Resources

Bruno Dal Lago, Su E. Taylor, Peter Deegan, Liberato Ferrara, Mohammed Sonebi, Philip Crossett, Andrea Pattarini “Full-scale testing and numerical analysis of a precast fibre reinforced self-compacting concrete slab pre-stressed with basalt fibre reinforced polymer bars”, Journal Composites Part B, 2017:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.07.004

Dal Lago, B., Ferrara, L., Taylor, S., Sonebi, M., Deegan, P., Kelly, G., Pattarini, A. (2016). “Design of steel-free pre-stressed reinforced concrete slabs: theory and experimentation”, ACI Italy Chapter: The New Boundaries of Structural Concrete 2016, Capri island, Italy, 29th September – 1st October 2016, 137-146, ISBN: 978-88-98720-14-9.

Peter Deegan, Su E. Taylor, Mohammed Sonebi, Liberato Ferrara, Bruno Dal Lago, Andrea Pattarini, “An experimental study towards steel-free precast concrete elements”, Vol. 51, No. 6, Concrete, pp. 38-41, 2017.

M. Sonebi, P. Deegan, G. Kelly, S. Taylor, L. Ferrara, A. Pattarini, “Effect of water to binder ratio and ground granulated blast furnace slag on maturity and properties of self-compacting concrete used for pre-stressed slabs and beams”, Proceedings of first Int. Conf. on Construction Materials for Sustainable Future, 2017. pp. 237-242

L. Ferrara, P. Deegan, A. Pattarini, M. Sonebi, S. Taylor, “Replacement of cement with waste ceramic powder in cementitious composites: Results of a preliminary investigation”, Proceedings PRO 113 of the International RILEM Conference Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016, Segment on Concrete with Supplementary Cementitious Materials, Copenhagen, 2016, pp. 383-392. ISBN- 978-2-35158-180-3.

L. Ferrara, P. Deegan, A. Pattarini, M. Sonebi, S. Taylor, G. Kelly, “Effect of waste ceramic powder on strength development characteristics of cement based mortars” Proceedings of Civil Engineering Research in Ireland, August 2016, pp. 171-176.

P. Deegan, M. Sonebi, G. Kelly, S. Taylor, L. Ferrara, A. Pattarini, “Investigation of the Maturity and Engineering Performance of Self-Compacting Concrete for Pre-cast Elements”, Proceedings of Civil Engineering Research in Ireland, August 2016, pp. 255-258.

B. Dal Lago, P. Deegan, S. Taylor, P. Crossett, M. Sonebi, L. Ferrara, A. Pattarini, “Pre-stressing using basalt fibre bars: An experimental investigation on a new frontier of precast concrete”, Proceedings of Civil Engineering Research in Ireland, August 2016, pp. 365-370.

García-Taengua, E., Sonebi, M., Crossett, P., Taylor, S., Deegan, P., Ferrara, L., Pattarini, A. “Performance of sustainable SCC mixes with mineral additions for use in precast concrete industry”,  Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2016, pp. 157-175.

L. Ferrara, A. Pattarini, “Siloxanes in concrete: from manual application of water-proofing treatments to mix-design addition for concrete hydrophobicity”, Proceedings of 8th international conference on concrete under severe conditions-environment & loading, CONSEC 2016, 12-14 September 2016, 6p.

Garcia-Taengua, E., Taylor, S., Sonebi, M., Deegan, P., Ferrara, L., Pattarini, A,“Effect of Polypropylene Macrofibers on the Flexural Response of SCFRC”, Proceedings of 6th North American Conference on the Design and Use of SCC Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) on the Design and Use of SCC Self-Consolidating Concrete and 8th RILEM International Symposium on Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC), USA, 2016, pp. 479-488.

Crossett, P., Taylor, S.E., Robinson, D, Sonebi., M., “The use of Fibre Optic Sensors to Monitor Transfer Length in Concrete Pre-tensioned with BFRP”, Proceedings of Civil Structural Health Monitoring Workshop (CSHM-6) – Structural health monitoring of new and ageing infrastructure. Belfast, 26-27 May 2016, 7p.

Taylor, S., Sonebi, M., Deegan, P., “Low Energy Self Compacting Concrete Beams Pre-Stressed with corrosion resistant Basalt FRP bars, Proceedings 2nd International Conference Advances in Cement and Concrete Technology in Africa, edited by W. Schmidt and N. S. Msinjili, 2016, pp. 71-78.

Crossett, P., Taylor, S., Robinson, D., Sonebi, M., García-Taengua, E., Deegan, P. “The Flexural Behaviour of SCC Beams Pre-Stressed with BFRP”, Proceedings of 7th Biennial Conf. on Advanced Composites in Construction, Cambridge, 9-11 Sep., 2015, pp. 62-67.

Crossett, P., Taylor, S., Sonebi, M., Robinson, D., García-Taengua, E. “Monitoring the transfer length of pre-stressed BFRP SCC beams”, Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII7), Italy, 2015, 10p.

