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  • 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, ...
  • Automated data analysis for static structural health monitoring of masonry heritage structures 

    Makoond, Nirvan Chandra; Pelà, Luca; Molins i Borrell, Climent; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Alarcón Fernández, Daniel (Wiley, 2020-10)
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    Masonry heritage structures are often affected by slow irreversible deterioration mechanisms that can jeopardise structural stability in the foreseeable future. Static structural health monitoring (SHM), aimed at the ...
  • Flexural stiffness reduction for stainless steel SHS and RHS members prone to local buckling 

    Shen, Yanfei; Chacón Flores, Rolando Antonio (2020-10)
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    In this paper, flexural stiffness reduction factor formulations, applicable to stainless steel members with compact cold-formed square and rectangular hollow section (SHS and RHS), are extended to account for local buckling ...
  • Operational Performance Indicators and Causality Analysis for Non-Residential Buildings 

    Bortolini, Rafaela; Forcada Matheu, Núria (2020-03)
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    During the operation and maintenance of a physical asset its performance may decrease. While an array of tools and methods have been developed to facilitate building performance assessment processes, their complexity and ...
  • Life-cycle environmental and cost-effective energy retrofitting solutions for office stock 

    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Ferré Bigorra, Jaume; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel (Elsevier, 2020-10-01)
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    The European Green Deal establishes the need to renovate buildings in an energy efficient way, to address climate and environmental challenges. The purpose of this study was to devise a model for identifying environmental, ...
  • Cenizas volantes de papelera aplicadas a la construcción de carreteras: experiencias a gran escala del proyecto PaperChain 

    Cepriá, Juan José; Orejana Gonzalez, Roberto; de la Vega, Zaira; Martínez Reguero, Adriana Haydée; Miró Recasens, José Rodrigo; Barra Bizinotto, Marilda; Aponte Hernández, Diego Fernando; Baloochi, Hani (2019-11)
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    El proyecto PaperChain “New Market Niches for the Pulp & Paper Industry Waste based on Circular Economy Approaches” reúne a 20 socios de 5 países europeos, así como a un gran número de colaboradores unidos con el objetivo ...
  • Constrained observability techniques for structural system identification using modal analysis 

    Peng, Tian; Nogal, María; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Lozano Galant, José Antonio; Turmo Coderque, José (2020-08)
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    The characteristics of civil structures inevitably suffer a certain level of damage during its lifetime and cheap, non-destructive and reliable methods to assess their correct performance are of high importance. Structural ...
  • Pile supported self-compacting fibre reinforced concrete flat slabs 

    Aidarov, Stanislav; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Mena Sebastià, Francisco (2019-06)
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    A challenging application of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) is in pile supported flat slabs. The implementation of this relatively new material for this type of structures could provide considerable advantages in ...
  • Dovelas innovadoras de alta durabilidad reforzadas sólo con fibras no metálicas 

    Navarro, Paz; Sánchez, María; Martín, Elena; Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Cruz Romero, Janill Marie de la; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la (2019-09)
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    Los anillos de dovelas prefabricadas de HRF son un revestimiento habitual en túneles excavados con tuneladora. DRAGADOS-gGRAVITY Engineering-UPC han querido ir un paso más allá estudiando el comportamiento de dovelas ...
  • Infrastructures and society: from a literature review to a conceptual framework 

    Josa i Culleré, Irene; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2019-11)
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    While economic and environmental aspects of civil engineering have attracted the greatest attention among contemporary academy, its social side has frequently been set aside. However, the social impact that infrastructures ...
  • Structural system identification including shear deformation of composite bridges from vertical deflections 

    Emadi, Seyyedbehrad; Lozano Galant, José Antonio; Xia, Ye; Ramos Schneider, Gonzalo; Turmo Coderque, José (2019-09)
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    Shear deformation effects are neglected in most structural system identification methods. This assumption might lead to important errors in some structures like built up steel or composite deep beams. Recently, the ...
  • Design-oriented approach to determine FRC constitutive law parameters considering the size effect 

    Galeote Moreno, Eduardo; Blanco Álvarez, Ana; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la (2020-05)
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    Tensile strength constitutive laws for fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) are commonly defined through the parameters of flexural tests conducted on standard prismatic specimens. However, there are no specific criteria to ...

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