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22 Citations (Scopus)
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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

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moisture
Polymers
Moisture
diffusion coefficient
Aging of materials
3 Citations (Scopus)

New Insights into Potential Capacity of Olivine in Ground Improvement

Fasihnikoutalab, M., Westgate, P., Huat, B. B. K., Asadi, A., Ball, R., Nahazanan, H. & Singh, P., 1 Apr 2015, In : Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 20, 8, p. 2137-2148 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Olivine
ground improvement
Magnesia
magnesium
olivine
22 Citations (Scopus)
60 Downloads (Pure)

Performance characteristics of concrete based on a ternary calcium sulfoaluminate-anhydrite- fly ash cement

Ioannou, S., Paine, K. A., Reig, L. & Quillin, K., Jan 2015, In : Cement & Concrete Composites. 55, p. 196-204

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
21 Citations (Scopus)
64 Downloads (Pure)

Photocatalytic activity of electrophoretically deposited (EPD) TiO2 coatings

Nuño, M., Ball, R. J., Bowen, C. R., Kurchania, R. & Sharma, G. D., 1 Jul 2015, In : Journal of Materials Science. 50, 14, p. 4822-4835 14 p.

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Titanium dioxide
Coatings
Tin oxides
Fluorine
Substrates
13 Citations (Scopus)
60 Downloads (Pure)

Quantitative XRD characterisation and gas-phase photocatalytic activity testing for visible-light (indoor applications) of KRONOClean 7000®

Tobaldi, D., Seabra, M., Otero-Irurueta, G., Miguel, Y., Ball, R., Singh, M. K., Pullar, R. C. & Labrincha, J. A., 30 Nov 2015, In : RSC Advances. 124, p. 102911-102918 8 p., 5.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Titanium dioxide
Gases
Interiors (building)
Carbon
Testing
15 Citations (Scopus)

Reducing the environmental impact of construction by using renewable materials

Lawrence, M., Aug 2015, In : Journal of Renewable Materials. 3, 3, p. 163-174

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Environmental impact
environmental impact
Photosynthesis
energy
Kyoto Protocol
1 Citation (Scopus)

Reinforced Soil Design using a two-part Wedge Mechanism: Justification and Evidence

McCombie, P. & Dobie, M., 29 Nov 2015, In : GeoResources Journal. 2015, 4, p. 17-22 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reinforcement
Soils
5 Citations (Scopus)
70 Downloads (Pure)

Repair and reinforcement of timber columns and shear walls - A review

Chang, W-S., 30 Oct 2015, In : Construction and Building Materials. 97, p. 14-24

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Shear walls
Timber
Reinforcement
Repair
Mechanical properties
8 Citations (Scopus)

Research-informed design, management and maintenance of infrastructure slopes: development of a multi-scalar approach

Glendinning, S., Helm, P. R., Rouainia, M., Stirling, R. A., Asquith, J. D., Hughes, P. N., Toll, D. G., Clarke, D., Powrie, W., Smethurst, J., Hughes, D., Harley, R., Karim, R., Dixon, N., Crosby, C., Chambers, J., Dijkstra, T., Gunn, D., Briggs, K. & Muddle, D., 9 Sep 2015, In : IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 26, 1, 012005.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infrastructure
earthworks
embankment
soil
road

Straw homes are a cheap and green fix for the housing crisis

Walker, P., 9 Feb 2015, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
Straw
8 Citations (Scopus)
65 Downloads (Pure)

Structural and durability properties of hydraulic lime-pozzolan concretes

Grist, E., Paine, K., Heath, A., Norman, J. & Pinder, H., Sep 2015, In : Cement & Concrete Composites. 62, p. 212-223

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Pozzolan
Lime
Durability
Hydraulics
Concretes
1 Citation (Scopus)
65 Downloads (Pure)

The costs of housing developments on sites with elevated landslide risk in the UK

Barclay, K. & Heath, A., 9 Sep 2015, In : IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 26, 1, 012037.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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landslide
cost
local planning
zoning
economics
3 Citations (Scopus)
214 Downloads (Pure)

The effective length of columns in multi-storey frames

Webber, A., Orr, J., Shepherd, P. & Crothers, K., 1 Nov 2015, In : Engineering Structures. 102, p. 132-143 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Stiffness
Buckling
Axial loads
Structural analysis
2 Citations (Scopus)
52 Downloads (Pure)

The effect of drying on timber frame connections post flooding

Bradley, A., Chang, W-S. & Harris, R., Jan 2015, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials:. 168, 3, p. 144-157

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Open Access
File
18 Citations (Scopus)
77 Downloads (Pure)

The environmental credentials of hydraulic lime-pozzolan concretes

Grist, E. R., Paine, K. A., Heath, A., Norman, J. & Pinder, H., 15 Apr 2015, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 93, p. 26-37

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Pozzolan
Lime
lime
Hydraulics
Concretes

The quality of Douglas-fir grown in the United Kingdom

Bawcombe, J., Harris, R., Walker, P. & Ansell, M., 1 Jun 2015, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 168, 3, p. 99-109

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)
97 Downloads (Pure)

Use of Metakaolin with stabilised extruded earth masonry units

Maskell, D., Heath, A. & Walker, P., Mar 2015, In : Construction and Building Materials. 78, 1, p. 172 180 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Brick
Earth (planet)
Lime
Cements
Clay
9 Citations (Scopus)

Zinc oxide nanoparticle-coated films: fabrication, characterization, and antibacterial properties

Jiang, Y., O’Neill, A. J. & Ding, Y., 1 Apr 2015, In : Journal of Nanoparticle Research. 17, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Zinc Oxide
Zinc oxide
zinc oxides
Nanoparticles
Fabrication
2016
10 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)
35 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
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Lime
Construction industry
Mortar
Chemical analysis
Binders
2 Citations (Scopus)
40 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)
64 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Brick
Earth (planet)
Lime
Compressive strength
Binders
21 Citations (Scopus)
92 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
10 Citations (Scopus)
45 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

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residential building
life cycle assessment
cold region
Timber
timber
6 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

5 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
8 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
24 Citations (Scopus)
18 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

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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
17 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

45 Citations (Scopus)
17 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
10 Citations (Scopus)
Bioceramics
calcium phosphates
Calcium phosphate
Silver
Zinc

Essential Knowledge Text No. 6. Introduction to structural materials

Evernden, M., 1 May 2016, The Essential Knowledge Series, 6, p. 1-25 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Essential Knowledge Text No. 7. Traditional structural materials

Evernden, M., 1 May 2016, The Essential Knowledge Series, 7, p. 1-51 51 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)
102 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
File
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)
80 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)
69 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Concrete blocks
Heat losses
masonry
energy
heat
8 Citations (Scopus)
34 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
47 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)
66 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

10 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
26 Citations (Scopus)
62 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
2 Citations (Scopus)
39 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
26 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

Zinc Oxide
Escherichia
Zinc oxide
zinc oxides
Escherichia coli