Publications 2016

Aljabar, N. J.; Zhao, X. L.; Al-Mahaidi, R.; Ghafoori, E.; Motavalli, M.; Powers, N. Effect of crack orientation on fatigue behavior of CFRP-strengthened steel plates. Compos. Struct. 2016, 152, 295-305. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.05.033
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Aljabar, N. Z.; Zhao, X. L.; Al-Mahaidi, R.; Ghafoori, E.; Motavalli, M.; Powers, N. Experimental investigation on CFRP strengthened steel plates with inclined cracks. In Maintenance, monitoring, safety, risk and resilience of bridges and bridge networks, presented at the IABMAS 2016: the 8th international conference on bridge maintenance, safety and management, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, June 26-30, 2016; Bittencourt, T. N., Frangopol, D. M., Beck, A., Eds.; Bridge maintenance, safety and management; Taylor & Francis: London, UK, 2016; pp 488-494.
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Boberg, K. M. Mitigation of wind-induced vibrations in long-span bridges using a distributed flap system. Doctoral dissertation, EPF Lausanne, Lausanne, 2016.
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Ehrhart, T.; Fink, G.; Steiger, R.; Frangi, A. Experimental investigation of tensile strength and stiffness indicators regarding European beech timber. In Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016), presented at the WCTE 2016. World conference on timber engineering, Vienna, Austria, August 22-25, 2016; Eberhardsteiner, J., Winter, W., Fadai, A., Pöll, M., Eds.; TU Verlag, 2016; p (8 pp.).
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Ehrhart, T.; Fink, G.; Steiger, R.; Frangi, A. Strength grading of European beech lamellas for the production of GLT & CLT. In Proceedings. Meeting 49. International network on timber engineering research, presented at the International network on timber engineering research (INTER) - Meeting 49, Graz, Austria, August 16–19, 2016; Görlacher, R., Ed.; Timber Scientific Publishing: Karlsruhe, Germany, 2016; pp 29-42.
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Feltrin, G.; Popovic, N.; Flouri, K.; Pietrzak, P. A wireless sensor network with enhanced power efficiency and embedded strain cycle identification for fatigue monitoring of railway bridges. J. Sens. 2016, 2016, 4359415 (14 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/4359415
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Feltrin, G.; Popovic, N.; Jalsan, K. E.; Wojtera, M. Strain cycles monitoring of metallic railway bridges using a wireless sensor network. In Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on railway technology: research, development and maintenance, presented at the 3rd international conference on railway technology: research, development and maintenance, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, April 5-8, 2016; Pombo, J., Ed.; Civil-Comp Press: Stirlingshire, Scotland, 2016; p 166 (14 pp.).
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Gallego, J. M.; Czaderski, C.; Michels, J. Prestress force-release tests at elevated temperatures - Gradient anchorage stability for prestressed EB CFRP strips. Compos. Struct. 2016, 137, 159-169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.11.022
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Ghafoori, E.; Motavalli, M. A retrofit theory to prevent fatigue crack initiation in aging riveted bridges using carbon fiber-reinforced polymer materials. Polymers 2016, 8 (8), 308 (20 pp.). https://doi.org/10.3390/polym8080308
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Ghafoori, E.; Motavalli, M.; Nussbaumer, A.; Zhao, X. L.; Herwig, A.; Fontana, M.; Prinz, G. S. A strengthening theory to prevent fatigue crack initiation in old metallic bridges. In Maintenance, monitoring, safety, risk and resilience of bridges and bridge networks, presented at the IABMAS 2016: the 8th international conference on bridge maintenance, safety and management, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, June 26-30, 2016; Bittencourt, T. N., Frangopol, D. M., Beck, A., Eds.; Taylor & Francis: London, UK, 2016; pp 862-869.
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Ghafoori, E.; Motavalli, M. Fatigue strengthening of riveted beams in a 120-year-old railway metallic bridge using pre-stressed un-bonded CFRP laminates. FRP International, 2016, pp 5-8.
