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Construction Engineering

Objectives

The main objective of the doctoral programme in Construction Engineering is to train students as specialists in the area of structural engineering and construction. The aim is to train professionals who can conceive, design, calculate and construct safe, durable, functional and aesthetic structures, using traditional and new materials, and to assess and maintain existing structures, including those that form part of historical heritage. In addition, the course is designed to provide solid training in efficient management of projects and works, with a focus on technological, construction, economic, environmental, sustainable development and life-cycle aspects. The overall educational goal of the research stage is to provide high-level scientific and technical training in the fields of structural and construction engineering. This training will enable students to generate new knowledge, propose new research paths and study unresolved problems regarding new materials, the resistant and functional behaviour of structures, new structural forms, new calculation and experimental methods, new construction systems and new ways of considering the relations between the natural and built environment. In addition, students are trained to communicate and transmit their knowledge and research by writing scientific documents such as journal articles and conference papers. In this way, students can demonstrate their capacity to understand the field of study in which they are involved and their ability to conceive, design and execute high-quality research, with the possibility of expanding the frontiers of knowledge and incorporating this knowledge into the production sector through research and development departments of construction companies and civil engineering consultancies.

Capacities

To achieve the objectives, the programme employs the right teachers in terms of quality, capacity and dedication. This is reflected in the students’ satisfaction, as they give a highly positive assessment of aspects relating to thesis supervision and monitoring. Student surveys also show that the main reason for selecting the doctoral programme is the prestige of the department and its teachers. A high proportion of doctoral theses prepared full-time. This can be achieved as many doctoral students have grants, awarded within the research projects with which they are associated or by their governments in the case of foreign students, most of whom are funded by grants in their countries of origin.

All thesis supervisors publish in JCR-listed journals with a high impact index, ranked in the first quartile (see http://futur.upc.edu/, http://futur.upc.edu/EC, http://futur.upc.edu/ATEM, http://gric.upc.edu/ca/publicacions )

The programme is divided into three research lines:

1. Structural technology
2. Construction materials
3. Research and innovation on industrial construction

The three research lines in the programme are associated with four consolidated research groups (GRC), recognised in the Government of Catalonia’s calls.

Since its creation, the doctoral programme has obtained the following quality awards:
- Quality award MCD2005-00345: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
- Excellence award MEE2011-0393: 2011, 2012, 2013

Rationale for the programme

The doctoral programme was created in academic year 1992-1993 as a result of the need to communicate, update and develop available knowledge relating to the various facets of construction engineering (materials, techniques, management and environment). This need is even more noticeable today, given the major scientific and technical advances made in this knowledge area. Progress been boosted by general technological development, the establishment of the knowledge society and the increasing importance of concepts associated with sustainable development.

In recent decades, major technological advances have been made that have contributed to expanding and improving the characteristics of materials; design and calculation methods; instrumentation and testing procedures; assessment, repair and reinforcement systems; and opportunities to recycle materials and structures. In addition, there are vital concerns about the environment and how to adapt existing technology to sustainable, quality construction.

All of this has led to a considerable increase in available knowledge on aspects of construction engineering (behaviour and resistance of structures in the short- and long-term, durability, etc.). In turn, it opens up possibilities for new concepts relating to the design, construction or maintenance of constructions based on approaches that are more scientific, and therefore more reliable, as well as more sustainable economically and environmentally. However, the new developments also generate many unknowns, due to the speed at which they have occurred and the lack of knowledge of many aspects that have not been studied in depth, particularly in the area of new materials, reuse and the life cycle of structures. The regulations are being rapidly adapted to the technological developments, and are therefore undergoing significant conceptual and practical changes.

All of these changes have revolutionised professional practice in the area of construction. Consequently, professionals need to update their knowledge and qualified training is required to achieve this. This programme is designed to create a research and training environment so that this aspect can be included in the third-cycle training of our students.

The doctoral programme fits perfectly within priority policies and strategic research lines in Catalonia, Spain and Europe. The lecturers who are responsible for the research lines covered by the doctoral programme carry out their research activity in European, Spanish and Catalan projects. The programme is fully justified by its coherence and participation in areas of experience and priority research activity of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (civil engineering). It is associated with two of the University’s nine strategic, cross-disciplinary technological areas: materials technology, and construction technologies and public works.

The rationale for the programme is related to the need for highly qualified people in research, development and innovation in the Catalan industrial sector. It is supported by the fact that it is the only programme of these characteristics and content taught in all Catalonia.

COORDINATOR

Casas Rius, Joan Ramon

CONTACT

Office 202 – Building C2 (North Campus)
Tel.: (+34) 934 016 497
E-mail: doctorat.ECO.camins@upc.edu

https://deca.upc.edu/ca/doctorat-recerca/doctorat/enginyeria-construccio

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General information

Access profile

The natural route for entering the doctoral programme is for students who have competed and passed the master's degree in Structural and Construction Engineering at the UPC (MEEC-UPC). Students who have taken other master’s degrees must show that they have basic knowledge of the main subjects in construction technology, that is: structural concrete, metal and mixed structures, construction materials, durability, maintenance and management of structures and civil works. Students should have some knowledge of programming and software packages for the analysis and calculation of the structures.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Finally, with respect to competencies, doctoral students must:
a) have acquired advanced knowledge at the frontier of their discipline and demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised scientific research, a deep, detailed and well-grounded understanding of theoretical and practical issues and scientific methodology in one or more research fields;
b) have made an original and significant contribution to scientific research in their field of expertise that has been recognised as such by the international scientific community;
c) have demonstrated that they are capable of designing a research project that serves as a framework for carrying out a critical analysis and assessment of imprecise situations, in which they are able to apply their contributions, expertise and working method to synthesise new and complex ideas that yield a deeper knowledge of the research context in which they work;
d) have developed sufficient autonomy to set up, manage and lead innovative research teams and projects and scientific collaborations (both national and international) within their subject area, in multidisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a substantial element of knowledge transfer;
e) have demonstrated that they are able to carry out their research activity in a socially responsible manner and with scientific integrity;
f) have demonstrated, within their specific scientific context, that they are able to make cultural, social or technological advances and promote innovation in all areas within a knowledge-based society;
g) have demonstrated that they are able to participate in scientific discussions at the international level in their field of expertise and disseminate the results of their research activity to audiences of all kinds.

Number of places

20

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is three years, counted from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is five years, counting from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. For calculating these periods, the date of admission is considered to be the date of the first enrolment for tutorials, and the date of submission the moment in which the Doctoral School officially deposits the doctoral thesis.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years. When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the minimum period of study requirement.

The calculation of periods of study will not include periods of absence due to illness, pregnancy or any other reason provided for in the regulations in force. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which, where appropriate, must inform the Doctoral School. Doctoral candidates may also temporarily withdraw from the programme for up to one year, and this period may be extended for an additional year. Doctoral candidates who wish to interrupt their studies must submit a justified request to the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which will decide whether or not to approve the request. Each programme will establish conditions for readmission to doctoral studies.

Extension
If full-time doctoral candidates have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, the academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year. In exceptional circumstances, a further one-year extension may be granted, subject to the conditions established by the corresponding doctoral programme. In the case of part-time doctoral candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

Enrollment aid

The programme does not have specific grants available for the enrolment fee.

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (PROMOTORA)
  • Department of Project and Construction Engineering
Specific URL of the doctoral program:
https://deca.upc.edu/ca/doctorat-recerca/doctorat/enginyeria-construccio

CONTACT:

Office 202 – Building C2 (North Campus)
Tel.: (+34) 934 016 497
E-mail: doctorat.ECO.camins@upc.edu


Agreements with other institutions


Access, admission and registration

Access profile

The natural route for entering the doctoral programme is for students who have competed and passed the master's degree in Structural and Construction Engineering at the UPC (MEEC-UPC). Students who have taken other master’s degrees must show that they have basic knowledge of the main subjects in construction technology, that is: structural concrete, metal and mixed structures, construction materials, durability, maintenance and management of structures and civil works. Students should have some knowledge of programming and software packages for the analysis and calculation of the structures.

Access requirements

Applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a Spanish master’s degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February)

In addition, the following may apply:

  • Holders of an official degree awarded by a university in Spain or any other country in the European Higher Education Area, pursuant to the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes official university course regulations, who have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on official university degrees, of which at least 60 must be at the master's degree level.
  • Holders of an official Spanish bachelor’s degree comprising at least 300 credits, as provided for by EU regulations. Holder of degrees of this kind must complete bridging courses unless the curriculum of the bachelor’s degree in question included research training credits equivalent in value to those which would be earned on a master's degree.
  • Holders of an official university qualification who, having passed the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have completed at least two years of a training course leading to an official degree in a health-sciences specialisation.
  • Holders of a degree issued under a foreign education system. In these cases, homologation is not required, but the UPC must verify that the degree certifies a level of training equivalent to an official Spanish master's degree and qualifies the holder for admission to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. Admission on this basis does not imply homologation of the foreign degree or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to doctoral studies.
  • Holders of a Spanish doctoral qualification issued under previous university regulations.
  • Note 1: Doctoral studies entrance regulations for holders of an undergraduate degree awarded before the introduction of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014)

    Note 2: Governing Council Decision 64/2014, which approves the procedure and criteria for assessing the fulfilment of academic admission requirements for doctoral studies by holders of non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014)

Admission criteria and merits assessment

Qualifications that provide direct access without the need for bridging courses include:

• master’s degree in Structural and Construction Engineering (MIEC-UPC)
• master’s degree in Civil Engineering
• master’s degree in Civil Engineering
• master’s degree in Industrial Engineering


The academic committee of the doctoral programme may recognise the equivalence of other masters of science (in the Bologna Process) or even other qualifications. To recognise equivalence, the committee will assess whether the qualification corresponds with the MIEC-UPC in terms of the number of credits and subjects that are covered, and the excellence of the academic institution in which the course was taught. Students who hold master’s degrees or other qualifications recognised as equivalent to the MIEC-UPC will be admitted automatically.

The admission of students who do not meet this criterion could be considered and analysed by the academic committee of the doctoral programme in Construction Engineering. In general, holding a master’s degree of an academic or scientific nature adapted to the guidelines of the Bologna Process will be an essential condition for access to the doctoral programme. In this case, the committee will decide whether to accept each applicant on an individual basis. The committee will assess the following aspects, according to the weighting indicated in brackets:

• The characteristics of previous studies (particularly the degree of equivalence with the master’s degree in Structural and Construction Engineering - scientific pathway) (25%).
• The grants and financial aid that have been awarded (5%).
• Academic record (20%).
• Possibility of supervision by lecturers in the department (30%).
• Previous research experience (15%).
• Language knowledge (5%).

If the number of applicants exceeds the maximum number of places, students who hold a MIEC-UPC will be given priority. Among these applicants, admission could be prioritised according to the final grades obtained in the master’s degree. Nevertheless, the academic committee of the doctoral programme could add and weight other criteria, such as previous experience in research, and publications.

Training complements

The academic committee for the programme may require that doctoral students pass specific bridging courses. In this case, it will monitor the bridging courses that are taken and establish appropriate criteria to limit their duration.

Bridging courses will be on research training. Doctoral students will never be required to enrol for bridging courses worth 60 ECTS or more.

The required bridging courses in methodological or scientific training could be established for each student by:

1. The academic committee, as an admission requirement or after admission as a condition for continuation to be completed within the time limit given below.
2. The tutor or the thesis supervisor, as a result of observing gaps in the student’s knowledge or performance.
3. The thesis supervisor, as a result of observing gaps in the student’s training or as an additional advanced training need in the topic(s) of the doctoral thesis.

The committee will establish the need for bridging course on admission. The tutor and the thesis supervisor could identify and establish the need for bridging courses during the first year.

The decision about which bridging courses a student must take is made by agreement between the tutor and the academic coordinators of the programme. This decision is then approved by the academic committee.

