Category Archives: Dissertations

Concrete durability: method to assess carbonation in freeze-thawing conditions

The interaction between the reinforced concrete structures and the aggressiveness of the environment, when different actions occur simultaneously, provides their early degradation. Thus, their durability is put in jeopardy and the operating time for which they were designed is reduced.

Concrete durability: method to assess carbonation in freeze-thawing conditions

The interaction between the reinforced concrete structures and the aggressiveness of the environment, when different actions occur simultaneously, provides their early degradation. Thus, their durability is put in jeopardy and the operating time for which they were designed is reduced.

Experimental study on the GEOGREEN modular system using polymer composites with residues from the Panasqueira mines

  Experimental study about the modular GEOGREEN system using polymeric composites with Panasqueira mine waste The present study had the main objective of explore the possibility to create an option to the modular GEOGREEN system. The modular GEOGREEN system is

Experimental study on the GEOGREEN modular system using polymer composites with residues from the Panasqueira mines

  Experimental study about the modular GEOGREEN system using polymeric composites with Panasqueira mine waste The present study had the main objective of explore the possibility to create an option to the modular GEOGREEN system. The modular GEOGREEN system is

Study of thermal rehabilitation of masonry stone walls of rural houses

It is well known the traditional rural houses of Portugal are constructed using traditional materials such as timber and masonry. The use of these materials results in poor thermal isolation as well as low resistance to water penetration. As a

Study of thermal rehabilitation of masonry stone walls of rural houses

It is well known the traditional rural houses of Portugal are constructed using traditional materials such as timber and masonry. The use of these materials results in poor thermal isolation as well as low resistance to water penetration. As a

Emulsion based mixes using 100% mining wastes, for low traffic roads in rural areas

In this work the composition of a emulsion based bituminous mixe was studied using 100% recycled waste materials of wolfram mines (Panasqueira Mine, located at Centre Region of Portugal). Physical and mechanical characteristics of this mixe and its low cost,

Emulsion based mixes using 100% mining wastes, for low traffic roads in rural areas

In this work the composition of a emulsion based bituminous mixe was studied using 100% recycled waste materials of wolfram mines (Panasqueira Mine, located at Centre Region of Portugal). Physical and mechanical characteristics of this mixe and its low cost,

High–value of urban and industrial wastes in cementitious composites

Studies for the feasibility of using recycled glass and ceramics in cementitious composites were carried out at CMADE. The importance of this study deals with the need to find viable alternatives for replacements of natural aggregate materials, which are scarce,

High–value of urban and industrial wastes in cementitious composites

Studies for the feasibility of using recycled glass and ceramics in cementitious composites were carried out at CMADE. The importance of this study deals with the need to find viable alternatives for replacements of natural aggregate materials, which are scarce,

Study of moisture damage (by water immersion and freeze thawing conditioning) in warm asphalt recycling

Environmental factors and traffic load contribute to early failures in bituminous pavements. Moisture is a key element in the deterioration of the asphalt mix. It can degrade the integrity of pavement by loss of cohesion (strength) and stiffness of the

Study of moisture damage (by water immersion and freeze thawing conditioning) in warm asphalt recycling

Environmental factors and traffic load contribute to early failures in bituminous pavements. Moisture is a key element in the deterioration of the asphalt mix. It can degrade the integrity of pavement by loss of cohesion (strength) and stiffness of the

Alkali-activation of Panasqueira mining waste mud incorporating grounded waste glass

  Development of geopolymers by reusing waste mud from Panasqueira mining allows to reduce the environmental impact caused by its deposit on surface and reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases by developing an alternative to Portland cement. This dissertation presents

Alkali-activation of Panasqueira mining waste mud incorporating grounded waste glass

  Development of geopolymers by reusing waste mud from Panasqueira mining allows to reduce the environmental impact caused by its deposit on surface and reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases by developing an alternative to Portland cement. This dissertation presents