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16 Citations (Scopus)

In situ mechanical investigation of rammed earth: calibration of minor destructive testing

Lombillo, I., Villegas, L., Fodde, E. & Thomas, C., 31 Jan 2014, In : Construction and Building Materials. 51, p. 451-460

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Citations (Scopus)

Lightweight mortars containing expanded polystyrene and paper sludge ash

Ferrándiz-Mas, V., Bond, T., García-Alcocel, E. & Cheeseman, C. R., 30 Jun 2014, In : Construction and Building Materials. 61, p. 285-292 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ashes
Polystyrenes
Sewage sludge
Mortar
Thermal conductivity
19 Citations (Scopus)

Methods to determine whole building hygrothermal performance of Hemp-lime buildings

Barclay, M., Holcroft, N. & Shea, A., Oct 2014, In : Building and Environment. 80, p. 204 - 212 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Hemp
Lime
lime
building
Moisture
53 Citations (Scopus)

Minimising the global warming potential of clay based geopolymers

Heath, A., Paine, K. & McManus, M., 1 Sep 2014, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 78, p. 75-83

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
8 Citations (Scopus)

Monitoring hydration in lime-metakaolin composites using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Pesce, G. L., Bowen, C. R., Rocha, J., Sardo, M., Allen, G. C., Walker, P. J., Denuault, G., Serrapede, M. & Ball, R., Jun 2014, In : Clay Minerals. 49, 3, p. 341-358

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
hydration
Hydration
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
lime
4 Citations (Scopus)

Nanostructured Pd hydride microelectrodes: In situ monitoring of pH variations in a porous medium

Serrapede, M., Pesce, G. L., Ball, R. J. & Denuault, G., 17 Jun 2014, In : Analytical Chemistry. 86, 12, p. 5758-5765 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Calcium Carbonate
Microelectrodes
Hydrides
Porous materials
Carbonation
3 Citations (Scopus)

Nonlinear pre-yield modal properties of timber structures with large-diameter steel dowel connections

Reynolds, T., Harris, R. & Chang, W., 1 Oct 2014, In : Engineering Structures. 76, p. 235-244 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Timber
Stiffness
Modal analysis
Steel
Energy dissipation
39 Citations (Scopus)

Ocean warming, more than acidification, reduces shell strength in a commercial shellfish species during food limitation

Mackenzie, C., Ormondroyd, G., Curling, S., Ball, R. J., Whiteley, N. & Malham, S., 28 Jan 2014, In : PLoS ONE. 9, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., e86764.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Shellfish
shell (molluscs)
Acidification
shellfish
Oceans and Seas
46 Citations (Scopus)

Properties of a ternary calcium sulfoaluminate-calcium sulfate-fly ash cement

Ioannou, S., Reig, L., Paine, K. & Quillin, K., Feb 2014, In : Cement and Concrete Research. 56, p. 75-83 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Coal Ash
Calcium Sulfate
Fly ash
Calcium
Cements
24 Citations (Scopus)

Properties of wood plastic composite panels made from waste sanding dusts and nanoclay

Madhoushi, M., Chavooshi, A., Ashori, A., Ansell, M. P. & Shakeri, A., 1 Jun 2014, In : Journal of Composite Materials. 48, 14, p. 1661-1669

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Racking performance of timber studwork and hemp-lime walling

Gross, C. & Walker, P. J., 15 Sep 2014, In : Construction and Building Materials,. 66, 15, p. 429-435 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Hemp
Timber
Lime
Insulating materials
Construction industry
1 Citation (Scopus)

Reuse of Waste from the South West of England in Alkali-Activated Cement Concrete

Zografou, A., Heath, A. & Walker, P., Oct 2014, In : Key Engineering Materials. 629-630, p. 449-454

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
8 Citations (Scopus)

Screw connectors for thin topping, timber-concrete composites

Skinner, J., Bregulla, J., Harris, R., Paine, K. & Walker, P., Nov 2014, In : Materials and Structures. 47, 11, p. 1891-1899 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Connectors (structural)
Timber
Concretes
Stiffness
Composite materials
7 Citations (Scopus)

Shear behaviour of non-prismatic steel reinforced concrete beams

Orr, J. J., Ibell, T. J., Darby, A. P. & Evernden, M., 15 Jul 2014, In : Engineering Structures. 71, p. 48-59 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Reinforced concrete
Steel
Concrete construction
Carbon

Simulating reinforced concrete members. Part 1: Partial interaction properties

Oehlers, D. J., Visintin, P., Chen, J. F. & Ibell, T. J., 30 Nov 2014, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings. 167, 11, p. 646-653 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Reinforced concrete
Concretes
Hinges
Rigidity
Ductility
14 Citations (Scopus)

Simulating reinforced concrete members. Part 2: Displacement-based analyses

Oehlers, D. J., Visintin, P., Chen, J. F. & Ibell, T. J., 31 Dec 2014, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Structures and Buildings. 167, 12, p. 718-727 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Reinforced concrete
Testing
Mechanics
Concrete products
Costs
8 Citations (Scopus)

