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  • Numerical and experimental study of initiation and propagation of desiccation cracks in clayey soils 

    Levatti, Hector Ulises; Prat Catalán, Pere; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto (Elsevier, 2019-01)
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    This paper presents the fundamentals and the mathematical formulation to study desiccation cracking in soils based on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics as well as a numerical analysis of a previous desiccation test program. The ...
  • Rhythmic morphology in a microtidal low-energy beach 

    Mujal Colilles, Anna; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Falqués Serra, Albert (2019-06)
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    Observations of rythmic features along the inner side of the Trabucador barrier beach are coupled to two numerical models to unravel the mechanisms of its formation. The Trabucador is a long (6 Km) narrow (125 m) barrier ...
  • Transversally and longitudinally stiffened steel plate girders subjected to patch loading 

    Chacón Flores, Rolando Antonio; Mirambell Arrizabalaga, Enrique; Real Saladrigas, Esther (2019-05)
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    This article presents some observations related to the phenomenon that occurs when transversally and longitudinally stiffened steel plate girders are subjected to patch loading. The failure mechanism differs considerably ...
  • Effect of partial substitution of highly reactive mineral additions by nanosilica in cement pastes 

    da Silva Rego, Joao Henrique; Frias Rojas, Moises; Moragues Terrades, Amparo; Fernández Carrasco, Lucía; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Sanchez de Rojas, Maria Isabel (2019-01)
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    The phenomena involved in portland cement hydration and interactions with nanosilica are very complex and not yet fully understood. In addition, few papers have currently proposed to investigate the microstructure and ...
  • Predicción de fracturas en estructuras de hormigón combinando los métodos de elementos finitos y de elementos discretos 

    Zárate Araiza, José Francisco; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio (2018-12)
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    El presente trabajo plantea los conceptos básicos y de aplicación de la estrategia que combina los métodos de elementos finitos y de elementos discretos para el estudio de la propagación de fracturas en estructuras de ...
  • State-of-research on performance indicators for bridge quality control and management 

    Faleschini, Flora; Zanini, Mariano Angelo; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon (2019-03)
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    The present study provides a review of the most diffused technical and non-technical performance indicators adopted worldwide by infrastructure owners. This work, developed within the European COST Action TU 1406—“Quality ...
  • SHM of reinforced concrete elements by Rayleigh backscattering DOFS 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (2019-03)
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    This document showcases the latest research conducted within UPC–BarcelonaTech on the performance of distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS), more specifically the case of the optical backscattered reflectometry (OBR) ...
  • Procedures based on composite FEM technology for the resolution of concrete-framed structures with masonry in-fills: comparison with Mexican building code 

    Escudero Torres, Cuauhtemoc; Oller Martínez, Sergio Horacio; Martínez García, Javier; Barbat Barbat, Horia Alejandro (American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2017-09)
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    The construction of confined masonry buildings has become a good choice to meet the housing needs of low-income families inbig cities. Despite this, current building codes for such construction allow the use of highly ...
  • Inlfuence [sic] of early sulfate exposure on the pore network development of mortars 

    Ikumi Montserrat, Tai; Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Pialarissi Cavalaro, Sergio Henrique (Elsevier, 2017-07)
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    The objective of this paper is to evaluate the influence of sulfate exposure on the pore network development of several Portland cement matrices. MIP, XRD and SEM analysis were performed at different ages in samples exposed ...
  • Toronto-York Spadina subway extension tunnelling under Schulich Building 

    Ramos Schneider, Gonzalo; García Molina, Ángel; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Raveendra, Ravi; Polo Orodea, Tomás (2019-02)
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    Tunnelling under the York University Schulich Building was one of the milestones of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension Project. The challenge was to bore the tunnel under a flagship building only one diameter below ...
  • Fragmentos: las formas urbanas de la arquitectura moderna, 1945-1970. Colombia III 

    Mondragon, Hugo; Cortés, Rodrigo; Arias, Fernando; Fontana, Maria Pia; Mayorga Cárdenas, Miguel Yuri; Sánchez, Victoria; Téllez, Andrés; Varela, Luz Adriana (2018-12)
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    Con este artículo de la Revista AOA número 39 cierra el ciclo de tres investigaciones publicadas durante 2018 sobre el asentamiento y desarrollo de la arquitectura moderna en Colombia, a cargo del equipo de arquitectos de ...
  • Out-of-plane seismic response and failure mechanism of masonry structures using finite elements with enhanced strain accuracy 

    Vlachakis, Georgios; Cervera Ruiz, Miguel; Barbat Vlad, Gabriel; Saloustros, Savvas (Elsevier, 2019-03)
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    The out-of-plane response is a complex and at the same time key aspect of the seismic vulnerability of masonry structures. It depends on several factors, some of which are the material properties, the quality of the walls, ...

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