Dr.-Ing. Andres Alfonso Pena Olarte
research associate

 

Institute in Munich-Pasing: Room 215
Telephone: 089 / 289 - 27135
Fax: 089 / 289 - 27189

 

e-mail: andres.pena@tum.de

Research

  • Conception and realisation of research projects in the fields of:
    • Soil and rock mechanics
    • Numerical modelling
    • Tailings

Geotechnical monitoring and consulting of construction projects

  • Construction projects
    • Transport projects: Highways, waterways.
    • Foundations: Bridges, high-rise buildings, buildings in general.
    • Deep excavations.
    • Subsoil improvement-slope stability, landslide remediation.
  • Oil & Gas Industry
    • Drilling geomechanics
    • Seismic geomechanics
    • Geomechanics for unconventionals
    • Coupled reservoir geomechanics

Teaching

  • Lectures
    • Advanced constitutive laws and finite element modelling in geotechnics
  • Supervision of student research projects (Master, PhD) and student assistants

 

Publications

2022

  • Witty, Andreas; Pena Olarte, Andres; Cudmani, Roberto: Probabilistische Baugrundmodellierung für BIM unter Berücksichtigung der Unsicherheiten im Baugrundaufbau und den Bodeneigenschaften – Konzept und Beispiele. 13. Kolloquium Bauen in Boden und Fels - Februar 2022, 2022, 51 - 59 more…

2021

  • Chen, Weixian; Peña Olarte, Andrés Alfonso; Cudmani, Roberto: Modelling the monotonic and cyclic behaviour of sands using Artificial Neural Networks. EPJ Web of Conferences 249, 2021, 11015 more…
  • Kidane, Mussie; Peña Olarte, Andrés Alfonso; Cudmani, Roberto: Coupled DEM-FDM simulation of cone penetration tests in coarse grained soils. EPJ Web of Conferences 249, 2021, 11012 more…
  • Zeng, Li; Peña Olarte, Andres Alfonso; Cudmani, Roberto: Music of grain crushing with the Discrete Element Method. EPJ Web of Conferences 249, 2021, 07009 more…

2014

  • Rodriguez-Herrera, A.; Telles, I.; Minton, J.; Pena-Olarte, A.; Koutsabeloulis, N.: Attributes for Drilling Stability using Seismic-Driven Geomechanical Models: An Example from Gulf of Mexico. EAGE Workshop on Geomechanics in the Oil and Gas Industry, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, 2014 more…

2012

  • Pena, A.; Kluge, K; Cudmani, R.: Versagen und Sanierung eines Straßendammes auf Quick Clay bei der E 18, Norwegen. Proceedings: 8. Kolloquium „Bauen in Boden und Fels“, Technische Akademie Esslingen , 2012 more…

2010

  • Cudmani, R., Slominski, C., Pena, A., Schwab, C.: Geotechnische Herausforderungen bei der Planung und Herstellung der Gründung der Central Bank of Nigeria, Lagos. Proceedings: 8. Kolloquium „Bauen in Boden und Fels“, Technische Akademie Esslingen , 2010 more…

2009

  • Peña, Andrés A.; Lind, Pedro G.; McNamara, Sean; Herrmann, Hans J.: Geometrical derivation of frictional forces for granular media under slow shearing. Acta Mechanica 205 (1-4), 2009, 171-183 more…
  • Peña, Andrés A.; McNamara, Sean; Lind, Pedro G.; Herrmann, Hans J.: Avalanches in anisotropic sheared granular media. Granular Matter 11 (4), 2009, 243-252 more…

2008

  • Peña Olarte, Andrés Alfonso: Influence of Particle Shape on the Global Mechanical Response of Granular Packings: Micromechanical Investigation of the Critical State in Soil Mechanics. Mitteilung des Instituts für Geotechnik ;59. Inst. für Geotechnik, 2008 more…
  • Peña, A. A.; Lizcano, A.; Alonso-Marroquin, F.; Herrmann, H. J.: Biaxial test simulations using a packing of polygonal particles. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics 32 (2), 2008, 143-160 more…
  • Peña, Andrés A.; Lind, Pedro G.; Herrmann, Hans J.: Modeling slow deformation of polygonal particles using DEM. Particuology 6 (6), 2008, 506-514 more…

2007

  • Alonso-Marroquín, F.; Peña, A. A.; Herrmann, Hans Jürgen; Mora, P.: Discrete Element Methods ( DEM ) 2007 Conference. Brisbane, Australia, 2007, 2007 more…
  • Peña, A. A.; García-Rojo, R.; Herrmann, H. J.: Influence of particle shape on sheared dense granular media. Granular Matter 9 (3-4), 2007, 279-291 more…

2005

  • García-Rojo, R. ; McNamara, S. ; Peña, A.A. ; Herrmann, H. J.: Sliding and localization in a biaxial test of granular material. In: Powders and Grains 2005, Two Volume Set. CRC Press, 2005, pp 791-795 more…
  • Peña, A.A. ; Herrmann, H.J. ; Lizcano, A. ; Alonso-Marroquín, F.: Investigation of the asymptotic states of granular materials using a discrete model of anisotropic particles. In: Powders and Grains 2005, Two Volume Set. CRC Press (1st Edition. edn.), 2005, pp 697-700 more…

2004

  • Peña, A.A. ; Lizcano, A.: Simulación Numérica del Comportamiento esfuerzo-Deformación de Medios Granulares no Cohesivos usando elementos discretos en 2D. In: Lizcano, Montero (Ed.): Memorias del X Congreso Colombiano de Geotecnia, Paipa, Colombia, 2004. , 2004 more…