Publications

Book

  1. Laloui, L. and Rotta Loria, A. F. (2019) Analysis and design of energy geostructures: theoretical essentials and practical application. Elsevier Academic Press. 1106 pages.

Journal papers

  1. Rotta Loria, A. F., Gunawan, A., Shi, C., Laloui, L. and Ng, C. W. W. (2015) Numerical modelling of energy piles in saturated sand subjected to thermo-mechanical loads. Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment 1(1):1-15.
  2. Rotta Loria, A. F., Di Donna, A. and Laloui, L. (2015) Numerical study on the suitability of centrifuge testing for capturing the thermal-induced mechanical behavior of energy piles. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 141(10):04015042.
  3. Batini, N., Rotta Loria, A. F., Conti, P., Testi, D., Grassi, W. and Laloui, L. (2015) Energy and geotechnical behaviour of energy piles for different design solutions. Applied Thermal Engineering 86(1):199- 213.
  4. Rotta Loria, A. F., Orellana, F., Minardi, A., Furbringer, J.-M. and Laloui, L. (2015) Predicting the axial capacity of piles in sand. Computers and Geotechnics 69(1):485-495.
  5. Di Donna, A., Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. (2016) Numerical study on the response of a group of energy piles under different combinations of thermo-mechanical loads. Computers and Geotechnics 72(1):126-142.
  6. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. (2016) The interaction factor method for energy pile groups. Computers and Geotechnics 80:121-137.
  7. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. (2017) Thermally induced group effects among energy piles. Géotechnique 67(5):374-393.
  8. Rotta Loria, A. F., Frigo, B. and Chiaia B. M. (2017) A non-linear constitutive model for capturing the mechanical behaviour of frozen ground and permafrost. Cold Regions Science and Technology 133:63-69.
  9. Rotta Loria, A. F., Vadrot, A. and Laloui, L. (2017) Effect of non-linear soil deformation on the interaction among energy piles. Computers and Geotechnics 86:9-20.
  10. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. (2017) The equivalent pier method for energy pile groups. Géotechnique 67(8):691-702.
  11. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. (2017) Displacement interaction among energy piles bearing on stiff soil strata. Computers and Geotechnics 90:144-154.
  12. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. (2017) Group action effects caused by various operating energy piles. Géotechnique. 68(9):834–841.
  13. Rotta Loria, A. F., Vadrot, A. and Laloui, L. (2018) Analysis of the vertical displacement of energy pile groups. Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment. 10.1016/j.gete.2018.04.001.
  14. Rotta Loria, A. F. (2018). Performance-based design of energy pile foundations. Journal of the Deep Foundations Institute (Young Professor Paper Competition Award: 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Anaheim, California, United States of America). 12(2):94-107.
  15. Peltier, M., Rotta Loria, A. F., Lepage L., Garin E. and Laloui, L. (2019) Numerical modelling of convection heat transfer driven by airflows. Applied Thermal Engineering. 159:113844.
  16. Cousin, B., Rotta Loria, A. F., Bourget, A., Rognon, F. and Laloui, L. (2019) Energy performance and economic feasibility of energy segmental linings for subway tunnels. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. 91:102997.
  17. Rotta Loria, A. F., Bocco, M., Garbellini, C., Muttoni, A. and Laloui, L. (2020) The role of thermal loads in the performance-based design of energy piles. Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment. 21: 100153.
  18. Rotta Loria, A. F., Catala Oltra, V. and Laloui, L. (2020) Equivalent pier analysis of full-scale piles subjected to thermal and mechanical loads. Computers and Geotechnics. 120: 103410.
  19. Zannin, J., Rotta Loria, A. F., Labjani, Q. and Laloui, L. (2020) Extension of Winkler’s solution to non-isothermal conditions for the modelling of plane energy geostructures. Computers and Geotechnics. In print.
  20. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Coulibaly, J. B. (2020) Thermally induced deformation of soils: a critical overview of phenomena, challenges and opportunities. Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment. In print.

