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  • Multifractal structure of the monthly rainfall regime in Catalonia (NE Spain): Evaluation of the non-linear structural complexity 

    Lana Pons, Francisco Javier; Rodríguez Solá, Raúl; Martínez Santafé, Maria Dolors; Casas Castillo, M. del Carmen; Serra de Larrocha, Carina; Kirchner, Ricard (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2020-07-08)
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    The complex non-linear regime of the monthly rainfall in Catalonia (NE Spain) is analyzed by means of the reconstruction fractal theorem and the multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis algorithm. Areas with a notable ...
  • Characterization of standardised heavy rainfall profiles for Barcelona city: clustering, rain amounts and intensity peaks 

    Lana Pons, Francisco Javier; Rodríguez Solá, Raúl; Martínez Santafé, Maria Dolors; Casas Castillo, M. del Carmen; Serra de Larrocha, Carina; Burgueño Rivero, August (2020-07-09)
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    Standardized heavy rainfall profiles may contribute to a best knowledge concerning flash floods, ground erosion and runoff. Taking advantage of the rain rate gauges network of Barcelona city and applying a short integration ...
  • GPR spectra for monitoring asphalt pavements 

    Pedret Rodés, Josep; Martínez Reguero, Adriana Haydée; Pérez Gracia, María de la Vega (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-06)
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    Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a prospecting method frequently used in monitoring asphalt pavements, especially as an optimal complement to the defection test that is commonly used for determining the structural condition ...
  • 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 ...

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