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França de Mendonça Filho, F. (author)
Building materials generally perform poorly in a high temperature environment. Residential fires and fires in road tunnels are common occurrences. Furthermore, some factories have no option besides exposing their infrastructure to very high temperatures due to the nature of their operation logistics. Therefore, there is a clear need for...
doctoral thesis 2024
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van der Lingen, Kevin (author)
The emergence of innovative construction materials is dawning a new era of ambition within the civil engineering community. Among these innovative materials, Basalt Fibre Reinforced Polymer (BFRP) has recently surfaced with promising potential as a reinforcing material in concrete. Currently, in the Dutch concrete construction industry, the...
master thesis 2024
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Wilgenburg, Gert (author)
The use of non-destructive tests for assessing the material status of concrete structures in the Netherlands remains relatively uncommon, despite the growing demand for the preservation of existing structures under the VenR policy of Rijkswaterstaat. Skepticism towards NDTs is reflected in the scarcity of documented case studies in publicly...
master thesis 2024
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Hjörvarsdóttir, Soley (author)
Concrete is the second most used material in the world after water and recent trends show no slowing down of the concrete use around the world. Concrete is also a huge contributor to CO2 emissions as it makes up 8% of emissions. This study investigates the optimization of concrete structures to reduce environmental impact while maintaining...
master thesis 2024
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Ławniczak, Aron (author)
Coastal areas face increasing threat from erosion. The use of coastal protection structures is imperative to counter this. Concrete “armouring” is widely used due to durability and cost-effectiveness. Conventional methods of “armouring” result in habitat degradation and loss of biodiversity. ECOncrete developed Coastalock, an armour unit...
master thesis 2024
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Wesseling, Lucas (author)
The offshore renewable energy market is rapidly growing, particularly in wind and solar sectors. The intermittent nature of these energy sources underscores the necessity for offshore energy storage solutions. Among the techniques being explored, Marine Pumped Hydro-Energy Storage (MPHES) emerges as a promising option. This innovative concept...
master thesis 2024
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van Dijk, Bob (author)
In the Netherlands, numerous bridges face reassessment. During this assessment, it is observed that in some cases, the applied shear reinforcement (stirrups) does not meet the detailing requirement given in the national annex of the NEN-EN 1992-2. This requirement, which states that the stirrups must enclose the longitudinal reinforcement to...
master thesis 2024
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Thomassen, Brent (author)
This project is focused on the development of circular and sustainable playground equipment (PE), as the Netherlands and its municipalities have set targets to become a Circular Economy in 2050. Furthermore, the PE should also encourage children to play outside more and engage in physical exercise. The reason for this being that children in the...
master thesis 2024
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Jiang, Luxi (author)
In the construction industry, composite structures combining concrete and steel are commonly employed in floor systems due to their exceptional performance in compression and tension. With a growing emphasis on sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), this thesis introduces a novel concept: a modularised floor system consisting of...
master thesis 2024
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Zapaśnik, Marta (author)
How to adapt the Polish Large Panel concrete system housing to increase the living diversity with modular architecture? This graduation topic aligns with the Architectural Engineering studio approach and the master track's emphasis on integrating technology and exploring circular adaptation strategies. The design of Plug & Live: Modular...
master thesis 2024
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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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Wan, Z. (author), Xu, Y. (author), He, S. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
This paper presents a state-of-the-art review on the application of additive manufacturing (AM) in self-healing cementitious materials. AM has been utilized in self-healing cementitious materials in three ways: (1) concrete with 3D-printed capsules/vasculatures; (2) 3D concrete printing (3DCP) with fibers or supplementary cementitious...
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Vahidi, A. (author), Gebremariam, A.T. (author), Di Maio, F. (author), Meister, K.R. (author), Koulaeian, T. (author), Rem, P.C. (author)
The construction industry urgently requires a resilient information system for effective coordination of data transmission among various stakeholders, including both the public and private sectors. Such an advanced digital solution would not only enhance transparency along the value chain but also improve both the quality of and confidence in...
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Jonker, R. G. (author), AlYousif, A.Y. (author), Hofland, Bas (author), Antonini, A. (author), Zoon, Arthur (author), Smith, Gregory (author)
This study treats a detached homogenous low-crested structure (HLCS) made of Cubipod concrete elements placed seaward of a vertical wall (forming a basin in between) to reduce overtopping. Assessing the complex hydrodynamics and effects of changing the geometry of such a system in relation to overtopping reduction is challenging. The...
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Wang, Ranran (author), Zhang, Jun (author), Lu, Yijun (author), Ren, S. (author), Huang, Jiandong (author)
The design of geopolymer concrete must meet more stringent requirements for the landscape, so understanding and designing geopolymer concrete with a higher compressive strength challenging. In the performance prediction of geopolymer concrete compressive strength, machine learning models have the advantage of being more accurate and faster....
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Jiang, Nengdong (author), Ge, Zhi (author), Wang, Zhiyuan (author), Gao, Tianming (author), Zhang, Hongzhi (author), Ling, Yifeng (author), Šavija, B. (author)
This study investigates the size effect on the compressive strength of foamed concrete at the mesoscale level combining X-ray computed tomography (X-CT) and a discrete lattice model. Image segmentation techniques and X-CT were employed to obtain virtual specimens comprising hydrated cement paste and air voids. The lineal-path function and...
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Calabrese, G.C. (author), Hidding, A.J. (author), Bier, H.H. (author)
This chapter presents a review of cementless materials for 3D printing, with a specific emphasis on the utilization of volcanic ash in the context of a case study for off-Earth construction. As a highly promising alternative to traditional concrete, selected binders are investigated in relation to volcanic ash for the creation of an alternative...
book chapter 2024
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Angst, Ueli M. (author), Rossi, Emanuele (author), Boschmann Käthler, Carolina (author), Mannes, David (author), Trtik, Pavel (author), Elsener, Bernhard (author), Zhou, Z. (author), Strobl, Markus (author)
The steel–concrete interface (SCI) is known to play a major role in corrosion of steel in concrete, but a fundamental understanding is still lacking. One reason is that concrete’s opacity complicates the study of internal processes. Here, we report on the application of bimodal X-ray and neutron microtomography as in-situ imaging techniques...
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Sun, Yubo (author), Mohan, Manu K. (author), Dai, Xiaodi (author), Zhang, Yiyuan (author), Ye, G. (author), De Schutter, Geert (author)
The proper control of the rheological performance of silicate-based alkali-activated slag (AAS) mixtures is problematic, as the conventional superplasticizers become less effective in alkaline media. Nevertheless, several methods have been proposed to improve the workability of silicate-activated AAS, such as by extending the mixing time, and...
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Lv, Leyang (author), Zhang, Xiangyu (author), Šavija, B. (author), Zhang, Mingzhong (author), Han, Kaihang (author), Zhang, Honghzhi (author), Pei, Chun (author), Zhu, Jihua (author), Xing, Feng (author)
Self-healing concrete using encapsulated healing agent has shown great potential in enhancing concrete durability. However, the capsules are expensive to make and can lower the mechanical properties of concrete. In this study, a new type of manufactured aggregate that employs waste-derived fly ash cenosphere as a carrier of healing agent (SH...
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