Publications 2015

Burawska, I.; Mohammadi, A. H.; Widmann, R.; Motavalli, M. Local reinforcement of timber beams using D-shape CFRP strip. In Proceedings of SMAR 2015 the 3rd conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures, presented at the Third conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures (SMAR 2015), Antalya, TR, September 7–9, 2015; Ilki, A., Motavalli, M., Inci, P., Köhli, M., Eds.; ITU; Empa: Istanbul; Dübendorf, 2015; p (8 pp.).
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Charalampous, E.; Psimoulis, P.; Guillaume, S.; Spiridonakos, M.; Klis, R.; Bürki, B.; Rothacher, M.; Chatzi, E.; Luchsinger, R.; Feltrin, G. Measuring sub-mm structural displacements using QDaedalus: a digital clip-on measuring system developed for total stations. Appl. Geomat. 2015, 7 (2), 91-101. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12518-014-0150-z
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Correia, L.; Sena-Cruz, J.; Michels, J.; França, P.; Teixeira, T. Comportamento de lajes de betão armado reforçadas com laminados de CFRP pré-esforçados. Presented at the 3º seminário sobre o projeto de reforço de estruturas de betão com FRP's (SPREB-FRP 2015), Guimarães, Portugal, September 18, 2015; pp 23-30.
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Correia, L.; Teixeira, T.; Michels, J.; Almeida, J. A. P. P.; Sena-Cruz, J. Flexural behaviour of RC slabs strengthened with prestressed CFRP strips using different anchorage systems. Composites B 2015, 81, 158-170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2015.07.011
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Czaderski, C.; Weber, B.; Shahverdi, M.; Motavalli, M.; Leinenbach, C.; Lee, W.; Brönnimann, R.; Michels, J. Iron-based shape memory alloys (Fe-SMA) - a new material for prestressing concrete structures. In Proceedings of SMAR 2015 the 3rd conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures, presented at the Third conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures (SMAR 2015), Antalya, Turkey, 7-9 September 2015; Ilki, A., Motavalli, M., Inci, P., Köhli, M., Eds.; ITU; Empa: Istanbul; Dübendorf, 2015; p (12 pp.).
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Feltrin, G.; Popovic, N. Monitoring of strain cycles on a railway bridge with a wireless sensor network. Presented at the IABSE conference – structural engineering: providing solutions to global challenges, Geneva, Switzerland, September 23–25, 2015; IABSE symposium report; International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering: Zurich; Vol. 105, pp 1311-1318.
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Fernández Ruiz, M.; Zanuy, C.; Natário, F.; Gallego, J. M.; Albajar, L.; Muttoni, A. Influence of fatigue loading in shear failures of reinforced concrete members without transverse reinforcement. J. Adv. Concr. Technol. 2015, 13 (5), 263-274. https://doi.org/10.3151/jact.13.263
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Fernández-Cabo, J. L.; Widmann, R.; Arce-Blanco, M.; Crocetti, R.; Xavier, J.; Majano-Majano, A. Assessment of wire-frame analysis models of a historical planked timber arch. Proc. Inst. Civ. Eng. Struct. Build. 2015, 168 (9), 680-694. https://doi.org/10.1680/jstbu.14.00049
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Fink, G.; Klippel, M.; Frangi, A. Extension of data sets for a more reliable prediction of the fire resistance of finger joint connections. In Proceedings of the 12th international conference on applications of statistics and probability in civil engineering, presented at the 12th international conference on applications of statistics and probability in civil engineering (ICASP12), Vancouver, Canada, July 12–15, 2015; Haukaas, T., Ed.; The University of British Columbia: Vancouver, Canada, 2015; p (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.14288/1.0076200
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Fink, G.; Kohler, J. Quantification of different NDT/SDT methods in respect to estimate the load-bearing capacity. Constr. Build. Mater. 2015, 101, 1181-1187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.07.015
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Frangi, A.; Steiger, R.; Theiler, M. Design of timber members subjected to axial compression or combined axial compression and bending based on 2nd order theory. In Proceedings. Meeting 48. International network on timber engineering research, presented at the International network on timber engineering research (INTER) - Meeting 48, Šibenik, Croatia, August 24–27, 2015; Görlacher, R., Ed.; Timber Scientific Publishing: Karlsruhe, Germany, 2015; pp 45-58.