Stiffness of dowel-type timber connections under pre-yield oscillating loads

Reynolds, T., Harris, R. & Chang, W-S., 15 Apr 2014, In : Engineering Structures. 65, p. 21-29 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Timber
Cyclic loads
Stiffness
Wood products
Fasteners
5 Citations (Scopus)

Structural development and testing of a prototype house using timber and straw bales

Maskell, D., Walker, P. J., Thomson, A., Gross, C. D., Beadle (Wall), K. & Mander, T., Jul 2014, In : ICE Proceedings Structures & Buildings. 168, 1, p. 67-75

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Straw
Timber
Testing
Bearings (structural)
Loads (forces)
5 Citations (Scopus)

Study of solid/gas phase photocatalytic reactions by electron ionization mass spectrometry

Nuño, M., Ball, R. J. & Bowen, C. R., 1 Aug 2014, In : Journal of Mass Spectrometry. 49, 8, p. 716-726 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Ionization
Mass spectrometry
Gases
Electrons
Irradiation
19 Citations (Scopus)

Sustainable structures: Bamboo standards and building codes

Gatóo, A., Sharma, B., Bock, M., Mulligan, H. & Ramage, M. H., 1 Oct 2014, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability. 167, 5, p. 189-196 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bamboo
Timber
Structural properties
Engineers
14 Citations (Scopus)

Synthesis and characterization of magnetite/polyvinyl alcohol core–shell composite nanoparticles

Kurchania, R., Sawant, S. S. & Ball, R., 15 Oct 2014, In : Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 97, 10, p. 3208–3215 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ferrosoferric Oxide
Polyvinyl Alcohol
Polyvinyl alcohols
Magnetite
magnetite
44 Citations (Scopus)

The moisture buffering capacity of unfired clay masonry

Mcgregor, F., Heath, A., Shea, A. & Lawrence, M., 1 Dec 2014, In : Building and Environment. 82, p. 599-607

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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masonry
buffering
Clay
Moisture
moisture
28 Citations (Scopus)

The use of Passive House Planning Package to reduce energy use and CO emissions in historic dwellings

Moran, F., Blight, T., Natarajan, S. & Shea, A., Jun 2014, In : Energy and Buildings. 75, p. 216-227 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Planning
Energy efficiency
Energy conservation
Energy utilization
Decision making
3 Citations (Scopus)

Variation in Antioxidant Metabolites and Enzymes of ‘Red Fuji’ Apple Pulp and Peel During Cold Storage

Li, L., Li, X., Ban, Z. & Jiang, Y., 2014, In : International Journal of Food Properties. 17, 5, p. 1067-1080 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
microstructure
cement
calcium
limestone
silicate
2015
12 Citations (Scopus)

A case study on the seismic performance of earth dams

Pelecanos, L., Kontoe, S. & Zdravkovic, L., Nov 2015, In : Geotechnique. 65, 11, p. 923-935

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Ambient vibration tests of a cross-laminated timber building

Reynolds, T., Harris, R., Chang, W-S., Bregulla, J. & Bawcombe, J., Jun 2015, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials:. 168, 3, p. 121-131

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Citations (Scopus)

Biomass fly ash effect on fresh and hardened state properties of cement based materials

Rajamma, R., Senff, L., Ribeiro, M. J., Labrincha, J. A., Ball, R., Allen, G. C. & Ferreira, V. M., Aug 2015, In : Composites Part B - Engineering. 77, p. 1-9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ashes
Coal Ash
Fly ash
Cements
Biomass

Birmingham Gateway: structural assessment and strengthening

Orr, J. J., Pask, D., Weise, K. & Otlet, M., 1 Dec 2015, In : Structural Concrete . 16, 4, p. 458-469

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Concrete construction
Coastal zones
Rails
3 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of metal free D- (-A)2 organic dye and its application as co-sensitizer along with N719 dye for efficient dye sensitized solar cells

Singh, M., Kurchania, R., Pockett, A., Ball, R., Koukaras, E., Cameron, P. & Sharma, G. D., Apr 2015, In : Indian Journal of Physics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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solar cells
dyes
metals
short circuits
open circuit voltage

Creativity and fun: core strengths

Ibell, T., Feb 2015, In : The Structural Engineer. 93, 2, p. 10-17

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
3 Citations (Scopus)

Day one sustainability

Orr, J., Ibell, T., Evernden, M. & Darby, A., 2015, In : European Journal of Engineering Education. 40, 3, p. 285-296 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Sustainable development
Engineers
Carbon
Engineering education
Civil engineering
15 Citations (Scopus)

Density distribution profile for internodes and nodes of Phyllostachys edulis (Moso bamboo) by computer tomography scanning

