of these materials as reinforcement in geotechnical structures. This paper presents the results of a laboratory study involving direct shear, inclined plane and pullout tests carried out to characterise the interface between a granite residual soil, compacted...
Article
Friction properties at geotextile interfaces play an important role in the stability of geotextile encapsulated-sand systems in coastal protection. The stabilising action of the frictional force is important to oppose sliding along the contact surface and to prevent deformations, which may lead to structural failures. This paper presents a set of e...
Article
Full-text available
An approach to estimate the required strength of geosynthetics in reinforced earth structures with inclined backslope under static and seismic loading conditions is presented in this paper. The results were achieved with a developed algorithm, based on pseudo-static limit equilibrium analyses, that assumes a two-part wedge failure mechanism. Design...
Article
Construction and Demolition Wastes (C&DW) are increasingly being reused in civil engineering applications, mainly in concrete production and base layers of roadway infrastructures. However, frequently the fine grain portion of these recycled aggregates is not considered suitable for those applications being landfilled instead of recycled. Moreover,...
Article
In recent years environmental sustainability has demanded a progressive increase of waste recycling in general and waste value-added utilisation in the construction industry in particular. As regards the application of construction and demolition wastes (C&DW) in geotechnical works, it has been noticed that the use of recycled aggregates is found m...
Article
In slope stability analysis, the high degree of uncertainty associated with design parameters has led to increasing use of reliability-based approaches as a means of evaluating the combined effects of such uncertainties on the structure performance. In this study, the reliability level of geosynthetic-reinforced steep slopes designed according to E...
Article
In recent years environmental sustainability has demanded a progressive increase of waste recycling in general and waste value-added utilisation in the construction industry in particular. As regards the application of construction and demolition wastes (C&DW) in geotechnical works, it has been noticed that the use of recycled aggregates is found m...
Article
Soil-reinforcement interaction mechanism is an important issue in the design of geosynthetic reinforced soil structures. This mechanism depends on the soil properties, reinforcement characteristics and interaction between these two elements (soil and reinforcement). In this work the shear strength of sand/geotextile interfaces were characterized th...
Article
Geosynthetics, including geogrids and geotextiles, have been extensively used for stabilisation and soil reinforcement in several geotechnical structures, such as foundations, abutments, walls and slopes. In these applications, soil–geosynthetic interaction plays a determinant role. This paper describes an experimental study carried out using a lar...
Article
The proper use of natural resources is one of the fundamental pillars of sustainable development imposed on modern societies. A more effective and efficient use of natural resources, as well as the mitigation of environmental impacts induced by their extraction could be achieved if proper management and recycling policies of Construction and Demoli...
Conference Paper
Geosynthetics, including geogrids and geotextiles, have been extensively used for stabilisation and soil reinforcement in several geotechnical structures, such as foundations, abutments, walls and slopes. In these applications, soil-geosynthetic interaction plays a determinant role. This paper describes an experimental study carried out using a lar...
Article
Soil–geosynthetic interface shear strength is an essential parameter for the design and stability analysis of geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures. Economic and environmental reasons have led to increasing use of locally available residual soils with a significant percentage of fines and lower draining capacity, when compared with the traditiona...
Conference Paper
Inclined plane tests are commonly performed to study the interaction mechanism at soil-geosynthetic and geosynthetic-geosynthetic interfaces which are located over sloping surfaces and where the shearing is the relative movement most probable to occur. In this study, the interaction between a residual soil from granite and a biaxial woven geogrid i...
Conference Paper
Over the last years the environmental sustainability has been demanding a progressive increase in the waste recycling in general and in the waste valorisation in construction industry, in particular. Some stud-ies and applications of recycled construction and demolition wastes (C&DW) have been performed main-ly related to the production of aggregat...
Conference Paper
The stability analysis of geotextile encapsulated-sand systems requires input on the shear strength behaviour of its interfaces. An experimental study on the friction behavior of different geotextile interfaces under cyclic conditions is important for that purpose. This paper presents the results of a large-scale direct shear test series where geot...
Article
This paper deals with the inclined plane shear on three different geosynthetics (a geocomposite (GC), a non-woven geotextile (GTX), and an extruded geogrid (GGR)) with a residual soil from granite. Soil and geosynthetic properties, test equipment, and procedures are described. The influence of soil moisture content and geosynthetic type on soil–geo...
Article
Full-text available
This paper presents a simplified approach to estimate the resultant force, which should be provided by a retention system, for the equilibrium of unstable slopes. The results were obtained with a developed algorithm, based on limit equilibrium analyses, that assumes a two-part wedge failure mechanism. Design charts to obtain equivalent earth pressu...
Article
The paper describes monotonic and cyclic load-extension tensile tests performed on a geocomposite used as soil reinforcement material. The effects of the loading rate and cyclic loading on the geocomposite behaviour are important to improve numerical codes. This study showed that the damping ratio tends to decrease, while the stiffness tends to inc...
Conference Paper
In slope stability analysis, the high degree of uncertainty associated with the design parameters has led to increasing use of probabilistic approaches that quantify and incorporate those uncertainties in the analysis. In this study, a probabilistic stability analysis of a geogrid reinforced steep slope designed according to Eurocode 7 (EN 1997-1),...
Conference Paper
This paper describes an experimental study carried out using a large scale direct shear apparatus to evaluate the behaviour of several soil-geosynthetic interfaces. To assess the influence of soil type on soil-geosynthetic interfaces shear strength, two soils with different characteristics were employed: a clean poorly graded sand and a well graded...
Article
The paper presents results from a computer code, based on limit equilibrium analyses, able to quantify earth pressure coefficients for the internal design of geosynthetic reinforced soil structures and identify the potential failure surfaces. Failure mechanisms assuming bilinear or logarithmic spiral failure surfaces are considered. The influence o...
Article
For the design and performance analyses of geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures under repeated loading, such as those induced by compaction, traffic and earthquakes, the understanding of cyclic soil-geosynthetic interface behaviour is of great interest. Nevertheless, experimental data concerning this type of behaviour are very scarce. A laborato...
Conference Paper
For the design and stability analysis of geosynthetic reinforced soil structures, the interface shear strength between soil and geosynthetic is a key parameter. Direct shear test is an appropriate testing method to determine soil-geosynthetic interface shear strength. This study intends to compare the direct shear behaviour of three sand-geogrid in...
Article
Full-text available
Tese de doutoramento. Engenharia Civil. Faculdade de Engenharia. Universidade do Porto. 2008
Article
Full-text available
Dissertação apresentada para obtenção do grau de Mestre em Estruturas de Engenharia Civil, na Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, sob a orientação do Professor Doutor Manuel Matos Fernandes