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  • Data analysis using ARX models applied to static structural health monitoring of the Monastery of Sant Cugat 

    Makoond, Nirvan Chandra; Pelà, Luca; Molins i Borrell, Climent; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    The church of the monastery of Sant Cugat close to Barcelona is a medieval construction characterized by a complex structural behaviour stemming from the interaction among various structural elements built over different ...
  • Machine-learning model for the determination of macro-scale masonry properties based on a virtual laboratory at micro-scale 

    Kalkbrenner, Philip; Pelà, Luca; Rossi, Riccardo (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    Cutting-edge methods in the computational analysis of structures have been developed over the last decades. Such modern tools are helpful to assess the safety of existing buildings. Multi-scale techniques have been proposed ...
  • Numerical simulation of traditional timber-masonry buildings subjected to lateral loads 

    Jiménez Ramírez, María Belén; Pelà, Luca (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    Existing heritage buildings are often composed of diverse structural typologies, representing a challenge for structural analysis. This work investigates the use of nonlinear static analysis to assess the seismic behaviour ...
  • Experimental assessment of shear response of brick masonry retrofitted with TRM 

    Garcia Ramonda, Larisa; Pelà, Luca; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Camata, Guido (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    As one of the main historical construction materials, masonry is abundant among the architectural heritage of earthquake-prone areas of the Mediterranean countries. Earthquake mitigation approaches are now focusing on ...
  • Seismic vulnerability assessment of representative building typologies from Barcelona's Eixample district 

    Dimovska, Sara; Saloustros, Savvas; Pelà, Luca; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    Unreinforced masonry buildings prevail in many old historical centres and urban areas worldwide. These structures may present inadequate seismic performance because they were often designed without considering any seismic ...
  • Laboratory and in-situ characterisation of masonry materials in a large historical industrial building in Barcelona 

    Cabané Cañas, Albert; Pelà, Luca; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    This paper presents an experimental campaign carried out in an historical industrial building of Barcelona from the 19th century, considering in-situ and laboratory minor destructive testing (MDT) techniques. The results ...
  • Assessing the impact of seismic risk mitigation at the urban scale on community resilience and housing recovery 

    Basaglia, Alberto; Aprile, Alessandra; Spacone, Enrico; Pelà, Luca (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    European historical city centers are particularly prone to natural disasters. This is due to the fragility of structures that often times do not comply with seismic codes; the high constructions’ density that causes induced ...
  • Advanced tools for fast micro-modelling of masonry structures 

    Petracca, Massimo; Marano, Corrado; Camata, Guido; Pelà, Luca (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    Among all the approaches commonly used to study masonry structures, micro-modelling is the most accurate. Masonry can be seen as a composite material made of bricks and mortar joints. Their different mechanical properties, ...
  • Investigation on experimental techniques for the mechanical characterization of brick masonry 

    Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Pelà, Luca (Universidad de Cantabria, 2020)
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    One of the main difficulties found in the assessment and verification of masonry historical structures lays in the characterization of the main mechanical properties of the material components (units and mortar) and masonry ...
  • Experimental study of in-plane shear behaviour of brick masonry retrofitted with basalt and steel reinforced mortars 

    Garcia Ramonda, Larisa; Pelà, Luca; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Camata, Guido (Universidad de Cantabria, 2020)
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    This paper focuses on the application of composite materials to improve the in-plane shear strength of existing brick masonry walls. The experimental program involved the construction of walls composed of handmade solid ...
  • Transport of moisture and chlorides into sprayed concrete 

    Aponte Hernández, Diego Fernando; Barra Bizinotto, Marilda; Valls del Barrio, Susanna; Fernández Carrasco, Lucía (2020)
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    This contribution is a study of the durability and transport properties of sprayed concrete used in an actual construction site. It considers whether concrete spraying can generate different porosities as the thickness of ...
  • Reducing eccentricity in plan-irregular buildings through an innovative stiffening solution of the façade frames 

    Moyano, Gabriel; Bairán García, Jesús Miguel (Universidade de Lisboa, 2020)
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    Adjusting to architectonic and urbanistic constraints in dense cities frequently require plan irregularities in structures. One recurrent case in many cities is the combination of a frame in the façade, to allow parking ...

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