Miguel Cano

Miguel Cano
University of Alicante | UA · Departamento de Ingeniería Civil

Ph. D.

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Additional affiliations
November 2008 - present
University of Alicante
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
January 2009 - November 2013
University of Alicante
Field of study
  • Geological Engineering
September 1997 - July 2003
University of Alicante
Field of study
  • Geological Engineering (Bachelor + Master)
September 1985 - March 1989
Universitat Politècnica de València
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering

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Publications (149)
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An accurate evaluation of the shear strength of discontinuities is frequently a key aspect for determining the safety of mining and civil engineering works and for solving instability issues at rock mass scale. This is usually done by using empirical shear strength criteria in which the basic friction angle (φ b ) is a relevant input parameter. Til...
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Las líneas ferroviarias pueden verse afectadas por procesos de origen geológico o geotécnico (e.g. movimientos de ladera o asien-tos). Estos procesos se manifiestan en la superficie del terreno a través de deformaciones que pueden a su vez afectar a las infra-estructuras suprayacentes y al funcionamiento normal del servicio. La identificación de es...
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Las líneas ferroviarias pueden verse afectadas por procesos de origen geológico o geotécnico (e.g. movimientos de ladera o asien-tos). Estos procesos se manifiestan en la superficie del terreno a través de deformaciones que pueden a su vez afectar a las infra-estructuras suprayacentes y al funcionamiento normal del servicio. La identificación de es...
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Many bridges and other structures worldwide present a lack of maintenance or a need for reha-bilitation. The first step in the rehabilitation process is to perform a bridge inspection to know the bridge′s current state. Routine bridge inspections are usually based only on visual recognition. In this paper, a methodology for bridge inspections in co...
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Sediment budgets and morphological channel adjustments are closely related to changes in stream power. In ephemeral channels, whose geomorphic response depends on the magnitude and frequency of hydrological events isolated in time, such relationships are often difficult to establish. This study sought to quantitatively relate morphological adjustme...
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A thorough knowledge of the variations of mechanical properties of rock materials with their water content is essential for evaluating the structural behaviour and durability of stone constructions exposed to different moist environments during their lifetime and for solving a broad range of rock mechanics issues. In this study, the effect of degre...
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Characterisation of a rock mass requires data from the intact rock along with the discontinuities. Assuming that the discontinuities are planar, its characterisation requires its number and orientation. This leads to the analysis of the normal spacing, the persistence and the roughness, among others. The geometrical analysis of the surface enables...
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The basic friction angle of rock joints is usually obtained from tilt tests, being the most common the laboratory tilt tests. This test has been standardized according to the ISRM. However, most of the times when calculating the shear strength of discontinuities, reference tables are used to obtain the basic friction value for the lithology under s...
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This work discusses the results from a set of physical and mechanical test conducted on 46 cubic samples of a granite from the north of Portugal widely used in local granite-built UNESCO World Heritage, heated in a furnace at temperatures ranging from 105 to 700º C and cooled under different conditions. Then, the obtained results are compared with...
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The preparation of standardized samples of soft rocks for the development of uniaxial compressive strength (UCS) test is usually difficult, expensive and time-consuming. Needle penetration test (NPT) was originally developed in Japan as an alternative for the indirect estimation of uniaxial compressive strength of soft rocks. The needle penetromete...
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Previous studies have evaluated the water-weakening effect of rock materials after immersion in water during different periods of time. However, the water transference between the environment and the building stones frequently occurs in vapour form when changes in the relative humidity of the air involve little variations in moisture content of sto...
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Stream power represents the rate of energy expenditure along a stream reach and can be calculated using topographic data acquired via structure-from-motion (SfM) photogrammetry and terrestrial laser scanning (TLS). This study sought to quantitatively relate morphological adjustments in the Azohía Rambla, a gravel-bed ephemeral stream in southeaster...
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Several studies have found that water can cause substantial reductions of mechanical properties of building stones such as unconfined compressive strength, tangent Young’s modulus or tensile strength. However, the influence of water content on shear strength parameters, triaxial compressive strength and modulus of elasticity under different confini...
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p>In this work, a methodology proposed for the semiautomatic identification of discontinuities and the later kinematic and stability analyses is described through its application to a rocky railway line cutting. Image acquisition has been performed using a six-rotors unmanned aerial vehicle for their subsequent photogrammetric restitution by means...
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La construcción de muros de sótano mediante bataches es una técnica ampliamente empleada en muchos países, sin embargo, no existe normativa que la regule, ni estudios científicos que avalen su uso. Con el fin de aumentar la productividad, la tendencia en la ejecución de este tipo de construcciones es realizar las excavaciones parciales con las máxi...
