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Sustainable Construction Materials: Alkali activated binders/concretes; fly ash; ground granulated blast furnace slag; microstructure; durability

1986 …2019

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Research Output

2019

Demonstration of using low carbon precast concrete products for an energy efficient built environment

McGrath, T., Kwasny, J., Aiken, T., Cox, S., Soutsos, M., Chen, J. F., Mariotti, J., Sha, W. & Correia Lopes, R. F., 17 Jul 2019, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT5) Vol 1 & 2 . Ganjian, E., Limbachiya, M., Ghafoori, N., Claisse, P. & Bagheri, M. (eds.). Coventry, 11 p. IDSMT5076

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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138 Downloads (Pure)

Effect of coarse aggregates on FRP strain distribution in an FRP-to-concrete bonded joint

Li, Y-Q., Esmaeeli, E., Chen, J. F., Sha, W. & Soutsos, M., 01 Jul 2019, (Accepted) 9th Biennial Conference on Advanced Composites in Construction 2019, ACIC 2019 03/09/2019 → 05/09/2019 Birmingham, United Kingdom: Proceedings. p. 189-194 6 p.

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Effects of slag substitution on physical and mechanical properties of fly ash-based alkali activated binders (AABs)

Rafeet, A. M., Vinai, R., Soutsos, M. & Sha, W., 01 Aug 2019, In : Cement and Concrete Research. 122, p. 118-135 18 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Improving the Recycling Rate of the Construction Industry

Grigoriadis, K., Whittaker, M., Soutsos, M., Sha, W., Napolano, L., Klinge, A., Paganoni, S., Casado, M., Brander, L., Prieto Rabade, M., Mueller, U., Mousavi, M., During, O., Scullin, M., Correia, R., Zerbi, T., Merli, I., Ingrosso, I., Attanasio, A. & Largo, A., 07 Jul 2019, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT5). Ganjian, E., Limbachiya, M., Ghafoori, N., Claisse, P. & Bagheri, M. (eds.). Coventry: International Committee of the SCMT conferences, Vol. 1. p. 400-414 15 p. (Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies Conferences : Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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132 Downloads (Pure)

In-situ Cu coating on steel surface after oxidizing at high temperature

Li, N., Jia, R., Zhang, H., Sha, W., Li, Y. & Jiang, Z., 29 Oct 2019, In : Materials. 12, 21, 7 p., 3536.

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Lagoon fly ash – a potential source of the precursor for geopolymer binders

Kwasny, J., McGrath, T., Lawther, S., Correia Lopes, R. F., Soutsos, M., Sha, W., Cox, S. & Chen, J. F., 10 Jun 2019, EUROCOALASH2019 Proceedings. McCarthy, M. J., Newlands, M. D., Jones, M. R., Dyer, T. D., Csetenyi, L. J. & Zheng, L. (eds.). University of Dundee, p. 322-333 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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53 Downloads (Pure)

Radiological characterisation of alkali-activated construction materials containing red mud, fly ash and ground granulated blast-furnace slag

Sas, Z., Sha, W., Soutsos, M., Doherty, R., Bondar, D., Gijbels, K. & Schroeyers, W., 01 Apr 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 659, p. 1496-1504 9 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)
39 Downloads (Pure)

Radiological evaluation of industrial residues for construction purposes correlated with their chemical properties

Sas, Z., Vandevenne, N., Doherty, R., Vinai, R., Kwasny, J., Russell, M., Sha, W., Soutsos, M. & Schroeyers, W., 25 Mar 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 658, p. 141-151 11 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)
86 Downloads (Pure)

Reuse and Recycling of CDW Materials and Structures in Energy Efficient Prefabricated Elements for Building Refurbishment and Construction - RE4

Whittaker, M., Grigoriadis, K., Soutsos, M., Sha, W., Klinge, A., Paganoni, S., Casado, M., Brander, L., Scullin, M., Correia, R., Zerbi, T., Staiano, G., Merli, I., Ingrosso, I., Attanasio, A. & Largo, A., 22 Mar 2019, Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Systems and Structures (SMSS 2019): Energy Efficient Building Design and Legislation. Bagaric, M., Banjad Pecur, I. & Kunzel, H. (eds.). RILEM Publications s.a.r.l, Vol. 2. p. 158-165 8 p.

