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  • Design of FRC tunnel segments considering the ductility requirements of the MC-2010: application to the Barcelona Metro Line 9 

    Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Liao, Lin; Pialarissi Cavalaro, Sergio Henrique; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (American Concrete Institute (ACI), 2014)
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    There are many advantages when using FRC in the manufacturing of segmental linings of tunnels built by means of a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM). The use of steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) improves, on the one hand, ...
  • Monolithic concrete off-shore floating sturcture for wind turbines 

    Molins i Borrell, Climent; Campos Hortigüela, Alexis; Sandner, Frank; Matha, Denis (European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), 2014)
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    A new concept of a SPAR floating platform is being developed in the KIC-Innoenergy project AFOSP (Alternative Floating Platform Designs for Offshore Wind Turbines using Low Cost Materials). Members of the consortium are ...
  • Ferritic stainless steel composite slabs : Experimental study of longitudinal shear transfer 

    Ferrer Ballester, Miquel; Marimón Carvajal, Federico; Arrayago Luquin, Itsaso; Mirambell Arrizabalaga, Enrique (2014)
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    The objective of this work is to carry out the procedure described in Eurocode 4 to evaluate the longitudinal shear transfer capability of conventional steel sheeting open-rib profile with embossments, usually rolled in ...
  • LIfe-cycle management of bridges based on robustness to deterioration 

    Casas Rius, Joan Ramon (2014)
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    In this paper a framework for assessing the robustness of existing reinforced concrete structures under corrosion is presented. Robustness is defined as a structural property related to the tolerance to damage and is ...
  • Actualización del riesgo sísmico de puentes existentes mediante monitorización estructural 

    Soriano Chacón, Miriam; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon (Ministerio de Obras Públicas de Chile, 2014)
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    The present paper presents a theoretical study of the advanced assessment implementation methodology through the application of a Structural Health Monitoring system (SHM) to update the level of seismic risk of existing ...
  • Assessment of structural damage in historical constructions using numerical models : the case of the church of the Poblet Monastery 

    Saloustros, Savvas; Pelà, Luca; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Portal, Jorge (2014)
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    This paper presents the assessment of the structural damage and stability of the church of the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet, one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Spain. The structure presents damage ...
  • Structural assessment of the masonry vaults of a pavilion of Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona 

    Endo, Yohei; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Pelà, Luca; García, Joan Francesc; Zazurca, Mercè (2014)
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    The large complex of Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau in Barcelona, built between 1901 and 1930 and designed (in their largest part) by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, constitute one of the major examples of ...
  • Experimental calibration of in-situ sampling and testing of historical masonry 

    Pelà, Luca; Peverini, Alice; Garijo Alonso, Lucía; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (2014)
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    The mechanical characterization of existing masonry is a difficult task due to the heterogeneous and composite character of the material. In most cases, the historical structure cannot be damaged during the in-situ sampling ...
  • Numerical modelling of masonry shear walls failure mechanisms 

    Drougkas, Anastasios; Pelà, Luca; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (2014)
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    This paper presents an investigation on the ability of two alternative FE-based numerical methods to simulate the in-plane strength and collapse of brick masonry shear walls. The methods considered consist of a meso-model, ...
  • Seismic assessment of historical masonry construction including uncertainty 

    Petromichelakis, Yiannis; Saloustros, Savvas; Pelà, Luca (2014)
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    The evaluation of the seismic vulnerability in monumental buildings is a complex task. This is due to the inherent uncertainty of ancient structures regarding their structural characteristics and material properties that ...
  • Evaluation of concrete-steel bond strength in wet mix sprayed concrete 

    García Vicente, Tomàs; Pialarissi Cavalaro, Sergio Henrique; Pérez Cacho, Jorge; Rueda, Angel; Domingues de Figueiredo, Antonio (2014)
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    The high performance obtained in wet mix sprayed concrete has extended the field of applications of this technique. In some of these applications, such as in diaphragm walls or bridge rehabilitation, the structure may be ...
  • Nonlinear FE analysis of a full scale in situ test on a RC bridge by means of a 1D layered frame model 

    Santos Ferreira, Denise Carina; Bairán García, Jesús Miguel; Marí Bernat, Antonio Ricardo (CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group, 2014)
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    Assessment, upgrading and strengthening of ageing civil infrastructure is a major task for Europe. The aim is to extend the life-time of existing concrete bridges without loss of safety. Nonlinear finite element analysis ...