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Structural Material Demand and Associated Embodied Carbon Emissions of the United States Building Stock: 2020-2100 (2022)
Journal Article
Arehart, J., Pomponi, F., D'Amico, B., & Srubar, W. (2022). Structural Material Demand and Associated Embodied Carbon Emissions of the United States Building Stock: 2020-2100. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 186, Article 106583. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106583

This study uses material flow analysis to estimate the material stocks and flows and associated upfront embodied carbon emissions for gravity building structural systems in the United States. Seven scenarios that align with the shared-socioeconomic p... Read More about Structural Material Demand and Associated Embodied Carbon Emissions of the United States Building Stock: 2020-2100.

Effect of graphene oxide nanoparticles on blast load resistance of steel fiber reinforced concrete (2022)
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Jamnam, S., Maho, B., Techaphatthanakon, A., Ruttanapun, C., Aemlaor, P., Zhang, H., & Sukontasukkul, P. (2022). Effect of graphene oxide nanoparticles on blast load resistance of steel fiber reinforced concrete. Construction and Building Materials, 343, Article 128139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.128139

Concrete structures may occasionally be subjected to both intentional or unintentional explosions which could cause casualties and damage to properties. Advance research on protective structures are important to enhance blast resistance of materials,... Read More about Effect of graphene oxide nanoparticles on blast load resistance of steel fiber reinforced concrete.

Static and Free Vibration Analyses of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT)-Substrate Medium Systems (2022)
Journal Article
Limkatanyu, S., Sae-Long, W., Sedighi, H. M., Rungamornrat, J., Sukontasukkul, P., Imjai, T., & Zhang, H. (2022). Static and Free Vibration Analyses of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT)-Substrate Medium Systems. Nanomaterials, 12(10), Article 1740. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12101740

This paper proposes a novel nanobar-substrate medium model for static and free vibration analyses of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) systems embedded in the elastic substrate medium. The modified strain-gradient elasticity theory is utilized to... Read More about Static and Free Vibration Analyses of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT)-Substrate Medium Systems.

Comparing building performance of supermarkets under future climate change: UK case study (2022)
Journal Article
Hasan, A. U., Bahadori-Jahromi, A., Mylona, A., Ferri, M., & Zhang, H. (2022). Comparing building performance of supermarkets under future climate change: UK case study. Advances in Energy Research, 8(1), 73-93. https://doi.org/10.12989/eri.2022.8.0.000

Focus on climate change and extreme weather conditions has received considerable attention in recent years. Civil engineers are now focusing on designing buildings that are more eco-friendly in the face of climate change. This paper describes the res... Read More about Comparing building performance of supermarkets under future climate change: UK case study.

Thermal and Acoustic Properties of Sustainable Structural Lightweight Aggregate Rubberized Concrete (2022)
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Pongsopha, P., Sukontasukkul, P., Zhang, H., & Limkatanyu, S. (2022). Thermal and Acoustic Properties of Sustainable Structural Lightweight Aggregate Rubberized Concrete. Results in Engineering, 13, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rineng.2022.100333

This study investigated the effect crumb rubber recycled from wasted tires on properties of structural lightweight aggregate concrete (LWAC). Two types of concrete were tested: control LWAC and rubberized lightweight aggregate concrete (RLWAC). The... Read More about Thermal and Acoustic Properties of Sustainable Structural Lightweight Aggregate Rubberized Concrete.

An Eigendecomposition-based and Mesh-sensitivity Reduced Constitutive Model for Nonlinear Analysis of Concrete Structures under Non-proportional Cyclic Loading (2021)
Journal Article
Yuen, T. Y., Wen, T., Hung, C., Zhang, H., Huy Pham, P. A., & Deng, Y. (2022). An Eigendecomposition-based and Mesh-sensitivity Reduced Constitutive Model for Nonlinear Analysis of Concrete Structures under Non-proportional Cyclic Loading. Journal of Building Engineering, 47, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2021.103875

Emerging 3D printed concrete techniques has raised numerous possibilities in contemporary architectural creations that are often beyond the scope of prevailing structural design standards. Rigorous, three-dimensional, and nonlinear finite element ana... Read More about An Eigendecomposition-based and Mesh-sensitivity Reduced Constitutive Model for Nonlinear Analysis of Concrete Structures under Non-proportional Cyclic Loading.

