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  • Characterization of adobe blocks: point-load assessment as a complementary study of damaged buildings and samples 

    Navarro Ezquerra, Antonia; Sánchez Calviño, Adria; Alonso Guzmán, Elia M.; Martínez Molina, Wilfrido; Navarrete Seras, Marco A.; Ruvalcaba Sil, José Luis; Mitrani, Alejandro (2021-05-20)
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    Adobe masonry is one of the oldest construction systems still in use today, Mexico has an enormous cultural heritage with traditional adobe houses being very representative of the rural communities and their culture. The ...
  • Why it’s so hard? Exploring social barriers for the deployment of thermal energy storage in spanish buildings 

    Palumbo Fernández, Mariana; Bosch González, Montserrat; Fernández Renna, Ana Inés; Simó Solsona, Montserrat (Elsevier, 2021-06)
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    Thermal energy storage (TES) has been a prominent topic of scientific and industrial research for the last decades as TES increases efficiency, reliability and economic feasibility of solar energy systems. Several TES ...
  • Forecasting photovoltaic power using bagging feed-forward neural network 

    Zarate, Juan; Palumbo Fernández, Mariana; Torres Seroa da Motta, Ana Lúcia; Grados Gamarra, Juan Herber (2020-06-03)
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    This paper presents a forecast model of the active power of a photovoltaic (PV) power generation system. In this model, a feed-forward neural network (FNN) is combined with bootstrap aggregation techniques using the Box–Cox ...
  • Evaluation of reinforced adobe techniques for sustainable reconstruction in andean seismic zones 

    Bosch González, Montserrat; Cárdenas Gómez, José Carlos; Damiani Lazo, Carlos Arturo (2021-04-28)
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    This research presents a methodological process for selecting the most appropriate construction technique for the reconstruction of housing after a seismic disaster in a rural and heritage context. This process, which is ...
  • Blanca Tetuan 

    Bosch González, Montserrat (Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona, 2021-04)
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    Tetuan significa, en berber, ‘obre els ulls’, una declaració que convida a endinsar-se en una ciutat que en són tres: la medina, el cementiri i l’eixample. Obrir els ulls amb el primer cant del dia a l’oració i tornar a ...
  • An epitome of building floor systems by means of LCA criteria 

    Valencia Barba, Yovanna Elena; Gómez Soberón, José Manuel Vicente; Gómez Soberón, M. Consolación; López Gayarre, Fernando (2020-07-01)
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    Studies of the elements that make up the structure of a building have generally focused on topics related to their physical and structural capacities. Although research has been carried out into environmental impact during ...
  • Effect of bio-based phytate (PA-THAM) on the flame retardant and mechanical properties of polylactide (PLA) 

    Haurie Ibarra, Laia; Yang, Yunxian; Wang, DeYi; Zhang, Jing; Zhang, Xiaoqing; Wang, Ru (2020-08-01)
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    A novel bio-based flame retardant (Phytic acid - trometamol, PA-THAM) was prepared via salt formation reaction between phytic acid and trometamol. The chemical structure and thermal stability of this novel phytate were ...
  • Energy, economic, and environmental performance of a single-family house in chile built to passivhaus standard 

    Bravo Orlandini, Camilo; Gómez Soberón, José Manuel Vicente; Valderrama Ulloa, Claudia; Sanhueza Durán, Francisco (2021-02-01)
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    The energy consumption of buildings accounts for 22% of total global energy use and 13% of global greenhouse gas emissions. In this context, this study aims to evaluate the energy, economic, and environmental performance ...
  • "Necessita millorar" 

    Bosch González, Montserrat (Col·legi d'Aparelladors, Arquitectes Tècnics i Enginyers d'Edificació de Barcelona (CAATEEB), 2021-01)
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    La rehabilitació és un vector prioritari en moltes polítiques econòmiques i estratègies de desenvolupament. Però la rehabilitació d'edificis no és només una qüestió tecnològica, precisa incorporar noves mirades i qüestions ...
  • Ammonium monoethyloxalate (AmEtOx): a new agent for the conservation of carbonate stone substrates 

    Gimeno Torrente, Domingo; Vallcorba, Oriol; Navarro Ezquerra, Antonia; Aragoni, M. Carla; Giacopetti, Laura; Arca, Massimiliano; Carcangiu, Gianfranco; Columbu, Stefano; Isaia, Francesco; Lippolis, Vito; Meloni, Paola; Podda, Enrico; Rius Palleiro, Jordi; Pintus, Anna (2021)
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    The ammonium salt of monoethyloxalate (AmEtOx) was investigated as a novel precursor for the conservation of carbonate stone substrates, such as biomicritic limestone and marble. Full characterization of treated and untreated ...
  • Restauración de la fachada de Casa Batlló de Gaudí 

    Villanueva Álvarez, Xavier; Olona Casas, Joan; Bosch Prat, Mireia; Villanueva Álvarez, Ignasi; Navarro Ezquerra, Antonia; Rosell Amigó, Juan Ramón; Iglesias Campos, Manuel Ángel (2020-12-21)
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    De acuerdo con el plan director, el proyecto inicial de restauración de la fachada de la casa Batlló del arquitecto Antoni Gaudí, contemplaba una mínima intervención de mantenimiento y conservación. Previamente al inicio ...
  • Barcelona “Trade Buildings”: A Feasible Energy Refurbishment of Glazed Modern Movement Buildings 

    Medola, Beatriz; Bosch González, Montserrat (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2020-12)
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    The Modern Movement in architecture was a key player in the post-war construction of many countries around the world, having diverse facets that can be seen from Chicago's skyscrapers to Brazil with the construction of ...

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