Scientific publications

Nanocellulose enriched mortars: Evaluation of nanocellulose properties affecting microstructure, strength and development of mixing protocols

E.G.Deze, E. Cuenca, A.M.L. Násner, M. Iakovlev, S. Sideri, A. Sapalidis, R.P. Borg, & L. Ferrara.

in: Materials Today: Proceedings, 54 pp. 50-56
Date: 16 March 2022
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A discrete numerical model for the effects of crack healing on the behaviour of ordinary plain concrete: Implementation, calibration, and validation

Antonio Cibelli; Madura Pathirage ; Gianluca Cusatis; Liberato Ferrara; Giovanni Di Luzio

in: Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 263(108266)
Date: 15 March 2022
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Comparative environmental and social life cycle assessments of off-shore aquaculture rafts made in ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC)

Maria Chiara Caruso, Carmine Pascale, Esteban Camacho, Liberato Ferrara.

in: The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 27, 281–300.
Date: 18 February 2022
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Direct procedure to characterize the tensile constitutive behavior of strain-softening and strain-hardening UHPFRC

Eduardo J. Mezquida-Alcaraz, Juan Navarro-Gregori, Pedro Serna-Ros

in: Cement and Concrete Composites 115 (103854)
Date: January 2021
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Durability of UHPFRC functionalised with nanoadditives due to synergies in the action of sulphate and chloride in cracked and uncracked states

M. Giménez; M.C. Alonso; E. Menéndez; M. Criado

in: Materiales De Construcción, 71(344)
Date: 1 December 2021

Preliminary study on the fresh and mechanical properties of UHPC made with recycled UHPC aggregates.

Marta Roig-Flores, Ruben Paul Borg, Cecilia Ruiz-Muñoz, Eduardo J. Mezquida-Alcaraz, Ester Giménez-Carbó, Albany Milena Lozano Násner and Pedro Serna

in: European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering.
Date: 9 November 2021

Enhancement of fabric–mortar interfacial adhesion by particle decoration: insights from pull-off measurements.

Matan Birenboim, Amr Alatawna, Raghu Sripada, Lior Nahum, Lucas Luciano Cullari, Alva Peled, & Oren Regev.

in: (2021). Materials and Structures, 54(200).
Date: 20 October 2021

Self-healing efficiency of Ultra High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete through permeability to chlorides

Hesam Doostkami, Marta Roig-Flores and Pedro Serna.

in: Construction and Building Materials, 310, 125168.
Date: 19 October 2021

Effects of tension stiffening and shrinkage on the flexural behavior of reinforced UHPFRC beams

Eduardo J.Mezquida-Alcaraz, Juan Navarro-Gregori, José R. Martí-Vargas and Pedro Serna-Ros.

in: Case Studies in Construction Materials, 15.
Date: 18 October 2021

Effects of Autogenous and Stimulated Self-Healing on Durability and Mechanical Performance of UHPFRC: Validation of Tailored Test Method through Multi-Performance Healing-Induced Recovery Indices.

Estefanía Cuenca, Francesco Lo Monte, Marina Moro, Andrea Schiona and Liberato Ferrara

in: Sustainability 2021, 13(20).
Date: 15 October 2021

Innovative Design Concept of Cooling Water Tanks/Basins in Geothermal Power Plants Using Ultra-High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete with Enhanced Durability

Salam Al-Obaidi, Patrick Bamonte, Francesco Animato, Francesco Lo Monte, Iacopo Mazzantini, Massimo Luchini, Sandra Scalari and Liberato Ferrara

in: Sustanability 2021, 13(17) 9826
Date: 1 September 2021

Meta-Analysis and Machine Learning Models to Optimize the Efficiency of Self-Healing Capacity of Cementitious Material

Shashank Gupta, Salam Al-Obaidi and Liberato Ferrara

in: Materials 2021, 14(4437)
Date: 8 August 2021

Performance Assessment of Ultra-High Durability Concrete Produced From Recycled Ultra-High Durability Concrete

