Jesus Pacheco Martínez

Jesus Pacheco Martínez
Autonomous University of Aguascalientes | UAA · Ingeniería Civil

BSc Civil Eng., MSc Structural Eng., PhD Geophysic

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Introduction
My research interests are about land subsidence process due to groundwater withdrawal and its effects on the constructions, mainly those effects related to ground failures generation. My research work is addressed to obtain data for mitigating and to preventing effects of ground failures using geophysical methods and numerical simulation. I am currently working in a methodology to get more reliable geomechanical properties as input for numerical simulation of the process of land subsidence.
Additional affiliations
August 2014 - July 2015
University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)
Position
  • Scholar Researcher
Description
  • Researcher on InSAR applied to study land subsidence due to groundwater extraction, and determining hydro-mechanical regional properties of aquifer systems.
January 2007 - present
Autonomous University of Aguascalientes
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • Researcher on Geosciences applied to Civil Engineering and Non Destructive Testing applied to heritage buildings assessment.
January 2007 - present
Autonomous University of Aguascalientes
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Description
  • Lecturer of undergraduate and graduate courses on civil engineering.
Education
January 2001 - December 2005
January 1998 - December 1999
Autonomous University of Queretaro
Field of study
  • Structural Engineering
January 1993 - December 1996
Autonomous University of Queretaro
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering

Publications

Publications (90)
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Sedimentary basins of arid and semiarid zones are often subject to regimes of intense ground-water withdrawal as it is normally the only source of water for development of communities. An associated phenomenon is land subsidence, which can develop to ground failures, and consequently, damage to infrastructure. Aquifer deformation can be analyzed us...
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In this work we present an application of InSAR and gravimetric surveys for risk management related to land subsidence and surface ground faulting generation. A subsidence velocity map derived from the 2007–2011 ALOS SAR imagery and a sediment thicknesses map obtained from the inversion of gravimetric data were integrated with a surface fault map t...
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In this study, the main hydromechanical characteristics of a portion of the Oriente fault, in the valley of Aguascalientes, Mexico, are analyzed and discussed. This discontinuity corresponds to a normal fault that was originated before the formation of the Aguascalientes graben. However, its recent activity and potential reactivation may be directl...
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Cities can be viewed as a source of solutions to environmental problems. The Water-Sensitive Cities (WSC) model is part of the solution when trying to transform the current negative relationship between water and cities, since it has remained at the conceptual level, without evaluating the implications of its application in cities from developing c...
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Concrete is one of the most commonly used construction materials in the world due to its versatility. There are different types of concrete according to the required mechanical responses, and these will depend on the composition of the elements. Therefore, additional elements have been developed to improve the properties and conditions of concrete....
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The main objective of this paper was to find a relation between the velocity propagation of seismic wave and the density of the historical masonry. To obtain this information, a testing program was performed to measure the velocity of the waves in samples of a laboratory of different types of masonry and in situ from structural elements of a scale...
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En Aguascalientes se localizan diversos templos católicos que constituyen un pilar en el patrimonio de la ciudad, tanto por su valor arquitectónico como por su significado cultural. El valor que estas obras tienen para sus habitantes, se engrandece al estar edificados en una zona del país donde el catolicismo ha tenido una presencia hegemónica desd...
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Aguascalientes valley, located in the central part of México, is affected for a land subsidence process triggered by groundwater withdrawal since the 1980's. Currently, the occurrence and the reactivation of surface faults and earth fissures due to differential subsidence, is the main concern for government bureaus dealing with urban planning, beca...
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Land subsidence is an anthropogenic hazard triggered by different causes, one of them is groundwater overexploitation over aquifer systems composed for granular compressible sedimentary fill. One of the effects of this phenomenon is the generation and reactivation of ground failures, becoming risk points for aquifer pollution through the fast infil...
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Land subsidence due to groundwater withdrawal has been developing in the Aguascalientes Valley since the 1980's. Even though the affected area is close to 900 km2, and the sinking velocity is up to 10 cm yr−1 in some zones, the main concern for valley inhabitants and local government is the occurrence of subsidence-related cracks and failures, whic...
