Publications 2014

Boberg, M.; Feltrin, G.; Martinoli, A. Model and control of a flap system mitigating wind impact on structures. In 2014 IEEE international conference on robotics & automation (ICRA), presented at the 2014 IEEE international conference on robotics & automation (ICRA), Hong Kong, China, May 31 - June 7, 2014; IEEE, 2014; pp 264-269. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2014.6906620
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Cladera, A.; Weber, B.; Leinenbach, C.; Czaderski, C.; Shahverdi, M.; Motavalli, M. Iron-based shape memory alloys for civil engineering structures: an overview. Constr. Build. Mater. 2014, 63, 281-293. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.04.032
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Correia, L.; Teixeira, T.; Sena-Cruz, J.; Michels, J. Flexural strengthening of RC slabs with prestressed CFRP strips using different anchorage systems. In Proceedings of the 7th international conference on FRP composites in civil engineering (CICE 2014), presented at the 7th international conference on FRP composites in civil engineering (CICE 2014), Vancouver, Canada, August 20–22, 2014; El-Hacha, R., Ed.; International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC): sine loco, 2014; p (6 pp.).
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Czaderski, C.; Shahverdi, M.; Brönnimann, R.; Leinenbach, C.; Motavalli, M. Feasibility of iron-based shape memory alloy strips for prestressed strengthening of concrete structures. Constr. Build. Mater. 2014, 56, 94-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.01.069
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Czaderski, C. Flexural and shear strengthening of reinforced concrete structures. In The international handbook of FRP composites in civil engineering; Zoghi, M., Ed.; CRC Press: Boca Raton, 2014; pp 235-251.
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Feltrin, G.; Steiger, R.; Weber, F.; Nerbano, S. Experimentelle modale Analyse an einem mehrgeschossigen Holzbau. Presented at the 17. Symposium Bauwerksdynamik und Erschütterungsmessungen, Dübendorf, Switzerland, June 13, 2014; p (10 pp.).
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Fernandez-Cabo, J. L.; Widmann, R.; Fernandez-Cabo, M. C. Timber trusses: state of art and challenges. In COST timber bridge conference, presented at the COST timber bridge conference (CTBC 2014), Biel, Switzerland, September 25–26, 2014; Franke, S., Franke, B., Widmann, R., Eds.; Bern University of Applied Sciences: Bern, Switzerland, 2014; pp 63-72.
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Ghafoori, E.; Motavalli, M.; Nussbaumer, A.; Herwig, A.; Prinz, G. S.; Fontana, M.; Zhao, X. L. Constant life diagrams to prevent fatigue crack initiation in metallic beams using CFRP plates. In Proceedings of the 7th international conference on FRP composites in civil engineering (CICE 2014), presented at the 7th international conference on FRP composites in civil engineering (CICE 2014), Vancouver, Canada, August 20–22, 2014; El-Hacha, R., Ed.; International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC): sine loco, 2014; p (6 pp.).
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Ghafoori, E.; Motavalli, M.; Nussbaumer, A.; Herwig, A.; Prinz, G. S.; Fontana, M. Determination of minimum CFRP pre-stress levels for fatigue crack prevention in retrofitted metallic beams. Eng. Struct. 2014, 84, 29-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.11.017
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Ghafoori, E.; Prinz, G. S.; Mayor, E.; Nussbaumer, A.; Motavalli, M.; Herwig, A.; Fontana, M. Finite element analysis for fatigue damage reduction in metallic riveted bridges using pre-stressed CFRP plates. Polymers 2014, 6 (4), 1096-1118. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym6041096
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Herwig, A.; Piskoty, G.; Terrasi, G. P. Zur Modellierung des Tragverhaltens eines Balken-Stützen-Systems im Rahmen der Abklärungen eines Dacheinsturzes. Beton. Stahlbetonbau 2014, 109 (4), 296-301. https://doi.org/10.1002/best.201300051
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Jalsan, K. E.; Fluori, K.; Feltrin, G. Energy consumption estimation for wireless sensor network layout optimization. In 2014 7th international conference on ubi-media computing and workshops (UMEDIA), presented at the 2014 7th international conference on ubi-media computing and workshops (UMEDIA), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 12-14 July 2014; IEEE, 2014; pp 238-242. https://doi.org/10.1109/U-MEDIA.2014.34
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Jalsan, K. E.; Soman, R. N.; Flouri, K.; Kyriakides, M. A.; Feltrin, G.; Onoufriou, T. Layout optimization of wireless sensor networks for structural health monitoring. Smart Struct. Syst. 2014, 14 (1), 39-54. https://doi.org/10.12989/sss.2014.14.1.039
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Jockwer, R.; Steiger, R.; Frangi, A. Design model for inclined screws under varying load to grain angles. Presented at the 1st meeting of the international network on timber engineering research (INTER 2014), Bath, United Kingdom, September 1–4, 2014; p (11 pp.).
