Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics

COORDINATOR

Ledesma Villalba, Alberto

CONTACT

Building C2 (North Campus)
Tel.: (+34) 934 011 784
E-mail: doctorat.esis.camins@upc.edu

https://deca.upc.edu/ca/doctorat-recerca/doctorat/sismica-dinamica-estructural

The doctoral degree in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics began to take shape in 1984, when a postgraduate programme was created with the same name. For the first time, this programme introduced at the UPC advanced studies relating to earthquakes, their impact on structures and how to reduce their effects. In 1986, under the new Doctoral Degree Law, the programme was approved by the UPC Doctoral Studies Committee. Subsequently, the programme has adapted to regulations relating to doctoral degrees, specifically Royal Decree 778/1998 and Royal Decrees 55 and 56/2005, 189/2007 and 1393/2007. Over these years, the programme has been a catalyst that has driven research and technology transfer activity in the areas of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics and has provided high-level training for numerous students, many of whom are Latin American. Some former students occupy relevant positions in the teaching, technology, research and government infrastructure in various countries.


Rationale for the programme

Most of the losses caused by earthquakes over history, in terms of lives and economic damage, have been caused by poor seismic behaviour of structures. Such behaviour could lead to partial or total collapse of structures, as well as collateral hazards, such as fires and explosions, which often increase the losses. Regulations on earthquake-resistance are improving constantly, enriched with the information obtained from new research and experiences. However, catastrophic losses continue to occur in many countries worldwide, even in those in which earthquake engineering studies are a priority. Clearly, new achievements in structure design can only be applied to new constructions, which are a very small fraction of the total number of existing structures. As the occurrence of seismic phenomena is still outside the control of science, the immediate conclusion is that methods need to be applied that reduce expected damage to existing structures to a minimum. This need has led to studies of the seismic vulnerability of structures, which should be a priority today, with a view to any plan to mitigate future disasters caused by earthquakes. Therefore, the design of new structures and the study of the relationship between vulnerability and damage in existing structures could help to reduce the economic and social costs and the loss of human lives that are caused by all earthquake catastrophes. Particular attention should be focused on the effects of dynamic loads. Consequently, knowledge of the seismic hazard and the study of the behaviour of structures subject to seismic action are vital. The doctoral programme covers an area of knowledge and a field of application in which there are few initiatives and activities in Spain and Latin America. Therefore, the contents and research areas that are offered by the programme are particularly necessary. This can be seen in the constant flow of students, particularly from Latin America, who apply to the programme.

Alignment with strategic objectives of research, development and innovation in Europe, Spain and Catalonia

The doctoral programme is classified within the Spanish National Evaluation and Prospection Agency’s (ANEP) areas of earth sciences, civil engineering and architecture, and technology transfer. In the Seventh Framework Programme, in Environment and Transport.
In the Government of Catalonia’s Research and Innovation Plan 2010-2013, in mitigation and adaptation to climate change, buildings, cities and territories to live, generate value and coexist. And within the Spanish National Plan for Scientific and Technical Research, Development and Innovation, in strategic action on energy and climate change.

The programme focuses on the assessment and management of seismic risk in built environments; knowledge and technology transfer to bodies that manage civil protection at local, regional and national scale; and the development of seismic design techniques that lead to a reduction in risk.

External references

The doctoral programme in Earthquake Engineering is a unique initiative in Spain. A large number of academics and researchers from Spanish-speaking countries have trained in this programme. The president and vice-president of the Spanish Association of Earthquake Engineering (AEIS, http://www.aeissismica.es/index.html) are lecturers on the course and many other lecturers are members of this Association. In turn, the AEIS is part of the International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE; http://www.iaee.or.jp/index.html) through the European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE; http://www.eaee.boun.edu.tr/eaee.htm). The IAEE brings together the most prestigious institutions and organisations in the world in the area of earthquake engineering. Every four years, the World Conference of Earthquake Engineering is held, at which lecturers and students from the programme present the most relevant results of their research. The levels of control and the impact of papers and presentations at these conferences are comparable to those of the highest level indexed journals.

General objectives:

The general objectives of the programme are to provide high-level third-cycle specialised training in up-to-date contents, technological development and research in the fields of seismology, earthquake engineering and structural dynamics. The programme is designed to produce quality doctoral theses in the areas covered by the collaborating research groups. These include topics relating to the generation of earthquakes and the propagation and attenuation of earthquake waves, as well as the effects they have on structures and how to mitigate them.

Specific objectives:

The development and evolution of the doctoral programme towards the priorities of national, European and international research plans to serve society have led to specialisation in the prediction, assessment and management of earthquake risk, in areas characterised by their high vulnerability (areas that do not necessarily have significant seismic hazard but where the construction types are extremely vulnerable), and areas where the risk is due to the high hazard.

General information

Access profile

In reference to scientific and technological areas of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, the most suitable academic background for students can be summed up by three parameters:
1. knowledge,
2. capacity, y
3) motivation.

That is:
1. Applicants should have sufficient educational experience to access the frontiers of knowledge in the subject area of the programme.
2. They should have sufficient academic maturity and ability to go further, so that they can make an original, new contribution to the state of knowledge or technology in the area of the doctoral thesis. Consequently, they should be capable of research, development and creation and have the ability to analyse and synthesise, a critical spirit, work capacity, and the ability and skills for team work and oral and written communication. A command of the English language is essential. It is also important to have a good source of funding.

3. Students should be really motivated and ready for a long-term project, they must be ambitious but realistic, with personal maturity and emotional intelligence and a plan for the future that enables them to benefit from the effort and cost that doctoral studies represent.

To date, most of the students on our doctoral programme have had these characteristics. Many of them are now lecturers and researchers in universities, service institutions and research centres in Spain, Latin America and the rest of the world.

