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33 Citations (Scopus)

Durability of expanded polystyrene mortars

Ferrándiz-Mas, V. & García-Alcocel, E., Sep 2013, In : Construction and Building Materials. 46, p. 175-182 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polystyrenes
Mortar
Durability
Compressive strength
Mercury

Editorial

Ibell, T. J. & Walker, P. J., Aug 2013, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 166, 4, p. 187-188

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

Efficient dye-sensitized solar cells based on cosensitized metal free organic dyes with complementary absorption spectra

Sharma, G. D., Prakash Singh, S., Nagarjuna, P., Mikroyannidis, J. A., Ball, R. J. & Kurchania, R., 1 Jul 2013, In : Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. 5, 4, 043107.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Absorption spectra
Dyes
Conversion efficiency
Metals
Acids
1 Citation (Scopus)

Engaging students with e-activities

Evernden, M., Darby, A. P. & Ibell, T. J., 1 Aug 2013, In : The Structural Engineer. 91, 8, p. 20-23 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Civil engineering
Teaching
Students

Environmental (wet and dry) cycling of hydraulic lime mortars

Morgan, R. C. & Ball, R. J., 2013, In : Journal of the Building Limes Forum. 20, p. 21-31 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
mortar
lime
hydraulics
hydration
compressive strength
22 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Straw
Fibers
Thermal conductivity
Natural fibers
Thermal insulation
14 Citations (Scopus)
Concrete slabs
Glass fibers
Ductility
Polymers
Flanges
4 Citations (Scopus)

Experimental investigation of brickwork behaviour under shear, compression and flexure

Wang, J., Heath, A. & Walker, P., 1 Nov 2013, In : Construction and Building Materials. 48, p. 448-456 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Mortar
Compaction
Brick
Shear strength
Numerical models
2 Citations (Scopus)

Extraordinary possibilities for future concrete structures

Ibell, T. J., Orr, J. J., Kostova, K., Darby, A. P. & Evernden, M., Nov 2013, In : The IES Journal Part A: Civil & Structural Engineering. 6, 4, p. 239-248 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Concrete construction
Fluidity
Concretes
Carbon footprint
Fluids
12 Citations (Scopus)

Future use of life-cycle assessment in civil engineering

Glass, J., Dyer, T., Georgopoulos, C., Goodier, C., Paine, K., Parry, T., Baumann, H. & Gluch, P., Aug 2013, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 166, 4, p. 204-212 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Civil engineering
Life cycle
Engineers
Engineering education
Construction industry
6 Citations (Scopus)

Hygrothermal performance of bio-based insulation materials

Lawrence, M., Shea, A., Walker, P. & De Wilde, P., Aug 2013, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 166, 4, p. 257-263 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Insulation
Carbon Dioxide
Carbon dioxide
Photosynthesis
Global warming
11 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of functionalised dispersing agents on the mechanical and viscoelastic properties of pigment coating

Touaiti, F., Pahlevan, M., Nilsson, R., Alam, P., Toivakka, M., Ansell, M. P. & Wilen, C. E., Jan 2013, In : Progress in Organic Coatings. 76, 1, p. 101-106 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Latex
Latexes
Pigments
Coatings
carbopol 940
11 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of functionalised dispersing agents on the mechanical and viscoelastic properties of porous composites

Touaiti, F., Pahlevan, M., Nilsson, R., Alam, P., Ansell, M., Wilen, C. E. & Toivakka, M., Jan 2013, In : Progress in Organic Coatings. 76, 1, p. 101-106

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Latex
Latexes
Composite materials
Elastic moduli
Styrene
4 Citations (Scopus)
Failure modes
Reinforced concrete
Structural members
Equations of motion
Analytical models
17 Citations (Scopus)

Investigations on cementitious composites based on rubber particle waste additions

Nacif, G. L., Panzera, T. H., Strecker, K., Christoforo, A. L. & Paine, K., Mar 2013, In : Materials Research. 16, 2, p. 259-268

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rubber
rubber
composite materials
Composite materials
Particle size
19 Citations (Scopus)

Laboratory scale testing of extruded earth masonry units

Maskell, D., Heath, A. & Walker, P., Mar 2013, In : Materials & Design. 45, p. 359-364

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Brick
Earth (planet)
Testing
Molding
Compressive strength
8 Citations (Scopus)

Lightly modified bamboo for structural applications

Trujillo, D. J. A., Ramage, M. & Chang, W-S., Jun 2013, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 166, 4, p. 238-247 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bamboo
Structural design
Environmental impact
Sustainable development
Raw materials
14 Citations (Scopus)

