UniversityWebsite
University of Gironahttp://amade.udg.edu/
LaboratoryWebsite
AMADE Test Labhttp://http://amade.udg.edu/
Laboratory Director E-mail
Dr Costa Balanzat Josepjosep.costa@udg.edu
Contact PersonE-mail
Dr Sarrado Carlostestlab.amade@udg.edu
Post AddressTelephone
UdG, Escola Politècnica Superior+34-972418908
Visiting AddressFax
Av. Montilivi s/n · 17071, Edifici P-II+34-9728098
Country
SPAIN
Institute / Laboratory Staff Statistics (Total):
Senior Scientists Junior Scientists PhD Students Technicians Others
12 5 17 5 2
Fields of Expertise
Technology AreasSpecific Research Activities
AerostructuresSmart Materials and Structures
AerostructuresComposite Materials & basic processes
AerostructuresStructural Analysis and Design
AerostructuresStructures behaviour and Material Testing
Technical capabilities, test facilities, numerical codes and tools
Technical capabilities, test facilities, numerical codes and tools
AMADE is an Airbus qualified testing laboratory with the following external accreditations:
-ISO 17025 accreditation for ISO15024, ISO25217, AITM1-0053, AITM1-0006 and ASTMD6671 both at room temperature and between -55 ºC and 120 ºC. ASTMD3039M and EN2561 at room temperature
- Nadcap certification as a Nonmetallic testing laboratory for tension, shear (short beam and +-45 tensile method), bending all at ambient temperature and G1c and G2c
As well as standard tests, AMADE offers tailored test methods for both static and fatigue testing and additional services such as microscopy or video recording for added value.

Participation in Research Projects

Funded Research projects

 

 

Project title Mejora en la precisión en la valoración y verificación de estructuras aeronáuticas (Modelo de precisión absoluta) (ABSOLUTE)

Programme: Retos

Administration: MINECO

Reference: RTC-2015-3352-4

Import: 130.225,46

Duration: 09/07/2015 - 2018

Principal Investigator: Dr Joan Andreu Mayugo

Project coordinator:LGAI Technological Center S.A.

 


Project title: Optimización del proceso de diseño completo de la estuctura vorder de ataque aeronáutico (ABORDA)

Programme: 2014 Retos-Colaboración

Administration: Ministerio de Economia y Compotitividad

Reference: RTC-2014-1958-4

Import: 250.042 euros

Duration: 26/01/2014-31/12/2017

Principal AMADE-investigator : Dr Pere Maimí Vert

Project Coordinator: Aernnova Engineering Solutions Iberica, SA

 

Project title: Contribución a la durabilidad de estructures de hormigón mediante el refuerzo con materialles compuestos. Estudio y evaluacion de los efectos deferidos

Programme: Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia.

Administration: Ministerio de Economia y competitividad

Reference: BIA2013-46944-C2-2-P

Import: 116.160 euros

Duration: 01/01/2014-31/12/2016

Principal Investigator: Dr Lluis Torres Llinàs

 

Project title: COMPOSLEEVE— Development of a composite sleeve for spatial separation of rotor and stator in an electric motor

Programme: CleanSky (EU)

Administration: EU

Reference:  641559

Import: 194,495.50 euros

Duration: 01/10/2014 -01/03/2017

Principal AMADE-investigator: Dr Joan Andreu Mayugo

Project Coordinator: ASCAMM

 

Project title: Diagramas de Factores de Concentración de tensiones para Materiales Casa-Frágiles

Programme: Reptes de la Sociedad

Administration: Ministerio de Economia y Competividad

Reference: MAT2013-46749-R

Import: 92.231.63 euros

Duration: 2013-2016

Principal Investigator: Dr Pere Maimí

 

Project title:  Secado de componentes a reparar mediante uniones encolades y en uniones encolades entre materiales dissimilares en reparación (Estenea)

Program: Strategic programme CIEN

Administration: CDTI

Reference:

Import:  134.000 euros

Duration: 2014 - 2016

Principal AMADE-investigator: Dr Jordi Renart Canalias

Project Coordinator: Airbus Operations S.L.

 

Project title: Implementation carbon fibres for rotor of high speed rotating electric machine (HIGHPSLEEVE)

Programme: CleanSky (EU)

Administration: EU

Reference:  632482

Import: 314.139,50 euros

Duration: 01/06/2014 - 31/05/2016

Principal AMADE-investigator: Dr Joan Andreu Mayugo

Project Coordinator: ASCAMM

 

Project title: Next Generation Design Guidelines for Composites in Construction

Programme: COST Action

Administration: EU

Reference:  TU1207

Import: 520.000 €

Duration: 01/06/2013 - 30/06/2017

Principal AMADE-investigator: Dr Lluis Torres

Project Coordinator: Maurizio Guadagnini (U. Sheffield, UK)

 

Project title: European Network for Durable Reinforcement and Rehabilitation Solutions (Endure)

Programme: EU FP7, People ITN 10/2013-09/2017.

