Victor Yepes

Victor Yepes
Universitat Politècnica de València | UPV · Department of Construction Engineering and Civil Engineering Projects

Professor (Full) Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
Optimization and LCA of concrete structures as well as optimization models for infrastructure asset management.

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March 2008 - present
Universitat Politècnica de València
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  • This research line deals with optimization methods used in artificial intelligence which are capable of giving good results in a number or engineering problems such as structural design, transport networks, construction planning, etc.

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Publications (333)
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The deterioration caused by chloride penetration and carbonation plays a significant role in a concrete structure in a marine environment. The chloride corrosion in some marine concrete structures is invisible but can be dangerous in a sudden collapse. Therefore, as a novelty, this research investigates the ability of a non-destructive damage detec...
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This paper addresses a study of cost-optimal road modular hinged frames. The performance of three hybrid metaheuristics is assessed through a fractional factorial design of experiments. The results allow for selecting and calibrating the hybrid simulated annealing to solve the combinatorial optimization problem. By varying the horizontal span from...
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Este manual trata de los fundamentos de la gestión del coste y la producción de la maquinaria empleada en la construcción. Se desarrollan los aspectos relacionados con la selección de las máquinas, su vida económica y estructura de coste. Se introducen los conceptos básicos sobre disponibilidad, fiabilidad y mantenimiento de equipos, así como otros...
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The capability to share knowledge is considered one of the most relevant components of knowledge management. Moreover, there is little empirical evidence indicating how future human resources in the construction industry value the richness of knowledge sharing and the richness of their innovative behavior. The purposes of this study are (1) to dete...
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Bridge optimization is a significant challenge, given the huge number of possible configurations of the problem. Embodied energy and cost were taken as objective functions for a box-girder steel-concrete optimization problem considering both as single-objective. Embodied energy was chosen as a sustainable criterion to compare the results with cost....
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Sustainable development requires improvements in the use of natural resources. The main objective of the present study was to optimize the use of materials in the construction of reinforced concrete precast hinged frames. Proprietary software was developed in the Python programming language. This allowed the structure's calculation, verification, a...
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Los marcos articulados prefabricados de hormigón armado son una estructura de uso común en las redes de carreteras. Los avances en las técnicas de optimización permiten mejorar el proceso de diseño tradicional, consiguiendo minimizar factores como el coste final de la estructura. El estudio llevó a cabo la optimización económica de un marco articul...
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Human beings are now facing the increasingly urgent problem of global ecological environment pollution. To verify the scientific nature of environmental governance by governments of various countries, researchers need to provide a scientific basis and practical support for governments to adjust and formulate new policies and regulatory measures at...
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This paper represents new approaches for calculating, designing, and optimizing prestressed arched trusses with a tie member. Structural systems with long spans, such as trusses, beams, frames, etc., are subjected to a considerable/substantial risk of losing load-carrying capacity because of the different types of loads used. Some traditional desig...
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INTRODUÇÃO As praias são um dos principais recursos ambientais sobre o qual se baseia o turismo na Espanha. Esses espaços naturais são os elementos de oferta que proporcionam a maior magnitude dos uxos turísticos, sem comparação possível com qualquer outro argumento motivador alternativo. Assim, as regiões costeiras concentram cerca de 90% do total...
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This paper represents new approaches for calculating, designing, and optimizing prestressed arched trusses with a tie member. Structural systems with long spans, such as trusses, beams, frames, etc., are subjected to a considerable/substantial risk of losing load-carrying capacity because of the different types of loads used. Some traditional desig...
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Bridge optimization can be complex because of the large number of variables involved in the problem. In this paper, two box-girder steel–concrete composite bridge single objective optimizations have been carried out considering cost and CO2 emissions as objective functions. Taking CO2 emissions as an objective function allows to add sustainable cri...
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Complex industrial problems coupled with the availability of a more robust computing infrastructure present many challenges and opportunities for machine learning (ML) in the construction industry. This paper reviews the ML techniques applied to the construction industry, mainly to identify areas of application and future projection in this industr...
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To reduce the pollution emissions of bridges to the environment, researchers need to conduct more in-depth research and design the structure. Today's architectural, structural, and mechanical engineers pay more attention to funders' requirements and pursue the maximization of economic benefits. The research begins with establishing a theoretical mo...
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This paper deals with optimizing embedded carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions using metamodeling, whether it is the deck of a lightened post-tensioned slab bridge or any other design structure. The main contribution of this proposal is that it allows optimizing structures methodically and sequentially. The proposed methodology is general and can optimiz...
