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Testing the soundness of aggregates using different methodologies
This paper compares the European (EN) and US (ASTM) standard tests for the soundness of aggregates. The main purpose of the paper is to identify the differences between these two methods and to investigate the extent of ...
Mechanical properties and durability performance of reinforced concrete containing fly ash
This study presents the effect of Greek fly ash as a partial replacement of cement, on the durability and mechanical resistance of reinforced concrete immersed in sodium chloride (NaCl) solution. The aforementioned additive ...
Comparison of adobes from pre-history to-date
This paper presents a comparative study between prehistoric, traditional (19th–20th century) and contemporary adobe bricks from Cyprus. Reported experimental results include grain size distribution analyses, qualitative ...
Thermal performance assessment of vernacular residential semi-open spaces in Mediterranean climate
This paper investigates the overall thermal performance of vernacular buildings in Nicosia, Cyprus and highlights the role of semi-open spaces in improving the thermal comfort of the aforementioned structures. The novelty ...
Laboratory testing and finite element simulation of the structural response of an adobe masonry building under horizontal loading
•A 1:2 scaled adobe masonry building is tested in laboratory under horizontal loading.•Cracking initiation/propagation and force–displacement response are monitored.•Damage limit states at different levels of deformation ...
PCM-enhanced Lime Plasters for Vernacular and Contemporary Architecture
Phase Change Materials (PCMs) have the ability to absorb and release thermal energy, in the form of latent heat, during the melting or solidifying processes respectively. Thus, they may be used as additives in the production ...