Administration: EU

Reference:  GA 607851

Import: 3.870.520 € (total budget)

Duration: 01/10/2013 – 30/09/2017

Principal AMADE-investigator: Dr Lluis Torres

Project Coordinator: Maurizio Guadagnini (U. Sheffield, UK)

 

Project title: Damage tolerance design for thin ply textile composites (Damtex)

Programme: AirTN 01/2012

Administration: CDTI

Reference:

Import: 80.000 euros (part AMADE)

Duration: 04/2013-04/2015

Principal AMADE investigator: subcontract, Dr Emilio González

Project Coordinator: Swerea SICOMP, Oxeon,  Aernova Engineering Solutions Iberica

 

Project title: Light Cowls

Programme: CleanSky (EU)

Administration: EU

Reference:  SP1-JTI-CS-2012-02-SAGE-02-022

Import: 169.170 €

Duration: 3 years (2013-2015)

Principal AMADE investigator: Daniel Trias

Project coordinator: ASCAMM, Airborne Technology Center

 

Project title: Compuestos multifuncionales y tolerantes al daño: integracion de nanorefuerzos de carbono avanzados y laminados no-convencionales

Típus de programa: Proyectos de investigación fundamental no orientada. convocatoria 2012

Administration: MINECO

Reference: MAT2012-37552-C03-03

Import: 107.000,00

Duration, from 01/01/2013 to 31/12/2015

Principal Investigator: Dr Josep Costa Balanzat

 

Project title: Evaluacion de composites laminados de capas finas para aplicaciones aeronauticas y aeroespaciales

Típus de programa: Proyectos de investigación fundamental no orientada. convocatoria 2012

Administration: MINECO

Reference: DPI2012-34465

Import: 106.000,00

Duration: from 01/01/2013 to 31/12/2015

Principal Investigator: Dr Norbert Blanco Villaverde

Other AMADE participants: Albert Turon, Marc Gascons, Carlos Sarrado

 

Project title: Refuerzo de estructuras de hormigón con materiales compuestos (FRP) insertados en el recubrimiento (NSM): Adherencia (pullout) y refuerzo a flexión de vigas y placas

Típus de Projrama: Plan Nacional de I+D+i 2008-2011

Administration: MICINN

Reference: BIA2010-20234-C03-02

Import: 62.800,00

Duration: from 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2013

Principal Investigator: Dr Lluis Torres

Other AMADE participants: Albert Turon, Cristina Barris, Marta Baena, Cristina Mias, Irene Vilanova

 

 

Project title: Concepción y fabricación de ayudas técnicas para discapacitados físicos con materiales compuestos de bajo coste

Programme: Programa de cooperación Interuniversitaria e investigación científica entre España e Iberoamérica

Administration: MAEC

Reference: A/030771/10

Import: 14.200,00

Duration: from: 01/01/2011- 31/12/2011

Principal Investigator: Dr Joan Andreu Mayugo

 

Project title: Desarrollo de componentes de materiales compuestos avanzados mediante preformas tejidas en 3Dpara estructuras aeronáuticas

Programme: Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008-2011, subprograma INNPACTO

Administration: MICINN

Reference: IPT-370000-2010-003

Import: 120.750,00

Duration: from 22/06/2010 to 30/12/2012

Principal Investigator: Dr Norbert Blanco Villaverde

Other AMADE participants: Joan Andreu Mayugo, Jordi Renart, i Daniel Trias.

 

Project title: Desarrollo de una metodología para evaluar la tolerancia al daño por fatiga de uniones encoladas entre composites para reparaciones (TRACE)

Programme: Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008-2011

Administration: MICINN

Reference: TRA2009-0033

Import: 117.370,00

Duration: from 01/03/2010 to 29/02/2012

Principal Investigator: Dr Josep Costa

Other AMADE participants: Norbert Blanco, Albert Turon, Jordi Renart i Josep Vicens.

 

Project title: Desarrollo virtual y validación de laminados no-convencionales

Programme: Plan Nacional de I+D+i 2008-2011

Administration: MICINN

Reference: MAT2009-07918

Import: 145.200,00

Duration, from 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2012

Principal Investigator: Dr Josep Costa

Other AMADE participants: Norbert Blanco, Albert Turon, Pere Maimi, Narcís Cascons, Josep Vicens, Emilio Gonzalez

 

Project title:  Ensayo virtual y supervisión estructural de revestimiento de CFRP bajo cargas mecánicas y  higotérmicas

Programme: Plan Nacional de I+D+i 2008-2011

Administration: MICINN

Reference: DPI2009-08048

Import: 100.430,01

Duration: from 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2012

Principal Investigator: Dr Joan Andreu Mayugo

Other AMADE participants: Daniel Trias, Lluis Ripoll, Daniel Sans

 

Project title: Concepción y fabricación de ayudas técnicas para discapacitados físicos con materiales compuestos de bajo coste

Programme: Programa de cooperación Interuniversitaria e investigación científica entre España e Iberoamérica

Administration: MAEC

Reference: A/025141/09

Import: 12.500,00

Duration: from 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2010

Principal Investigator: Dr Joan Andreu Mayugo

 

 

 

 

Patents with participation of the AMADE researchers

 

Inventor: Cahís I Carola, Francesc Xavier

Title: Sistema modular de disipación de energia

Application number: P200801080

Country of priority: ESPAÑA

Year of priority: 2012

Authorizing entity: 2816 - Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas

Company exploiting the patent: Universitat de Girona

Patent code: ES 2 358 936 B1.

USA

 

Inventors: Costa, J., Lazcano, S., Santacruz, G., Pajares, E., Renart, J., Blanco, N.

Title: Devide for fixing of a prismatic mechanical test piece, method of utilization thereof and uses

Application number: 12/232,871

Country of priority: USA

Year of priority: 2009

Authorizing entity: United States Patent and Trademark Office

Company exploiting the patent: Airbus Operations, S.L.

Patent code: US 8 205 506 B2

 

Inventors: Renart, J., Costa, J., Lazcano, S., Santacruz, G., Mayugo, J.A.