The natural route into the doctoral programme is via the master's degree in Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering at the UPC. If students have this qualification they do not need to take additional master’s degree subjects (bridging courses). However, there are two reasons why the programme can be accessed with other qualifications. The first is the multidisciplinary nature of the scientific area covered by the programme. The second is the interest in the subject area and characteristics of the programme in Latin America. The main entrance qualifications are described below. The most suitable background for applicants to the programme is a combination of academic and personal factors, as described above.

Main entrance qualifications
Degrees in the areas of civil engineering, geological engineering and architecture and other degrees in related areas of the earth sciences.

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

10

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is four years, counted from the date of first enrolment in the relevant programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. 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 seven years from the date of first enrolment in the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. To calculate these periods, the date of deposit is considered to be the date on which the thesis is made publicly available for review.

If a doctoral candidate has a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%, the maximum period of study is six years for full-time students and nine years for part-time students.

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 requirement to complete this minimum period of study.

Temporary disability leave and leave for the birth of a child, adoption or fostering for the purposes of adoption, temporary foster care, risk during pregnancy or infant feeding, gender violence and any other situation provided for in current regulations do not count towards these periods. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which must inform the Doctoral School.

Doctoral candidates may request periods of temporary withdrawal from the programme for up to a total of two years. Requests must be justified and addressed to the academic committee responsible for the programme, which will decide whether or not to grant the candidate's request.

Extension of studies
If a doctoral candidate has not applied to deposit their thesis before the expiry of the deadlines specified in the previous section, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may, at the request of the doctoral candidate, authorise an extension of this deadline of one year under the conditions specified for the doctoral programme in question.

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 doctoral candidate not having completed their annual enrolment or applied for a temporary interruption.
  • The doctoral candidate not having formalised annual enrolment on the day after the end of the authorisation to temporarily interrupt or withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate receiving a negative reassessment after the deadline set by the academic committee of the doctoral programme to remedy the deficiencies that led to a previous negative assessment.
  • The doctoral candidate having been the subject of disciplinary proceedings leading to their suspension or permanent exclusion from the UPC.
  • A refusal to authorise the extensions applied for, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.3 of these regulations.
  • The doctoral candidate not having submitted the research plan in the period established in Section 8.2 of these regulations.
  • The maximum period of study for the doctoral degree having ended, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.4 of these regulations.

Dismissal from the programme means that the doctoral candidate cannot continue studying at the UPC and that their academic record will be closed. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission, and the committee must reevaluate the candidate in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

A doctoral candidate who has been dismissed due to having exceeded the time limit for completing doctoral studies or due to an unsatisfactory assessment may not be Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Page 17 of 33 admitted to the same doctoral programme until at least two years have elapsed from the date of dismissal, as provided for in sections 3.4 and 9.2 of these regulations.

Legal framework

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (PROMOTORA)
  • Department of Architectural Technology
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Strength of Materials and Structural Engineering
SPECIFIC URL OF THE DOCTORAL PROGRAM:
https://deca.upc.edu/ca/doctorat-recerca/doctorat/sismica-dinamica-estructural

CONTACT:

Building C2 (North Campus)
Tel.: (+34) 934 011 784
E-mail: doctorat.esis.camins@upc.edu


Agreements with other institutions

There is a collaboration agreement between the programme and the Geological Institute of Catalonia (that is currently being renewed).

Access, admission and registration

Access profile

In reference to scientific and technological areas of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, the most suitable academic background for students can be summed up by three parameters:
1. knowledge,
2. capacity, y
3) motivation.

That is:
1. Applicants should have sufficient educational experience to access the frontiers of knowledge in the subject area of the programme.
2. They should have sufficient academic maturity and ability to go further, so that they can make an original, new contribution to the state of knowledge or technology in the area of the doctoral thesis. Consequently, they should be capable of research, development and creation and have the ability to analyse and synthesise, a critical spirit, work capacity, and the ability and skills for team work and oral and written communication. A command of the English language is essential. It is also important to have a good source of funding.

3. Students should be really motivated and ready for a long-term project, they must be ambitious but realistic, with personal maturity and emotional intelligence and a plan for the future that enables them to benefit from the effort and cost that doctoral studies represent.

To date, most of the students on our doctoral programme have had these characteristics. Many of them are now lecturers and researchers in universities, service institutions and research centres in Spain, Latin America and the rest of the world.

The natural route into the doctoral programme is via the master's degree in Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering at the UPC. If students have this qualification they do not need to take additional master’s degree subjects (bridging courses). However, there are two reasons why the programme can be accessed with other qualifications. The first is the multidisciplinary nature of the scientific area covered by the programme. The second is the interest in the subject area and characteristics of the programme in Latin America. The main entrance qualifications are described below. The most suitable background for applicants to the programme is a combination of academic and personal factors, as described above.

Main entrance qualifications
Degrees in the areas of civil engineering, geological engineering and architecture and other degrees in related areas of the earth sciences.

Access requirements

As a rule, 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).

Applicants who meet one or more of the following conditions are also eligible for admission:

a) Holders of official Spanish degrees or equivalent Spanish qualifications, provided they have passed 300 ECTS credits in total and they can prove they have reached Level 3 in the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education.
b) Holders of degrees awarded in foreign education systems in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), which do not require homologation, who can prove that they have reached Level 7 in the European Qualifications Framework, provided the degree makes the holder eligible for admission to doctoral studies in the country in which it was awarded.
c) Holders of degrees awarded in a country that does not belong to the EHEA, which do not require homologation, on the condition that the University is able to verify that the degree is of a level equivalent to that of official university master's degrees in Spain and that it makes the holder eligible for admission to doctoral studies in the country in which it was awarded.
d) Holders of another doctoral degree.
e) Holders of an official university qualification who, having been awarded a post as a trainee in the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have successfully completed at least two years of training leading to an official degree in a health sciences specialisation.

