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Ye, Guang (author)
The aim of this thesis was to investigate and to simulate the development of the microstructure, porosity and permeability in hardening cement-based materials. Based on experimental information and the cement hydration model HYMOSTRUC, the microstructural details including porosity, connectivity of pores and pore size distribution were...
doctoral thesis 2003
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Andersson, R.A. (author)
doctoral thesis 2008
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Ruvalcaba Jimenez, D.G. (author)
This Thesis demonstrates studies on microstructure development during the solidification of aluminium alloys. New insights of structure development are presented here. Experimental techniques such as quenching and in-situ High-brilliance X-ray microscopy were utilized to study the microstructure evolution during solidification.
doctoral thesis 2009
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Elsner, A. (author)
Steel producers are forced to reduce the production cost on the one hand and increase the performances of the products on the other hand, to maintain or even increase their market share. A likely method to save on production costs is to cut down the rather long production chain for conventional cold rolled strip, and to substitute certain cold...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Xu, X. (author)
The thesis attempts to develop advanced high abrasion resistant steels with low hardness in combination with good toughness, processability and low alloying additions. For this purpose, a novel multi-pass dual-indenter (MPDI) scratch test approach has been developed to approach the real continuous abrasion process and unravel abrasion damage...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Ohms, C. (author)
Welding is applied in many industrial sectors to join components, and has become an important manufacturing process because it enables the fabrication of structures that could not otherwise be constructed. Weld regions have inhomogeneous microstructures and are more susceptible to crack initiation and crack propagation than the surrounding base...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Ma, Y. (author)
Alkali activated fly ash (AAFA), also named “geopolymer”, has emerged as a novel engineering material in the construction industry. This material is normally formed by the reaction between fly ash and aqueous hydroxide or alkali silicate solution. With proper mix design, AAFA can present comparable or superior engineering properties to Portland...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Nahar, S.N. (author)
During the service life of flexible asphalt pavements, asphalt concrete degrades due to traffic loading and environmental conditions like temperature, rain, oxidation, ultraviolet-radiation from the sun. All these environmental factors have adverse effects on the performance of bitumen, which is the binder of asphalt concrete. They are known to...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Pauli, A.T. (author)
As a contribution to the development of mutli-scale multi-physics approaches to modelling pavement performance, the present thesis considers the topic of damage accumulation accompanied by damage recover self-healing of the bituminous asphalt phase of pavement systems. It is found insightful that by adopting Hveem’s [1943] concept of attributing...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Popovich, V.A. (author)
Due to pressure from the photovoltaic industry to decrease the cost of solar cell production, there is a tendency to reduce the thickness of silicon wafers. Unfortunately, wafers contain defects created by the various processing steps involved in solar cell production, which significantly reduce the strength of the wafers and cells. Therefore, a...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Copuroglu, O. (author)
Blast furnace slag cement concrete is used extensively in a number of countries. In comparison with OPC, it is particularly well known for its excellent performance in marine environments. One dis-advantage of slag cement is its vulnerability to scaling under the combined load of freezing-thawing and de-icing salts. The current investigation was...
doctoral thesis 2006
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Wang, Y. (author)
Concrete is one of the most important construction materials in the world. However, Portland cement which is one of the constituents of concrete is responsible for about 5-10% of global CO2 emission. From sustainability point of view, therefore, it is important to search for materials which can be used to reduce or to replace Portland cement in...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Fratila-Apachitei, E.L. (author)
doctoral thesis 2004
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Nienhuis, J. (author)
The different phases in the life of archaeological objects can be described by artefact biography. This dissertation defines an updated version: artefact biography 2.0, and the life phases of Early Iron Age bronze studs from Oss-Zevenbergen, the Netherlands, are elaborated. Throughout the thesis, the research revolves around information value....
doctoral thesis 2017
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Gao, P. (author)
For optimization of the use of Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCMs), i.e. blast furnace slag (BFS) and fly ash (FA), in cementitious system a numerical model for simulating the hydration and microstructure development of blended cements can be used. Several models have been proposed in recent years to simulate the hydration and...
doctoral thesis 2018
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