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Water repellent influence on salt crystallisation in masonry
This paper assesses the effectiveness and effects of a water repellent (sodium methylsiliconate in aqueous solution) on crystallisation in stone and brick masonry materials. The salt crystallisation method adopted in this ...
Crushed limestone as an aggregate in concrete production: the Cyprus case
Limestones in Cyprus are mainly quarried for the production of coarse and fine aggregates to be used in concrete. The objective of this paper is to examine the properties of crushed limestone aggregates. The petrographical ...
Cradle to site Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of adobe bricks
The application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to construction materials provides a useful inside to the energy embodied in their production and contributes towards educated decision-making regarding the choice of the most ...
Adobe bricks under compression: Experimental investigation and derivation of stress–strain equation
This study investigates the response of adobe bricks to compressive loading. It records the state-of-the-art in adobe characterization and it provides extensive experimental data on samples of various sizes tested in ...
Durability performance of self-compacting concrete
Although self compacting concrete (SCC) is currently used in many countries, there is a fundamental lack of the intrinsic durability of the material itself. This article presents the outcomes from a research program on ...
A Study of Fine Aggregate Properties and Their Effect on the Quality of Cementitious Composite Materials
Aggregate is a major constituent of composite building materials. Therefore, aggregate characteristics have an important influence on mortar properties. The objective of this paper is to study the properties and therefore ...