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Veerman, R.P. (author), Koenders, E.A.B. (author)
For understanding the actual state of durability of concrete structures, it is important to know its response due to external loading. This response mainly depends on the actual structural and material properties of the structure, while loaded. Mechanical and chemical degradation are the main mechanisms that may affect these properties with time...
conference paper 2014
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Van Breugel, K. (author), Van Tuan, N. (author)
Ultra High Strength Concrete (UHPC) is generally made with low w/c mixtures and by adding silica fume. Low w/c mixtures, however, exhibit high autogenous shrinkage, while a high amount of silica fume increases the price of these mixtures. For designing ultra high strength mixtures with low autogenous shrinkage and lower costs the possibility of...
conference paper 2014
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Van Breugel, K. (author)
The increasing demand for quality, durability and sustainability requires a critical evaluation of currently used building codes. Although there is no doubt that we need codes, standards, certificates etc., the existence of these documents are no guarantee that the prescribed quality is realized on the building site. In this paper the essential...
conference paper 2014
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Amir, S. (author), Van der Veen, C. (author), Walraven, J.C. (author), De Boer, A. (author)
In the Netherlands, most of the bridges were built more than 50 years ago and it is essential for designers to find out if these bridges are safe for modern traffic especially in shear since that was not considered in design recommendations before 1976. Detailed experiments have been carried out in the laboratory to investigate punching shear...
conference paper 2014
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