Category Archives: Theses

“In situ” evaluation and certification of the residential buildings thermal quality

Doctoral Thesis in Civil Engineering Sandra Cristina Alves Pereira da Silva Cunha University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal 2010 Summary: Anthropogenic effects on the natural environment called the attention of the research community, leading to intensive study

“In situ” evaluation and certification of the residential buildings thermal quality

Doctoral Thesis in Civil Engineering Sandra Cristina Alves Pereira da Silva Cunha University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal 2010 Summary: Anthropogenic effects on the natural environment called the attention of the research community, leading to intensive study

Trombe wall: experimental analysis and thermal performance simulation

Doctoral Thesis in Civil Engineering Ana Cristina Briga de Sá University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal 2011 Summary: The need to reduce energy consumption in buildings requires solutions to improve the energy performance of new and existing buildings. One way

Trombe wall: experimental analysis and thermal performance simulation

Doctoral Thesis in Civil Engineering Ana Cristina Briga de Sá University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal 2011 Summary: The need to reduce energy consumption in buildings requires solutions to improve the energy performance of new and existing buildings. One way

Development of geopolymeric artificial aggregates from mine waste mud for wastewater treatment systems

Doctoral Thesis in Civil Engineering Isabel Cristina Castanheira e Silva University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal 2013 Geopolymeric binders are artificial materials obtained by alkaline activation of alumino-silicate materials. In this work, several geopolymeric artificial aggregates (AGA) were initially developed, using

Development of geopolymeric artificial aggregates from mine waste mud for wastewater treatment systems

Doctoral Thesis in Civil Engineering Isabel Cristina Castanheira e Silva University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal 2013 Geopolymeric binders are artificial materials obtained by alkaline activation of alumino-silicate materials. In this work, several geopolymeric artificial aggregates (AGA) were initially developed, using

Development of alkaline activated binders using tungsten mine waste mud from Panasqueira mining (Portugal)

  The present research work deals with the development of alkali activated binders, aiming at the reuse of waste mud from the Panasqueira Mine. The mine waste mud is fully characterized and activated using adequate activators developed. The mine waste

Development of alkaline activated binders using tungsten mine waste mud from Panasqueira mining (Portugal)

  The present research work deals with the development of alkali activated binders, aiming at the reuse of waste mud from the Panasqueira Mine. The mine waste mud is fully characterized and activated using adequate activators developed. The mine waste

Reinforced concrete beams subjected to pure torsion

The global behaviour of reinforced concrete beams subjected to pure torsion is studied in this thesis. This study includes beams that have a rectangular cross section (plain or hollow), and made with normal and high strength concrete. Longitudinal and/or transversal prestress

Reinforced concrete beams subjected to pure torsion

The global behaviour of reinforced concrete beams subjected to pure torsion is studied in this thesis. This study includes beams that have a rectangular cross section (plain or hollow), and made with normal and high strength concrete. Longitudinal and/or transversal prestress

Experimental study of an innovative element for passive cooling of buildings

The use of passive cooling techniques has been seen as one of the solutions that can help to reduce energy consumption in the building sector. An innovative element that allows the combined use of two of the passive cooling techniques

Experimental study of an innovative element for passive cooling of buildings

The use of passive cooling techniques has been seen as one of the solutions that can help to reduce energy consumption in the building sector. An innovative element that allows the combined use of two of the passive cooling techniques

Preheating the ventilation air by a ventilated double window

The need to ensure indoor air quality in all buildings it requires air renovation through ventilation. The outgoing air removes warm from inside the building in the winter and the income cold air may result in local thermal discomfort. These

Preheating the ventilation air by a ventilated double window

The need to ensure indoor air quality in all buildings it requires air renovation through ventilation. The outgoing air removes warm from inside the building in the winter and the income cold air may result in local thermal discomfort. These