Title: Procedimiento y dispositivo de determinación de la tenacidad a la fractura en un ensayo de introducción y avance forzado de una cuña a través de una unión adhesiva

Application number: In process

Country of priority: ESPAÑA

Year of priority: ---

Authorizing entity: 2816 - Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas

Company exploiting the patent: (In application process)

 

 

Technology transfer project with companies

 

Participation in the the project “Bone remodeling”. Cooperation agreement between AMADE group at the UdG and LEITAT, founded with 12.000 euros. Project leader: Pere Maimí, 2013.

 

Participation in the Project DELAMINATION ASSESSMENT TOOL. Cooperation agreement between AMADE group at the UdG and HPS founded with 43.030 euros. Project leader: Albert Turon, 2010-2015

 

Participation in the project SUPERCALCULUS. Agreement with between AMADE group at the UdG and ESI Group Hispania founded with 105.000 euros. Project leader: Pere Maimí, 2010-2013

 

Participation in the project SUPERCALCULUS. Agreement with between AMADE group at the UdG and IDIADA Automotive Technology SA, founded with 88.00 euros. Project leader: Pere Maimí, 2010-2013.

 

Wood material testing for the enterprise Bentley Motors, for 66.000 euros. Project responsible: Emilio González, 2013-14

 

Several testing services and R&D projects with the Airbus company since 2009 unit present. Strategic partner of the AMADE research group. Project leaders: Josep Costa, Albert Turon, Jordi Renart.

 

Licensing and software development agreement between the AMADE group at the UdG and Boeing Company for $ 3585, developed in April-May 2012. Project leader: Pere Maimí

 

Cooperation agreement between the AMADE group at the UdG and BELLAPART S.A.U A for a technical feasibility study on a new concept of seismic sink, founded with 36.000 euros. Project leader: Xavier Cahís Carola, 2011-2015

 

Cooperation agreement between the AMADE group at the UdG and IKERLAN S. COOP for joint development of Doctoral theses; in development from October 2009 to October 2013. Project leaders: Josep Costa Balanzat and Albert Turon Travesa.

 

Participation in the project INNPACTO-Teixits 3D. Agreement between the AMADE group at the UdG and AIRBUS-APPLUS, funded with 245,700 euros and developed from September 2009 to January 2010. Project leader: Dani Trias.

 

Participation in the project CENIT - ICARO. Agreement between the AMADE group at the UdG and CASA-ASTRIUM, funded with 60.000 euros and developed from January 2008 and October 2011. Project director: Norbert Blanco Villaverde.

Description
AMADE Testing lab is specialised in testing composite materials for various sectors including aerospace and car industries.

Apart from testing services, AMADE offers customers solutions for design and simulation as well as partnership in research projects.


   
Publications

Year 2015

-                     D. Piedrafita, X. Cahis, E. Simon, J. Comas, 2015, A new perforated core buckling restrained brace, Engineering Structures, Vol. 85, pp 118–126.       Q1 doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.12.020

-                     N. Isart; J.A. Mayugo;N. Blanco;L. Ripoll;A. Sola;M. Soler, 2015, Geometric model for 3D through-thickness orthogonal interlock composites, Composite Structures, Vol. 119, pp 787-798. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.09.044  Q1

-                     Ferreira, D.; Oller, E.; Barris, C.; Torres, L., 2015, Shear strain influence in the service response of FRP reinforced concrete beams, Composite Structures, Vol. 121, pp 142-153. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.11.006  Q1

-                     Sharaky, I.A.; Torres, L.; Salam, H.E.M., 2015, Experimental and analytical investigation into the flexural performance of RC beams with partially and fully bonded NSM FRP bars/strips, Composite Structures, Vol. 122, pp 113-126.     Q1   doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.11.057  

-                     Kabeel, AM; Maimí, P; González, EV; Gascons, N, 2015, Net-tension strength of double-lap joints under bearing-bypass loading conditions using the cohesive zone model, Composite Structures, Vol. 119, pp 443-451. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.08.036  Q1

-                     Vilanova, I; Baena, M.; Torres, L.; Barris, C., 2015, Experimental study of bond-slip of GFRP bars in concrete under sustained loads, Composites. Part B, Engineering, Vol. 74, pp 42-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2015.01.006 Q1

-                     Cao Nguyen, T.; Pansuk, W.; Torres, L., 2015, Flexural behavior of fire-damaged reinforced concrete slabs repaired with near-surface mounted (NSM) carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) rods, Journal Of Advanced Concrete Technology, Vol. 13, pp 15-29. DOI: 10.3151/jact.13.15 Q2

-                     L.Torres; C.Barris, G.Kaklauskas; V.Gribniak, 2015, Modelling of tension-stiffening in bending RC elements based on equivalent stiffness of the rebar, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol. 53, pp 997- 1016. DOI: 10.12989/sem.2015.53.5.997 Q2

-                     C. Miàs, L. Torres, M. Guadagnini, A. Turon, 2015, Short and long-term cracking behaviour of GFRP reinforced concrete beams, Composites. Part B, Engineering, Vol. 77, pp 223-231. doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2015.03.024  Q1

-                     Cebrián, S.; Ripoll, L. [et al.], 2015, Radiopurity assessment of the tracking readout for the NEXT double beta decay experiment, Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. May 2015, pp XX. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/10/05/P05006 Q1

-                     Autors: G. Guillamet; A. Turon; J. Costa; P. Linde, 2015, A quick procedure to predict free-edge delamination in thin-ply laminates under tension, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol.XX, pp yy-uu. DOI:  Q1

-                     D. Piedrafita; P. Maimí; X, Cahís, 2015, A constitutive Model for a novel modular all-steel buckling restrained brace, Engineering Structures, Vol, 100, pp 326-331.        doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.06.026      Q1