Note 1: Regulations for access to doctoral studies for individuals with degrees in bachelor's, engineering, or architecture under the system prior to the implementation of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014).

Note 2: Agreement number 64/2014 of the Governing Council approving the procedure and criteria for assessing the academic requirements for admission to doctoral studies with non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014).

Legal framework

Admission criteria and merits assessment

There are two criteria for admission to the programme. The first is compliance with the established legal requirements. The second is whether students meet the admission requirements defined above, which includes training, ability and motivation in the programme’s scientific and technological disciplines. To access the programme, applicants must comply with legal requirements.

The suitability of an applicant’s background will be assessed according to the following criteria:
a) Whether a student’s academic background (subjects taken) is in line with the disciplines in the programme and
 b) the suitability of their personal background.

The suitability of a student’s academic background will be assessed in the following terms:

 a1) suitable academic background,
a2) suitable academic background with bridging courses, and
a3) unsuitable background.
An evaluation of a1 indicates that the student can enter the programme with no need for bridging courses, and a2 means that the student can enter if they take bridging courses. An evaluation of a3 indicates that the student has not been accepted.

Whether a student’s personal background is suitable is assessed by considering three aspects:
b1) training,
 b2) ability, and
b3) motivation.

The academic record will be assessed for criterion b1. Other prior learning or contributions will be assessed for criterion b2 in the areas of the programme or related fields, including knowledge of English. In addition, merit will be given if a lecturer on the programme has agreed to supervise the student’s thesis. Finally, the students’ statements in the corresponding section of the application form will be considered for criterion b3. If the academic committee considers it appropriate, this section could also be assessed in an interview.

Sections b1, b2 and b3 are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 10. To enter the programme, students must have a score that is not below 6 for any section and an overall score above 7. The overall score will be calculated as a weighted average, in which sections b1 and b2 are worth 35% and section b3 is worth 30 %. This overall mark also serves to prioritise applications if there are more applicants than available places.

Training complements

The academic committee of the programme could ask students to 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 or cross-disciplinary training. Doctoral students will never be required to enrol for bridging courses worth 60 ECTS or more.

Considering the doctoral student activity report (DAD), the academic committee of the programme could propose additional measures to those established in the regulations that lead to the withdrawal of doctoral students who do not meet the established criteria.

Bridging courses for specific academic activities

Most students are expected to come from the master’s degree in Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering, so will not have to take bridging courses.
Students who do not come from this master’s degree should take bridging courses or no more than 60 ECTS in the subjects of the aforementioned master’s degree. The academic committee of the programme will propose bridging courses according to the prior learning of each student.

Each subject from the master’s degree in Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering, which is associated with the doctoral programme, has specific objectives, methodologies and assessment processes. Studying these subjects will prepare students to gain the defined competencies.

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

Dates to be decided between September and October every academic year, as well as an extra period in February.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

Dates to be decided between September and October every 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.
- 288 hours.
Type: compulsory.

Activity: Courses and seminars.
- 60 hours.

Activity: Workshops.
- 30 hours.

Activity: Publications.
- 30 hours.


Activity: Mobility.
- 480 hours.

Activity: Training in information skills.
- 1.5 hours.

Activity: Research methodology.
- 12 hours.

Activity: Innovation and creativity.
- 18 hours.

Activity: Language and communication skills.
- 18 hours.

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

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 maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is four years, counted from the date of first enrolment in the relevant programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. 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 seven years from the date of first enrolment in the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. To calculate these periods, the date of deposit is considered to be the date on which the thesis is made publicly available for review.

If a doctoral candidate has a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%, the maximum period of study is six years for full-time students and nine years for part-time students.

If a doctoral candidate has not applied to deposit their thesis before the expiry of the deadlines specified in the previous section, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may, at the request of the doctoral candidate, authorise an extension of this deadline of one year under the conditions specified for the doctoral programme in question.

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 doctoral candidate not having completed their annual enrolment or applied for a temporary interruption.
  • The doctoral candidate not having formalised annual enrolment on the day after the end of the authorisation to temporarily interrupt or withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate receiving a negative reassessment after the deadline set by the academic committee of the doctoral programme to remedy the deficiencies that led to a previous negative assessment.
  • The doctoral candidate having been the subject of disciplinary proceedings leading to their suspension or permanent exclusion from the UPC.
  • A refusal to authorise the extensions applied for, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.3 of these regulations.
  • The doctoral candidate not having submitted the research plan in the period established in Section 8.2 of these regulations.
  • The maximum period of study for the doctoral degree having ended, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.4 of these regulations.

Dismissal from the programme means that the doctoral candidate cannot continue studying at the UPC and that their academic record will be closed. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission, and the committee must reevaluate the candidate in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

A doctoral candidate who has been dismissed due to having exceeded the time limit for completing doctoral studies or due to an unsatisfactory assessment may not be Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Page 17 of 33 admitted to the same doctoral programme until at least two years have elapsed from the date of dismissal, as provided for in sections 3.4 and 9.2 of these regulations.

Legal framework

Learning resources


• Access to the UPC virtual environment for teaching: Atenea or https://atenea.upc.edu/moodle/login/index.php
• Classrooms equipped with projectors, class computer and internet access.
• Computer equipment and rooms in the department and the Barcelona School of Civil Engineering (ETSECCPB). General and calculation programmes that are specific to the doctorate.
• Four-wheel drive vehicle that belongs to the department for field visits.
• Depending on the availability of space, students will be provided with a work place in the department with access to high-speed internet (100 Mbps).
• Wi-Fi service in the entire UPC campus.
• Departmental laboratories for teaching practicals and research.