Bridging courses to take

The committee will establish the required credits and subjects in each case. In general, subjects will be selected from the UPC master's degree in Structural and Construction Engineering, when it is considered that students need to take these subjects to achieve a suitable initial level of knowledge. For each student, the committee can define two types of additional training:

1. Training requirements prior to entering the doctoral programme. Admission to the programme will depend on passing these subjects.

2. Requirements for training in methodology, research, oral and written communication techniques.

The deadline for completing this training is one-and-a-half years (18 months) when bridging courses are required by the academic committee as a condition for definitive admission. The committee could rule to discontinue the student if the required bridging courses have not been completed in the first 18 months.

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

From around mid-September to mid-October of each academic year.

February (extraordinary enrolment) mainly for students who have been waiting for visas and grants.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

From around mid-September to mid-October of each academic year.

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

Activity: Tutorial (compulsory).
Hours: 375.

Activity: Seminars (optional).
Hours: 2.

Activity: Research visits to foreign universities and mobility (optional).
Hours: 480.

Activity: Training in information skills (optional).
Hours: 1.5.

Activity: Research methodology (compulsory).
Hours: 12.

Activity: Innovation and creativity (optional).
Hours: 8.

Activity: Language and communication skills (compulsory).
Hours: 18.

Activity: Assessment based on doctoral student activity report (DAD) and research plan.
Hours: 4.

Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year for full-time doctoral candidates who have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, in the terms outlined in the Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In the case of part-time candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

International Mention

The doctoral degree certificate may include International Doctorate mention. In this case, the doctoral candidate must meet the following requirements:

a) During the period of study leading to the award of the doctoral degree, the doctoral candidate must have spent at least three months at a respected higher education institution or research centre outside Spain to complete courses or do research work. The stays and activities carried out must be endorsed by the thesis supervisor and authorised by the academic committee of the programme. The candidate must provide a certifying document issued by the person responsible for the research group of the body or bodies where the stay or activity was completed. This information will be added to the doctoral student’s activity report.
b) Part of the thesis (at least the summary and conclusions) must be written and presented in one of the languages commonly used for science communication in the relevant field of knowledge, which must not be an official language of Spain. This rule does not apply to stays and reports in Spanish or to experts from Spanish-speaking countries.
c) At least two PhD-holding experts belonging to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain must have issued officially certified reports on the thesis.
d) The thesis examination committee must have included at least one PhD-holding expert from a higher education or research institution outside Spain who was not responsible for the candidate’s stay abroad (point a) above).
e) The thesis defence must have taken place on UPC premises or, in the case of joint programmes, at the location specified in the collaboration agreement.

Learning resources

The programme has excellent facilities and services available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Barcelona School of Civil Engineering and the Barcelona and Terrassa schools of Industrial Engineering. These resources include classrooms and laboratories, meeting rooms, computer rooms, libraries, multimedia facilities, expert computer advice and specific areas for students. Since academic year 2016-2017, a new space has been available for doctoral students in the B0 building of the North Campus. In the Lluís Agulló Structural Technology Laboratory (LTE) and the Construction Materials Laboratory (LME), where experimental theses are carried out, the learning resources and inventory material are suitable for the characteristics of the programme. This is because investments in both laboratories are drawn from the resources of competitive projects (the Spanish National Research Plan and European projects) obtained by lecturers on the programme. These are mainly research laboratories where much of the work that is carried out consists of applied research, with a strong focus on technology transfer to the construction industry.

The LTE is used for testing and monitoring large structures and structural elements with various materials, and the mechanical characterisation of these materials. The LMC is dedicated to mechanical, physical, chemical and microstructural characterisation of construction materials. Studies of durability and the environmental impact of materials and waste are particularly relevant.

Surveys show that students are very satisfied with the resources that are available for the doctoral programme (work space, furniture, laboratory equipment, material, etc.), which overall were rated with a 4 out of 5.

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

  • EMADI, SEYYEDBEHRAD: Application of observability techniques to structural system identification including shear effects,
    Author: EMADI, SEYYEDBEHRAD
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Deposit date: 30/10/2020
    Reading date: pending
    Reading time: pending
    Reading place: pending
    Thesis director: TURMO CODERQUE, JOSE | LOZANO GALANT, JOSE ANTONIO
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: CASAS RIUS, JUAN RAMON
         SECRETARI: ORTIZ LOZANO, JOSÉ ANGEL
         VOCAL: YUAN, SUN
    Thesis abstract: EmadiAccording to Timoshenko¿s beam theory, nodal rotations in beam-like structures are produced by bending and shear effects. On the one hand, bending rotations can be easily calculated by the Euler-Bernoulli stiffness matrix method. On the other hand, shear rotations are traditionally neglected as their effects are practically negligible in most structures. In addition, calculating the shear rotation effects by the stiffness matrix method is not straight forward tasks and it presents practical limitations. Nevertheless, this assumption might lead to significant errors in the simulation of the structural response of some structures (such as deep beams and composite structures). The shear effects are also neglected in the inverse analysis of structures (Structural System Identification) used to calibrate the mechanical properties of the structural elements from the monitoring on-site. Recently, one of the first methods for the inverse analysis of structures including the shear effects (the Observability Method, OM) was presented. This method introduced Timoshenko¿s beam theory into the Stiffness Matrix Method (SMM). In this way, the vertical deflections produced by shear effects were included into the simulation while the shear rotations were neglected. In this method, the mechanical properties of the structures could be obtained from the nodal deflections measured on static tests on site. One of the main controversial features of this procedure is the fact that the measurement set must include rotations. This characteristic might be especially problematic in those structures where rotations due to shear are not negligible. In fact, in this case, neglecting the shear rotations might lead to significant errors. This simplification might be especially problematic in those structures where only rotations can be measured. In addition to the OM, some other inverse analysis methods including shear deformation effects have been recently presented in the literature. Nevertheless, all these methods also fail to deal with the shear rotation effects, as they only take into account in the system of equations the vertical deflections produced by shear. Therefore, when actual rotations on site are used estimations with significant errors can be obtained. To fill these gaps, this Ph.D. Thesis deals with the analysis of the effects of the shear deformations in beam-like structures from a direct and inverse approach. First of all, the SMM is updated to enable the calculation of the shear rotations from a direct analysis. This method is used to evaluate the effects of the shear rotations in beam-like structures with different slenderness ratios. In addition, for the first time in the literature, the slenderness ratios where the shear rotation effects can be neglected from a direct analysis are identified. Secondly, the OM is updated to enable the inverse analysis of structures with shear effects from measurement sets with only vertical deflections. This modification is based on the introduction of a numerical optimization method. With this aim, the inverse analysis of several examples of growing complexity are presented to illustrate the validity and potential of the updated method. Finally, the OM is modified to enable the inverse analysis from shear rotations. This modification is based on the introduction of a new iterative process to estimate successively the values of the shear rotations. To illustrate the applicability and potential of the proposed method, the inverse analysis of several examples of growing complexity is presented. A set of calculation recommendations and future researches are also proposed.

Last update: 26/11/2020 06:11:22.

List of lodged theses

  • MAKOOND, NIRVAN CHANDRA: Structural Diagnosis of Masonry Heritage: Contributions to Non-Destructive Testing, Structural Health Monitoring and Risk Assessment.
    Author: MAKOOND, NIRVAN CHANDRA
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Deposit date: 17/11/2020
    Reading date: pending
    Reading time: pending
    Reading place: pending
    Thesis director: PELA, LUCA | MOLINS BORRELL, CLIMENT
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: IVORRA CHORRO, SALVADOR
         SECRETARI: GIL ESPERT, LLUIS
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: ADAM MARTÍNEZ, JOSE MIGUEL
    Thesis abstract: Many cultural heritage sites across the globe consist of masonry structures. To ensure the preservation of such structures, anaccurate evaluation of their current structural condition is often of utmost importance. However, recurrent uncertainties regardingmaterial properties and the complex interaction among structural elements often makes this a challenging task. As a consequence,there has been a considerable research effort on the development of methods and tools that can facilitate this task, and expertsresponsible for the evaluation of unique masonry structures usually need to weigh information from various diagnosis activitiesbefore deciding the best course of action for preservation. In a first instance, the research work presented in this thesis contributesto the enhancement of some key methods for the analysis of masonry structures. Specific topics dealing with materials testing,full-scale vibration testing, and static structural health monitoring (SHM) are addressed. Subsequently, this is built upon to developspecific decision support tools that can assist decision-making for risk mitigation.The research in materials testing involved an experimental study on the dynamic elastic properties of brick masonry constituents,which are known to differ from their static counterpart. Despite being a fundamental deformation property, experimentallydetermining the static elastic moduli of brick masonry constituents remains a challenging task. Following an experimentalcampaign, this research proposes a robust procedure based on the synergy of two non-destructive testing methods to reliablyestimate the dynamic elastic and shear moduli of such materials. In addition, an empirical expression to estimate the static elasticmodulus of constituents from its dynamic counterpart is also provided.With respect to vibration testing, the present study deals specifically with masonry bell towers and the operational modal analysis(OMA) techniques used to extract modal parameters from test acquisitions. Despite significant advances in OMA techniques, theaccuracy of resulting estimates from vibration tests are still highly dependent on test conditions, acquisition quality, and on thetechniques employed for modal parameter estimation. This work first aimed to design a suitable acquisition system and programfor the vibration testing of the bell tower of Seu Vella in Lleida, Catalonia. Several system identification and modal analysistechniques were investigated and the most suitable ones for identifying particular modal parameters under varying acquisitionconditions are discussed.The SHM research component is particularly focused on data analysis for static SHM systems, which involve the continuousmeasurement of key slow-varying parameters over long time periods. Although such systems have the potential to identify slowirreversible deterioration mechanisms in masonry structures at a very early stage, the interpretation of acquired data can bedifficult, particularly due to the influence of environmental factors. This research proposes a fully automated data analysisprocedure able to filter out reversible environmental effects and classify monitored responses in pre-defined evolution states. Theprocedure has successfully been used to identify vulnerable areas in two important medieval heritage structures in Spain, namelythe cathedral of Mallorca and the church of the monastery of Sant Cugat.Finally, all the findings in specific topics are built upon to elaborate multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) tools meant to improvethe objectivity, clarity, and transparency of risk mitigation decisions for masonry heritage. A systematic risk assessment procedureis proposed involving the computation of two MCDM indices: an index related to the estimated risk of damage, and another to theuncertainty behind this estimation. Applications to several case studies are also included to demonstrate the usefulness of theproposed tools.
  • SEGURA DOMINGO, JORGE: Laboratory experimental procedures for the compression and shear characterisation of historical brick masonry.
    Author: SEGURA DOMINGO, JORGE
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Deposit date: 25/11/2020
    Reading date: pending
    Reading time: pending
    Reading place: pending
    Thesis director: ROCA FABREGAT, PEDRO | PELA, LUCA
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: VARUM, HUMBERTO
         SECRETARI: MOLINS BORRELL, CLIMENT
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: CAMATA, GUIDO
    Thesis abstract: Masonry has been used for millennia to build all sort of constructions. As a result, a significant part of the building stock around the world is made of masonry. In the need of structural assessment, structural analysis tools, as well as strength criteria proposed in building codes, require the knowledge of the mechanical properties of the materials.However, the mechanical characterisation of masonry is still difficult and challenging, due to its composite nature and its complex mechanical behaviour. In fact, it is possible to find contradictions among standards, lack of definition for certain procedures, or even lack of standards for certain tests.This thesis aims to contribute with the critical analysis of some of these testing procedures and provide possible improvements for a specific type of masonry. Four lines of research have been identified, which cover tests in laboratory and in situ to characterise the behaviour in compression and in shear. The specific type of masonry on which the experimental campaigns are carried out is the traditional type of brickwork that was extensively used in Barcelona during the 19th and 20th c. In spite of its relevance, this type of masonry is in need of further characterisation.A preliminary research was necessary to find a historical-like mortar with a relatively fast hardening and low mechanical properties. The modification of hydraulic lime based commercial mortars with the addition of limestone filler is investigated. Small amounts of filler enhance the mechanical properties of the mortar. High amounts of filler reduce the mortars¿ strengths and make it suitable to replicate historical-like masonry in laboratory.The first line of research on testing procedures covered the compressive characterisation of masonry on prismatic standard specimens. European and American standards differ in the type of specimen to consider, running bond walls and stack bond prisms, respectively. This work compares experimental results obtained from both types of specimen and also obtained from two types of loading, monotonic and cyclic.The second line of research involves an experimental campaign that investigates the possibility of using 90 mm cylinders extracted from existing walls to characterise the compressive behaviour of masonry. Four examples of masonry have been investigated, including cylinders extracted from three existing buildings of Barcelona. The results obtained with 90 mm cylinders compare well to those obtained with the well-known 150 mm cylinders.The third line of research deals with the characterisation of the shear response of masonry in laboratory. The standard triplet specimen consisting of three units and two mortar joints present some interpretation problems related to the non-simultaneous failure of the two joints. This experimental campaign studies the possibility of using couplet specimens of only one mortar joint to determine the shear parameters. For the two types of brickwork investigated, couplets provide higher estimations of the shear parameters with respect to triplets.The last line of research investigates the diagonal compression test, a testing procedure applicable both in situ and in laboratory for shear characterisation. First, an experimental campaign is presented. The experimental results are used to calibrate a numerical model, which is applied to investigate the actual states of stresses and to find correlating coefficients between the test results and the mechanical properties of masonry. The combination of all the former researches provides a set of reference values for the mechanical properties of the traditional brickwork of Barcelona. Nevertheless, the scientific findings, methods, and criteria presented in this thesis, even if derived for a specific type of brickwork, may be of application for the characterisation of other types of masonry around the world.