-                     Miquel F. Llop, Narcis Gascons, Francesc X. Llauró, 2015, Recurrence plots to characterize gas–solid fluidization regimes, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 73, pp 43-56. doi:10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2015.03.003  Q1

-                     Badalló, P.; Trias, D.; Lidngaard, E., 2015, Damage tolerance optimization of composite stringer run-out under tensile load, Composite Structures, Vol. 133, pp 98-104.        doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.07.025 Q1

-                     L. Zubillaga; A. Turon; J. Renart; J. Costa; P. Linde, 2015, An experimental study on matrix crack induced delamination in composite laminates, Composite Structures,Vol. 127, pp 10-17. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.02.077 Q1

-                     Roura, P. ;Farjas, J.; Eloussifi, H; Carreras, L.; Ricart, S.; Puig, T.; Obradors, X., 2015, Thermal analysis of metal organic precursors for functional oxide preparation: Thin films versus poders, Thermochimica Acta, Vol. 601, pp 1–8.   doi:10.1016/j.tca.2014.12.016  

-                     C. Sarrado; A. Turon; J. Renart; J. Costa, 2015, An experimental data reduction method for the Mixed Mode Bending test based on the J-integral approach, Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 117, pp 85-91. doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2015.05.021    Q1

-                     C. Sarrado; A. Turon; J. Costa; J. Renart, 2015, On the validity of linear elastic fracture mechanics methods to measure the fracture toughness of adhesive joints, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Available online 2 December 2015.        doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2015.11.016

-                     C. Sarrado; A. Turon; J. Costa; J. Renart, 2015, An experimental analysis of the fracture behavior of composite bonded joints in terms of cohesive laws, Composites Science and Technology, Vol. xx, pp yy

-                     C. Sarrado; F.A. Leone; A. Turon, 2015, Finite-thickness cohesive elements for modeling thick adhesives, Engineering Fracture, Vol. yy, pp yy xx

-                     N. Isart; B. El Said; D.S. Ivanov; S.R. Hallett; J.A. Mayugo; N. Blanco, 2015, Internal geometric modelling of 3D woven composites: A comparison between different approaches, Composite Structures,Vol. 132, pp 1219-1230.        doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.07.007

-                     D. Trias; P. Maimí; N. Blanco, 2015, Maximization of the fundamental frequency of plates and cylinders, Composite Structures, Available online 15 August 2015. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.08.034

-                     Renner, J.; Ripoll L.[et al.], 2015, Ionization and scintillation of nuclear recoils in gaseous xenon, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. September 2015, pp 62-74. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2015.04.057

-                     Baena, M.; Torres, L.; Turon, A.; Llorens, M.; Barris, C, 2015, Bond behaviour between recycled aggregate concrete and glass fibre reinforced polymer bars, Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 106, pp 449-460. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.12.145     

 

Year 2014

 -                     Gómez Cadenas, J.J.; Ripoll, L. [et al.], 2014, Present status and future perspectives of the NEXT experiment, Advances In High Energy Physics (USA), Vol. 2014, 22 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/907067 Q2

-                     D. Piedrafita; P. Maimí; X. Cahís, 2014, A constitutive model for simulating all-steel buckling restrained braces, Engineering Structures, Vol. XXX, pp XX-XX. Still to be published. Q1

-                     T.A. Sebaey; J. Costa; P. Maimí; Y. Batista; N. Blanco; J.A. Mayugo, 2014, Measurement of the in situ transverse tensile strength of composite plies by means of the real time monitoring of microcracking, Composites. Part B, Vol. 65, pp 40-46. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2014.02.001   Q1

-                     N. Blanco; D. Trias; S.T. Pinho; P. Robinson, 2014, Intralaminar fracture toughness characterisation of woven composite laminates. Part II: Experimental characterisation, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 131, pp 361- 370.    doi:10.1016/j.engfracmech.2014.08.011   Q2

-                     N. Blanco; D. Trias; S.T. Pinho; P. Robinson, 2014, Intralaminar fracture toughness characterisation of woven composite laminates. Part I: Design and analysis of a compact tension (CT) specimen, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 131, pp 349-370.        doi:10.1016/j.engfracmech.2014.08.012. Q2

-                     D Lorca; L. Ripoll [et al.], 2014, Characterisation of NEXT-DEMO using xenon Kα X-rays, Journal of Instrumentation,  Vol. 7, pp xx-yy. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/9/10/P10007 Q2

-                     Brian L. V. Bak, Carlos Sarrado, Albert Turon and Josep Costa, 2014, Delamination Under Fatigue Loads in Composite Laminates: A Review on the Observed Phenomenology and Computational Methods, Applied Mechanics Reviews,Vol. 66, pp 060803. 

doi: 10.1115/1.4027647 Q1

-                     Vilanova, I.; Torres, L.; Baena, M.; Kaklauskas, G.; Gribniak, V., 2014, Experimental study of tension stiffening in GFRP RC tensile members under sustained load, Engineering Structures, Vol. 79, pp: 390-400. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.08.037 Q1

-                     Álvarez, V.; Ripoll, L.[et al.], 2014, Description and commissioning of NEXT-MM prototype: first results from operation in a Xenon-Trimethylamine gas mixture, Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. March 2014, 22 pages. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/9/03/P03010 Q2

-                     O. Falco, C.S. Lopes, J.A. Mayugo, N. Gascons and J. Renart, 2014, Effect of tow-drop gaps on the damage resistance and tolerance of Variable Stiffness Panels, Composite Structures, Vol. 116, pp. 94-103. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.05.005 Q1

