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    • Seismic assessment of historical masonry construction including uncertainty 

      Petromichelakis, Yiannis; Saloustros, Savvas; Pelà, Luca (2014)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      The evaluation of the seismic vulnerability in monumental buildings is a complex task. This is due to the inherent uncertainty of ancient structures regarding their structural characteristics and material properties that ...
    • Seismic performance of typical hybrid buildings in the urban centre of Barcelona 

      Dimovska, Sara; Saloustros, Savvas; Pelà, Luca; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (Universidad de Cantabria, 2022)
      Conference report
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      Unreinforced existing masonry buildings, located in many historical urban centres, present specific construction characteristics that can have a significant impact on their seismic performance. As these structures are often ...
    • Seismic vulnerability assessment method for vernacular architecture considering uncertainty 

      Ortega, Javier; Saloustros, Savvas; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      Built vernacular heritage embraces buildings that are not designed by specialists, but are part of a process that involves many people over many generations and relies on empirical knowledge. Its value as a key-element for ...
    • Seismic vulnerability assessment of representative building typologies from Barcelona's Eixample district 

      Dimovska, Sara; Saloustros, Savvas; Pelà, Luca; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      Unreinforced masonry buildings prevail in many old historical centres and urban areas worldwide. These structures may present inadequate seismic performance because they were often designed without considering any seismic ...
    • Seismic vulnerability index method for hybrid timber–masonry structures: numerical calibration and application to the city of Valparaíso, Chile 

      Jiménez Ramírez, María Belén; Saloustros, Savvas; Pelà, Luca (Elsevier, 2021-12)
      Article
      Open Access
      This paper presents a procedure for the extension of the Vulnerability Index Method (VIM) to the seismic assessment of hybrid timber–masonry buildings. The research is based on the execution of a detailed numerical study ...
    • Structural Analysis of the Church of the Poblet Monastery 

      Saloustros, Savvas (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2013-07-18)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      Built in the 12th c., the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet is one of the largest and most complete Cistercian abbey’s and among the biggest monasteries in Spain. Located in the municipality of Vimbodí i Poblet ...
    • Tracking localized cracks in the computational analysis of masonry structures 

      Saloustros, Savvas (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-11-29)
      Doctoral thesis
      Open Access
      Numerical methods aid significantly the engineering efforts towards the conservation of existing masonry structures and the design of new ones. Among them, macro-mechanical finite element methods based on the smeared crack ...
    • Tracking multi-directional intersecting cracks in numerical modelling of masonry shear walls under cyclic loading 

      Saloustros, Savvas; Cervera Ruiz, Miguel; Pelà, Luca (2018-05)
      Article
      Open Access
      In-plane cyclic loading of masonry walls induces a complex failure pattern composed of multiple diagonal shear cracks, as well as flexural cracks. The realistic modelling of such induced localized cracking necessitates the ...
    • Tracking of localized cracks in the finite element analysis of masonry walls 

      Saloustros, Savvas; Pelà, Luca; Cervera Ruiz, Miguel; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (Springer, Cham, 2019)
      Conference report
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      Macro-models are a common choice for the numerical analysis of large-scale masonry structures. Despite their efficiency in terms of pre-processing and computational cost, these strategies often result in a poor representation ...
    • Vulnerability assessment of monumental masonry structures including uncertainty 

      Saloustros, Savvas; Pelà, Luca; Contrafatto, Francesca Romana; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Petromichelakis, Yiannis (Springer International Publishing, 2019)
      Conference report
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      Existing heritage structures are frequently composed of diverse masonry typologies, corresponding either to various structural members (e.g. arches, walls, piers) or to additions constructed in different eras. The ...