Last update: 26/11/2020 06:10:03.

List of defended theses by year

  • DE LA CRUZ ROMERO, JANILL MARIE: Consideraciones relativas al diseño y a la alta durabilidad de dovelas de hormigón reforzado con fibras no metálicas (HRFnM)
    Author: DE LA CRUZ ROMERO, JANILL MARIE
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Temporary seizure
    Reading date: 27/07/2020
    Thesis director: SEGURA PEREZ, IGNACIO | PUJADAS ÁLVAREZ, PABLO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: VAQUERO MARTINEZ, JOSE MARIA
         SECRETARI: ROSELL AMIGÓ, JUAN RAMON
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: GALOBARDES REYES, ISAAC
    Thesis abstract: The use of the fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) as a construction material has expanded beyond the traditional applicationssince the publication of design codes and structural guidelines. Fibre reinforced concrete for tunnel lining segments rings isalready a standard practice worldwide, where the technical advantages that its use leads are known. Despite of numerousadvantages of the FRC, incertitude still exists regarding the design, characterization and performance of these materials.There are several references in the literature on experimental campaigns reinforced with conventional rebars as reinforcedwith the partial or total replacement of conventional rebars by structural steel fibres. However, studies on the concept of asustainable precast tunnel segment, reinforced only with macro-synthetic structural fibres is for the moment very minority, in afew cases barely existing, due to the lack of experience with this type of fibres and the lack of knowledge of the benefits theycan offer in a long term. In this context, further research is required to improve current tools to characterize and designnonmetallic FRC structures.The main topics addressed in this thesis are oriented to: 1. analyse the structural viability of non-metallic structural macrofibresfor tunnel lining segments. 2. Study the durability of plastic fibres against external agents. 3. Establish a designproposal for non-metallic structural fibre-reinforced segments on a real scale.In order to achieve the objectives of the present doctoral thesis, the first part is focused on the study of the structural viability ofnon-metallic macro-fibres with a structural purpose. For this purpose, several experimental campaigns are carried out inorder to evaluate the characterization of the material, observing the influence on the physical and mechanical properties fromthe type and content of fibers used in the concrete. Subsequently, the study focuses on quality control at early ages. Finally,this first part is concluded with the development of a new technique capable of determining the fibre content in the nMFRC.As important as the resistant capacity of the structures, is their ability to resist during their lifetime period of aggressions thatthe segments are exposed to. Therefore, it has been considered to study the durability of plastic fibres against externalagents. As such, an experimental campaign is carried out in which the filament of the non-metallic fibres is subjected tovarious aggressive environments and exposures in order to characterise the physical and mechanical properties.Finally, once the structural and durable viability of non-metallic fibres with a structural purpose has been studied, the need tocarry out a study of the element on a real scale arises. In this sense, a full-scale study of the segment is carried out, basedon the experimental results of the bending test on segments reinforced with polypropylene fibres (10 kg/m3) and metallicfibres (40 kg/m3).

  • FANECA LLESERA, GERARD: DESARROLLO DE HORMIGONES CONDUCTORES CON ADICION DE FIBRAS DE CARBONO RECICLADAS
    Author: FANECA LLESERA, GERARD
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/669280
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Reading date: 20/07/2020
    Thesis director: AGUADO DE CEA, ANTONIO | SEGURA PEREZ, IGNACIO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: GARCÉS TERRADILLOS, PEDRO
         SECRETARI: DE LA FUENTE ANTEQUERA, ALBERTO
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: VAQUERO MARTINEZ, JOSE MARIA
    Thesis abstract: Inside the studies of intelligent materials and considering concrete as one of the most building material used, getting new functionalities to him, would provide new uses and applications to the usual structural or facing purposes. Factor that would allow the material to evolve while maintaining its validity in new challenges that arise in infrastructure areas, such as the smart city, mobility, self-sensing of structures and other possible applications still to be developed. With this objective marked and introducing factors such as sustainability and medium-term industrialization, this thesis focuses on the use of recycled carbon fibers from products or processes, added to concrete, in order to modify its electrical properties and transform it, from one insulating material, to another with conductive properties.Therefore, based on previous studies, two concrete matrix are characterized with particular differences in the size of their aggregates. Both two matrix receive the addition of different types of carbon fiber recycled in different percentages.In a first phase, the study focuses on the characterization of the different basic properties of concrete, such as structural capacity and workability in fresh condition. The determination of electrical properties is added and established specific test typologies to evaluate, compare and analyze the effect of the different phases present in the material, on the electrical conductivity of all combinations of proposed mixes. Subsequently, focusing on the combinations of matrix, type and quantity of fiber with better conductive properties, deeper electrical characterization is done, contrasting it with associated functionalities such as the piezoelectric effect and the Joule effect. Functionalities that govern the self-sensing and self-heating of concrete applications such as the control of deformations of structures or pavements with de-icing effect. Finally, the material developed in a full-scale pilot test is applied, in which the functionality of self-heating is tested in an element of urban furniture by the company ESCOFET 1886 S.A., which has participated in the realization of this doctoral thesis inside the framework of the Industrial Doctoral Program of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

  • FARMANARA BOZORGZAD, AMIR HOSSEIN: Structural effects of temperature variations on macro-synthetic fibre reinforced concrete segmental linings.
    Author: FARMANARA BOZORGZAD, AMIR HOSSEIN
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Confidentiality
    Reading date: 13/11/2020
    Thesis director: DE LA FUENTE ANTEQUERA, ALBERTO | PUJADAS ÁLVAREZ, PABLO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: ARMENGOU ORÚS, JAUME
         SECRETARI: SEGURA PEREZ, IGNACIO
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: GALOBARDES REYES, ISAAC
    Thesis abstract: The use of fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) as a construction material has been expanded beyond the traditional applications since the publication of design codes and guidelines. Due to its efficient and economical applications in comparison to conventional rebars, the industry is demanding FRC with increasing structural responsibilities and, in some cases, with the fibres as the only reinforcement.One of the main applications of FRC is in the construction of precast tunnel linings used by tunnel boring machines (TBM). The functionality of tunnels is highly dependent on tunnel linings and their structural performance, while in terms of structural design, several requirements determine which type of reinforcement is best suited for the precast tunnel linings. These requirements consider different loading actions that take place in transient situations, construction phases and service life; however, due to the circular cross-section, tunnel linings are generally under compressive loads during the service life. Thus, the likelihood of the cracking of the linings increases during the transient and construction phases in which a minimum reinforcement is required. Macro steel fibre and macro synthetic fibre are feasible reinforcements for this purpose. However, synthetic fibres are sensitive to temperature as the designed capacity of the linings might be different due to temperature variations. Despite the remarkable advances in the fibre reinforcement technology, questions continue to arise regarding the effectiveness of the synthetic fibres at different temperatures. Therefore, pre- and post-cracking characterizations of the mechanical properties of synthetic fibre reinforced concrete (SynFRC) at very low and high temperatures, and comparison of the residual behaviour of real scale samples reinforced with synthetic fibre/steel fibres at room temperature and elevated temperatures are going to be researched in this thesis. Furthermore, FE modelling will be carried out to simulate the behaviour of the real scale samples at room and elevated temperatures. These subjects require further research in order to work towards an accurate and efficient design procedure.In this framework, the first subject presents an experimental program for characterization of the mechanical properties of SynFRC notched samples. Technical requirements demanded by the fib MC (2010) when synthetic fibres are the only reinforcement for the concrete elements were considered. Following this experimental program, samples were subjected to very low and intermediate elevated temperatures. In order to evaluate the behaviour of the matrix, residual strengths of the samples at different CMODs were compared with those at 20º C.The second subject compares the behaviour of the real scale linings while subjected to elevated temperatures. One real scale sample reinforced with synthetic fibres/steel fibres was exposed to a Hydrocarbon fire scenario and the bending behaviour of the lining was compared with a non-exposed sample. The results of this test indicate that the exposed samples noticeably lost bearing capacity both in terms of pre- and post-cracking strengths.The last subject focuses on the numerical simulations of the flexural behaviour of FRC. For that, a non-linear FE model to simulate the flexural behaviour of FRC subjected to bending forces was developed. The results of the numerical model indicated that fib MC (2010) is not temperature sensitive; thus, a new constitutive model to simulate the pre- and post-cracking responses of the notched SynFRC was creacreated. The new constitutive model allowed confirmation that the pre- and post-cracking responses of the samples decrease at higher temperatures. Subsequently, a non-linear FE model to simulate the flexural behaviour of the real-scale linings (exposed and non-exposed samples) was performed. With reference to the results, the FE model successfully simulated the bending behaviour of the samples.

  • MARTINELLO CARLESSO, DEBORA: Flexural fatigue of pre-cracked fibre reinforced concrete: experimental study and numerical modelling.
    Author: MARTINELLO CARLESSO, DEBORA
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/669488
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 06/03/2020
    Thesis director: DE LA FUENTE ANTEQUERA, ALBERTO | PIALARISSI CAVALARO, SERGIO HENRIQUE

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: AGUADO DE CEA, ANTONIO
         SECRETARI: BAIRÁN GARCÍA, JESÚS MIGUEL
         VOCAL: GÁLVEZ RUIZ, JAIME CARLOS
         VOCAL: DOMINGUES DE FIGUEIREDO, ANTONIO
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: PLIZZARI, GIOVANNI
    Thesis abstract: Fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) is recognized as suitable material for structural applications. The number of national codes that have approved it is an evidence. Structures where FRC is generally used can be subjected to fatigue loads and are expected to resist millions of cycles during their service life. Cyclic loads affect significantly the characteristics of materials and can cause fatigue failures. The most demanded cross-sections being cracked under tensile stresses due to direct loads or imposed deformations. Commonly, publications report fatigue behaviour of concrete under compression and are valid for uncracked sections. Imprecision in fatigue prescriptions are reflected through formulation of models that contemplate a probabilistic approach, or an introduction of high safety coefficients within construction codes. The aim of the present doctoral thesis is to perform a structural design oriented analysis on the behaviour of pre-cracked FRC subjected to flexural fatigue loads. FRC with steel and polypropylene fibre with different volume content were investigated by means of three-point bending tests, considering an initial crack width accepted in the service limit state. The mechanical behaviour of FRC were analysed in terms of applied load level, crack opening displacement (CMOD) and fatigue life. The residual flexural tensile strength was assessed after these tests to estimate the impact of the cycles in the remaining resistant capacity of the specimens. Results suggest that the mechanism of crack propagation is independent of the fibre type and content and the monotonic load-crack opening displacement curve might be used as deformation failure criterion for FRC under flexural fatigue loading. The conducted probabilistic approach allows predicting the fatigue strength of concrete reinforced with steel fibres. The findings postulate the proposal of a model to predict the evolution of the crack-opening and the remaining resistant capacity. An optimisation procedure is proposed to derive the model parameters using a limited number of initial load cycles. This doctoral thesis provides knowledge and data that may aid further research and contribute to the future development of design recommendations.

