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

  • Damage detection using principal component analysis applied to temporal variation of natural frequencies 

    Caselles Magallón, Josep Oriol; Clapes Boixader, Jaime; Elyamani, Ahmed; Lana Pons, Francisco Javier; Seguí Fernández, Carolina; Martín Balet, Alejo; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (2018)
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    For preserving existing structures to the extent possible, vibration-based damage detection techniques are gaining more attention. In specific, tracking the changes in a structure’s natural frequencies employing the Principal ...
  • A probabilistic approach for seismic risk assessment based on vulnerability functions: application to Barcelona 

    Aguilar Meléndez, Armando; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Barbat Barbat, Horia Alejandro; Ordaz Schroeder, Mario Gustavo; Puente, Josep de la; Lantada Zarzosa, Maria de Las Nieves; Rodriguez Lozoya, H.E. (2019-04)
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    Risk assessment and management is an important step towards resilient and sustainable cities. Among many other perils, both natural and manmade, seismic risk is a major threat for resilience and sustainability. In recent ...
  • An efficient methodology to estimate probabilistic seismic damage curves 

    Vargas Alzate, Yeudy Felipe; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Barbat Barbat, Horia Alejandro; Hurtado Gómez, Jorge Eduardo (2019-04)
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    The incremental dynamic analysis (IDA) is a powerful methodology that can be easily extended for calculating probabilistic seismic damage curves. These curves are metadata to assess the seismic risk of structures. Although ...
  • Do directionality effects influence expected damage? A case study of the 2017 central Mexico earthquake 

    Pinzón, Luis A.; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Díaz, Sergio Alberto; Alva, Rodrigo Esteban (2018-10)
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    We analyze the case of a building that collapsed in a multifamily complex of Tlalpan borough in Mexico City during the 19 September 2017 Central Mexico earthquake. Despite having similar materials and similar structural ...
  • Directionality models from ground motions of Italy 

    Pinzón, Luis A.; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Hidalgo Leiva, D.A.; Díaz, Sergio Alberto (2018-09)
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    Directionality effects on the expected strong ground motion in Italy are investigated. After a brief description of the directionality effect and the intensity measures involved, a wide Italian database of strong ground ...
  • Analysis and calibration of Ground Penetrating Radar shielded antennas 

    Rasol, M.; Pérez Gracia, María de la Vega; Santos Assunçao, Sonia (2018)
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    Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a non-destructive geophysical method applied in many civil engineering applications. The knowledge of the GPR antennas behavior is crucial to obtain accurate results and comprehensive data ...
  • Earthquake risk scenarios in urban areas: a review with applications to the Ciutat Vella district in Barcelona, Spain 

    Lantada Zarzosa, Maria de Las Nieves; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Barbat Barbat, Horia Alejandro (Taylor & Francis, 2018-09)
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    The vulnerability index and capacity spectrum-based methods used to assess the expected physical damage in dwellings are revisited, and their main advantages and shortcomings are analyzed and discussed. Then, a vulnerability ...
  • Probabilistic assessment of seismic risk of dwelling buildings of Barcelona: implications for the city resilience 

    Aguilar Meléndez, Armando; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Puente, Josep de la; Barbat Barbat, Horia Alejandro; Lantada Zarzosa, Maria de Las Nieves (Springer, 2019)
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    This book brings together a series of theory and practice essays on risk management and adaptation in urban contexts within a resilient and multidimensional perspective. The book proposes a transversal approach with regard ...
  • Probabilistic dynamic analysis of steel buildings with long duration earthquakes 

    Díaz Alvarado, Sergio A.; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Barbat Barbat, Horia Alejandro; Hidalgo Leiva, Diego Antonio; Vargas Alzate, Yeudy Felipe (2018-01)
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    The probabilistic analysis of the seismic performance of a structure requires quantifying the uncertainties of the involved variables and parameters, including the seismic action and mechanical properties of its elements. ...
  • Integrated dynamic and thermography investigation of Mallorca cathedral 

    Elyamani, Ahmed; Caselles Magallón, Josep Oriol; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Clapes Boixader, Jaime (University of the Aegean, 2018-01)
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    An integrated investigation of engineering archaeometry was carried out using dynamic identification, dynamic monitoring and Infra-Red (IR) thermography for the study of the dynamic behavior of Mallorca cathedral in Spain. ...
  • GPR clutter amplitude processing to detect shallow geological targets 

    Salinas Nadal, Victor; Santos Assunçao, Sonia; Pérez Gracia, María de la Vega (2018-01-01)
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    The analysis of clutter in A-scans produced by energy randomly scattered in some specific geological structures, provides information about changes in the shallow sedimentary geology. The A-scans are composed by the coherent ...
  • GPR building inspection: Examples of building structures assessed with Ground Penetrating Radar 

    Pérez Gracia, María de la Vega; Caselles Magallón, Josep Oriol; Clapés Boixader, Jaume; Santos Assunçao, Sonia (University of Edinburgh, 2017)
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    The GPR assessment of buildings depends on the structure or part of the building studied. In this paper, three different case study are presented, all of them about old buildings that need to be restored or modified. ...

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