-                     L. Zubillaga, N. Carrere, A. Turon, G. Guillamet, P. Linde, 2014, Experimental and numerical analysis of free-edge delamination by means of a two-fold criterion and a cohesive zone model, Composites. Part A, Vol. XX, pp xx-yy. Q1

-                     G. Guillamet, A. Turon, J. Costa, J. Renart, P. Linde, J.A. Mayugo, 2014, Damage occurrence at edges of Non-crimp-fabric thin-ply laminates under off-axis uniaxial loading,  Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 98, pp 44-50. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2014.04.014 Q1

-                     Martín-Santos, E; Maimí, P; González, EV; Cruz,P, 2014, A continuum constitutive model for the simulation of fabric-reinforced composites, Composite Structures, Vol. 111, pp 122-129. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2013.12.024   Q1

-                     Ortega, A.; P. Maimí, P; González, E.V.; Ripoll, Ll., 2014, Compact tension specimen for orthotropic materials, Composites. Part A, Applied science and manufacturing, Vol.: 63, pp 85- 93. doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2014.04.012 Q1

-                     Kabeel, AM; Maimí, P; Gascons, N; González, EV, 2014, Net-tension strength of double lap joints taking into account the material cohesive law, Composite Structures, Vol. 112, pp 207-213. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.02.008 Q1

-                     Maimí, P; González, E.V.; Camanho, P.P., 2014, Comment to the paper ‘Analysis of Progressive Matrix Cracking in Composite Laminates II. First Ply Failure’ by George J Dvorak and Norman Laws, Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 48, pp 1139- 1141. DOI: 10.1177/0021998313483986 Q2

-                     L. Zubillaga; A. Turon; P. Maimí; J. Costa; S. Mahdi; P. Linde, 2014, An enenrgy based failure criterion for matrix crack induced delamination in laminated composite structures, Composite Structures, Vol. 112, pp 339-344. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.02.015 Q1

-                     Falco, O.; Mayugo, J.A.; Lopes, C.S.; Gascons, N.; Costa, J., 2014, Variable-stiffness composite panels: Defect tolerance under in-plane tensile loading, Composites Part A-Applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol. 63, pp 21-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2014.03.022 Q1

-                     S. Budhe, A. Rodríguez-Bellido, J. Renart, J.A. Mayugo, J. Costa, 2014, Influence of pre-bond moisture in the adherents on the fracture toughness of bonded joints for composite repairs, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, Vol. 49, pp 80-89. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2013.12.007 Q2

-                     Garcia, R.; Hajirasouliha, I.; Guadagnini, M.; Helal, Y.; Jemaa, Y.; Pilakoutas, K.; Mongabure, P.; Chrysostomou, C.; Kyriakides, N.; Ilkid, A.; Budescu, M.; Taranu, N.; Ciupala, M.A.; Torres, L.; Saiidi, M., 2014, Full-Scale Shaking Table Tests on a Substandard RC Building Repaired and Strengthened with Post-Tensioned Metal Straps, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol.18, pp 187. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2013.847874 Q2

-                     González, EV; Maimí, P; Sainz de Aja, JR; Cruz,P; Camanho PP, 2014, Effects of interply hybridization on the damage resistance and tolerance of composite laminates, Composite Structures, Vol.108, pp 319-331. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2013.09.037  Q1

-                     Falco, O.; Mayugo, J.A.; Lopes, C.S.; Gascons, N.; Turon, A.; Costa, J., 2014, Variable-stiffness composite panels: As-manufactured modeling and its influence on the failure behavior, Composites. Part B, Engineering, Vol. 56, pp 660-669. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2013.09.003 Q1

 

Year 2013

-                     Álvarez, V.; Ripoll, L.[et al.], 2013, Ionization and scintillation response of high-pressure xenon gas to alpha particles, Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. 8, May 2013. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/8/05/P05025 (Q2)

-                     Álvarez, V.; Ripoll, L.[et al.], 2013, Operation and first results of the NEXT-DEMO prototype using a silicon photomultiplier tracking array, Journal of  Instrumentation, Vol. 8, September 2013. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/8/09/P09011 (Q2)

-                     Álvarez, V.; Ripoll, L.[et al.], 2013, Radiopurity control in the NEXT-100 double beta decay experiment: Procedures and initial measurements, Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. 8, January 2013.  DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/8/01/T01002 (Q2)

-                     Maimí, P. ; Gonzalez, E.V. ; Gascons, N. ; Ripoll, L., 2013, Size effect law and critical distance theories to predict the nominal strength of quasibrittle structures, Applied Mechanics Reviews, Vol. 65 (2), pp . doi: 10.1115/1.4024163 (Q1)

-                     Álvarez, V.; Ripoll, L.[et al.], 2013, Design and characterization of the SiPM tracking system of the NEXT-DEMO, a demonstrator prototype of the NEXT-100 experiment, Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. 8(5). doi:10.1088/1748-0221/8/05/T05002) (Q2)

-                     Álvarez, V.; Ripoll, L.[et al.], 2013, Initial results of NEXT-DEMO, a large-scale prototype of the NEXT-100 experiment, Journal of Instrumentation,  Vol 8(4). doi:10.1088/1748-0221/8/04/P04002 (Q2)

-                     T.A. Sebaey; C.S. Lopes; N. Blanco; J.A. Mayugo; J. Costa, 2013, Two-pheromone ant colony optimization to design dispersed laminates for aeronautical structural Applications, Advances in Engineering Software , Vol. 66, pp 10-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advengsoft.2013.02.002 (Q2)

-                     Kabeel, A.M.;Maimí, P.;Gascons, N.; Gonzalez, E.V, 2013, Nominal strength of quasi-brittle open hole specimens under biaxial loading conditions, Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 87, pp 42-49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2013.07.022 (Q1)

