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  • Case study of a heavily damaged building during the 2016 MW 7.8 Ecuador earthquake: directionality effects in seismic actions and damage assessment 

    Pinzón Ureña, Luis; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Medranda, Irving; Alva Bañuelos, Rodrigo Esteban (2021-02)
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    In this work, the directionality effects during the MW 7.8 earthquake, which occurred in Muisne (Ecuador) on 16 April 2016, were analyzed under two perspectives. The first one deals with the influence of these effects on ...
  • Entropy indicators: an approach for low-speed bearing diagnosis 

    Sandoval Núñez, Diego Aníbal; Leturiondo, Urko; Vidal Seguí, Yolanda; Pozo Montero, Francesc (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-02-01)
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    To increase the competitiveness of wind energy, the maintenance costs of offshore floating and fixed wind turbines need to be reduced. One strategy is the enhancement of the condition monitoring techniques for pitch bearings, ...
  • A strong-motion database of Costa Rica: 20 Yr of digital records 

    Moya-Fernandez, Aaron; Pinzón Ureña, Luis; Schmidt-Díaz, Victor; Hidalgo-Leiva, Diego; Pujades Beneit, Lluís (2020-11)
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    In this article, we present a strong-motion database from earthquakes recorded by the Earthquake Engineering Laboratory at the University of Costa Rica. The database consists of 2471 three-component accelerograms from 155 ...
  • Dynamic monitoring of a mid-rise building by real-aperture radar interferometer: advantages and limitations 

    Alva Bañuelos, Rodrigo Esteban; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; González Drigo, José Ramón; Luzi, Guido; Caselles Magallón, Josep Oriol; Pinzón Ureña, Luis (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-03)
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    In this paper, remote and in situ techniques to estimate the dynamic response of a building to ambient vibration are reported: data acquired through a real-aperture radar (RAR) interferometer and conventional accelerometers ...
  • Increased seismic hazard in Barcelona (Spain) due to soil-building resonance effects 

    Pinzón Ureña, Luis; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Macau, Albert; Figueras Vila, Sara (Elsevier, 2019-02)
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    In this study, previous microzonation studies in Barcelona (Spain) were revisited, and available data on the predominant periods of soils in the city were compiled to develop an updated microzonation map of the city. In ...
  • An efficient method for considering the directionality effect of earthquakes on structures 

    Pinzón Ureña, Luis; Díaz Carrasco, Sergio; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Vargas Alzate, Yeudy Felipe (2021-09)
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    Recent research have proven the importance of considering the directionality effect on the expected seismic damage of structures. However, it demands a high computational effort if the nonlinear dynamic analysis (NLDA) is ...
  • Assessment of post-earthquake damaged building with interferometric real aperture radar 

    González Drigo, José Ramón; Cabrera, Esteban; Luzi, Guido; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Vargas Alzate, Yeudy Felipe; Ávila Haro, Jorge Arturo (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-12-01)
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    In this study the main results of a detailed analysis of an actual building, which was severely damaged during the Mw 5.1, May 11th 2011, Lorca earthquake (Murcia, Spain) are presented. The dynamic behavior of the building ...
  • A drift-correlated ground motion intensity measure: application to steel frame buildings 

    Pinzón Ureña, Luis; Vargas Alzate, Yeudy Felipe; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Díaz Carrasco, Sergio (Elsevier, 2020-05)
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    Estimations of seismic risk in urban areas should include quantifications of the expected damage to civil structures subjected to earthquakes. In buildings, this quantification depends on the maximum inter-story drift ...
  • Dynamic soil-structure interaction analyses considering directionality effects 

    Pinzón Ureña, Luis; Mánica Malcom, Miguel Ánge; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Alva Bañuelos, Rodrigo Esteban (Elsevier, 2020-03)
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    The paper investigates directionality effects of ground motions in the context of dynamic soil-structure interaction (DSSI) analyses. The problem addressed corresponds to a nonlinear soil deposit, overlaying firm ground, ...
  • Lab non destructive test to analyze the effect of corrosion on ground penetrating radar scans 

    Sossa Arancibia, Viviana Alejandra; Pérez Gracia, María de la Vega; González Drigo, José Ramón; Rasol, Mezgeen Abdulrahman Rasol (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-12-01)
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    Corrosion is a significant damage in many reinforced concrete structures, mainly in coastal areas. The oxidation of embedded iron or steel elements degrades rebar, producing a porous layer not adhered to the metallic ...
  • Combining ground penetrating radar and seismic surveys in the assessment of cultural heritage buildings: The study of roofs, columns, and ground of the gothic church Santa Maria del Mar, in Barcelona (Spain) 

    Pérez Gracia, María de la Vega; Santos Assunçao, Sonia; Caselles Magallón, Josep Oriol; Clapés Boixader, Jaume; Sossa Arancibia, Viviana Alejandra (Wiley, 2019-01-01)
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    Combined non-destructive techniques are applied in the study of a historical building in Barcelona. Santa Maria del Mar is a magnificent Mediterranean gothic church built between 1329 and 1383. Two of the most important ...
  • Trends in condition monitoring for pitch bearings 

    Sandoval Núñez, Diego Aníbal; Leturiondo, Urko; Pozo Montero, Francesc; Vidal Seguí, Yolanda; Salgado, Óscar (2019-12)
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    The value of wind power generation for energy sustainability in the future is undeniable. Since operation and maintenance activities account for a sizeable portion of the cost associated with offshore wind turbine operation, ...

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