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There are several stone masonry structures of historical importance in Canada that lie in regions of varying degrees of seismicity. Hydraulic lime mortars are used in the repair of such heritage buildings. While this mortar works as a sacrificial element in the stone masonry system, a tougher and...
This review paper aims at giving an overview of the different applications of thermodynamic equilibrium calculations in cementitious systems. They can help us to understand on a chemical level the consequences of different factors such as cement composition, hydration, leaching, or temperature on...
This paper presents the results of an experimental study on the application of strapping technique for retrofit of concrete compressive specimens. In this technique, standard strapping devices, which are used in the packaging industry, are applied to post-tension high strength metal strips around...