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Hilloulin, B. (author), Grondin, F. (author), Matallah, M. (author), Loukili, A. (author)
Cracks, caused by shrinkage or external loading, reduce the durability of concrete structures as aggressive substances can easily enter in the capillary network of the cementitious matrix. Natural ‘autogenous’ healing ability of concrete by further hydration or precipitation has been studied experimentally for many years. Autogenous healing of...
conference paper 2013
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Vrijders, Jeroen (author), Dooms, Bram (author), Van Itterbeeck, Petra (author)
Although there has been extensive research and several demonstration projects in Belgium and abroad, the use of recycled aggregates in concrete is still limited in practice. Several barriers were identified: lack of practical experience, limiting standards and the need for specific quality assurance. The paper describes recent developments in...
conference paper 2017
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Palin, D. (author), Wiktor, V. (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author)
Marine concrete structures are exposed to one of the most hostile of natural environments. Many physical and chemical phenomena are usually interdependent and mutually reinforcing in the deterioration of marine exposed concrete: expansion and microcracking due to physical effects increases concrete permeability paving the way for harmful...
conference paper 2013
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Wiktor, V. (author), Sangadji, S. (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author), Schlangen, H.E.J.G. (author)
Bacterially induced calcium carbonate precipitation has received considerable attention for its potential application in enforcing or repairing construction material. The mechanism of bacterially mediated calcite precipitation in those studies is primarily based on the enzymatic hydrolysis of urea. Besides calcite precipitation, this reaction...
conference paper 2013
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Zhu, G. (author), Lü, L. (author), Tang, J. (author), Dong, B. (author), Han, N. (author), Xing, F. (author)
For epoxy microcapsules embedded in concrete as mechanic-triggered self-healing adhesive, globular shape with uniform size is the basic requirement to ensure the solid shell broken and the liquid core released at a designed stress. In this paper, monodispersed melamine–formaldehyde (MF) resin-walled epoxy E-51 microcapsules were successfully...
conference paper 2013
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Palin, D. (author), Thijssen, A. (author), Wiktor, V. (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author), Schlangen, H.E.J.G. (author)
Ordinary Portland cement (OPC) mortar specimens submerged in sea-water were analysed through environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) in back scattered electron (BSE) mode and nano-scratching. Results from both sets of analysis show the presence of distinct phases associated with aragonite, brucite and cement paste. Phases associated...
conference paper 2015
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Wang, J.Y. (author), Van Vlierberghe, S. (author), Dubruel, P. (author), Verstraete, W. (author), De Belie, N. (author)
Self-healing concrete is regarded as a promising solution to reduce the high maintenance and repair cost of concrete infrastructure. Due to the limited autogenous healing capacity of concrete as such, additives are needed to enhance its self-healing properties. Among various strategies, microbial-based self-healing has gained increasing...
conference paper 2013
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Mors, R.M. (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author)
A functional experimental concrete system has been developed in our lab, in which a two component bacteria-based healing agent contained in a protective reservoir is included in the concrete mixture. Incorporated bacteria have the potential to produce copious amounts of calcium carbonate based crystals from supplied mineral precursor compounds....
conference paper 2013
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Wiktor, V. (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author)
Biodeposition, a method by which calcium carbonate (CaCO3) precipitation is induced by bacteria, has been proposed as an interesting approach to protect building materials. The liquid-based system presented in this paper aims at the sealing of cracks and decrease of the porosity due to the production of a calcium-based biomineral. In this system...
conference paper 2015
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Schipper, H.R. (author)
Due to the complexity of the freeform shapes it is often not possible to distinguish any repetitive elements in freeform buildings at all. Most freeform building designs consist of many single or double curved surfaces which require complex shapes for the mould and element edges. Since the costs of the moulds (formwork) for precast concrete make...
conference paper 2010
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Symeonidou, I. (author), Hirschberg, U. (author), Kaftan, M. (author)
Designing the Negative was the title of a Master Studio that took place at the Institute of Architecture and Media of Graz University of Technology during the summer semester of 2012. Students designed and fabricated prototypes of customized concrete formwork as part of their studio assignment. The studio theme forced students to think about...
conference paper 2013
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Stroeven, P. (author)
Path length measuring is a relevant engineering problem. Leonardo Da Vinci designed for the military appropriate equipment, the podometer, to do so. Modern equipment such as step meters and map meters are quite similar to Da Vinci?s design, despite geometrical statistical - stereological - methods based on theorems of Cauchy and Buffon that were...
conference paper 2015
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Weerheijm, J. (author), Lu, Y. (author), Xu, J. (author)
This paper presents a numerical modelling study on the simulation of the cracking process and fracture energy in concrete under high strain rate. To capture the stress wave effect and the damage evolution at the meso-length scale, both a homogeneous model with a millimetreresolution mesh and an explicit heterogeneous mesoscale model with random...
conference paper 2013
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Wiktor, V.A.C. (author), Sangadji, S. (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author), Schlangen, H.E.J.G. (author)
Bacterially induced calcium carbonate precipitation has received considerable attention for its potential application in enforcing or repairing construction material. The mechanism of bacterially mediated calcite precipitation in those studies is primarily based on the enzymatic hydrolysis of urea. Besides calcite precipitation, this reaction...
conference paper 2013
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Grünewald, S. (author), Janssen, B. (author), Schipper, H.R. (author), Vollers, K.J. (author), Walraven, J.C. (author)
This paper discusses the effect of intentional deformation of a flexible formwork after casting of the concrete and the influence of the characteristics of concrete in the fresh state on the quality of a concrete element. This deformation is intended to bring the concrete element in its desired final shape; the deformation typically takes place...
conference paper 2012
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Rots, J.G. (author), Invernizzi, S. (author), Belleti, B. (author), Hendriks, M.A.N. (author)
conference paper 2009
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Palin, D. (author), Wiktor, V. (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author)
Marine concrete structures are exposed to one of the most hostile of natural environments. Many physical and chemical phenomena are usually interdependent and mutually reinforcing in the deterioration of marine exposed concrete: expansion and microcracking due to physical effects increases concrete permeability paving the way for harmful...
conference paper 2013
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Narayanasamy, R. (author), Alvarado, A. (author), Sanchez Medrano, J. (author), Betancourt Hernandez, J. (author), Balagurusamy, N. (author)
Sustainability or environment friendly green technology is based on the use of agents of biological origin that can mimic nature in their process applications. The production and use of conventional Portland cement is significant contributor to emission of greenhouse gases and the resultant global warming. Microbial induced carbonate...
conference paper 2013
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Shamsutdinova, G. (author), Hendriks, M.A.N. (author), Jacobsen, S. (author)
conference paper 2016
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Zemskov, S.V. (author), Copuroglu, O. (author), Vermolen, F.J. (author)
A mathematical model for the post-damage recovery of carbonated cement is described. The model is based on a two-dimensional initial-boundary value problem for a system of partial differential equations. The study is embedded within the framework of investigating the effect of using lightweight expanded clay aggregate, which is incorporated into...
conference paper 2013
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