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2 Citations (Scopus)

Optimization of Drilling Resistance Measurement (DRM) user-controlled variables

Dumitrescu, T., Pesce, G. & Ball, R., 1 Dec 2017, In : Materials and Structures. 50, 6, 11 p., 243.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Drilling
Consolidation
Conservation
Repair
Wear of materials
69 Citations (Scopus)
76 Downloads (Pure)

Optimizing the Cross-sectional Shapes of Extruded Aluminium Structural Members for Unitized Curtain Wall Facades

Lee, A. D., Shepherd, P., Evernden, M. C. & Metcalfe, D., 31 May 2017, In : Structures. 10, p. 147-156 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Facades
Structural members
Aluminum
Extrusion
Facings
5 Citations (Scopus)

Porosity estimation of Phyllostachys edulis (Moso bamboo) by computer tomography and back-scattered electron imaging

Huang, P., Chang, W-S., Ansell, M. P., Chew, Y. M. J. & Shea, A., Jan 2017, In : Wood Science and Technology. 51, 1, p. 11-27

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)
123 Downloads (Pure)

Prediction of capacity for moment redistribution in FRP-strengthened continuous RC T-beams

Tajaddini, A., Ibell, T., Darby, A., Evernden, M. & Silva, P., 28 Feb 2017, In : ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction. 21, 1, p. 1-13 13 p., 04016066.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Reinforced concrete
Polymers
Fibers
Concrete construction
Debonding
10 Citations (Scopus)
60 Downloads (Pure)

Pull-out and shear-strength models for FRP spike anchors

Villanueva Llauradó, P., Ibell, T., Fernández Gómez, J. & González Ramos, F. J., 1 May 2017, In : Composites Part B - Engineering. 116, p. 239-252 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Anchors
Shear strength
Polymers
Fibers
Retrofitting
12 Citations (Scopus)
98 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Hemp
Water absorption
Cannabis
Particle size analysis
Water content
5 Citations (Scopus)
79 Downloads (Pure)

Seismic resilience timber connection—adoption of shape memory alloy tubes as dowels

Huang, H. & Chang, W-S., 1 Oct 2017, In : Structural Control and Health Monitoring. 24, 10, e1980.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Timber
Shape memory effect
Steel
Alloy steel
Carbon steel
1 Citation (Scopus)
17 Downloads (Pure)

Soil reinforcement through addition and subsequent carbonation of wollasonite microfibres

Pourakbar, S., Fasihnikoutalab, M., Ball, R., Cristelo, N. & Huat, B., 1 Dec 2017, In : Geosynthetics International. 24, 6, p. 554-564 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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soil reinforcement
Carbonation
Reinforcement
compressive strength
Soils
13 Citations (Scopus)

Tailored Montmorillonite nanoparticles and their behaviour in the alkaline cement environment

Calabria-Holley, J., Papatzani, S., Naden, B., Mitchels, J. & Paine, K., Jul 2017, In : Applied Clay Science. 143, p. 67-75

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Bentonite
montmorillonite
Cements
cement
slurry

The Effect of Olivine Content and Curing Time on the Strength of Treated Soil in Presence of Potassium Hydroxide

Fasihnikoutalab, M., Pourakbar, S., Ball, R. & Huat, B., 24 Apr 2017, In : International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering. 3, 12, 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hydroxide
olivine
potassium
soil stabilization
soil
2 Citations (Scopus)

The influence of the casting process on the internal structure and physical properties of hemp-lime

Williams, J., Lawrence, M. & Walker, P., Apr 2017, In : Materials and Structures. 50, 2, p. 108

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Hemp
Cannabis
Lime
Casting
Physical properties
4 Citations (Scopus)

Thermal relaxation of laminated bamboo for folded shells

Ramage, M. H., Sharma, B., Shah, D. & Reynolds, T., 15 Oct 2017, In : Materials & Design. 132, 2017, p. 582-589 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Bamboo
Heating
Natural fibers
Polymers
Innovation
11 Citations (Scopus)
111 Downloads (Pure)

