El grup se centra en el cicle de vida de grans projectes d'infraestructures civils modernes des d'una perspectiva global, que implica la planificació; disseny; construcció; vida útil i explotació; manteniment i desmuntatge i el reciclatge, tenint en compte aspectes econòmics, socials, ambientals, de qualitat i de salut i seguretat. Aquest grup té una perspectiva global i objectius per desenvolupar mètodes i tecnologies de gestió que es poden aplicar a qualsevol infraestructura civil com ara carreteres, línies ferroviàries, ponts, preses, canals, túnels, estructures subterrànies i edificis civils.

El grupo se centra en el ciclo de vida de grandes proyectos de infraestructuras civiles modernas desde una perspectiva global, que implica la planificación, el diseño, la construcción, la vida útil y explotación; el mantenimiento y desmontaje, y el reciclaje, teniendo en cuenta aspectos económicos, sociales, ambientales, de calidad y de salud y seguridad. Este grupo tiene una perspectiva global y objetivos para desarrollar métodos y tecnologías de gestión que se pueden aplicar a cualquier infraestructura civil (carreteras, líneas ferroviarias, puentes, presas, canales, túneles, estructuras subterráneas y edificios civiles).

The group focus on the life cycle of large modern civil infrastructure projects from a global perspective, involving planning; design; construction; service life and exploitation; maintenance and dismantling and recycling, taking into account economical, social, environmental, quality and health and safety issues. This group has a global perspective and targets to develop management methods and technology to be applied in any civil infrastructure whatsoever (including highways, railway lines, bridges, dams, channels, tunnels, underground structures and civil buildings).

The group focus on the life cycle of large modern civil infrastructure projects from a global perspective, involving planning; design; construction; service life and exploitation; maintenance and dismantling and recycling, taking into account economical, social, environmental, quality and health and safety issues. This group has a global perspective and targets to develop management methods and technology to be applied in any civil infrastructure whatsoever (including highways, railway lines, bridges, dams, channels, tunnels, underground structures and civil buildings).

Recent Submissions

  • Fiber optics for load testing 

    Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Rodríguez, Gerardo; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (CRC Press, 2019)
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    This chapter presents the application of fiber optic sensor technology in the monitoring of a load test. First, the description of the fiber optic technology is described with main emphasis in the case of distributed optical ...
  • Diagnostic load testing of bridges: background and examples of application 

    Olaszek, Piotr; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon (CRC Press, 2019)
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    This chapter presents principles and justification of diagnostic load tests of bridges as normally performed. Normally, diagnostic tests serve to verify and adjust the predictions of an analytical model. However, as presented ...
  • Shear crack width assessment in concrete structures by 2D distributed optical fiber 

    Rodríguez, Gerardo; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (Elsevier, 2019-09)
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    This paper outlines the second part of an experimental study to show the capabilities of distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) in their application to the structural health monitoring (SHM) of the shear performance of ...
  • Fatigue performance of distributed optical fiber sensors in reinforced concrete elements 

    Barrias, Antonio; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (Elsevier, 2019-09)
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    In this paper, the authors present the results of a laboratory test where two reinforced concrete beams were instrumented with Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors (DOFS) to allow the monitoring g of strain in four different ...
  • Fibre distribution and tensile response anisotropy in sprayed fibre reinforced concrete 

    Segura Castillo, Luis; Pialarissi Cavalaro, Sergio Henrique; Goodier, Chris; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Austin, Simon (2018-02)
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    Sprayed steel fibre reinforced concrete (SSFRC) is a material that tends to present anisotropy, due to the action of the spraying process inducing preferential fibre orientation. Despite numerous applications worldwide ...
  • Expansions with different origins in a concrete dam with bridge over spillway 

    Blanco Álvarez, Ana; Pialarissi Cavalaro, Sergio Henrique; Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Segura Castillo, Luis; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (Elsevier, 2018-02)
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    Concrete dams with expansions from different origins are rare and scarcely documented in the literature, therefore their study gains special interest. This study presents the case of a 62-year-old concrete dam with signs ...
  • Sustainability of column-supported RC slabs: fiber reinforcement as an alternative 

    Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Casanovas Rubio, Maria del Mar; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Armengou, Jaume (2019-07)
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    Fiber-reinforced concrete has been used in structures without any additional reinforcement when the design is determined by transient load stages (precast segments for tunnels), in elements with favorable boundary conditions, ...
  • Numerical assessment of external sulfate attack in concrete structures: a review 

    Ikumi Montserrat, Tai; Segura Pérez, Ignacio (2019-07)
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    The slow progress of the external sulfate attack and the large size and criticality of typical structures affected by this phenomenon establish numerical modeling as a key tool to assess the future evolution of concrete ...
  • Characterization of pervious concrete exposed to high levels of evaporation 

    Mora Ruacho, Jose; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Astorga Bustillos, Fernando R. (2019-01)
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    When fresh concrete is exposed to high levels of water by evaporation in structures with large ratios of surface/thickness these are prone to be altered in their constituent material properties, generating a decreased or ...
  • Models for evaluating shear strength on members with circular cross section 

    Turmo Coderque, José; Ramos Schneider, Gonzalo; Aparicio Bengoechea, Ángel Carlos (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE), 2019)
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    Solid circular columns are often used as structural supports in bridges, buildings and foundations due to their simplicity of construction and because their strength is similar in any direction. This deem them very suitable ...
  • Sustainable building technologies for post-disaster temporary housing: integrated sustainability assessment and life cycle assessment 

    Hosseini, Seyed Mohammad Amin; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la (World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), 2019-04)
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    After natural disasters, displaced people (DP) require important numbers of housing units, which have to be erected quickly due to emergency pressures. These tight timeframes can cause the multiplication of the environmental ...
  • Characterization of a fibre-reinforced self-compacting concrete with 100% of mixed recycled aggregates 

    Ortiz Lozano, José Ángel; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Parapinski Dos Santos, Ana Carolina; Pacheco Martínez, Jesús; Soto Martínez, Juan J. (WIT Press, 2017-11)
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    A new cement-based material is presented in this research contribution. The material consists in a fibre-reinforced self-compacting concrete with 100% of mixed recycled aggregate. Six different mixes were produced in two ...

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