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

  • Self-sensing concrete made from recycled carbon fibres 

    Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Faneca Llesera, Gerard; Torrents Dolz, Josep M.; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2019-10)
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    The electrical and piezo-resistive responses of recycled carbon fibre (rCF)-reinforced concrete is analysed in this article. Two different PAN-based rCFs (monofilament rCF and fibrillated rCF sheets) incorporated into dry ...
  • Shear crack pattern identification in concrete elements via distributed optical fibre grid 

    Rodríguez Gutiérrez, Gerardo; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (2019-12)
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    An experimental methodology to obtain the shear cracking pattern in concrete elements is presented. The method is based on the use of Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors (DOFS) connected to an Optical Backscattered Reflectometer ...
  • Simplified probabilistic model for maximum traffic load from weigh-in-motion data 

    Soriano Ibáñez, Miguel; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Ghosn, Michel (Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group, 2018)
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    This paper reviews the simplified procedure proposed by Ghosn and Sivakumar to model the maximum expected traffic load effect on highway bridges and illustrates the methodology using a set of Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) data ...
  • Quality specifications for roadway bridges: standardization at a European level 

    Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Matos, Jose C. (CRC Press, 2019)
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    Across Europe, the need to manage roadway bridges efficiently led to the development of multiple management systems in different countries. Despite presenting similar architectural frameworks, there are relevant differences ...
  • Sustainability assessment of trenches including the new eco-trench: a multi-criteria decision-making tool 

    Casanovas Rubio, Maria del Mar; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo; Pardo Bosch, Francesc; Blanco Álvarez, Ana; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2019-11)
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    Narrow trenches are a common technique for the installation of utility pipelines of small diameter. Theexcavated soil is not always appropriate as landfill and, in those cases, an appropriate soil from some-where else (ex. ...
  • Influence of the polymer structure of polycarboxylate-based superplasticizers on the intercalation behaviour in montmorillonite clays 

    Borralleras, Pere; Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Garcia Aranda, Miguel Angel; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (Elsevier, 2019-09)
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    The influence of polymeric structure of polycarboxylate-ether (PCE) based superplasticizers on the intercalation behavior in sodium montmorillonite clay (Na-MNT) is investigated by performing in-situ X-ray diffraction ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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