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The complexity of bridge optimization is due to the fact that the design of this type of structures evolve a large number of variables. These, generate a space of solutions with too many possibilities to be evaluated in their totality. Because of this, in this work, the optimization of a steel-concrete composite box girder bridge has been performed...
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The prioritisation of public facilities’ maintenance is a necessary but complex task due to the need of considering both physical and socio-economic criteria. This study addresses this problem by quantifying the improvement in the delivery of social benefits that the corrective maintenance of an urban area’s public facilities could yield. Based on...
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El diseño sostenible de las infraestructuras es uno de los aspectos clave para la consecución de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible, dada la reconocida magnitud de los impactos tanto económicos como ambientales propios del sector de la construcción. Las metodologías de decisión multicriterio permiten abordar el diseño sostenible de las infraest...
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Bridge optimization can be difficult due to the large number of variables involved in the problem. In this work, the optimization of a steel-concrete composite box girder bridge has been performed considering cost as objective function. To achieve this objective, Simulated Annealing (SA) has been applied as an example of trajectory-based algorithm...
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Recent catastrophic events have aroused great interest in the scientific community regarding evaluating and predicting the structural response along the life cycle of infrastructures. Efforts are put into developing adequate health monitoring systems to help prevent future human life and economic losses. Here, two non-destructive damage detection m...
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Since establishing the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, the assessment of the sustainability performance of existing and future infrastructures has been in the spotlight of the scientific community. This is because the construction sector is essential for promoting the social welfare and economic development of countries, but is also one of t...
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Assigning a monetary value to a landscape improves its importance. It helps to realize the magnitude of the benefits that can be obtained and represents the basis for applying protection and improvement policies. As a case study, we considered Marina del Este, located on the Spanish Southern Mediterranean coast, characterized by the presence of pro...
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El Puente del Mar, único de los históricos que quedó fuera del frente amurallado, ha sido clave en la estructura viaria de la ciudad de Valencia, pues, salvaguardó la comunicación comercial con el puerto del Grao y con el Cabañal durante mucho tiempo. Por este paso urbano circulaban cotidianamente las mercancías y vituallas que llegaban al puerto y...
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Se ofrece una aproximación histórica, estética y constructiva al puente de Aragón, sobre el viejo cauce del Turia, en Valencia.
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This paper deals with optimizing embedded carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions using surrogate modeling, whether it is the deck of a post-tensioned cast-in-place concrete slab bridge or any other design structure. The main contribution of this proposal is that it allows optimizing structures methodically and sequentially. The approach presents two sequen...
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Composite bridge optimization might be challenging because of the significant number of variables involved in the problem. The optimization of a box-girder steel-concrete composite bridge was done in this study with cost and CO 2 emissions as objective functions. Given this challenge, this study proposes a hybrid algorithm that integrates the unsup...
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This paper shows the application of the AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) methodology to study solutions required to design a footbridge. Four alternatives have been considered: concrete beam, in-situ concrete, steel beam, and steel truss. After a qualitative study of the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed typologies, a hierarchy of criter...
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En este trabajo se estudia el óptimo diseño de la estructura y cerramiento entre tres alternativas dispares aplicadas a una vivienda unifamiliar adosada, para la toma de decisión de un autopromotor, apoyándose en métodos multicriterio y teniendo en cuenta parámetros de sostenibilidad. Se obtiene así la validación del método para una alternativa "co...
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El artículo expone los resultados alcanzados dentro del proyecto de investigación DIMALIFE. Se desarrolla una metodología que incorpora la variabilidad en los procesos de toma de decisiones en el ciclo completo de vida de puentes e infraestructuras viarias, de forma que se contemplen las necesidades e intereses sociales y ambientales con presupuest...
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Marinas are maritime features related to nautical tourism. The contemplation of pleasant surroundings acquires great importance in achieving this leisure character. The European Landscape Convention undertakes the necessity of integrating landscape into the planning policies. Thus, the marina’s management decision-making processes should reflect th...
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The analytic network process (ANP) is a discrete multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) method conceived as a generalization of the traditional analytic hierarchical process (AHP) to address its limitations. ANP allows the incorporation of interdependence and feedback relationships between the criteria and alternatives that make up the system. This...