  • POLIOTTI, MAURO: A framework for 3D nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete frames under general loading.
    Author: POLIOTTI, MAURO
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/670036
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 04/11/2020
    Thesis director: BAIRÁN GARCÍA, JESÚS MIGUEL | MÖLLER, OSCAR

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: MARI BERNAT, ANTONIO RICARDO
         SECRETARI: MURCIA DELSO, JUAN
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: AYALA MILIAN, AMADO GUSTAVO
    Thesis abstract: Modern guidelines for design and assessment of reinforced concrete structures under seismic and other extreme loads require nonlinear analysis. The complex structural response can be obtained by means of three-dimensional finite element models, although its application is limited due to their high computational cost. Alternatively, if the structure can be assimilated by line elements, the structure can be simulated by means of frame elements. These formulations have demonstrated to be robust and efficient. The main drawback of most of the beam-column models is that they neglect or consider in an oversimplified way the interaction between axial and transverse internal forces. Consequently, most frame models are not able to trace different failure modes in reinforced concrete elements such as shear or torsional failures. Besides, the simplifications made in those models affect also their ability to reproduce even common failure modes such as flexural or axial failures.The main goal of this thesis is to develop a robust and efficient numerical tool capable of reproducing different failure modes of reinforced concrete frame elements. It is also desired that the model is able to reproduce complex phenomena such as passive confinement in an objective way. The developed tool is aimed to be used in the design or assessment of full scale structures under general loading conditions. In order to accomplish this objective, the problem is dealt by means of a multilevel framework. At the constitutive level, a new plastic-damage model for concrete that incorporates a variable dilatancy parameter is developed. It is demonstrated that dilatancy affects the free expansion of concrete, the softening behavior under shear stresses and the response of passively confined elements. The model is based on a well-known plastic-damage model, which is modified by means of a dilatancy parameter that depends on the plastic-damage and stress states.At the sectional level, a new model that introduces an efficient numerical technique is developed. The new model is based on a total interaction sectional model that reproduces the kinematic behavior of the cross-section by means of a two-component displacement field. One component of the displacements satisfies the traditional hypothesis of Euler-Bernoulli while the complementary field reproduces warping and distortion. This field enables the model to obtain the triaxial stress and strain tensors on each point of the cross-section domain. The complementary displacement field is obtained by considering the inter-fiber three-dimensional equilibrium. The displacement field is expressed by means of a set of b-spline functions predefined on the cross-section domain. Thus, a significant reduction on the degrees of freedom involved on the cross section state determination is obtained compared against a finite element solution. This makes the model suitable of its implementation at the element level.Further, at the element level a force-based formulation is used. The model strictly satisfies the equilibrium between nodal and sectional forces. On each integration point of the elements, the higher order sectional model described earlier can be used to represent the sectional behavior. The models are implemented into an open-source collaborative finite element software focused on the nonlinear seismic analysis of structures.The presented models are validated, both separately and jointly, by comparison of numerical results with experimental tests available in the literature. Validation includes a wide range of concrete strengths, reinforcing materials, section geometries and types and arrangements of reinforcements. Several loading conditions are simulated making emphasis on the ability of the model to represent different failure modes such as shear, torsion and coupled modes. Finally yet importantly, the simulation of a real full-scale bridge is done to test the capabilities of the proposed model.

  • ROIGÉ MONTORNÉS, NÚRIA: Models de priorització d'inversions utilitzant criteris de desenvolupament sostenible.
    Author: ROIGÉ MONTORNÉS, NÚRIA
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Temporary seizure
    Reading date: 15/07/2020
    Thesis director: AGUADO DE CEA, ANTONIO | PUJADAS ÁLVAREZ, PABLO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: DOLZ RIPOLLES, JOSE
         SECRETARI: ARMENGOU ORÚS, JAUME
         VOCAL: ROJÍ CHANDRO, EDUARDO
    Thesis abstract: This Doctoral Thesis addresses aspects of interest for hydraulic infrastructure managers, such as investment decision support tools, in order to provide both decision support and the justification tools which are required by the entities regulating the service of future investments.The aim is to develop a new methodology for the prioritization of investments that allows an objective, transparent and participatory distribution using the Sustainable Development criteria. To implement the methodology, two models have been nurtured: the Distribution Network Renewal Model (an ordering model) and the Investment Prioritization by Entries Model (a distribution model for the total volume of investment).First, a methodology for prioritizing distribution network investments using sustainable development criteria is developed: the Distribution Network Renewal Model, using sustainable development criteria. The management model aims to materialize the methodology of prioritizing the actions from a list of inventoried assets.Second, a methodology for the distribution of investment with sustainable development criteria is developed: the Prioritization Model for Matching Investments. The distribution model aims to distribute the volume of investment between the different items and sub-headings that make up the investment plan of the company. In this case, due to the heterogeneous nature of the investment plan, a methodology has been developed consisting of three phases. A first phase where the investment volume is determined by legal factors, a second one where the remaining investment is distributed between entries, and a last phase where the outlay on each entry is distributed among those sub-items of investment that make up each of the entries.Finally, a sensitivity analysis was performed on both methodologies to check the robustness of the developed models and its sensitivity to the diverse contributions of each group. The Distribution Network Renewal Model has been verified in Aigües de Barcelona network after a first year of execution of investments in the renewal of the distribution network by implementing the prioritization of the Model.

  • TRUBAT CASAL, PAU: Station Keeping Analysis and Design for New Floating Offshore Wind Turbines
    Author: TRUBAT CASAL, PAU
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/668891
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 12/03/2020
    Thesis director: MOLINS BORRELL, CLIMENT | GIRONELLA, FRANCESC XAVIER

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: GUANCHE GARCÍA, RAUL
         SECRETARI: MUJAL COLILLES, ANNA
         VOCAL: AZCONA, JOSÉ
    Thesis abstract: In the framework of the reduction of the emissions of greenhouse gases, FOWT will be the technology that will exploit the wind resources in deep seas. In order to achieve a commercial deployment of this technology, a cost reduction is necessary through the optimization of the wind turbine by detailed studies to reduce its design uncertainties. One important aspect is the mooring system, which commonly represents between a 10 to 15 % of the capex. The present research aims to increase the knowledge of the design and analysis of the station keeping systems for floating offshore wind turbines. One of the most important aspects for a correct analysis and design of the mooring system is the simulation of the lines coupled with the floating structure and the wind turbine.In this dissertation, two different mooring line models coupled to a finite element model for the analysis of floating platforms are presented. The first model is a finite element model based on a slender rod approach. The model is extended to consider the rheological damping in the axial and bending direction within the constitutive equations of the problem. The second model is a new approach named quasi-dynamic model. The model assesses the static solution of the catenary equation but updates the line tension based on the external hydrodynamic forces and the inertial forces from the theoretical motion of the mooring line.In the design of mooring lines is important to consider and foresee the different phenomena and loads that can act along on the life span of these elements. Within these phenomena, the effects of the waves forces over the mooring lines o have been studied. The study analyzes the contribution of the wave forces over the mooring lines to determine when it is an important source of damage for the fatigue strength. Finally, new floating platform concepts need to be tested and analyzed in controlled conditions in order to validate the models used for the final designs. It is common that pool and flume basins do not present enough size for the catenary shape mooring systems because they cover a large extension. In this area, an optimization model for a truncated mooring system is presented. The truncated mooring system is formed by two types of chains to emulate the actual prototype mooring system of a scale spar platform in a narrow flume.

Last update: 26/11/2020 06:08:48.

Theses related publications

AUTHOR:ROIGÉ MONTORNÉS, NÚRIA
Title:Models de priorització d'inversions utilitzant criteris de desenvolupament sostenible.
Reading date:15/07/2020
Director:AGUADO DE CEA, ANTONIO
Co-director:PUJADAS ÁLVAREZ, PABLO
Mention:Doctorat Industrial
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Roigé, N. (2020). Models de priorització d'inversions utilitzant criteris de desenvolupament sostenible..

AUTHOR:TRUBAT CASAL, PAU
Title:Station Keeping Analysis and Design for New Floating Offshore Wind Turbines
Reading date:12/03/2020
Director:MOLINS BORRELL, CLIMENT
Co-director:GIRONELLA, FRANCESC XAVIER
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Trubat, P. (2020). Station keeping analysis and design for new floating offshore wind turbines.

Lorenzo Garcia, Iago (2020). Desing and structural verification a concrete spar type platform for a 15 Mw wind turbine.

AUTHOR:MARTINELLO CARLESSO, DEBORA
Title:Flexural fatigue of pre-cracked fibre reinforced concrete: experimental study and numerical modelling.
Reading date:06/03/2020
Director:DE LA FUENTE ANTEQUERA, ALBERTO
Co-director:PIALARISSI CAVALARO, SERGIO HENRIQUE
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Martinello Carlesso, D. (2020). Flexural fatigue of pre-cracked fibre reinforced concrete: experimental study and numerical modelling..

AUTHOR:AINCHIL LAVIN, JAVIER PABLO
Title:Design and Construction of T.B.M. Tunnel Linings with Precast Segments
Reading date:12/12/2019
Director:DE LA FUENTE ANTEQUERA, ALBERTO
Co-director:RAMOS SCHNEIDER, GONZALO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Ainchil, J. (2019). Design and Construction of T.B.M. Tunnel Linings with Precast Segments.

Forcadell Fabregat, Ramon (2020). Poliesportiu amb pàrquing soterrani a la Via Favencia.

AUTHOR:BORTOLINI, RAFAELA
Title:Enhancing building performance: A Bayesian network model to support Facility Management
Reading date:28/02/2019
Director:FORCADA MATHEU, NURIA
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Bortolini, R. (2019). Enhancing building performance: A Bayesian network model to support Facility Management.

Bortolini, R.; Forcada, N. (2019). Analysis of building maintenance requests using a text mining approach: building services evaluation. (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.468; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:GALEOTE MORENO, EDUARDO
Title:Optimization of design procedures and quality control for FRC.
Reading date:14/12/2018
Director:DE LA FUENTE ANTEQUERA, ALBERTO
Co-director:BLANCO ÁLVAREZ, ANA
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Galeote, E. (2018). Optimization of design procedures and quality control for FRC..

Galeote, E.; de la Fuente, A.; Aguado, A. (2019). Optimización del control de calidad para hormigón con fibras mediante el ensayo Barcelona y el método inductivo.

AUTHOR:DE SOUSA BARRIAS, ANTÓNIO JOSÉ
Title:Development of optical fibre distributed sensing for the structural health monitoring of bridges and large scale structures.
Reading date:05/11/2018
Director:CASAS RIUS, JUAN RAMON
Co-director:VILLALBA HERRERO, SERGIO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Barrias, A. (2018). Development of optical fibre distributed sensing for the structural health monitoring of bridges and large scale structures..

Barrias, A.; Casas, J.; Villalba, S. (2019). Distributed optical fibre sensors in concrete structures: performance of bonding adhesives and influence of spatial resolution. (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.622; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:ELKORO UGARTEBURU, ANDER
Title:Optimización de la reología de componentes fotocatalíticos para aplicaciones avanzadas en elementos de fachada.
Reading date:26/10/2018
Director:CASANOVA HORMAECHEA, IGNACIO
Mention:Doctorat Industrial
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Elkoro, A. (2018). Optimización de la reología de componentes fotocatalíticos para aplicaciones avanzadas en elementos de fachada..

