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2017


Books

Alexander, M.G., Bentur, A. & Mindess, S. 2017. Durability of concrete: design and construction. CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group). 323 pp.

Alexander, M.G. & Blight, G.E. 2017. Southern and central Africa. (Chapter 12) Alkali-aggregate reaction in concrete: a world review. Eds Sims, I. & Poole, A. CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group). 509-538.

Peer-reviewed journals

Angelucci, M., Beushausen, H., Alexander, M.G. & Mackechnie, J.R. 2017. Specifying cement content for concrete durability: why less is more. Concrete Beton. 150:12-17.

Beushausen, H., Hoehlig, B. & Talotti, M. 2017. The influence of substrate moisture preparation on bond strength of concrete overlays and the microstructure of the OTZ. Cement and Concrete Research. 92:84-91. 

Nganga, G., Alexander, M.G. & Beushausen, H. 2017. Practical implementation of durability index performance-based specifications: current experience. Concrete Beton. 150:18-22.

Otieno, M., Alexander, M.G. & Du Plessis, J. 2017. Soft water attack on concrete tunnel linings in the Ingula pumped storage hydro-power scheme: assessment of concrete resistance and protection. Journal of South African Institution of Civil Engineering. 59(3):57-67.

Starck, S., Beushausen, H., Alexander, M.G. & Torrent, R. 2017. Complementarity of in-situ and laboratory-based concrete permeability measurements. Materials and Structures. 50:177.

Conference proceedings

Alexander, M.G. 2017. Durability and service life prediction for concrete structures - developments and challenges. Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Materials & Structural Stability (CMSS2017). 22-25 November 2017. Rabat, Morocco. 
Available: www.matec-conferences.org/articles/matecconf/abs/2018/08/matecconf_cmss2018_01006/matecconf_cmss2018_01006.html

Alexander, M.G. & Nganga, G. 2017. Developments in the performance approach for durability and service life prediction for concrete structures. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Construction Materials for Sustainable Future (CoMS2017). 19-21 April 2017. University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia. 56-63.

Alexander, M.G. & Nganga, G. 2017. Transport properties of concrete - improving concrete durability. Proceedings of the symposium “The future of cement, 200 years after Louis Vicat”. 6-8 June 2017. UNESCO, Paris, France.

Beushausen, H. 2017. Performance-based specifications and control of concrete durability. Proceedings of the 3rd Corvallis Workshop on Service-Life Prediction of Concrete. 16-19 July 2017. Oregon State University, Corvallis, United States of America. 4-28.

Beushausen, H. 2017. The influence of mix composition and curing conditions on shrinkage cracking of cementitious materials.  Proceedings of the 2nd RILEM/COST Conference on Early Age Cracking and Serviceability in Cement-based Materials and Structures.12-14 September 2017. Brussels, Belgium. 39-50.

Beushausen, H. & Nanukuttan, S. V. 2017. Performance-based specifications and control of concrete durability. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management (ICSECM 2017). 7-9 December 2017. Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Bukenya, P. & Moyo, P. 2017. Monitoring the structural behaviour of concrete arch dams: the case of Roode Elsberg dam. Proceedings of SANCOLD Conference 2017. 15-17 November 2017. Centurion, Tshwane, South Africa. 429-438. ISBN 978-0-620-76981-5 

Busatta, F. & Moyo, P. 2017. How testing and monitoring can support heavy haul railway bridge management: the experience gained in South Africa. Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference (IHHA 2017). 2-6 September 2017. Cape Town, South Africa. 599-606. ISBN: 978-0-911-382-66-2

Busatta, F. & Moyo, P. 2017. Assessing the performance of a heavy haul railway viaduct through monitoring traffic loads and dynamic effects. Proceedings of Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Structures Testing, Sensing, Monitoring, and Control Conference (EVACES 2017). 12-14 July 2017. San Diego, United States of America. 770-780. ISBN 978-3-319-67442-1

Gopinath, R., Alexander, M.G. & Beushausen, H. 2017. Predicting depth of carbonation of concrete for varying climatic conditions. Proceedings of the 2nd International RILEM/COST Conference on Early Age Cracking and Serviceability in Cement-Based Materials and Structures - EAC2. 12-14 September 2017. ULB-VUB, Brussels, Belgium.

