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  • Stress-driven integration strategies and m-AGC tangent operator for Perzyna viscoplasticity and viscoplastic relaxation: application to geomechanical interfaces 

    Aliguer Piferrer, Ignasi; Carol, Ignacio; Sture, Stein (2017-04)
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    The paper proposes a stress-driven integration strategy for Perzyna-type viscoplastic constitutive models, which leads also to a convenient algorithm for viscoplastic relaxation schemes. A generalized trapezoidal rule for ...
  • Are we preventing flood damage eco-efficiently? An integrated method applied to post-disaster emergency actions 

    Petit Boix, Anna; Arahuetes, Ana; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (2017-02)
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    Flood damage results in economic and environmental losses in the society, but flood prevention also entails an initial investment in infrastructure. This study presents an integrated eco-efficiency approach for assessing ...
  • Environmental performance of rainwater harvesting strategies in Mediterranean buildings 

    Angrill Toledo, Sara; Segura Castillo, Luis; Petit Boix, Anna; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2017-03)
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    Purpose: The rapid urbanization and the constant expansion of urban areas during the last decades have locally led to increasing water shortage. Rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems have the potential to be an important ...
  • Building-integrated rooftop greenhouses: an energy and environmental assessment in the mediterranean context 

    Nadal, Ana; Llorach Massana, Pere; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; López-Capel, Elisa; Montero, Juan Ignacio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Royapoor, Mohammad (2017-02)
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    A sustainable and secure food supply within a low-carbon and resilient infrastructure is encapsulated in several of The United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals. The integration of urban agriculture in buildings ...
  • Experimental analysis of 3D cracking in drying soils using ground-penetrating radar 

    Levatti, Hector Ulises; Prat Catalán, Pere; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Cuadrado Cabello, Agustín; Cordero Arias, Josbel Andreina (2017-03)
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    This paper describes the capabilities of a novel technique to investigate crack formation and propagation in drying soils. The technique is a relatively simple, non-destructive indirect technique using a ground-penetrating-radar ...
  • Numerical investigation into the failure of a micropile retaining wall 

    Prat Catalán, Pere (2017-01)
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    The paper presents a numerical investigation on the failure of a micropile wall that collapsed while excavating the adjacent ground. The main objectives are: to estimate the strength parameters of the ground; to perform a ...
  • Urban rainwater runoff quantity and quality: a potential endogenous resource in cities? 

    Angrill Toledo, Sara; Petit Boix, Anna; Morales Pinzon, Tito; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (2017-03)
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    Rainwater harvesting might help to achieve self-sufficiency, but it must comply with health standards. We studied the runoff quantity and quality harvested from seven urban surfaces in a university campus in Barcelona ...
  • Environmental assessment of drinking water transport and distribution network use phase for small to medium-sized municipalities in Spain 

    Sanjuan-Delmás, David; Petit Boix, Anna; Gasol, Carlos M.; Farreny, Ramon; Villalba Mendez, Gara; Suárez-Ojeda, María Eugenia; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan (2015-01)
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    Previous studies assessing the environmental impacts of drinking water supply networks have considered a bottom-up approach, analysing single case studies. This paper presents a top-down approach for the assessment of the ...
  • Vertical facing panel-joint gap analysis for steel-seinforced soil walls 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2016-08)
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    This paper reports the results of a numerical parametric study focused on the prediction of vertical load distribution and vertical gap compression between precast concrete facing panel units in steel-reinforced soil walls ...
  • 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, ...

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