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STUDIES ON CONSTRUCTION

Email: fernando.branco@tecnico.ulisboa.pt
Phone Number: +351 917 575 056
Fernando António Baptista Branco | Full Professor

Fernando A. Branco is full professor of Civil Engineering at IST and Head of the Construction Section. He is President of Portuguese Association of Structural Engineers (APEE), Past-President of the European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE) and President elect of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). He has co-authored 14 books, 8 patents and over 300 scientific papers and 800 technical reports. He has been consultant for major Public Works in Portugal like the S. João Bridge (world longest railway span in cantilever construction), Macau-Taipa Bridge (in China) and Vasco da Gama Bridge (the longest in Europa).

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Gonçalves, A.M.; Ferreira, J.G.; Guerreiro, L.; Branco, F.A. (2015) Experimental characterization of timber framed masonry walls cyclic behaviour. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 53, n.º 2. pp 189-204. doi: 10.12989/sem.2015.53.2.189 Structural Engineering and Mechanics
Luís Manuel Coelho Guerreiro
João Paulo Janeiro Gomes Ferreira
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2015
Gonilha, J.A.; Barros, J.; Correia, J.R.; Sena-Cruz, J.; Branco, F.A.; Ramos, L.F.; Gonçalves, D.; Alvim, M.R.; Santos, T. (2014) Static, dynamic and creep behaviour of a full-scale GFRP-SFRSCC hybrid footbridge. Composite Structures, 118. pp 496-509. doi: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.08.009 Composite Structures
José Manuel Cabecinhas de Almeida Gonilha
João Pedro Ramôa Ribeiro Correia
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2014
Valarinho, L.; Correia, J.R.; Branco, F.A. (2013) Experimental study on the flexural behaviour of multi-span transparent glass–GFRP composite beams. Construction and Building Materials, 49. pp 1041-1053. doi: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2012.11.024 Construction and Building Materials
Luís Guilherme da Cunha Seixas Valarinho
João Pedro Ramôa Ribeiro Correia
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2013
Ferreira, J.G.; Teixeira, M.J.; Duţu, A.; Branco, F.A.; Gonçalves, A.M. (2014) Experimental evaluation and numerical modelling of timber-framed walls. Experimental Techniques, 38, n.º 4. pp 45-53. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-1567.2012.00820.x Experimental Techniques
João Paulo Janeiro Gomes Ferreira
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2014
Valarinho, L.; Sena-Cruz, J.; Correia, J.R.; Branco, F.A. (2017) Numerical simulation of the flexural behaviour of composite glass-GFRP beams using smeared crack models. Composites Part B: Engineering, 110. pp 336-350. doi: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.10.035 Composites Part B: Engineering
Luís Guilherme da Cunha Seixas Valarinho
João Pedro Ramôa Ribeiro Correia
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2017
Paulo, P.; Branco, F.A.; de Brito, J.; Silva, A. (2016) BuildingsLife - The use of genetic algorithms for maintenance plan optimization. Journal of Cleaner Production, 121. pp 84-98. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.02.041 Journal of Cleaner Production
Jorge Manuel Caliço Lopes de Brito
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2016
Gonilha, J.A.; Correia, J.R.; Branco, F.A.; Caetano, E.; Cunha, Á. (2013) Modal identification of a GFRP-concrete hybrid footbridge prototype: experimental tests and analytical and numerical simulations. Composite Structures, 106. pp 724-733. doi: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2013.07.003 Composite Structures
José Manuel Cabecinhas de Almeida Gonilha
João Pedro Ramôa Ribeiro Correia
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2013
Correia, J.R.; Arruda, M.R.T.; Branco, F.A. (2014) Structural assessment of reinforced concrete arch underpasses subjected to vehicular overloads. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 28, n.º 2. pp 321-329. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000410 Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities
Mário Rui Tiago Arruda
João Pedro Ramôa Ribeiro Correia
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2014
Neves, R.; Branco, F.A.; de Brito, J. (2016) Study on the influence of surface and geometric factors on the results of a nondestructive onsite method to assess air permeability. Experimental Techniques, 40, n.º 3. pp 1109-1116. doi: 10.1007/s40799-016-0112-y Experimental Techniques
Rui Duarte Neves
Jorge Manuel Caliço Lopes de Brito
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2016
Correia, J.R.; Gomes, M.; Pires, J.M.; Branco, F.A. (2013) Mechanical behaviour of pultruded glass fibre reinforced polymer composites at elevated temperature: Experiments and model assessment. Composite Structures, 98. pp 303-313. doi: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2012.10.051 Composite Structures
João Pedro Ramôa Ribeiro Correia
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2013
Sousa, V.; Almeida, N.M.; Dias, L.A.; Branco, F.A. (2014) Risk-informed time-cost relationship models for sanitation projects. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 140, n.º 5. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000848 Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
Vitor Faria e Sousa
Nuno Gonçalo Cordeiro Marques de Almeida
Luís Manuel Alves Dias
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2014
Morgado, T.; Correia, J.R.; Moreira, A.; Branco, F.A.; Tiago, C. (2015) Experimental study on the fire resistance of GFRP pultruded tubular columns. Composites Part B: Engineering, 69. pp 201-211. doi: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2014.10.005 Composites Part B: Engineering
João Pedro Ramôa Ribeiro Correia
Fernando António Baptista Branco
Carlos Manuel Tiago Tavares Fernandes
2015
Garrido, M.; Correia, J.R.; Branco, F.A.; Keller, T. (2014) Creep behaviour of sandwich panels with rigid polyurethane foam core and glass-fibre reinforced polymer faces: Experimental tests and analytical modelling. Journal of Composite Materials, 48, n.º 18. pp 2237-2249. doi: 10.1177/0021998313496593 Journal of Composite Materials