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Gallego, J. M.; Czaderski, C.; Michels, J.; Zile, E. Influence of temperature on the CFRP/epoxy/concrete bond. In Proceedings of SMAR 2015 the 3rd conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures, presented at the Third conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures (SMAR 2015), Antalya, TR, September 7–9, 2015; Ilki, A., Motavalli, M., Inci, P., Köhli, M., Eds.; ITU; Empa: Istanbul; Dübendorf, 2015; p (8 pp.).
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Gallego, J. M.; Czardeski, C.; Michels, J. Towards modelling the long-term behavior of prestressed CFRP strips subjected to elevated temperatures. In Proceedings of SMAR 2015 the 3rd conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures, presented at the Third conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures (SMAR 2015), Antalya, Turkey, 7-9 September 2015; Ilki, A., Motavalli, M., Inci, P., Köhli, M., Eds.; ITU; Empa: Istanbul; Dübendorf, 2015; p (9 pp.).
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Ghafoori, E.; Motavalli, M.; Nussbaumer, A.; Herwig, A.; Prinz, G. S.; Fontana, M. Design criterion for fatigue strengthening of riveted beams in a 120-year-old railway metallic bridge using pre-stressed CFRP plates. Composites B 2015, 68, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2014.08.026
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Ghafoori, E.; Motavalli, M.; Nussbaumer, A.; Zhao, X. L.; Fontana, M. Design criterion for fatigue strengthening of steel girders using bonded CFRP laminates. In Proceedings of SMAR 2015 the 3rd conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures, presented at the Third conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures (SMAR 2015), Antalya, TR, September 7–9, 2015; Ilki, A., Motavalli, M., Inci, P., Köhli, M., Eds.; ITU; Empa: Istanbul; Dübendorf, 2015; p (9 pp.).
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Ghafoori, E. Fatigue Strengthening of Metallic Members using Un-bonded and Bonded CFRP Laminates. Doctoral dissertation, EPF Lausanne, Lausanne, 2015, 245 p.
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Ghafoori, E.; Motavalli, M.; Zhao, X. L.; Nussbaumer, A.; Fontana, M. Fatigue design criteria for strengthening metallic beams with bonded CFRP plates. Eng. Struct. 2015, 101, 542-557. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.07.048
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Ghafoori, E.; Motavalli, M. Innovative CFRP-prestressing system for strengthening metallic structures. J. Compos. Constr. 2015, 19 (6), 04015006 (14 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000559
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Ghafoori, E.; Motavalli, M. Lateral-torsional buckling of steel I-beams retrofitted by bonded and un-bonded CFRP laminates with different pre-stress levels: experimental and numerical study. Constr. Build. Mater. 2015, 76, 194-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.11.070
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Ghafoori, E.; Motavalli, M. Normal, high and ultra-high modulus carbon fiber-reinforced polymer laminates for bonded and un-bonded strengthening of steel beams. Mater. Des. 2015, 67, 232-243. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2014.11.031
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Ginés, R.; Libanori, R.; Studart, A. R.; Bergamini, A.; Motavalli, M.; Ermanni, P. Ceramic–polymer composites with improved dielectric and tribological properties for semi-active damping. Composites B 2015, 72, 80-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2014.11.035
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Ginés, R. Material Development for Friction Based Vibration Control. Doctoral dissertation, ETH Zürich, Zürich, 2015. https://doi.org/10.3929/ethz-a-010587636
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Ginés, R.; Bergamini, A.; Motavalli, M.; Ermanni, P. Stiffening and damping capacity of an electrostatically tuneable functional composite cantilever beam. Smart Mater. Struct. 2015, 24 (9), 095008 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1088/0964-1726/24/9/095008
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Gustafsson, P. J.; Jockwer, R.; Serrano, E.; Steiger, R. A strongest link model applied to fracture propagating along grain. In Proceedings. Meeting 48. International network on timber engineering research, presented at the International network on timber engineering research (INTER) - Meeting 48, Šibenik, Croatia, August 24–27, 2015; Görlacher, R., Ed.; Timber Scientific Publishing: Karlsruhe, Germany, 2015; pp 351-366.
