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This study focuses on the improvement of composite slabs characterization throughout the use of advanced finite elements models. The accurate three-dimensional modelling of a full scale commercial steel sheet and concrete slab geometries enables the analysis of the composite slab [...]

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In this paper design parameters to be chosen in the input phase of the structural seismic assesment of RC stairs are emphasized.

This structure is simply made of RC pillars which bear the [...]

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Previous studies have shown that 33 % to 44 % of the mass embodied in residential and office buildings and up to 50 % in high-rise buildings is attributable to floor slabs. Floor slabs are typically bearing a bending load. Load-transfer through bending is not efficient because the [...]

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High demand for living and working space as well as the corresponding infrastructure, caused by a growing population and increasing prosperity worldwide, leads to increased consumption of mineral resources. This is accompanied by high usage of grey energy and a high output of greenhouse [...]