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Nedeljković, Marija (author)
As the building sector is expanding, a growing interest in technologies that can reduce the CO2 emission from concrete production has led to partial replacement of cement with by-products from various industrial processes. Besides the partial replacement of cement, development of alkali activation technology ensures full replacement of cement in...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Carr, N.N. (author)
The aim of this project was the development of the scientific basis for methodologies that enable the production of renewable sustainable cement (i.e. BioCement) based on ashes derived from the conversion of biomass residues. Within this project, biomass ash and derived products were developed at the laboratory scale, and their functionality was...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Pargar, F. (author)
Determination of the chloride content in a reinforced concrete structure is important for evaluation of the risk of chloride-induced corrosion of reinforcement. The traditional techniques for chloride determination in concrete are laborious, time-consuming and cannot be used for continuous monitoring of the chloride content. The investigation on...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Zhang, Y. (author)
Chloride-induced reinforcement corrosion, caused by chloride diffusion in the unsaturated concrete cover, is a major durability problem of concrete structures. Current concepts for concrete mixture design and for service life prediction are generally based on the understanding of the chloride diffusion coefficient of saturated concrete. This...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Dong, H. (author)
Concrete is currently the most widely used material in construction field. A good performance of concrete structures is required for reaching the designed service life. However, the initial scatter in the quality of concrete is unavoidable in practice, possibly resulting from improper design, poor execution, or deterioration due to stresses...
doctoral thesis 2018
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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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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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Veerman, R.P. (author)
The Dutch road infrastructure contains a large number of concrete bridges and viaducts. Malfunction of these bridges and viaducts has large financial consequences. To avoid malfunctions of bridges, bridges need to be inspected frequently and actions should be taken when required. The reliability of the inspections of the health of a bridge could...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Ouyang, X. (author)
Fillers, such as limestone or quartz powder, are used as a replacement of Portland cement. Their application can make concrete more environment friendly and possibly cheaper. Additions of limestone or quartz powder have been reported to exert a limited chemical effect on cement hydration. The main quasi-chemical effect of added limestone and...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Zlopaša, J. (author)
Nature displays a multitude of fascinating materials, from beautiful colors of butterfly wings to the toughness of mullosc shells, which are formed in mild enviornmental conditions with commonly occuring materials, such as chitosan or calcium carbonate. These composite materials display an intricate interplay of biopolymers and minerals forming...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Palin, D. (author)
Bacteria-based self-healing concrete is an innovative self-healing materials approach, whereby bacteria embedded in concrete can form a crack healing mineral precipitate. Structures made from self-healing concrete promise longer service lives, with associated economic benefits [1]. Despite concretes susceptibility to marine-based degradation...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Vegt, I. (author)
The fracture properties of concrete are rate dependent. In this thesis the results on tensile tests at static, moderate and high loading rate are presented. The results show the influence of the loading rate not only the tensile strength, but also on the fracture energy, stress-defromation relation and fracture parameters, like fracture lengths...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Agar Ozbek, AS (author)
doctoral thesis 2016
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Lukovic, M. (author)
In the construction industry the demand for repair and maintenance of concrete structures constantly increases. Still, the performance of current concrete repairs is not satisfactory and there is an urgent need for improvement. Understanding the damage development in a repair system, and how to predict, model and prevent its failure is critical...
doctoral thesis 2016
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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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Hoornahad, H. (author)
No-slump concrete (NSLC) is one of the commercial types of concrete that is known as a type of concrete with almost zero flowability. No-slump concrete is normally used for typical applications, like pavements construction and massive dam structures. The specific feature of a no-slump concrete is its high shape holding ability. No fixed formwork...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Huang, H. (author)
Concrete is a brittle composite cementitious material that easily fractures under tensile loading. Microcracks can appear throughout the concrete prior to application of any load because of temperature-induced strain and autogenous and drying shrinkage. There is no doubt that these cracks provide preferential access for aggressive agents to...
doctoral thesis 2014
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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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Zhang, Q. (author)
doctoral thesis 2013
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