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  • COVID-19 lockdown effects on air quality by NO2 in the cities of Barcelona and Madrid (Spain) 

    Baldasano Recio, José María (Elsevier, 2020-11-01)
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    During the months of March and April 2020 we witnessed the largest-scale experiment in history in terms of air quality in cities. Any prediction of this experiment's results may be obvious to science, as it was totally ...
  • Life-cycle environmental and cost-effective energy retrofitting solutions for office stock 

    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Ferré Bigorra, Jaume; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel (Elsevier, 2020-10-01)
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    The European Green Deal establishes the need to renovate buildings in an energy efficient way, to address climate and environmental challenges. The purpose of this study was to devise a model for identifying environmental, ...
  • Mechanical connectors to enhance the interfacial debonding of concrete overlays 

    López Carreño, Rubén-Daniel; Carrascón Ortiz, Sergio; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-06)
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    Concrete bonded whitetoppings and overlays usually fail due to a loss of bond between the layers as a consequence of direct actions (traffic loads) or indirect actions (temperature differences or shrinkage in the layers). ...
  • Economic analysis of the disassembling activities to the reuse of electric vehicles Li-ion batteries 

    Rallo, Héctor; Benveniste Pérez, Gabriela; Gestoso, I.; Amante García, Beatriz (2020-02-19)
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    Electric vehicles (EVs) are massively entering the mobility services. However, the high costs of their batteries, and thus of the vehicles, represent a real barrier that refrain consumers from buying EVs. In order to ...
  • Improving urban metabolism: bi-directional energy and environmental benefits of rooftop greenhouse and building integration 

    Muñoz Liesa, Joan; Royapoor, Mohammad; López Capel, Elisa; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), 2019)
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    Rapid global urbanisation in 21st century results in cities consuming vast resources but also offering unique opportunities for more integrated and circular resource management. This work investigates potential benefits ...
  • Structural health monitoring with distributed optical fiber sensors of tunnel lining affected by nearby construction activity 

    Gómez i Esteve, Judit; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (2020-09)
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    This paper addresses the implementation of a Distributed Optical Fiber Sensor system (DOFS) to the TMB L-9 metro tunnel in Barcelona for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) purposes as the former could potentially be affected ...
  • Water management in the media and research: Dissemination in catalonia and its capture by private companies 

    Jordà Capdevila, Dídac; Canals Casals, Lluc (2020-05-12)
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    As a vital resource for human well-being, drinking water is considered a public good worldwide. However, big companies are sometimes in charge of its management leading to an interested distribution of benefits. One of the ...
  • Quantifying energy symbiosis of building-integrated agriculture in a mediterranean rooftop greenhouse 

    Muñoz Liesa, Joan; Royapoor, Mohammad; López Capel, Elisa; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Rufí-Salís, Martí; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2020-08)
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    A major concern for sustainable development is urban systems energy consumption. A possible way to gain additional whole system energy efficiencies is to integrate rooftop greenhouses (iRTG) on unoccupied roofs. This work ...
  • Comparison of methodologies for assessing desert dust contribution to regional PM10 and PM2.5 levels: a one-year study over Portugal 

    Gama, Carla; Pio, Casimiro; Monteiro, Alexandra; Russo, Michael; Fernandes, A.P.; Borrego, Carlos; Baldasano Recio, José María; Tchepel, Oxana (2020-02)
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    Desert dust outbreaks may affect air quality. This study estimates the importance of African dust contribution to the PM10 and PM2.5 concentrations observed in rural regional background sites in Portugal. Desert dust ...
  • Life cycle assessment of Li-Sulfur of batteries for electric vehicles 

    Benveniste Pérez, Gabriela; Canals Casals, Lluc; Corchero García, Cristina; Amante García, Beatriz (2019)
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  • Recerca i tecnologia en enginyeria gràfica i disseny a la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya 

    García Carrillo, Àgueda; Ramos Cabal, Alba; Datas Medina, Alejandro; Sureda Carbonell, Bàrbara; Faura López de Haro, Bernat; del Cañizo Nadal, Carlos; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Hernández Díaz, David; Mestres Domenech, Francesc; Bermúdez Rodríguez, Francisco; Hernández Abad, Francisco; Peña Andrés, Javier; Ivern Cacho, Jordi; Lapaz Castillo, José Luís; Ibáñez García, José María; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; López Membrilla, Manuel; Alcaraz Sendra, Olga; Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Rojas, Orlando J.; Farrerons Vidal, Óscar; Villar Ribera, Ricardo Alberto; Balta Salvador, Roso; Castro de Losada, Rubén de; Hernández Abad, Vicente (OmniaScience, 2020-03-02)
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    Els temps canvien cada vegada més ràpidament, i a la universitat això encara es nota més. L’històric departament d‘Expressió Gràfica a l’Enginyeria (EGE) de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, garant d’una docència ...
  • A probabilistic performance evaluation for buildings and constructed assets 

    Bortolini, Rafaela; Forcada Matheu, Núria (2019-12)
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    The conservation state of buildings is of increasing interest due to the need to renovate aging building stock and provide a safe and healthy place for end users. Numerous uncertain factors have an impact on building ...

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