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Harmanci, Y. E.; Spiridonakos, M.; Chatzi, E.; Kübler, W. Monitoring of a novel structure using Fiber Bragg Grating strain sensors. In Proceedings of SMAR 2015 the 3rd conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures, presented at the Third conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures (SMAR 2015), Antalya, TR, September 7–9, 2015; Ilki, A., Motavalli, M., Inci, P., Eds.; ITU; Empa: Istanbul; Dübendorf, 2015; p (8 pp.).
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Jockwer, R.; Steiger, R.; Frangi, A. Evaluation of the reliability of design approaches for connections perpendicular to the grain. In Proceedings. Meeting 48. International network on timber engineering research, presented at the International network on timber engineering research (INTER) - Meeting 48, Šibenik, Croatia, August 24–27, 2015; Görlacher, R., Ed.; Timber Scientific Publishing: Karlsruhe, Germany, 2015; pp 131-144.
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Jockwer, R.; Serrano, E.; Gustafsson, P. J.; Steiger, R. Impact of growth characteristics on the fracture perpendicular to the grain of timber. In Proceedings of the 12th international conference on applications of statistics and probability in civil engineering, presented at the 12th international conference on applications of statistics and probability in civil engineering (ICASP12), Vancouver, Canada, July 12–15, 2015; Haukaas, T., Ed.; The University of British Columbia: Vancouver, Canada, 2015; p (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.14288/1.0076176
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Kohler, J.; Fink, G. Aspects of code based design of timber structures. In Proceedings of the 12th international conference on applications of statistics and probability in civil engineering, presented at the 12th international conference on applications of statistics and probability in civil engineering (ICASP12), Vancouver, Canada, July 12–15, 2015; Haukaas, T., Ed.; The University of British Columbia: Vancouver, Canada, 2015; p (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.14288/1.0076305
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Kotynia, R.; Staskiewicz, M.; Michels, J.; Czaderski, C.; Motavalli, M. Pioneering strengthening of bridge girders with pretensioned CFRP laminates in Poland. In Proceedings of SMAR 2015 the 3rd conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures, presented at the Third conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures (SMAR 2015), Antalya, TR, September 7–9, 2015; Ilki, A., Motavalli, M., Inci, P., Köhli, M., Eds.; ITU; Empa: Istanbul; Dübendorf, 2015; p (8 pp.).
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Lee, W. J.; Weber, B.; Leinenbach, C. Recovery stress formation in a restrained Fe–Mn–Si-based shape memory alloy used for prestressing or mechanical joining. Constr. Build. Mater. 2015, 95, 600-610. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.07.098
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Martins, J.; Fénart, M. A.; Feltrin, G.; Dumont, A. G.; Beyer, K. Defining a braking probability to estimate extreme braking forces on road bridges. In Proceedings of the 12th international conference on applications of statistics and probability in civil engineering, presented at the 12th international conference on applications of statistics and probability in civil engineering (ICASP12), Vancouver, Canada, July 12–15, 2015; Haukaas, T., Ed.; The University of British Columbia: Vancouver, Canada, 2015; p (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.14288/1.0076141
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Martins, J.; Fénart, M. A.; Feltrin, G.; Dumont, A. G.; Beyer, K. Deriving a Load Model for the Braking Force on Road Bridges: Comparison Between a Deterministic and a Probabilistic Approach. In Developments in International Bridge Engineering; Caner, A., Gülkan, P., Mahmoud, K., Eds.; Vol. 9; Springer, 2015; pp 27-39. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19785-2_3
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Miah, M. S.; Chatzi, E. N.; Dertimanis, V. K.; Weber, F. Nonlinear modeling of a rotational MR damper via an enhanced Bouc–Wen model. Smart Mater. Struct. 2015, 24 (10), 105020 (14 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1088/0964-1726/24/10/105020
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Miah, M. S.; Chatzi, E. N.; Weber, F. Semi-active control for vibration mitigation of structural systems incorporating uncertainties. Smart Mater. Struct. 2015, 24 (5), 055016 (13 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1088/0964-1726/24/5/055016
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Michels, J.; Widmann, R.; Czaderski, C.; Allahvirdizadeh, R.; Motavalli, M. Glass transition evaluation of commercially available epoxy resins used for civil engineering applications. Composites B 2015, 77, 484-493. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2015.03.053
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Michels, J.; Sena Cruz, J.; Czaderski, C.; Motavalli, M. Thermo-mechanical properties of commercially available epoxy resins for structural applications. In Proceedings of SMAR 2015 the 3rd conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures, presented at the Third conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures (SMAR 2015), Antalya, TR, September 7–9, 2015; Ilki, A., Motavalli, M., Inci, P., Köhli, M., Eds.; ITU; Empa: Istanbul; Dübendorf, 2015; p (8 pp.).