Utilisation of carbonating olivine for sustainable soil stabilisation

Fasihnikoutalab, M. H., Asadi, A., Huat, B. K., Ball, R. J., Pourakbar, S. & Singh, P., 1 Jun 2017, In : Environmental Geotechnics. 4, 3, p. 184-198 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
soil stabilization
Olivine
olivine
Stabilization
Soils
10 Citations (Scopus)
11 Downloads (Pure)

Utilization of Alkali-Activated Olivine in Soil Stabilization and the Effect of Carbonation on Unconfined Compressive Strength and Microstructure

Fasihnikoutalab, M. H., Asadi, A., Unuler, C., Huat, B. K., Ball, R. J. & Pourakbar, S., 30 Jun 2017, In : ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 29, 6, 11 p., 06017002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Olivine
Carbonation
Alkalies
Compressive strength
Stabilization
7 Citations (Scopus)
37 Downloads (Pure)

Water vapour diffusion resistance factor of Phyllostachys edulis (Moso bamboo)

Huang, P., Latif, E., Chang, W-S., Ansell, M. & Lawrence, M., 5 Jun 2017, In : Construction and Building Materials. 141, p. 216-221

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Bamboo
R Factors
Steam
Water vapor
Direction compound
2016
11 Citations (Scopus)

A method for the assessment of the internal structure of bio-aggregate concretes

Williams, J., Lawrence, M. & Walker, P., 30 Jul 2016, In : Construction and Building Materials. 116, p. 45-51 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Concrete aggregates
Strategic materials
Hemp
Construction industry
Cannabis
mortar
lime
air
compressive strength
analysis
4 Citations (Scopus)
53 Downloads (Pure)

An experimental and computational study to resolve the composition of dolomitic lime

Grant, J., Pesce, G. L., Ball, R. J., Molinari, M. & Parker, S. C., 2016, In : RSC Advances. 6, 19, p. 16066-16072 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Lime
Construction industry
Mortar
Chemical analysis
Binders
4 Citations (Scopus)
66 Downloads (Pure)

A numerical solution for the shape of fabric-formed concrete structures

Foster, R. & Ibell, T., 30 Nov 2016, In : Structures. 8, 1, p. 17-24 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Concrete construction
Forms (concrete)
Numerical methods
Concretes
Containers
2 Citations (Scopus)
85 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Brick
Earth (planet)
Lime
Compressive strength
Binders
24 Citations (Scopus)
121 Downloads (Pure)

A review on the buffering capacity of earth building materials

McGregor, F., Heath, A., Maskell, D., Fabbri, A. & Morel, J-C., 1 Oct 2016, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 169, 5, p. 241-251 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
12 Citations (Scopus)
68 Downloads (Pure)

Assessing cross laminated timber (CLT) as an alternative material for mid-rise residential buildings in cold regions in China-A life-cycle assessment approach

Liu, Y., Guo, H., Sun, C. & Chang, W. S., 18 Oct 2016, In : Sustainability. 8, 10, 1047.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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residential building
life cycle assessment
cold region
Timber
timber
7 Citations (Scopus)

Dam-reservoir interaction effects on the elastic dynamic response of concrete and earth dams

Pelecanos, L., Kontoe, S. & Zdravkovic, L., Mar 2016, In : Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. 82, p. 138-141

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Deagglomeration testing of airborne nanoparticle agglomerates: Stability analysis under varied aerodynamic shear and relative humidity conditions

Ding, Y., Stahlmecke, B., Kaminski, H., Jiang, Y., Kuhlbusch, T. A. J. & Riediker, M., 1 Nov 2016, In : Aerosol Science and Technology. 50, 11, p. 1253-1263 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aerosols
stability analysis
aerodynamics
relative humidity
Atmospheric humidity
12 Citations (Scopus)

Design of bespoke lightweight cement mortars containing waste expanded polystyrene by experimental statistical methods

Ferrándiz-Mas, V., Sarabia, L. A., Ortiz, M. C., Cheeseman, C. R. & García-Alcocel, E., 5 Jan 2016, In : Materials & Design. 89, p. 901-912 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polystyrenes
Mortar
Statistical methods
Cements
Silica sand
29 Citations (Scopus)
21 Downloads (Pure)

Determination of hygrothermal parameters of experimental and commercial bio-based insulation materials

