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  • Heat transport with advection in fractured rock 

    Pérez Carreras, Adrià; Carol, Ignacio; Prat Catalán, Pere (2019)
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    In the transport of heat in porous media, diffusion generally dominates over advection due to slow fluid velocities imposed by low permeability. This is the reason why standard Galerkin formulation leading to extra ...
  • Soil surface boundary condition in desiccating soils 

    Cuadrado Cabello, Agustín; Encalada Lopez, David Alejandro; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Prat Catalán, Pere (The Icelandic Geotechnical Society (IGS), 2019)
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    Soils undergoing desiccation exhibit shrinkage and eventually cracking. That may become an environmental problem in practical applications. From a Geotechnical perspective, it is possible to solve the corresponding ...
  • Rethinking the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test of Goodness of fit in a compositional way 

    Monti, Gianna S.; Mateu Figueras, Gloria; Ortego Martínez, María Isabel; Pawlowsky Glahn, Vera; Egozcue Rubí, Juan José (Pearson, 2018)
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    The Kolmogorov Smirnov test (KS) is a well known test used to asses how a set of observations is significantly different from the probability model specified under the null hypothesis. The KS test statistic quantifies the ...
  • Critical buckling load on transversally and longitudinally stiffened steel plate girders subjected to patch loading 

    Herrera, Juan Carlos; Chacón Flores, Rolando Antonio (CRC Press, 2019)
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    It has been investigated that the patch loading resistance model available in European design rules may lead to an underestimation for plate girders with closely spaced transverse stiffeners. Predicting models have been ...
  • On the development of IoT platforms for the detection of damage in steel railway bridges 

    Chacón Flores, Rolando Antonio; Rodríguez González, Alejandro; Sierra, Pablo Leonel; Martínez, Xavier; Oller Martínez, Sergio Horacio (CRC Press, 2019)
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    This paper presents the ongoing research related to the development of IoT platforms for the detection of damage in steel railway bridges. The development encompasses several fields from sensors, to damage detection, to ...
  • Multi-criteria decision making in the social sustainability assessment of high-rise residential buildings 

    Maleki, Bahareh; Casanovas Rubio, Maria del Mar; Hosseini, Seyed Mohammad Amin; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2019)
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    Factors such as global urbanization, scarcity of land, and rising land prices will increase the need for high-rise buildings. Population growth has led to dense life in residential high-rise buildings (RHRB). On the one ...
  • Cruise port activity evolution in the Mediterranean Sea: a compositional data approach 

    Grifoll Colls, Manel; Karlis, Thanassis (2019)
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    Since 1980, the cruise industry has recorded an impressive average passenger growth rate of approximately 7% per annum. From a methodological point of view, the evolution of the cruise traffic in a port system has been ...
  • El hemidelta Sur del Llobregat: un sistema natural controlado por la acción humana 

    Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Calafat, Antoni (Instituto de Ciencias del Mar, 2019)
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    La evolución reciente del hemidelta Sur del Llobregat (Barcelona) es un claro ejemplo de sistema natural dominado por la acción del hombre. Las necesidades de ocupación de la llanura y frente deltaico junto con la regulación ...
  • Influence of plastic recycled aggregates in the hardened properties of concretes 

    Hernández Mendiola, Ernesto; Etxeberria Larrañaga, Miren (2019)
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    The use of the new resource of man-made plastic aggregates as an alternative to natural aggregate could be a viable answer for developing new construction material. Not only would we eliminate a harmful waste but also ...
  • Reduced Finite Element square techniques (RFE2): towards industrial multiscale FE software 

    Lloberas Valls, Oriol; Raschi Schaw, Marcelo; Huespe, Alfredo Edmundo; Oliver Olivella, Xavier (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2019)
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    The FE2 method has gained a considerable interest within the simulation science community because of its generality and potential. Indeed, multiscale problems with complex micro-structures and constitutive behaviors can ...
  • Characterization and modeling of the thermal and mechanical properties of self-compacting concrete at early ages 

    Crespo Garibay, María Delia; Molins i Borrell, Climent; Marí Bernat, Antonio Ricardo (International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM), 2019)
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    Cracking of concrete at early ages, that may affect the structure durability and even its safety, can be simulated by means of models based on the concepts of degree of hydration and equivalent age, which require the ...
  • Adaptación de las titulaciones técnicas al EEES. El caso de arquitectura técnica en la EPSEB - UPC 

    Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Jordana Riba, Francisco de Paula; Núñez Andrés, María Amparo; Rodríguez Jordana, Juan (2014)
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    La armonización de los diferentes estudios universitarios en Europa y la creación del EEES ha supuesto un cambio de mentalidad en el diseño los nuevos planes de estudios y en la forma de contabilizar el proceso ¿enseñanza ...

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