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The behavior of reinforced and prestressed concrete members subjected to shear has been traditionally studied by the so-called Compression-Field Theories. In the last years several authors have modified the mechanical model of such theories in order to include the tension-stiffening [...]

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Nowadays, the use of energy dissipating devices to improve the seismic response of RC structures constitutes a mature branch of the innovative procedures in earthquake engineering. However, even though the benefits derived from this technique are well known and widely accepted, [...]

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This work presents the composite materials applied to Water Current Turbine (WCT) hydrokinetic turbines. Here will be briefly described the features of these turbines, the fluid-dynamic behavior of the rotor, and its structure formed into a composite material. From the structural [...]

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This study proposes a methodology for the calibration of combined sewer overflow (CSO), incorporating the results of the three-dimensional ANSYS CFX model in the SWMM one-dimensional model. The procedure consists of constructing calibration curves in ANSYS CFX that relate the input [...]

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In geotechnical engineering one of the challenges is the soil characterization. Nevertheless, currently it exists computational tools, which permits estimate the soil behaviour from information obtained in the [...]

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Masonry has been a broadly used material since the beginning of human life. Despite its popularity, the analysis of masonry structures is a complex task [...]