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The preparation of standardized soft rock specimens to perform unconfined compressive strength (UCS) tests is typically difficult, expensive and time-consuming. Needle penetration test (NPT) was originally developed in Japan as an alternative for the indirect estimation of UCS of soft rocks. The needle penetrometer is a simple, portable and non-des...
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Se presenta la experiencia educativa empleando Kahhot! como instrumento dinamizador en el Grado de Ingeniería Civil de la UA. Esta titulación se caracteriza por la tendencia hacia una enseñanza tradicional, mediante lecciones magistrales y exámenes finales. El contexto es un grupo de 58 estudiantes de primer curso durante el segundo semestre del cu...
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Las visitas a obra y salidas de campo son habituales en las asignaturas del área de Ingeniería del Terreno del Grado en Ingeniería Civil y del Máster Universitario en Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de la Universidad de Alicante. Esta actividad complementaria se ha considerado fundamental para que los estudiantes tuvieran un primer contact...
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Earth fissures are pervasive cracks that develop on valley floors as a consequence of land subsidence associated with extensive groundwater withdrawal. To capture geometrical, geological and geotechnical information of ground fissures is of paramount importance for their characterization. Recent advances in remote sensing techniques and the accessi...
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Stone construction elements are frequently in moist environments or in direct contact with water. Design and test standards have traditionally ignored the water impact on rock materials. However, several studies have shown that moisture can cause drastic strength reductions and deformability increase in some sedimentary rocks. For that reason, the...
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En este trabajo se describe una metodología propuesta para la identificación semiautomática de discontinuidades y el posterior análisis cinemático y de estabilidad a través de su aplicación a una trinchera excavada en roca de una línea de ferrocarril. La adquisición de imágenes se ha llevado a cabo mediante un Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS...
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The natural stone industry is one of the most important industries in southeast Spain. Due to this industrial activity, about 500 000 tonnes of inert materials are generated every year from cutting and polishing natural stones. Although this industrial waste is a non-polluting material, put it in a landfill presents a strong environmental impact in...
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Bridge construction on areas affected by landslides is a challenge, as deep foundations do not guarantee the success of the performed design. In such cases, it is important to identify the area affected by the instability and the depth of the sliding surface. In this case study, a 80 m reinforced concrete long bridge with three intermediate piers s...
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Geologists and engineers traditionally characterise rock slopes through laboratory tests and data captured during fieldwork and further cabinet work. They find, however, difficulties in capturing data in terms of safety, objectiveness and reliability. However, the continuous improvement of remote sensing techniques is changing the rock slope stabil...
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The integration of data from different sources can be very helpful in understanding the mechanism, the geometry, the kinematic, and the area affected by complex instabilities, especially when the available geotechnical information is limited. In this work, the suitability of different techniques for the study of a deep-seated landslide affecting a...
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This work describes a new procedure aimed to semi-automatically identify clusters of active persistent scatterers and preliminarily associate them with different potential types of deformational processes over wide areas. This procedure consists of three main modules: (i) ADAfinder, aimed at the detection of Active Deformation Areas (ADA) using Per...
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En esta red se ha desarrollado una experiencia educativa consistente en la implantación del aprendizaje basado en proyectos en la asignatura de segundo curso del Máster Universitario en Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos. La asignatura seleccionada se adecua perfectamente al propósito de esta experiencia, pues se trata de una asignatura tecno...
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En otros trabajos de investigación se ha constatado que el abandono paulatino de una asignatura deriva en malos resultados académicos. Esta investigación propugna que dicho abandono se materializa inicialmente en la no asistencia a las actividades sin presencialidad obligatoria. Por dicha razón, el objetivo fundamental de este trabajo es determinar...
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La asignatura Geotecnia de Obras Lineales, de segundo curso del Máster en Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, presenta un alumnado muy maduro, donde éstos aplican una gran variedad de conocimientos geotécnicos adquiridos en asignaturas del área de Ingeniería del Terreno cursadas previamente. Es por ello por lo que se ha considerado una asigna...
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En trabajos previos, elaborados por este grupo de investigación, se ha constatado que el abandono paulatino de una asignatura deriva habitualmente en malos resultados académicos. La tesis aquí planteada mantiene que dicho abandono se materializa inicialmente en la no asistencia a las actividades sin presencialidad obligatoria. Por ello, el principa...
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Naked eye rock recognition is an essential activity for professionals and students of geosciences, architecture and engineering. Through a hand holding rock specimen, it is usually required not only to identify the type of rock but recognize their texture and understand its expected properties mechanical and petrophysical properties. Although a wid...
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Libreto Geolodía Alicante 2019: Busot
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Geomechanics classifications are used to perform a preliminary assessment of rock slope stability for different purposes in civil and mining engineering. Among all existing rock mass classifications, slope mass rating (SMR) is one of the most commonly used for slopes. Although SMR is a geomechanics classification applied worldwide, often some misap...
