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  • 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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    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 ...
  • Disaster risk reduction: a decision-making support tool based on the morphological analysis 

    Lantada, Nieves; Carreño Tibaduiza, Martha Liliana; Jaramillo, Nayive (Elsevier, 2020-01)
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    Risk management due to natural hazards is a multidimensional and complex problem since it requires the knowledge and experience of several disciplines. The effectiveness of risk management can be analyzed, inviting to the ...
  • A probabilistic approach for seismic risk assessment based on vulnerability functions: application to Barcelona 

    Aguilar Meléndez, Armando; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Barbat Barbat, Horia Alejandro; Ordaz Schroeder, Mario Gustavo; Puente, Josep de la; Lantada, Nieves; Rodriguez Lozoya, H.E. (2019-04)
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    Open Access
    Covenantee:  Universidad Veracruzana / Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México / Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa
    Risk assessment and management is an important step towards resilient and sustainable cities. Among many other perils, both natural and manmade, seismic risk is a major threat for resilience and sustainability. In recent ...
  • Quantitative analysis of risk from fragmental rockfalls 

    Corominas Dulcet, Jordi; Matas Casado, Gerard; Ruiz Carulla, Roger (2019-01)
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    Open Access
    Rockfalls are ubiquitous diffuse hazard in mountain regions, cliffs, and cutslopes, with the potential of causing victims and severely damaging buildings and infrastructures. A vast majority of detached rock masses break ...
  • Multi-temporal analysis of morphologic changes applying geomatic techniques: 70 years of torrential activity in the Rebaixader catchment (Central pyrenees) 

    Núñez Andrés, María Amparo; Buill Pozuelo, Felipe; Hurlimann Ziegler, Marcel; Abanco Martínez de Arenzana, Claudia (2019-01)
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    Open Access
    Covenantee:  Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya
    The monitoring of morphologic changes in high-mountain environments is an important, but complex task. Terrestrial as well as airborne laser scanning (TLS and ALS) and digital photogrammetry (DP) using Unnamed Aerial Vehicle ...
  • Earthquake risk scenarios in urban areas: a review with applications to the Ciutat Vella district in Barcelona, Spain 

    Lantada, Nieves; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Barbat Barbat, Horia Alejandro (Taylor & Francis, 2018-09)
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    Open Access
    The vulnerability index and capacity spectrum-based methods used to assess the expected physical damage in dwellings are revisited, and their main advantages and shortcomings are analyzed and discussed. Then, a vulnerability ...
  • Landslide monitoring using multi-temporal SAR interferometry with advanced persistent scatterers identification methods and super high-spatial resolution terraSAR-X Images 

    Zhao, Feng; Mallorquí Franquet, Jordi Joan; Iglesias González, Rubén; Gili Ripoll, José Antonio; Corominas Dulcet, Jordi (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-06-01)
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    Open Access
    Landslides are one of the most common and dangerous threats in the world that generate considerable damage and economic losses. An efficient landslide monitoring tool is the Differential Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry ...
  • Seismic energy analysis as generated by impact and fragmentation of single-block experimental rockfalls 

    Salo Salgado, Lluis; Corominas Dulcet, Jordi; Lantada, Nieves; Matas Casado, Gerard; Prades Valls, Albert; Ruiz Carulla, Roger (American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2018-06)
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    Open Access
    The analysis of seismic signals obtained from near-source triaxial accelerometer recordings of two sets of single-block rockfall experiments is presented. The tests were carried out under controlled conditions in two ...
  • Monitoring of a full-scale embankment experiment regarding soil–vegetation–atmosphere interactions 

    Oorthuis Gómez, Raül; Hurlimann Ziegler, Marcel; Fraccica, Alessandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Moya Sánchez, José; Puig i Polo, Càrol; Vaunat, Jean (2018-06)
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    Open Access
    Slope mass-wasting like shallow slides are mostly triggered by climate effects, such as rainfall, and soil–vegetation–atmosphere (SVA) interactions play a key role. SVA interactions are studied by a full-scale embankment ...
  • Projectes de tecnologia de tercer de l’ESO com a eix interdisciplinari en l’àmbit cientificotecnològic 

    Núñez Andrés, María Amparo; Romero Martínez, Raúl (2018-04)
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    Open Access
    Covenantee:  Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat
    En aquest article s’aporta una proposta didàctica, la qual ens permet utilitzar l’assignatura de tecnologia com a principal matèria per poder treballar de manera interdisciplinària continguts del currículum de l’àmbit ...
  • Sistema de inferencia difuso para la evaluación multiamenaza del riesgo físico en zonas urbanas 

    Carreño Tibaduiza, Martha Liliana; Lantada, Nieves; Jaramillo, Nayive (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CIMNE, 2018-01)
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    Open Access
    Covenantee:  Universidad de los Andes (Mérida, Venezuela) / Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria
    Una zona urbana puede estar expuesta a diferentes amenazas naturales, para evaluar de forma conjunta el riesgo potencial ante éstas se ha desarrollado una metodología de evaluación cualitativa del riesgo físico multiamenaza ...

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