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  • Data analysis using ARX models applied to static structural health monitoring of the Monastery of Sant Cugat 

    Makoond, Nirvan Chandra; Pelà, Luca; Molins i Borrell, Climent; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    The church of the monastery of Sant Cugat close to Barcelona is a medieval construction characterized by a complex structural behaviour stemming from the interaction among various structural elements built over different ...
  • Machine-learning model for the determination of macro-scale masonry properties based on a virtual laboratory at micro-scale 

    Kalkbrenner, Philip; Pelà, Luca; Rossi, Riccardo (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    Cutting-edge methods in the computational analysis of structures have been developed over the last decades. Such modern tools are helpful to assess the safety of existing buildings. Multi-scale techniques have been proposed ...
  • Numerical simulation of traditional timber-masonry buildings subjected to lateral loads 

    Jiménez Ramírez, María Belén; Pelà, Luca (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    Existing heritage buildings are often composed of diverse structural typologies, representing a challenge for structural analysis. This work investigates the use of nonlinear static analysis to assess the seismic behaviour ...
  • Experimental assessment of shear response of brick masonry retrofitted with TRM 

    Garcia Ramonda, Larisa; Pelà, Luca; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Camata, Guido (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    As one of the main historical construction materials, masonry is abundant among the architectural heritage of earthquake-prone areas of the Mediterranean countries. Earthquake mitigation approaches are now focusing on ...
  • 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)
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    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 ...
  • Laboratory and in-situ characterisation of masonry materials in a large historical industrial building in Barcelona 

    Cabané Cañas, Albert; Pelà, Luca; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    This paper presents an experimental campaign carried out in an historical industrial building of Barcelona from the 19th century, considering in-situ and laboratory minor destructive testing (MDT) techniques. The results ...
  • Experimental study of in-plane shear behaviour of brick masonry retrofitted with basalt and steel reinforced mortars 

    Garcia Ramonda, Larisa; Pelà, Luca; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Camata, Guido (Universidad de Cantabria, 2020)
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    This paper focuses on the application of composite materials to improve the in-plane shear strength of existing brick masonry walls. The experimental program involved the construction of walls composed of handmade solid ...
  • The dynamic assessment of structural condition by measurement error-minimizing observability method 

    Peng, Tian; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Turmo Coderque, José (CRC Press, 2020)
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    The structural identification using dynamic parameters (such as the natural vibration frequencies and mode shapes of the structure) is an important issue especially in slender structures such as long-span bridges or high-rise ...
  • A comprehensive description of a Low-Cost Angular Data Monitoring System 

    Komarizadehasl, Seyedmilad; Turmo Coderque, José; Mobaraki, Behnam; Lozano Galant, José Antonio (CRC Press, 2020)
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    Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is basic to survey the exactness of strength forecasts of structures. Utilizing low-cost sensors on structural assessment have increased in contrast with using high-cost sensors. Although ...
  • Meet-Up pilot: an inclusive program for students with autism spectrum disorder at UPC 

    Gracia Blanes, Mireia; Mampel Caballero, Sergi; Montero Mercadé, Lídia; Vilalta, Montserrat; Josa i Culleré, Irene (International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), 2019)
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    Meet-Up is an innovate pilot program for students enrolled at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). UPC is a Technical University that provides majors in the STEM (Science, Technology, ...
  • Dynamic observability method for durability assessment considering measurement noise 

    Peng, Tian; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Turmo Coderque, José (2020)
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    Due to the inevitable degradation of material properties in structures in daily use, such as stiffness degradation due to cracking in concrete elements, their durability will definitely be influenced, and their serviceability ...
  • Practical application of low-cost sensors for static tests 

    Komarizadehasl, Seyedmilad; Mobaraki, Behnam; Lozano Galant, José Antonio; Turmo Coderque, José (2020)
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    Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is essential to assess the accuracy of durability predictions of structures. Using low-cost sensors on structural evaluation has gained significant attention compare to high-cost sensors. ...

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