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  • Influence of the quality of recycled aggregates on the mechanical and durability properties of High Performance Concrete 

    Gonzàlez Corominas, Andreu; Etxeberria Larrañaga, Miren; Poon, Chi-Sun (Universidad de Cantabria, 2015)
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    The main objective of this experimental work is to analyse the effect of recycled aggregates (RA) on the basis of the study of the various qualities of the physical, mechanical and durability properties of High Performance ...
  • Correlation between the Barcelona test and the three-point bending test for the characterization of SCFRC 

    Galeote Moreno, Eduardo; Pialarissi Cavalaro, Sergio Henrique; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Blanco Álvarez, Ana (Universidade do Porto, 2015)
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    Self-compacting concrete has proved itself to be a suitable solution in many scopes of construction industry. Its higher performance and better flowability has allowed considering its use in new applications. Nevertheless, ...
  • Monitoring of flexural and shear crack pattern in concrete structures by distributed optical fiber 

    Rodríguez, Gerardo; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII), 2015)
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    In the present paper, two methodologies to obtain flexural and shear crack pattern in concrete elements using distributed optical fiber are proposed. The first has been validated through experimental results of tests carried ...
  • Life-cycle system performance of bridges: a robustness-based approach 

    Cavaco, E. S.; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Neves, Luís A.C (University of British Columbia (UBC), 2015)
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    Corrosion in reinforced concrete and steel structures is among the most damaging phenomena to structural safety and therefore one of the most demanding when facing the life-cycle analysis of such structures. However, the ...
  • Robustness and health monitoring of existing bridges 

    Casas Rius, Joan Ramon (Associação Portuguesa para a Segurança e Conservação de Pontes (ASCP), 2015)
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    The paper shows how the robustness concept, mainly developed and thought for the design of new structures, and the monitoring by suitable sensors based on fiber optics can also play a relevant role in the safety and ...
  • Numerical modelling for plated structures: proposal for a standard methodology for benchmarking according to EN1993-1-5-Annex C 

    Chacón Flores, Rolando Antonio; Mirambell Arrizabalaga, Enrique (2014)
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  • Concrete with crumb rubber from used tyres 

    Royano García, Verónica; Barra Bizinotto, Marilda; Vázquez Ramonich, Enric (2014)
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    This study aims to determine the influence of the substitution of a variable volume of aggregates on a concrete by an equivalent quantity of crumb rubber (CR) obtained from used tyres. The physical and mechanical properties ...
  • Experimental RAO’s analysis of a monolithic concrete spar structure for offshore floating wind turbines 

    Campos Hortigüela, Alexis; Molins i Borrell, Climent; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Trubat Casal, Pau; Alarcón Fernández, Daniel (2015)
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    Nowadays the offshore wind energy market is clearly oriented to be extended around the world. Bottom fixed solutions for supporting offshore wind turbines are useful in shallow waters which are available in ...
  • Experiments on a scale model of a monolithic concrete spar for floating wind turbines 

    Campos Hortigüela, Alexis; Molins i Borrell, Climent; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Trubat Casal, Pau; Alarcón Fernández, Daniel (2015)
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    Preliminary studies of a concept consisting of a monolithic concrete SPAR platform were presented in 2014. The studies were performed in the framework of the AFOSP KIC-InnoEnergy project (Alternative Floating Platform ...
  • Assessment of constitutive model for ultra-high performance fiber reinforced cement composites using the Barcelona test 

    Blanco Álvarez, Ana; Pialarissi Cavalaro, Sergio Henrique; Galeote Moreno, Eduardo; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM), 2015)
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    The characterization of the post-cracking behavior of fiber reinforced cement composites (FRCC) represents a great challenge given the intrinsic scatter of the material and the need to use testing methods that are reliable ...

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