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Tests Identify Onset of Out-of-Plane Buckling for Slender Wall Boundaries Subjected to Earthquake Loading


Analysis to evaluate the onset of global instability under tension/compression load shows that the onset of buckling can be identified using either a proposed buckling theory or computer simulations.
3-Nov-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lack of Compatibility in Admixtures Could Harm Concrete Durability


Test results show that interactions between admixtures can reduce air-void stability, contributing to lowered freezing-and-thawing durability and scaling resistance.
4-Oct-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Effect Of Multiaxial Stresses On The Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) Damage Of Concrete


The research outcomes reveal that stress state can markedly affect the ASR performance of concrete by affecting ASR expansion, influencing opening and orientation of ASR cracks, and associating directional effect on the mechanical properties of...
12-Jul-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blends of Deicing Salts Can Help Increase Concrete Pavement Service Life


New research is focusing on the use of deicing salt blends to build concrete roads that are more durable and extend the service life of concrete pavements.
12-Jul-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Effect of Internal Curing as Mitigation to Minimize Alkali-Silica Reaction Damage


With partial replacement of aggregate, it may be possible to mitigate ASR and associated damage when high cement content and potentially reactive aggregates are used.
19-May-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Effect of Combining Near-Surface-Mounted and U-Wrap Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Strengthening Techniques on Reinforced Concrete Beams


This study shows that combining NSM-FRP flexural strengthening with U-wrap FRP shear strengthening will improve the bond without compromising on the deformability of the beam before failure.
17-May-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fiber Hybridization Technology for Next Generation Concrete


Recognizing the need for flexibility in future construction, researchers at the University of Toronto have been working towards identifying potential benefits from combining different fibers and developing models to predict their response
9-May-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Distributed Sensing for Shrinkage and Tension Stiffening Measurement


This research illustrates the potential value of fiber optic distributed strain sensors for reinforced concrete research and the potential for assessing the performance of new and existing structures.
26-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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