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  • Experimental testing of tile vaults 

    López López, David; Bernat Masó, Ernest; Gil Espert, Lluís; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group, 2020)
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    Tile vaults (sometimes also referred to as thin-tile, timbrel, Catalan or Guastavino vaults) are masonry structures made with thin bricks (tiles), mortar and fast-setting cement or gypsum. This traditional construction ...
  • Laboratory experiments in soil mechanics by means of digital twins and low-cost equipment 

    Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Prat Catalán, Pere; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Chacón Flores, Rolando Antonio; Sondon Sansó, Mercedes (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 2020)
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    The Soil Mechanics Laboratory has been traditionally an important issue in most courses on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Nowadays, the available technology allows to build low cost systems that brings the ...
  • Application of the Compression Chord Capacity Model to predict the fatigue shear strength of reinforced concrete members without stirrups 

    Cladera Bohigas, Antoni; Ribas González, Carlos Rodrigo; Oller Ibars, Eva; Marí Bernat, Antonio Ricardo (Editorial Club Universitario, 2019)
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    The Compression Chord Capacity Model (CCCM), previously developed by the authors with other colleagues, is a simplified model for the shear strength prediction of reinforced and prestressed concrete members with and without ...
  • Effects of tensile stresses on punching shear strength of RC slabs 

    Fernández Sánchez, Pablo Gonzalo; Marí Bernat, Antonio Ricardo; Oller Ibars, Eva; Domingo Tarancón, Magí (Editorial Club Universitario, 2019)
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    RC slabs can be subjected to transverse loads and tensile in-plane forces, as it occurs in top slabs of continuous bridges under negative moments. Tensile forces can reduce the shear or punching capacity of the slab, aspect ...
  • Static structural health monitoring and automated data analysis procedures applied to the diagnosis of a complex medieval masonry monastery 

    Makoond, Nirvan Chandra; Pelà, Luca; Molins i Borrell, Climent; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (2020)
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    Static structural health monitoring (SHM), aimed at the continuous measurement of slow-varying parameters over a long period, has been proved to be a powerful tool to support the diagnosis of masonry heritage structures. ...
  • WindCrete fatigue verification 

    Trubat Casal, Pau; Bairán García, Jesús Miguel; Yagüe Martín, Adrián; Molins i Borrell, Climent (ASME PRESS, 2019)
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    WindCrete is an offshore concrete spar type platform for Wind Turbines developed at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech. The main characteristics of the platform are its monolithic configuration and the ...
  • Challenges posed by computational modelling and nonlinear analysis of complex historical masonry structures 

    Pelà, Luca; Saloustros, Savvas; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (Centro Internacional de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería (CIMNE), 2019)
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    This study analyses some of the most common challenges encountered in numerical modelling and nonlinear analysis of complex historical masonry structures of the built cultural heritage. The research highlights the need for ...
  • Evaluación del tiempo de recuperación de edificios de concreto reforzado dañados por sismo 

    Gutiérrez, Juan Jesús; Ayala, A. Gustavo; Bairán García, Jesús Miguel (Sociedad Mexicana de Ingeniería Sísmica, 2019)
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    Sismos recientes han demostrado la importancia de evaluar el tiempo que tardarían los edificios dañados en ser reparados, ocupables y funcionales nuevamente, debido a que el tiempo de inactividad puede generar pérdidas ...
  • Experimental and numerical studies on shear behaviour of stainless steel plate girders with inclined stiffeners 

    Chen, X.W.; Yuan, H.X.; Du, X.X.; Real Saladrigas, Esther (2019)
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    Experimental and numerical studies on shear buckling behaviour of stainless steel plate girders with inclined stiffeners have been carried out in this study. Material properties of the two adopted stainless steel alloys, ...
  • Validation of numerical models of the offshore wind turbine from the alpha ventus wind farm against full-scale measurements within OC5 Phase III 

    Popko, Wojciech; Robertson, Amy; Jonkman, Jason; Molins i Borrell, Climent; Trubat Casal, Pau (American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2019)
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    The main objective of the Offshore Code Comparison Collaboration Continuation, with Correlation (OC5) project is validation of aero-hydro-servo-elastic simulation tools for offshore wind turbines (OWTs) through comparison ...
  • Experimental study on the general behaviour of stainless steel frames 

    Arrayago Luquin, Itsaso; Real Saladrigas, Esther; Mirambell Arrizabalaga, Enrique; González de León, Isabel (CRC Press, 2019)
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    In recent years, a considerable amount of research has been devoted to the under-standing of the structural performance of single isolated stainless steel members. Not withstanding, advances related to the analysis of more ...
  • Study on the influence of reduced beam sections on the seismic behaviour of a moment resisting frame 

    Jiménez Torres, Adrià; Mirambell Arrizabalaga, Enrique; Real Saladrigas, Esther (CRC Press, 2019)
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    This paper presents the results of a series of nonlinear time history analyses per-formed in Abaqus on a single-span two-storey moment resisting frame. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the base shear when the structure ...

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