Luc Taerwe

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This work aims at providing a better understanding of the mechanical properties of the reaction rim in the alkali-silica reaction. The elastic modulus of the calcium alkali silicate constituting the reaction rim, which is formed at the interface between alkali silicate and Ca(OH)₂ in a chemically-idealized system of the alkali-silica reaction, was studied(More)
To strengthen existing reinforced concrete structures, often externally bonded reinforcement (EBR) is used. In this situation, cracks in the concrete are bridged by both the internal and external reinforcement, influencing the crack pattern. To study this crack bridging effect of CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced polymer) bonded to concrete, a digital image(More)
This work is intended to provide a better understanding about the properties and roles of the reaction rim in an alkali-silica reaction. A simplified calcium-alkali-silicate system was created to simulate the multiple interactions among reactive silica, alkaline solution and portlandite near the aggregate surface during the formation and evolution of the(More)
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