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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...
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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...
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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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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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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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Lin, P. (author), Liu, X. (author), Ren, S. (author), Xu, Jian (author), Li, Y. (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...
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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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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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Rossi, E. (author), Rahul, R. (author), Copuroglu, Oguzhan (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author)
The possible beneficial impact of self-healing on chloride transport through cracks has been assessed for two bacteria-based self-healing mortar mixtures in comparison with Ordinary Portland cement mortar. Intact self-healing specimens featured lower chloride transport coefficients thanks to a denser microstructure and to the formation of a...
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Krauklis, Andrey E. (author), Karl, Christian W. (author), Rocha, I.B.C.M. (author), Burlakovs, Juris (author), Ozola-Davidane, Ruta (author), Gagani, Abedin I. (author), Starkova, Olesja (author)
Service lifetimes of polymers and polymer composites are impacted by environmental ageing. The validation of new composites and their environmental durability involves costly testing programs, thus calling for more affordable and safe alternatives, and modelling is seen as such an alternative. The state-of-the-art models are systematized in...
review 2022
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Starkova, Olesja (author), Gagani, Abedin I. (author), Karl, Christian W. (author), Rocha, I.B.C.M. (author), Burlakovs, Juris (author), Krauklis, Andrey E. (author)
Polymers and polymer composites are negatively impacted by environmental ageing, reducing their service lifetimes. The uncertainty of the material interaction with the environment compromises their superior strength and stiffness. Validation of new composite materials and structures often involves lengthy and expensive testing programs....
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Sherzer, G. Lifshitz (author), Ye, G. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Kovler, K. (author)
It has been observed that a trench wall embedded in the soil of the Dead Sea has lost strength and is deteriorating due to brine attack. This phenomenon demonstrates that concrete wall structural stability and durability can be seriously endangered. Yet conventional analysis using macroscopic models is considered an oversimplification, as it...
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Ye, G. (author)
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Justino de Lima, C.L. (author), Aldinger, Brandon (author), de Haan, Peter (author), Bristogianni, T. (author), Veer, F.A. (author)
Among the environmental factors affecting glass weathering are humidity, exposure time, temperature, and the presence of pollutants in the atmosphere. Notwithstanding that the weathering produced depends on numerous factors, the important weathering effect of high humidity may be specifically mitigated by using a good chemical composition for...
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Bahafid, Sara (author), Hendriks, M.A.N. (author), Jacobsen, Stefan (author), Geiker, Mette (author)
We simulate the glue-spall stress due to mechanical interactions between a frozen saline solution (brine-ice composite) and a non-air entrained concrete surface including the impact of the micro-structure of the frozen solution. The presence of brine channels at the ice/concrete interface was found to be a prerequisite to induce stress during...
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