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    • Mooring fatigue verification of the WindCrete for a 15 MW wind turbine 

      Trubat Casal, Pau; Molins i Borrell, Climent; Alarcón Fernández, Daniel; Arramounet, Valentin; Mahfouz, Mohammad Youssef (American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2021)
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      LCOE reduction in FOWTs is heading to larger wind turbines in order to increase power production and capacity. NREL and DTU have recently developed a 15MW reference wind turbine, which can be used to validate the platform ...
    • Sprayed cementitious mortars to strengthen urban buildings: Case study in Barcelona, Spain 

      Pons Valladares, Oriol; Huang, Dawei; Albareda Valls, Albert; Pellegrino, Francesco; Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Garcia, Tomàs; Zamora i Mestre, Joan-Lluís; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la (2020)
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      Cities the world over require more resilient architecture that satisfies stricter structural safety standards than in the past. However, there are too many urban building structures about to reach the end of their designed ...
    • Flexural stiffness factors for stability design of stainless steel planar frames 

      Shen, Yanfei; Chacón Flores, Rolando Antonio (Curran associates, 2021)
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      The Direct Analysis Method is the primary method for the stability design of carbon steel frames in AISC 360-16. The method refers to a second-order elastic analysis performed on members whose tangent stiffness moduli are ...
    • 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 ...