Mladena Luković

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Micromechanical interface properties in a concrete repair system determine the performance and reliability of a repaired structure. In order to characterize these properties, nanoindentation technique was applied. Three different repair material mixtures, based on Portland cement or partial replacement of Portland cement with blast furnace slag, were(More)
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)
This work aims to provide a method for numerically and experimentally investigating the fracture mechanism of cement paste at the microscale. For this purpose, a new procedure was proposed to prepare micro cement paste cubes (100 × 100 × 100 µm³) and beams with a square cross section of 400 × 400 µm². By loading the cubes to failure with a Berkovich(More)
In concrete repair systems, material properties of the repair material and the interface are greatly influenced by the moisture exchange between the repair material and the substrate. If the substrate is dry, it can absorb water from the repair material and reduce its effective water-to-cement ratio (w/c). This further affects the hydration rate of cement(More)
In the past two decades, much research has been devoted to overcoming the inherent brittleness of cementitious materials. To that end, several solutions have been proposed, mainly utilizing fibres. One of the most promising classes of materials is strain hardening cementitious composite (SHCC). It utilizes PVA fibres, and it is relatively costly compared to(More)
Differential shrinkage between repair material and concrete substrate is considered to be the main cause of premature failure of repair systems. The magnitude of induced stresses depends on many factors, for example the degree of restraint, moisture gradients caused by curing and drying conditions, type of repair material, etc. Numerical simulations(More)
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