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Title: Durable structures with the application of innovative in situ tests, sensor systems and material technologies
Author: Basheer, P. A. M.
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2014
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This thesis contains a selection of Author's publications describing developments in testing and monitoring of structural materials and their applications for assessing the durability in different environmental conditions. In compiling this volume the Author has given emphasis to four general research themes, viz. (i) Innovative in situ tests and sensor systems; (ii) Assessment of the durability enhancing materials and technologies; (iii) Investigation ot materials for manufacturing sustainable structures; and (iv) Specifi6ation and design of concretes for durability and expected service life. The work reported in this thesis was carried out during the Author's employment at Queen's University Belfast since his PhD graduation in July 1991 at the same University. The basic philosophy of his research that formed the backbone of publications included in this thesis was conceived and developed during his PhD project, as indicated in the first publication included in the thesis. All other publications deal with research carried out since then by the author either as a sole investigator or as a conjoint investigator, with the support of his research students and/or research assistants. The work was funded (with grant income in excess of £10.7 million) by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Department of Environment, Technology Strategy Board, Invest Northern Ireland, European Commission, the Carbon Trust, the Australian Research Council and various regional, national and international industries. Although there have been many technology transfer and dissemination activities to facilitate appropriate research impact of all the projects, the Author would highlight that all the four research themes considered in this thesis are still relevant for further research in the field of durable and sustainable structures.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Sc.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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