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  • Evaluation of Mallorca Cathedral seismic behavior using different analysis techniques 

    Elyamani, Ahmed; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Caselles Magallón, Josep Oriol; Clapes Boixader, Jaime (University of the Aegean, 2019-01)
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    The paper discusses the seismic assessment of Mallorca cathedral in Spain. This cathedral is an audacious Gothic structure built on the island of Mallorca during 14th-16th centuries, characterized by its large dimensions ...
  • Dynamic investigation of a large historical cathedral 

    Elyamani, Ahmed; Caselles Magallón, Josep Oriol; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Clapes Boixader, Jaime (John Wiley & sons, 2017-03)
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    The presented research aimed at studying the dynamic behavior of Mallorca cathedral (Mallorca Island, Spain) under ambient sources of vibration and seismic events. The cathedral is one of the greatest built masonry structures ...
  • An alternative approach to consider the effect of seismic directionality 

    Díaz Carrasco, Sergio; Pinzón, Luis A.; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Vargas Alzate, Yeudy Felipe (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2018-12)
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    Recent researches have proven the importance of considering the seismic directionality effect. The performance of buildings subjected to earthquakes depends on its orientation respect to the seismic actions applied. This ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Análisis dinámico probabilista de edificios de acero sometidos a sismos de larga duración 

    Díaz Alvarado, Sergio A.; Pujades Beneit, Lluís; Barbat Barbat, Horia Alejandro; Hidalgo Leiva, Diego Antonio; Vargas Alzate, Yeudy Felipe (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CIMNE, 2018-01)
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    El análisis probabilista del comportamiento sísmico de una estructura requiere cuantificar las incertidumbres de las variables y parámetros involucrados, incluyendo la acción sísmica y las propiedades mecánicas de sus ...
  • 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 ...
  • Return period curves for extreme 5-min rainfall amounts at the Barcelona urban network 

    Lana Pons, Francisco Javier; Casas Castillo, M. del Carmen; Serra de Larrocha, Carina; Rodríguez Solá, Raúl; Redaño Xipell, Angel; Burgueño Rivero, August; Martínez Santafé, Maria Dolors (2019-02)
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    Heavy rainfall episodes are relatively common in the conurbation of Barcelona and neighbouring cities (NE Spain), usually due to storms generated by convective phenomena in summer and eastern and south-eastern advections ...

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