Conference papers

  1. Rotta Loria, A. F., Frigo, B. and Chiaia, B. M. The Classical Theory of Plasticity applied to Permafrost problems. XXI Congresso Nazionale dell’Associazione Italiana di Meccanica Teorica e Applicata, AIMETA. Turin, Italy. 2013.
  2. Rotta Loria, A. F., Di Donna, A. and Laloui, L. Thermo-mechanical analysis of energy piles through numerical and centrifuge tests. XV Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, XV PCSMGE 2015. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2015.
  3. Laloui, L. and Rotta Loria, A. F. Geotechnical analysis of energy piles. 4th International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 4ICNDSMGE. Nicosia, Cyprus. 2016.
  4. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. Analysis of thermally induced mechanical interactions in energy pile groups. 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, ICEGT 2016. Kiel, Germany. 2016.
  5. Laloui, L. and Rotta Loria, A. F. Multiphysical phenomena and mechanisms involved with energy piles. 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, ICEGT 2016. Kiel, Germany. 2016.
  6. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. The role of thermally induced soil deformation on the serviceability of energy piles. 17th French-Polish Colloquium of Soil and Rock Mechanics, 17FPC. Lodz, Poland. 2016.
  7. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. Impact of thermally induced soil deformation on the serviceability of energy pile groups. International Workshop on Advances in Laboratory Testing and Modelling of Soils and Shales, ATMSS 2017. Villars, Switzerland. 2017.
  8. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. Serviceability assessment of energy pile groups through design charts. 7thGeotechnical Symposium with International Attendance, 7.G 2017. Istanbul, Turkey. 2017.
  9. Laloui, L. and Rotta Loria, A. F. Recent developments in the multiphysical analysis and design of energy piles. 7th Geotechnical Symposium with International Attendance, 7.G 2017. Istanbul, Turkey. 2017.
  10. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. Thermo-mechanical schemes for energy piles. 2nd International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics, SEG 2018. Lausanne, Switzerland. 2018.
  11. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. Application and capabilities of energy geostructures in present and future smart built environments. Innovation Day in Geotechnical Engineering, Lausanne, Switzerland. 2018.

Extended abstracts

  1. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. Numerical study on the thermo-mechanical interactions of a group of energy piles under cooling loads. 1st International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics, SEG 2015. Barcelona, Spain. 2015.
  2. Rotta Loria, A. F., Gunawan, A., Shi, C., Ng, C. W. W. and Laloui, L. The role of null point movements on the thermo-mechanical analysis of energy piles. 1st International Conference on Geoenergy and Geoenvironment, GeGe 2015. Hong Kong, China. 2015.
  3. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. Estimation of the vertical displacement of energy pile groups through interaction factor charts. 2nd International Conference on Geoenergy and Geoenvironment, GeGe 2017. Hangzhou, China. 2017.
  4. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. Interaction factor analysis of energy piles. 2nd International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics, SEG 2018. Lausanne, Switzerland. 2018.
  5. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. Equivalent pier analysis of energy piles. 2nd International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics, SEG 2018. Lausanne, Switzerland. 2018.
  6. Peltier, M., Rotta Loria, A. F., Lepage L., Garin E., Massard G., Nilipour N., Lepine J. and Laloui, L. Influence of airflow conditions and convective heat transfer coefficient on urban energy tunnels performance. 2nd International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics, SEG 2018. Lausanne, Switzerland. 2018.
  7. Cousin, B., Rotta Loria, A. F., Bourget, A., Rognon, F. and Laloui, L. Feasibility and energy performance of an energy segmental lining for a subway tunnel. 2nd International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics, SEG 2018. Lausanne, Switzerland. 2018.
  8. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. Non-isothermal interactions in energy geostructures. Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, EMI 2019. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States of America. 2019.
  9. Coulibaly, B. and Rotta Loria, A. F. Micromechanical origins of soil thermal collapse. Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, EMI 2019. Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Lyon, France. 2019

Media

  1. Laloui, L. and Rotta Loria, A. F. (2017) Energy geostructures: a powerful technology for the establishment of a low carbon built environment (in Czechoslovakian). Geotechnika. 1:3-18.
  2. Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. (2018) Application and capabilities of energy geostructures in present and future smart built environments. Innovation hub, Swiss Geotechnical Society.
  3. Peltier, M, Rotta Loria, A. F. and Laloui, L. (2018) Les géostructures énergétiques: une énergie renouvelable sous nos pieds. Traces:Géothermie, 21.

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