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  • 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 ...
  • Numerical analysis of an instrumented steel reinforced soil wall 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio (2014-02-20)
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    The paper describes the results and lessons learned using a PLAXIS finite element method (FEM) model to simulate quantitative performance features of the Minnow Creek steel strip reinforced soil wall structure located in ...
  • Numerical study of the influence of foundation compressibility and reinforcement stiffness on the behaviour of reinforced soil walls 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio (2014-07-01)
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    Most geosynthetic and metallic reinforced soil walls are designed assuming that the wall foundation is rigid and/or does not influence the magnitude and distribution of reinforcement loads under operational conditions. ...
  • An X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy study of the hydration of C2S thin films 

    Rheinheimer, Vanessa; Casanova Hormaechea, Ignasi (2014-06)
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    Electron-beam evaporation was used to produce thin films of ß-dicalcium silicate. Chemical and mineralogical compositions were characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and grazing-angle X-ray diffraction ...
  • Comparative LCA of sewage sludge valorisation as both fuel and raw material substitute in clinker production 

    Valderrama Angel, César Alberto; Granados, Ricard; Cortina Pallás, José Luís; Martínez Gasol, Carles; Guillem, Manel; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Elsevier, 2013-07-15)
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    A life cycle assessment to evaluate the environmental impact of urban sewage sludge use as alternative fuel or raw material in clinker production was carried out. In order to quantify in detail the overall environmental ...
  • Vertical-facing loads in steel reinforced soil walls 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Albuquerque, P.J.R. (2013-09)
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    The paper investigates the influence of backfill soil, foundation soil, and horizontal joint vertical compressibility on the magnitude of vertical loads developed in steel-reinforced soil concrete panel retaining walls ...
  • Evaluación medioambiental de productos de hormigón mediante el análisis de ciclo de vida. 

    Carrascón Ortiz, Sergio; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2007-02)
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    El Análisis de Ciclo de Vida (ACV) es una herramienta básica para evaluar cuantitativamente el impacto medioambiental de un producto. Se debe considerar el ciclo de vida completo, debido a que los impactos se pueden ...
  • Análisis mesoestructural de la fisuración en procesos expansivos del hormigón 

    Campos, A.; López Garello, Carlos María; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2011)
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    Los procesos reactivos, tales como la reacción álcali-árido, las reacciones de oxidación de sulfuros, el ataque sulfático extemo e interno, etc., provocan en general cambios de volumen diferencial en la estructura interna ...
  • Evaluación y jerarquización de departamentos universitarios mediante análisis de valor 

    Roca Martín, S.; Villegas Flores, Noé; Viñolas Prat, Bernat; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2008-01-14)
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    La evaluación de la calidad académica está frecuentemente enfocada a la medida de resultados cualitativos. Sin embargo, en la mayoría de las ocasiones estas evaluaciones se hacen de forma disociada, cuando parece evidente ...
  • VI Seminario Ciment Català: aportaciones del sector para una economía más competitiva y sostenible 

    Hervás, Xavier; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2010)
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    Los sectores del cemento, del hormigón y de la construcción tienen mucho que aportar en la salida de la crisis. Éste podría ser el mensaje común de los ponentes del VI Seminario Técnico de Ciment Català, que analizó las ...

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