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Jockwer, R.; Steiger, R.; Frangi, A. Fully Threaded Self-tapping Screws Subjected to Combined Axial and Lateral Loading with Different Load to Grain Angles. In Materials and joints in timber structures; Aicher, S., Reinhardt, H. W., Garrecht, H., Eds.; Rilem Bookseries, Vol. 9; Springer: Dordrecht, 2014; pp 265-272. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7811-5_25
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Jockwer, R. Selbstbohrende Schrauben als Verstärkung in querzugbeanspruchten Bereichen ausgeklinkter Träger. In Forum Holzbau Garmisch 14. Internationales Holzbau-Forum (IHF 2014). Aus der Praxis – für die Praxis, presented at the 20. internationales Holzbau-Forum (IHF 2014), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, December 3–5, 2014; Forum-Holzbau: Biel, 2014; Vol. I, pp 3-12.
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Jockwer, R.; Steiger, R.; Frangi, A. State-of-the-art review of approaches for the design of timber beams with notches. J. Struct. Eng. 2014, 140 (3), 04013068 (13 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000838
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Kobel, P.; Frangi, A.; Steiger, R. Dowel-type connections in LVL made of beech wood. In Proceedings. Meeting 47. International network on timber engineering research, presented at the International network on timber engineering research (INTER) - Meeting 47, Bath, United Kingdom, September 1–4, 2014; Görlacher, R., Ed.; Timber Scientific Publishing: Karlsruhe, Germany, 2014; pp 105-115.
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Kobel, P.; Steiger, R.; Frangi, A. Experimental Analysis on the Structural Behaviour of Connections with LVL Made of Beech Wood. In Materials and joints in timber structures; Aicher, S., Reinhardt, H. W., Garrecht, H., Eds.; Rilem Bookseries, Vol. 9; Springer: Dordrecht, 2014; pp 211-220. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7811-5_20
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Lang, K.; Herwig, A. Confinement of reinforced concrete columns. In The international handbook of FRP composites in civil engineering; Zoghi, M., Ed.; CRC Press: Boca Raton, 2014; pp 271-292.
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Martins, J.; Fénart, M. A.; Feltrin, G.; Dumont, A. G.; Beyer, K. Deriving a load model for braking forces on road bridges: comparison between a deterministic and a probabilistic approach. Presented at the Istanbul Bridge Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, August 11–13, 2014; p (11 pp.).
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Michels, J.; Staśkiewicz, M.; Czaderski, C.; Lasek, K.; Kotynia, R.; Motavalli, M. Anchorage resistance of CFRP strips externally bonded to various cementitious substrates. Composites B 2014, 63, 50-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2014.03.017
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Michels, J.; Zile, E.; Czaderski, C.; Motavalli, M. Debonding failure mechanisms in prestressed CFRP/epoxy/concrete connections. Eng. Fract. Mech. 2014, 132, 16-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2014.10.012
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Michels, J.; Czaderski, C.; Motavalli, M. Gradientenverankerung für vorgespannte CFK-Lamellen im Betonbau. Gradient anchorage for prestressed CFRP strips bonded to concrete. In Betonbau in der Schweiz. Construction en béton en Suisse. Structural concrete in Switzerland, presented at the 4th fib international congress; fib-CH journée du béton/Betontag 2014, Mumbai, India, February 10–14, 2014; fib-CH: Zürich, Switzerland, 2014; pp 35-39.
