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  • 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 ...
  • Experimental study of friction dissipators for seismic protection of building structures 

    López Almansa, Francisco; de la Cruz, S. T.; Taylor, C. (2011-12)
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    This paper presents unidirectional shaking table tests of two reduced scale steel models of building frames; they have one and two floors, respectively. Such frames incorporate friction dissipators at every floor. The ...

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