AUTHOR:GASPAR FÀBREGAS, KÀTIA
Title:Impact assessment of the façades' actual state on the energy performance gap of residential buildings.
Reading date:27/06/2018
Director:CASALS CASANOVA, MIQUEL
Co-director:GANGOLELLS SOLANELLAS, MARTA
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Gaspar, K. (2018). Impact assessment of the façades' actual state on the energy performance gap of residential buildings..

Mariscal Coll, David (2018). PROCEDIMENT DE LICITACIÓ, ADJUDICACIÓ I EXECUCIÓ D'UNA OBRA PÚBLCA.

Cobo Labra, Carlos (2018). Estudio experimental de las propiedades del hormigón con Neumático Fuera de Uso (NFU).

Oliva Tutusaus, Xavier (2018). Metodologia BIM aplicada en la gestió de la informació d'un actiu en fase de servei.

López Alamillo, Adria (2018). Control d'execució d'obra.

Bastardo Márquez, Alba (2018). Prácticum en la Oficina Técnica de la Cámara de la Propiedad Urbana de Barcelona.

Murias Pini, Manuel (2018). Gestión de Proyectos a través del Valor Ganado.

Diaz Isanta, Josep (2018). PRÀCTICUM A L?EMPRESA URCOTEX.

Valdeolivas Rodriguez, Adrian (2018). Cordelería Can Ribó: Estudio, diagnosis y propuestas de intervención.

Muntané Sáez, Georgina (2018). Vivint en un contenidor: residència per a estudiants a Horsens.

Andreca, Adrián Andrei (2018). Network Smart Panels.

Muñiz Castañón, Jorge (2018). Valoración de vivienda plurifamiliar con visita exterior.

Gaspar, K.; Casals, M.; Gangolells, M. (2018). Review of criteria for determining HFM minimum test duration. (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.495; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:SALOUSTROS, SAVVAS
Title:Tracking localized cracks in the computational analysis of masonry structures.
Reading date:29/11/2017
Director:PELA, LUCA
Co-director:CERVERA RUIZ, LUIS MIGUEL
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Saloustros, S. (2017). Tracking localized cracks in the computational analysis of masonry structures..

Saloustros, S.; Pelà, L.; Cervera, M.; Roca, P. (2018). An enhanced finite element macro-model for the realistic simulation of localized cracks in masonry structures: a large-scale application. (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 1.44; Quartil: Q3)

Saloustros, S.; Cervera, M.; Pelà, L. (2018). Tracking multi-directional intersecting cracks in numerical modelling of masonry shear walls under cyclic loading. (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 2.211; Quartil: Q2)

AUTHOR:IKUMI MONTSERRAT, TAI
Title:New insights on the fundamentals and modeling of the external sulfate attack in concrete structures.
Reading date:30/10/2017
Director:PIALARISSI CAVALARO, SERGIO HENRIQUE
Co-director:SEGURA PEREZ, IGNACIO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Ikumi, T. (2017). New insights on the fundamentals and modeling of the external sulfate attack in concrete structures..

AUTHOR:GIBERT ARMENGOL, VICENTE
Title:Sistema predictivo multiescala de la degradación del frente urbano edificado.
Reading date:21/12/2016
Director:CASAS RIUS, JUAN RAMON
Co-director:SERRAT PIE, CARLES
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Gibert, V. (2017). Informe de la revisió de l’edifici d’ús docent del c/ Guillem Tell, núm. 27 de Barcelona, segons el pla de manteniment de l’any 1999 i el posterior seguiment.

Gibert, V. (2017). Informe de resultats de l’assaig de determinació de la presència de ciment aluminós en el sostre del local a planta baixa de la finca situada al carrer Xifré núm. 74 de Barcelona.

Gibert, V. (2016). Sistema predictivo multiescala de la degradación del frente urbano edificado.

Murillo Madueño, Francisco (2017). LEVANTAMIENTO ARQUITECTÓNICO, DIAGNOSIS Y PROPUESTA DE CAMBIO DE USO DE LA MASÍA CAL MASOVER NOU DE L'HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT A ESCUELA DE LA NATURALEZA.

Seoane, B. (2017). Rehabilitación de envolventes.

Alcázar Brumós, Manel (2017). Expectatives arquitectòniques del turista cultural qun visita un edifici patrimonial. El cas de la casa Milà i la casa Batlló.

Romero Calle, Raúl (2017). Adaptació i canvi d?ús d?habitatge unifamiliar existent (Mas d?en Blai) a allotjaments turístics amb incorporació d?energies renovables al terme municipal de Gualta.

Batlle Salvador, Sergi (2017). Projecte executiu de Rehabilitació Integral d'un Gimnàs..

Guavita Forero, Yoly Yolanda (2017). Evaluación del comportamiento de diferentes revestimientos para un sistema de aislamiento térmico elaborado con médula vegetal..

Chiesura, Gustavo Ignacio (2017). Estudio Acústico y Energético en Edificio Multifunción.

Serrat, C.; Gibert, V.; Casas, J.; Rapinski, J. (2017). On the selection of significant variables in a model for the deteriorating process of facades. (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 0.201; Quartil: )

Serrat, C.; Gibert, V.; Casas, J.; Rapinski, J. (2017). BRAIN: Building Research Analysis and Information Network.

AUTHOR:PICOLO SALVADOR, RENAN
Title:Accelerated cementitious matrices: hydration, microstructure and mechanical strength.
Reading date:12/12/2016
Director:PIALARISSI CAVALARO, SERGIO HENRIQUE
Co-director:DOMINGUES DE FIGUEIREDO, ANTONIO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Picolo, R. (2016). Accelerated cementitious matrices : hydration, microstructure and mechanical strength..

Picolo, R.; Pialarissi Cavalaro, S.H.; Segura, I.; Hernández, M.; Ranz, J.; Dominguez De figueiredo, Antonio (2017). Relation between ultrasound measurements and phase evolution in accelerated cementitious matrices. (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 1.82; Quartil: Q1)

Picolo, R.; Pialarissi Cavalaro, S.H.; Monte, R.; de Figueiredo, A.D. (2017). Relation between chemical processes and mechanical properties of sprayed cementitious matrices containing accelerators. (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 4.66; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:MONTOYA CORONADO, LUIS ALBERTO
Title:A direct performance based seismic design method for irregular structures. Applications to concrete structures.
Reading date:07/11/2016
Director:BAIRÁN GARCÍA, JESÚS MIGUEL
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Montoya, L. (2016). A direct performance based seismic design method for irregular structures : applications to concrete structures.

Montoya, L.; Bairan, J.M. (2016). Diseño sismo-resistente no-lineal directo basado en desempeños multi-objetivos.

Bairan, J.M.; Montoya, L. (2017). Diseño sísmico directo basado en prestaciones de estructuras irregulares.

Montoya, L.; Bairan, J.M. (2017). A direct performance based seismic design method for irregular structures.

AUTHOR:HOSSEINI, SEYED MOHAMMAD AMIN
Title:Sustainability in the Post-Disaster Temporary Housing Management for Urban Areas.
Reading date:30/09/2016
Director:DE LA FUENTE ANTEQUERA, ALBERTO
Co-director:PONS VALLADARES, ORIOL
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Gilani, Golshid (2017). A New MCDM approach for assessing the sustainability index of building façades.

Hosseini, S. M. Amin; de la Fuente, A.; Pons-Valladares, O. (2016). Multicriteria decision-making method for sustainable site location of post-disaster temporary housing in urban areas. (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 1.735; Quartil: Q2)

Hosseini, S. M. Amin; Pons-Valladares, O.; Mendoza, M.; de la Fuente, A. (2016). Identifying temporary housing main vertexes through assessing post-disaster recovery programs.

