El nostre àmbit de treball és la recerca sobre el comportament resistent de les estructures i els materials. Disposem de tecnologies d’assajos mecànics, assajos no destructius i simulació computacional. Tenim tres línies de recerca actives: L’estudi de la resiliència i la integritat estructural amb ús de tècniques NDT, la incorporació de materials compostos en els esquelets resistents i el desenvolupament de tecnologies de simulació del comportament mecànic de sistemes biològics complexos. Producció científica (2009-2013): 37 publicacions internacionals, 51 participacions en congressos, 2 patents, 2 tesis, 7 tesines de màster,1 llibre i 1 capítol de llibre. Altres activitats: 4 projectes competitius nacionals, 6 projectes competitius internacionals i 8 convenis amb empreses. Vehiculem la divulgació científica a través de seminaris especialitzats, fires, comunicació 2.0 i impactes en premsa. La transferència de tecnologia cap a les empreses és un dels objectius de l’activitat del grup

El objeto del LITEM es apoyar al tejido industrial en todas aquellas actividades de investigación, desarrollo e innovación que conlleven el diseño, el análisis, el ensayo o la certificación de materiales y estructuras con finalidades resistentes.

The goal of LITEM is to assist industry in all those activities of research, development and innovation that require design, analysis, testing or certification of materials and structures with remarkable strength capabilities.

The goal of LITEM is to assist industry in all those activities of research, development and innovation that require design, analysis, testing or certification of materials and structures with remarkable strength capabilities.

Recent Submissions

  • Analytical model for masonry walls strengthened with vegetal fabric reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) composites and subjected to cyclic loads 

    Mercedes Cedeño, Luis Enrique; Bernat Masó, Ernest; Gil Espert, Lluís (2020-12)
    Article
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    Masonry is one of the eldest construction systems in the building industry, currently in use because some advantages like compressive capacity, traditional aesthetics, low cost and good practices. However, damages recorded ...
  • Durability of FRP immersed in water. Changes in mechanical properties 

    Bernat Masó, Ernest; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Mercedes Cedeño, Luis Enrique; Gil Espert, Lluís (Centro Internacional de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería (CIMNE), 2020)
    Conference report
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    Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) have been widely used to strengthened construction structural elements in the last years because of their mechanical pros. However, the durability of these materials is always controversial. ...
  • Experimental testing of tile vaults 

    López López, David; Bernat Masó, Ernest; Gil Espert, Lluís; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group, 2020)
    Conference report
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    Tile vaults (sometimes also referred to as thin-tile, timbrel, Catalan or Guastavino vaults) are masonry structures made with thin bricks (tiles), mortar and fast-setting cement or gypsum. This traditional construction ...
  • In-plane cyclic loading of masonry walls strengthened by vegetal-fabric-reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) composites 

    Mercedes Cedeño, Luis Enrique; Bernat Masó, Ernest; Gil Espert, Lluís (Elsevier, 2020-10-15)
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    Fabric-reinforced cementitious matrix (FCRMs) are promising composite materials for the retrofitting and reinforcement of existing structures. In this study, vegetal meshes consisting of hemp and cotton coated with epoxy ...
  • A plasticity model for simulation of industrial powder compaction processes 

    Oliver Olivella, Xavier; Oller Martínez, Sergio Horacio; Cante Terán, Juan Carlos (1996-08)
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    A constitutive model, based on large strain plasticity, for simulation of industrial powder compaction processes is presented. The elastic response is stated in terms of a hyperelastic model based on a hookean elastic free ...
  • On numerical simulation of powder compaction process: powder transfer modelling and characterisation 

    Cante Terán, Juan Carlos; Oliver Olivella, Xavier; Gonzalez, C; Calero Martínez, José Antonio; Benitez, F (2005-08)
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    Open Access
    A numerical model for the powder transfer stage in powder metallurgy cold compaction processes, and the corresponding material characterisation procedure, are proposed. They have been designed on the basis of the following ...
  • Numerical modeling of crack formation in powder forming processes 

    Hernández Ortega, Joaquín Alberto; Oliver Olivella, Xavier; Cante Terán, Juan Carlos; Weyler Pérez, Rafael (2011-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper presents a constitutive model describing the mechanical behavior of metal powders during (uniaxial) cold die compaction processes, placing special emphasis on the modeling of cracks formed during the ejection ...
  • Analytical and simplified numerical approaches of FRCM pipes 

    Bernat Masó, Ernest; Mercedes Cedeño, Luis Enrique; Gil Espert, Lluís (Elsevier, 2020-06-30)
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    Despite the well-known advantages of fabric-reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM), few applications of this composite material have been proposed apart from structural strengthening. To exploit material corrosion resistance, ...
  • Propiedades mecánicas de compuestos de matriz cementicia reforzados con tejidos pretensados (PFRCM) 

    Bernat Masó, Ernest; Mercedes Cedeño, Luis Enrique; Gil Espert, Lluís (2019)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    La matriz cementicia reforzada con tejidos (FRCM) es un material de refuerzo compuesto que se usa para reforzar estructuras de mampostería y de hormigón de forma pasiva, debido al requisito de activación de fisuras. Se ...
  • Comportamiento mecánico de compuestos de matriz cementicia y tejidos de fibras vegetales 

    Mercedes Cedeño, Luis Enrique; Gil Espert, Lluís; Bernat Masó, Ernest (Universitat Politècnica de València, 2018)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Los compuestos de matriz cementicia reforzados con fibras (fibre reinforced cementitious matrix: FRCM) han demostrado ser un material de refuerzo con un prometedor futuro, debido a su facilidad de aplicación, resistencia ...
  • Computational approach to evaluating the strength of eggs: implications for laying in organic egg production 

    Sellés, Albert G.; Marcé Nogué, Jordi; Vila, Bernat; Pérez Martínez, Marco Antonio; Gil Espert, Lluís; Galobart, Àngel; Fortuny Terricabras, Josep (Elsevier, 2019-10-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    With the aim of characterising the different stress patterns in several egg types and evaluating the resistivity of the eggshell while impacting in free fall, experimental tests and computational simulations have been ...
  • Assessing the performance of CFRP strengthening on masonry walls using experimental modal analysis 

    Bernat Masó, Ernest; Gil Espert, Lluís (Elsevier, 2019-08-15)
    Article
    Open Access
    Strengthening masonry structures using FRP laminates has been widely studied from a resistance point of view. However, there is a need of a non-destructive technique to validate strengthening interventions. In this paper, ...

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