Govender, D. 2017. Structural restoration of fractured concrete specimens using pressured crack injection technology and micro-silica epoxy resin compounds. Proceedings of the 17th fib Symposium on High Tech Concrete: Where Technology and Engineering Meet. 12-14 June 2017. Maastricht, Netherlands. 273-283.

Heiyantuduwa, R. & Alexander, M.G. 2017. Time development of chloride diffusion coefficients for concrete exposed to the marine environment. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems (ICACMS-2017), RILEM PRO 118. 3-8 September 2017. Chennai, India. 369-34.

Holmes, M.S. & Alexander, M.G. 2017. The optimisation of the packing of powder materials for the reduction of clinker content in concrete. Proceedings of 3rd KEYS Symposium on Sustainable Building in Africa. 26-30 June 2017. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. 111-115.

Mahomed, Z.M., Alexander, M.G. & Beushausen, H. 2017. Alkali aggregate reaction: current Western Cape concrete mixes. Proceedings of 3rd KEYS Symposium on Sustainable Building in Africa. 26-30 June 2017. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. 187-191.

Moyo, P. & Bukenya, P. 2017. Experiences with continuous monitoring of deformation and modal properties of an arch dam. Proceedings of SHMII-8; Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure Conference 2017. 5-8 December 2017. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. 

Moyo, P. & Nordengen, P. 2017. Experiences with management and structural performance assessment of highway bridges in South Africa. COST Action TU1406 Workshop on Sustainable Bridge Management. 23-24 November 2017. Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia.

Nanukuttan, S. V. & Beushausen, H. 2017. The effect of cracking on concrete durability. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management (ICSECM 2017). 7-9 December 2017. Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Non-peer-reviewed publications

Alexander, M.G. 2017. Durability index testing - update on test methods. Concrete Beton. 48:44-45.

Kessy, J., Alexander, M.G. & Beushausen, H. 2016. Concrete durability design in North America, Australia and Europe. CPI International. 6:62-71.

 

2016


Books

Alexander, M.G. Ed. 2016. Marine concrete structures. Design, durability and performance. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishers (Imprint of Elsevier). 400 pp.

Beushausen, H. & Fernandez-Luco, L. Ed. 2016.  Performance-based specifications and control of concrete durability: state-of-the-art report RILEM TC 230-PSC.  Dordrecht: Springer. 373 pp.

Beushausen, H. Ed. 2016. Proceedings of the 2016 fib Symposium on performance-based approaches for concrete structures. 21-23 November 2016. Cape Town, South Africa: International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib). 1600 pp.

Dehn, F., Beushausen, H., Alexander, M.G. & Moyo, P. Eds. 2016. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR 2015). 5-7 October 2015. University Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany: University of Leipzig and University of Cape Town. 1400 pp. 

Peer-reviewed journals

Beushausen, H. 2016. Modelling the age at cracking of bonded concrete overlays subjected to restrained shrinkage.
Materials & Structures. 49:1905-1916.

Beushausen, H. & Bester, N. 2016. The influence of curing on restrained shrinkage cracking of bonded concrete overlays. Cement and Concrete Research. 87:87-96.

Loseby, M., Alexander, M.G. & Beushausen, H. 2016. The influence of aggregate grading on concrete potential durability and penetrability. Concrete Beton. 147:19-27.

Muigai, R., Alexander, M.G. & Moyo, P. 2016. A novel framework towards the design of more sustainable concrete infrastructure. Materials and Structures. 49:1127-1141.

Mukadam, Z., Alexander, M.G. & Beushausen, H. 2016. The effect of drying preconditioning on the South African durability index tests. Cement and Concrete Composite. 69:1-8.

Mundeli S., Mbereyaho, L. & Moyo P. 2016. Finite Element Modelling of reinforced concrete beams patch repaired and strengthened with fiber-reinforced polymers. International Journal of Engineering and Technical Research (IJETR). 4(3):2454-4698.

