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Civil Engineering | Materials and Structures

Granular Composite Materials

UBA Faculty of Engineering. Stability Department.
Materials and Structures Laboratory
Las Heras 2214. (C1063ACV ) Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.
Phone: +54 11 45143009 / 10 internal: 114

Research Field

Technology concretes and mortars.

RESEARCH:
-Design of concrete for durability.
-Parameters of the transport capacity of hardened concrete.
-Non-destructive testing.
-Performance based design.
-Sustainability of concrete construction
-Sustainability indicators for materials and products.
-Energy efficiency of buildings.
-Thermal mass of concrete.
-Concrete characterization of micro and mesoscopic scale.
-Concretes.

Members

Direction:

Fernández Luco, Luis. PhD. Profesor Asociado.

lfernandez@fi.uba.ar

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Bálsamo, Humberto. Engineer. Profesor Adjunto.

balsamo@fi.uba.ar

Doisenbant, Pablo Joel. Engineer. Becario ANPCyT.

pdoisenbant@fi.uba.ar

Aab, Patricia. Tesista de grado.

Beneitez Massaro, Fernando. Becario CPIC.

Camueira, Matías. Tesista de grado.

Dobel, Tomás. Tesista de grado.

Miranda, Sebastián.

Pascot, Carlos. Tesista de grado.

Saravi, Julio.

Simonassi Lyon, Hernán.

Vilches, Alejandro. Tesista de grado.

Work Description

Research activities are developed in the Materials and Structures Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Buenos Aires, and more specifically in the Concrete Technology Laboratory.

The activities focus on three specific areas: durability of cement based materials (mortars and concretes), sustainability of construction and the development and optimization of special concretes on a performance-based approach.

Research in the area of durability of cement based materials focuses on the use of non-destructive and low cost techniques to assess transport capacity aimed at estimating the potential durability of concrete structures, on performance based criteria.

In the area of sustainability of concrete construction, the research deals with the identification of sustainability indicators and the contribution of thermal inertia of dense materials, such as concrete, to reduce energy demand for thermal conditioning of the building.

These activities merge with the development of special concrete applications and the use of recycled materials in the formulation of mortars and concretes.

Research in the area of special concretes are aimed at defining new parameters of design / characterization on a performance based approach and the reduction in cement consumption through the improvement of packing density of granular composites.