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

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List of lodged theses

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Theses related publications

AUTHOR:VILLAR SALINAS, SERGIO
Title:Influence of axial compression ratio in building columns
Reading date:15/12/2023
Tutor/a:LEDESMA VILLALBA, ALBERTO
Director:LOPEZ ALMANSA, FRANCISCO
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Performance evaluation of structures with reinforced concrete columns retrofitted with steel jacketing
Villar-Salinas, S.; Guzmán, A.; Carrillo, J.
Journal of building engineering, ISSN: 2352-7102 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 7.144; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/2021
Journal article

Contribution of CFRP to the shear strength of retrofitted lightly-reinforced concrete panels
Carrillo, J.; Rodríguez, D.; Villar-Salinas, S.
Journal of building engineering, ISSN: 2352-7102 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 7.144; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 12/2021
Journal article

AUTHOR:BU, XIANGBO
Title:Seismic Performance Improvement of Underground Structures through a Low Lateral Stiffness Design
Reading date:09/11/2023
Director:LOPEZ ALMANSA, FRANCISCO
Co-director:LEDESMA VILLALBA, ALBERTO
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Novel seismic design solution for underground structures. Case study of a 2-story 3-bay subway station
Bu, B.; Ledesma, A.; Lopez Almansa, F.
Soil dynamics and earthquake engineering (1984), ISSN: 0267-7261 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 4.0; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 02/2022
Journal article

Low lateral stiffness underground structures for improved seismic performance: application to the Kobe Daikai station
Bu, B.; Ledesma, A.; Lopez Almansa, F.
Engineering structures, ISSN: 0141-0296 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 5.582; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 09/2023
Journal article

Numerical analysis of the axial-flexural behavior of CFST columns with active transverse prestressing
Hu, X.; Albareda-Valls, A.; Bu, B.; Lopez Almansa, F.
Buildings, ISSN: 2075-5309 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 3.1
Publication date: 22/09/2023
Journal article

AUTHOR:LEON MEDINA, JERSSON XAVIER
Title:Intelligent condition monitoring of structures through data-driven process and machine learning methods
Reading date:06/10/2023
Director:POZO MONTERO, FRANCESC
Co-director:TIBADUIZA, DIEGO ALEXANDER
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Structural Health Monitoring System for Furnace Refractory Wall Thickness Measurements at Cerro Matoso SA
Tibaduiza, Diego Alexander; Leon-Medina, J. X.; Gomez, R.; Ricardo, J.; Rueda, B.; Zurita, O.; Forero, J.
Springer
Publication date: 11/01/2021
Book chapter

Structural damage classification in a jacket-type wind-turbine foundation using principal component analysis and extreme gradient boosting
Leon-Medina, J. X.; Anaya, M.; Parés, N.; Tibaduiza, Diego Alexander; Pozo, F.
Sensors (Basel), ISSN: 1424-8220 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.847; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 13/04/2021
Journal article

Manifold learning algorithms applied to structural damage classification
Leon-Medina, J. X.; Anaya, M.; Tibaduiza, Diego Alexander; Pozo, F.
Journal of applied and computational mechanics, ISSN: 2383-4536 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 0.592; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 05/06/2021
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Temperature prediction using multivariate time series deep learning in the lining of an electric arc furnace for ferronickel production
Leon-Medina, J. X.; Camacho, J.; Gutierrez, C.; Salomón , J.; Rueda, B.; Vargas, W.; Sofrony , J.; Restrepo, F.; Pedraza, C.; Tibaduiza, Diego Alexander
Sensors (Basel), ISSN: 1424-8220 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.847; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 18/10/2021
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Data classification methodology for electronic noses using uniform manifold approximation and projection and extreme learning machine
Leon-Medina, J. X.; Parés, N.; Anaya, M.; Tibaduiza, Diego Alexander; Pozo, F.
Mathematics, ISSN: 2227-7390 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 2.592; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 22/12/2021
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Attention-based deep recurrent neural network to forecast the temperature behavior of an electric arc furnace side-wall
Godoy, D.F.; Leon-Medina, J. X.; Rueda, B.; Vargas, W.; Romero, J.; Pedraza, C.; Pozo, F.; Tibaduiza, Diego Alexander
Sensors (Basel), ISSN: 1424-8220 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 3.9; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 12/02/2022
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Monitoring of the refractory lining in a shielded electric arc furnace: an online multitarget regression trees approach
Leon-Medina, J. X.; Camacho, J.; Rueda, B.; Vargas, W.; Bonilla, L.; Ruiz, J.; Sofrony , J.; Guerra , J.; Restrepo, F.; Tibaduiza, Diego Alexander
Structural control and health monitoring, ISSN: 1545-2263 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 5.4; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/03/2022
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Kullback–Leibler importance estimation procedure to improve gas quantification in an electronic nose
Piracoca, D.; Cardenas, M.; Torres, D.; Escobar, J.; Nieto, J.; Leon-Medina, J. X.
Chemosensors, ISSN: 2227-9040 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 4.2; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 15/12/2022
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Moving towards preventive maintenance in wind turbine structural control and health monitoring
Leon-Medina, J. X.; Pozo, F.
Energies, ISSN: 1996-1073 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.252; Quartil: Q3)
Publication date: 15/03/2023
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Data-driven classification of the chemical composition of calcine in a ferronickel furnace oven using machine learning techniques
Velandia , D.; Leon-Medina, J. X.; Lopez, E.; Sofrony , J.
Results in engineering, ISSN: 2590-1230 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 0.0
Publication date: 01/06/2023
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New electronic tongue sensor array system for accurate liquor beverage classification
Leon-Medina, J. X.; Anaya, M.; Tibaduiza, Diego Alexander
Sensors (Basel), ISSN: 1424-8220
Publication date: 01/07/2023
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Deep Learning for the Prediction of Temperature Time Series in the Lining of an Electric Arc Furnace for Structural Health Monitoring at Cerro Matoso S.A. (CMSA)
7th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications
Presentation date: 20/11/2020
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A Data Cleaning Approach for a Structural Health Monitoring System in a 75 MW Electric Arc Ferronickel Furnace
7th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications
Presentation date: 20/11/2020
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Application of manifold learning algorithms to improve the classification performance of an electronic nose
2020 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
Presentation date: 25/05/2019
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GAP MONITORING IN REFURBISHMENT TASKS IN A FERRONICKEL FURNACE AT CERRO MATOSO SA
XI International Conference on Structural Dynamics
Presentation date: 25/11/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

