Nacionalni projekt • Aktivan projekt
Project duration: 1.4.2019. – 31.3.2024.
Project code: UIP-2017-05-4767
Link to the external project page: www.grad.hr/latom/index.php/hr/alternativna-veza-za-beton-razumijevanje-mikrostrukture-za-predvidanje-trajnosti/
Department(s) at the Faculty:
Department of Materials
Project manager at the Faculty:
Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Zagreb
doc.dr.sc. Marijana Serdar
John Provis, University of Sheffield, UK
Karen Scrivener, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Paulo JM Monteiro, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Frank Winnefeld, Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratory for Material Science and Technology, Zürich, Switzerland
Guang Ye, Delft University, The Netherlands
Ivana Vladić Kancir
Kiran Ram Porikam Poil Poil
Antonino Runci Runci
Josipa Skočibušić Pejić
Source of funding:
Croatian Science Fundation
Alternative concrete binders are a new generation of construction materials based on industrial waste and hitherto unused materials, which are a sustainable and economical alternative to classic Portland cement. In order to achieve almost complete replacement of cement, it is of the utmost importance to use more thorough approaches to the research of alternative binders, enabling the understanding of materials at multiple levels (nano-micro-macro). The objectives of the project are: to establish a research group as a center of excellence for research, understanding and correlating the microstructure and durability of alternative binders for concrete; training for independent use of advanced analytical instrumental methods provided by a regional network of instrumentation and training by international centers of knowledge and excellence in a specific research area.
The ABC project will result in the formation of a research team that, thanks to the knowledge gained from education and research on research infrastructure, will have a broad understanding of alternative concrete binders made from waste materials and by-products found in the region. Also, the resulting alternative binders will be exposed to different exposure classes to fully understand the microstructural changes in aggressive environments. Finally, the service life, cost and environmental footprint of Portland cement and alternative binders will be compared, and the established knowledge will be able to be used in testing new materials through other sources of funding.