Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI) 2010Wood like structural element. The tree, anatomy and stresses. Influence of physical and mechanical factors in wood properties. Previous and current conditions: Evolution of joining methods. The laminated stuck wood and its adhesives. Current State. Design strategies. Constructive aspects. Solutions to avoid or neutralize perpendicular traction presence. Swelling and wastage. Endurance. Protection against fire. Traditional joints categories. Mechanical Unions. Peg unions. Surface connectors.
Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR) 2012The paper presents the purpose and objectives of the energetic modernization of the existing building activities and design principles of the new buildings, characterized by high Energy and Environment performance.
Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR) 2012The paper presents the district heating system (SACET) of Bucharest, one of the largest systems in Europe, and its associated problems. The wrong decisions of economic and energy policy affecting this energy sub-sector in Romania are briefly discussed, technical and economic characteristics of SACET Bucharest, general studies and solutions to restructure and make more efficient the system, considering its extremely high social impact.
Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR) 2012The topic approached in this paper follows the actual trends of power system modernization through the smart grid(s) concept. In particular, the smart metering, smart home and electric vehicle concepts are developed simultaneously with the idea of smarter cities through development of advanced electric equipments, telecommunications and computing technologies and robust infrastructure.
Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR) 2012Following the experience gathered for the past decade by various research team research projects, this paper presents the applicability of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to assess the building seismic vulnerability, exemplified on urban city sample of Iasi municipality, with direct consequences on seismic risk mitigation.
Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR) 2012The MacDonald warehouse was built in 1970 on the Boulevard Macdonald in the 19th district of Paris, France. To ensure that the warehouse is re-used, not demolished, the conversion must use the existing structure to accommodate the programme, but without adding extra constraints by comparison with a new structure.