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  • Evaluation of the GPR frequency spectra in asphalt pavement assessment 

    Pedret Rodés, Josep; Pérez Gracia, María de la Vega; Martínez Reguero, Adriana Haydée (2015-10)
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    Ground penetrating radar (GPR) is frequently used in pavement assessments, mainly using the evaluation of wave travel times. However, GPR data provide further information that could be used in order to determine the inner ...
  • Application of particle motion technique to structural modal identification of heritage buildings 

    Caselles Magallón, Josep Oriol; Martínez, Guillermo; Clapes Boixader, Jaime; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Pérez Gracia, María de la Vega (2015)
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    Determining the behavior of a structure estimated by means of finite elements analysis requires not only an in-depth knowledge of its geometry and dynamic properties but also an experimental validation to corroborate the ...
  • Nanozonation in dense cities : testing a combined methodology in Barcelona City (Spain) 

    Salinas Naval, Víctor; Caselles Magallón, Josep Oriol; Pérez Gracia, María de la Vega; Santos Assunçao, Sonia; Clapes Boixader, Jaime; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; González Drigo, José Ramón; Canas Torres, José Antonio; Martínez Sánchez, Joan (2014-01-02)
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    Microzonation is widely used in seismic risk evaluations to define the predominant period values, which are usually associated with extended areas of a few hundred meters. However, the representative values corresponding ...
  • Probabilistic seismic damage assessment of RC buildings based on nonlinear dynamic analysis 

    Vargas Alzate, Yeudy Felipe; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Barbat Barbat, Horia Alejandro; Hurtado Gómez, Jorge Eduardo (2015-06-05)
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    The incremental dynamic analysis is a powerful tool for evaluating the seismic vulnerability and risk of buildings. It allows calculating the global damage of structures for different PGAs and representing this result by ...
  • Preventive intervention in a group of building located in the histotic centre of Manresa (Barcelona) 

    Díaz Gómez, César; Cornadó Bardón, Còssima; Griera Cura, Antoni; Caselles Magallón, Josep Oriol; Alegre Heitzmann, Vicente; Santamaria Garcia, Pere (2014-11-10)
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    The preservation of old downtowns has become a necessity of growing interest. New urban policies have been approved in different countries in order to revive the old city centers and make them economically sustainable. In ...
  • Parametric model for capacity curves 

    Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Vargas Alzate, Yeudy Felipe; Barbat Barbat, Horia Alejandro; González Drigo, José Ramón (2015-05)
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    A parametric model for capacity curves and capacity spectra is proposed. The capacity curve is considered to be composed of a linear part and a nonlinear part. The normalized nonlinear part is modelled bymeans of a cumulative ...
  • A new steel framing system for seismic protection of timber platform frame buildings: implementation with hysteretic energy dissipators 

    López Almansa, Francisco; Segués Aguasca, Edgar; Rodríguez Cantalapiedra, Inma (2014-11-10)
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    This paper describes a new seismic protection system for timber platform frame buildings, either for new construction or retrofit. The system consists in connecting the timber frame to a steel structure that includes ...
  • European dry spell regimes (1951-2000): Clustering process and time trends 

    Serra de Larrocha, Carina; Martínez Santafé, Maria Dolors; Lana Pons, Francisco Javier; Burgueño, August (2014-07-01)
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    Aiming to improve the knowledge of droughts in Europe, three indices related to dry spells, DS, regime have been analysed: the number of DS per year, N; the longest annual DS, L-max; and the mean DS length per year, L, for ...
  • Seismic risk analysis of urban non-engineered buildings: application to an informal settlement in Mérida, Venezuela 

    Castillo, A.; López Almansa, Francisco; Pujades Beneit, Lluís (2011-11)
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    Seismic risk scenarios are obtained for an informal settlement in Mérida (Venezuela), which is representative of an important number of urban areas in earthquake-prone regions of the developing world. The vulnerability ...
  • A numerical model of the structural behavior of buckling-restrained braces 

    López Almansa, Francisco; Castro Medina, Juan Carlos; Oiler, S. (2012-08)
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    This work presents a numerical model of the cyclic structural behavior of dissipative buckling-restrained braces, commonly used as an alternative to classical concentric braces for seismic protection of building frames and ...

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