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SYNOPSIS

Research into the behaviour of concrete structures and publication of papers in international journals and as conference proceedings.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Masera Engineering Group has collaborated on this project with Professor Bocca’s Research Group in the Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering Department of the Polytechnic University of Turin.

This research project looks into the mechanical response of masonry and concrete specimens under long-term action by means of cyclic tests. To this end, laboratory tests were carried out at the Polytechnic University of Turin’s non-destructive testing laboratory. The ultrasonic and acoustic emission technique was used to assess damage evolution and decay in mechanical properties in order to evaluate the extent and evolution of micro- and macro-cracking by cyclic action up to the structural collapse of the masonry and/or concrete structure.

YEAR

2009