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30 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
20 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
18 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
20 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
14 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
20 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
2012
7 Citations (Scopus)

A case for houses to be constructed of FRP components

Evernden, M. & Mottram, T., Feb 2012, In : ICE Construction Materials. 165, CM1, p. 3-13 10 p., 1000002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fibers
Polymers
Pultrusion
Carbon footprint
Costs

Advanced composites for facade retrofit

Gates, P., Ibell, T., Darby, A., Evernden, M. & Kragh, M., Jan 2012, In : The Structural Engineer. 90, 1, p. 46-48 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Characterisation of lime/metakaolin paste using impedance spectroscopy

Ball, R., Pesce, G. & Bowen, C., 2012, In : Key Engineering Materials. 517, p. 487-494 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Characteristics of low density hemp-lime building materials

Hirst, E. A. J., Walker, P., Paine, K. A. & Yates, T., Feb 2012, In : Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers, Construction Materials. 165, 1, p. 15-23 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hemp
Cannabis
Lime
Binders
Phenolphthalein

Characterization of binders in the historic lime mortars and plasters from 1A Royal Crescent, Bath

Raw-Rees, S., Pesce, G. L. A., Ball, R. J. & Fodde, E., 2012, In : Journal of the Building Limes Forum. 19, p. 28-37 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Plaster
Mortar
Lime
Binders
Hydraulics
3 Citations (Scopus)

Creep behavior of epoxy-based adhesive reinforced with nanoparticles for bonded-in timber connection

Ahmad, Z., Ansell, M. P., Smedley, D. & Tahir, P. M., Jul 2012, In : Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 24, 7, p. 825-831 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Timber
Adhesives
Creep
Nanoparticles
Rubber
12 Citations (Scopus)

Development and testing of a prototype straw bale house

Wall, K., Walker, P., Gross, C., White, C. & Mander, T., Dec 2012, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 165, 6, p. 377-384 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Straw
Testing
Air permeability
Fire resistance
Insulation
42 Citations (Scopus)

Differential Expression of Anthocyanin Biosynthetic Genes and Transcription Factor PcMYB10 in Pears (Pyrus communis L.)

Li, L., Ban, Z. J., Li, X. H., Wu, M. Y., Wang, A. L., Jiang, Y. Q. & Jiang, Y. H., 28 Sep 2012, In : PLoS ONE. 7, 9, e46070.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pyrus
Pyrus communis
Anthocyanins
pears
anthocyanins

Double lap single and double bolt tension joints in PFRP leg angle connections

Evernden, M. & Mottram, T., 2012, (In preparation) In : ICE Construction Materials.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Editorial

Walker, P., Oct 2012, In : Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 165, 5, p. 261-262 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of fiber gradation on the edge bearing strength of bamboo culms

Sharma, B. & Harries, K. A., Jun 2012, In : Key Engineering Materials. 517, p. 63-70 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bearings (structural)
Bamboo
Materials properties
Fibers
Standardization

Effect of Timber Grain Orientation on Bonded-In Rod Connection Systems

Pearson, H., Evernden, M. & Harris, R., 2012, In : Key Engineering Materials. 517, 1, p. 695-704

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Timber
Compaction
Steel
Materials properties

Effects of reinforcement geometry on strength and stiffness in adhesively bonded steel-timber flexural beams

Alam, P., Ansell, M. & Smedley, D., 2012, In : Intelligent Buildings International. 2, 3, p. 231-244

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)

Enhancing thermal properties of asphalt materials for heat storage and transfer applications

Dawson, A. R., Dehdezi, P. K., Hall, M. R., Wang, J. & Isola, R., 2012, In : Road Materials and Pavement Design. 13, 4, p. 784-803 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Heat storage
Asphalt
Asphalt concrete
Concrete pavements
Thermodynamic properties
22 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluating shear test methods for stabilised rammed earth

Cheah, J. S. J., Walker, P., Heath, A. & Morgan, T. K. K. B., Dec 2012, In : Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers, Construction Materials. 165, 6, p. 325-334 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Shear strength
Earth (planet)
Flax
Compressive strength
Ductility
1 Citation (Scopus)

Flexible formwork for visual concrete

Orr, J., Darby, A., Ibell, T. J. & Evernden, M., 1 May 2012, In : Concrete. 46, 5, p. 14-16 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
80 Citations (Scopus)

Hygrothermal performance of an experimental hemp-lime building

Shea, A., Lawrence, M. & Walker, P., Nov 2012, In : Construction and Building Materials. 36, p. 270-275 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hemp
Cannabis
Lime
Carbon
Fertilizers
16 Citations (Scopus)

Hygrothermal performance of an experimental hemp-lime building

Lawrence, M., Fodde, E., Paine, K. & Walker, P., 2012, In : Key Engineering Materials. 517, p. 413-421 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Hemp
Cannabis
Lime
Carbon
Fertilizers