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This paper deals with the seismic column design of 35 elevated RC water storage tanks. Tanks comprise a top conic trunk reservoir, a column with variable hollow square cross-sections, and a shallow foundation on a sand layer. The five-column heights considered are 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 m. The five tanks are subjected to seven degrees of seismic lo...
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This paper describes a regional optimal model curve equation to measure and calculate sustainable development assessment impact data related to infrastructure construction in any world region. The article uses a literature review and a case study as research methods-the literature review analyses the importance, practical significance, and current...
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Considering the importance of the development of new housing projects, the purpose of this research is to provide a model oriented to the identification of the most sustainable alternative in single-family housing projects of social interest from the perspective of life cycle thinking (LCT) and the analytical hierarchical process (AHP). A ceramic m...
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Railways are an efficient transport mode, but building and maintaining railway tracks has a significant environmental impact in terms of CO 2 emissions and use of raw materials. This is particularly true for slab tracks, which require large quantities of concrete. They are also more expensive to build than conventional ballasted tracks, but require...
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The definition of sustainability includes three fundamental pillars: economic, environmental, and social. Studies of the economic impact on civil engineering infrastructures have been focused on cost reduction. It is not necessarily in line with economic sustainability due to the lack of other economic factors. Moreover, the social pillar assessmen...
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The revolution towards Industry 4.0 in the AECO Industry has taken Building Information Modelling (BIM) as one of its central points. BIM abilities for automatization, interoperability and sustainability play a key role in this change. In this paper, a literature review about BIM adoption for the structural project is presented. The aim of the pres...
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This study examines the perception that postgraduate civil engineering students at the Universitat Politècnica de València have about virtual and face-to-face sessions. For this purpose, a nine-item Likert-scale questionnaire was used. Fifty-one students, representing more than 77% of those enrolled, answered the survey. They correspond to students...
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This article aims to check the level of information presented by postgraduate students in civil engineering concerning other population groups. This paper analyses the perception that postgraduate civil engineering students at the Universitat Politècnica de València have about the current world. For this purpose, the Factfulness Quiz by Hans Roslin...
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Nowadays, the use of ICT has been raising in many fields including Civil Engineering, as a consequence, students need to be trained in the use of these techniques to ease their incorporation into the labor market. This study is carried out within the framework of the predictive models of optimization of concrete structures subject of the master's d...
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This research assesses the importance of the LCA method to Civil Engineers for postgraduate students. This study is carried out within the framework of the predictive models of optimization of concrete structures subject of the master's degree in concrete engineering. This course introduces students to methods like the optimization of structures th...
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The soil is not always suitable or competent to support a direct shallow foundation in construction. In many cases, to avoid costly deep foundations, it is indicated to replace, improve, or reinforce such soil. This paper focuses on evaluating the contribution to sustainability between different soil improvement techniques and the outcome of their...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a leading technology in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry (AEC Industry) and nowadays is being adopted for most professionals and improving its capabilities. There is another big trend in the AEC Industries, the rehabilitation of unused or old buildings and its adaptation to the new dema...
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In this work, we study the potential of using kriging metamodelling to perform multi-objective structural design optimization using finite element analysis software and design standards while keeping the computational efforts low. A method is proposed, which includes sustainability and buildability objectives, and it is applied to a case study of r...
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Since the establishment of the Sustainable Development Goals, great concern has arisen on how to diminish the impacts that result from construction activities. In such context, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) rise as a powerful way to reduce life cycle impacts through optimizing the consumption of materials. This paper focuses on the sustainab...
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Knowledge management in the construction industry has become an element of transition between traditional processes and the current needs demanded by technological change. This research reviews the updated scientific contributions of knowledge management in construction, as well as its influence. The results come from a bibliometric study, elaborat...
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El libro trata de los aspectos relacionados con los procedimientos constructivos, la maquinaria y los medios auxiliares necesarios para realizar la compactación y la mejora del terreno. La novedad de esta obra radica en el tratamiento constructivo de estas técnicas, donde las fotografías e ilustraciones añaden valor a las explicaciones realizadas e...
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The Sustainable Development Goals agreed by the United Nations in 2015 advocate for a profound paradigm shift in the way that infrastructures are designed. Actual practices usually fall short in assessing issues beyond the economic ones. Aspects such as the environmental impacts resulting from the life cycle of our structures, as well as the positi...
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In Latin America, there is a wide gap between kilometers of paved ways and those with no type of protection. This situation is worse in rural areas, limiting development opportunities and inhabitants’ quality of life. In Chile, there are state programs that seek to reduce the territorial gap through basic low-cost paving solutions; however, the pri...
