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Liang, M. (author)
Since the introduction of cementitious materials, shrinkage-induced earlyage cracking (EAC) has emerged as a significant issue that negatively influences the function, durability, and aesthetics of concrete structures like dams, tunnels, and underground garages. This thesis aims to develop new experimental and modelling techniques that help...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Xie, J. (author), Xu, Y. (author), Meng, Z. (author), Liang, M. (author), Wan, Z. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
Auxetic cementitious cellular composites (ACCCs) exhibit desirable mechanical properties (e.g., high fracture resistance and energy dissipation), due to their unique deformation characteristics. In this study, a new type of cementitious auxetic material, referred to as peanut shaped ACCC, has been designed and subsequently architected using...
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Wan, Z. (author), Xu, Y. (author), Chang, Z. (author), Liang, M. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
Vascular self-healing concrete (SHC) has great potential to mitigate the environmental impact of the construction industry by increasing the durability of structures. Designing concrete with high initial mechanical properties by searching a specific arrangement of vascular structure is of great importance. Herein, an automatic optimization...
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Liang, M. (author), Luzio, Giovanni Di (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
This study presents comprehensive numerical modeling methods for simulating early-age stress (EAS) relaxation in cementitious materials, based on the autogenous deformation (AD), elastic modulus, creep, and stress continuously tested by a mini temperature stress testing machine (Mini-TSTM) and a mini AD testing machine from a very early age ...
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Liang, M. (author), Xie, J. (author), He, S. (author), Chen, Y. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
Early-age cracking risk induced by autogenous deformation is high for cementitious materials of low water-binder ratios. The autogenous deformation, viscoelastic properties, and stress evolution are three important factors for understanding and quantifying the early-age cracking risk. This paper systematically reviewed the experimental and...
review 2024
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Gan, Yidong (author), Liang, M. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), van Breugel, K. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
This study employs a lattice fracture model to simulate static and fatigue fracture behaviour of Interfacial Transition Zone (ITZ) at microscale and mortar at mesoscale. The heterogeneous microstructure of ITZ and mesostructure of mortar are explicitly considered in the models. The initial step involves calibrating and validating the...
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Zhou, Y. (author), Liang, M. (author), Yue, X. (author)
Large errors can be introduced in traditional acoustic emission (AE) source localization methods using extracted signal features such as arrival time difference. This issue is obvious in the case of irregular structural geometries, complex composite structure types or presence of cracks in wave travel paths. In this study, based on a novel...
journal article 2023
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Liang, M. (author), Liu, C. (author), Liang, X. (author), Chang, Z. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
This paper investigates the influence of temperature on autogenous deformation and early-age stress (EAS) evolution in ordinary Portland cement paste using a recently developed Mini Temperature Stress Testing Machine (Mini-TSTM) and Mini Autogenous Deformation Testing Machine (Mini-ADTM). In the Mini-TSTM/ ADTM, CEM I 42.5 N paste with a...
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He, S. (author), Chen, Y. (author), Liang, M. (author), Yang, En-Hua (author), Schlangen, E. (author)
This study investigates the microstructural changes of cement paste due to the inclusion of polymeric microfiber at different water-to-cement (w/c) ratios. A procedure to quantify the porosity of epoxy impregnated interfacial transition zone (ITZ) is also presented. Results show that the microstructures of the ITZ beneath and above a...
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He, S. (author), Mustafa, S. (author), Chang, Z. (author), Liang, M. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Lukovic, M. (author)
In the current study, experiments and numerical simulations were carried out to investigate the cracking behavior of reinforced concrete beams consisting of a very thin layer (i.e., 1 cm in thickness) of SHCC in the concrete cover, tension zone. A novel type of SHCC/concrete interface that features a weakened chemical adhesion but an enhanced...
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Liang, M. (author), Zhang, Y. (author), He, S. (author), Chen, Y. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
This study investigated the evolution process of high-volume slag cement (HVSC) paste from a chemo-mechanical standpoint. HVSC specimens with a 70 w.t. % slag replacement rate were studied at various ages. Evolution of phase assemblage, microstructure development, and micromechanical properties were analyzed using TGA/XRD/MIP/SEM-EDS and nano...
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Liang, M. (author), He, S. (author), Gan, Yidong (author), Zhang, Hongzhi (author), Chang, Z. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
This paper employs computer vision techniques to predict the micromechanical properties (i.e., elastic modulus and hardness) of cement paste based on an input of Backscattered Electron (BSE) images. A dataset comprising 40,000 nanoindentation tests and 40,000 BSE micrographs was built by express nanoindentation test and Scanning Electron...
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Chang, Z. (author), Liang, M. (author), He, S. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
We propose a new numerical method to analyze the early-age creep of 3D printed segments with the consideration of stress history. The integral creep strain evaluation formula is first expressed in a summation form using superposition principle. The experimentally derived creep compliance surface is then employed to calculate the creep strain...
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Chang, Z. (author), Liang, M. (author), Chen, Y. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
Cementitious materials may exhibit significant creep at very early age. This is potentially important for concrete 3D printing, where the material is progressively loaded even before it sets. However, does creep actually affect the buildability of 3D printed concrete? Herein, the influence of early-age creep on the buildability of 3D printed...
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Liang, M. (author), Chang, Z. (author), Zhang, Y. (author), Cheng, H. (author), He, S. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
This study aims to experimentally investigate the autogenous deformation and the stress evolution in restrained high-volume ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) concrete. The Temperature Stress Testing Machine (TSTM) and Autogenous Deformation Testing Machine (ADTM) were used to study the macro-scale autogenous deformation and stress...
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Chen, Y. (author), Liang, M. (author), Zhang, Y. (author), Li, Z. (author), Šavija, B. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Copuroglu, Oguzhan (author)
Autogenous shrinkage may be a critical issue concerning the use of limestone-calcined clay-cement (LC3) in high-performance concrete and 3D printable cementitious materials, which have relatively low water to binder (W/B) ratio. Adding an internal curing agent, i.e., superabsorbent polymer (SAP), could be a viable solution in this context....
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Chang, Z. (author), Liang, M. (author), Xu, Y. (author), Wan, Z. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
In this study, an experimental setup to characterize the early-age creep of 3D printable mortar was proposed. The testing protocol comprises quasi-static compressive loading-unloading cycles, with 180-s holding periods in between. An analytical model based on a double power law was used to predict creep compliance with hardening time and...
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Chen, Y. (author), Zhang, Y. (author), He, S. (author), Liang, M. (author), Zhang, Yamei (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Copuroglu, Oguzhan (author)
Limestone-calcined clay-cement (LC3), as one of the most promising sustainable cements, has been under development over the past decade. However, many uncertainties remain regarding its rheological behaviors, such as the metakaolin content of calcined clay. This study aims to investigate the effect of increasing the content of fine-grained...
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Liang, M. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
Stress evolution of restrained concrete is directly related to early-age cracking (EAC) potential of concrete, which is a tricky problem that often happens in engineering practice. Due to the global objective of carbon reduction, Ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) concrete has become a more promising binder comparing with Ordinary...
book chapter 2023
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He, S. (author), Liang, M. (author), Yang, En-hua (author), Schlangen, E. (author)
The properties of the interfacial transition zone (ITZ) between microfiber and cement-based matrix are of primary significance for the overall behavior of strain hardening cementitious composites (SHCCs). However, due to the relatively small diameter of polymeric microfibers (e.g., PVA fiber), it is technically difficult to obtain...
book chapter 2023
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