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Lu, T. (author)
Concrete is a brittle composite material that easily fractures under tension. Due to the fact that the early-age deformation of the concrete member is restrained by adjoining structures, cracking can occur throughout the concrete prior to application of any load. The cracks would provide preferential access for aggressive agents penetrating in...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Saraber, A.J. (author)
Coal fly ash is widely used in as raw material in concrete industry because it can replace part of the cement and fly ash contributes to improve certain properties of concrete. As a way to reduce the contribution of coal fired power plants to the climate change, more and more coal is replaced by biomass. To keep fly ash as a valuable resource...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Lottman, B.B.G. (author)
--- ENGLISH VERSION --- The spalling damage observed to concrete structures after severe fire exposure has been the topic of scientific research for the past decades. This phenomenon is commonly characterised by the sudden and in some cases violent breaking off of concrete pieces from the cross-section. In this thesis the derivation and the...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Schipper, H.R. (author)
The production of precast, concrete elements with complex, double-curved geometry is expensive due to the high costcosts of the necessary moulds and the limited possibilities for mould reuse. Currently, CNC-milled foam moulds are the solution applied mostly in projects, offering good aesthetic performance, but also resulting in waste of material...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Yu, Z. (author)
Fly ash is a by-product of burning coal in electric power generating plants. It is commonly known that owing to its pozzolanic properties fly ash is widely used as a partial replacement for Portland cement in concrete. The use of fly ash in concrete not only reduces the landfill costs of fly ash, but also reduces the use of Portland cement in...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Sangadji, S. (author)
The high energy consumption, its corresponding emission of CO2 and financial losses due to premature failure are the pressing sustainability issues which must be tackled by the concrete infrastructure industry. Enhancement of concrete materials and durability of structures (designing new infrastructures for longer service life) is one solution...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Sarkhosh, R. (author)
doctoral thesis 2014
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Fennis, S.A.A.M. (author)
The goal of this research project on Ecological Concrete was to reduce the CO2-emission of concrete and to reuse secondary materials form concrete production and other industries simultaneously. This also minimizes the use of natural resources and the production costs. To replace cement in concrete in a safe way, the main question answered in...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Gaal, G.C.M. (author)
In the early 20th century, the general idea was that concrete structures would never show deterioration. However, in the 1990s concrete structures showed an increase in number of cracks and area of spalling. Especially spalling of the concrete cover could create a harmful situation to the users. Spalling of the cover is caused by corrosion of...
doctoral thesis 2004
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Takada, K. (author)
doctoral thesis 2004
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Fellinger, J.H.H. (author)
Hollow core (HC) slabs are made of precast concrete with pretensioned strands. These slabs are popular as floor structures in offices and housing. At ambient conditions, the load bearing capacity can be dominated by four different failure modes, i.e. flexure, anchorage, shear compression and shear tension. As the economic production process does...
doctoral thesis 2004
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Meijers, S.J.H. (author)
doctoral thesis 2003
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