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Discrete models for concrete mechanics - papers available (free)

Dear all,

Two papers published by our group dealing with mechanics and transport processes in concrete simulated using discrete (lattice) models are available online for free.

1. Lattice modelling of rapid chloride migration in concrete, at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262051929_Lattice_modeling_of_r...

Design and testing of tubular polymeric capsules for self-healing of concrete

Dear all,

Our group has recently published a paper on "Design and testing of tubular polymeric capsules for self-healing concrete". We have combined experiments and numerical simulations in order to optimize polymeric carrier capsules for their use in self-healing concrete. Interested? You can read the full paper at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320657352_Design_and_testing_of...

Regards

Influence of Cracking on Moisture Uptake in Strain-Hardening Cementitious Composites

Dear all,

Our article on experimental and numerical investigation of water uptake in strain-hardening cementitious composites (SHCCs, sometimes called ECC), is now freely available for download at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309322976_Influence_of_Cracking...

OPEN ACCESS - Modelling deformation and fracture of Gilsocarbon graphite subject to service environments

Dear all,

Our article on experimentally-informed modelling of deformation and fracture of Gilsocarbon graphite subjected to service environments, published in the Journal of Nuclear Materials, is now available as open access. You can download it at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320925660_Modelling_deformation...

Regards,

Branko

On the Potential of Lattice Type Model for Predicting Shear Capacity of Reinforced Concrete and SHCC Structures

Discrete approaches can be used in various areas of engineering and science.

Our group at TU Delft has recently published a paper on simulating shear failure in reinforced concrete using discrete (lattice) models. The paper can be found at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317617956_On_the_Potential_of_L...

 

Experimentally validated multi-scale modelling scheme of deformation and fracture of cement paste available for free download

Our recent paper on "Experimentally validated multi-scale modelling scheme of deformation and fracture of cement paste" published in "Cement and Concrete Research" is temporarily available for free download.

Download link:

https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1VvK421ISTMXW

People interested in discussing the research can do so at Researchgate:

Experimentally validated multi-scale modelling scheme of deformation and fracture of cement paste

Our group has recently published a new paper on simulations and modelling of mechanical properties of cement paste in Cement and Concrete Research, the leading journal in the field. 

Abstract:

Bio-based Self-healing Mortar: An Experimental and Numerical Study

Recent years have seen a lot of development in the field of self-healing materials. Our group at Delft University is working (for more than a decade) on development of self-healing concrete which uses bacterial spores embedded in the matrix to "heal" cracks. In recent years, the focus has shifted on development of numerical models as tools for development of these materials.

Experimental and numerical study of crack behaviour for capsule-based self-healing cementitious materials

Dear all,

Our group at Delft University is developing self-healing concrete for over a decade. Recently, they have published a combined experimental and modeling study related to designing these materials. More details are available at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319542777_Experimental_and_nume...

regards

 

Cover of Materials 09 (11)

Dear all,

 

An image from our paper on micromechanical testing and modelling of heterogeneous materials (hydrated cement paste) has been selected by the editors to be on the cover of the special issue of the Materials journal dedicated to discrete modelling of concrete. 

The cover page can be seen here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315897827_Cover_of_Materials_09_11

Self-Sealing Cementitious Materials by Using Water-Swelling Rubber Particles

Dear all,

Our group has recently published a paper on self-sealing of cementitious materials by using water-swelling rubber particles as admixtures. This is the first time that such an approach was developed to increase the water-tightness of cracks and therefore enhance the concrete durability.

The paper can be found at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319208857_Self-Sealing_Cementit...

Regards

Moisture movement in cement-based repair systems monitored by X-ray absorption

Dear all,

Our group has recently published a paper on the kinetics of moisture transport in concrete repair systems. It can be found at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316876839_Moisture_movement_in_...

The abstract is given below:

Failure Modes in Concrete Repair Systems due to Ongoing Corrosion - experiments and modelling

Dear all

Our group has recently published an article on experimental and numerical analysis of failure modes in concrete repair systems due to ongoing reinforcement corrosion.

Abstract:

Development of ductile cementitious composites incorporating microencapsulated phase change materials

Dear all,

Our group recently published an article on development of strain hardening cementitious composites incorporating phase change materials.

It is available at: 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315636295_Development_of_ductil...

The abstract is given below:

Towards understanding the influence of porosity on mechanical and fracture behaviour of quasi-brittle materials: experiments and modelling

Dear all,

We have recently published a paper titled  "Towards understanding the influence of porosity on mechanical and fracture behaviour of quasi-brittle materials: experiments and modelling" in the International Journal of Fracture. If you are interested, you can download it at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312232132_Towards_understanding...

Kind regards,

Simulation-Aided Design of Tubular Polymeric Capsules for Self-Healing Concrete

Dear all,

We have just published a new article on Simulation-Aided Design of Tubular Polymeric Capsules for self-healing concrete. It can be viewed/downloaded at: http://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/10/1/10 (open access) or https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311861983_Simulation-Aided_Desi... (researchgate users). 

Kind regards,

Branko

Microscale Testing and Modelling of Cement Paste as Basis for Multi-Scale Modelling

Dear all,

We have just published a research paper presenting, for the first time ever, a method for direct microscale mechanical testing of cement paste. We find this method very useful, and believe that it can provide a good basis for multi-scale modelling of cement and concrete materials. Full text is availavle at: http://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/9/11/907 (open access)

Abstract:

Use of phase change materials (PCMs) to mitigate early age thermal cracking in concrete: Theoretical considerations

Dear all,

We have recently published a paper related to modelling of the influence of addition of phase change materials (PCMs) on early age cracking in concrete. Registered subscribers can view it at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0950061816314878

Here is the abstract:

 

A 3D Lattice Modelling Study of Drying Shrinkage Damage in Concrete Repair Systems

Dear all,

A member of our research group at TU Delft has recently published a paper entitled "A 3D Lattice Modelling Study of Drying Shrinkage Damage in Concrete Repair Systems" in the Materials journal. The paper is published as open access and the full text can be found at: http://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/9/7/575.

Influence of interface and strain hardening cementitious composite (SHCC) properties on the performance of concrete repairs

Mladena Lukovic of Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) has successfully defended her thesis dealing with mechanics and physics of concrete repair systems on 6th of January. Her thesis can be downloaded at http://repository.tudelft.nl/view/ir/uuid:28b07d9b-c704-47fa-9ba3-cd9fde... , and is of interest to everyone dealing with discrete modelling and micromechanical testing of cementitious and other quasi-brittle materials.

Branko

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