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This work describes a procedure developed in the framework of the EU project “Multi-scale observation and monitoring of railway infrastructure threats” (MOMIT, 2018) to semi-automatically identify clusters of persistent scatterers and preliminarily associate them to different potential types of geological-geotechnical hazards affecting infrastructu...
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Technological progress in remote sensing has enabled digital representation of terrain through new techniques (e.g. digital photogrammetry) and instruments (e.g. 3D laser scanners). However, the use of old aerial images remains important in geosciences to reconstruct past landforms and detect long-term topographic changes. Administrations have rece...
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Colección de ejercicio de geotecnia y cimientos relativos a la resistencia al corte de los suelos
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Colección de ejercicio de geotecnia y cimientos relativos a la elasticidad de los suelos
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Colección de ejercicio de geotecnia y cimientos relativos a la consolidación de los suelos
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Colección de ejercicios de geotecnia y cimientos relativos al flujo en medios porosos
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Colección de ejercicio de geotecnia y cimientos relativos a propiedades elementales de los suelos
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The natural stone industry generates large amounts of industrial waste every year. Limestone powder produced by the activity of this industry is dumped into landfills, generating an environmental impact that could be reduced by using this waste as a binder in building materials. In the present work, the use of this by-product as an addition for soi...
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In recent years, there was an increasing number of studies focusing on rockfalls due to their impacts on social and sustainable development. This work carries out a three-dimensional (3D) simulation of rockfalls at a cultural heritage site nearby the village of Cortes de Pallás (Valencian Community, East Spain). The simulation is based on data coll...
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English: Liquefaction is an effect for which a saturated soil suffers a severe loss of shear strength due to an increase of pore-water pressure. This effect, which generally affects loose granular soils, is usually produced by cyclic loading such as that the induced by earthquakes. In Spain, three different national standards plus Eurocode can curr...
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Finding new ways to quantify discontinuity persistence values in rock masses in an automatic or semi-automatic manner is a considerable challenge, as an alternative to the use of traditional methods based on measuring patches or traces with tapes. Remote sensing techniques potentially provide new ways of analysing visible data from the rock mass. T...
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En las titulaciones técnicas, como los grados y máster en ingeniería, las asignaturas más complejas suelen contener cálculos y diseños que consumen mucho tiempo en las sesiones dedicadas a la resolución de problemas. En particular nos referimos a las asignaturas de construcción, ingeniería hidrológica y geotecnia, donde los temarios son extensos y...
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Asignaturas tales como la Mecánica del Suelo y las Rocas del grado en Ingeniería Civil de la Universidad de Alicante, presentan una importante carga experimental en su programación. Estas actividades prácticas son esenciales para la comprensión de los contenidos fuertemente conceptuales que se van introduciendo. El objetivo fundamental de esta inve...
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Asignaturas tales como la Mecánica del Suelo y las Rocas del grado en Ingeniería Civil de la Universidad de Alicante, presentan una importante carga experimental en su programación. Estas actividades prácticas son esenciales para la comprensión de los contenidos fuertemente conceptuales que se van introduciendo. El objetivo fundamental de esta inve...
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Los estudiantes del grado en Ingeniería Civil deben adquirir una serie de competencias y habilidades a lo largo del estudio de las diferentes asignaturas de la titulación. En la asignatura Geotecnia de Obras Hidráulicas, optativa de cuarto curso, el alumno debe aplicar los conceptos estudiados en cursos anteriores en las asignaturas del Área de Ing...
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El presente trabajo plantea la identificación de los factores a mejorar en la evaluación del alumnado de la Enseñanza Superior mediante la evaluación desde la perspectiva el propio alumnado. Para ello, se diseñó una encuesta que los alumnos de tres asignaturas del Grado de Ingeniería Civil y del Máster de Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos re...
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Libreto del Geolodía de Alicante 2018. Crevillente
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The continuous improvement of the remote sensing techniques is having a considerable impact on the characterization and monitoring of rock slopes. Rock slope characterization can be conducted by analysing the coordinates of the points or the mesh derived from point clouds. Previous works on rock slope characterization using 3D point clouds have foc...
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The continuous improvement of remote sensing techniques is having a considerable impact on the characterization and monitoring of rock slopes. Rock slope characterization can be conducted by analysing the coordinates of the points or the mesh derived from point clouds. Previous works on rock slope characterization using 3D point clouds have focused...
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Landslides can affect road infrastructures such as bridges, causing damages to its structures and, in some severe cases, the collapse of the whole or a part of the structure. In this work, a landslide-induced damage to a road bridge is presented. This bridge, which provides access to an industrial area in Alcoy (Spain), was built using precast beam...