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  • Nonlocal plasticity modelling of strain localisation in stiff clays 

    Mánica Malcom, Miguel Ángel; Gens Solé, Antonio; Vaunat, Jean; Ruíz, Daniel F. (Elsevier, 2018-11)
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    The paper addresses the numerical simulation of strain localisation in stiff clays that exhibit softening behaviour. An elastoplastic constitutive model developed to incorporate key features of stiff clay behaviour is ...
  • Analysis of building maintenance requests using a text mining approach: building services evaluation 

    Bortolini, Rafaela; Forcada Matheu, Núria (2019-05-16)
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    End users’ maintenance requests gathered from computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) configure a rich source of information to evaluate the occupants’ satisfaction and the building systems. Nevertheless, the ...
  • Experimentos de equilibrio de lechos fluviales de arena y grava 

    Martín Vide, Juan Pedro; Núñez González, Francisco (2019-03)
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    Se describe una instalación de laboratorio que permite realizar ensayos en canal con alimentación separada de arena y grava, como es caracterísitico de los lechos de muchos ríos. Se hacen ensayos de gran duración, en que ...
  • Numerical assessment of external sulfate attack in concrete structures: a review 

    Ikumi Montserrat, Tai; Segura Pérez, Ignacio (2019-07)
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    The slow progress of the external sulfate attack and the large size and criticality of typical structures affected by this phenomenon establish numerical modeling as a key tool to assess the future evolution of concrete ...
  • Sensitivity of storm-induced hazards in a highly curvilinear coastline to changing storm directions: the Tordera delta case (NW Mediterranean) 

    Sanuy Vázquez, Marc; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio (2019-04)
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    Extreme coastal storms, especially when incident in areas with densely urbanized coastlines, are one of the most damaging forms of natural disasters. The main hazards originating from coastal storms are inundation and ...
  • An improved analysis of mesoscale convective systems in the western Mediterranean using weather radar 

    Rigo, Tomeu; Berenguer Ferrer, Marc; Llasat Botija, María del Carmen (2019-10)
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    This article studies the life cycle of the well-organised mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) that affect Catalonia and surrounding regions, using a weather radar composite with sophisticated corrections and lightning data ...
  • Characterization of pervious concrete exposed to high levels of evaporation 

    Mora Ruacho, Jose; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Astorga Bustillos, Fernando R. (2019-01)
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    When fresh concrete is exposed to high levels of water by evaporation in structures with large ratios of surface/thickness these are prone to be altered in their constituent material properties, generating a decreased or ...
  • Utilization of high-calcium fly ashes through mineral carbonation: the cases for Greece, Poland and Spain 

    Cwik, Agnieszka Lucyna; Casanova Hormaechea, Ignasi; Rodriguez Rausis, Kwon Bok; Zarebska, Katarzyna (Elsevier, 2019-07)
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    Limited utilization possibilities of high–calcium fly ashes (HCFA) are a serious issue not only in Europe, but also worldwide. The properties of such waste from coal-fired power plants could be conveniently treated in order ...
  • Numerical equivalence between SPH and probabilistic mass transfer methods for Lagrangian simulation of dispersion 

    Solé Marí, Guillem; Schmidt, Michael J.; Pankavich, Stephen D.; Benson, David A. (Elsevier, 2019-04)
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    Several Lagrangian methodologies have been proposed in recent years to simulate advection-dispersion of solutes in fluids as a mass exchange between numerical particles carrying the fluid. In this paper, we unify these ...
  • Advances in particle packing algorithms for generating the medium in the Discrete Element Method 

    Recarey Morfa, Carlos Alexander; Pérez, Irvin; Roselló, Roberto; Muniz de Farias, Márcio; Hernández Zubeldia, Elizabeth; Giraldo, Robinson; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio (2019-03)
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    Several theoretical contributions in order to establish a particle packing methodology are presented. In this respect, a generic formulation of a new method for packing particles based on a constructive advancing front ...
  • Prediction of joint line remnant defect in friction stir welding 

    Dialamishabankareh, Narges; Cervera Ruiz, Miguel; Chiumenti, Michèle; Segatori, Antonio (2019-02)
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    This work studies computationally and experimentally the joint line remnant defects emerging in friction stir welding (FSW) due to oxide layer propagation into the weld. A finite element-based model is used for the ...
  • Scalable solvers for complex electromagnetics problems 

    Badia, Santiago; Martín Huertas, Alberto Francisco; Olm Serra, Marc (2019-09)
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    In this work, we present scalable balancing domain decomposition by constraints methods for linear systems arising from arbitrary order edge finite element discretizations of multi-material and heterogeneous 3D problems. ...

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