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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 ...
Influence of iron mill scale additive on the physico-mechanical properties and chloride penetration resistance of concrete
Reinforced concrete structures are normally exposed to various aggressive environmental conditions
Effect of fly ash chemical composition on the reinforcement corrosion, thermal diffusion and strength of blended cement concretes
This paper presents the results of an experimental study conducted to evaluate the influence of fly ash chemical composition on the physico-mechanical properties and the resistance of reinforced concrete against chloride ...
On the role of organic adlayers in the anomalous water sorptivity of Lépine limestone
Sorptivity data are reported for the capillary absorption of water, ethanol, propan-2-ol, and n-heptane by the calcitic limestone Lépine (Lavoux à grain). The data confirm that the water sorptivity is anomalously low, an ...