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  • Assessment of moisture effect on open graded mixes using water sensitivity and Cántabro after immersion tests 

    Rubio, Baltasar; Jiménez, Rafael; Pérez Jiménez, Félix Edmundo; Martínez Reguero, Adriana Haydée (CRC Press, 2009)
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    In Spain, water damage on the cohesion of porous asphalt (PA) and asphalt concrete for very thin layers (BBTM mixtures with a void content over 12%) was assessed using the Cántabro after immersion test (NLT-352). European ...
  • A new open source solver for modelling fluid-structure interaction: case study of a point-absorberwave energy converter with power take-off unit 

    Tagliafierro, Bonaventura; Montuori, Rosario; Vayas, Ioannis; Ropero, Pablo; Crespo, Alejandro J.C.; Domínguez Alonso, José Manuel; Altomare, Corrado; Viccione, Giacomo; Gómez Gesteira, Moncho (National Technical University of Athens, 2020)
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    In this work, the capabilities of the open source code DualSPHysics coupled with the multiphysics library Project Chrono are shown. The framework is validated through an experimental campaign performed on a wave energy ...
  • Effect of supplementary cementitious material and fine recycled aggregates on shrinkage properties of self-compacting microconcrete 

    Etxeberria Larrañaga, Miren; Bommana Tippareddygari, Purandhar Reddy (Centro Internacional de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería (CIMNE), 2020)
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    An increase in the population has led to the progressive construction of infrastructures and buildings. This causes severe environmental problems, firstly high emissions of CO2 are caused in cement production; secondly, a ...
  • Influence of high volume fly ash and recycled aggregates in chloride and carbonation resistance of concrete 

    Etxeberria Larrañaga, Miren; Álvarez, Fernando (Centro Internacional de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería (CIMNE), 2020)
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    This paper deals with the evaluation of the influence of recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) and the employment of high volume of fly ash (FA) on the physical, mechanical and durability (chloride ion penetration and carbonation) ...
  • Distributed Optical Fiber for laboratory and field testing in concrete structures 

    Rodríguez Gutiérrez, Gerardo; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 2020)
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    This paper outlines the principal results of laboratory and field testing in concrete structures to show the capabilities of distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) in their application to monitoring concrete structures. ...
  • Discrete element simulation of the fresh state steel fiber reinforced self-compacting concrete 

    Najari, Alireza; Blanco Álvarez, Ana; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Pialarissi Cavalaro, Sergio Henrique (Springer, 2020)
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    The distribution and orientation of fibers in Steel Fiber Reinforcement Self-Compacting Concrete (SFRSCC) are paramount given its influence in the mechanical properties of the material/structural elements. A two-way coupled ...
  • Equivalence between flexural toughness and energy absorption capacity of FRC 

    Carmona Malatesta, Sergio Alejandro; Molins i Borrell, Climent (Springer, 2020)
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    The increase of toughness and residual strengths are the great benefits of incorporating fibres in concrete. However, there is still no agreement regarding the most suitable experimental procedure for its determination and ...
  • Designing maths-based STEAM activities for civil engineering curricula 

    Chacón Flores, Rolando Antonio; Estela Carbonell, M. Rosa (Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, 2020)
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    This paper depicts a “Work-in-progress” set of pedagogical activities and workshops particularly designed for students at the beginning of civil engineering bachelor courses. The pedagogical project is aimed at fostering ...
  • Image-based measurements of degree of saturation 

    Parera Morales, Ferran; Pinyol Puigmartí, Núria Mercè; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo (E3S Web of Conferences, 2020)
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    A method based on SWIR images is proposed for measuring the degree of saturation in soils. This method is especially suitable for use in experiments conducted in the facilities of a common geotechnical laboratory. The ...
  • New strategies for environmental management in harbours: the case of the Tarragona port monobuoy 

    Morell, Mariano; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Mestres Ridge, Marc (Edicions UPC, 2020)
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    Ports are a potential focus of sea pollution and therefore port authorities and operators have a key role on the sustainability and environmental protection of the coastal waters. In the last decades, monitoring techniques ...
  • 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 ...
  • Reconstructing the Aznalcóllar mine accident 20 year later: numerical modelling of the flood 

    Sanz Ramos, Marcos; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest; Dolz Ripollès, Josep (CRC Press, 2020)
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    The Aznalcóllar mine-pond break is the most catastrophic mining accident regis-tered in the Iberian Peninsula (April 1998), and caused a tailings spill that affected around 45 km of the Agrio and Guadiamar Rivers. The flood ...

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