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  • Multi-Criteria Decision Making in the sustainability assessment of sewerage pipe systems 

    Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2016-01)
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    This paper focuses on the sustainability analysis of different constituent materials for sewerage pipes by using a specific multi - criteria decision making (MCDM) method based on the value analysis and the multi-attribute ...
  • Sustainability assessment of earth retaining wall structures: preliminary model and simplified application 

    García Adroguer, Eduard; Puig Damians, Ivan; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Bathurst, Richard (2015)
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    Earth retaining wall (RW) structures have been used for centuries but new technologies and innovations in materials continue to emerge. While different wall types can perform the same function, a rigorous sustainability ...
  • Equivalent interface properties to model soil-facing interactions with zero-thickness and continuum element methodologies 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Yu, Yan; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Bathurst, Richard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (IOS Press, 2015)
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    Soil-facing mechanical interactions play an important role in the behavior of earth retaining walls. Generally, numerical analysis of earth retaining structures requires the use of interface elements between dissimilar ...
  • Agricultura urbana en el marc d'un urbanisme sostenible 

    Nadal, Ana; Cerón, Ileana; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Sanyé-Mengual, E. (2015-05)
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  • Environmental and economic assessment of a pilot stormwater infiltration system for flood prevention in Brazil 

    Petit Boix, Anna; Sevigné-Itoiz, Eva; Rojas-Gutierrez1, L. A.; Paceli Barbassa, Ademir; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell, Xavier (2015-11)
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    Green and grey stormwater management infrastructures, such as the filter, swale and infiltration trench (FST), can be used to prevent flooding events. The aim of this paper was to determine the environmental and economic ...
  • Life cycle management applied to urban fabric planning 

    Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Oliver Solà, Jordi; Fernández Mendoza, Joan-Manuel F.; Sanjuan Demás, David; Petit Boix, Anna; Sanyé-Mengual, E. (Springer, 2015)
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    Illustrates how Life Cycle Management is or can be integrated into business practice, thereby creating sustainability within organizations.
  • Assessing the energetic and environmental impacts of the operation and maintenance of Spanish sewer networks from a life-cycle perspective 

    Petit Boix, Anna; Sanjuan Demás, David; Chenel, Sergio; Marin, Desiree; Gasol, Carlos M.; Farreny, Ramon; Villalba Mendez, Gara; Suárez Ojeda, María Eugenia; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan (2015-06)
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    The environmental impacts resulting from sewer networks are best analysed from a life-cycle perspective to integrate the energy requirements into the infrastructure design. The energy requirements for pumping wastewater ...
  • Muros pantallas bi-capa: principales resultados y recomendaciones hacia el diseño 

    Segura-Castillo, Luís; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2014)
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    The bi-layer diaphragm walls are a new type of slurry wall designed to have an improved waterproofness, aimed to be used in situations with risk of water leakages. In this walls, the waterproof system is made of a second ...
  • Environmental assessment of stormwater infrastructures built with the best management practices 

    Rojas-Gutierrez1, L. A.; Petit Boix, Anna; Barbassa, AP; Teixeira, B.; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Associação Brasileira de Recursos Hídricos (ABRH), 2014)
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    Although some infrastructures were built for environmental purposes, there is a growing concern about their actual environmental impacts. In the context of hydrologic risk management, Best Management Practices (BMPs) are ...
  • Análisis mecomecánico de la fisuración del hormigón sometido a la acción de altas temperaturas 

    Rodríguez, Mariana; Pérez, Adrià; López Garello, Carlos María; Carol, Ignacio (Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria (CIMNE), 2014)
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    Un modelo meso estructural 2D empleado inicialmente en el análisis mecánico del hormigón bajo altas temperaturas, es extendido en este trabajo a un análisis 3D y a un análisis termo-mecánico acoplado más complejo. El ...

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