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  • Numerical simulation strategies for superadobe walls and arches 

    Rodríguez Jimeno, Sara (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-07-14)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:  Università di Padova
    The superadobe is a construction technique that consists on building using bags filled with soil and adding barbwire between the courses. It is a simple, durable, sustainable, and affordable technique that has increased ...
  • Numerical analysis of the reinforced arch method 

    Bonetto, Alberto (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-07-14)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:  Università degli Studi di Padova
    Masonry arches, vaults and domes are architectural elements diffusely present in a great part of the human construction heritage. Brought to its maximum magnificence from the Roman genius, and then spread all over the ...
  • Out-of-plane simulation of masonry structures using novel finite element techniques 

    Vlachakis, Georgios (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-07-14)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:  Università di Padova
    The out-of-plane response is a complex and at the same time key aspect of the seismic vulnerability of masonry structures. It depends on several factors, some of which are the material properties, the quality of the ...
  • Simplified analytical expressions for the compressive strength and elastic properties of solid brick masonries 

    Aslani, Kianoush (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-03-06)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    One of the main difficulties when working with heritage structures is the difficulty of assessing the compressive strength of masonry and the other mechanical properties such as the elastic orthotropic properties. In ...
  • Simulation of structural behavior of masonry using discrete element modeling 

    Jiménez Ríos, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2016-07)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    The structural simulation of masonry elements has been traditionally conducted with Finite Element Models (FEM). Studies from the literature show that these models are capable of accurately reproduce the structural ...

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