Concrete and Earthquake Engineering Research Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering


Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Niki Trochoutsou, Matteo Di Benedetti, Kypros Pilakoutas, Maurizio Guadagnini Construction and Building Materials Available online 24 November 2020 Natural fibre textiles embedded in inorganic matrices (NTRM) could offer a strengthening solution for unreinforced masonry structures that satisfies both performance and sustainability requirements. However, the limited understanding of their mechanical... Read more
Friday, November 30, 2018
Hajir Al-musawi, Fabio P. Figueiredo, Maurizio Guadagnini, Kypros Pilakoutas, Construction and Building Materials, Volume 197, 2019, 369-384, ISSN 0950-0618, . This article investigates the time dependent transport properties and shrinkage performance of rapid hardening plain and fibre reinforced mortars for repair applications. Two plain and two SFRC mixes with... Read more
Thursday, September 20, 2018
The effect of restrained shrinkage on the mechanical performance of concrete and steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) requires more investigation, especially when using recycled tyre steel fibre (RTSF). This paper examines the free and restrained shrinkage strains and the mechanical performance of seven SFRC mixes. Results show that both free... Read more
Friday, August 3, 2018
Processed high-specification steel cords (RTSC) extracted from un-vulcanised rubber belt off-cuts have the potential to substitute (manufactured steel fibres) MSF in concrete, leading to enhanced structural performance and significant environmental benefits. The target of this research is to demonstrate that recycled-only fibre mixes could meet or exceed the performance of... Read more
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Workshop Title: Seismic Loss, Rehabilitation and Post-earthquake Crisis Management of Critical Infrastructure UK coordinator: Dr. Iman Hajirasouliha, The University of Sheffield Turkey coordinator: Prof. Alper Ilki, Istanbul Technical University Dates and venue: 20-24 November 2017, Istanbul Technical University, Maslak Campus, Istanbul, Turkey Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the... Read more