Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental

La Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Barcelona Tech (UPC) és una institució pública de recerca i d'educació superior en els àmbits de l'enginyeria, l'arquitectura i les ciències.

L’activitat dels seus campus i centres fan de la UPC un punt de referència i, en complicitat amb el teixit productiu, són agent i motor de canvi econòmic i social, en posar en valor la recerca bàsica i aplicada i transferir tecnologia i coneixement a la societat.

Els investigadors i investigadores de la UPC treballen des dels laboratoris i centres de recerca per augmentar la producció científica, valoritzar-la socialment a través de la transferència de resultats i continuar liderant projectes internacionals d’excel·lència, ja sigui a partir d’iniciatives pròpies o en col·laboració amb altres centres de recerca i universitats d’arreu del món.

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Recent Submissions

Conformal n-dimensional bisection for local refinement of unstructured simplicial meshes 

Belda Ferrín, Guillem (Date of defense: 2022-10-28)

[English] In n-dimensional adaptive applications, conformal simplicial meshes must be lo cally modified. One systematic local modification is to bisect the prescribed simplices while surrounding simplices are bisected ...

Numerical modeling of geological carbon sequestration : enhanced dissolution in randomly heterogeneous vedia 

Wang, Yufei (Date of defense: 2022-07-11)

Geological Carbon Sequestration (GCS) plays a major role in mitigating the global warming due to the increasing concentration of CO2 in atmosphere. It is important to understand the GCS process to analyze and predict its ...

Monitoring and analysis of soil-vegetation-atmosphere interactions at slope and catchment scale : Implications for mass-wasting in natural and man-made slopes 

Oorthuis Gómez, Raül (Date of defense: 2022-07-19)

Slope mass-wasting (SMW) due to shallow landslides or debris flows is one of the most important erosional processes in many mountainous regions together with surficial erosion by rainfall runoff. These erosive processes ...

Estudio paleoclimático del afloramiento ecuatorial del Océano Pacífico durante los últimos 160.000 años a partir de biomarcadores moleculares 

Quirós Collazos, Lucía (Date of defense: 2022-06-27)

The present PhD thesis is focused on the paleoclimatic reconstruction of the Pacific Ocean equatorial upwelling conditions, east of the Galapagos Islands, over the last 160.000 years. This region is of great interest to ...

Building information modeling for facility managers 

Alavi, Hamidreza (Date of defense: 2022-10-11)

A Decision Support System (DSS) can help facility managers to improve building performance, occupants’ comfort, and energy efficiency during the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) phase. These DSSs are normally data-intensive ...

Dynamic large deformation modelling of soils including static liquefaction 

Carluccio, Gaia di (Date of defense: 2021-11-30)

Modelling geotechnical problems involving large deformation is a research field that arouses growing interest since it is fundamental for evaluating the risk and quantifying the magnitude of consequences. However, it is ...

Vegetable Fiber Reinforced Calcium Aluminate Cement based composites for construction materials VFRCCs 

Gorgani, Nourjemal (Date of defense: 2022-09-15)

Vegetable Fiber Reinforced Cement Composite Materials (VFRCC) have emerged as a potential construction material, providing adequate load-bearing capacity and ductility for non-structural applications. VFRCC have good ...

Hydro-mechanical behaviour of pellet/powder mixture of bentonite and impact of gas migration 

Mesa Alcantara, Arisleidy (Date of defense: 2021-07-02)

The hydro-mechanical behaviour of MX80 bentonite pellet-based mixture (80% high-density pellets in dry mass and crushed granular powder) has been explored in this thesis within the context of the French ‘Vertical Sealing ...

Use of advanced analytics for health estimation and failure prediction in wind turbines 

Beretta, Mattia (Date of defense: 2022-07-21)

The energy sector has undergone drastic changes and critical revolutions in the last few decades. Renewable energy sources have grown significantly, now representing a sizeable share of the energy production mix. Wind ...

Computational and experimental thermo-mechanics of metal additive manufacturing : stress, warpage, cracks and properties 

Lu, Xufei (Date of defense: 2022-07-15)

The objectives of this thesis are (i) to understand the thermal, metallurgical and mechanical behavior during AM, (ii) to shed light on the generation of residual stresses and the stress-induced deformations and cracks, ...

Sustainability, durability and mechanical characterization of a new recycled textile-reinforced strain-hardening cementitious composite for building applications 

Sadrolodabaee, Payam (Date of defense: 2022-07-11)

Cementitious materials have one of the highest compressive strength-to-weight ratios compared to other construction materials. Nonetheless, both tensile strength capacity and toughness result to be an order of magnitude ...

Comparison of the mesophilic, thermophilic and temperature-phased anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge 

Lanko, Iryna (Date of defense: 2022-01-27)

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is currently spread all over the world for sewage sludge stabilisation, volume reduction and green energy production. Its implementation contributes to turn a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) into ...

Diferent approaches to improve groundwater resources management : submarine groundwater discharge and managed aquifer recharge 

Jou Claus, Sonia (Date of defense: 2022-06-20)

Global change is expected to affect significantly the global hydrological behavior, changing mean annual precipitation patterns, increasing length of drought periods, rising evaporation and atmospheric water vapor and ...

Inspección no destructiva de estructuras mediante georradar : análisis de daños por corrosión y por otras patologías 

Sossa Arancibia, Viviana Alejandra (Date of defense: 2021-03-11)

This thesis aims to studythe capacities and limitations of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to support inspection, assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation tasks, helping to earlydetection and evaluation ofpathologies in ...

Optimazation of marine sediments characterization via statistical analysis 

Collico, Stefano (Date of defense: 2022-06-13)

The task of geotechnical site characterization includes defining the layout of ground units and establishing their relevant engineering properties. This is an activity in which uncertainties of different nature (inherent, ...

Seawater intrusion, transition zone dynamics and reactive mixing : example of Argentona coastal alluvial aquifer 

Goyetche, Tybaud (Date of defense: 2021-07-19)

Freshwater quality and availability in coastal areas are affected by seawater intrusion into coastal aquifers. While coastal water quality and coastal ecosystems can be significantly affected by pollutants discharged into ...

Advanced exploitation of Sentinel-1 data for supporting landslide risk analysis 

Barra, Anna (Date of defense: 2022-04-22)

Satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (InSAR) and Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) are now consolidated tools for ground movement detection and monitoring. Sentinel-1 (S1) is the first satellite providing ...

Linking hydrodynamic and biological processes in a shallow and micro tidal estuary : the case of Fangar bay (Ebro delta) 

Fernández-Pedrera Balsells, Marta (Date of defense: 2022-05-24)

This thesis analyses the relationships between hydrodynamics (and their forcings) and biological variables in Fangar Bay based on in situ observations, numerical models and satellite data. Fangar Bay is a relatively small, ...

Computational uncertainity quantification in pressure-driven fracture processes 

Garikapati, Hasini (Date of defense: 2020-03-28)

Uncertainty quantification is important in assessing and predicting the performance of complex engineering systems and processes, especially in the absence of adequate experimental or real-world data. With the increase ...

Refuerzo de estructuras de hormigón armado y pretensado por conversión a sección mixta mediante hidrodemolición 

Cots Corominas, Carles (Date of defense: 2022-05-06)

This thesis develops a new structural strengthening technique: converting existing reinforced concrete structures to composite sections by inserting connectors after controlled demolition with high-pressure water. The key ...

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