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  • Seismic vulnerability assessment method for vernacular architecture considering uncertainty 

    Ortega, Javier; Saloustros, Savvas; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    Built vernacular heritage embraces buildings that are not designed by specialists, but are part of a process that involves many people over many generations and relies on empirical knowledge. Its value as a key-element for ...
  • Kinematic approach for seismic vulnerability assessment of masonry churches 

    Corlito, Valentina; Dematteis, Giuseppe; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    The application of reliable predictive methods for the seismic vulnerability assessment of historical buildings represents a challenging issue in the process of risk mitigation at regional/national scale, in order to ...
  • Seismic behaviour of diaphragm arches: case studies from Catalan Gothic churches 

    Cacace, Daniela; Corlito, Valentina; Zizi, Mattia; Dematteis, Giuseppe; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    The Gothic style spread, starting from the 12th century, from the Ile-de-France to England and other countries of the Mediterranean area, such as Spain and Italy, according to different configurations and construction ...
  • Investigation on the seismic response of a large monumental complex 

    Caprili, Silvia; Puncello, Irene; Roca Fabregat, Pedro (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    Historical masonry structures are characterised by a high level of seismic vulnerability, as demonstrated by recent and past seismic events. Monumental buildings, in particular, represent a very challenging topic. Their ...
  • The ISCARSAH guidelines on the analysis, conservation and structural restoration of architectural heritage 

    Roca Fabregat, Pedro (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    The paper introduces the main concepts and criteria presented in the Guidelines on the Analysis, Conservation and Structural Restoration elaborated by the ICOMOS/ISCARSAH committee. The guidelines have been developed with ...
  • Three-dimensional finite element analysis of the cyclic response of RC columns 

    Fawaz, Ghassan; Murcia Delso, Juan (International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib), 2019)
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    This paper presents three-dimensional finite element models for the accurate response simulation of RC columns subjected to severe cyclic loading. The models integrate advanced constitutive models for concrete, steel ...
  • Modeling bar slip and pullout capacity of straight anchorages 

    Murcia Delso, Juan (International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib), 2019)
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    This paper presents an analytical method to predict the bar slip and pullout capacity of straight bars embedded in well-confined concrete, such as column bars extended into a footing or cap beam. Closed-form solutions of ...
  • Seismic response analysis of a retrofitted concrete building in Mexico City 

    Ruiz Barba, Ulises; Murcia Delso, Juan; Arnau, Oriol; Murià Vila, David; Alcocer Martínez de Castro, Sergio (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE), 2019)
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    This paper presents results of an ongoing study on the seismic performance of a retrofitted concrete building located in the soft soil area of Mexico City. The original structure consisted of reinforced concrete frames in ...
  • Performance of retrofitted concrete buildings during the September 19, 2017 earthquake in Mexico City 

    Murcia Delso, Juan; Arnau, Oriol (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE), 2019)
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    The 1985 Mexico City earthquake resulted in extensive damage and collapse of concrete construction. In the months and years following this earthquake, there was an unparalleled effort to repair and retrofit concrete ...
  • Interactive programming activities for 1st year tudents of calculus in civil engineering 

    Estela Carbonell, M. Rosa; Chacón Flores, Rolando Antonio (Aristotle Univertity of Thessaloniki, 2021)
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    In Engineering, traditional approaches for teaching Calculus include a sequential development of proofs and exercises related to functions, differentiation, integration and partial differential equations. Often, in the ...
  • Use of sensors, mobiles and computer vision in experimental structural dynamics 

    Chacón Flores, Rolando Antonio; Rivas, Jose; González Lopez, Jose Manuel; Pouplana Sarda, Ignasi de (Aristotle Univertity of Thessaloniki, 2021)
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    In Civil Engineering, traditional approaches for teaching concepts of structural mechanics include dense yet sequential theoretical development of proofs and exercises. Often, in the specific case of structural dynamics, ...
  • STEAM activities for civil engineering curricula: from Calculus to digital twins 

    Chacón Flores, Rolando Antonio; Estela Carbonell, M. Rosa (University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2021)
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    This full paper describes a set of pedagogical activities designed for students of all academic years in civil engineering programs. The pedagogical project has a twofold aim: i) exposing civil engineering students to ...

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