• Automation of the evaluation of bonded and unbonded prestressed concrete beams, according to Brazilian and French code specifications 

      Lazzari, Paula Manica; Campos Filho, Americo; Gastal, Francisco de Paula Simoes Lopes; Barbieri, Ranier Adonis; Schwingel, Rubem Clecio (2013) [Artigo de periódico]
      This paper presents a suggestion for the automation of the design procedures of bonded and unbonded prestressed concrete flexural members, according to the Brazilian (NBR 6118:2007) and French (Règles BPEL 91) norm ...
    • Numerical analysis of waffle slabs in flexure considering the effects of concrete cracking 

      Recalde, Bruno Ramón Blanc; Gastal, Francisco de Paula Simoes Lopes; Bessa, Virgínia Maria Rosito d'Avila; Schwetz, Paulete Fridman (2015) [Artigo de periódico]
      Waffle slab structures simulated by computational model are generally analyzed by simplified methods, for both the section geometry (converting into solid slabs or grids) and for the material mechanical properties (linear ...
    • Numerical and experimental study of a real scale waffle slab 

      Schwetz, Paulete Fridman; Gastal, Francisco de Paula Simoes Lopes; Silva Filho, Luiz Carlos Pinto da (2009) [Artigo de periódico]
      Nowadays, waffle slabs are a demand for structural designers, as a consequence of architectural design evolution and new building management concepts, in spite of its laborious numerical modeling. Therefore, it becomes ...
    • Numerical and experimental study of a waffle slab designed to serve as a tennis court floor 

      Schwetz, Paulete Fridman; Gastal, Francisco de Paula Simoes Lopes; Silva Filho, Luiz Carlos Pinto da (2013) [Artigo de periódico]
      Reinforced concrete waffle slabs have become a common option for designers due to a need of rationalization in construction with reduction in costs and deadlines. To better understand the behavior of this structural system, ...