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Ghafoori, E.; Motavalli, M.; Herwig, A.; Nussbaumer, A.; Prinz, G. S.; Fontana, M. Fatigue strengthening of riveted girders in a historic railway metallic bridge in Switzerland using pre-stressed un-bonded CFRP laminates. In Maintenance, monitoring, safety, risk and resilience of bridges and bridge networks, presented at the IABMAS 2016: the 8th international conference on bridge maintenance, safety and management, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, June 26-30, 2016; Bittencourt, T. N., Frangopol, D. M., Beck, A., Eds.; Taylor & Francis: London, UK, 2016; pp 522-529.
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Ghafoori, E.; Motavalli, M. Mode-I fatigue crack arrest in metallic girders using pre-stressed un-bonded CFRP plates. In Proceedings of the eighth international conference on fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in civil engineering (CICE 2016), presented at the 8th international conference on fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in civil engineering (CICE 2016), Hong Kong, China, December 14–16, 2016; Teng, J. G., Dai, J. G., Eds.; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Hong Kong, China, 2016; pp 1164-1171.
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Harmanci, Y. E.; Michels, J.; Czaderski, C.; Motavalli, M. Calculation technique for externally unbonded CFRP strips in structural concrete retrofitting. J. Eng. Mech. 2016, 142 (6), 04016026 (12 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001014
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Harmanci, Y. E.; Michels, J.; Chatzi, E. Residual resistance of non-mechanical prestressed CFRP anchorages subjected to environmental conditions. In Proceedings on CD-ROM. 7th international conference on advanced composite materials in bridges and structures, presented at the 7th international conference on advanced composite materials in bridges and structures, ACMBS-VII, Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 22-24, 2016; Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, 2016; p (6 pp.).
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Hosseini, A.; Ghafoori, E.; Motavalli, M.; Nussbaumer, A.; Zhao, X. L. Stress analysis of unbonded and bonded prestressed CFRP-strengthened steel plates. In Proceedings of the eighth international conference on fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in civil engineering (CICE 2016), presented at the 8th international conference on fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in civil engineering (CICE 2016), Hong Kong, China, December 14–16, 2016; Teng, J. G., Dai, J. G., Eds.; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Hong Kong, China, 2016; pp 1179-1186.
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Jockwer, R.; Steiger, R.; Frangi, A.; Serrano, E. Load-carrying capacity and failure modes of glulam beams with reinforced notches. Euro. J. Wood Wood Prod. 2016, 74 (3), 481-482. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00107-015-0959-0
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Jockwer, R.; Steiger, R. Performance of self-tapping screws and threaded steel rods in shear reinforcement of glulam beams. In Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016), presented at the WCTE 2016. World conference on timber engineering, Vienna, Austria, August 22-25, 2016; Eberhardsteiner, J., Winter, W., Fadai, A., Pöll, M., Eds.; TU Verlag, 2016; p (10 pp.).
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Kobel, P.; Frangi, A.; Steiger, R. Timber trusses made of european beech LVL. In Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016), presented at the WCTE 2016. World conference on timber engineering, Vienna, Austria, August 22-25, 2016; Eberhardsteiner, J., Winter, W., Fadai, A., Pöll, M., Eds.; TU Verlag, 2016; p (8 pp.).
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Kotynia, R.; Herwig, A.; Staśkiewicz, M.; Michels, J.; Czaderski, C.; Motavalli, M. Numerical analysis of bending and shear in large-scale pre-tensioned concrete girders strengthened with pre-stressed CFRP laminates. In Proceedings of the eighth international conference on fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in civil engineering (CICE 2016), presented at the 8th international conference on fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in civil engineering (CICE 2016), Hong Kong, China, December 14–16, 2016; Teng, J. G., Dai, J. G., Eds.; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Hong Kong, China, 2016; pp 350-355.