Imbalanced multi-class classification of structural damage in a wind turbine foundation
10th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
Presentation date: 06/07/2022
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Parametric uniform manifold approximation and projection toimprove the structural damage classification in a wind turbine foundation
8th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring
Presentation date: 06/06/2022
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Ensemble of feature extraction methods to improve the structural damage classification in a wind turbine foundation
7th European Conference on Structural Control
Presentation date: 12/07/2022
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Structural damage classification in a jacket-type WT foundation using UMAP and extreme gradient boosting
4th International Conference on Health Monitoring of Civil & Maritime Structures
Presentation date: 13/06/2023
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Online structural damage classification methodology for offshore wind turbine foundations using data stream analysis
10th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference Smart Structures and Materials
Presentation date: 05/07/2023
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AUTHOR:BAQUERO MOSQUERA, JUAN SEBASTIÁN
Title:Soil-Structure Interaction in the Performance-Based Seismic Design of Reinforced-Concrete Buildings
Reading date:22/06/2023
Director:BAIRÁN GARCÍA, JESÚS MIGUEL
Co-director:LEDESMA VILLALBA, ALBERTO
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
On the Seismic Design of Ductile RC Buildings Considering Soil-Structure Interaction Effects
OpenSees Days Eurasia 2022 - Second Eurasian Conference on OpenSees
Presentation date: 08/07/2022
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AUTHOR:ALVA BAÑUELOS, RODRIGO ESTEBAN
Title:Daño sísmico y propiedades modales en estructuras de edificación
Reading date:17/09/2021
Director:PUJADES BENEIT, LUIS GONZAGA
Co-director:GONZALEZ DRIGO, JOSE RAMON
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Do directionality effects influence expected damage? A case study of the 2017 central Mexico earthquake
Pinzon, L.; Pujades, L.G.; Díaz, S.; Alva, R.
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, ISSN: 0037-1106 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.289; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 10/2018
Journal article

Dynamic soil-structure interaction analyses considering directionality effects
Pinzon, L.; Mánica, M.; Pujades, L.G.; Alva, R.
Soil dynamics and earthquake engineering (1984), ISSN: 0267-7261 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.718; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 03/2020
Journal article

Dynamic monitoring of a mid-rise building by real-aperture radar interferometer: advantages and limitations
Alva, R.; Pujades, L.G.; Gonzalez-Drigo, J.R.; Luzi, G.; Caselles, J.; Pinzon, L.
Remote sensing, ISSN: 2072-4292 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 4.848; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 03/2020
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Case study of a heavily damaged building during the 2016 MW 7.8 Ecuador earthquake: directionality effects in seismic actions and damage assessment
Pinzon, L.; Pujades, L.G.; Medranda, I.; Alva, R.
Geosciences (Switzerland), ISSN: 2076-3263 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 0.641; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 02/2021
Journal article

Intensidad de Arias y duración significativa en análisis dinámico de estructuras
Alva, R.; Pinzon, L.; Pujades, L.G.
Revista Ingeniería, ISSN: 2215-2652 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 0.0
Publication date: 25/03/2022
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New capacity and energy based damage index
16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Presentation date: 18/06/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Acquisition and processing of buildings’ vibrations using a Real-Aperture Radar, a non-invasive method
12th International Workshop on Seismic Microzoning and Risk Reduction
Presentation date: 09/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Real-aperture radar vs. accelerometer comparison for modal parameter identification in buildings
10ème Colloque National de l'Association Française du Génie Parasismique
Presentation date: 09/2019
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Remote ambient vibration measurements with real aperture radar to estimate buildings dynamic properties
7th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Presentation date: 06/2019
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On the equal displacement aproximation for mid-rise reinforced concrete buildings
7th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Presentation date: 06/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

A simplified approach to account for directionality effects on 2D dynamic soil-structure interaction analysis
7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering
Presentation date: 06/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:ÁVILA HARO, JORGE ARTURO
Title:Análisis estructural probabilista orientado a evaluación del daño sísmico de edificios de mampostería no reforzada: aplicación a edificios aislados y agregados del distrito del ensanche de Barcelona.
Reading date:01/07/2021
Director:GONZALEZ DRIGO, JOSE RAMON
Co-director:BARBAT BARBAT, HORIA ALEJANDRO
Co-director:PUJADES BENEIT, LUIS GONZAGA
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Assessment of post-earthquake damaged building with interferometric real aperture radar
Gonzalez-Drigo, J.R.; Cabrera, E.; Luzi, G.; Pujades, L.G.; Vargas, Y.; Avila-Haro, J.
Remote sensing, ISSN: 2072-4292 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.509; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 01/12/2019
Journal article

Probabilistic seismic assessment of a high-rise URM building
Avila-Haro, J.; Gonzalez-Drigo, J.R.; Vargas, Y.; Pujades, L.G.; Barbat, A. H.
Journal of building engineering, ISSN: 2352-7102 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 6.4; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/01/2022
Journal article

Multi-regression analysis to enhance the predictability of the seismic response of buildings
Vargas, Y.; Gonzalez-Drigo, J.R.; Avila-Haro, J.
Infrastructures, ISSN: 2412-3811 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 0.0
Publication date: 04/2022
Journal article

AUTHOR:MONTALBÁN TURON, CARLOS
Title:Análisis estructural de escaleras para edificios frente a viento y sismo
Reading date:30/06/2021
Director:BRUFAU NIUBÓ, ROBERTO
Co-director:GONZALEZ DRIGO, JOSE RAMON
Mention:No mention
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Special braced stairs versus typical braced frames: new architectural-structural-seismic approach to stair design
Montalban, C.; Vargas, Y.
Structural design of tall and special buildings , ISSN: 1541-7794 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 2.76; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 01/2023
Journal article