-                     Daniel Piedrafita; Xavier Cahis, Dr; Enric Simon; Jordi Comas, 2013, A new slotted buckling restrained brace, Engineering Structures,Vol. 56, pp1967-1975. DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2423 (Q1)        

-                     Sharaky, I.A.; Torres, L.; Comas, J.; Barris, C., 2013, Flexural response of reinforced concrete (RC) beams strengthened with near surface mounted (NSM) fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bars, Composite Structures, Vol. 109, pp 8-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2013.10.051 (Q1)

-                     Cahís X; Benavent-Climent A; Catalán A, 2013, Modelo numérico del comportamiento histerético de uniones entre forjados reticulares y pilares de fachada, Revista Internacional de Metodos Numericos Para Calculo y Diseno en Ingenieria, Vol. 29, pp 248- 259. doi:10.1016/j.rimni.2012.07.007 (Q4)

-                     T.A. Sebaey; E.V. González; C.S. Lopes; N. Blanco; J. Costa, 2013, Damage resistance and tolerance of dispersed CFRP laminates: Effect of ply clustering, Composite Structures, vol. 106, pp 96-103. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2013.05.052 (Q1)

-                     T.A. Sebaey; E.V. González; C.S. Lopes; N. Blanco; J. Costa, 2013, Damage resistance and damage tolerance of dispersed CFRP laminates: the bending stiffness effect, Composite Structures, vol. 106, pp 30-32. (Q1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2013.05.046

-                     Gribniak,V.; Bacinskas, D.; Kacianauskas, R.; Kaklauskas, G.; Torres, L., 2013, Long-term deflections of reinforced concrete elements: accuracy analysis of predictions by different methods, Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, Vol. 17, pp 297-313. 10.1007/s11043-012-9184-y (Q1)

-                     Gribniak,V.; Torres, L.; Kaklauskas, G.;Daniunas, A.; Kacianauskas, R.; Jakubovskis, R., 2013, Prediction of concrete shrinkage occurring prior to external loading and effect on short-term constitutive modeling and design, Advances In Structural Engineering, Vol. 16, pp 1061-1080. DOI: 10.1260/1369-4332.16.6.1061 (Q3)

-                     Gribniak, V.; Kaklauskas, G.; Torres, L.; Daniunas, A.; Timinskas, E.; Gudonis, E.,  Comparative analysis of deformations and tension-stiffening in concrete beams reinforced with GFRP or steel bars and fibres, Composites Part B-Engineering, Vol 50, pp. 158-170. doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2013.02.003 (Q1)

-                     Barris, C.; Torres, L.; Comas, J.; Miàs, C., 2013, Cracking and deflections in GFRP RC beams: An experimental study, Composites Part B-Engineering, Vol. 55, pp580-590. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2013.07.019  (Q1)

-                     Sans, D.; Renart, J.; Costa, J.; Gascons, N.; Mayugo, J.A., 2013, Assessment of the influence of the crack monitoring method in interlaminar fatigue tests using fiber Bragg grating sensors, Composites Science and Technology, Vol.84, pp 44-50.  (Q1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2013.04.022 /  

-                     T.A. Sebaey; E.V. González; C.S. Lopes; N. Blanco; P.Maimí; J. Costa, 2013, Damage resistance and damage tolerance of dispersed CFRP laminates: Effect of the mismatch angle between plies, Composite Structures, Vol. 101, pp 255-264. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2013.01.026 (Q1)

-                     T.A. Sebaey; E.V. González; C.S. Lopes; N. Blanco; J. Costa, 2013, Damage resistance and damage tolerance of dispersed CFRP laminates: Design and optimization, Composite Structures, Vol. 95, pp 569- 576. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2012.07.005 (Q1)

-                     Maimí P.; González E.V.;Gascons N.;Ripoll LL., 2013, Size Effect Law and Critical Distance Theories to Predict the Nominal Strength of Quasibrittle Structures, Applied Mechanics Reviews, Vol. 65, 16 pages, doi: 10.1115/1.4024163 (Q1)

-                     D. Piedrafita; X. Cahis; E. Simon; J. Comas, 2013, A new modular buckling restrained brace for seismic resistant buildings, Engineering Structures, Vol.56, pp.1967-1975. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.08.013 (Q1)

-                     V. Alvarez; [et al.]; Ripoll, Ll., 2013, Near-Intrinsic Energy Resolution for 30 to 662 keV Gamma Rays in a High Pressure Xenon Electroluminescent TPC, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment. Vol. 7078, pp. 101-114. http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.4474v1 (Q2)

-                     I.A. Sharaky, L. Torres, M. Baena, C. Miàs, 2013, An experimental study of different factors affecting the bond of NSM FRP bars in concrete, Composite Structures, Vol. 99, pp. 350–365. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2012.12.014 (Q1)

-                     Miàs, C.; Torres, Ll.; Turon, A.; Sharaky,I.A., 2013, Effect of Material Properties on Long-term Deflections of GFRP Reinforced Concrete Beams, Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 41, pp. 99-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2012.11.055 (Q1)

-                     M. Baena, Ll. Torres, A. Turon, C. Miàs, 2013, Analysis of cracking behaviour and tension stiffening in FRP reinforced concrete tensile elements, Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 45, Vol.1, pp. 1360-1367. doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2012.07.026 (Q1)

-                     I.A. Sharaky, L. Torres, M. Baena, I. Vilanova, 2013, Effect of different material and construction details on the bond behaviour of NSM FRP bars in concrete, Construction and Building Material, Vol. 38, pp. 890-902.        doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2012.09.015 (Q1)