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Leinenbach, C.; Lee, W. J.; Lis, A.; Arabi-Hashemi, A.; Cayron, C.; Weber, B. Creep and stress relaxation of a FeMnSi-based shape memory alloy at low temperatures. Mater. Sci. Eng. A 2016, 677, 106-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2016.09.042
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Leinenbach, C.; Czaderski, C.; Michels, J.; Graf, M.; Kawalla, R. Development of rolling technology for an iron-based shape-memory-alloy. In Production and further processing of flat products, presented at the International conference on production and further processing of flat products, MEFORM 2016, Freiberg, Germany, March 16–18, 2016; Kawalla, R., Ullmann, M., Neh, K., Eds.; Materials science forum; Trans Tech Publications: Zurich, 2016; Vol. 854, pp 79-86. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.854.79
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Martins, J.; Feltrin, G.; Beyer, K. Updated braking forces for the assessment of road bridges; Forschung im Strassenwesen; Report No.: 682; Eidgenössisches Departement für Umwelt, Verkehr, Energie und Kommunikation UVEK, Bundesamt für Strassen ASTRA: Bern, 2016; 157 p.
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Meier, U.; Brönnimann, R.; Anderegg, P.; Terrasi, G. P.; Motavalli, M.; Czaderski, C. Carbon fiber reinforced composites proved to be very successful in construction during a quarter of a century. Presented at the ECCM17 - 17th European conference on composite materials, Munich, Germany, June 26–30, 2016; p (8 pp.).
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Michels, J.; Gallego, J. M.; Czaderski, C. Effect of temperature on the bond strength and long-term behavior of EB CFRP strips on concrete in bridge construction. Presented at the 7th International conference on advanced composite materials in bridges and structures, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 22–24, 2016; p (7 pp.).
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Michels, J.; Sena Cruz, J.; Christen, R.; Czaderski, C.; Motavalli, M. Mechanical performance of cold-curing epoxy adhesives after different mixing and curing procedures. Composites B 2016, 98, 434-443. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.05.054
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Michels, J.; Gams, M. Preliminary study on the influence of fibre orientation in fibre reinforced mortars. Građevinar 2016, 68 (8), 645-655. https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1356.2016
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Michels, J.; Staśkiewicz, M.; Czaderski, C.; Kotynia, R.; Harmanci, Y. E.; Motavalli, M. Prestressed CFRP strips for concrete bridge girder retrofitting: application and static loading test. J. Bridge Eng. 2016, 21 (5), 04016003 (14 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000835
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Michels, J.; Barros, J.; Costa, I.; Sena-Cruz, J.; Czaderski, C.; Giacomin, G.; Kotynia, R.; Lees, J.; Pellegrino, C.; Zile, E. Prestressed FRP Systems. In Design Procedures for the Use of Composites in Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Structures; Pellegrino, C., Sena-Cruz, J., Eds.; RILEM state-of-the-art reports, Vol. 19; Springer, 2016; pp 263-301. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-7336-2_7
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Motavalli, M.; Ghafoori, E.; Shahverdi, M.; Michels, J.; Czaderski, C. Prestressing systems for strengthening of concrete and metallic structures: recent developments at EMPA, Switzerland. In Proceedings of the eighth international conference on fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in civil engineering (CICE 2016), presented at the 8th international conference on fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in civil engineering (CICE 2016), Hong Kong, China, December 14–16, 2016; Teng, J. G., Dai, J. G., Eds.; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Hong Kong, China, 2016; pp 1118-1125.
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Paultre, P.; Weber, B.; Mousseau, S.; Proulx, J. Detection and prediction of seismic damage to a high-strength concrete moment resisting frame structure. Eng. Struct. 2016, 114, 209-225. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.02.013
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Shahverdi, M.; Czaderski, C.; Annen, P.; Motavalli, M. Concrete structures strengthening by iron-based shape memory alloys: an experimental demonstration. Presented at the 19th IABSE congress Stockholm 2016, challenges in design and construction of an innovative and sustainable built environment, Stockholm, Sweden, September 21–23, 2016; pp 1194-1201.