Study on Crack Width and Crack Resistance of Eccentrically Tensioned Steel-Reinforced Concrete Members Prestressed by CFRP Tendons (2021)
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Deng, Y., Gui, J., Zhang, H., Taliercio, A., Zhang, P., Wong, S. H. F., …Chen, X. (2022). Study on Crack Width and Crack Resistance of Eccentrically Tensioned Steel-Reinforced Concrete Members Prestressed by CFRP Tendons. Engineering Structures, 252, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.113651

In recent decades, steel-reinforced concrete (SRC) members under eccentrical tension have been adopted more frequently in modern buildings due to the constraints of more complex structural design/detailing that accompanying contemporary architectural... Read More about Study on Crack Width and Crack Resistance of Eccentrically Tensioned Steel-Reinforced Concrete Members Prestressed by CFRP Tendons.

The impact of public-private partnerships for roadway projects on traffic safety: An exploratory empirical analysis of crash frequencies (2021)
Journal Article
Sonduru Pantangi, S., Fountas, G., Tawfiq Sarwar, M., Bhargava, A., Mohan, S. B., Savolainen, P., & Ch. Anastasopoulos, P. (2022). The impact of public-private partnerships for roadway projects on traffic safety: An exploratory empirical analysis of crash frequencies. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 33, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amar.2021.100192

Since the mid-2000s, Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) have been established in transportation infrastructure projects as an effective alternative to the traditional procurement process, such as design-bid-build where the design and construction are... Read More about The impact of public-private partnerships for roadway projects on traffic safety: An exploratory empirical analysis of crash frequencies.

Solar-Powered Active Road Studs and Highway Infrastructure: Effect on Vehicle Speeds (2021)
Journal Article
Llewellyn, R., Cowie, J., & Fountas, G. (2021). Solar-Powered Active Road Studs and Highway Infrastructure: Effect on Vehicle Speeds. Energies, 14(21), 7209. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14217209

Vehicle speeds have a direct relationship with the severity of road crashes and may influence their probability of occurrence. Solar-powered active road studs have been shown to have a positive effect on driver confidence, but their impact on vehicle... Read More about Solar-Powered Active Road Studs and Highway Infrastructure: Effect on Vehicle Speeds.

More than the sum of their parts - How UK Timber Houses can be Deconstructed and Reused (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Cramer, M., & Sandin, Y. (2021). More than the sum of their parts - How UK Timber Houses can be Deconstructed and Reused. In Proceedings of the 17th meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering (WSE 2021) (108-110). https://doi.org/10.5755/e01.9786090217627

The InFutUReWood project (infuturewood.info) focuses on the reuse of structural timber and is working on improving the design of buildings to facilitate deconstruction and reuse. For this purpose, we conducted five case studies in four of the partner... Read More about More than the sum of their parts - How UK Timber Houses can be Deconstructed and Reused.

Effect of Concentrated Butt-Joints on Flexural Properties of Laminated Bamboo-Timber Flitch Beams (2021)
Journal Article
Zhang, H., Gharavi, N., Wong, S. H. F., Deng, Y., Bahadori-Jahromi, A., Limkatanyu, S., …Kuang, J. (2022). Effect of Concentrated Butt-Joints on Flexural Properties of Laminated Bamboo-Timber Flitch Beams. Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 24(2), 1226-1244. https://doi.org/10.1177/10996362211040103

This paper presents the experimental and analytical studies to investigate the effect of concentrated butt-joints on the flexural properties of laminated bamboo-timber flitch beam (BTFB, or bio-flitch beam). The experimental results reveal that the c... Read More about Effect of Concentrated Butt-Joints on Flexural Properties of Laminated Bamboo-Timber Flitch Beams.

An Investigation of the Effects of Drill Operator Posture on Vibration Exposure and Temporary Threshold Shift of Vibrotactile Perception Threshold (2021)
Journal Article
Taylor, M., Maeda, S., & Miyashita, K. (2021). An Investigation of the Effects of Drill Operator Posture on Vibration Exposure and Temporary Threshold Shift of Vibrotactile Perception Threshold. Vibration, 4(2), 395-405. https://doi.org/10.3390/vibration4020025

The present study involved performing an experiment to clarify whether vibration measurement values on the tool handle, in accordance with ISO 5349-1, can assess risk from workplace environments. The study investigated the relationship between the vi... Read More about An Investigation of the Effects of Drill Operator Posture on Vibration Exposure and Temporary Threshold Shift of Vibrotactile Perception Threshold.

