Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Eleonora obtained her Diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of Patras in Greece, focusing on the Geotechnical and Hydraulics Engineering. During her studies, Eleonora got involved in laboratory activities related to soil improvement-reinforcement, foundations and geotechnical site exploration methods. Eleonora’s thesis dealt with geotechnical research and project planning and was entitled “Deep temporary retaining soil excavation in Ioannina”. From March 2013 to August 2013, Eleonora participated in an internship at “Anaktisi - Spiridon Saloykas” Ltd in Ioannina, Greece, mainly working on building restorations. For 6 months, starting March 2015, Eleonora has been a visiting researcher at the University of Sheffield, in the framework of Erasmus/Placement programme, funded by the European Union.
Recent activities and achievements
- Flexural, free and restrained shrinkage behaviour of Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC) using reused and manufactured steel fibres.
- Flexural, compressive and shrinkage behaviour of cementitious screeds using reused steel and textile fibres from end-of-life tyres.
- Training in testing and analysis of experimental results of FRC
- Analysis of the performance of cementitious screeds reinforced with reused fibres
Tasks and methodology: Mechanical testing of FRC prisms and evaluation of their shrinkage behaviour under free and restrained conditions. Casting and testing of cementitious mortar mixes for screeds using reused steel and textile fibres in various dosages. Developing experimental measurement techniques and participate in the processing/analysis of the data obtained from the aforementioned experimental programmes, focusing on the development of numerical models.