Ruben Paul Borg, Estefania Cuenca, Roberto Garofalo, Fabrizio Schillani, Milena Lozano Nasner, Liberato Ferrara

in: Frontiers in Built Environment, 7:648220.
Date: 28 May 2021
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Self-healing characterization of UHPFRCC with crystalline admixture: Experimental assessment via multi-test/multi-parameter approach

Francesco Lo Monte, Liberato Ferrara

in: Construction and Building Materials, Volume 283, 2021, 122579.
Date: Available online 3 March 2021
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Scientific Poster "Reshealience project - UHDC durability modelling: from material to structural level". Contribution in Model Development, EMCC 2021

A. Cibelli

Date: 1 March 2021
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Mechanical properties and self-healing capacity of Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete with alumina nanofibers

Cuenca, E., D’Ambrosio, L., Tretjakov, A., Lizunov, D., Volobujeva, O. and Ferrara, L.

in: Cement and Concrete Composites, Volume 118
Date: 25 January 2021
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Crystalline Admixture as Healing Promoter in Concrete Exposed to Chloride-Rich Environments: Experimental Study

E. Cuenca; S. Rigamonti; E. Gastaldo Brac; L. Ferrara

in: ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering: Vol. 33 (Issue 3).
Date: 24 December 2020
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Self-healing efficiency of Ultra High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete through permeability to chlorides

Hesam Doostkami, Marta Roig-Flores, PedroSerna

in: Construction and Building Materials, 310 pp. 125168.
Date: 19 October 2021

Tensile behaviour identification in Ultra-High Performance Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites: indirect tension tests and back analysis of flexural test results

F. Lo Monte; L. Ferrara

in: Material and Structures Volume 53, issue 6, 145 (2020). Springer.
Date: 26 November 2020
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Durability-Based Design of Structures Made with Ultra-High-Performance/Ultra-High-Durability Concrete in Extremely Aggressive Scenarios: Application to a Geothermal Water Basin Case Study

S. Al-Obaidi; P. Bamonte; M. Luchini; I. Mazzantini; L. Ferrara

in: Infrastructures: 5 (2020) (11).
Date: 17 November 2020

Synergy between crystalline admixtures and nano-constituents in enhancing autogenous healing capacity of cementitious composites under cracking and healing cycles in aggressive water

E. Cuenca; A. Mezzena; L. Ferrara

in: Construction and Building Materials, Volume 266, Part B, 2021, 121447, ISSN 0950-0618.
Available online: 9 November 2020
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Durability performance of uncracked and cracked nanoadditioned UHPFRCs in a dynamic leaching system

M. Criado; M. Gimenez; E. Menéndez; M.C. Alonso

in: 74th RILEM Annual Week and 40th Cement and Concrete Science Conference, Hosted by the University of Sheffield | Online.
Date: 31st August-4th September 2020

The effect of compatibility and dimensionality of carbon nanofillers on cement composites

Amr Alatawna; Matan Birenboim; Roey Nadiv; Matat Buzaglo; Sivan Peretz-Damari; Alva Peled; Oren Regev; Raghu Sripada

in: Construction and Building Materials, 232(117141).
Date: January. 2020

Influence of Cracking on Oxygen Transport in UHPFRC Using Stainless Steel Sensors

Ana Martínez-Ibernón, Marta Roig-Flores, Josep Lliso-Ferrando, Eduardo J. Mezquida-Alcaraz, Manuel Valcuende, & Pedro Serna.

in: Applied Sciences, 10(1), 239.
Date: December. 2019

Scientific Poster "Shellfish farming in open sea with advanced concrete rafts". Presented in Aquaculture Europe 19 Berlin, Germany

Esteban Camacho, Juan Ángel López, Hugo Coll, Fernando Galán. Research & Development Concretes S.L.

