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RESEARCH GROUPS

DURABILITY OF MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTIONS IN ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE

DIRECTOR: Prof. Miguel Angel Climent

RESEARCH LINES

  • Conductive multifunctional concrete
  • Corrosion and protection of the steel in armed concrete and pretensado
  • Durability of materials, constructive elements and structures in civil engineering and architecture
  • Study of materials used in the restoration of the architectural heritage
  • Sustainability in the construction: development, essay and application of mortars and concretes of lower ecological footprint
  • Behaviour of materials of construction and structures in marine environment
  • Electrochemical treatments for control of the corrosion of the steel in concrete
  • Study of the microstructure and properties of transport of basic materials cement

GROUP OF TESTING, SIMULATION AND MODELLING OF STRUCTURES (GRESMES)

DIRECTOR: Prof. Salvador Ivorra-Chorro

RESEARCH LINES

  • Numerical and experimental analysis of structures and structural systems for Civil Engineering, Architecture or Mechanical Engineering. Evaluation of capacities and proposal of solutions
  • Monitoring of structures and his pathologies, static and dynamic instrumentation. Monitoring of historical buildings. Studies of acoustics and vibrations
  • Static and dynamic studies, linear or no linear of structures and constructions for Civil Engineering, Architecture or Mechanical Engineering. Seismic evaluation
  • Structures, structural elements and construction materials exposed to fire conditions
  • Repair and reinforcement of structures with compound materials
  • Historical buildings: dynamic Characterisation, analysis of risks, Analysis and structural repair. Seismic evaluation.
  • Detection and measure of movements and vibrations through image-based methods
  • Elements of individual and collective protection for prevention of labour risks

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GROUND ENGINEERING AND GEOSTRUCTURES (InTerEs)

DIRECTOR: Prof. Roberto Tomás

RESEARCH LINES

  • Characterisation of rock masses. Geomechanic classifications 
  • Characterisation and zonation of risks, slope movements and subsidences
  • Design, modelling and auscultation of tunnels
  • Design of underground parkings
  • Stability of slopes
  • Phenomena of soil expansivity linked to constructions
  • Monitoring of movements of slope and subsidences by means of SAR Differential Interferometry (DInSAR)
  • Structural pathologies related with the terrain

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TRANSPORT, TERRITORY AND COASTAL ENGINEERING (AORTA)

DIRECTOR: Dr. Luis Bañón

RESEARCH LINES

  • Application of low takeoff weight drones in territory and transport infrastructures
  • Territorial impact of rail infrastructures and big leisure centres
  • Optimisation of vehicle transport networks. Transit-oriented Development (TOD)
  • Planning, conservation, regeneration and management of the coastal environment
  • Sustainable transport systems

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HYDRAULIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (INGHA)

INGHA

DIRECTOR: Dr. Javier Valdés-Abellán

RESEARCH LINES

  • Design of techniques and treatment and regeneration processes. Reuse of treated waters
  • Study of the impact of no conventional waters in the soil. Study of the flow and transport of pollutants in the saturated and unsaturated zones of soils
  • Efficient and sustainable management of the water and of the energy in water distribution networks
  • Modelling and fluvial restoration. Floods control and prevention.
  • Sanitation and sustainable urban drainage technologies. Bioconstruction technologies applied to hydraulic and sanitation infrastructures.

MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY AND TERRITORY (TECMATER)

DIRECTOR: Dr. César García

RESEARCH LINES

  • Study of the materials-soil interaction
  • Study of materials or manufacture processes that allow a sustainable development and a decrease in energetic cost of production
  • Study and characterisation of traditional construction materials 
  • Study and characterisation of new concretes
  • Territory studies

Department of Civil Engineering


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