Enviaments recents

  • Effective building modelling for energy performance contracting 

    Giretti, Alberto; Lemma, Massimo; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Jones, Rory (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, 2018)
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    Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) are contractual agreements between beneficiaries and energy service providers, where budgets are established in relation to a determined level of energy performance. Hence, the problem ...
  • A serious game enchancing social tenants' behavioral change towards energy efficiency 

    Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Vimont, Vincent; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Pinho, Luis Miguel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    The energy consumption of the current building stock represents about 40% of the total final energy consumption in Europe. New gamification techniques may play a significant role in helping users adopt new and more ...
  • Discussion about the use of Bayesian networks models for making predictive maintenance decisions 

    Bortolini, Rafaela; Forcada Matheu, Núria (Heriot-Watt University, 2017)
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    The performance of a building decreases with time and this process is accelerated if proper maintenance is not carried out. This paper presents a discussion about the importance of predictive maintenance actions to enhance ...
  • Performance assessment of embedded distributed optical fiber sensors in reinforced concrete structures 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE), 2017)
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    In this paper, an experiment where distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) were implemented in two small concrete beams subjected to a three-point load test is outlined. Here, an optical backscatter reflectometry based ...
  • Application study of embedded Rayleigh based Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors in concrete beams 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (Elsevier, 2017)
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    In this work, an experiment on two small concrete beams is described where Rayleigh based distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) are implemented together with traditional electrical strain gauges for the monitoring of ...
  • UPC—BarcelonaTech experience on the use of Rayleigh based distributed optical fiber sensors for SHM of concrete structures 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Rodríguez, Gerardo; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (CRC Press, 2017)
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    In the past decade, several works and studies have been performed with the goal of improving the knowledge and developing new techniques associated with the application of Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors (DOFS) in order ...
  • Agricultura en edificios urbanos: metodología para la implementación de invernaderos en azoteas de areas no residenciales urbanas 

    Nadal, Ana; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Cerón, Ileana; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan (2016)
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    La agricultura urbana forma parte de las estrategias de sostenibilidad urbana y ambiental que promueve el urbanismo verde, debido a que posee la capacidad de satisfacer las múltiples demandas de alimentos, mediante ...
  • Comportamiento térmico de un invernadero integrado en azotea en una ciudad mediterránea : resultados preliminares 

    Nadal, Ana; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Cerón, Ileana; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan (2016)
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    La agricultura urbana (AU) es considerada una actividad esencial para el desarrollo de las ciudades debido a que promueve la producción local, ayuda a reducir los impactos ambientales del transporte y del embalaje ...
  • Uso de una aplicación móvil para realizar inspecciones municipales 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2016)
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    Inspections generate large amounts of information that have to be recorded and managed efficiently. Although different strategies to implement new technologies to improve the inspection process are being developed, the ...
  • Health monitoring of real structures by distributed optical fiber 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi; Rodríguez, Gerardo (2016)
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    Two different existing structures monitored with distributed optical fiber sensors, are described in this paper. The principal Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) results of a valuable hospital rehabilitation and the ...
  • Review of civil engineering applications with distributed optical fiber sensors 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (2016)
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    It’s widely recognized that during its lifetime, civil engineering structures are subjected to adverse changes that affect their condition and structural safety. In this way, the application of Structural Health Monitoring ...
  • Monitoring of shear cracking in partially prestressed concrete beams by distributed optical fiber sensors 

    Rodríguez, Gerardo; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi; Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa (CRC Press Taylor, 2016)
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    In the present paper, a novel technique is used to monitor shear crack patterns in Partially Prestressed Concrete (PPC) beams. The proposed technique is based on experimental data obtained in two PPC beams tested in ...

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