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Paola Costanza Miglietta currently works at RJC Engineers in Toronto. She is not conducting any research at the moment and for the foreseeable future.
In the present paper a branch of the FDEM software, developed at the University of Toronto and called Y-Brick, is presented and validated as a useful tool to model the reversed cyclic behaviour of masonry structures of varying levels of complexity. After discussing the available numerical tools for the simulation of the behaviour of masonry, Y-Bric...
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the phenomenon of tension stiffening in concrete reinforced with glass fibre polymer (GFRP) bars. The nature of the tension stiffening phenomenon is first described according to theory. Then, the results of an experimental campaign aiming to investigate tension stiffening quantitatively are presented and...
Performing nonlinear dynamic analyses to assess the seismic vulnerability of structures is time consuming and requires a certain level of knowledge of the buildings and the seismic events. In this work, a simplified method to assess the seismic performance of reinforced concrete (RC) frame structures that accounts for progressive damage is deriv...