Palumbo, M., Lacasta, A. M., Holcroft, N., Shea, A. & Walker, P., 15 Oct 2016, In : Construction and Building Materials. 124, p. 269-275 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Insulation
Moisture
Crops
Binders
Byproducts
11 Citations (Scopus)

Development and characterization of silver and zinc doped bioceramic layer on metallic implant materials for orthopedic application

Furko, M., Jiang, Y., Wilkins, T. & Balázsi, C., 1 Mar 2016, In : Ceramics International. 42, 4, p. 4924-4931 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bioceramics
Orthopedics
Calcium phosphate
Silver
Zinc
19 Citations (Scopus)
31 Downloads (Pure)

Diagnosis of carbonation induced corrosion initiation and progression in reinforced concrete structures using piezo-impedance transducers

Talakokula, V., Bhalla, S., Ball, R. J., Bowen, C. R., Pesce, G. L., Kurchania, R., Bhattacharjee, B., Gupta, A. & Paine, K., 1 May 2016, In : Sensors and Actuators A-Physical. 242, p. 79-91 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
concrete structures
Carbonation
Concrete construction
progressions
Reinforced concrete
14 Citations (Scopus)

Dowelled structural connections in laminated bamboo and timber

Reynolds, T., Sharma, B., Harries, K. A. & Ramage, M. H., 7 Jan 2016, In : Composites Part B - Engineering. 90, p. 232-240

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Bamboo
Timber
Steel
Tensile strain
Strain measurement

Editorial

Walker, P., 1 Oct 2016, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 169, 5, p. 239-240

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Citations (Scopus)
21 Downloads (Pure)

Efficiency enhancement in dye sensitized solar cells through step wise cosensitization of TiO2 electrode with N719 and metal free dye

Singh, M., Kurchania, R., Ball, R. J. & Sharma, G. D., 14 Oct 2016, In : Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Physics. 54, p. 656-664

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
solar cells
dyes
electrodes
augmentation
metals
11 Citations (Scopus)
Bioceramics
calcium phosphates
Calcium phosphate
Silver
Zinc
12 Citations (Scopus)
119 Downloads (Pure)

Flexible formwork technologies: a state of the art review

Hawkins, W., Orr, J., Ibell, T., Shepherd, P., Michael, H., Kromoser, B., Michaelski, A., Pedreschi, R., Schipper, H. R., Veenendaal, D., Wansdronk, R., West, M. & Pronk, A., Dec 2016, In : Structural Concrete . 17, 6, p. 911-935

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Concretes
Fluidity
Geometry
Cement manufacture
Carbon footprint
2 Citations (Scopus)

GFRP connectors for thin topping timber-concrete composites

Skinner, J., Salisbury, E. & Harris, R., May 2016, In : European Journal of Wood and Wood Products. 74, 3, p. 477-479 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

composite materials
Timber
screws
shears
timber
7 Citations (Scopus)
99 Downloads (Pure)

Influence of eco-materials on Indoor Air Quality

Ferreira Pinto Da Silva, C., Rana, C., Maskell, D., Dengel, A., Ansell, P. & Ball, R. J., Jun 2016, In : Green Materials. 4, 2, p. 72-80

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Air quality
Volatile Organic Compounds
Volatile organic compounds
Adsorption
Air Pollutants
6 Citations (Scopus)
89 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Concrete blocks
Heat losses
masonry
energy
heat
10 Citations (Scopus)
39 Downloads (Pure)

Interpreting the influence of tree root water uptake on the long term hydrology of a clay fill railway embankment

Briggs, K., Smethurst, J., Powrie, W. & O'Brien, T., 31 Dec 2016, In : Transportation Geotechnics. 9, p. 31-48 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Hydrology
Embankments
water uptake
embankment
railway
53 Downloads (Pure)

Is BS EN 459-1:2015 fit for purpose in the context of conservation?

