DIPARTIMENTO DI CHIMICA, MATERIALI E INGEGNERIA CHIMICA "GIULIO NATTA"

Concrete Durability Research Group

  • subjectSkills

    The mCD – Concrete Durability group’s activities deal with the study and characterization of traditional and innovative cementitious materials and the durability of reinforced concrete structures and prestressed concrete structures. It has experience in the field of construction materials technology, in particular concrete and steel, focusing on their characterisation, their degradation phenomena and their modelling. The group has skills in the evaluation of the conservative state of reinforced concrete structures, in the estimation of the residual service life, in the choice of restoration techniques (e.g. conventional, based on electrochemical technique and non conventional materials) and in the service life design.

     

    Teaching activities are carried out on building materials and their durability in bachelor and master of science courses of Civil Engineering, Building Engineering and Architecture. The group is also involved in specializing courses and high-level training courses.

  • subjectResearch activities

    The main research fields are related to:

    • degradation phenomena of reinforced concrete structures and the mechanisms of corrosion of steel rebars in concrete;
    • durability of reinforced concrete structures, models for service life design and prevention techniques (in particular those based on the use of stainless steel rebar and electrochemical techniques);
    • inspection, monitoring and diagnosis of degradation of reinforced concrete structures;
    • restoration of reinforced concrete structures, through conventional repair and electrochemical techniques;
    • development of new cementitious materials;
    • study of alternative raw materials and the reuse of civil and industrial waste for the production of durable and sustainable concrete;
    • study and characterization of cementitious materials belonging to cultural heritage and restoration techniques.

     

    In these fields the group provides consultancy support and laboratory testing.

  • peoplePhD

    BIANCA PAOLA MAFFEZZOLI

    NICOLETTA RUSSO

    DAVIDE OTTAVIO VALOTI

    WANQIAN LI

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