Durant el periode 2014-2017, el grup ha participat en 7 projectes RDi competitius i 1 projecte d'innovació docent. Un membre del GIES pertany al comitè organitzador de l'Action COST TU 1208 -Civil Engineering Applications (Unió Europea) i ha estat membre de l'organització del congrés internacional d'aquesta Action COST a Barcelona. El grup ha publicat 27 articles en revistes indexades JCR, 25 articles i collaboracions en revistes no indexades, 2 capítols de llibre i 28 actas i presentacions a congressos. També consten 34 projectes no competitius o convenis amb administracions o empreses.

The group's aims are research, outreach, training and results transfer in fields related to geophysics and earthquake engineering.

The group's aims are research, outreach, training and results transfer in fields related to geophysics and earthquake engineering.

Recent Submissions

  • Traditional high-rise unreinforced masonry buildings: modeling and influence of floor system stiffening on their overall seismic response 

    Jiménez Pacheco, Juan; González Drigo, José Ramón; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Barbat Barbat, Horia Alejandro; Calderón Brito, José (2020-01-04)
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    This paper summarizes a study whose primary objectives were to develop a model for nonlinear static analysis of unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings, considering the flexibility of the floor system and analyzing the influence ...
  • 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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    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 ...
  • Dynamic monitoring of a mid-rise building by real-aperture radar interferometer: advantages and limitations 

    Alva Bañuelos, Rodrigo Esteban; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; González Drigo, José Ramón; Luzi, Guido; Caselles Magallón, Josep Oriol; Pinzón Ureña, Luis (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-03)
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    In this paper, remote and in situ techniques to estimate the dynamic response of a building to ambient vibration are reported: data acquired through a real-aperture radar (RAR) interferometer and conventional accelerometers ...
  • Energy damage index based on capacity and response spectra 

    Díaz Alvarado, Sergio Alberto; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Barbat Barbat, Horia Alejandro; Vargas Alzate, Yeudy Felipe; Hidalgo Leiva, D.A. (Elsevier, 2017-12)
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    Non-linear dynamic analysis and the damage index of Park-Ang have been often used to assess expected seismic damage to a structure. Depending on the size of the structure and the duration of the record, the computational ...
  • Capacity, fragility and damage in reinforced concrete buildings: a probabilistic approach 

    Vargas Alzate, Yeudy Felipe; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Barbat Barbat, Horia Alejandro; Hurtado Gómez, Jorge Eduardo (2013-12)
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    The main goals of this article are to analyze the use of simplified deterministic nonlinear static procedures for assessing the seismic response of buildings and to evaluate the influence that the uncertainties in the ...
  • Probabilistic seismic damage assessment of reinforced concrete buildings considering directionality effects 

    Vargas Alzate, Yeudy Felipe; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Barbat Barbat, Horia Alejandro; Hurtado Gómez, Jorge Eduardo; Díaz Alvarado, Sergio Alberto; Hidalgo Leiva, D.A. (2018-06)
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    Most of buildings and structures are usually projected according to two main axes. However, the geographical position of these buildings varies randomly. Such random distributions of the azimuthal positions of structures, ...
  • Increased seismic hazard in Barcelona (Spain) due to soil-building resonance effects 

    Pinzón Ureña, Luis; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Macau, Albert; Figueras Vila, Sara (Elsevier, 2019-02)
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    In this study, previous microzonation studies in Barcelona (Spain) were revisited, and available data on the predominant periods of soils in the city were compiled to develop an updated microzonation map of the city. In ...
  • An efficient method for considering the directionality effect of earthquakes on structures 

    Pinzón Ureña, Luis; Díaz Carrasco, Sergio; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Vargas Alzate, Yeudy Felipe (2019-04)
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    Recent research have proven the importance of considering the directionality effect on the expected seismic damage of structures. However, it demands a high computational effort if the nonlinear dynamic analysis (NLDA) is ...
  • Integrated GPR and laser vibration surveys to preserve prehistorical painted caves: Cueva Pintada case study 

    Caselles Magallón, Josep Oriol; Clapes Boixader, Jaime; Sáenz Sagasti, José Ignacio; Pérez Gracia, María de la Vega; Rodríguez Santana, Carmen Gloria (2019-09)
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    The study of structural safety when it is covered by important paintings requires a careful analysis without affecting the paintings. Therefore, non-destructive surveys are the only feasible method to obtain data about its ...
  • Assessment of post-earthquake damaged building with interferometric real aperture radar 

    González Drigo, José Ramón; Cabrera, Esteban; Luzi, Guido; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Vargas Alzate, Yeudy Felipe; Ávila Haro, Jorge Arturo (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-12-01)
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    In this study the main results of a detailed analysis of an actual building, which was severely damaged during the Mw 5.1, May 11th 2011, Lorca earthquake (Murcia, Spain) are presented. The dynamic behavior of the building ...
  • Setting of the parameters to capacity spectra of steel buildings 

    Bermúdez Mejía, Carlos Alberto; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Barbat Barbat, Horia Alejandro (2020-01)
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    En este artículo se presenta, en primer lugar, un marco teórico sobre el tema de los espectros de capacidad y su utilización en el estudio de la vulnerabilidad sísmica de los edificios. A continuación, se referencian los ...
  • A drift-correlated ground motion intensity measure: application to steel frame buildings 

    Pinzón Ureña, Luis; Vargas Alzate, Yeudy Felipe; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Díaz Carrasco, Sergio (Elsevier, 2020-05)
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    Estimations of seismic risk in urban areas should include quantifications of the expected damage to civil structures subjected to earthquakes. In buildings, this quantification depends on the maximum inter-story drift ...

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