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  • Evaluation of natural colonisation of cementitious materials: Effect of bioreceptivity and environmental conditions 

    Manso Blanco, Sandra; Calvo-Torrás, María Angeles; De Belie, Nele; Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2015-04-15)
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    Incorporation of living organisms, such as photosynthetic organisms, on the structure envelope has become a priority in the area of architecture and construction due to aesthetical, economic and ecological advantages. ...
  • Sand-cement concrete in the century-old Camarasa dam 

    Blanco Álvarez, Ana; Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Pialarissi Cavalaro, Sergio Henrique; Chinchón Payá, Servando; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2015-10)
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    Sand-cement emerged in the early twentieth century as an alternative binder in infrastructures that required a significant amount of concrete volume in order to reduce the costs associated with portland cement. This binder ...
  • Influencia del contenido de finos en la respuesta estructural a flexión y cortante de vigas de hormigón armado 

    Santos Ferreira, Denise Carina; Oller Ibars, Eva; Bairán García, Jesús Miguel; Marí Bernat, Antonio Ricardo; Carrascon, Sergio (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2015)
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    Este artículo presenta un estudio experimental sobre el comportamiento a flexión y cortante de vigas de hormigón armado con un contenido de finos (275 kg/m3) superior al límite permitido por la Instrucción EHE-08 (175 ...
  • Shear-flexural strength mechanical model for the design and assessment of reinforced concrete beams 

    Marí Bernat, Antonio Ricardo; Bairán García, Jesús Miguel; Cladera Bohigas, Antoni; Oller Ibars, Eva; Ribas González, Carlos Rodrigo (2015-11)
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    A conceptual model for the prediction of the shear-flexural strength of slender reinforced concrete beams with and without transverse reinforcement is presented. The model incorporates the shear transferred by the un-cracked ...
  • The bridges of the future or the future of bridges? 

    Casas Rius, Joan Ramon (2015-04)
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  • Efficient 1D model for blind assessment of existing bridges : simulation of a full scale loading test and comparison with higher order continuum models 

    Santos Ferreira, Denise Carina; Bairán García, Jesús Miguel; Marí Bernat, Antonio Ricardo (2014-10)
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    Assessing the structural performance of existing concrete bridges is nowadays a major task. Nonlinear finite element (FE) analysis can quantify their capacity, evaluate strengthening interventions and prevent premature ...
  • Safety factors for CFRP strengthening in bending of reinforced concrete bridges 

    Trentin, Caterina; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon (2015-09)
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    Concerning the strengthening in bending of reinforced concrete bridge decks, the use of fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) has increased due to its easy application and excellent mechanical and chemical properties. However, ...
  • External sulfate attack in dam concretes with thaumasite formation 

    Chinchón Payá, S.; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Nugteren, H. W; Chinchón Yepes, Jose Servando (Instituto Técnico de la Construcción y del Cemento, 2015-01)
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    Concrete core samples extracted from different areas of the Mequinenza Dam (Spain) have been studied and expansive reactions affecting the structure were not found. However, expansive reactions in the concrete of certain ...
  • Design of FRC tunnel segments considering the ductility requirements of the Model Code 2010 

    Liao, Lin; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Pialarissi Cavalaro, Sergio Henrique; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2015-03)
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    Fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) is used to improve the mechanical response of precast segments for tunnels. The structural use of the material has been regulated by national codes and, recently, by the Model Code 2010 (MC ...
  • Cracking assessment in concrete structures by distributed optical fiber 

    Rodríguez, Gerardo; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (2015-03)
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    In this paper, a method to obtain crack initiation, location and width in concrete structures subjected to bending and instrumented with an optical backscattered reflectometer (OBR) system is proposed. Continuous strain ...

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