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  • The impact of peer learning on student performance in an architectural sustainability course 

    Núñez Andrés, María Amparo; Martinez-Molina, Antonio; Casquero-Modrego, Núria; Yong Suk, Jae (2021-07-26)
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    Purpose: the importance of sustainability in architecture currently necessitates the integration of innovative teaching strategies on the subject into architecture programs. This study aims to introduce and examine peer ...
  • A new morphodynamic instability associated with cross-shore transport in the nearshore 

    Falqués Serra, Albert; Ribas Prats, Francesca; Mujal Colilles, Anna; Puig i Polo, Càrol (2021-07-16)
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    The existing theory for shore-transverse rhythmic sand bars relies on morphodynamic instabilities involving the wave-driven longshore current and rip currents. Intriguingly, transverse finger bars are common on coasts with ...
  • Past, present and future monitoring at the Vallcebre landslide (Eastern Pyrenees, Spain) 

    Gili Ripoll, José Antonio; Corominas Dulcet, Jordi; Moya Sánchez, José; Crosetto, Michele; Montserrat, Oriol (2021-01)
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    Works carried out to monitor the displacements of the Vallcebre landslide (Pyrenees range, NE of Spain) since 1987 are presented. The landslide, which extends over an area of about 0.8 km2 and affects more than 20 × 106 ...
  • TLS measurements of initial imperfections of steel frames for structural analysis within BIM-enabled platforms 

    Chacón Flores, Rolando Antonio; Puig i Polo, Càrol; Real Saladrigas, Esther (2021-05)
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    Open Access
    Terrestrial Laser Scanners (TLS) provide manifold possibilities in construction sites. In buildings assembled with steel frames, the “as-built” configuration of the structure can be virtualized by means of TLS measurements ...
  • Slope orientation and vegetation effects on soil thermo-hydraulic behavior: an experimental study 

    Oorthuis Gómez, Raül; Vaunat, Jean; Hurlimann Ziegler, Marcel; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Moya Sánchez, José; Puig i Polo, Càrol; Fraccica, Alessandro (2021-01)
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    Open Access
    The stability and erosion of natural and man-made slopes is influenced by soil-vegetation-atmosphere interactions and the thermo-hydro-mechanical slope conditions. Understanding such interactions at the source of slope ...
  • Terrestrial laser scanner for the formal assessment of a roman-medieval structure—The Cloister of the Cathedral of Tarragona (Spain) 

    Buill Pozuelo, Felipe; Núñez Andrés, María Amparo; Costa Jover, Agustí; Moreno García, David; Puche Fontanilles, Josep Maria; Macias Solé, Josep Maria (2020-10-28)
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    The use of massive data capture techniques in architectural heritage has enhanced the development of new methodologies that have an important impact on their conservation and understanding. The research proposes the study ...
  • Analysis of fragmentation of rock blocks from real-scale tests 

    Ruiz Carulla, Roger; Corominas Dulcet, Jordi; Gili Ripoll, José Antonio; Matas Casado, Gerard; Lantada, Nieves; Moya Sánchez, José; Prades Valls, Albert; Núñez Andrés, María Amparo; Buill Pozuelo, Felipe; Puig i Polo, Càrol (2020-08)
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    Open Access
    Real-scale fragmentation tests provide high quality data in order to study the fragmentation pattern of rock blocks. In the tests carried out, the initial rock mass, in terms of both volume and shape, was reconstructed by ...
  • Simulation of full-scale rockfall tests with a fragmentation model 

    Matas Casado, Gerard; Lantada, Nieves; Corominas Dulcet, Jordi; Gili Ripoll, José Antonio; Ruiz Carulla, Roger; Prades Valls, Albert (2020-05)
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    In this paper, we present the upgraded version of RockGIS, a stochastic program for the numerical simulation of rockfalls and their fragmentation, based on a fractal model. The code has been improved to account for a range ...
  • El proyecto de desmontes en macizos rocosos 

    Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo; Gili Ripoll, José Antonio (1989)
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    La importancia que en numerosas obras de infraestructura tienen los desmontes en terreno rocoso, determina la necesidad de emplear métodos de proyecto basados en observaciones de campo, determinación de propiedades resistentes ...
  • Two decades of GPS/GNSS and DInSAR monitoring of Cardona salt mines (NE of Spain) – natural and mining-induced mechanisms and processes 

    Rodriguez Llovera, Xavier; Puig i Polo, Càrol; Lantada, Nieves; Gili Ripoll, José Antonio; Marturiá Alavedra, Jordi (2020-04)
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    Cardona area presents surface rising and subsidence active movements. In 1999 a series of sinkholes appeared due to the infiltration of Cardener River water into the mine tunnels, damaging surface infrastructures. Since ...
  • Seismic risk assessment using stochastic nonlinear models 

    Vargas Alzate, Yeudy Felipe; Lantada, Nieves; González Drigo, José Ramón; Pujades Beneit, Lluís (2020-02)
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    Open Access
    The basic input when seismic risk is estimated in urban environments is the expected physical damage level of buildings. The vulnerability index and capacity spectrum-based methods are the tools that have been used most ...
  • Automatic manhole extraction from MMS data to update basemaps 

    Alshaiba, Omar; Núñez Andrés, María Amparo; Lantada, Nieves (2020)
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    Open Access
    Basemaps are the main resource used in urban planning, building and infrastructure asset management. Therefore, they must be accurate and up to date to better serve citizens, contractors, property owners and town planning ...

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