L'estudi de materials d'enginyeria a distintes escales d'observació, des de nano fins a macro, amb èmfasi en els seus aspectes de comportament mecànic, difusiu, processos de deteriorament i durabilitat i acoblament entre ells, fent servir tècniques numèriques i experimentals, així com els fonaments i desenvolupaments teòrics corresponents.

http://futur.upc.edu/MECMAT

The study of engineering materials on various scales of observation, from nano to macro, with an emphasis on their mechanical behaviour, diffusion, deterioration, durability and coupled processes, using numerical and experimental techniques, as well as the corresponding groundwork and theoretical study.

http://futur.upc.edu/MECMAT

Recent Submissions

  • LCA of recycled and conventional concretes designed using the Equivalent Mortar Volume and classic methods 

    Jiménez Fernández, Cristian Gonzalo; Barra Bizinotto, Marilda; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Valls del Barrio, Susanna (2015-06)
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    The objective of this investigation is to environmentally evaluate three concrete design methods through a Life Cycle Assessment using the methodology of the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), from Leiden University, ...
  • Environmental and geometric optimisation of cylindrical drinking water storage tanks 

    Sanjuan-Delmás, David; Hernando Canovas, Elena; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2015-12)
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    Purpose: Urban water cycle construction processes are an important element to consider when assessing the sustainability of urban areas. The present study focuses on a structural and environmental analysis of cylindrical ...
  • Integrated structural analysis and life cycle assessment of equivalent trench-pipe systems for sewerage 

    Petit Boix, Anna; Roigé Montornés, Núria; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2016-02)
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    The demand for sanitation infrastructures is increasing due to a rise in the urban population. To meet the need for wastewater collection, the construction of sewer networks must comply with a series of technical parameters ...
  • Bi-layer diaphragm walls: structural and sectional analysis 

    Segura Castillo, Luis; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2016-05)
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    The bi-layer diaphragm wall, a new slurry wall type designed to cope with the problem of watertightness is studied in this paper. These walls consist of two bonded concrete layers, the first, a conventional Reinforced ...
  • Agrourban sustainability through rooftop greenhouses. Ecoinnovation on residual flows of energy, water and CO2 for food production 

    Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Llorach Massana, Pere; Sanjuan-Delmás, David; Sanyé Mengual, Esther; Nadal, Ana; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Planas Rodríguez, Carla; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Montero Camacho, Juan Ignacio; Muñoz, Pere; Oliver Solà, Jordi; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Villalba Mendez, Gara; Rovira, Maria Rosa (2014)
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  • Patterns of cracking in soils due to drying and wetting cycles 

    Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Cordero Arias, Josbel Andreina; Cuadrado Cabello, Agustín; Prat Catalán, Pere (CRC Press, 2014)
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    There is a well reported evidence of cracking in clayey or silty soils when drying. Shrinkage in the soil mass and also boundary conditions generate a nonhomogeneous stress state locally producing tensile stresses and ...
  • Cracking behaviour of silty clay soil under drying-wetting cycles 

    Cordero Arias, Josbel Andreina; Prat Catalán, Pere; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Cuadrado Cabello, Agustín (Librairie Ifsttar, 2015)
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    This paper presents the results and analysis of cracking tests carried on samples of silty clay which were subjected to a drying-wetting-drying cycle to study the effect of cyclic change of moisture on the cracking behaviour. ...
  • Structural diagnosis of a concrete dam with cracking and high non-recoverable displacements 

    Campos, André; López Garello, Carlos María; Blanco Álvarez, Ana; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2016-02)
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    Expansions in concrete dams may be caused by chemical or physical sources; however in certain occasions the evidences observed in the dam may not be attributed to a single cause. Mequinenza is an example of a concrete dam ...
  • Free expansion tests for ASR at the level of a single aggregate-matrix interface: experimental results and numerical modelling 

    Liaudat, Joaquín; López Garello, Carlos María; Carol, Ignacio (Springer, 2015)
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    As part of an on-going research project, a model being developed to simulate ASR in concrete is described. The formulation consists of the three main diffusion/reaction field equations for the concentrations of Alkali, ...
  • Análisis mesomecánico del hormigón bajo cargas que generan cambios de dirección de fisuración 

    Puiggrós Parayre, Luis Javier; López Garello, Carlos María; Rodríguez, Mariana; Carol, Ignacio (2015)
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    Para contrastar y comparar el comportamiento de modelos constitutivos del hormigón que tienen en cuenta la anisotropía inducida por fisuración y daño, con frecuencia se ha empleado un test teórico en el cual se impone un ...

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