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Mohammadi, A. H.; Sadeghi Marzaleh, A.; Widmann, R.; Motavalli, M. Failure evaluation of timber beams locally reinforced by CFRP strips using 3D digital image correlation system. In Proceedings of SMAR 2015 the 3rd conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures, presented at the Third conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures (SMAR 2015), Antalya, TR, September 7–9, 2015; Ilki, A., Motavalli, M., Inci, P., Köhli, M., Eds.; ITU; Empa: Istanbul; Dübendorf, 2015; p (8 pp.).
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Sadeghi Marzaleh, A. Seismic in-plane behaviour of post-tensioned existing clay brick masonry walls. Doctoral dissertation, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, 2015.
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Sena-Cruz, J.; Michels, J.; Harmanci, Y. E.; Correia, L. Flexural strengthening of RC slabs with prestressed CFRP strips using different anchorage systems. Polymers 2015, 7 (10), 2100-2118. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym7101502
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Shahverdi, M.; Czaderski, C.; Motavalli, M. Strengthening of RC beams with iron-based shape memory alloy strips. In Proceedings of SMAR 2015 the 3rd conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures, presented at the Third conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures (SMAR 2015), Antalya, TR, September 7–9, 2015; Ilki, A., Motavalli, M., Inci, P., Köhli, M., Eds.; ITU; Empa: Istanbul; Dübendorf, 2015; p (8 pp.).
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Steiger, R.; Feltrin, G.; Weber, F.; Nerbano, S. Les efforts horizontaux dans le dimensionnement des bâtiments en bois. Tracés: Bulletin Technique de la Suisse Romande, 2015, pp 6-12. https://www.espazium.ch/les-efforts-horizontaux-dans-le-dimensionnement-des-batiments-en-bois
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Steiger, R.; Serrano, E.; Stepinac, M.; Rajčić, V.; O'Neill, C.; McPolin, D.; Widmann, R. Reinforcement with glued-in rods. In Reinforcement of Timber Structures: A state-of-the-art report; Harte, A. M., Dietsch, P., Eds.; Cost: Aachen, 2015; pp 133-159.