AUTHOR:SOSSA ARANCIBIA, VIVIANA ALEJANDRA
Title:Inspección no destructiva de estructuras mediante georradar: análisis de daños por corrosión y por otras patologías
Reading date:11/03/2021
Director:PEREZ GRACIA, MARIA DE LA VEGA
Co-director:GONZALEZ DRIGO, JOSE RAMON
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Lab non destructive test to analyze the effect of corrosion on ground penetrating radar scans
Sossa Arancibia, Viviana Alejandra; Perez-Gracia, V.; Gonzalez-Drigo, J.R.; Rasol, M.
Remote sensing, ISSN: 2072-4292 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.509; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 01/12/2019
Journal article

GPR laboratory tests and numerical models to characterize cracks in cement concrete specimens, exemplifying damage in rigid pavement
Rasol, M.; Perez-Gracia, V.; Fernandes, F.; Pais, J.; Santos, S.; dos Santos, C.; Sossa Arancibia, Viviana Alejandra
Measurement (London), ISSN: 0263-2241 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.927; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 07/2020
Journal article

Laboratory tests in rigid pavement
10th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar
Presentation date: 09/09/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:PINZON UREÑA, LUIS
Title:Directionality and soils' effects on the seismic hazard and risk. Applications to ground motion big data sets and to urban environments
Reading date:18/09/2020
Director:PUJADES BENEIT, LUIS GONZAGA
Co-director:MACAU ROIG, ALBERT
Mention:International Mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Directionality models from ground motions of Italy
Ingegneria Sismica, ISSN: 0393-1420 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.561; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 09/2018
Journal article

An alternative approach to consider the effect of seismic directionality
Díaz, S.; Pinzon, L.; Pujades, L.G.; Vargas, Y.
Revista de ingeniería de construcción, ISSN: 0718-5073 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 0.149; Quartil: Q4)
Publication date: 12/2018
Journal article

Increased seismic hazard in Barcelona (Spain) due to soil-building resonance effects
Pinzon, L.; Pujades, L.G.; Macau, A.; Figueras, S.
Soil dynamics and earthquake engineering (1984), ISSN: 0267-7261 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.637; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 02/2019
Journal article

Seismic site classification from the horizontal-to-vertical response spectral ratios: use of the Spanish strong-motion database
Pinzon, L.; Pujades, L.G.; Macau, A.; Carreño, E.; Alcalde, J.
Geosciences (Switzerland), ISSN: 2076-3263 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 0.0
Publication date: 07/2019
Journal article

A drift-correlated ground motion intensity measure: application to steel frame buildings
Pinzon, L.; Vargas, Y.; Pujades, L.G.; Díaz, S.
Soil dynamics and earthquake engineering (1984), ISSN: 0267-7261 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.718; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 05/2020
Journal article

A strong-motion database of Costa Rica: 20 Yr of digital records
Moya-Fernandez, A.; Pinzon, L.; Schmidt-Díaz, V.; Hidalgo-Leiva, D.; Pujades, L.G.
Seismological research letters, ISSN: 0895-0695 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.754; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 11/2020
Journal article

An efficient method for considering the directionality effect of earthquakes on structures
Pinzon, L.; Díaz, S.; Pujades, L.G.; Vargas, Y.
Journal of earthquake engineering, ISSN: 1363-2469 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 2.997; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 09/2021
Journal article

Seismic site classification of the Costa Rican Strong-Motion Network based on VS30 measurements and site fundamental period
Pinzon, L.; Hidalgo, D. A.; Moya-Fernandez, A.; Schmidt-Díaz, V.; Pujades, L.G.
Earth sciences research journal, ISSN: 2339-3459 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 1.043; Quartil: Q4)
Publication date: 12/2021
Journal article

Damage Index for structures with elements of high flexural stiffness and/or brittle behavior
16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Presentation date: 06/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Geometric- and non-geometric mean sensor-orientation-independent seismic intensities: application to the Italian strong motion database
16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Presentation date: 06/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Energy-related parameters and structural damage in nonlinear dynamic analysis
Third European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
Presentation date: 09/2022
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29/03/201931/12/2019Assessorament sobre l'anàlisi del comportament estructural i constructiu de monuments i compatibilitat de sistemes constructius en temes relacionats amb patologies de diversos monumentsGENCAT-DIR.GEN.PATRIMONI CULTURAL
13/03/201904/04/2019Estudio de la resistencia y ductilidad de los pilotes ejecutados en la cimentación del Hospital de Machala en EcuadorMAKIBER SA
01/03/201930/11/2019Diseño de un sistema para la localización de daños en estructuras metálicas y de material compuesto expuestas a cambios de temperatura (Etapa I)Universidad Santo Tomás
28/02/201928/02/2019A METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THE FRACTURED VOLUME IN A RESERVOIR DOMAIN BY INJECTING A HIGH PRESSURE FLUID
04/02/201906/05/2019Contrato de apoyo técnico para la revisión del diseño de aparatos de apoyo estructurales del Tren Interurbano Toluca-MéxicoSENER INGENIERÍA DE SISTEMAS S.A.
01/01/201930/06/2022Evaluación multinivel de la vulnerabilidad sísmica y mitigación de riesgo de edificios de obra de fábrica para centros urbanos históricos resilentesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201930/09/2022Estructuras de hormigón de altas prestaciones utilizando materials y tecnologías avanzados de diseño y construcciónAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2024Ampliación del contrato de colaboración para la realización de campañas de seguimiento de la evolución de las paredes rocosas (Monasterio de Piedra)MONASTERIO DE PIEDRA SA
04/01/201431/07/2022Automatic Classification of Digital Images of Peripheral Blood: Application to the Initial Diagnosis of Leukemias and LymphomasFundación GOTEO
08/06/200931/12/2024RISC SISMIC PER LA CIUTAT DE BARCELONAAjuntament de Barcelona