Managing the extent of tree removal from railway earthwork slopes

Briggs, K. M., Smethurst, J. A., Powrie, W., O'Brien, A. S. & Butcher, D. J. E., 1 Dec 2013, In : Ecological Engineering. 61, C, p. 690-696 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
earthworks
railway
Embankments
Soils
Swelling
1 Citation (Scopus)

Measuring evaporation distribution of mud brick and rammed earth

Fodde, E., Watanabe, K. & Fujii, Y., Apr 2013, In : Structural Survey. 32, 1, p. 32-48 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Brick
Evaporation
Earth (planet)
Salts
Weathering
21 Citations (Scopus)

Methods of determining transverse mechanical properties of full-culm bamboo

Sharma, B., Harries, K. A. & Ghavami, K., Jan 2013, In : Construction and Building Materials. 38, p. 627-637 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bearings (structural)
Bamboo
Materials properties
Strategic materials
Mechanical properties
15 Citations (Scopus)

Microstructural changes of lime putty during aging

Margalha, M. G., Silva, A. S., Do Rosário Veiga, M., De Brito, J., Ball, R. J. & Allen, G. C., 1 Oct 2013, In : Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 25, 10, p. 1524-1532 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Putty
Lime
Aging of materials
Mortar
Calcium Hydroxide
4 Citations (Scopus)

Multi-functional nano-materials for timber in construction

Ansell, M. P., Aug 2013, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 166, 4, p. 248-256 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Timber
Hardness
Coatings
Cleaning
Zinc Oxide
15 Citations (Scopus)

Numerical modelling of hydrodynamic pressures on dams

Pelecanos, L., Kontoe, S. & Zdravkovic, L., Sep 2013, In : Computers and Geotechnics. 53, p. 68-82

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dams
Hydrodynamics
Quay walls
dam
hydrodynamics
8 Citations (Scopus)

Optimisation of tidal power arrays using a genetic algorithm

Sullivan, P. & McCombie, P., 1 Feb 2013, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Energy. 166, 1, p. 19-28 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Tidal power
Farms
Electricity
Genetic algorithms
Geometry
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Quality control
Earth (planet)
Hydrometers
Portable equipment
Soils
6 Citations (Scopus)

Scanning electrochemical microscopy: using the potentiometric mode of SECM to study the mixed potential arising from two independent redox processes

Serrapede, M., Denuault, G., Sosna, M., Pesce, G. L. & Ball, R. J., 2013, In : Analytical Chemistry. 85, 17, p. 8341-8346 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Microscopic examination
Microscopes
Oxygen
Scanning
Hydrogen
4 Citations (Scopus)

Technical note: Potential to use shape memory alloy in timber dowel-type connections

Chang, W-S., Murakami, S., Komatsu, K., Araki, Y., Shrestha, K., Omori, T. & Kainuma, R., Jul 2013, In : Wood and Fiber Science. 45, 3, p. 330-334 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dowels
Timber
Shape memory effect
timber
Steel
19 Citations (Scopus)

The potential for using geopolymer concrete in the UK

Heath, A., Paine, K., Goodhew, S., Ramage, M. & Lawrence, M., Mar 2013, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 166, 4, p. 195-203 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Geopolymers
Portland cement
Concretes
Inorganic polymers
Carbon Dioxide
6 Citations (Scopus)

The potential of advanced textiles for fabric formwork

Brennan, J., Pedreschi, R., Walker, P. & Ansell, M., Aug 2013, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 166, 4, p. 229-237 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Textiles
Concrete aggregates
Construction industry
Reinforcement
Casting
2 Citations (Scopus)

Ultra-thin topping upgrades for improved serviceability performance

Skinner, J., Harris, R., Paine, K., Walker, P. & Bregulla, J., 2013, In : Advanced Materials Research. 778, p. 673-681 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Timber
Testing
Ceilings
Bending tests
Stiffness
8 Citations (Scopus)

Viscoelastic embedment behaviour of dowels and screws in timber under in-service vibration

Reynolds, T., Harris, R. & Chang, W-S., 29 Jun 2013, In : European Journal of Wood and Wood Products. 71, 5, p. 623-634 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
dowels
Timber
screws
timber connectors
vibration
21 Citations (Scopus)

Wet winter pore pressures in railway embankments

Briggs, K. M., Smethurst, J. A., Powrie, W. & O'Brien, A. S., 20 Feb 2013, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical engineering. 166, 5, p. 451-465

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Pore pressure
Embankments
embankment
railway
pore pressure
2014
23 Citations (Scopus)

