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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Calibration of the ageing process of masonry bridges based on field inspections and construction quality
Year:2018
Research Areas
  • Civil engineering and architecture,
  • Civil engineering,
  • Engeeniring of maintenance,
  • Works of restoration,
  • Construction,
  • Average of the construction,
  • Monuments,
  • Architecture patrimony,
  • Artistic historical patrimony conservation,
  • Artistic historical sets,
  • Rural patrimony,
  • Construction of engineering,
  • Civic works
Information
Abstract
This paper analyses the correlation between the building quality of masonry bridges and their related ageing process. This is achieved by combining a qualitative evaluation of the construction quality, based on the Masonry Quality Index, with procedures for estimating the ageing process. In an effort to calibrate this relationship, an initial database containing 4040 bridges located in two Spanish regions was filtered with criteria based on materials (only masonry bridges are considered) and the number of recorded inspections. This resulted in a final database containing 22 bridges, which represent the case studies in this research. Next, proper fit methods were applied to the selected structures in order to segment and parametrically study the condition of ageing in relation to the construction quality. Finally, the results of this analysis were used to investigate the ageing process in relation to other factors, properties and fundamental features of the masonry structures. The developed research seeks to: (a) enlarge the existing knowledge on the quality?decay relationship of masonry structures, (b) calibrate methods based on case studies, and (c) define criteria for considering the influence and correlation between both factors.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Structural Engineering International
ISBN
1016-8664
Impact factor JCR
0,621
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2017
Volume
28
10.1080/10168664.2018.1478767
Journal number
3
From page
325
To page
337
Month
AGOSTO
Ranking
168
Participants
  • Autor: Mario Tena Marin (UPM)
  • Autor: Leonardo Todisco (UPM)
  • Autor: Fco.Javier Leon Gonzalez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Mecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras
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