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Projects

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As a researcher of CIMNE, he collaborated in Spanish and international research projects and consultancy contracts. Among these, some of the most relevant are listed herein.

  • Vulnerability to dynamic actions of liquefied natural gas tanks. Funded by AUXINI, S.A. and Dragados y Construcciones, S. A., Spain, 1981-1982.
  • Seismic vulnerability of buildings. Application to Barcelona. Funded by Generalitat de Cataluña, Spain, 1990-1994.
  • Evaluation of the failure pressure of the containment building of the Vandellós II nuclear power plant, Spain. Funded by Asociación Nuclear Vandellós, Spain, 1993-1994.
  • Seismologic study of the planed housing area of Managua, Nicaragu. Funded by the European Commission across Agroconsulting Europe S.A., Brussels, Belgium, 1995.
  • Seismic risk evaluation through integrated use of Geographical Information System and Artificial Intelligence (SERGISAI). Funded by the European Commission, 1996-1998.
  • Advanced Methods for Assessing the Seismic Vulnerability of Existing Motorway Bridges (VAB). Funded by the European Commission, 1998-2000.
  • An advanced approach to earthquake risk scenarios with application to different European towns (RISK-UE). Funded by the European Commission, 2001-2004.
  • Development and application of advanced techniques for the assessment of vulnerability and seismic risk of structures (EVASIS). Funded by CICYT, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Spain, 2002-2005.
  • Indicators of Disaster Risk and Risk Management. Application to Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, México, Perú, República Dominicana, Trinidad and Tobago. Funded by the Inter-American Development Bank, 2003-2005.
  • Rapid inspection and classification of the safety status of buildings affected by an earthquake. Funded by Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas, CEDEX, Spain, 2004.
  • Risk Mitigation for Earthquakes and Landslides (LESSLOSS). Funded by the European Commission, 2004-2007.
  • Central America Probabilistic Risk Assessment, CAPRA, for Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Funded by the World Bank, 2008-2010. 
  • Methods for the Improvement of Vulnerability Assessment in Europe – MOVE. Funded by the European Commission, 2008-2011.
  • Ultralow cycle fatigue of steel under cyclic high-strain loading conditions. Funded by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel, 2011-2014.

  • Implementation of a Risk Assessment methodology at a global level using probabilistic models for the Global  Assessment Reports, GAR, of the UNISDR . Three projects funded by the United Nations across the Office for Project Services UNOPS, 2011, 2013, 2015.

  • Comprehensive and probabilistic approach for seismic risk assessment in Spain (COPASRE). Funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain, 2012-2014

  • Computation of the remaining life of the post-tensioning system of the containment buildings of the Ascó and Vandellós II nuclear power plants. Funded by Asociación Nuclear Ascó-Vandellós II (ANAV), Spain, 2016-2018.

  • Evaluation  of the failure pressure of the containment buildings of the Ascó and Vandellós II nuclear power plants, also considering tendons retensioning. Funded by Asociación Nuclear Ascó-Vandellós II (ANAV), Spain, 2018.

  • Vulnerability and Risk Assessment of Urban Areas Exposed to Natural and Anthropic hazards (EZUANA). Ministry of Education and Science of Spain, 2018-2020.