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2021

Books

Alexander, M.G. (Ed.) (2021). Fulton's Concrete Technology. Cement & Concrete SA. Johannesburg, South Africa.

Peer-reviewed journals

Alexander, M.G.,  Beushausen, H. and Otieno, M. (2021). Service life and durability design of RC structures: general considerations and selected Southern African perspectives and experiencesSustainable and Resilient Infrastructure.

Amadi, I.G., Alexander, M.G. and Beushausen, H. (2021). The future of concrete aggregates – A brief review. The Indian Concrete Journal. 95(5)1-10.

Ndawula, J., Beushausen, H. and Alexanderr, M.G. (2021). Avoidance and control of deterioration using hydrophobic impregnation for reinforced concrete structures susceptible to chloride-induced corrosion. The Indian Concrete Journal, March 2021.


2020

Peer-reviewed journals

Angst, U., Moro, F., Geiker, M., Kessler, S. Beushausen, H., Andrade, C., Lahdensivu, J., Köliö, A., Imamoto, K., von Greve-Dierfeld, S. and Serdar, M. (2020). Corrosion of steel in carbonated concrete – mechanisms, practical experience, and research priorities.  RILEM Technical Letters. 5: 85‐100.

Beushausen, H.,  Ndawula, J., Helland, S., Papworth, F. and Linger, L. (2020). Developments in defining exposure classes for durability design and specificationStructural Concrete, December 2020.


2019

Books

Alexander, M.G. (2019). Alkali Aggregate Reaction. In Mindess, S. (Ed.), Developments in the formulation and reinforcement of concrete. pp. 87-113. Woodhead Publishing. Cambridge, UK. View

Alexander, M.G. (Ed.) (2019). Fulton's Concrete Technology. (10th ed., in print). Woodhead Publishing. Cambridge, UK.

Peer-reviewed journals

Alexander, M.G. and Beushausen, H. (2019). Durability, service life prediction, and modelling for reinforced concrete structures – Review and critique. Cement and Concrete Research. 122:17-29.

Otieno, M., Golden, G., Alexander, M.G. and Beushausen, H. (2019). Acceleration of steel corrosion in concrete by cyclic wetting and drying: Effect of drying duration and concrete quality. Materials and Structures. 52(2).

Beushausen, H., Torrent, R. and Alexander, M.G.. (2019). Performance-based approaches for concrete durability: State of the art and future research needs. Cement and Concrete Research. 119:11-20.

Kiliswa, M.W., Scrivener, K.L. and Alexander, M.G.. (2019). The corrosion rate and microstructure of Portland cement and calcium aluminate cement-based concrete mixtures in outfall sewers: A comparative study. Cement and Concrete Research. 124.

Mahomed, Z L., Alexander, M.G. and Beushausen, H. (2019). ASR expansion due to use of reactive fine aggregate and reactive coarse aggregate and its effect on concrete compressive strength. Concrete Beton. 156:23-28.

Non-peer-reviewed publications

Alexander, M.G. and Nganga, G. (2019). Research, research networking, and the role of Africa in the international research community (with specific reference to civil engineering materials). Proceedings of Innovation, Science, Engineering and Education Conference (ISEE). 30 Jan–1 Feb 2019. Nairobi, Kenya. pp. 22–25. View

Alexander, M.G. and Ballim, Y. (2019). Research in cement and concrete over 40 years: Experiences and lessons for the future. Proceedings of the University of Zagreb Centenary Seminar. Future Trends in Civil Engineering. 17 Oct 2019. Zagreb, Croatia.

Bukenya, P. and Moyo, P. (2019). A comparative study of different statistical models for continuous monitoring data of an arch dam. Proceedings of the SANCOLD Conference 2019: Sustainable long-term dam infrastructure development and management. 6–8 November 2019. Benoni, South Africa

Gopinath, R. and Alexander, M.G. (2019). A correlation between vapour diffusion coefficient and oxygen permeability coefficient of concrete. Sustainable Materials, Systems And Structures (SMSS) 2019. 18–22 March 2019. Rovinj, Croatia.

Leo, E. and Alexander, M.G. (2019). Potential of selected South African kaolinite clays for clinker replacement in concrete. International Conference on Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete (LC3). 15–17 October 2019. New Delhi, India.