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01/07/202030/06/2022Mitigation of the risk of progressive collapse in steel and composite building frames under exceptional eventsCommission of European Communities
01/07/202030/06/2022Valorisation of knowledge for FREE from DAMage steel connectionsCommission of European Communities
01/07/202030/06/2023CONTRATO para EL PROYECTO “INVESTIGACIO´N EN SOLUCIONES CEMENTANTES SOLUCIONES CEMENTANTES GEOPOLIME´RICAS DESOSTENIBILIDAD INTEGRAL Y ALTO VALOR AN~ADIDO A PARTIR DE RESIDUOS DE CONSTRUCCIO´N” - CONADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
01/06/202031/05/2023Fluencia y fatiga en elementos estructurales de hormigón reforzado con fibrasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2024Materiales cementicios neuromórficos para aplicaciones en ingeniería civilAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2023Implicaciones del confort térmico de los ancianos en el interior al consumo energéticoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
23/03/202022/04/2020Estudio del asiento diferencial que puede resistir la estructura del túnel R3-R4 de ADIF en la plaza de les Glóries, una vez realizado el refuerzo con cerchas metálicas dispuestas cada 2.4 m.BIM,SA (BARCELONA INFRASTRUCTURAS)
20/03/202020/05/2021Desarrollo de la investigación en lo referente a la ampliación de los usos de las escorias negras y blancas en la obra civil de forma segura y eficienteADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
19/02/202003/05/2020Evaluation of proposals under the Calls H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2020-singlestage, H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2020-singlestage, H2020-NMBP-STIND- 2020-singlestageUnión Europea
15/02/202014/02/2021El objeto del contrato es la realización de un informe sobre el estado de conservación de las estructuras en la CM 42, tramo Consuegra-Tomelloso y en la identificación de posibles patologíasYNSMAN INS SERV ING PARA INFRAES SL
03/02/202002/02/2022Fibre Reinforced Concrete with Recycled and Waste Materials Optimised for Improved Sustainability of Urban ProjectsCommission of European Communities
01/11/201910/12/2019“Estudi numèric sobre la capacitat túnel de la línia R1 de ADIF per resistir assentaments diferencials”UTE QUALITAT TUNEL GLORIES
21/10/201918/11/2019Informe sobre el projecte de reforç del túnel de Glories i influencia en la seva resistència dels assentaments i moviments horitzontals previs i durant la seva execucióUTE QUALITAT TUNEL GLORIES
09/10/201931/12/2019Caracterització experimental amb tècniques avançades de l’obra de fàbrica i de la maçoneria de pedra existents al Edifici 12 de l’antiga Escola Industrial situada a l’Eixample de BarcelonaDiputació de Barcelona
01/10/201930/09/2022programa experimental: PP FIBRE REINFORCED CONCRETE AND HYBRID PRE-CRACKED BEAMS SUBJECTED TO PERMANENT LOADS: EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM AND CONTITUTIVE EQUATIONS##*confirmar CIFBASF CONSTRUCTION SOL.GmbH
01/09/201928/02/2023Cost reduction and increase performance of floating wind technologyCommission of European Communities
27/07/201926/01/2020Realització d'assaigs dee laboratori per a la mesura de la deformació de fluència en provetes de dos tipus de pedra naturalPATRIMONI 2.0 CONSULTORS SL
20/07/201919/07/2020Desarrollo de materiales de construcción sostenibles (principalmente hormigón reciclado) mediante el uso de árido reciclado mixto, auto-producido (del RCD) y de calidad.HERCAL DIGGERS SL
08/07/201930/07/2019Estudi numèric sobre l’efecte del buidat parcial de les terres existents per sobre del túnel de la línia 1 del Metro de Barcelona en l’estabilitat de la seva estructura i l’anàlisi de la capacitat deUTE QUALITAT TUNEL GLORIES
01/06/201931/05/2022New Generation Design Methods for Stainless Steel StructuresCommission of European Communities
01/05/201931/10/2020Desenvolupament de façanes verdes emprant formigó de bioreceptividad milloradaAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
15/04/201915/06/2019Informe de determinació dels assentaments admissibles pels túnels d’ADIF sota Meridiana, en l’àmbit de les obres dels túnels viarisUTE QUALITAT TUNEL GLORIES
01/04/201901/07/2019Estudi del mur annex del pont de Sant PEre de Terrassa.AJUNTAMENT TERRASSA
01/04/201931/03/2022Desarrollo de nuevos sistemas de diseño optimizado de forjados de hormigón reforzado con fibras más competitivos y sostenibles.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
13/03/201904/04/2019Estudio de la resistencia y ductilidad de los pilotes ejecutados en la cimentación del Hospital de Machala, en EcuadorMAKIBER SA
11/03/201911/06/2019Peritaje sobre los daños producidos por la construcción del Centro Canaletas en el túnel de la Línea 2 del Metro de MadridCENTRO CANALEJAS MADRID SLU
01/03/201931/12/2019CONTRATO DE I+D+i ENTRE LA UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA Y LA ASOCIACIÓN DE INVESTIGACIÓN DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL, EN EL MARCO DEL PROYECTO “CIRCLE - 2019. INVESTIGACIÓN Y DESARROLLO DE UN MODELAITEX
23/01/201931/05/2019El objeto del presente convenio es la asesoría científica y técnica por parte de la UPC a SENER en el desarrollo de un sistema de monitorización estructural, dando soporte a la misma en todos aquellosSENER INGENIERÍA DE SISTEMAS S.A.
16/01/201915/04/2019Redacció dels informes dels assentaments admissibles pel túnel del metro L1 a les obres dels túnels de les GlòriesBIM,SA (BARCELONA INFRASTRUCTURAS)
01/01/201931/12/2021Evaluación multinivel de la vulnerabilidad sísmica y mitigación de riesgo de edificios de obra de fábrica para centros urbanos históricos resilentesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Estructuras de hormigón de altas prestaciones utilizando materials y tecnologías avanzados de diseño y construcciónAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Preparación mecanoquímica de catalizadores para aplicaciones energéticas: activación de metano y producción de hidrógenoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201930/06/2022Offshore Code Comparison CollaborationUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001646_BASE 3DGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/12/201801/12/2019Contracte de serveis per a l'assistència tècnica per a la investigació i assessorament en temes estructurals de les infraestructures gestionades per Infraestructures de la Generalitat de Catalunya, SAINFRAES.GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
27/11/201827/02/2019Estudio de las propiedades estructurales de hormigones reforzados con fibras plásticas y de vidrioFERROVIAL AGROMAN, S.A.
23/11/201830/06/2020Análisis del confort térmico en residencias de ancianos en el espacio de cooperación transfronterizo de España-PortugalFUNDACION GENERAL DE LA UNIVERSIDAD
20/11/201831/12/2018Análisis de resistencias mecánicas a flexotracción y compresión y determinación de lixiviados en muestras de yeso.AITEX
14/11/201814/05/2019Desarrollo del Proyecto para el estudio de la viabilidad de aplicación de una micro-fibra de Polipropileno-Viscosa como material de refuerzo en hormigón para el control de la retracción y fisuración aFERROVIAL SERVICIOS, S.A.
01/11/201831/10/2019Estudi de l’expansivitat de l’escòria negra, ús de l'escòria negra en mescles asfàltiques i la possibilitat d'ús de l'escòria blanca en obra civilADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
10/09/201831/12/2018Diseñar y construir un nuevo túnel de dos carrilesCHESAPEAKE TUNNEL JOIN VENTURE
03/09/201831/05/2019Estudi d'alguns processos químics que faciliten la remoció de rajoles sense el dany que genera la seva remoció de manera convencionalPREPERSA, A.I.E.
30/07/201830/07/2018Montaje de cortinas y kit para la protección solar
01/07/201831/12/2020BIA2017-90856-REDTAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/07/201830/06/2020Contrato de soporte técnico para la caracterización de diferentes formulaciones de aditivos acelerantes de fraguadoINDUSTRIAS QUIMICAS DEL EBRO, S.A.
03/04/201831/07/2018Diseño avanzado de puentes y estructuras singulares de aceroPEDELTA, S.L.
19/03/201821/03/2018Subvenció com a Sponsor del Seminari RILEM Spring Convention y Workshop on Advances in DurabilityINST. ESPAÑOL DEL CEMENTO
19/03/201818/10/2021Disseny eficient d'unions en estructures d'acer sotmeses a accions cícliquesAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
05/03/201820/07/2018Anàlisi de les fletxes i vibracions que presenta l’estructura de l’aparcament, juntament amb el seguiment, supervisió i dictamen de les propostes de l’avantprojecte i projecte executiuAJUNTAMENT TERRASSA
02/03/201831/12/2018Assessorament sobre l'anàlisi del comportament estructural i constructiu de monuments i compatibilitat de sistemes constructius en temes relacionats amb patologies de diversos monumentsGENCAT-DEP.CULTURA
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-U012 Models de presa de decisions per a reconstruccions post-desastre sostenibles i participatives en zones d’elevat risc sísmic. El cas de Kermanshah, Iran.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
15/01/201814/01/2019Gestión de las estructuras de la CM42. Fase cuatro.YNSMAN INS SERV ING PARA INFRAES SL
01/01/201831/12/2020Profundització en el coneixement dels nivells radiactius d'aigües d'abastamentAIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/01/201831/12/2021Modelos estructurales para la gestión eficiente de infraestructuras: Smart BIM modelsAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2018Realització d'analítiques de radioactiviat en aigües (SA1402)GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
01/01/201831/12/2018Assaigs de radioACTIVITY de mostres ambientals. Anàlisis de les ACTIVITYs degudes a isòtops radiactius presents en mostres d'aigua.LABORATORI DR. OLIVER RODÉS, S.A.
01/01/201831/12/2019Herramienta numérica-experimental para la determinación del estado de integridad de las estructurasGeotécnia y Cimientos, S.A. (GEOCISA)
01/01/201831/12/2020Hormigones sostenibles autocompactantes de altas prestaciones mediante el uso de cementos de bajo contenido en clínker y agentes de curado interno y autoselladoMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/01/201831/12/2021Project Team: SC3.T7 Stainless Steels. Revised EN 1993-1-4 Experts team to develop and upgrade the second generation EN 1993-1-4NEN Environment & Society
18/12/201717/06/2019Estudio de las propiedades diferidas (retracción y fluencia) de un material base cementicea para sistema de fabricación desarrollado por ACCIONAGRUPO ACCIONA, S.A.
01/12/201731/12/2019Control de la exposición a fuentes naturales de radiaciónAGUAS DANONE
23/11/201716/01/2018Estudio de los cimientos de las torres eólicas de los parques Win Cap y Lucus PowerIDOM INGENIERIA Y CONSULT, SAU
01/11/201731/12/2017Patrocinio Alta FIB UPCGRUPO ACCIONA, S.A.
23/10/201722/12/2017Instrumentació de les fissures de la façana de la portalada de l'esglèsia del Monestir de Sant CugatRECOP RESTAURACIONS
20/09/201719/10/2017Avaluació de les proprietats resistents de l'obra de fàbrica amb assajos moderadament destructius a la Rambla de Catalunya de BarcelonaBERIESTAIN INTERIORES S.L.
15/09/201714/03/2019Nuevas protecciones solares tensadas para talleres de arquitectura escolar sostenibleFUNDACIÓN BBVA
03/08/201731/12/2017Assessorament en relació a les solucions estructurals i constructives i de resposta de determinats materials a patologies concretes dels monuments.GENCAT-DEP.CULTURA
