Research topics

           
 

Research activities of laboratory

 
 

 
 

 

 

Topic I

Design and characterization of civil engineering materials

 

 
           
   

- Development of new materials: Eco-materials / Concrete with low moduli / Concretes with low pH, etc.
- Use of industrial by-products, waste…
- Characterization of materials: physical (rheology, etc.), chemical, mechanical (damage, cracking, creep, etc.), environmental.

- Development of materials in Road applications (treatment of soils, pavement bases, etc.).

 
 
 
 

 

Topic II

Durability and pathologies of materials

 

 
   
 
    - Pathology of building materials: Physical, chemical, biological reactions (alkali-reaction, sulphate attack, etc.)
- Study of ion transfer (accelerated test)
- Multi-scale modelling of transfers and couplings
 
 
 
 

 

 

Topic III

Mechanical behaviour of materials in construction works

 
       

- Study of steel - concrete composite: testing and modelling (reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete)
- Behaviour of thin layers: experimentation and modelling (plastering, repairs)
- Behaviour of structures (reliability approach, etc.)

 

 
 
 
   

 

Topic IV

Preservation of building heritage

 

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- Developing tools for non-destructive testing (radar, acoustic emission)
- Study of maintenance techniques (electrochemical, inhibitors)
- Requalification of structures and repair (composite masonry structures, use of carbon composites)

 

 

 
 
Transversal themes