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Zhang, A. (author)
Bio-mediated methods, such as microbially induced carbonate precipitation (MICP) and enzyme induced carbonate precipitation (EICP), have gained considerable attention as alternatives to invasive ground improvement techniques. MICP and EICP use biogeochemical processes to drive carbonate precipitation and bind soil grains, thereby improving the...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Owen, C.C. (author)
The imminence of anthropogenic climate change has motivated a global energy transition towards sustainable power generation. Offshore wind—an important contributor to the energy transition—is expanding, not only in turbine size and number of installations, but also into regions with harsher environmental conditions. One of those conditions in...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Feng, Lichao (author), Yi, Shengjie (author), Zhao, Shuyuan (author), Zhong, Qiucheng (author), Ren, Feirong (author), Liu, C. (author), Zhang, Y. (author), Wang, Wenshou (author), Li, Zhenming (author)
Recycling aluminosilicate-based solid wastes is imperative to realize the sustainable development of constructions. By using alkali activation technology, aluminosilicate-based solid wastes, such as furnace slag, fly ash, red mud, and most of the bio-ashes, can be turned into alternative binder materials to Portland cement to reduce the carbon...
review 2024
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Galán Argumedo, J.L. (author), Mahmoudiniya, M. (author), Reinton, T.E. (author), Kestens, L.A.I. (author), Hermans, M.J.M. (author), Popovich, V. (author)
This study examines the interface layer between a high-strength low-alloy steel and an overlaying austenitic stainless steel as deposited through wire arc additive manufacturing in a bi-metal block. By utilizing optical and electron microscopy techniques, and accompanied by phenomenological and thermodynamic modeling, the work elucidates on...
journal article 2024
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Zhai, X. (author), Wang, Weiming (author), Chen, Falai (author), Wu, J. (author)
Recent years have seen a growing interest in topology optimization of functionally graded microstructures, characterized by an array of microstructures with varying volume fractions. However, microstructures optimized at slightly different volume fractions do not necessarily connect well when placed adjacently. Furthermore, optimization is...
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Sun, Yubo (author), Mohan, Manu K. (author), Tao, Yaxin (author), Zhang, Yi (author), Van Tittelboom, Kim (author), Ye, G. (author), De Schutter, Geert (author)
To properly control the reaction kinetics and fresh properties evolution in conventional alkali-activated materials (AAMs), a conceptual design of two-stream AAMs has been proposed in this study. This is achieved by dividing the solid and liquid components in AAMs, including blast furnace slag (BFS) and electric arc furnace slag (EFS)...
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Guo, Y. (author), Sharma, S. (author), Kumar, Siddhant (author)
Smooth and curved microstructural topologies found in nature—from soap films to trabecular bone—have inspired several mimetic design spaces for architected metamaterials and bio-scaffolds. However, the design approaches so far are ad hoc, raising the challenge: how to systematically and efficiently inverse design such artificial...
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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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Yuksel, O. (author), Caglar, Baris (author), Broggi, G.C. (author), Michaud, Véronique (author), Akkerman, Remko (author), Baran, Ismet (author)
The transverse permeability of roving/tow-based fiber reinforcement is of great importance for accurate flow modeling in the pultrusion process. This study proposes an experimental approach to characterize the roving-based fiber beds' permeability under different compaction conditions. The experimental permeability results of thick roving...
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Kamp, Harry (author)
Pursuing sustainable and efficient energy storage technologies has led to advancements in iron-air batteries. Understanding the intricate relationship between the microstructural features of iron electrodes and their oxidation and reduction behaviour is crucial for optimizing battery performance and lifespan. This thesis aims to investigate the...
master thesis 2023
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Lingmont, Roald (author)
In order to scale the planar flow casting (PFC) process to industrial levels a Python model is created. The model which is based on a combination of empirical and theoretical equations, is used to explore the limits of the process. The model is independently verified with a Comsol simulation, which is extended with solidification and heat...
master thesis 2023
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Selvakumar, Ravishankaran (author)
A multi-material structure combines diverse materials, allowing for precise tailoring of properties in specific regions. The integration of dissimilar materials leads to superior performance compared to single-material components. Bimetallic structures, a subset of multi-material systems, offer site-specific performance owing to the contrasting...
master thesis 2023
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Mishra, V. (author)
The world has seen industrial revolutions with advancements in manufacturing technologies. The advancements in Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies will bring another revolution sooner rather than later. Nowadays, the Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process is already used to manufacture large-scale structures such as ship...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Zheng, Yi (author)
Silicon heterojunction (SHJ) solar cell technology is one of the most promising PV technologies because of its high power conversion efficiencies, simple fabrication process and low manufacturing cost. The current world record efficiency of SHJ solar cell reaches up to 26.81%. SHJ solar cell produces the highest VOC over 750 mV among the c-Si...
master thesis 2023
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Veenstra, Riemer (author)
In this research, a thermal analysis of the wire and arc additive manufacturing process is presented based on the F.E. method. <br/><br/>An important quality of the F.E. model that is presented in this research is to describe the temperature field that is experienced by the deposited material in the wire and arc additive manufacturing process....
master thesis 2023
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Wu, B. (author)
Supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs), like fly ash (FA) and blast furnace slag (BFS), are widely used in concrete to partially replace the cement clinker in the production of blended cement or directly replace part of Ordinary Portland cement (OPC) in the concrete. No matter how the SCMs are introduced, they can reduce the cost of...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Jiang, Quanxin (author)
The need for more accurate cleavage modelling is particularly acute for a new generation of high-strength steels because they obtain their favourable properties through complex, multi-phase microstructures. One of the challenges in cleavage modelling is the strong sensitivity to material characteristics at the microlevel. This thesis proposes a...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Morete Barbosa Bertolo, V. (author)
The use of materials in increasingly severe service conditions raises concerns about structural safety with respect to cleavage fracture. There are three main material-related challenges that structures face under harsh environments: 1) the trade-off between strength and toughness; 2) the ductile-to-brittle transition behaviour of BCC high...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Chen, B. (author)
In recent years, considerable attention has been given to the utilization of municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) bottom ash as a mineral resource for construction materials. MSWI bottom ash is the primary residue discharged after incinerating municipal solid waste. The generation of MSWI bottom ash is increasing dramatically with the wide...
doctoral thesis 2023
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