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  • Influence mechanism of Steel-concrete interlayer partial shear connections on mechanical properties of composite girders 

    Su, Hang; Su, Qingtian; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Xu, Chen; Tang, Jian; Jiang, Chao (Elsevier, 2022-12)
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    A reduction in composite action using a partial shear connection (PSC) in the hogging moment region of a steel–concrete bridge can mitigate the concrete tensile cracking risk while maintaining the structural ultimate bearing ...
  • Evaluation of conductive concrete made with steel slag aggregates 

    Santillán Alarcón, Ninel Estefanía; Speranza, Santiago; Torrents Dolz, Josep M.; Segura Pérez, Ignacio (2022-12)
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    The incorporation of black steel slag (waste from steel production) in concrete responds to a greater awareness of sustainability. In addition, it is capable of increasing electrical conductivity. The objective of this ...
  • Mechanical performance based rationalization research on steel-concrete double composite action 

    Su, Hang; Su, Qingtian; Xu, Chen; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Zhou, Guandong (Elsevier, 2022-10)
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    Casting an extra concrete bottom layer to a steel-concrete composite box girder in a hogging moment region can increase sectional stiffness and prevent steel buckling. However, a lower sectional neutral axis may not be ...
  • Historical development and seismic performance of unreinforced masonry buildings with vertical extensions in the city centre of Barcelona 

    Marafini, Francesca; Dimovska, Sara; Saloustros, Savvas; Cornadó Bardón, Còssima; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (2022-08)
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    This paper presents the historical development of the vertical extensions of unreinforced masonry buildings in the Eixample district of Barcelona and their impact on the seismic behaviour. Existing masonry buildings of ...
  • Digital twins’ applications for building energy efficiency: a review 

    Bortolini, Rafaela; Rodrigues, Raul; Alavi, Hamidreza; Dalla Vecchia, Luisa Felix; Forcada Matheu, Núria (2022-10)
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    Over the last few decades, energy efficiency has received increasing attention from the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operation (AECO) industry. Digital Twins have the potential to advance the Operation and ...
  • Application of low-cost sensors for accurate ambient temperature monitoring 

    Mobaraki, Behnam; Komarizadehasl, Seyedmilad; Castilla Pascual, Francisco Javier; Lozano Galant, José Antonio (2022-09)
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    In structures with reduced monitoring budgets, the high cost of commercial metering devices is always an obstacle for monitoring structural health. This might be an issue when temperatures must be measured for both structural ...
  • Using RPA for performance monitoring of dynamic SHM applications 

    Atencio, Edison; Komarizadehasl, Seyedmilad; Lozano Galant, José Antonio; Aguilera, Edison (2022-08)
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    Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a source of growing applications in a number of industries both as an individual technology and as a complement to other technologies (such as Internet of Things (IoT)). RPA allows the ...
  • Low-cost wireless structural health monitoring of bridges 

    Komarizadehasl, Seyedmilad; Lozano Galant, Fidel; Lozano Galant, José Antonio; Ramos Schneider, Gonzalo; Turmo Coderque, José (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-08)
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    Nowadays, low-cost accelerometers are getting more attention from civil engineers to make Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) applications affordable and applicable to a broader range of structures. The present accelerometers ...
  • Long-term comparison between waste paper fly ash and traditional binder as hydraulic road binder exposed to sulfate concentrations 

    Baloochi, Hani; Barra Bizinotto, Marilda; Aponte Hernández, Diego Fernando (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-08)
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    Sulfate attack is one of the drawbacks of cementitious materials for stabilized soils. In the current study, a durability comparison of stabilized soil with cement (Type IV) and waste paper fly ash (WPFA) was conducted. ...
  • The adoption of urban digital twins 

    Ferré Bigorra, Jaume; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (2022-12)
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    The urban management industry has recently shown interest in implementing digital twins in cities to improve urban planning, optimize asset management and create secure, sustainable cities. Built on the knowledge gained ...
  • Application of partial shear connection in steel–concrete semi-continuous composite girder bridges 

    Su, Hang; Su, Qingtian; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Xu, Jiangping; Zhou, Guandong (2022-03)
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    In the hogging moment regions of steel–concrete composite continuous girder bridges, a detrimental condition appears such that concrete slab bears tensile stress and the steel girder bears compressive stress. Decreasing ...
  • A novel wireless low-cost inclinometer made from combining the measurements of multiple MEMS gyroscopes and accelerometers 

    Komarizadehasl, Seyedmilad; Komary, Mahyad; Alahmad, Ahmad; Lozano Galant, José Antonio; Ramos Schneider, Gonzalo; Turmo Coderque, José (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-08)
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    Structural damage detection using inclinometers is getting wide attention from researchers. However, the high price of inclinometers limits this system to unique structures with a relatively high structural health monitoring ...

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