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This paper presents an optimal design of three dimensional multi-story reinforced concrete structures using recently developed meta-heuristic algorithms, namely; the charged system search and the enhanced charged system search. The design is based on the ACI 318-05 code and loadings [...]

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By the integral finite element analysis of elasto-plastic constitutive relationship, the process of crack formation and development of the T-shaped frame joint in reinforced concrete and its stress distribution under monotonic and low-cycle repeated loading were studied . The nonlinear [...]

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The paper describes a finite element damage model for non linear analysis of concrete or reinforced structures. It is show how can be effectively used to predict local and global damage up to structural failure. Examples of applications of the model to the analysis of different [...]

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O Modelo de Bielas e Tirantes pode ser uma excelente alternativa para o dimensionamento de elementos estruturais em concreto armado submetidos a estado plano de tensão e para regiões que apresentem descontinuidade de ordem geométrica ou estática, substituindo [...]

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It is presented the mathematical and numerical devolpement and modelling of new computational method named ``The idealized steel profile'' for the design of reinforcing steel in concrete structures. Hereby [...]				

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Sustainability in the construction industry is becoming everyday more a major issue in todays world. To accomplish sustainability goals, adopted also by the Agenda 2030 of the United Nations, wide research has been carried out in the past years. Among this, the use of recycled aggregates [...]

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Mexico City is located at a seismic region with a complex soil. That condition had an impact on buildings and their conservation; it requires to know their structural state to control strain and cracks that could cause severe damages. To accomplish that objective this research contemplates [...]

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The development of sustainable concretes is becoming an emerging issue in civil construction sector. The use of Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) slag aggregates in the production of concretes is one way to fulfill sustainability goals. Past research demonstrated a significant increase of [...]