An inverse modelling approach to estimate the hygric parameters of clay-based masonry during a Moisture Buffer Value test

Dubois, S., McGregor, F., Evrard, A., Heath, A. & Lebeau, F., 30 Nov 2014, In : Building and Environment. 81, p. 192-203 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
5 Citations (Scopus)

A review of methods for modelling drystone retaining walls

Le, H. H., Morel, J. C., Garnier, D. & McCombie, P. F., 1 Jun 2014, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical engineering. 167, 3, p. 262-269 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Retaining walls
retaining wall
repair
Repair
distinct element method
9 Citations (Scopus)

Bio-composites for structural applications: Poly-l-lactide reinforced with long sisal fiber bundles

Prajer, M. & Ansell, M. P., 5 Nov 2014, In : Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 131, 21

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fibers
Composite materials
Caustic soda
Sodium Hydroxide
dilactide
Open Access
File
10 Citations (Scopus)

Comparing the environmental impact of stabilisers for unfired earth construction

Maskell, D., Heath, A. & Walker, P. J., Mar 2014, In : Key Engineering Materials. 600, p. 132-143 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Environmental impact
Brick
Earth (planet)
Clay
Global warming
9 Citations (Scopus)

Concrete upgrade to improve the vibration response of timber floors

Skinner, J., Martins, C., Bregula, J., Harris, R., Paine, K. A., Walker, P. J. & Dias, A., Sep 2014, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings. 167, SB9, p. 559-568 10 p., 1300057.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Timber
Concretes
Forms (concrete)
Composite materials
Analytical models
38 Citations (Scopus)

Conditions affecting the moisture buffering measurement performed on compressed earth blocks

McGregor, F., Heath, A., Fodde, E. & Shea, A., May 2014, In : Building and Environment. 75, p. 11-18

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
buffering
Moisture
Earth (planet)
moisture
Isotherms
4 Citations (Scopus)

Design methods for flexibly formed concrete beams

Orr, J. J., Darby, A., Ibell, T. & Evernden, M., 30 Nov 2014, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Structures and Buildings. 167, 11, p. 654-666 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Concretes
Carbon
Iterative methods
Reinforcement
Costs
1 Citation (Scopus)

Discussion

Valerio, P., James, T., Darby, A. P. & Tedbury, G. E., 1 Mar 2014, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Bridge Engineering. 167, 1, p. 75 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Citations (Scopus)

Durability characteristics of straw bales in building envelopes

Thomson, A. & Walker, P. J., 15 Oct 2014, In : Construction and Building Materials. 68, p. 135-141 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Straw
Durability
Thermal insulation
Insurance
Condition monitoring
3 Citations (Scopus)

Elastic properties of thermo-hydro-mechanically modified bamboo (Guadua angustifolia Kunth) measured in tension

Archila Santos, H. F., Ansell, M. P. & Walker, P., Mar 2014, In : Key Engineering Materials. 600, p. 111-120 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Bamboo
Poisson ratio
Elastic moduli
Mechanical properties
Water

Engineering Research into Traditional Timber Joints

Harris, R., Chang, W-S., Walker, P. & Shanks, J., May 2014, In : CONTEXT - Journal of The Institute of Historic Building Conservation. p. 41 44 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File

Form: An adventure in concrete and brick

Orr, J. J., Apr 2014, In : The Structural Engineer. 92, 4, p. 12-20 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Forms (concrete)
Brick
Concretes
Concrete industry
Engineers
6 Citations (Scopus)

Geopolymer stabilisation of unfired earth masonry units

Maskell, D., Heath, A. & Walker, P. J., Mar 2014, In : Key Engineering Materials. 600, p. 175-185 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Geopolymers
Stabilization
Earth (planet)
Sodium
Bearings (structural)
6 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of aggregate type on air lime mortar properties

Scannell, S., Lawrence, M. & Walker, P., Dec 2014, In : Energy Procedia. 62, p. 81 90 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Mortar
Lime
Air
Limestone
Silicates
Open Access
File
Pozzolan
Concrete construction
Lime
Calcium Carbonate
Testing

Innovative structural systems in timber

Harris, R., 1 Oct 2014, In : RFS Quarterly Journal of Forestry. 108, 4, p. 40-45 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
Timber
Wood
Wood products
Tall buildings
Sales
13 Citations (Scopus)

Inorganic Stabilisation Methods for Extruded Earth Masonry Units

Maskell, D., Heath, A. & Walker, P. J., 30 Nov 2014, In : Construction and Building Materials. 71, p. 602-609

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Stabilization
Brick
Earth (planet)
Moisture
Lime