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  • Theoretical prediction of the punching shear strength of concrete flat slabs under in-plane tensile forces 

    Fernández Sánchez, Pablo Gonzalo; Marí Bernat, Antonio Ricardo; Oller Ibars, Eva (Elsevier, 2021-02)
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    RC slabs can be subjected simultaneously to transverse loads and in-plane tensile forces, as it happens in top slabs of continuous box girder bridges decks, in the regions of negative moments, or in flat slabs subjected ...
  • Enhancing occupants' comfort through BIM-based probabilistic approach 

    Alavi, Seyedhamidreza; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Bortolini, Rafaela; Edwards, David J. (2021-03)
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    Despite the fact that buildings are designed to meet occupants’ needs, many do not perform as planned, impacting upon both building performance and occupants’ comfort. Analyzing occupants’ comfort based on questionnaire ...
  • Numerical simulation and analysis of stainless steel frames at high temperature 

    Segura Valdivieso, Guillermo; Pournaghshband, Asal; Afshan, Sheida; Mirambell Arrizabalaga, Enrique (Elsevier, 2021-01)
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    This paper presents a numerical modelling study investigating the response of stainless steel two-dimensional frame assemblies at elevated temperature that has not been the subject of detailed investigation to date. Finite ...
  • Conductive concrete made from recycled carbon fibres for self-heating and de-icing applications in urban furniture 

    Faneca Llesera, Gerard; Ikumi Montserrat, Tai; Torrents Dolz, Josep M.; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Segura Pérez, Ignacio (Instituto Técnico de la Construcción y del Cemento, 2020-09)
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    This paper presents a broad experimental study performed at laboratory and industrial facilities to develop conductive concrete for self-heating and de-icing applications in urban furniture. Self-heating capacity is achieved ...
  • Relationship between the static and dynamic elastic modulus of brick masonry constituents 

    Makoond, Nirvan Chandra; Cabané Cañas, Albert; Pelà, Luca; Molins i Borrell, Climent (Elsevier, 2020-10)
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    Different brick masonry typologies have been and are still widely used in construction worldwide. Despite being a fundamental deformation property, experimentally determining the static elastic modulus in compression for ...
  • Systematic review on the creep of fiber-reinforced concrete 

    Tošić, Nikola; Aidarov, Stanislav; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-11)
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    Fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC) is increasingly used in structural applications owing to its benefits in terms of toughness, durability, ductility, construction cost and time. However, research on the creep behavior of FRC ...
  • Effect of supplementary cementitious material and fine recycled aggregates on shrinkage properties of self-compacting microconcrete 

    Etxeberria Larrañaga, Miren; Bommana Tippareddygari, Purandhar Reddy (Centro Internacional de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería (CIMNE), 2020)
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    An increase in the population has led to the progressive construction of infrastructures and buildings. This causes severe environmental problems, firstly high emissions of CO2 are caused in cement production; secondly, a ...
  • Discrete element simulation of the fresh state steel fiber reinforced self-compacting concrete 

    Najari, Alireza; Blanco Álvarez, Ana; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Pialarissi Cavalaro, Sergio Henrique (Springer, 2020)
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    The distribution and orientation of fibers in Steel Fiber Reinforcement Self-Compacting Concrete (SFRSCC) are paramount given its influence in the mechanical properties of the material/structural elements. A two-way coupled ...
  • Distributed Optical Fiber Sensing bonding techniques performance for embedment inside reinforced concrete structures 

    Bado, Mattia Francesco; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Dey, Alinda; Gil Berrocal, Carlos (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-10)
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    Distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) are modern-day cutting-edge monitoring tools that are quickly acquiring relevance in structural health monitoring engineering. Their most ambitious use is embedded inside plain or ...
  • Tests on stainless steel frames. Part II: results and analysis 

    Arrayago Luquin, Itsaso; González de León, Isabel; Real Saladrigas, Esther; Mirambell Arrizabalaga, Enrique (2020-12)
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    Austenitic stainless steels offer a suitable combination of high ductility, adequate toughness, considerable strain hardening and good fire resistance, making them excellent construction materials, especially for structures ...
  • Distributed Sensing (DOFS) in Reinforced Concrete members for reinforcement strain monitoring, crack detection and bond-slip calculation 

    Bado, Mattia Francesco; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Kaklauskas, Gintaris (Elsevier, 2021-01)
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    Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors (DOFS) are novel and increasingly popular strain monitoring tools recently applied to the Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of Reinforced Concrete (RC) structures. Up to now, most ...
  • Tests on stainless steel frames. Part I: preliminary tests and experimental set-up 

    Arrayago Luquin, Itsaso; González de León, Isabel; Real Saladrigas, Esther; Mirambell Arrizabalaga, Enrique (2020-12)
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    Austenitic stainless steel is an excellent construction material for structures required to withstand accidental loads such as seismic and/or fire events due to its appropriate mechanical properties, including high ductility, ...

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