Teaching staff and research groups

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
23/05/202331/12/2024Ajuts als grups de recerca AGRUPS 2023Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
24/04/202323/06/2023Contracte col·laboració model numèric de càlcul estructural de les cobertes de l'absis de la Basílica de la Sagrada Familia entre les cotes de +30m i +34mJUNTA CONSTRUCTORA DEL TEMPLE EXPIA
27/03/202330/11/2023Assessorament en anàlisi del comportament estructural de monumentsGENCAT-DEP.CULTURA
01/12/202230/11/2024Gemelos digitales para la monitorización de la condición de aerogeneradores.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202230/11/2024Técnicas de evaluación multi-riesgo en suelos basadas en soluciones novedosas enfocadas en modelos numéricos reducidos. Adaptación a la fluctuación climáticaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202230/11/2024Producción de sedimentos en cuencas de montaña: Evaluación del impacto del cambio climático sobre la sedimentación en embalses y la pérdida de suelosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202230/11/2024Gemelos digitales para agricultura de regadío - subproyecto i2CatAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202230/11/2024Evaluación y rehabilitación de estructuras de hormigón afectadas por corrosión mediante gemelos digitales y refuerzos eco-eficientesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202230/11/2024Sistema computacional para el diagnóstico de leucemias agudas y linfomas usando imágenes de células de la sangre: prueba de concepto y plan de valorización tecnológicaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202230/11/2024Computational System for the Diagnosis of Acute Leukemia and Lymphoma from Peripheral Blood Images: Proof of Concept and Roadmap for Technological ValorizationMinisteria de Ciencia e innovación
01/10/202230/09/2026The Human-Tech Nexus- Building a save Haven to cope with climate extremes.Commission of European Communities
01/10/202230/09/2026Promoting disaster preparedness and resielence by co-developing stakeholder support tools for managing the systemic risk of compounding disasters.Commission of European Communities
01/09/202231/08/2025Enfoque interdisciplinar eficiente para anticipar la propagación de fallos en puentes que sobrepasan su vida útil. Inspección con tecnologías interoperablesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202231/08/2025Resiliencia de infraestructuras existentes de hormigón pretensado frente a riesgos de deterioro y cambio climáticoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202231/08/2026Foundations for offshore wind turbinesCommission of European Communities
01/09/202231/08/2026Artificial Intelligence for Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring and Structural Health Monitoring.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/07/202231/10/2022Contracte de col·laboració per l'estudi de les voltes de maó de la coberta de l'absis del Temple de la Sagrada Família entre les cotes +30m i +34m.JUNTA CONSTRUCTORA DEL TEMPLE EXPIA
01/06/202231/05/2023Rehabilitant El Raval – Fase III Estudio de soluciones de bajo coste para la rehabilitación energética en hogares vulnerables – ensayo pilotoCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
24/05/202231/12/2023Ajuts als grups de recerca AGRUPS 2022Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
30/03/202230/11/2022Contracte de col·laboració en l'assessorament en l'anàlisi del comportament estructural de construccions històriques i monuments de Catalunya. Expedient CU-2022-531GENCAT-DEP.CULTURA
05/01/202205/01/2022Method to generate the in-situ state of stress in a domain O in a geological structure
01/01/202231/12/2024Anàlisi i Tecnologia d'Estructures i Materials (ATEM)AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca; Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Recerca i Universitats
01/12/202130/11/2023G-PFEM DE BOLSILLO: APLICACIONES DE SOFTWARE AVANZADO PARA EL PROYECTO GEOTÉCNICO DE INSTALACIONES DE ENERGIA RENOVABLE COSTA AFUERAAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202117/06/2024Sistema robòtic autònom per a l’aplicació de georadar en sòl agrícola.GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
01/10/202104/04/2023Determinación de los efectos de los asientos diferenciales que están teniendo lugar en la ciudad de Lima, sobre la respuesta estructural y capacidad resistente de las estructuras de las obras de la Línea 2BENITES, VARGAS & UGAZ ABOGADOS S.CIVIL DE R.L.
01/09/202131/01/2022Desarrollo de técnicas no invasivas para el diagnóstico de la salud estructural de los hornos FC-150 y FC-01 de la empresa Cerro Matoso SACerro Matoso SA
01/09/202131/08/2024Recursos Multidisciplinares para el Diagnóstico Sísmico. Microzonación y Daño.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/07/202131/12/2022PIPLATES - Plataforma de Predicció Territorial - 2ª Resolució (Reto 0-1 Avaluació probabilista de el risc sísmic)Generalitat de Catalunya - Departament de la Vicepresidència i de Polítiques Digitals i Territori
01/05/202130/04/2026Ayuda adicional RyC2019-026784-I para la ejecución de actividades de investigaciónAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/05/202116/04/2023Ampliació contracte de col·laboració per serveis d'assistència tècnica i assessorament en temes estructurals de les infraestructures gestionades per Infraestructures.cat i Ifer.cat Clau: E1-INF-20500Infraestructures de la Generalitat de Catalunya , S.A.U.
01/04/202131/12/2021Treballs d'assessorament en l'anàlisi del comportament estructural de 8 monuments patrimonials.GENCAT-DIR.GEN.PATRIMONI CULTURAL
15/03/202115/03/2024Comportament sismo-resistent de connexions en sistemes de construcció industrialitzadaAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/202130/11/2021Exploración de daños en las paredes de un horno de fundición de ferroníquel líneas 1 y 2 de Cerro MatosoUniversidad Santo Tomás
01/01/202130/06/2021Pi-Plates – Plataforma per a la Gestió Predictiva del Territori. REPTE 0 - Avaluació probabilista de el risc sísmicGeneralitat Catalunya