Are We Willing to Relocate with the Future Introduction of Flying Cars? An Exploratory Empirical Analysis of Public Perceptions in the United States (2021)
Journal Article
Ahmed, S. S., Fountas, G., Eker, U., & Anastasopoulos, P. C. (in press). Are We Willing to Relocate with the Future Introduction of Flying Cars? An Exploratory Empirical Analysis of Public Perceptions in the United States. Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, https://doi.org/10.1080/23249935.2021.1916643

Flying cars, a new transportation mode capable of operating on both land and air, are expected to be introduced in the existing traffic fleet over the next decade or so. Due to their potential in offering flexible mobility patterns, as well as shorte... Read More about Are We Willing to Relocate with the Future Introduction of Flying Cars? An Exploratory Empirical Analysis of Public Perceptions in the United States.

Experimental and analytical investigation on flexural behaviour of RC beams strengthened with NSM CFRP prestressed concrete prisms (2020)
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Deng, Y., Li, Z., Zhang, H., Corigliano, A., Lam, A. C., Hansapinyo, C., & Yang, Z. (2021). Experimental and analytical investigation on flexural behaviour of RC beams strengthened with NSM CFRP prestressed concrete prisms. Composite Structures, 257, Article 113385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.113385

This investigation aims to study the flexural behaviour of reinforced concrete (RC) beams strengthened with near-surface mounted (NSM) carbon fibre reinforced polymer prestressed concrete prisms (CFRP-PCPs). Eight RC beams were tested under monotonic... Read More about Experimental and analytical investigation on flexural behaviour of RC beams strengthened with NSM CFRP prestressed concrete prisms.

A definition and valuation of the UK offsite construction sector: ten years on (2020)
Journal Article
Taylor, M. (in press). A definition and valuation of the UK offsite construction sector: ten years on. International journal of construction management, https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2020.1829783

Ten years on the offsite construction (OSC) industry continues to be held high as a panacea to the inefficiencies, labour shortages and environmental impact of the construction of our built environment. Speculation concerning the gross output and the... Read More about A definition and valuation of the UK offsite construction sector: ten years on.

Global potential for material substitution in building construction: the case of cross laminated timber (2020)
Journal Article
D'Amico, B., Pomponi, F., & Hart, J. (2021). Global potential for material substitution in building construction: the case of cross laminated timber. Journal of Cleaner Production, 279, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123487

The building and construction sector is a large contributor to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and consumes the vastest amount of natural resources. Widely considered a hard-to-decarbonise sector, improvements in buildings and construction are... Read More about Global potential for material substitution in building construction: the case of cross laminated timber.

How Do People Move Around? National Data on Transport Modal Shares for 131 Countries (2020)
Journal Article
Fountas, G., Sun, Y., Akizu-Gardoki, O., & Pomponi, F. (2020). How Do People Move Around? National Data on Transport Modal Shares for 131 Countries. World, 1(1), 34-43. https://doi.org/10.3390/world1010003

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought global mobility into the spotlight, with well over 100 countries having instituted either a full or partial lockdown by April 2020. Reduced mobility, whilst causing social and economic impacts, can also be beneficial... Read More about How Do People Move Around? National Data on Transport Modal Shares for 131 Countries.

On mass quantities of gravity frames in building structures (2020)
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D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2020). On mass quantities of gravity frames in building structures. Journal of Building Engineering, 31, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101426

This paper introduces a numerical study aimed at analysing and quantifying existing correlations between structural masses of the gravity frame in building structures (i.e. excluding lateral load resisting system) and some key basic design variables,... Read More about On mass quantities of gravity frames in building structures.

Response of soil bacterial community composition and its associated geochemical parameters to rapid short-term cyclic groundwater-level oscillations: soil column experiments (2020)
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Xia, X., Cheng, L., Zhu, Y., Liu, Y., Wang, K., Ding, A., …Zuo, L. (2020). Response of soil bacterial community composition and its associated geochemical parameters to rapid short-term cyclic groundwater-level oscillations: soil column experiments. Vadose Zone Journal, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1002/vzj2.20011

Groundwater-level oscillations change geochemical conditions, carbon cycling processes and bacterial community composition, and these changes may vary vertically with depth in a soil. In this study, soil column experiments were conducted to explore v... Read More about Response of soil bacterial community composition and its associated geochemical parameters to rapid short-term cyclic groundwater-level oscillations: soil column experiments.