João Pedro Ramôa Ribeiro Correia
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2014
Gonilha, J.A.; Correia, J.R.; Branco, F.A. (2014) Structural behaviour of a GFRP-concrete hybrid footbridge prototype: Experimental tests and numerical and analytical simulations. Engineering Structures, 60. pp 11-22. doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.12.018 Engineering Structures
José Manuel Cabecinhas de Almeida Gonilha
João Pedro Ramôa Ribeiro Correia
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2014
Paulo, P.V.; Branco, F.A.; de Brito, J. (2014) BuildingsLife: a building management system. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 10, n.º 3. pp 388-397. doi: 10.1080/15732479.2012.756919 Structure and Infrastructure Engineering
Pedro Vaz Paulo
Jorge Manuel Caliço Lopes de Brito
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2014
Neto, P.; Alfaiate, J.; Valarinho, L.; Correia, J.R.; Branco, F.A.; Vinagre, J. (2015) Glass beams reinforced with GFRP laminates: Experimental tests and numerical modelling using a discrete strong discontinuity approach. Engineering Structures, 99. pp 253-263. doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.04.002 Engineering Structures
Jorge Manuel Vinagre Alfaiate
João Pedro Ramôa Ribeiro Correia
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2015
Costa, J.; Paulo, P.V.; Branco, F.A.; de Brito, J. (2014) Modeling the evolution of stains in old building facades caused by collection of dirt. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 28, n.º 2. pp 264-271. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000417 Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities
Pedro Vaz Paulo
Jorge Manuel Caliço Lopes de Brito
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2014
Gonçalves, A.M.; Gomes-Ferreira, J.; Guerreiro, L.; Branco, F.A. (2014) Seismic retrofitting of timber framed walls. Materiales de Construcción, 64, n.º 316. doi: 10.3989/mc.2014.06913 Materiales de Construcción
Luís Manuel Coelho Guerreiro
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2014
Neves, R.; Branco, F.A.; de Brito, J. (2013) Field assessment of the relationship between natural and accelerated concrete carbonation resistance. Cement and Concrete Composites, 41. pp 9-15. doi: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2013.04.006 Cement and Concrete Composites
Rui Duarte Neves
Jorge Manuel Caliço Lopes de Brito
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2013
Gonilha, J.A.; Correia, J.R.; Branco, F.A. (2013) Creep response of GFRP-concrete hybrid structures: Application to a footbridge prototype. Composites Part B: Engineering, 53. pp 193-206. doi: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2013.04.054 Composites Part B: Engineering
José Manuel Cabecinhas de Almeida Gonilha
João Pedro Ramôa Ribeiro Correia
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2013
Valarinho, L.; Correia, J.R.; Machado-e-Costa, M.; Branco, F.A.; Silvestre, N. (2016) Lateral-torsional buckling behaviour of long-span laminated glass beams: Analytical, experimental and numerical study. Materials & Design, 102. pp 264-275. doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.04.016 Materials & Design
Luís Guilherme da Cunha Seixas Valarinho
João Pedro Ramôa Ribeiro Correia
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2016
Neves, R.; Sena da Fonseca, B.; Branco, F.A.; de Brito, J.; Castela, A.; Montemor, M.F. (2016) Closure to discussion of “Assessing concrete carbonation resistance through air permeability measurements” [Construction and Building materials 82 (2015)] by Chao Jiang and Xianglim Gu. Construction and Building Materials, 102, Part 1. pp 916-917. doi: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.07.167 Construction and Building Materials
Rui Duarte Neves
Jorge Manuel Caliço Lopes de Brito
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2016
Gonilha, J.A.; Correia, J.R.; Branco, F.A. (2013) Dynamic response under pedestrian load of a GFRP–SFRSCC hybrid footbridge prototype: Experimental tests and numerical simulation. Composite Structures, 95. pp 453-463. doi: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2012.07.029 Composite Structures
José Manuel Cabecinhas de Almeida Gonilha
João Pedro Ramôa Ribeiro Correia
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2013
Branco, F.A.; Arruda, M.R.T.; Correia, J.R. (2013) Experimental and numerical investigations on the structural response of precast concrete underpasses subjected to live loads. Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, 8, n.º 1. pp 48-57. doi: 10.3846/bjrbe.2013.07 Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering
Mário Rui Tiago Arruda
João Pedro Ramôa Ribeiro Correia
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2013
Paulo, P.V.; Branco, F.A.; de Brito, J. (2014) Using orthorphotography based on BuildingsLife software to inspect building façades. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 28, n.º 5. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000536 Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities
Pedro Vaz Paulo
Jorge Manuel Caliço Lopes de Brito
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2014
Garrido, M.; Correia, J.R.; Keller, T.; Branco, F.A. (2016) Connection systems between composite sandwich floor panels and load-bearing walls for building rehabilitation. Engineering Structures, 106. pp 209-221. doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.10.036 Engineering Structures
João Pedro Ramôa Ribeiro Correia
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2016
Neves, R.; Sena da Fonseca, B.; Branco, F.A.; de Brito, J.; Castela, A.; Montemor, M.F. (2015) Assessing concrete carbonation resistance through air permeability measurements. Construction and Building Materials, 82. pp 304-309. doi: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.02.075 Construction and Building Materials
Rui Duarte Neves
Jorge Manuel Caliço Lopes de Brito
Fernando António Baptista Branco
2015

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