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Shahverdi, M.; Czaderski, C.; Motavalli, M. Iron-based shape memory alloys for prestressed near-surface mounted strengthening of reinforced concrete beams. Constr. Build. Mater. 2016, 112 (38), 28-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.02.174
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Shahverdi, M.; Czaderski, C.; Michels, J.; Motavalli, M. Iron-based shape memory alloys reinforcement for strengthening of concrete structures. Presented at the 13th International fib symposium 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, November 21–23, 2016; p (8 pp.).
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Shahverdi, M.; Vassilopoulos, A. P.; Keller, T. Mixed-mode I/II fracture behavior of asymmetric composite joints. In 21st European conference on fracture, ECF21, presented at the ECF21. 21st European conference on fracture, Catania, Italy, June 20-24, 2016; Iacoviello, F., Susmel, L., Firrao, D., Ferro, G., Eds.; Procedia structural integrity; Elsevier, 2016; Vol. 2, pp 1886-1893. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prostr.2016.06.237
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Shahverdi, M.; Czaderski, C.; Annen, P.; Motavalli, M. Strengthening of RC beams by iron-based shape memory alloy bars embedded in a shotcrete layer. Eng. Struct. 2016, 117, 263-273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.03.023
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Steiger, R.; Feltrin, G.; Sadeghi Marzaleh, A.; Nerbano, S. Ambient and forced vibration testing of a light-frame timber building – conclusions regarding design of the lateral load resisting system. In Proceedings. Meeting 49. International network on timber engineering research, presented at the International network on timber engineering research (INTER) - Meeting 49, Graz, Austria, August 16–19, 2016; Görlacher, R., Ed.; Timber Scientific Publishing: Karlsruhe, Germany, 2016; pp 169-184.
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Steiger, R.; Feltrin, G.; Weber, F.; Nerbano, S.; Motavalli, M. On-site dynamic testing of a light-frame timber building. In Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016), presented at the WCTE 2016. World conference on timber engineering, Vienna, Austria, August 22-25, 2016; Eberhardsteiner, J., Winter, W., Fadai, A., Pöll, M., Eds.; TU Verlag, 2016; p (10 pp.).
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Weber, B.; Dauti, D.; Dal Pont, S. COMSOL Implementation of a porous media model for simulating pressure development in heated concrete. Presented at the COMSOL Conference 2016, Munich, Germany, October 12–14, 2016; p (6 pp.).
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Weber, B.; Feltrin, G. Schwingungstilger – theoretische Grundlagen und praktische Anwendung. Presented at the 19. Symposium – Bauwerksdynamik und Erschütterungsmessungen, Dübendorf, Schweiz, June 3, 2016; p (18 pp.).
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Zemp, R.; de la Llera, J. C.; Saldias, H.; Weber, F. Development of a long-stroke MR damper for a building with tuned masses. Smart Mater. Struct. 2016, 25 (10), 105006 (17 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1088/0964-1726/25/10/105006
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Şanal, İ.; Hosseini, A.; Özyurt, N. An alternative to conventional measurement techniques for evaluating crack propagations and crack width openings. Presented at the 12th International congress on advances in civil engineering, Istanbul, Turkey, September 21–23, 2016; p (8 pp.).
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Şanal, İ.; Özyurt, N.; Hosseini, A. Characterization of hardened state behavior of self compacting fiber-reinforced cementitious composites (SC-FRCC's) with different beam sizes and fiber types. Composites B 2016, 105, 30-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.06.075
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Şanal, İ.; Özyurt, N.; Hosseini, A. Monitoring fresh state behavior of fiber reinforced cementitious composites (FRCCs) : a non-destructive, non-intrusive and full field image based technique. Presented at the 12th International congress on advances in civil engineering, Istanbul, Turkey, September 21–23, 2016; p (8 pp.).
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