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Detecting and mapping subsidence is currently supported by interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) products. However, several factors, such as band-dependent processing, noise presence, and strong subsidence limit the use of InSAR for assessing differential subsidence, which can lead to ground instability and damage to infrastructure. In t...
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In the Aguascalientes valley, middle Mexico, the demand of groundwater from the local aquifer system was suddenly increased after the late 1970s. Since then, several related problems have been occurring or become critical such as land subsidence, ground fissuring, and low-magnitude earthquakes. The most recent data of vertical deformation from PSIn...
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Este Informe presenta los trabajos —algunos en proceso y otros concluidos— del grupo de investigación de Ingeniería Estructural de Edificios Patrimoniales (IEEP) de la Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA). Uno de los criterios para incluirlos fue que estuvieran orientados a diagnosticar la salud estructural de templos católicos del Centro H...
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The Acambay Graben is a ∼70 km long E–W seismically active structure located within the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt (TMVB). Quaternary volcanism has contributed to shaping the graben morphology and reported hydrothermal activity suggests the existence of potential geothermal reservoirs. Our work aims at providing information about the unstudied sub...
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The investigation involves a temporal and spatial analysis to characterize recharge in the Aguascalientes valley in central Mexico. The results are based on a two-part methodological strategy using a geospatial and numerical analysis. Results from the geospatial analysis are based on the analytical hierarchical process (AHP) method, which involves...
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Fresh water is one of the natural resources needed for supply of urban, industrial and agricultural development; and its scarcity could be critical for urban growth. In the last decades, ground water exploitation has had a great negative impact in arid and semi-arid areas around the world, where groundwater is the only source for fresh water and th...
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The necessity of conserving and preserving the heritage is nowadays a developing study line for several researchers. From a civil engineering perspective, one of the most important issues for the conservation of historical buildings is to ensure the structural stability. For this purpose, it is necessary to determine the mechanical properties of th...
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A new cement-based material is presented in this research contribution. The material consists in a fibre-reinforced self-compacting concrete with 100% of mixed recycled aggregate. Six different mixes were produced in two different conditions: (1) in a concrete plant in order to verify the adaptability of the existing equipment to produce and pour t...
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High porosity volcanic tuffs were used to elaborate the masonry of the walls of the Cathedral of Aguascalientes City, at central México. At present, masonry stones show evidences of deterioration, mainly in the lower part of the walls outside the building due to a raising moisture effect and environmental pollution which are causing damages such as...
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Rincón de Parangueo is a Quaternary maar that has been recently desiccated. The crater was partially occupied by a soda lake, and near the shoreline microbialites have formed. Evaporites (mainly trona and halite) precipitated as the water level dropped. Active subsidence of the lake floor (c. 24 m since 1980) produced countless structures close to...
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The Basilica Cathedral of " Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion " is the principal catholic building in the city of Aguascalientes and one of the most emblematic. It was built through the period of 1704-1738, in sober Solomonic Baroque style. Presently, it shows signs of deterioration and instability in some elements, principally in the outer walls of th...
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RESUMEN El Museo de la Insurgencia, declarado edificio histórico y patrimonial y localizado en Pabellón de Hidalgo, estado de Aguascalientes, México central, está siendo severamente dañado por una falla superficial activa. Para este trabajo se implementó una metodología sencilla para monitorear y cuantificar los desplazamientos derivados de la fall...
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Ground subsidence has affected Mexico City for over a century, as a result of its large urban expansion and aggressive groundwater extraction rates. The continuous subsidence results in severe damage to urban infrastructure and civil structures. This work is aimed towards a better recognition of subsidence as a major hazard in Mexico, assess the nu...
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Surface failures have been observed in the valley of Aguascalientes since the early 1980's. Although, groundwater pumping began in the early 1950's but became intensive until the late 1970's, when many of the surface failures appeared. For this reason, surface deformation (surface failures and land subsidence) has been associated to groundwater wit...