Otieno, M., Beushausen, H. & Alexander, M.G. 2016. Chloride-induced corrosion of steel in cracked concrete – Part I: Experimental studies under accelerated and natural marine environments. Cement and Concrete Research. 79:373-385.

Otieno, M., Beushausen, H. & Alexander, M.G. 2016. Chloride-induced corrosion of steel in cracked concrete – Part II: Corrosion rate prediction models. Cement and Concrete Research. 79:386-394.

Otieno, M., Beushausen, H. & Alexander, M.G. 2016. Resistivity-based chloride-induced corrosion rate prediction models and hypothetical framework for interpretation of resistivity measurements in cracked RC structures. Materials & Structures. 49:2349-2366.

Scott, A. & Alexander, M.G. 2016. Effect of supplementary cementitious materials (binder type) on the pore solution chemistry and the corrosion of steel in alkaline environments. Cement and Concrete Research. 89:45-55.

Conference proceedings

Alexander, M.G. 2016. Performance-based concrete durability design and specification in South Africa – background, implementation, and quo nunc? Proceedings of the fib Symposium on performance-based approaches for concrete structures. 21-23 November 2016. Cape Town, South Africa: International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib). 52-62.

Alexander. M.G. & Otieno, M. 2016. Corrosion in reinforced concrete: cracking, durability, and service life. Keynote Lecture. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of Asian Concrete Federation (ACF 2016). 30 October-2 November 2016. Hanoi, Vietnam: Asian Concrete Federation. 

Arito, P.A. & Beushausen, H. 2016. The effectiveness of corrosion inhibitors in reducing corrosion in chloride contaminated RC structures. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Concrete Repair Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR-4). 5-7 October 2015. University Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. 

Arito, P.A., Beushausen, H. & Alexander, M. 2016. An experimental investigation into the effects of water and
binder-related parameters on restrained shrinkage cracking in concrete patch repair mortars. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Concrete Repair. 20-23 June 2016. Athens/Thessaloniki, Greece: Concrete Solutions. 247-252

Arito, P.A., Beushausen, H. & Alexander, M.G. 2016. Barriers to the realisation of effectiveness in the cracking performance of concrete patch repair mortars in service. Proceedings of the fib Symposium on performance-based approaches for concrete structures. 21-23 November 2016. Cape Town, South Africa: International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib). 587-588.

Arito, P.A., Beushausen, H. & Alexander, M.G. 2016. Towards improved cracking resistance in concrete patch repair mortars. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Concrete Repair Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR-4). 5-7 October 2015. University Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. 

Beushausen, H., Höhlig, B. & Martin, M. 2016. The influence of curing methods on durability indicators and micro- and macroporosity of concrete. Proceedings of the fib Symposium on performance-based approaches for concrete structures. 21-23 November 2016. Cape Town, South Africa: International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib). 479-480.

Bukenya, P., Moyo, P. & Oosthuizen C. 2016. Long-term integrity monitoring of a concrete arch dam using continuous dynamic measurements and a multiple linear regression model. Conference Proceedings of ICOLD - International Committee on Large Dams. 16-20 May 2016. Johannesburg, South Africa.

Busatta, F. & Moyo, P. 2016. Lessons learned from the dynamic assessment of railway bridges for heavy haul transport in South Africa. Proceedings of the Semantic Interoperability Conference (SEMIC). 12 May 2016. Rome, Italy. 

Busatta, F. & Moyo, P. 2016. Performance monitoring of a prestressed concrete railway viaduct. Proceedings of the fib Symposium on performance-based approaches for concrete structures. 21-23 November 2016. Cape Town, South Africa: International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib). 447-448.

Grengg, C., Kiliswa, M., Mittermayr, F. & Alexander, M.G. 2016. Microbially-induced concrete corrosion - a worldwide problem. Proceedings of RILEM TC-MCI Workshop. 23 June 2016. Delft, Netherlands: TU Delft. 

Kiliswa, M.W., Alexander, M.G. & Beushausen, H. 2016. Durability design of concrete mixtures for sewer pipe applications: a review of the Life Factor method. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Concrete Repair Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR-4). 5-7 October 2015. University Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. 

