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  • Complete experimental characterization of lime mortar and clay brick masonry 

    Pelà, Luca; Canella, Elisa; Kasioumi, Konstantina; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Marastoni, Diego (Taylor & Francis, 2016)
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    This work investigates the mechanical behaviour of lime mortar and clay brick masonry by presenting the results of a comprehensive experimental program carried out in the laboratory. Different kinds of masonry samples were ...
  • Compression test of masonry core samples extracted from existing brickwork 

    Pelà, Luca; Canella, Elisa; Aprile, Alessandra; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (2016-08)
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    This research is focused on the experimental characterisation of the compressive behaviour of masonry in existing buildings. The proposed technique is based on in situ core drilling of masonry members. Two walls were built ...
  • Construction process numerical simulation and seismic assessment of Mallorca Cathedral 

    Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Pelà, Luca; Cervera Ruiz, Miguel; Clemente, Roberto (IB2MaC, 2012)
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    This paper presents a numerical study of Mallorca Cathedral carried out by means of a FE approach devised for the study of this complex historical construction. Previous studies, including inspection and historical research, ...
  • Continuum damage model for nonlinear analysis of masonry structures 

    Pelà, Luca (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2009-03-26)
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    The present work focuses on the formulation of a Continuum Damage Mechanics model for nonlinear analysis of masonry structural elements. The material is studied at the macro-level, i.e. it is modelled as a homogeneous ...
  • Continuum FE models for the analysis of Mallorca Cathedral 

    Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Cervera Ruiz, Miguel; Pelà, Luca; Clemente, Roberto; Chiumenti, Michèle (2013)
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    From the theoretical point of view, systems composed by masonry arches or vaults would require, during construction, the simultaneous activation of all structural elements in order to reach the optimum balance of thrusts. ...
  • Continuum model for inelastic behaviour of masonry 

    Pelà, Luca; Cervera Ruiz, Miguel; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (2011)
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    A continuum model capable of modelling the inelastic behaviour of masonry is presented. The model includes the description of viscoelasticity, orthotropic damage and tensile crack localization. The theoretical framework ...
  • Control node identification in nonlinear seismic analysis of masonry arch bridges 

    Leprotti, Linda; Pelà, Luca; Aprile, Alessandra; Benedetti, Andrea (International Masonry Society, 2010)
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    The structural analysis of masonry arch bridges involves several crucial issues related to the seismic safety assessment, since the application of both static and dynamic nonlinear analyses is not trivial. The reliability ...
  • Cylindrical samples of brick masonry with aerial lime mortar under compression: experimental and numerical study 

    Pelà, Luca; Saloustros, Savvas; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (Elsevier, 2019-12)
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    This research presents an experimental and numerical study focusing on the compression test of cylindrical samples core drilled from existing masonry walls. This method is suitable for the minor destructive assessment of ...
  • Dalla raccolta dei dati all'analisi del modello nella valutazione della sicurezza sismica 

    Benedetti, Andrea; Pelà, Luca (2010)
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    Nella nota si presentano considerazioni e valutazioni utili a istituire un procedimento logico per la traduzione del ventaglio dei dati raccolti nello studio preliminare di una costruzione, in un modello numerico ...
  • Dynamic elastic properties of brick masonry constituents 

    Makoond, Nirvan Chandra; Pelà, Luca; Molins i Borrell, Climent (Elsevier, 2019-02)
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    When subjected to dynamic loading, materials can exhibit a mechanical behaviour quite different from its static counterpart. The evaluation of dynamic properties is thus very useful in the assessment of existing masonry ...
  • Dynamic identification and static loading tests of timbrel vaults: application to a Modernist 20th century heritage structure 

    Endo, Yohei; Llorens Sulivera, Miquel; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Pelà, Luca (Taylor & Francis, 2017-06)
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    This paper presents the study of the structural performance of a set of timbrel vaults belonging to the so-called Administration Pavilion of the Hospital de Sant Pau, a large-scale hospital complex located in Barcelona. ...
  • EA-MP7: Examen FQ: primavera 2019 

    Pelà, Luca; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Villalba Herrero, Vicenç (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-06-19)
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  • EA-MP7: Examen MQ: primavera 2019 

    Pelà, Luca; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Villalba Herrero, Vicenç (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-03-25)
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  • Effect of pier-spandrel geometry on the in-plane response of masonry structures 

    Saloustros, Savvas; Pelà, Luca; Cervera Ruiz, Miguel; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; D'Ayala, Dina (Taylor & Francis, 2016)
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    This paper presents a numerical study on the effect of the relative geometry between piers and spandrels in the structural response of regular masonry frames against horizontal loading. A sensitivity analysis is carried ...
  • Evaluation of mortar strength in existing masonry structures through a Minor Destructive Technique 

    Marastoni, Diego; Benedetti, Andrea; Pelà, Luca (Taylor & Francis, 2016)
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    The mechanical characterization of material components in existing masonry structures has been the topic of several research studies. Most of them are currently focusing on mortar, the most difficult material component to ...
  • Examen final 

    Pelà, Luca; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Villalba Herrero, Vicenç (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-01-10)
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  • Examen final 

    Pelà, Luca; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Villalba Herrero, Vicenç (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-06-04)
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  • Examen MQ 

    Pelà, Luca; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Villalba Herrero, Vicenç (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-10-29)
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  • Experimental analysis of the size effect on the compressive behaviour of cylindrical samples core-drilled from existing brick masonry 

    Segura Domingo, Jorge; Pelà, Luca; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Cabané Cañas, Albert (Elsevier, 2019-12)
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    This paper presents the results of an experimental programme about the evaluation of the size effect on the compressive behaviour of cylindrical samples of existing masonry. The study focuses on the in-situ coring and ...
  • Experimental calibration of in-situ sampling and testing of historical masonry 

    Pelà, Luca; Peverini, Alice; Garijo Alonso, Lucía; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (2014)
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    The mechanical characterization of existing masonry is a difficult task due to the heterogeneous and composite character of the material. In most cases, the historical structure cannot be damaged during the in-situ sampling ...