Date: October. 2019

Concept of Ultra High Durability Concrete for improved durability in chemical environments: Preliminary results

Estefanía Cuenca , María Criado, Mercedes Giménez , Enrico Gastaldo Brac, Stamatina Sideri, Alexey Tretjakov, Maria Cruz Alonso, Liberato Ferrara

in: M. A. Araújo, N. De Belie, K. Van Tittelboom (Eds.): Durable concrete for infrastructure under severe conditions – Smart admixtures, self-responsiveness and nano-additives, proceedings, 10-11 Sept. 2019, Ghent, p. 147-151, ISBN: 978-9-463-88638-3
Date: September. 2019

Effect of crack pattern on the self-healing capability in traditional, HPC and UHPFRC concretes measured by water and chloridepermeability

A. Negrini, M. Roig-Flores, E. J. Mezquida-Alcaraz, L. Ferrara, P. Serna

in: Concrete Solutions 2019 - 7th International Conference on Concrete Repair, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Date: August. 2019

Textile-reinforced concrete to realise ultra high durability concrete (UHDC) in the framework of the EU H2020 project "ReSHEALience"

C. Schröfl; A. Peled; O. Regev; R. P. Borg; M. Reichardt; R. Sripada; V. Mechtcherine; P. Deegan; L. Ferrara

in: M. A. Araújo, N. De Belie, K. Van Tittelboom (Eds.): Durable concrete for infrastructure under severe conditions – Smart admixtures, self-responsiveness and nano-additives, proceedings, 10-11 Sept. 2019, Ghent, p. 24-27, ISBN: 978-9-463-88638-3
Date: September. 2019

Modelling of autogenous healing for regular concrete via a discrete model

A. Cibelli, G. Di Luzio, L. Ferrara, G. Cusatis, & M. Pathirage

Date:June. 2019

Upgrading the concept of UHPFRC for high durability in the cracked state: the concept of Ultra High Durability Concrete (UHDC) in the approach of the H2020 project ReSHEALience

Pedro Serna, Francesco Lo Monte, Eduardo J. Mezquida-Alcaraz, Estefania Cuenca, Viktor Mechtcherine, Michaela Reichardt, Alva Peled, Oren Regev, Ruben P. Borg, Alexej Tretjakov, Dennis Lizunov, Konstantin Sobolev, Stamatina Sideri, Kim Nelson, Enrico Maria Gastaldo Brac, Liberato Ferrara.

Date: April. 2019

An Overview on H2020 Project “ReSHEALience” Proceedings of the IABSE Symposium "Towards a Resilient Built Environment - Risk and Asset Management"

Ferrara, Liberato; Bamonte, Patrick; Suesta, Cristina; Animato, Francesco; Pascale, Carmine; Tretjakov, Aleksej; Camacho, Esteban; Deegan, Peter; Sideri, Stamatina; Gastaldo, Enrico Maria; Serna, Pedro; Mechtcherine, Viktor; Cruz Alonso, María; Peled, Alva; Paul Borg, Ruben

Guimaraes, Portugal 27/03/2019-29/03/2019 pp- 174-181 ISBN 978-3-85748-163-5

Date: March. 2019

Scientific Poster presented at 2nd SARCOS COST Action “Advanced materials and technologies based on inorganic binders” Skopje, 2-5 Sept. 2018 & Ohrid, 6-7 Sept. 2018 - FYR of Macedonia

Francesco LO MONTE, Estefania CUENCA ASENSIO, Liberato FERRARA. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano (Milan, ITALY)

Date: 2-5 Sept. 2018

Predicting the long term performance of structures made with advanced cement based materials in extremely aggresive environments: current state of practice and research needs. The approach of the H2020 Project ReSHEALience

Giovanni di Luzio, Liberato Ferrara, Maria Cruz Alonso y Alonso, Philip Kunz, Viktor Mechtcherine and Christof Schroefl

Date: August 2018