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The construction sector represents more than 40% of energy consumption in the European Union, as well as one of the biggest causes of environmental impact. Therefore, this sector needs a great deal of intervention through policies that promote the energetic efficiency of the buildings. One of the most important structural components to reach this e...
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Competition among companies is growing globally, with the need to increase productivity and efficiency in the product sector. However, there is also a growing concern about global warming and the depletion of natural resources, as well as their effects on human health. In this context, all human activities that involve intense usage of resources mu...
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Marinas are known to be features related to nautical tourism. Nevertheless, the responsibility of managers does not lie solely on providing accurate services to boats, seafarers and visitors. Thus, an effective management should include other factors, because marinas are embodied in a singular space, with links to diverse nature. Landscape, known a...
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The Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Industry is one of the most important productive sectors, hence also produce a high impact on the economic balances, societal stability, and global challenges in climate change. Regarding its adoption of technologies, applications and processes is also recognized by its status-quo, its slow inno...
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Achieving sustainability is currently one of the main objectives, so a consensus between different environmental, social, and economic aspects is necessary. The construction sector is one of the main sectors responsible for environmental impacts worldwide. This paper proposes the life cycle assessment (LCA) and comparison of four bridge deck altern...
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The aim of this paper is to establish an international framework for sustainable project management in engineering, to make up the lack of research in this field, and to propose a scientific theoretical basis for the establishment of a new project management system. The article adopts literature review, mathematical programming algorithm and case s...
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Construction is one of the main sectors that generates greenhouse gases. This industry consumes large amounts of raw materials, such as stone, timber, water, etc. Additionally, infrastructure should provide service over many years without safety problems. Therefore, their correct design, construction, maintenance, and dismantling are essential to r...
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The establishment of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 claims for a deep paradigm shift in the way infrastructure structures are conceived. The evaluation of the impacts derived from the construction , the service and the end-of-life stages of an infrastructure is consequently in the spotlight of the research community. Being the constructi...
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Construction is one of the main sectors that generates greenhouse gases. This industry consumes large amounts of raw materials, such as stone, timber, water, etc. Additionally, infrastructure should provide service over many years without safety problems. Therefore, their correct design, construction, maintenance, and dismantling are essential to r...
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At present, reducing the impact of the construction industry on the environment is the key to achieving sustainable development. Countries all over the world are using software systems for bridge environmental impact assessment. However, due to the complexity and discreteness of environmental factors in the construction industry, they are difficult...
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Despite insufficient housing facilities, particularly in developing countries, construction systems are generally selected intuitively or based on conventional solutions sanctioned by practice. The present study aims to evaluate different options for the design of low-income housing in Brazil by integrating the life cycle assessment (LCA) into the...
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This paper proposes a methodology for the assessment of the sustainability among three different structural design alternatives for a single-family home. The response associated with each alternative has been measured using 43 indicators considering all stages of the life cycle. A decision-making model is carried out on the basis of a neutrosophic...
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This paper describes the introduction of response surface methodology in a postgraduate course. This case study is carried out in the subject of the predictive models of optimization of concrete structures subject. This subject is inside the curricula of concrete engineering master. In this course students learn concepts such as structures’ optimiz...
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The construction sector is one of the principal contributors to the actual levels of environmental stress, but is also recognised as an essential sector to promote human well-being, access to education or poverty eradication through the development of infrastructures and services. Therefore, since the recent establishment of the Sustainable Develop...
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Students’ capacity for eliciting valid and accurate assessment is crucial for their self-assessment skill. Despite the central role that self-assessment plays in current conceptions of formative and classroom assessment, little attention has been paid for measuring the students’ ability for carrying out valid and accurate assessment. This ability,...
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This paper describes the impact of the change from face-to-face classes to non-face-to-face classes with students of a postgraduate course at the Universitat Politècnica de València. This study is carried out in the subjects of installation, organization and quality assurance in construction and construction procedures of both degree in public work...
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Traditionally, technical degrees have focused on promoting the functionality and durability of designs, orienting the capacities of their students towards the optimization of economic aspects. The challenges that have recently emerged regarding the future of the construction sector and new cities require a paradigm shift in the conventional teachin...
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After the recent establishment of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030, the sustainable design of products in general and infrastructures in particular emerge as a challenging field for the development and application of multicriteria decision-making tools. Sustainability related decision problems usually involve, by definition, a...