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Universidad Católica Andrés Bello is a private university in Venezuela. One of the biggest universities in Venezuela, UCAB has campuses in several cities, such as Caracas , Los Teques, Guayana and Coro.Named for Venezuelan writer Andrés Bello, UCAB was founded in October 1953 by the Society of Jesus .It's the number one Venezuelan University according with the QS ranking and the 64th at Latinamerica, Wikipedia.

Bendito A.,University of Los Andes, Venezuela | Guiterrez A.,Andres Bello Catholic University
Open Civil Engineering Journal | Year: 2015

Despite advances and large amounts of money invested in science and technology to reduce disasters, many communities in developed and developing countries are still facing challenges to disaster reduction. Although we recognize the diversity of risk vulnerabilities, the focus of this paper will be on what we consider a fundamental vulnerability in urban and rural environments, namely, nonexistent or outdated building codes. We will review for different countries and contexts, the pre- and post-disaster building performance and building codes to understand what the main problems are, what we could be doing better, and what we can do to stop the vicious cycle of recurrent disasters. © Bendito and Guitérrez; Licensee Bentham Open. Source

Echezuria H.,Andres Bello Catholic University
Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development - Proceedings of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015 | Year: 2015

A new method to classify plastic soils is formulated using the slope of the line defined by its remoulded shear strength (RSu) and water content (w) in log-log, as well as the water content of soil at fluid state. Conventional plasticity values were correlated with the absolute value of the slope of the line, m. The location of the line in log-log space was found to be controlled by the amount of non-plastic fines as well as by the water content at which soil just behaves as a fluid. Shear strength at this condition was arbitrarily taken as 1.5 kN/m2 and a good correlation was found between this water content and the conventional Liquid Limit (LL). It was demonstrated that for a given value of the LL the absolute value of, m, increases rapidly as the Plasticity Index (PI) decreases, whereas, for a given PI the absolute value of, m, increases slowly as the LL increases. Consequently, it was possible to generate curves in the Plasticity Chart (PC) which represent the locus of soils with identical value of, m. Soil classification is achieved using the correlation of LL with water content at 1.5 kN/m2 and the absolute value of, m, within the PC. As a result, soil classification obtained with this method is equivalent to that obtained with conventional ASTM methods. Finally, it was found that as values of slope, m, depend on non-plastic fines content it can be used to define the liquefaction potential of plastic soils. © The authors and ICE Publishing: All rights reserved, 2015. Source

De Oca A.M.,Andres Bello Catholic University
Revista Espanola de Nutricion Comunitaria | Year: 2010

Background: Currently found in Venezuela a growing presence of journalism in print media, health information though this growth has not necessarily been accompanied by higher quality in management and development issues as newspaper products. This work aims to analyze the characteristics of the health information published in the two major newspapers in Venezuela for a decade. Methods: Investigated the characteristics of journalism in health that has developed in Venezuela in the sections of two newspapers of wide circulation along a decade. We analyzed 522 reports: 246 of El Universal and 276 of El Nacional during the years 1996 to 2006. Results: Preliminary results that show the trivialization of the information and superficiality in handling the issues. Proposed challenges facing the information gaps and options for converting communication for health in an opportunity for development and social change. Conclusion: The results of the investigation could explain why many authors perceive press information on health as trivial: more ephemeral or bounded information as the news or information notes, as well as the limited use of living sources, seem to condemn readers to poor information in the absence of plurality, balance and depth. © 2009 SENC. Source

Schmidt L.,Andres Bello Catholic University
Acta Cientifica Venezolana | Year: 2012

The dignity is the ontological basis and axiological act ethical, legal, and political citizen of a country today. In the XXI century, the «global village» and tech has transformed to be-observer, has desensitized so that is not capable-of-action before other-beings tend-the-hand-is-heard call or simply suffer-your-pain or distress. Emerge and a total lack of respect for the dignity and human rights, altering the care priority, allocation of resources and services. States must guarantee the right to health, social welfare and security, should ensure effective and immediate financial specialist support to a catastrophic event occur. Furthermore, It has to provide a timely response from international agencies and multinationals in the world that lend themselves to solve this situation in its critical phase. Management leadership, articulating and services must act with technical methods and ethical, social and legal case for the collective and all victims of this incident. In this way, solidarity is the best instrument for the return of human values and in promoting the dignity and life in general. Source

Salas J.J.,Andres Bello Catholic University | Lopez H.,Central University of Venezuela | Molina B.,Central University of Venezuela
Mathematical and Computer Modelling | Year: 2013

In this paper, we discuss the convergence of a mixed finite element method applied to a Darcy-Forchheimer steady flow in a bounded region. We use conforming finite elements for both the velocities and the pressure. We obtain error estimates of the scheme. We also propose two other mixed finite element spaces and compare the sizes of the different discrete problems. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. Source

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