01/10/202031/03/2024Assistants for Healthy, Safe, and Productive Virtual Construction Design, Operation and Maintenance using a Digitial TwinCommission of European Communities
16/09/202031/12/2020Servei assessorament i anàlisi de comportament estructural i constructiu de monuments i compatabilitat de sistemes constructius en temes relacionats amb patologies de 5 bens patrimonials declarat BCINGENCAT-DIR.GEN.PATRIMONI CULTURAL
01/09/202030/09/2021Triaxial and permeability tests on reinforced soils with different binders/injection liquidsBASF Construction Chemicals Europe AG
22/06/202021/09/2020Efectos de aislamiento de base de edificaciones frente a vibraciones ferroviariasEnginyers Vibroacustics, S.L.
01/06/202031/07/2022Herramienta de planificación espacial y urbana extrema para episodios de olas de calor e inundaciones repentinas. Construyendo la resiliencia para ciudades y regionesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/12/2023Avances en el análisis de la cuantificación del riesgo (QRA) por desprendimientos rocosos empleando avances en las técnicas geomáticasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202030/11/2023Hematopatología computacional: soluciones de aprendizaje profundo para el diagnóstico de enfermedades hematológicas a partir de imágenes de células de sangre periférica.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2023Desarrollo de un sistema de monitorización estructural basado en un microinterrogador y redes neuronales.Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/06/202031/05/2023Hematología computacional: soluciones de aprendizaje profundo para el diagnóstico de enfermedades hematológicas a partir de imágenes de células de sangre periférica (CellsiMaticDeep)Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
15/05/202030/06/2020Consultoria sobre proyecto sísmico de estructuras de fábricas confinada en Bourg MadammePL28 INGENIERIA, SLP
21/04/202031/12/2020Desenvolupament d'una Eina de Suport Basada en dades clíniques per identificar pacients COVID-19 derivats a l'UCI amb Capacitat Autònoma RespiratòriaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
06/03/202006/03/2022Estudio comparativo de tecnologías y soluciones en aprendizaje profundo (deep learning) para el diagnóstico de averías en aerogeneradores.ITESTIT,S.L.
01/03/202030/11/2020Diseño de un sistema para la localización de daños en estructuras metálicas y de material compuesto expuestas a cambios de temperatura (Etapa II)Universidad Santo Tomás
01/02/202001/02/2021Desarrollo de software para control geométrico de losas de hormigón a partir de resultados de escáner LASERPL28 INGENIERIA SLP
01/01/202031/12/2021Mantenimiento y conservación del patrimonio construido – MANTREDAgencia Estatal de Investigación
01/11/201931/05/2022Prevención y gestión transfronteriza del riesgo asociado a deslizamientos de tierraCommission of European Communities
01/11/201930/10/2021Elaboración de análisis, modelación y simulación computacional para determinar las causas de la rotura de la Presa I de la Mina de Corrego do Feijao en el Complejo Paraopeba el 25/01/2019Companhia Vale do Rio Doce
23/10/201919/01/2020Introduction to the Geotechnical PFEM in KratosCLIENTS DIVERSOS
02/09/201901/07/2020Desarrollo de módulo de cálculo de fisuración y deformaciones de elementos de hormigón pretensadosHORMIPRESA
01/09/201931/05/2023Cost reduction and increase performance of floating wind technologyCommission of European Communities
01/09/201901/09/2021Diagnostic methods by means of images and machine learningSIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS, S.L
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
01/07/201928/02/2021Limit analysis and experimental testing of reinforced tile vaults featuring cantileversSwiss National Science Foundation
20/06/201918/09/2020Bender Element transducersUniversidade do Minho
01/06/201931/05/2024European Joint Programme on Radioactive Waste ManagementCommission of European Communities
01/06/201931/05/2021Geohazards: Identification, Modelling, Preparedness, Assessment, Collaboration and TransferenceAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/04/201931/03/2020Triaxial test on reinforced soils with different binders/injection liquidsBASF Construction Chemicals Europe AG
29/03/201931/12/2019Assessorament sobre l'anàlisi del comportament estructural i constructiu de monuments i compatibilitat de sistemes constructius en temes relacionats amb patologies de diversos monumentsGENCAT-DIR.GEN.PATRIMONI CULTURAL
13/03/201904/04/2019Estudio de la resistencia y ductilidad de los pilotes ejecutados en la cimentación del Hospital de Machala en EcuadorMAKIBER SA
01/03/201930/11/2019Diseño de un sistema para la localización de daños en estructuras metálicas y de material compuesto expuestas a cambios de temperatura (Etapa I)Universidad Santo Tomás
28/02/201928/02/2019A METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THE FRACTURED VOLUME IN A RESERVOIR DOMAIN BY INJECTING A HIGH PRESSURE FLUID
04/02/201906/05/2019Contrato de apoyo técnico para la revisión del diseño de aparatos de apoyo estructurales del Tren Interurbano Toluca-MéxicoSENER INGENIERÍA DE SISTEMAS S.A.
01/01/201930/06/2022Evaluación multinivel de la vulnerabilidad sísmica y mitigación de riesgo de edificios de obra de fábrica para centros urbanos históricos resilentesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201930/09/2022Estructuras de hormigón de altas prestaciones utilizando materials y tecnologías avanzados de diseño y construcciónAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2024Ampliación del contrato de colaboración para la realización de campañas de seguimiento de la evolución de las paredes rocosas (Monasterio de Piedra)MONASTERIO DE PIEDRA SA
04/01/201431/07/2022Automatic Classification of Digital Images of Peripheral Blood: Application to the Initial Diagnosis of Leukemias and LymphomasFundación GOTEO
08/06/200931/12/2024RISC SISMIC PER LA CIUTAT DE BARCELONAAjuntament de Barcelona

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