-                     C. Miàs; Ll. Torres; A. Turon; C. Barris, 2013,  Experimental study of immediate and time-dependent deflections of GFRP Reinforced concrete beams, Composite Structures, Vol. 96, February 2013, pp 279–285. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2012.08.052 (Q1)

-                     P. Badalló;  D. Trias; L. Marín;  J.A. Mayugo, 2012, A comparative study of genetic algorithms for the multi-objective optimization of composite stringers under compression loads, Composites Part B-Engineering, Vol. 47, pp. 130-136. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2012.10.037 (Q1)

 Year 2012

-Gascons M., Blanco N., Simacek P., Peiro J., Advani S., Matthys K., 2012, Impact of fibre bed on resin viscosity in liquid composite moulding simulations, Applied Composite Materials. http://www.springerlink.com/content/8280886845v49436/fulltext.pdf Q2

-       M. Gascons, N.Blanco, K.Matthy, 2012, Evolution of manufacturing processes for fiber reinforced thermoset tanks, vessels and silos. IIE Transactions, Vol. 44, pp 476-489.

 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0740817X.2011.590177#.VHMcj2fiui0 Q2

-Gutiérrez J.M.; Barbero, E.J.; Cairns, D.R.; Mucino, V.H.; Mayugo, J.A, 2012, Dynamic roughness and power dissipation of polymer films actuated with liquid crystal polymer inclusions, Smart Materials & Structures, Vol., 21, Article number 015003. Q2

-Gascons, M.; Blanco, N.; Mayugo, J.A.; Matthys, K., 2012, A strategy to support design processes for fibre reinforced thermoset composite materials, Applied Composite Materials. http://www.springerlink.com/content/1k503553121p375n/fulltext.pdf Q2

-González, E.V., Maimí, P., Camanho, P.P., Turon, A., Mayugo, J.A., 2012, Simulation of drop-weight impact and compression after impact tests on composite laminates, Composite Structures, Volume 94, Issue 11, November 2012, Pages 3364–3378. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263822312002309 Q1

-El Mansouri, N.E.; Espinach, F.X.; Julián, F.; Verdaguer, N.; Torres, Ll., Llop, M.F.; Mutjé, P., 2012, Research on the suitability of organosolv semi-chemical triticale fibers as reinforcement for recycled HDPE composites, Bioresources, Vol. 7, pp. 5032 -5047. http://www.ncsu.edu/bioresources/BioRes_07/BioRes_07_4_5032_ElMansouri_EJVTLM_Organosolv_SC_Triticale_HDPE_Composite_3087.pdf Q1

-Vallejos, M.E.; Espinach, F.X.; Julián, F.; Torres, Ll.; Vilaseca, F.; Mutjé, P., 2012, Micromechanics of hemp strands in polypropylene composites,  Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 72, pp 1209- 1213. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2012.04.005  Q1

-                     T.A. Sebaey; N. Blanco; J. Costa; C.S. Lopes, 2012, Characterization of crack propagation in mode I delamination of multidirectional CFRP laminates, Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 72, pp 1251-1256. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2012.04.011  Q1

-A. E. Assie; A. M. Kabeel;F. F. Mahmoud, 2012, Optimum Design of Laminated Composite Plates Under Dynamic Excitation, Applied Mathematical Modelling (USA), Vol, 36, pp 668-682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2011.07.015 Q1

-V Álvarez; et al. ; Ripoll, Ll., 2012, NEXT-100 Technical Design Report (TDR). Executive summary, Journal Of Instrumentation (ENG), Vol. 7, pp XX. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/7/06/T06001 Q2

-V Álvarez; et al.; Ripoll, Ll., 2012, SiPMs coated with TPB: coating protocol and characterization for NEXT, Journal Of Instrumentation, Vol. 7, pp XX. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/7/02/P02010 Q2

-Barris, C; Torres, Ll.; Miàs, C.; Vilanova, I., 2012, Design of FRP reinforced concrete beams for serviceability requirements, Journal Of Civil Engineering And Management, Vol. 18, pp. 843-857.

http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/83702878/design-frp-reinforced-concrete-beams-serviceability-requirements   Q1

-C. Sarrado; A. Turon; J. Renart, ; I. Urresti, 2012, Assessment of energy dissipation during mixed-mode delamination growth using cohesive zone models, Composites Part A-Applied Science and Manufacturing, No. 3, pp. 2128-2136. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359835X12002102 Q1

-          Sans D.; Stutz S.; Renart J.; Mayugo J. A.; Botsis J., 2012, Crack tip identification with long FBG sensors in mixed-mode delamination, Composite Structures, Vol. 94, Issue 9, September 2012, Pages 2879–2887. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2012.03.032 Q1

-L. Marín, D. Trias, P. Badalló, G. Rus, J.A. Mayugo, 2012, Optimization of composite stiffened panels under mechanical and hygrothermal loads using neural networks and genetic algorithms, Composite Structures, Vol. 94, pp. 3321-3326. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2012.04.024 Q1

-          Maimí P.; Trias D.; González EV.; Renart J., 2012, Nominal strength of quasi-brittle open hole specimens, Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 72, Issue 10, 8 June 2012, pp 1203–1208. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2012.04.004 Q1

-Barris C.; Torres Ll.;  Baena M.; Pilakoutas K.;  Guadagnini M., 2012,  Serviceability Limit State of FRP RC Beams, Advances In Structural Engineering,  Vol. 15, No. 4, pp 653-664. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2012.02.021 Q3