Mdiniso, M., Buffler, A., Leadbeater, T., Hutton, T., Alexander, M.G., Peterson, S. and Sanele Dlamini, S. (2019). Fast neutron studies on concrete used in the nuclear industry. Advanced Nuclear Science and Technology Techniques (ANSTT2) Workshop. 18–20 March 2019. iThemba Labs, Cape Town, South Africa. View

Titus Bakera, A., Alexander, M.G. and Beushausen, H. (2019). Calcium aluminate cement and alkali-activated cement in sewer systems. CPI. Aug 2019


2018

Books

Alexander, M.G., Beushausen, H., Dehn, F. and Moyo, P. (Eds.) (2018). Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR 2018). November 19-21 Nov. 2018. Cape Town, South Africa.

Peer-reviewed journals

Beushausen, H. and Arito, P. (2018). The influence of mix composition, w/b ratio and curing on restrained shrinkage cracking of cementitious mortars. Construction and Building Materials. 174:38-46.

Tchetgnia Ngassam, I.L., Arito, P. and Beushausen, H. (2018). A new approach for the mix design of (patch) repair mortars. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development. 10(3):259-265.

Schmidt, W., Alexander, M.G. and John, V. (2018). Education for sustainable use of cement-based materials. Cement and Concrete Research.

Alexander, M.G. (2018). Service life design and modelling of concrete structures – background, developments, and implementation. Revista ALCONPAT. 8(3). 

Conference proceedings

Kay, S. and Beushausen, H. (2018). The influence of concrete substrate moisture condition on the tensile pull-off strength of protective coatings. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference for Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR). 19-21 November 2018. Cape Town, South Africa. View

Sohawon, H. and Beushausen, H. (2018). The effect of hydrophobic (silane) treatment on concrete durability characteristics. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference for Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR). 19-21 November 2018. Cape Town, South Africa. View

Tchetgnia Ngassam, I.L., Schmidt, W., Beushausen, H. and Kühne, H.-C. (2018). Intrinsic modification of repair mortars made with EVA and CaO, impacts at the earlier ages. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference for Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR). 19-21 November 2018. Cape Town, South Africa. View

Titus Bakera, A. and Alexander, M.G. (2018). Properties of Western Cape Concretes with Metakaolin. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference for Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR). 19-21 November 2018. Cape Town, South Africa. View

Jassa, P., Beushausen, H. and Tchetgnia Ngassam, I. L. (2018). Alternative patch repair materials for rebar corrosion damage. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference for Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR). 19-21 November 2018. Cape Town, South Africa. View

Ndawula, J., Skatulla, S. and Beushausen, H. (2018). Numerical model for the penetration of the Iron III chloride in reinforced concrete affected by chloride-induced corrosion using the Theory of Porous Media. Proceedings of the 11th South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics (SACAM) 2018. 17-19 September 2018. Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.

Beushausen, H. and Baum, O. (2018). The influence of varying binder contents on carbonation of concrete. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Service Life Design for Infrastructures (SLD4). 26-29 August 2018. Delft, Netherlands.

Kanjee, J., Otieno, M. and Beushausen, H. (2018). Chloride penetration resistance of cracked concrete – Applicability of results from uncracked concrete. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Service Life Design for Infrastructures (SLD4). 26-29 August 2018. Delft, Netherlands.

Ndawula, J., Skatulla, S., Beushausen, H. and Petersen, J. (2018). Modelling the spread of reinforcement corrosion products in concrete using the Theory of Porous Media. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Service Life Design for Infrastructures (SLD4). 26-29 August 2018. Delft, Netherlands.

Kiliswa, M.W., Alexander, M.G. and Goyns, A.M.N. (2018). Extending the life factor method for predicting sewer corrosion to non-Portland-based cementitious materials – An experimental study. Proceedings of the International Conference on Cementitious Materials-Microorganisms Interactions. 25-26 June 2018. Toulouse, France. pp. 83-96.

Goyns, A.M.N. and Alexander, M.G. (2018). Combining corrosion and structural performance of concrete sewers: Implications for pipe design and remaining life. Proceedings of the International Conference on Cementitious Materials-Microorganisms Interactions. 25-26 June 2018. Toulouse, France. pp. 97-108.

Ballim, Y. and Alexander, M.G. (2018.) Guiding principles in developing the South African approach to durability index testing of concrete. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Durability of Concrete Structures (ICDCS2018). 18-20 July 2018. Leeds, UK.

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