Figueiredo, C., Ball, R. J. & Lawrence, M., 2016, In : The Journal of the Building Limes Forum. 23, p. 46-52

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
lime
hydraulics
mortar
chemical property
physical property
5 Citations (Scopus)
88 Downloads (Pure)

Laboratory-scale model of carbon dioxide deposition for soil stabilisation

Fasihnikoutalab, M., Asadi, A., Huat, B., Westgate, P., Ball, R. & Pourakbar, S., 2016, In : Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. 8, 2, p. 1078-186 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
soil stabilization
Olivine
Carbon dioxide
Stabilization
carbon dioxide
1 Citation (Scopus)

Linear static behavior of curved beams coupled with strings representing also fiber-reinforced masonry arches

Chirivi, S., Ibell, T., Contento, A. & Di Egidio, A., 1 Jan 2016, In : Advances in Structural Engineering. 19, 1, p. 53-64 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Nomenclature for engineered bamboo

Liu, X., Smith, G. D., Jiang, Z., Bock, M. C. D., Boeck, F., Frith, O., Gatóo, A., Liu, K., Mulligan, H., Semple, K. E., Sharma, B. & Ramage, M., 2016, In : BioResources. 11, 1, p. 1141-1161 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Bamboo
bamboo
Terminology
nomenclature
terminology
28 Citations (Scopus)
85 Downloads (Pure)

On the response to hygrothermal aging of pultruded FRPs used in the civil engineering sector

Grammatikos, S. A., Evernden, M., Mitchels, J. M., Zafari, B., Mottram, J. T. & Papanicolaou, G. C., 15 Apr 2016, In : Materials & Design. 96, p. 283-295

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Civil engineering
Aging of materials
Moisture
Tomography
Water
2 Citations (Scopus)

Optimising the bioreceptivity of porous glass tiles based on colonization by the alga Chlorella vulgaris

Ferrándiz-Mas, V., Bond, T., Zhang, Z., Melchiorri, J. & Cheeseman, C. R., 1 Sep 2016, In : Science of the Total Environment. 563-564, p. 71-80 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Algae
Tile
colonization
glass
alga
3 Citations (Scopus)
55 Downloads (Pure)

Quantifying moment redistribution in FRP-strengthened RC beams

Tajaddini, A., Ibell, T., Darby, A., Evernden, M. & Silva, P., 30 Nov 2016, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings. 169, SB11, p. 853-862 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Reinforced concrete
Fibers
Polymers
Concrete construction
Ductility
29 Citations (Scopus)

Role of physical and chemical interactions in the antibacterial behavior of ZnO nanoparticles against E. coli

Jiang, Y., Zhang, L., Wen, D. & Ding, Y., 1 Dec 2016, In : Materials Science and Engineering C - Biomimetics Materials Sensors and Systems. 69, p. 1361-1366 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Zinc Oxide
Escherichia
Zinc oxide
zinc oxides
Escherichia coli
70 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Concrete construction
Concretes
Forms (concrete)
Analytical models
Materials properties
14 Citations (Scopus)

Shaking table test of the Taiwanese traditional Dieh-Dou timber frame

Yeo, S. Y., Hsu, M-F., Komatsu, K., Chung, Y-L. & Chang, W-S., 2016, In : International Journal of Architectural Heritage. 10, 5, p. 539-557

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Timber
Stiffness
Degrees of freedom (mechanics)
Natural frequencies
Earthquakes
10 Citations (Scopus)
73 Downloads (Pure)

Specific heat capacity measurement of Phyllostachys edulis (Moso bamboo) by differential scanning calorimetry

Huang, P., Zeidler, A., Chang, W-S., Ansell, M. P., Chew, Y. M. J. & Shea, A., 30 Oct 2016, In : Construction and Building Materials. 125, p. 821-831

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Bamboo
Specific heat
Differential scanning calorimetry
3 Citations (Scopus)
80 Downloads (Pure)

Synthesis of Co–TiO2 nanostructured photocatalytic coatings for MDF substrates

Giampiccolo, A., Tobaldi, D., Ansell, M. & Ball, R., 2 Dec 2016, In : Green Materials. 4, 4, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Coatings
Titanium dioxide
Substrates
Polyurethanes
Photocatalysis
10 Citations (Scopus)
87 Downloads (Pure)

The influence of two crop by-products on the hygrothermal properties of earth plasters

Palumbo, M., McGregor, F., Heath, A. & Walker, P., 15 Aug 2016, In : Building and Environment. 105, p. 245-252 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Plaster
Crops
Byproducts
Moisture
Earth (planet)