-Torres, Ll.; Miàs, C.; Turon, A.; Baena, M., 2012, A rational method to predict long-term deflections of FRP reinforced concrete members,  Engineering Structures, Vol., 40, pp 230-239. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2012.04.004 Q1

 

 Year 2011

 

-Gascons M., Blanco N., Matthys K., 2011, Numerical implementation and experimental validation of a through-the-thickness temperature model for non-isothermal vacuum bagging infusion,  Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol., 30, p. 1557-15701. 10.1177/0731684411423321 Q2

-A. E. Assie; A. M. Kabeel; F. F. Mahmoud, Effect of loading and lamination parameters on the optimum design of laminated plates, Journal Of Mechanical Science And Technology, Vol.25, pp 1149-1158. Q3

 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12206-011-0336-9 

-Baena Muñoz, M.; Turon, A.; Torres, Ll.; Miàs Oller, C, 2011,  Erratum to ' Experimental study and code predictions of fibre reinforced polymer reinforced concrete (FRP RC) tensile members', Composite Structures, Vol. 94, pp. 312-312. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2011.07.007 Q1

-          Martínez, V.; Güemes, A.; Trias, D.; Blanco, N., 2011, Numerical and Experimental Analysis of Stresses and Failure in T-Bolt joints,  Composite Structures, Vol.93, pp 2636-2645. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2011.04.031 Q1     

-Sebaey, T.A.; Lopes, C.S.; Blanco, N.; Costa, J., 2011, Ant Colony Optimization for dispersed laminated composite panels under biaxial loading, Composite Structures, Vol. 94, pp 31-36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2011.07.021 Q1

-Sebaey, T.A.; Blanco, N.; Lopes, C.S.; Costa, J., 2011, Numerical investigation to prevent crack jumping in Double Cantilever Beam tests of multidirectional composite laminates, Composites Science and Technology, Vol., 71, pp 1587-1592. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2011.07.002  Q1

-Renart, J.; Blanco, N.; Pajares, E.; Costa, J.; Lazcano, S., 2011, Side Clamped Beam (SCB) hinge system for delamination tests in beam-type composite specimens, Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 71, pp. 1023-1029. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.10.005   Q1

-Pérez-Aparicio, J. L.; Ripoll, L., 2011, Exact, integrated and complete solutions for composite flywheels, Composite Structures, Vol.  3, p. 1404-1415.        doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2010.11.011 Q1

-Baena Muñoz, M.; Turon, A.; Torres, Ll.; Miàs Oller, C., 2011, Experimental study and code predictions of fibre reinforced polymer reinforced concrete (FRP RC) tensile members, Composite Structures, Vol. 93, pp 2511-2520. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2011.04.012 Q1

-E.V. González, P. Maimí, P. P Camanho, C.S. Lopes, N. Blanco, 2011, Effects of ply clustering in laminated composite plates under low-velocity impact loading, Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 71, pp 805-817. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.12.018 Q1

-P. Maimí; P.P. Camanho; J.A. Mayugo; A. Turon; 2011, Matrix Cracking and Delamination in Laminated Composites.Part II: Evolution of Crack Density and Delamination, Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 43, pp 194-211. doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmat.2011.01.002 Q1

-P. Maimí; P.P. Camanho; J.A. Mayugo; A. Turon; 2011, Matrix Cracking and Delamination in Laminated Composites.Part I: Ply Constitutive Law, First Ply Failure and Onset of Delamination, Mechanics of Materials, Vol 43, pp 169-185. doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmat.2010.12.003 Q1

-Maimí, P.; Turon, A.; Trias, D., 2011, Crack propagation in quasi-brittle two-imensional isotropic lattices, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 78, pp 60-70, Engineering Fracture Mechanics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2010.09.014 Q2


Year 2010

-Catalán, A.; Benavent-Climent, A.; Cahís, X., 2010, Selection and scaling of earthquake records in assessment of structures in low-to-moderate seismicity zones, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 30, pp 40-49, doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2009.09.003   

-Turon, A.; Camanho, P.P.; Costa, J.; Renart, J., 2010, Accurate simulation of delamination growth under mixed-mode loading using cohesive elements: Definition of interlaminar strengths and elastic stiffness, Composite Structures , 92, pp 1857-1864,  doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2010.01.012  

-Miàs Oller, C.; Torres, Ll.; Turon, A.; Baena Muñoz, M.; Barris Peña, C.2010, A Simplified method to obtain time-dependent curvatures and deflections of concrete members reinforced with FRP bars, Composite Structures, 92, pp 1833-1838,  doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2010.01.016 

-Mayugo, J.A.; Camanho, P.P.; Maimí, P.; Dávila, C.G., 2010, Analytical Modelling of Transverse Matrix Cracking of [±θ,90 n ] s Composite Laminates under Multiaxial Loading, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 17, pp 237-245,   DOI: 10.1080/15376490903056577  

-Lopez-Almansa, F.; Roca, P.; Sarrablo, V.; Cahís, X.; Canet, J.M., 2010, Experiments on Reinforced Brick Masonry Vaulted Light Roofs, ACI Structural Journal, 107, 355-363,  http://cataleg.udg.edu/record=b1066014~S10*cat  

-Franco, JM, Cahís X., Gracia L, Lòpez Almansa, F, 2010, Experimental testing of a new anti-sesismic dissipator energy devide based on the plasticity of metals,  Engineering Structures,  Vol.32, pp 2672-2682, doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2010.04.037

-Benavent-Climent A, Cahis X, Vico JM, 2010, Interior wide beam-column connetions in existing RC frames subjected to lateral earthquake loading, Bulletin Of Earthquake Engineering;  Vol.8, pp 401-420, DOI 10.1007/s10518-009-9144-3


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