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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...
journal article 2024
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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...
journal article 2024
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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...
journal article 2024
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Schagen, Brian (author)
The current understanding of auxetic metamaterials in structural engineering applications is limited. Auxetic materials exhibit lateral contraction under compressive loads, possessing a negative Poisson's ratio. The research addresses this gap, focusing on the use of auxetics for steel reinforcement in structural concrete elements to enhance...
master thesis 2023
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Pekuss, Raitis (author)
Cement production is responsible for 8% of the anthropogenic CO2 emissions [1]. Reducing this share will be a strenuous task as the global population and urbanization rates are increasing and, therefore, the need for concrete will remain high [2], [3]. Simultaneously, despite the alarming statistic, a vast majority of demolished concrete...
master thesis 2023
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Andrade Borges, Emilia (author)
This thesis addresses the topic of ongoing (excessive) deformations observed in balanced cantilever prestressed concrete bridges all over the world. Many authors attribute this behavior to the time-dependent phenomena of creep and shrinkage. Balanced cantilever bridges are classified as creep-sensitive structures, and for that reason, a detailed...
master thesis 2023
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Shen, Kefu (author)
Nowadays, with the rapid development of 3D printing technology, more and more applications of this technology can be seen in daily life, and architecture is one of the important directions. There are already a lot of creative buildings completed by 3D printing in the world, and many of them have already been put into use. One of the big...
master thesis 2023
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Noukari, Athanasia (author)
With the continuous increase in transportation volume, bridges face the challenge of carrying higher traffic loads. As a result, bridges undergo fatigue due to repeated and increasing loads, leading to progressive deterioration of their structural reliability. While existing codes already account for several variables affecting the concrete's...
master thesis 2023
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Gomez Jaramillo, Laura Sofia (author)
Recycled concrete aggregates (RCA) have been recognized as a sustainable solution to satisfy the demand and address the environmental impacts of the concrete industry. However, construction engineers and contractors still have reservations about RCA due to their heterogeneous origin and lower quality compared to natural aggregates. It is...
master thesis 2023
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van Donselaar, Kevin (author)
Large parts of the Netherlands lay below mean sea level. An extensive network of flood protection measures is in place to prevent flooding. Periodic safety assessment and reinforcement are required to guarantee a resilient system. Currently, in the Netherlands, an extensive sea dike reinforcement program is underway to meet the safety standards...
master thesis 2023
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Kazmi, Syed Baqir Ali (author)
This dissertation endeavors to introduce a novel supervised Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) methodology for the detection of damage and the prediction of fatigue life in asphalt concrete materials. Grounded in the principles of S-N (strain-number of cycles until failure) curves, this research addresses the intricate task of proficiently...
master thesis 2023
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Akraa, Khaled (author)
The increasing demand for sand in the construction sector underscores the need for sustainable alternatives to natural sand. This bachelor's thesis explores the application of Fine Recycled Concrete Aggregate (fRCA) produced by Heating air and classification system (HAS) from the Concrete To Cement and Aggregate (C2CA) technology as a...
bachelor thesis 2023
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Dieterich Murr, Laura (author)
The Netherlands is currently facing a significant challenge regarding its highway system due to the rise in traffic, especially in densely populated areas like The Randstad. However, constructing new infrastructure or replacing old bridges is not a practical solution due to environmental concerns. Most of the country's prestressed concrete...
master thesis 2023
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Nuri, Masi (author)
Cracks that develop in concrete due to tensile stresses can lead to the corrosion of embedded reinforcing steel, which is a primary cause of concrete deterioration. It's common practice to introduce additional reinforcement to limit crack width in concrete. Another potential solution involves partially substituting concrete with alternative...
master thesis 2023
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van Keulen, D.C. (author)
The thixotropic properties of contemporary mortars allow the insertion of mortar in small vertical seams by using a mortar pump without the need for traditional formwork. In such a seam, a vertical mortar connection for the transfer of shear forces can be created by simply adding a profile to the mortar-to-concrete interfaces. In this way a...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Schaper, Jelle (author)
Concrete is widely used in civil engineering and despite its long history, accurate prediction of the hardening process, particularly in partially restrained conditions, remains a challenge. During the hardening of partially restrained concrete, residual stresses occur due to restrained deformations caused by factors such as heating/cooling and...
master thesis 2023
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Kiliç, Özge (author)
This master thesis investigates the influence of flanges on the shear capacity of reinforced non-rectangular members without shear reinforcement. The study adapts the evaluation procedure developed by Yang (2014) for rectangular cross-sections to analyze plates with holes, I-beams and T-beams.
master thesis 2023
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