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Ricardo Pimentel

Ricardo Pimentel
Pell Frischmann

MEng MSc CEng MICE MASCE

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April 2018 - May 2022
The Steel Construction Institute
Position
  • Manager
Education
September 2013 - October 2016
University of Coimbra
Field of study
  • Steel and Composite Structures
September 2007 - March 2013
University of Coimbra
Field of study
  • Structural Mechanics

Publications

Publications (24)
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This document has been prepared to help facilitate the reuse of structural steel sections reclaimed from existing building structures. The principal focus of this protocol is the reclamation and reuse of individual members within a new structure, rather than the reuse of an entire building structure in a new location. The protocol proposes a system...
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Ricardo Pimentel of the SCI illustrates the different methods provided by EN 1993-1-1 to address the topics of member stability, global frame stability and second order effects. Fundamental structural mechanics relating to stability was covered in Part 1. NSC - News Steel Construction (http://www.newsteelconstruction.com) https://www.newsteelcons...
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Ricardo Pimentel of the SCI discusses the consideration of U‐Frame action to restrain members susceptible to flexural and lateral torsional buckling according to Eurocodes. Buckling phenomena frequently govern the design of steel members under compression or for elements partially compressed. To achieve a good compromise between steel tonnage and...
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Using reclaimed structural steel on a project is an effective strategy to cut the environmental impacts associated with the production of new steel. This practice cannot be generalised to all structural steel however, as not all components can be effectively or safely reused. This paper focuses on single-storey buildings, which are particularly att...
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Composite slabs and beams are widely used in the construction market. The fire design is often required, which demands an assessment of materials' resistances at elevated temperature. The main topic of this article is to evaluate the impact of the temperature distribution in the concrete flange for the fire design of composite beams and slabs. The...
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Transverse bending of composite slabs subjected to point loads: AD note 450 provides guidance on the design of composite slabs subjected to concentrated point loads. The present AD note provides further guidance on the topic. The method to calculate the applied transverse bending moment proposed by AD 450 is a simple approach. The present note prop...
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Ricardo Pimentel of the SCI discusses the design of beam-column splice connections considering second-order effects due to combined flexural and lateral torsional buckling according to Eurocode 3. https://www.newsteelconstruction.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/NSC_Oct20-tech.pdf
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Structural stability is one of the key aspects in the structural engineering practice. Following current architectural trends, steel and composite structures tend to be slender and flexible, which may lead to a necessity to consider the deformed structural shape to the analysis and design. This paper provides a background overview about structural...
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CM - Construção Magazine CM93 - Coluna Estruturas Metálicas
Conference Paper
Composite beams are widely used in the construction market. The fire design of composite beams is often required, which demands an assessment of materials resistances at elevated temperature. The main topic of this article is to evaluate the impact of the temperature distribution in the concrete flange for the fire design of composite beams. The an...
Conference Paper
Structural stability is one of the key aspects in the structural engineering practice. Following current architectural trends, steel and composite structures tend to be slender and flexible, which may lead to a necessity to consider the deformed structural shape to the analysis and design. This paper provides a background overview about structural...
Conference Paper
The current paper discusses the design of a 60m communication guyed mast according to the Portuguese standard RSA – Regulamento de Segurança e Ações para Edifícios e Pontes and the Eurocodes, in particular EN1993-1-1 and EN 1993-3-1. The paper will cover in detail the design actions assessment and steel design. The challenges related to the cable g...
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Fundamental concepts about the importance of a sustainable built environment are presented, as well as how steel, together with digital information, can play a key role in the process. Approaches for designing new structures facilitating deconstruction and reuse are presented as well as procedures for reusing existing structural steel elements in n...
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Ricardo Pimentel of the SCI introduces the topics of buckling phenomenon, second order effects and the approximate methods to allow for those effects. In part 2, the various methods will be compared to the results from a rigorous numerical analysis. News Steel Construction (http://www.newsteelconstruction.com) https://www.newsteelconstruction.com...
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Several resources give guidance on the temperature profile through composite slabs; BS 5950-8, EN 1994-1-2 and NCCI PN005C-GB. Ricardo Pimentel of the SCI discusses the impact of these alternative profiles on the design of composite beams at elevated temperature. NSC - News Steel Construction (http://www.newsteelconstruction.com) https://www.newst...