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Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) has become a valuable tool for surface deformation monitoring, including land subsidence associated with groundwater extraction. Another useful tools for studying Earth's surface processes are geophysical methods such as Gravimetry. In this work we present the application of InSAR analysis and gravim...
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In this study we investigate different aspects of land subsidence and ground failures occurring in the west portion of Chapala lake basin. Currently, surface discontinuities seem to be associated with subsiding bowls. In an effort to understand some of the conditioning factors to surface deformation, two sounding cores from the upper sequence (11 m...
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Land subsidence due to ground water withdrawal is a problem in many places around the world (Poland, 1984). This causes differential ground settlements that affect masonry structures, because these structural materials do not exhibit an adequate performance beyond a certain level of angular distortion. This work presents the experimental and numeri...
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El fallamiento del terreno debido a la subsidencia asociada a la extracción de agua subterránea ha causado daños en la infraestructura urbana y las construcciones en muchas ciudades como Celaya, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, etc. Tan solo en Aguascalientes se reportaron 1438 edificios dañados como consecuencia de la subsidencia del terreno (Pacheco e...
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El fallamiento del terreno debido a la subsidencia asociada a la extracción de agua subterránea ha causado daños en la infraestructura urbana y las construcciones en muchas ciudades como Celaya, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, etc. Tan solo en Aguascalientes se reportaron 1438 edificios dañados como consecuencia de la subsidencia del terreno (Pacheco e...
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En Aguascalientes, México el fenómeno de subsidencia comenzó a observarse en la década de los 80s cuando varios edificios, carreteras y otro tipo de infraestructura empezaron a sufrir daños en su estructura. Actualmente, se reportan 1820 edificios dañados como consecuencia de la subsidencia del terreno en el Valle de Aguascalientes, de los cuales 1...
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On the construction field it exists as a vestiges, historical constructions that includes a wide diversity of architectural and archaeological monuments. Such heritage is considered essential in the cultural life of the societies because, besides their significantly contribution to the economy, for its historical importance due by all their intrins...
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This report presents the results of a study on the performance of thin-walled cold-formed steel wall frames with different sheathing systems affected by angular distortions simulating ground differential settlements due to land subsidence. The wall frames are sheathed with different systems: expanded polystyrene, OSB, calcium silicate and gypsum bo...
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Como parte de las actividades de la investigación titulada: “Desarrollo y adaptación de técnicas de caracterización física de sistemas constructivos en edificios patrimoniales con métodos no destructivos para la conservación del patrimonio histórico” llevada a cabo en el dcaa en la etapa de la documentación geométrica e inspección visual de los sis...
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El patrimonio edificado en México incluye una amplia gama de construcciones de distinta índole que toman importancia por ser un legado cultural que requiere ser preservado para futuras generaciones. Existen distintos factores que han provocado que exista daño en estas construcciones: intemperismo, eventos naturales, campañas de mantenimiento y acci...
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RESUMEN En la actualidad, el diseño de naves industriales construidas dentro del país, están basadas en los términos del diseño del manual de obras civiles de la Comisión Federal de Electricidad [LÓPEZ LÓPEZ, 2008], no obstante se debe de utilizar una metodología extensa y compleja para poder llevar a cabo un análisis y diseño en la elaboración de...
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El graben de Acambay se encuentra situado en la zona central del cinturón volcánico transmexicano. Esta estructura tiene una orientación EW, limitada al sur por las fallas Pastores y Venta de Bravo y al norte por las fallas de Acambay–Tixmadeje y Epitacio Huerta. Su extensión aproximada es de unos 80 km por 15 km de ancho y contiene varios aparatos...
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Rincón de Parangueo (RP), together with other three nearby maar crater-lakes, was gradually desiccated in the second half of last century, as a consequence of overdraft in the regional Valle de Santiago-Salamanca aquifer (Aranda-Gómez et al., 2013). Overdrafting has caused land subsidence and development of faults both inside the RP maar and in nea...
