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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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Janus, Maksymilian (author)
Large plate panel building architecture is one of the important aspects related to the historical background and its development, especially in Slavic Europe where buildings were linked with the Soviet occupation. Through examination of case studies, the study focuses on social, economic, and political factors that played a role in the rapid...
student report 2024
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Blom, Sjoerd (author)
The Dutch energy landscape is becoming more complex due to various interacting factors and uncertainties, creating what are known as "wicked problems" that demand collaborative solutions. This study addresses knowledge gaps by developing a collaborative guide for fostering effective Multi-Stakeholder Collaborations (MSCs) that can endure over...
master thesis 2024
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4598865, Nr. (author)
Each year, over 50 million tonnes of electronic waste is generated globally, with the Netherlands averaging more than 20 kg per capita (Compendium voor de Leefomgeving, 2023). The shift from a linear to a circular economy is crucial in addressing this issue, emphasizing the importance of durability and repairability in product design....
master thesis 2024
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Chen, B. (author), Perumal, Priyadharshini (author), Aghabeyk, F. (author), Adediran, Adeolu (author), Illikainen, Mirja (author), Ye, G. (author)
The pursuit of low-carbon binders as alternatives to Portland cement has sparked interest in developing alkali-activated materials (AAM).<sup>1</sup> Using municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) bottom ash as precursor for AAM has attracted increasing attention as it offers a sustainable, resource-efficient solution to mitigate the...
review 2024
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Cimino, Giovanni (author)
The textile and fashion industry, with its complex supply chain from fiber production to retail, employs harmful chemicals, posing risks to the environment and workers. Fast fashion has intensified clothing production, leading to extensive textile waste. Consequently, it has fostered a more ephemeral and less emotionally durable connection with...
master thesis 2023
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van Hees, Rafael (author)
The scope of this graduation project is to design a new building for Antwerp’s Museum of contemporary art (M HKA). A building that can accommodate the museum’s ambitions following the transition from the M HKA to the Flemish Museum of contemporary art (VMHK). The museum has been appointed a location in Antwerp South for its new building and has...
master thesis 2023
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Cutz, L. (author), Tiringer, U. (author), de Jong, W. (author), Mol, J.M.C. (author)
Long transport distances and extended storage of biomass pellets especially in humid environments provide a suitable setting for enhanced degradation in the form of moisture sorption, cracking and attrition. We developed an optically transparent, low-cost and environmentally friendly coating to reduce moisture sorption and storage degradation...
journal article 2023
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Pichler, Niels (author), Wang, Wandong (author), Poulis, J.A. (author), Ghafoori, Elyas (author)
Developing a bonded prestressed solution for strengthening structures utilizing an iron-based shape memory alloy (Fe-SMA), is of significant interest. This study is the first systematic investigation of adhesively-bonded Fe-SMA joints to achieve complete cohesive failure, which is an essential prerequisite for bond integrity. The Fe-SMA...
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Lin, P. (author), Liu, X. (author), Ren, S. (author), Xu, Jian (author), Li, Yi (author), Li, Mingliang (author)
The film thickness of asphalt mixtures is critical for determining their performance and aging durability. However, understanding of the appropriate film thickness and its influence on performance and aging behavior for high-content polymer-modified asphalt (HCPMA) mixtures is still limited. This research aims to examine the relationship between...
journal article 2023
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Gluth, Gregor J.G. (author), Ke, Xinyuan (author), Vollpracht, Anya (author), Weiler, Lia (author), Bernal, Susan A. (author), Cyr, Martin (author), Dombrowski-Daube, Katja (author), Geddes, Dan (author), Nedeljković, Marija (author)
The current ability to predict the carbonation resistance of alkali-activated materials (AAMs) is incomplete, partly because of widely varying AAM chemistries and variable testing conditions. To identify general correlations between mix design parameters and the carbonation rate of AAMs, RILEM TC 281-CCC Working Group 6 compiled and analysed...
book chapter 2023
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Bezemer, H.J. (author), Awasthy, N. (author), Lukovic, M. (author)
A promising solution for reducing the carbon footprint of concrete is the use of alkali-activated concretes (AAC). Before this material can be widely applied, its long-term behaviour needs to be understood, especially since some studies reported a decrease of mechanical properties over time. Similarly, Prinsse et al. reported decreasing...
book chapter 2023
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Pascoe, J.A. (author)
This article presents an overview of methods for analyzing the facture and failure of adhesives. Special attention is given to stress analysis in adhesive bonds, as the difficulty of performing an accurate stress analysis is a major limitation of many failure analysis methods. The article also covers the effect of manufacturing and...
book chapter 2023
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Jing, R. (author), Apostolidis, P. (author), Liu, X. (author), Erkens, S. (author), Scarpas, Athanasios (author)
Epoxy-asphalt (EA) attracted the attention of road authorities in many countries as a solution for open-graded porous surface layers with enhanced durability and longevity. This research presents an experimental programme to assess the durability of epoxy-modified open-graded porous asphalt (EMOGPA) mixes, emphasising the effects of the...
journal article 2023
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Hermans, Justus (author)
<i>A significant problem within the automotive industry and for in-car interfaces in general, is the fact that the in-car user experience becomes obsolete at a much faster pace over time compared to the potential lifespan of the car itself. Moreover, there is also a societal future need for long lasting products in order to have a positive...
master thesis 2022
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Kulshreshtha, Y. (author)
Building with unfired earth (mud) is an ancient practice that is regaining popularity due to the rising concern about the impact of the construction sector on climate. However, the low image of earthen materials is a major barrier to its acceptance in India, and is caused due to its poor water resistance performance. This research focuses on...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Brouwers, Zsa-Zsa (author)
The municipality of The Hague is currently redeveloping Binckhorst from industrial area to a high-rise mixed function area. The drastic redevelopment of this area is causing the loss of numerous reuseable materials and buildings. This is worrisome, given the need to improve the sustainability of the building sector. To prevent the destruction in...
master thesis 2022
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Sushin, Harikrishnan (author)
The main motivation within this thesis is to explore the possibility of increasing the service life of box-beam bridge girders to aid the ambition of the Dutch government to become a circular economy. The construction industry still follows a more or less linear economy system. Many bridges in the Netherlands are approaching the end of their...
master thesis 2022
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Kamat, Ameya (author), Lubelli, B. (author), Schlangen, E. (author)
Porous building materials are often subjected to damage due to salt crystallization. In recent years, the addition of crystallization inhibitors in lime-based mortar, has shown promising results in improving durability of this material against salt decay. Lime-based mortars have low mechanical properties and slow setting. They are often replaced...
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Groot, C.J.W.P. (author), Veiga, Rosario (author), Papayianni, Ioanna (author), van Hees, R.P.J. (author), Secco, Michele (author), Alvarez, José I. (author), Faria, Paulina (author), Stefanidou, Maria (author)
For conservation interventions of historic masonry generally lime-based mortars such as pure air lime mortars, lime-pozzolan mortars, natural hydraulic lime mortars and ternary mortars (lime-pozzolan-cement) are used. The main reason is that their hygric and mechanical (strength and ductility) performance are easy to adapt to most existing...
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