Mbanjwa, T.D. & Moyo, P. 2016. Relationships between defects and inventory data of RC bridges and culverts in the Western Cape, South Africa. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Concrete Repair Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR-4). 5-7 October 2015. University Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. 

Moore, A., Beushausen, H., Golden, G. & Alexander, M.G. 2016. Critique of the environmental exposure classification for marine concrete structures in the tidal zone. Proceedings of the fib Symposium on performance-based approaches for concrete structures. 21-23 November 2016. Cape Town, South Africa: International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib). 493-494.

Nganga, G.W., Alexander, M.G., Moyana, P. & Beushausen, H. 2016. Practical implementation of the durability index performance-based specifications: current experience. Proceedings of the fib Symposium on performance-based approaches for concrete structures. 21-23 November 2016. Cape Town, South Africa: International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib). 463-464.

Okwori, E.J, Moyo, P. & Kabani, M. 2016. An investigative study into the application of non-destructive testing techniques for integrity assessment of RC piles. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Concrete Repair Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR-4). 5-7 October 2015. University Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

Otieno, M., Alexander, M.G. & Du Plessis, J. 2016. Ingula pumped storage scheme: assessment of deterioration of concrete tunnel linings. Proceedings of the Hydro 2016 Conference. 10-12 October 2016. Montreux, Switzerland.

Otieno, M., Mutale, L. & Beushausen, H. 2016. Using Wenner probe resistivity to estimate chloride diffusion coefficients in concrete. Proceedings of the fib Symposium on performance-based approaches for concrete structures. 21-23 November 2016. Cape Town, South Africa: International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib). 497-498.

Oyegbile, B. 2016. Investigation of seismic behaviour for structural integrity of a collapsed RC building. Proceedings of the fib Symposium on performance-based approaches for concrete structures. 21-23 November 2016. Cape Town, South Africa: International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib). 253-254.

Prins, Z.J, Mahlabela, C.N. & Moyo, P. 2016. Identifying behavioural trends and the development of calibrated finite element models for a double curvature arch dam. Conference Proceedings of ICOLD - International Committee on Large Dams. 16-20 May 2016. Johannesburg, South Africa.

Saisi, A., Busatta, F., Gentile, C. & Ruccolo, A. 2016. Monitoring cultural heritage buildings: The Santa Maria del Carrobiolo bell-tower in Monza, Italy. Proceedings of the Semantic Interoperability Conference (SEMIC). 12 May 2016. Rome, Italy. 

Sohawon, H., Beushausen, H., Omar, N. & van Zyl G.P.A.G. 2016. Evaluating the performance of ECC as a patch repair mortar. Proceedings of the fib Symposium on performance-based approaches for concrete structures. 21-23 November 2016. Cape Town, South Africa: International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib). 571-572.

Tchetgnia Ngassam, I., Arito, P.A. & Beushausen, H. 2016. Rethinking the formulation of patch repair mortars. Proceedings of the conference 2nd Advances in Cement and Concrete Technology in Africa. 27-29 January 2016. Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Tchetgnia Ngassam, I. & Beushausen, H. 2016. Effect of an expansive admixture on the failure mechanisms due to cracking of polymer modified mortars. Proceedings of the fib Symposium on performance-based approaches for concrete structures. 21-23 November 2016. Cape Town, South Africa: International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib). 589-590.

Non-peer-reviewed publications

Beushausen, H. & Bester, N. 2016. Appropriate curing methods to reduce shrinkage cracking of bonded concrete overlays. Concrete Plant International. (6).

Beushausen, H. & Holmes, M. 2016. Recycled concrete aggregate for structural precast concrete manufacture. Concrete Plant International. (2).

Kessy, J., Alexander, M.G. & Beushausen, H. 2016. Concrete durability design in North America, Australia and Europe. Concrete Plant International. (6).

Nganga, G., Alexander, M.G. & Beushausen, H. 2016. The effects of a reduction in clinker content on concrete properties. Concrete Plant International. (6).