19/07/201715/11/2017Estudi del paravent per a les estacions de la Zona Franca de la L9 del metro de BarcelonaDOPEC, S.L.
13/07/201725/11/2020Estudi de l'estat estructural del col·lector del Morrot i de la seva capacitat per ressistir amb condicions de seguretat exigibles.AIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/07/201730/06/2019Valorisation of knowledge for European pre-QUALified steel JOINTSCommission of European Communities
01/07/201731/12/2020Ecosistema d’R+D+i per la implementació i adopció de la Fabricació Additiva / Impressió 3D a la indústria del transport (TRANSPORT)ACCIÓ, Generalitat de Catalunya
01/07/201731/12/2020Productes i Processos Industrials en l’entorn d’adopció de la Fabricació Additiva (PRO2)ACCIÓ, Generalitat de Catalunya
30/06/201730/06/2017Plataforma digital IAHC.UPC sobre l'estat de conservació de monuments i edificis històrics de Barcelona
28/06/201727/06/2018Reparación y refuerzo de estructuras de obra de fábrica con materiales avanzadosKerakoll Spa
19/06/201718/06/2018Estudio expansividad escorias negras, uso de la escoria negra en mezclas asfálticas y la posibilidad de uso de la escoria blanca en obra civilADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
15/06/201715/09/2018Evaluación y estado actual y predicción del deterioro del hormigón armado del aparcamiento/'Moll de la Fusta/'BARCELONA DE SERVEIS MUNICIPALS,SA
15/06/201714/05/2018Estudio de averías de la red de distribuciónCETAQUA
12/06/201711/07/2017Avaluació de les proprietats resistents de l'obra de fàbrica amb assajos moderadament destructius a l'Avenida Meridiana de BarcelonaDuckbill SL
01/06/201731/05/2021New market niches for the Pulp and Paper Industry waste based on circular economy approachesCommission of European Communities
01/06/201701/12/2017Desarrollo de hormigón para impresora 3D a escala realGRUPO ACCIONA, S.A.
01/06/201731/05/2018Análisis inicial de la vulnerabilidad sísmica de viviendas e infraestructuras de la franja del Pacífico de Nicaragua para sustentar un proyecto de normas y guías de construcción propiasCentre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
27/05/201727/05/2017Elemento de transición para la transmisión de esfuerzos entre torre y subestructura en estructura flotante monolítica de hormigón para el soporte de turbinas eólicas marinas
09/05/201702/06/2017Informe sobre los silos A, B y C de ERGANSA situados en el muelle de contradique del puerto de BarcelonaAutoritat Portuària de Barcelona
28/03/201729/01/2018Informe tècnic sobre l'estat actual del/'Pont de Sant Pere de Terrassa/'AJUNTAMENT TERRASSA
01/03/201730/04/2017First wall mock-up: Simulation of the manufacturing chainLEADING
17/02/201716/08/2017Estudi de la difusivitat del molidbè en matrius de cimentAMPHOS XX I CONSULTING, S.L.
01/02/201731/03/2017Estudi de l'estat actual i capacitat resistent de les plaques del pantalà del Port Esportiu de Torredembarra i les seves corresponents recomanacions d'actuacióENGINYERIA REVENTOS, S.L.
10/01/201710/01/2017Aditivo inhibidor del crecimiento biológico en estructuras de hormigón y uso
01/01/201731/12/2019Avances en ciencia y tecnología de cementos híbridos sosteniblesMinisterio de Economía y Competitividad
01/01/201731/03/2021H2020-737183-DISCOVERERCommission of European Communities
01/01/201731/01/2018Realització de l'assessorament l'adquisició de llibres d'Arquitectura per a la Biblioteca del COAC.COL.LEGI OFI. ARQUITECTES CATALUNYA
30/12/201616/04/2019Instal·lació de monitorització i seguiment de l’ Església del MonestirAJUNTAMENT SANT CUGAT DEL VALLÈS
30/12/201629/12/2019Seguridad en aplicaciones estructurales de Hormigón Reforzado con Fibras.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/12/201631/12/2020Soluciones individualizadas ambientalmente y economicamente sostenibles para la rehabilitación energética del parque de edificios de oficinasMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/12/201629/12/2019Invernaderos integrados en azoteas: simbiosis de energía, agua y emisiones de CO2 con el edificio - Hacia la seguridad alimentaria urbana en una economía circularMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/12/201631/12/2020Materiales proyectados ligeros para refuerzo y la rehabilitación del patrimonio urbano.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/12/201629/12/2020Comportamiento estructural de pórticos de acero inoxidable. Seguridad frente a acciones accidentales de sismo y fuego.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
19/12/201631/03/2018Caracterització mecànica i resistent detallada d'un tipus de fàbrica de maó ceràmic utilitzat en la construcció de les voltes de pla de part de l'estructura del Temple de la Sagrada FamiliaTEMPLE EXPIATORI SAGRADA FAMILIA
01/12/201631/12/2016 Jornades sobre metodologias avanzadas no destructivas: análisis de patrimonioFUNDACIÓN GENERAL CSIC
18/10/201615/11/2016Estudi del reforç sismoresistent de l'edifici Torres Bellini de GuayaquilDOPEC, S.L.
06/10/201605/10/2020Desarrollo y caracterización de materiales cementicios con propiedades mejoradasSMART ENGINEERING, S.L.
01/09/201601/11/2016Estudi de l'estat actual i capacitat resistent de les plaques del pantalà del port esportiu del Masnou i del Port Olímpic de Barcelona i les seves corresponents recomanacions d'actuació.ENGINYERIA REVENTOS, S.L.
12/07/201612/07/2018Utilización durable y ambientalmente segura de las cenizas blancas y grises procedentes de la valoración energética de residuos papeleros de la empresa SAICA como materia prima en obra civilBENITO ARNO E HIJOS, S.A.
01/07/201631/12/2017Promotion of new Eurocode for structural stainless steelsCommission of European Communities
20/06/201620/09/2016Estudio de la capacidad portante de estructuras de aluminio diseñadas para pantanales de puertosASTILLEROS AMILIBIA U.S.L.
13/06/201631/12/2016Análisi de solucions estructurals i resposta a materials en monumentsGENCAT-DEP.CULTURA
01/06/201631/03/2020EnhANcing emergencY management and response to extreme WeatHER and climate EventsCommission of European Communities
26/04/201625/08/2016Development of an experimental programme on a novel Technology for the construction of a vaulted structureEIDG. TECHN. HOCHSCHULE ZÜRICH
21/04/201621/04/2019Efficient Manufacturing for Aerospace Components Using Additive Manufacturing, Net Shape HIP and Investment CastingEuropean Commission
21/03/201621/03/2018Avaluació i seguiment de procediments constructius de forma sostenibleAjuntament de Barcelona
15/02/201614/02/2017Gestión de les estructuras de la CM42. Fase tres.YNSMAN INS SERV ING PARA INFRAES SL
15/01/201631/01/2017Inductive method to evaluate steel fiber content and orientation in concrete and new method to determine plastic fiber contentInstituto de Ingeniería de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
01/01/201630/06/2019Microreactores con tecnología de impresión 3D par la generación catalítica y fotocatalítica de hidrogenoMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2018Técnicas multiescala para el análisis experimental y numérico de la fiabilidad de las estructuras de obra de fábricaMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2019Evaluación de la capacidad resistente frente a esfuerzos tangentes de estructuras de hormigón mediante modelos mecánicos para la extensión de su vida útilMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201630/11/2019Desarrollo y aplicación de herramientas avanzadas para la evaluación, prevención y gestión del riesgo sísmico.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2018SÍNTESIS DE COMPOSITES DE BASE CEMENTO ECOEFICIENTES A PARTIR DE LA VALORIZACIÓN DE RESIDUOS Y SUBPRODUCTOS CON ALTO CONTENIDO DE SÍLICE Y SILICO-ALÚMINA (CESAR)Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad
01/01/201631/12/2019Optimización de procesos constructivos y de diseño de elementos estructurales empleando hormigones reforzados con fibras en sustitución de la armadura convencional. eFIBMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2018Comportamiento sismico de estructuras con forjados reticulares y disipadores de energía bajo la acción simultánea de dos componentes horizontales del terremotoMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/12/201530/11/2017Nuevos métodos y técnicas para el proyecto, construcción, evaluación y refuerzo de estructuras de hormigónMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
19/11/201518/11/2018Desenvolupament de formigons conductors mitjançant l'adició de materials reciclatsAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
20/10/201530/09/2016Establiments de protocols d'inspecció i control d'obres.Diputació de Barcelona
01/10/201528/02/2019Desarrollo de dovelas de HRF no metálicas de alta durabilidad y sostenibilidad mejoradaMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/09/201501/09/2018Computer Aided Technologies for Additive Manufacturing (CaxMan)European Commission
21/07/201531/12/2015Assessorament per a solucions estructurals i constructives de diversos edificis històrics de CatalunyaGENCAT-DEP.CULTURA
15/07/201515/02/2017Anàlisis mecàniques sobre elements de pedra, morter i obra de fàbrica (Expedient 01/15 FBG)FUNDACIO BOSCH I GIMPERA
01/07/201530/11/2016Desarrollo de un prontuario informático del hormigón armado, adaptado al eurocódigo 2 y al código estructural españolINST. ESPAÑOL DEL CEMENTO
01/07/201531/12/2018Materiales polifuncionales proyectados para el refuerzo y monitorización de infraestructuras del transporteMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
15/05/201514/05/2016Estudio de morteros y hormigones reforzados con fibras y adición de colorantesSMART ENGINEERING, S.L.
14/05/201513/05/2016Estudio y desarrollo de herramientas de evaluación de sostenibilidad y priorización de inversionesSMART ENGINEERING, S.L.
20/04/201519/10/2018Optimització de la reologia de morters per aplicacions avançades en elements de façanaAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/04/201531/03/2016investigació i assessorament en temes estructurals de les infraestructures gestionades per Infraestructures de la Generalitat de Catalunya S.A.U. (Infraestructures.cat)Gestió d’Infraestructures S.A.U Generalitat de Catalunya
16/03/201515/09/2015Study of the comercial viability of the development of novel solutions for the development of green walls by using enhanced biorecaptivity concreteESCOFET 1886 S.A.
20/02/201519/05/2015Índice de sostenibilidad integral de un nuevo prototipo de torre para aerogeneradoresPACADAR, S.A.
01/02/201530/04/2018Energy Game for Awareness of energy efficiency in social housing communitiesCommission of European Communities
29/01/201513/03/2015Concepción y rehabilitación del canal de recogida y drenaje de aguas pluviales de Port-Genil (Gabón, África)ACCIONA Infraesctructuras, S.A.
14/01/201513/01/2018Elements d'aïllament sísmic i dissipació energètica en ponts de ferrocarril en zones d'alta sismicitatAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/01/201531/12/2018Training in reducin uncertainty in structural safetyCommission of European Communities
01/01/201531/12/2016Sostenibilidad agrourbana mediante invernaderos en cubierta. Ecoinnovación en flujos residuales de energía, agua y CO2 para la producción de alimentosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017Estudio de profundidad de algunas presas de UPH Ebro-Pirineos de Endesa.Endesa Generación, S.A.
01/01/201531/12/2018Master Degree in Innovative Technologies in Energy Efficient Buildings for Russian & Armenian Universities and StakeholdersEuropean Commission. Education Audiovisual and Culture Agency Executive Agency (Eacea)