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Michels, J.; Martinelli, E.; Czaderski, C.; Motavalli, M. Prestressed CFRP strips with gradient anchorage for structural concrete retrofitting: experiments and numerical modeling. Polymers 2014, 6 (1), 114-131. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym6010114
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Michels, J.; Czaderski, C.; Staskiewicz, M.; Motavalli, M.; Kotynia, R. Strengthening and large-scale static testing of two pretensioned concrete girders. In Proceedings of the 7th international conference on FRP composites in civil engineering (CICE 2014), presented at the 7th international conference on FRP composites in civil engineering (CICE 2014), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 20–22, 2014; El-Hacha, R., Ed.; International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC): sine loco, 2014; p (6 pp.).
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Michels, J.; Zwicky, D.; Scherer, J.; Harmanci, Y. E.; Motavalli, M. Structural strengthening of concrete with Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) at ambient and elevated temperature - recent investigations in Switzerland. Adv. Struct. Eng. 2014, 17 (12), 1785-1800. https://doi.org/10.1260/1369-4332.17.12.1785
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Motavalli, M. Composite materials used in rehabilitation. In The international handbook of FRP composites in civil engineering; Zoghi, M., Ed.; CRC Press: Boca Raton, 2014; pp 225-234.
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Steiger, R.; Arnold, M.; Risi, W. Beurteilung der Qualität von Klebfugen mittels Blockscher- und Delaminierungsversuchen. In Holzverbindungen mit Klebstoffen für die Bauanwendung, presented at the 46. Fortbildungskurs S-WIN Swiss Wood Innovation Network, Weinfelden, Switzerland, October 21–22, 2014; S-WIN: Zürich, 2014; pp 185-196.
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Steiger, R.; Arnold, M.; Risi, W. Integrity check of structural softwood glue lines: correspondence between delamination and block shear tests. Euro. J. Wood Wood Prod. 2014, 72 (6), 735-748. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00107-014-0838-0
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Steiger, R. Maintenance and modification of existing structures. In COST workshop – highly performing timber structures: reliability, assessment, monitoring and strengthening, presented at the COST Action FP1101. Assessment, reinforcement and monitoring of timber structures, Biel, Switzerland, September 23–24, 2014; Franke, B., Franke, S., Eds.; Bern University of Applied Sciences, Institute for Timber Construction, Structures and Architecture: Biel, Switzerland, 2014; pp 1-7.
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Tannert, T.; Anthony, R. W.; Kasal, B.; Kloiber, M.; Piazza, M.; Riggio, M.; Rinn, F.; Widmann, R.; Yamaguchi, N. In situ assessment of structural timber using semi-destructive techniques. Mater. Struct. 2014, 47 (5), 767-785. https://doi.org/10.1617/s11527-013-0094-5
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Weber, F.; Bhowmik, S.; Høgsberg, J. Extended neural network-based scheme for real-time force tracking with magnetorheological dampers. Struct. Control Health Monit. 2014, 21 (2), 225-247. https://doi.org/10.1002/stc.1569
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Weber, F. Optimal semi-active vibration absorber for harmonic excitation based on controlled semi-active damper. Smart Mater. Struct. 2014, 23 (9), 095033 (13 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1088/0964-1726/23/9/095033
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Weber, F.; Maślanka, M. Precise stiffness and damping emulation with MR dampers and its application to semi-active tuned mass dampers of Wolgograd Bridge. Smart Mater. Struct. 2014, 23 (1), 015019 (18 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1088/0964-1726/23/1/015019
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Weber, F.; Distl, H. Schrägseilbedämpfung mit echtzeitgeregelten MR-Dämpfern. Beton. Stahlbetonbau 2014, 109 (4), 239-247. https://doi.org/10.1002/best.201300092
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Weber, F. Semi-active vibration absorber based on real-time controlled MR damper. Mech. Syst. Signal Process. 2014, 46 (2), 272-288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2014.01.017
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Widmann, R.; Beikircher, W.; Cabo, J. L. F.; Steiger, R. Bending Strength and Stiffness of Glulam Beams Made of Thermally Modified Beech Timber. In Materials and joints in timber structures; Aicher, S., Reinhardt, H. W., Garrecht, H., Eds.; Rilem Bookseries, Vol. 9; Springer: Dordrecht, 2014; pp 569-576. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7811-5_52
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Widmann, R. Innovatives Brückendesign durch Verbund von Holz und CFK. Presented at the 5. HolzBauSpezial Brückenbau, Bad Wörishofen, Germany, April 3–4, 2014; forum-holzbau: Biel/Bienne; p (9 pp.).