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Knowledge about maar-diatreme systems is usually based on surface observations on either the volcanic (maar) or on (the partially exposed by erosion) subvolcanic part of the system (diatreme). The morphology of the maar craters, often bounded by steep scarps excavated in the country rock, as well as the sedimentological features and lithological va...
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The Parangueo crater-lake was a small perennial, alkaline lake located inside of a maar in Guanajuato state, central Mexico. Together with other three nearby maar crater-lakes, Parangueo was gradually desiccated in the second half of last century, as a consequence of rapid drawdown in the regional Valle de Santiago-Salamanca aquifer (Aranda-Gómez e...
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We show in this poster a 1.1,000 scale geologic map of Rincón de Parangueo (RP) as a visual complement of the data discussed in two other works (Aranda-Gómez et al. and Espino del Castillo et al., this volume) presented in this 5 th International Maar Conference. Additional information about RP can be found in Aranda-Gómez et al. (2009, 2013) and i...
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Modelación numérica de la catedral de Aguascalientes y caracterizacíon de sus sistemas constructivos.
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El fenómeno de subsidencia ha sido documentado desde principios de siglo pasado en países como Estados Unidos, Japón, Italia, China y México, entre otros, Pacheco, Ortiz, Zermeño y Mendoza (2011). Según lo indicado por Rodríguez y Rodríguez (2006) se estima que del 60 al 65 % del total del agua que se consume en el país proviene de acuíferos subter...
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El fenómeno de subsidencia ha sido documentado desde principios de siglo pasado en países como Estados Unidos, Japón, Italia, China y México, entre otros, Pacheco, Ortiz, Zermeño y Mendoza (2011). Según lo indicado por Rodríguez y Rodríguez (2006) se estima que del 60 al 65 % del total del agua que se consume en el país proviene de acuíferos subter...
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Built between the years 1895-1908, the Temple of San Antonio is a monument and masterpiece cataloged like historical construction. It is known not only for his religious im-portance, also for his architectural, symbolic, and historical significance. Given the cultural significance of the building for the city of Aguascalientes, is priority their pr...
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Vertical deformation was measured at 14 benchmarks within the urban area of Jocotepec Mexico using first-order leveling methods and then spatially analyzed in relation to land subsidence and soil discontinuity patterns. The study area is located within the western portion of the Chapala basin, middle-west Mexico. Observations of vertical surficial...
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This paper presents the results about the mechanical characterization of steel and polypropylene fiber reinforced concrete to be used in industrial ground floor slabs, assessing parameters such as compressive strength, modulus of elasticity, compressive toughness, flexural strength, flexural toughness, flexural residual strength and fracture energy...
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El templo de San Antonio ubicado en la ciudad de Aguascalientes, Ags. México, es reconocido no solo por su importancia religiosa, sino también por su relevancia arquitectónica, simbólica e histórica; además de estar catalogado por el INAH como monumento histórico de propiedad federal. Dada la importancia cultural del inmueble para la ciudad de Agua...
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Vertical deformation was measured at 14 benchmarks within the urban area of Jocotepec Mexico using first-order leveling methods and then spatially analyzed in relation to land subsidence and soil discontinuity patterns. The study area is located within the western portion of the Chapala basin, middle-west Mexico. Observations of vertical surficial...
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En 1993 se realizó un estudio del problema de subsidencia que afecta a la ciudad de Aguascalientes Ags., el cual incluyó el análisis de la sismicidad registrada de 1988 a 1994 en la estación sismológica AGX del Servicio Sismológico Nacional (SSN) ubicada en la misma ciudad, dicho estudio identificó 18 sismos locales. Como parte del mismo estudio se...
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Se presentan y analizan los resultados de monitorización de subsidencia al oeste de la cuenca de Chapala, así como su relación con las fracturas observadas. Se monitorizó subsidencia durante ocho meses, empezando en abril y terminando en noviembre de 2012, se encontró un cono de subsidencia máximo de 7.16 cm en el centro de la zona urbana de Jocote...