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Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
01/07/202030/06/2022Mitigation of the risk of progressive collapse in steel and composite building frames under exceptional eventsCommission of European Communities
01/07/202030/06/2022Valorisation of knowledge for FREE from DAMage steel connectionsCommission of European Communities
01/07/202030/06/2023CONTRATO para EL PROYECTO “INVESTIGACIO´N EN SOLUCIONES CEMENTANTES SOLUCIONES CEMENTANTES GEOPOLIME´RICAS DESOSTENIBILIDAD INTEGRAL Y ALTO VALOR AN~ADIDO A PARTIR DE RESIDUOS DE CONSTRUCCIO´N” - CONADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
01/06/202031/05/2023Fluencia y fatiga en elementos estructurales de hormigón reforzado con fibrasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2024Materiales cementicios neuromórficos para aplicaciones en ingeniería civilAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2023Implicaciones del confort térmico de los ancianos en el interior al consumo energéticoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
23/03/202022/04/2020Estudio del asiento diferencial que puede resistir la estructura del túnel R3-R4 de ADIF en la plaza de les Glóries, una vez realizado el refuerzo con cerchas metálicas dispuestas cada 2.4 m.BIM,SA (BARCELONA INFRASTRUCTURAS)
20/03/202020/05/2021Desarrollo de la investigación en lo referente a la ampliación de los usos de las escorias negras y blancas en la obra civil de forma segura y eficienteADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
19/02/202003/05/2020Evaluation of proposals under the Calls H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2020-singlestage, H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2020-singlestage, H2020-NMBP-STIND- 2020-singlestageUnión Europea
15/02/202014/02/2021El objeto del contrato es la realización de un informe sobre el estado de conservación de las estructuras en la CM 42, tramo Consuegra-Tomelloso y en la identificación de posibles patologíasYNSMAN INS SERV ING PARA INFRAES SL
03/02/202002/02/2022Fibre Reinforced Concrete with Recycled and Waste Materials Optimised for Improved Sustainability of Urban ProjectsCommission of European Communities
01/11/201910/12/2019“Estudi numèric sobre la capacitat túnel de la línia R1 de ADIF per resistir assentaments diferencials”UTE QUALITAT TUNEL GLORIES
21/10/201918/11/2019Informe sobre el projecte de reforç del túnel de Glories i influencia en la seva resistència dels assentaments i moviments horitzontals previs i durant la seva execucióUTE QUALITAT TUNEL GLORIES
09/10/201931/12/2019Caracterització experimental amb tècniques avançades de l’obra de fàbrica i de la maçoneria de pedra existents al Edifici 12 de l’antiga Escola Industrial situada a l’Eixample de BarcelonaDiputació de Barcelona
01/10/201930/09/2022programa experimental: PP FIBRE REINFORCED CONCRETE AND HYBRID PRE-CRACKED BEAMS SUBJECTED TO PERMANENT LOADS: EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM AND CONTITUTIVE EQUATIONS##*confirmar CIFBASF CONSTRUCTION SOL.GmbH
01/09/201928/02/2023Cost reduction and increase performance of floating wind technologyCommission of European Communities
27/07/201926/01/2020Realització d'assaigs dee laboratori per a la mesura de la deformació de fluència en provetes de dos tipus de pedra naturalPATRIMONI 2.0 CONSULTORS SL
20/07/201919/07/2020Desarrollo de materiales de construcción sostenibles (principalmente hormigón reciclado) mediante el uso de árido reciclado mixto, auto-producido (del RCD) y de calidad.HERCAL DIGGERS SL
08/07/201930/07/2019Estudi numèric sobre l’efecte del buidat parcial de les terres existents per sobre del túnel de la línia 1 del Metro de Barcelona en l’estabilitat de la seva estructura i l’anàlisi de la capacitat deUTE QUALITAT TUNEL GLORIES
01/06/201931/05/2022New Generation Design Methods for Stainless Steel StructuresCommission of European Communities
01/05/201931/10/2020Desenvolupament de façanes verdes emprant formigó de bioreceptividad milloradaAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
15/04/201915/06/2019Informe de determinació dels assentaments admissibles pels túnels d’ADIF sota Meridiana, en l’àmbit de les obres dels túnels viarisUTE QUALITAT TUNEL GLORIES
01/04/201901/07/2019Estudi del mur annex del pont de Sant PEre de Terrassa.AJUNTAMENT TERRASSA
01/04/201931/03/2022Desarrollo de nuevos sistemas de diseño optimizado de forjados de hormigón reforzado con fibras más competitivos y sostenibles.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
13/03/201904/04/2019Estudio de la resistencia y ductilidad de los pilotes ejecutados en la cimentación del Hospital de Machala, en EcuadorMAKIBER SA
11/03/201911/06/2019Peritaje sobre los daños producidos por la construcción del Centro Canaletas en el túnel de la Línea 2 del Metro de MadridCENTRO CANALEJAS MADRID SLU
01/03/201931/12/2019CONTRATO DE I+D+i ENTRE LA UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA Y LA ASOCIACIÓN DE INVESTIGACIÓN DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL, EN EL MARCO DEL PROYECTO “CIRCLE - 2019. INVESTIGACIÓN Y DESARROLLO DE UN MODELAITEX
23/01/201931/05/2019El objeto del presente convenio es la asesoría científica y técnica por parte de la UPC a SENER en el desarrollo de un sistema de monitorización estructural, dando soporte a la misma en todos aquellosSENER INGENIERÍA DE SISTEMAS S.A.
16/01/201915/04/2019Redacció dels informes dels assentaments admissibles pel túnel del metro L1 a les obres dels túnels de les GlòriesBIM,SA (BARCELONA INFRASTRUCTURAS)
01/01/201931/12/2021Evaluación multinivel de la vulnerabilidad sísmica y mitigación de riesgo de edificios de obra de fábrica para centros urbanos históricos resilentesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Estructuras de hormigón de altas prestaciones utilizando materials y tecnologías avanzados de diseño y construcciónAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Preparación mecanoquímica de catalizadores para aplicaciones energéticas: activación de metano y producción de hidrógenoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201930/06/2022Offshore Code Comparison CollaborationUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001646_BASE 3DGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/12/201801/12/2019Contracte de serveis per a l'assistència tècnica per a la investigació i assessorament en temes estructurals de les infraestructures gestionades per Infraestructures de la Generalitat de Catalunya, SAINFRAES.GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
27/11/201827/02/2019Estudio de las propiedades estructurales de hormigones reforzados con fibras plásticas y de vidrioFERROVIAL AGROMAN, S.A.
23/11/201830/06/2020Análisis del confort térmico en residencias de ancianos en el espacio de cooperación transfronterizo de España-PortugalFUNDACION GENERAL DE LA UNIVERSIDAD
20/11/201831/12/2018Análisis de resistencias mecánicas a flexotracción y compresión y determinación de lixiviados en muestras de yeso.AITEX
14/11/201814/05/2019Desarrollo del Proyecto para el estudio de la viabilidad de aplicación de una micro-fibra de Polipropileno-Viscosa como material de refuerzo en hormigón para el control de la retracción y fisuración aFERROVIAL SERVICIOS, S.A.
01/11/201831/10/2019Estudi de l’expansivitat de l’escòria negra, ús de l'escòria negra en mescles asfàltiques i la possibilitat d'ús de l'escòria blanca en obra civilADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
10/09/201831/12/2018Diseñar y construir un nuevo túnel de dos carrilesCHESAPEAKE TUNNEL JOIN VENTURE
03/09/201831/05/2019Estudi d'alguns processos químics que faciliten la remoció de rajoles sense el dany que genera la seva remoció de manera convencionalPREPERSA, A.I.E.
30/07/201830/07/2018Montaje de cortinas y kit para la protección solar
01/07/201831/12/2020BIA2017-90856-REDTAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/07/201830/06/2020Contrato de soporte técnico para la caracterización de diferentes formulaciones de aditivos acelerantes de fraguadoINDUSTRIAS QUIMICAS DEL EBRO, S.A.
03/04/201831/07/2018Diseño avanzado de puentes y estructuras singulares de aceroPEDELTA, S.L.
19/03/201821/03/2018Subvenció com a Sponsor del Seminari RILEM Spring Convention y Workshop on Advances in DurabilityINST. ESPAÑOL DEL CEMENTO
19/03/201818/10/2021Disseny eficient d'unions en estructures d'acer sotmeses a accions cícliquesAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
05/03/201820/07/2018Anàlisi de les fletxes i vibracions que presenta l’estructura de l’aparcament, juntament amb el seguiment, supervisió i dictamen de les propostes de l’avantprojecte i projecte executiuAJUNTAMENT TERRASSA
02/03/201831/12/2018Assessorament sobre l'anàlisi del comportament estructural i constructiu de monuments i compatibilitat de sistemes constructius en temes relacionats amb patologies de diversos monumentsGENCAT-DEP.CULTURA
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-U012 Models de presa de decisions per a reconstruccions post-desastre sostenibles i participatives en zones d’elevat risc sísmic. El cas de Kermanshah, Iran.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
15/01/201814/01/2019Gestión de las estructuras de la CM42. Fase cuatro.YNSMAN INS SERV ING PARA INFRAES SL
01/01/201831/12/2020Profundització en el coneixement dels nivells radiactius d'aigües d'abastamentAIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/01/201831/12/2021Modelos estructurales para la gestión eficiente de infraestructuras: Smart BIM modelsAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2018Realització d'analítiques de radioactiviat en aigües (SA1402)GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
01/01/201831/12/2018Assaigs de radioACTIVITY de mostres ambientals. Anàlisis de les ACTIVITYs degudes a isòtops radiactius presents en mostres d'aigua.LABORATORI DR. OLIVER RODÉS, S.A.
01/01/201831/12/2019Herramienta numérica-experimental para la determinación del estado de integridad de las estructurasGeotécnia y Cimientos, S.A. (GEOCISA)
01/01/201831/12/2020Hormigones sostenibles autocompactantes de altas prestaciones mediante el uso de cementos de bajo contenido en clínker y agentes de curado interno y autoselladoMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/01/201831/12/2021Project Team: SC3.T7 Stainless Steels. Revised EN 1993-1-4 Experts team to develop and upgrade the second generation EN 1993-1-4NEN Environment & Society
18/12/201717/06/2019Estudio de las propiedades diferidas (retracción y fluencia) de un material base cementicea para sistema de fabricación desarrollado por ACCIONAGRUPO ACCIONA, S.A.
01/12/201731/12/2019Control de la exposición a fuentes naturales de radiaciónAGUAS DANONE
23/11/201716/01/2018Estudio de los cimientos de las torres eólicas de los parques Win Cap y Lucus PowerIDOM INGENIERIA Y CONSULT, SAU
01/11/201731/12/2017Patrocinio Alta FIB UPCGRUPO ACCIONA, S.A.
23/10/201722/12/2017Instrumentació de les fissures de la façana de la portalada de l'esglèsia del Monestir de Sant CugatRECOP RESTAURACIONS
20/09/201719/10/2017Avaluació de les proprietats resistents de l'obra de fàbrica amb assajos moderadament destructius a la Rambla de Catalunya de BarcelonaBERIESTAIN INTERIORES S.L.
15/09/201714/03/2019Nuevas protecciones solares tensadas para talleres de arquitectura escolar sostenibleFUNDACIÓN BBVA
03/08/201731/12/2017Assessorament en relació a les solucions estructurals i constructives i de resposta de determinats materials a patologies concretes dels monuments.GENCAT-DEP.CULTURA
19/07/201715/11/2017Estudi del paravent per a les estacions de la Zona Franca de la L9 del metro de BarcelonaDOPEC, S.L.
13/07/201725/11/2020Estudi de l'estat estructural del col·lector del Morrot i de la seva capacitat per ressistir amb condicions de seguretat exigibles.AIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/07/201730/06/2019Valorisation of knowledge for European pre-QUALified steel JOINTSCommission of European Communities
01/07/201731/12/2020Ecosistema d’R+D+i per la implementació i adopció de la Fabricació Additiva / Impressió 3D a la indústria del transport (TRANSPORT)ACCIÓ, Generalitat de Catalunya
01/07/201731/12/2020Productes i Processos Industrials en l’entorn d’adopció de la Fabricació Additiva (PRO2)ACCIÓ, Generalitat de Catalunya
30/06/201730/06/2017Plataforma digital IAHC.UPC sobre l'estat de conservació de monuments i edificis històrics de Barcelona
28/06/201727/06/2018Reparación y refuerzo de estructuras de obra de fábrica con materiales avanzadosKerakoll Spa
19/06/201718/06/2018Estudio expansividad escorias negras, uso de la escoria negra en mezclas asfálticas y la posibilidad de uso de la escoria blanca en obra civilADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
15/06/201715/09/2018Evaluación y estado actual y predicción del deterioro del hormigón armado del aparcamiento/'Moll de la Fusta/'BARCELONA DE SERVEIS MUNICIPALS,SA
15/06/201714/05/2018Estudio de averías de la red de distribuciónCETAQUA
12/06/201711/07/2017Avaluació de les proprietats resistents de l'obra de fàbrica amb assajos moderadament destructius a l'Avenida Meridiana de BarcelonaDuckbill SL
01/06/201731/05/2021New market niches for the Pulp and Paper Industry waste based on circular economy approachesCommission of European Communities
01/06/201701/12/2017Desarrollo de hormigón para impresora 3D a escala realGRUPO ACCIONA, S.A.
01/06/201731/05/2018Análisis inicial de la vulnerabilidad sísmica de viviendas e infraestructuras de la franja del Pacífico de Nicaragua para sustentar un proyecto de normas y guías de construcción propiasCentre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
27/05/201727/05/2017Elemento de transición para la transmisión de esfuerzos entre torre y subestructura en estructura flotante monolítica de hormigón para el soporte de turbinas eólicas marinas
09/05/201702/06/2017Informe sobre los silos A, B y C de ERGANSA situados en el muelle de contradique del puerto de BarcelonaAutoritat Portuària de Barcelona
28/03/201729/01/2018Informe tècnic sobre l'estat actual del/'Pont de Sant Pere de Terrassa/'AJUNTAMENT TERRASSA
01/03/201730/04/2017First wall mock-up: Simulation of the manufacturing chainLEADING
17/02/201716/08/2017Estudi de la difusivitat del molidbè en matrius de cimentAMPHOS XX I CONSULTING, S.L.
01/02/201731/03/2017Estudi de l'estat actual i capacitat resistent de les plaques del pantalà del Port Esportiu de Torredembarra i les seves corresponents recomanacions d'actuacióENGINYERIA REVENTOS, S.L.
10/01/201710/01/2017Aditivo inhibidor del crecimiento biológico en estructuras de hormigón y uso
01/01/201731/12/2019Avances en ciencia y tecnología de cementos híbridos sosteniblesMinisterio de Economía y Competitividad
01/01/201731/03/2021H2020-737183-DISCOVERERCommission of European Communities
01/01/201731/01/2018Realització de l'assessorament l'adquisició de llibres d'Arquitectura per a la Biblioteca del COAC.COL.LEGI OFI. ARQUITECTES CATALUNYA
30/12/201616/04/2019Instal·lació de monitorització i seguiment de l’ Església del MonestirAJUNTAMENT SANT CUGAT DEL VALLÈS
30/12/201629/12/2019Seguridad en aplicaciones estructurales de Hormigón Reforzado con Fibras.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/12/201631/12/2020Soluciones individualizadas ambientalmente y economicamente sostenibles para la rehabilitación energética del parque de edificios de oficinasMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/12/201629/12/2019Invernaderos integrados en azoteas: simbiosis de energía, agua y emisiones de CO2 con el edificio - Hacia la seguridad alimentaria urbana en una economía circularMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/12/201631/12/2020Materiales proyectados ligeros para refuerzo y la rehabilitación del patrimonio urbano.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/12/201629/12/2020Comportamiento estructural de pórticos de acero inoxidable. Seguridad frente a acciones accidentales de sismo y fuego.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
19/12/201631/03/2018Caracterització mecànica i resistent detallada d'un tipus de fàbrica de maó ceràmic utilitzat en la construcció de les voltes de pla de part de l'estructura del Temple de la Sagrada FamiliaTEMPLE EXPIATORI SAGRADA FAMILIA
01/12/201631/12/2016 Jornades sobre metodologias avanzadas no destructivas: análisis de patrimonioFUNDACIÓN GENERAL CSIC
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Quality

The Validation, Monitoring, Modification and Accreditation Framework (VSMA Framework) for official degrees ties the quality assurance processes (validation, monitoring, modification and accreditation) carried out over the lifetime of a course to two objectives—the goal of establishing coherent links between these processes, and that of achieving greater efficiency in their management—all with the overarching aim of improving programmes.

Validation

Monitoring

Accreditation

Registry of Universities, Centers and Degrees (RUCT)

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