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Widmann, R. Sanierung und Verstärkung von Brettschichtholz. In Holzverbindungen mit Klebstoffen für die Bauanwendung, presented at the 46. Fortbildungskurs S-WIN Swiss Wood Innovation Network, Weinfelden, Switzerland, October 21–22, 2014; S-WIN: Zürich, 2014; pp 85-94.
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Widmann, R. Strengthening with wood and wood based panels. In COST workshop – highly performing timber structures: reliability, assessment, monitoring and strengthening, presented at the COST Action FP1101. Assessment, reinforcement and monitoring of timber structures, Biel, Switzerland, September 23–24, 2014; Franke, B., Franke, S., Eds.; Bern University of Applied Sciences, Institute for Timber Construction, Structures and Architecture: Biel, Switzerland, 2014; pp 111-115.
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Wu, C.; Zhao, X. L.; Motavalli, M. Fatigue design of CFRP strengthened welded steel connections. In Bridge maintenance, safety, management and life extension; Chen, A., Frangopol, D. M., Ruan, X., Eds.; Taylor & Francis: London, 2014; pp 885-892.
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Yu, Q. Q.; Zhao, X. L.; Chen, T.; Gu, X. L.; Xiao, Z. G.; Motavalli, M. Boundary element analysis of CFRP strengthened steel plate with different degrees of damage. In Proceedings of the 7th international conference on FRP composites in civil engineering (CICE 2014), presented at the 7th international conference on FRP composites in civil engineering (CICE 2014), Vancouver, Canada, August 20–22, 2014; El-Hacha, R., Ed.; International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC): sine loco, 2014; p (6 pp.).
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Zanuy, C.; Gallego, J. M. Discussion of  "shear design of RC bridge deck slabs according to eurocode 2” by Guenter Rombach and Matthias Kohl. J. Bridge Eng. 2014, 20 (9), 07014013 (2 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000715
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Zemp, R.; de la Llera, J. C.; Weber, F. Experimental analysis of large capacity MR dampers with short- and long-stroke. Smart Mater. Struct. 2014, 23 (12), 125028 (15 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1088/0964-1726/23/12/125028
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Zhao, X. L.; Motavalli, M. A brief review of fatigue strengthening of metallic structures in civil engineering using fibre reinforced polymers. In 11th international fatigue congress, presented at the 11th international fatigue congress, Melbourne, Australia, March 2–7, 2014; Clark, G., Wang, C. H., Eds.; Advanced materials research; Trans Tech Publications: Durnten-Zurich, Switzerland, 2014; Vol. 891-892, pp 157-165. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.891-892.157
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Živanović, S.; Feltrin, G.; Mottram, J. T.; Brownjohn, J. M. W. Vibration performance of bridges made of fibre reinforced polymer. In Dynamics of civil structures, volume 4, presented at the 32nd IMAC, conference and exposition on structural dynamics, 2014, Orlando, Florida, February 3-6, 2014; Catbas, F. N., Ed.; Conference proceedings of the society for experimental mechanics series; Springer: Cham, Switzerland, 2014; pp 155-162. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04546-7_18
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COST timber bridge conference, COST timber bridge conference (CTBC 2014), Biel, Switzerland, September 25–26, 2014; Franke, S., Franke, B., Widmann, R., Eds.; Bern University of Applied Sciences: Bern, Switzerland, 2014; 182 p.
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