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  • Learning in engineering through design, construction, analysis and experimentation 

    Pastor Artigues, María Magdalena; Roure Fernández, Francisco; Ferrer Ballester, Miquel; Ayneto Gubert, Javier; Casafont Ribera, Miguel; Pons Poblet, Josep Maria; Bonada Bo, Jordi (Tempus Publications, 2019)
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    The experience presented is part of the teaching of two subjects of the Mechanics discipline: Continuum Mechanics and Strength of Materials, in the field of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. In the bachelor’s degree ...
  • Determination of the Elasticity Modulus of 3D-Printed Octet-Truss Structures for Use in Porous Prosthesis Implants 

    Bagheri, Ali; Buj Corral, Irene; Ferrer Ballester, Miquel; Pastor Artigues, María Magdalena; Roure Fernández, Francisco (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-11-29)
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    In tissue engineering, scaffolds can be obtained by means of 3D printing. Different structures are used in order to reduce the stiffness of the solid material. The present article analyzes the mechanical behavior of ...
  • Statistical modeling and mix design optimization of fly ash based engineered geopolymer composite using response surface methodology 

    Zahid, Muhammad; Shafiq, Nasir; Hasnain Isa, M.; Gil Espert, Lluís (2018-09-01)
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    Fly ash-based geopolymer binders have been identified as one of the alternatives to the Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), which qualify the criteria of green construction material. In the process of enhancement of the ...
  • Mechanical properties of pre-stressed fabric-reinforced cementitious matrix composite (PFRCM) 

    Bernat Masó, Ernest; Gil Espert, Lluís; Mercedes Cedeño, Luis Enrique; Escrig Pérez, Christian (Elsevier, 2018-12-10)
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    Fabric Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) is a composite strengthening material used to strengthen masonry and concrete structures in a passive way due to the requirement of crack activation. Prestressing fabric is ...
  • Experimental study on ferritic stainless steel trapezoidal decks for composite slabs in construction stage 

    Arrayago Luquin, Itsaso; Real Saladrigas, Esther; Mirambell Arrizabalaga, Enrique; Marimón Carvajal, Federico; Ferrer Ballester, Miquel (2019-01)
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    The use of composite floor slabs is well established and provides an opportunity to promote the use of visually exposed composite slabs. Stainless steels, with the combination of good mechanical properties and excellent ...
  • Additioning alfa fibres in cement mortar 

    Bernat Masó, Ernest; Puigvert Cobos, Francesc; Abdelmoulac, Hichem; Gil Espert, Lluís (Universidad Católica de Chile (UC), 2018)
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    Cement mortar is a broadly used construction material. Adding fibres into the fresh mortar is an effective reinforcing technique to overcome the drawbacks related with the little tensile and flexural strength. Using natural ...
  • Experimental and analytical flexural performances of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with post-tensioned near surface mounted basalt composite laminates 

    Gil Espert, Lluís; Bernat Masó, Ernest; Escrig Pérez, Christian (Elsevier, 2019-01-15)
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    Near surface mounted (NSM) is a technique that improves the strengthening capacity of composite laminates. The use of a post-tensioning technique modifies the performance of the strengthening because it is active bearing ...
  • Mechanical performance of vegetal fabric reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) composites 

    Mercedes Cedeño, Luis Enrique; Gil Espert, Lluís; Bernat Masó, Ernest (Elsevier, 2018-06-30)
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    In order to pursue sustainable objectives in the construction industry, a new composite material using vegetal fibre mesh coated with resin and embedded in mortar is developed and characterized. In this study, meshes of ...
  • Experimental investigation on ferritic stainless steel composite slabs 

    Arrayago Luquin, Itsaso; Ferrer Ballester, Miquel; Marimón Carvajal, Federico; Real Saladrigas, Esther; Mirambell Arrizabalaga, Enrique (2018-11)
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    Steel-concrete composite structures are well established in the construction of floors and roofing, being interesting solutions as steel decks act as formwork for relatively large spans and support the weight of the concrete ...
  • Experimental comparison of reinforced concrete beams strengthened against bending with different types of cementitious-matrix composite materials 

    Escrig Pérez, Christian; Gil Espert, Lluís; Bernat Masó, Ernest (Elsevier, 2017-04-15)
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    Fabric-reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) materials overcome some hazard limitations of organic resins and are becoming a competitive technology on retrofitting reinforced concrete structures. In this work, five types ...
  • Reduced order modeling strategies for computational multiscale fracture 

    Oliver Olivella, Xavier; Caicedo Silva, Manuel Alejandro; Huespe, Alfredo Edmundo; Hernández Ortega, Joaquín Alberto; Roubin, Emmanuel (2017-01)
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    The paper proposes some new computational strategies for affordably solving multiscale fracture problems through a FE2 approach. To take into account the mechanical effects induced by fracture at the microstructure level ...
  • On the static strength of aluminium and carbon fibre aircraft lap joint repairs 

    Pitta, Siddharth; de la Mora Carles, Victor; Roure Fernández, Francisco; Crespo Artiaga, Daniel; Rojas Gregorio, José Ignacio (2018-10-01)
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    The behaviour of various aircraft lap joint repair configurations is investigated experimentally and numerically under static loading. The lap joints consist of aluminium alloy (AA) 2024-T3 substrates repaired with twin ...

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