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  • 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 ...
  • Development of urban solar infrastructure to support low-carbon mobility 

    Mendoza, Joan Manuel F.; Sanyé Mengual, Esther; Angrill Toledo, Sara; Garcia Lozano, Raul; Feijoo Costa, Gumersindo; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Rieradevall Pons, Joan (2015-10)
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    The provision of an adequate network of urban infrastructures is essential to create clean and energy-efficient urban mobility systems. However, the urban infrastructure to support sustainable mobility can produce a ...
  • Environmental impact of public charging facilities for electric two-wheelers 

    Mendoza, Joan Manuel F.; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (2016-02)
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    The environmental characterization of the charging infrastructure required to operate electric vehicles (EVs) is usually overlooked in the literature. Only rudimentary life cycle inventories of EV charging facilities are ...
  • Numerical study of the use of actively-tensioned polymeric strips for reinforced soil walls 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Lima, Juan; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), 2015)
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    Polymeric strip reinforced soil walls require a practical method to fix the reinforcement tail-ends in the soil backfill during construction to ensure adequate anchorage and to avoid any slack along the linear reinforcement ...
  • Assessing the energetic and environmental impacts of the operation and maintenance of spanish sewer networks from a life-cycle perspective 

    Petit Boix, Anna; Sanjuan-Delmás, David; Chenel, Sergio; Marin, Desiree; Gasol, C.M.; Farreny, Ramon; Villalba, 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 ...

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