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Steiger, R.; Serrano, E.; Stepinac, M.; Rajčić, V.; O’Neill, C.; McPolind, D.; Widmann, R. Strengthening of timber structures with glued-in rods. Constr. Build. Mater. 2015, 97, 90-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.03.097
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Toropovs, N.; Lo Monte, F.; Wyrzykowski, M.; Weber, B.; Sahmenko, G.; Vontobel, P.; Felicetti, R.; Lura, P. Real-time measurements of temperature, pressure and moisture profiles in High-Performance Concrete exposed to high temperatures during neutron radiography imaging. Cem. Concr. Res. 2015, 68, 166-173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2014.11.003
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Wanninger, F.; Frangi, A.; Steiger, R. Bearing stiffness in wood-to-wood compression joints. Eng. Struct. 2015, 101, 631-640. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.07.032
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Weber, F.; Baader, J.; Bitterli, K.; Rufer, P. Aktiv geregelte Schwingungstilger für weitgespannte Förderbandbrücken. Stahlbau 2015, 84 (4), 246-251. https://doi.org/10.1002/stab.201510258
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Weber, F.; Distl, H. Amplitude and frequency independent cable damping of Sutong Bridge and Russky Bridge by magnetorheological dampers. Struct. Control Health Monit. 2015, 22 (2), 237-254. https://doi.org/10.1002/stc.1671
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Weber, F.; Distl, H. Damping estimation from free decay responses of cables with MR dampers. Sci. World. J. 2015, 2015, 861954 (14 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/861954
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Weber, B. Dynamic properties of footbridges: influence of asphalt pavement and support conditions. In EVACES'15, 6th international conference on experimental vibration analysis for civil engineering structures, presented at the 6th international conference on experimental vibration analysis for civil engineering structures, EVACES 2015, Dübendorf, Switzerland, October 19–21, 2015; Feltrin, G., Ed.; MATEC web of conferences; EDP Sciences: sine loco, 2015; Vol. 24, p 01004 (13 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20152401004
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Weber, B. Dynamic properties of footbridges: influence of asphalt pavement and support conditions. In 6th international conference on experimental vibration analysis for civil engineering structures (EVACES'15), presented at the EVACES'15, 6th international conference on experimental vibration analysis for civil engineering structures, Zurich, Switzerland, October 19-21, 2015; Feltrin, G., Ed.; MATEC web of conferences; EDP Sciences: Les Ulis Cedex A, France, 2015; Vol. 24, p 01004 (13 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20152401004
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Weber, F. Robust force tracking control scheme for MR dampers. Struct. Control Health Monit. 2015, 22 (12), 1373-1395. https://doi.org/10.1002/stc.1750
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Weber, B.; Feltrin, G. Rätselhaftes Schwingungsverhalten von Fussgängerbrücken. Presented at the 18. Symposium – Bauwerksdynamik und Erschütterungsmessungen, Dübendorf, Schweiz, May 29, 2015; p (8 pp.).
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Weber, F.; Distl, H. Semi-active damping with negative stiffness for multi-mode cable vibration mitigation: approximate collocated control solution. Smart Mater. Struct. 2015, 24, 115015 (14 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1088/0964-1726/24/11/115015
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Widmann, R. Verstärkung von Brettschichtholz. In Neue Erkenntnisse zur Zuverlässigkeit von Brettschichtholz; Dokumentation SIA; SIA: Zürich, 2015; pp 63-72.
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Zanuy, C.; Gallego, J. M.; Albajar, L.; Díaz, I. M. Evolution of deflections of haunched beams under cyclic loads. Presented at the fib symposium 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 18–20, 2015; p (9 pp.).
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Zanuy, C.; Gallego, J. M.; Albajar, L. Fatigue behavior of reinforced concrete haunched beams without stirrups. ACI Struct. J. 2015, 112 (3), 371-382. https://doi.org/10.14359/51687411
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Zemp, R.; de la Llera, J. C.; Saldias, H.; Weber, F. Development of world's first long-stroke MR damper for a tuned mass building control. Presented at the XI congreso chileno de sismología e ingeniería sísmica (ACHISINA 2015), Santiago de Chile, Chile, March 18–20, 2015; p 201 (11 pp.).
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Ševčík, M.; Hutař, P.; Vassilopoulos, A. P.; Shahverdi, M. Analytical model of asymmetrical mixed-mode bending test of adhesively bonded GFRP joint. 2015, 9 (34), 216-225. https://doi.org/10.3221/IGF-ESIS.34.23
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Ševčík, M.; Shahverdi, M.; Hutař, P.; Vassilopoulos, A. P. Analytical modeling of mixed-Mode bending behavior of asymmetric adhesively bonded pultruded GFRP joints. Eng. Fract. Mech. 2015, 147, 228-242. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2015.08.040
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Proceedings of SMAR 2015 the 3rd conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures, Third conference on smart monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation of civil structures (SMAR 2015), Antalya, TR, September 7–9, 2015; Ilki, A., Motavalli, M., Inci, P., Köhli, M., Eds.; ITU; Empa: Istanbul; Dübendorf, 2015; 205 p.
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