Huang, P., Chang, W-S., Ansell, M., Chew, J. & Shea, A., 22 May 2015, In : Construction and Building Materials. 93, p. 197-204

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File

Design of the HIVE - An innovative research building for the University of Bath

Lawrence, M., Mander, T., Norman, J. & Walkden, E., 1 Sep 2015, In : The Structural Engineer. 93, 9, p. 20-25 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rain
Environmental impact
Data acquisition
Planning
Costs

Dowel-type connections with multiple densified bamboo nails

Chang, W-S. & Betts, R., 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nails
Bamboo
Timber
Metals
Stiffness

Editorial

Paine, K., Feb 2015, In : Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 168, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Editorial

Walker, P., Oct 2015, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 168, 5, p. 213-214

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

43 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of processing methods on the mechanical properties of engineered bamboo

Sharma, B., Gatóo, A. & Ramage, M. H., 15 May 2015, In : Construction and Building Materials. 83, p. 95-101 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bamboo
Mechanical properties
Processing
Laminated composites
Timber
11 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of nanosilica on the calcium silicate hydrates in Portland cement–fly ash systems

Holley, J. C., Paine, K. & Papatzani, S., 30 Apr 2015, In : Advances in Cement Research. 27, 4, p. 187-200 14 p., 1300098.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Silicic Acid
Coal Ash
Calcium silicate
Portland cement
Hydrates
33 Citations (Scopus)

Engineered bamboo: state of the art

Sharma, B., Gatoo, A., Bock, M., Mulligan, H. & Ramage, M., 1 Apr 2015, In : Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 168, 2, p. 57-67 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bamboo
Veneers
Mechanical properties
Lumber
Laminated composites
109 Citations (Scopus)

Engineered bamboo for structural applications

Sharma, B., Gatóo, A., Bock, M. & Ramage, M., 15 Apr 2015, In : Construction and Building Materials. 81, p. 66-73 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bamboo
Timber
Glues
Laminated composites
Structural design
16 Citations (Scopus)

Environmental performance of nano-structured Ca(OH)2/TiO2 photocatalytic coatings for buildings

Nuño, M., Pesce, G. L., Bowen, C. R., Xenophontos, P. & Ball, R. J., Oct 2015, In : Building and Environment. 92, p. 734-742

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Titanium dioxide
coating
building
Coatings
Carbonation
16 Citations (Scopus)

Establishing rational use of recycled aggregates in concrete: a performance-related approach

Collery, D. J., Paine, K. A. & Dhir, R. K., Jun 2015, In : Magazine of Concrete Research. 67, 11, p. 559-574 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Concretes
Sustainable development
3 Citations (Scopus)

Fire performance of metal-free timber connections

Brandon, D., Maluk, C., Ansell, M. P., Harris, R., Walker, P., Bisby, L. & Bregulla, J., Aug 2015, In : Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 168, 4, p. 173-186 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Timber
Fires
Metals
Steel
Flammability testing
1 Citation (Scopus)

Hot-pressed dowels in bonded-in rod timber connections

Chang, W-S. & Nearchou, N., Apr 2015, In : Wood and Fiber Science. 47, 2, p. 199-208

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
3 Citations (Scopus)

Innovation in low carbon construction technologies: an historic analysis for obviating defects

Forster, A. M., Fernie, S., Carter, K., Walker, P. & Thomson, D., 2015, In : Structural Survey. 33, 1, p. 52-72 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Innovation
Defects
Carbon
Sustainable development
Environmental technology
25 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanical and hydrological impacts of tree removal on a clay fill railway embankment

Smethurst, J., Briggs, K., Powrie, W., Ridley, A. & Butcher, D., 30 Nov 2015, In : Geotechnique. 65, 11, p. 869-882 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Embankments
embankment
railway
Clay
fill
7 Citations (Scopus)

Modal frequencies of a reinforced timber-concrete composite Floor: testing and modeling

Santos, P. G. G. D., Martins, C. E. D. J., Skinner, J., Harris, R., Dias, A. M. P. G. & Godinho, L. M. C., 30 Nov 2015, In : Journal of Structural Engineering. 141, 11, p. 1-11 11 p., 04015029.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Timber
Concretes
Composite materials
Testing
Reinforcement
35 Citations (Scopus)

Moisture Buffer Potential of Experimental Wall Assemblies Incorporating Formulated Hemp-lime

Latif, E., Lawrence, R., Shea, A. & Walker, P., 17 Jul 2015, In : Building and Environment. 93, 2, p. 199-209 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Hemp
Lime
lime
Moisture
moisture
22 Citations (Scopus)

Moisture uptake characteristics of a pultruded fibre reinforced polymer flat sheet subjected to hot/wet aging

Grammatikos, S. A., Zafari, B., Evernden, M. C., Mottram, J. T. & Mitchels, J. M., Nov 2015, In : Polymer Degradation and Stability. 121, p. 407–419 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
moisture
Polymers
Moisture
diffusion coefficient
Aging of materials