Garcia-Taengua, E., Sonebi, M., Crossett, P., Taylor, S., Deegan, P., Ferrara, L., Pattarini, A. “Self-Compactability And Strength Criteria For Concrete Mixes With Mineral Additions And Fibres”, Concrete – Innovation and Design, fib Symposium, Copenhagen, 2015, 9p.

Garcia-Taengua, E., Sonebi, M., Taylor, S., Deegan, P., Ferrara, L., Pattarini, A. “A Study on Cement Grout Rheology: Optimum Dosage of Superplasticisers Related to their Composition and Interaction with Mineral Additions”, Proceedings of Civil Engineering Research in Ireland, 28-29 August 2014, Belfast, pp. 217-222.

García-Taengua, E.; Sonebi, M.; Taylor, S.E.; Ferrara, L.; Deegan, P.; Pattarini, A. “Effect of Mineral Additions on the Optimum Dosage of Superplasticisers in Grouts”. 23rd Conference “Rheology of Building Materials”, OTH University of Technology, Regensburg, Germany (2014).

Garcia-Taengua, E., Sonebi, M., Taylor, S., Crossett, P., Degan, P., Ferrara, L., Pattarini, A. “Optimisation of Environment-friendly SCFRC mixes use in precast Concrete Industry”, 3rd Int. Symposium on Design, Performance and use of SCC, Ed. C. Shi, Z., Ou, K. Khayat, Xiamen, China, 5-8 June 2014, pp. 101-113.

García-Taengua, E., Sonebi, M., Taylor, S., Ferrara, L., Deegan, P., Pattarini, A, “Nový přístup k určení optimální dávky superplatifikátorůa jejich kompatibility s cementovými materiály – A new approach for the saturation point of superplasticisers and their compatibility with cementitious materials, Beton, Vol. 2, 2015, pp. 44-48.

García-Taengua, E., Sonebi, M., Taylor, S., Ferrara, L., Deegan, P., Pattarini, A., “Compatibility of superplasticisers with cementitious materials”, BFT INTERNATIONAL, 2014, Vol. 80, No. 10, pp. 44-53.

Workshops and public engagement activities

  • RILEM week at Copenhagen, Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering conference, RILEM TC-266, 15-29 August 2016.
  • 11th International Concrete Sustainability Conference and 6th North American Conference on the Design and Use of SCC Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) on the Design and Use of SCC Self-Consolidating Concrete and 8th RILEM International Symposium on Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC), RILEM TC-266 meeting, Washington, 15-18 May 2016.
  • Organised  Civil Structural Health Monitoring Workshop (CSHM-6) – Structural health monitoring of new and ageing infrastructure. Belfast, 26-27 May 2016. (http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/CSHM-6/).
  • Annual Conference “Advances in Concrete Bridges” at The Institution of Structural Engineers, London, 22 June 2016.
  • Workshop funded by British Council on “Internationalising Higher Education and Research in Civil Engineering and Architecture”, Ukraine, 20-23 June 2016.
  • The 8th international conference on concrete under severe conditions-environment & loading, CONSEC 2016, 12-14 September 2016.
  • Teaching MSc students Module CIV7052 – (Structural Repairs and Maintenance)- 2014/2015; 2015/2016.
  • Teaching MEng. students Module CIV4033 – (Structural Repairs and Maintenance)- 2015/2016
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at Second International Conference on Advances in Cement and Concrete Technology in Africa, organised by BAM, Tanzania, January 2016.
  • Workshop on ‘MSCA: Bridging Business and Research’ – Campaign for the promotion of the non-academic sector in MSCA, Milan, 5 June 2015.
  • Invited Keynote speaker, International Workshop on Rheology of Based-Building materials, Innovation in Construction Materials for Tomorrow, Paris, 8 October 2015.
  • PhD seminar at Queen’s University Belfast, 10 March 2015.
  • Workshop on the use of SCFRC in prestressed elements, held at Queen’s University of Belfast, 9th July 2014. Keynote lecture by Visitant Prof. Jose Rocio Marti Vargas, from Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain). Addressed to PhD students and attendees from industry (Larson Manufacturing Products, and Moore Concrete). VIEW GALLERY
  • Participation in the Nuffield Research Placements programme (Sentinus), the high-school student Miss Katie McKenna took part in the research activities of the project for a period of 4 weeks (July-Aug 2014).
  • InterTrade Ireland Event held at Dublin Castle (Dec 2014).
  • Invited keynote lecture about the project’s involvement with sustainability of construction materials and construction technology, addressed to the general (non-specialist) public. Title of the lecture: “With all stones we make a wall: new materials for new infrastructure”. Delivered by Dr Garcia Taengua on the 7th November at Gandia (Spain), part of a series of lectures on science and technology organised by Gandia City Hall.