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2018
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24 Citations (Scopus)
103 Downloads (Pure)

Radiological risks associated with building materials and industrial by-products

Sas, Z., Schroeyers, W., Bator, G., Soutsos, M., Sha, W., Doherty, R. & Kovacs, T., 01 Oct 2018, Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM VIII). Vienna: International Atomic Energy Agency, p. 110-115

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2017

Guidelines for mix proportioning of fly ash/GGBS based alkali activated concretes

Rafeet, A., Vinai, R., Soutsos, M. & Sha, W., 30 Aug 2017, In : Construction and Building Materials. 147, p. 130-142 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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27 Citations (Scopus)
237 Downloads (Pure)

Observation of fretting fatigue cracks of Ti6Al4V titanium alloy

Li, Z., Liu, X., Wu, G. & Sha, W., 07 Nov 2017, In : Materials Science and Engineering: A. 707, p. 51-57

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6 Citations (Scopus)
191 Downloads (Pure)

Optimum design of cold-formed steel portal frame buildings including joint effects and secondary members

Phan, D. T., Lim, J., Tanyimboh, T. T. & Sha, W., Jun 2017, In : International Journal of Steel Structures. 17, 2, p. 427-442 16 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
350 Downloads (Pure)
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8 Citations (Scopus)
296 Downloads (Pure)
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24 Citations (Scopus)
208 Downloads (Pure)

The Influence of Paste Content, Water-to-Solid Ratio and Binder Blend on Compressive Strength and Workability of Ambient Temperature Cured Alkali Activated Concrete

Rafeet, A. M., Vinai, R., Sha, W. & Soutsos, M., 01 Nov 2017, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cement and Concrete Technology: International Cement and Concrete Technology Conference- 20-22 Nov 2017, Oman. The Institute of Concrete Technology, p. 298-306 9 p.

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5 Downloads (Pure)
2016
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163 Downloads (Pure)
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Comparison of optimal designs of steel portal frames including topological asymmetry considering rolled, fabricated and tapered sections

McKinstray, R., Lim, J. B. P., Tanyimboh, T. T., Phan, D. T. & Sha, W., 15 Mar 2016, In : Engineering Structures. 111, p. 505–524 20 p.

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10 Citations (Scopus)
2531 Downloads (Pure)

Corrosion resistance of self-growing TiC coating on SIMP steel in LBE at 600 °C

Shi, Q. -Q., Yan, W., Sha, W., Wang, W., Shan, Y. -Y. & Yang, K., 02 Nov 2016, In : Materials and Corrosion. 67, 11, p. 1204-1212 9 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
206 Downloads (Pure)

Effect of reinforcement and heat treatment on elevated temperature sliding of electroless Ni–P/SiC composite coatings

Franco, M., Sha, W., Aldic, G., Malinov, S. & Çimenoğlu, H., May 2016, In : Tribology International. 97, p. 265–271 7 p.

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28 Citations (Scopus)
230 Downloads (Pure)

Effect of the interaction layer on the mechanical properties of Ti–6Al–4V alloy castings

Wu, G. Q., Cheng, X., Sha, W., Cheng, X. J., Zhao, J. Q. & Nan, H., 01 Jun 2016, In : Materials Chemistry and Physics. 175, p. 125-130 6 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
197 Downloads (Pure)

Effects of temperature and strain rate on the tensile behaviors of SIMP steel in static lead bismuth eutectic

Liu, J., Yan, W., Sha, W., Wang, W., Shan, Y. & Yang, K., May 2016, In : Journal of Nuclear Materials. 473, p. 189-196 8 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)
311 Downloads (Pure)

FE simulation and experimental tests of high-strength structural bolts under tension

Hu, Y., Shen, L., Nie, S., Yang, B. & Sha, W., Nov 2016, In : Journal of Constructional Steel Research. 126, p. 174-186 13 p.

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16 Citations (Scopus)
1800 Downloads (Pure)

Oxidation and tensile behavior of ferritic/martensitic steels after exposure to lead-bismuth eutectic

Liu, J., Shi, Q., Luan, H., Yan, W., Sha, W., Wang, W., Shan, Y. & Yang, K., 18 Jul 2016, In : Materials Science and Engineering: A. 670, p. 97-105 9 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)
209 Downloads (Pure)

Shape stabilised phase change materials based on a high melt viscosity HDPE and paraffin waxes

Mu, M., Basheer, P. A. M., Sha, W., Bai, Y. & McNally, T., 15 Jan 2016, In : Applied Energy. 162, p. 68-82 15 p.

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51 Citations (Scopus)
392 Downloads (Pure)
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10 Citations (Scopus)
250 Downloads (Pure)
2015

9-12Cr heat-resistant steels

Yan, W., Wang, W., Shan, Y., Yang, K. & Sha, W., 2015, Springer. 218 p. (Engineering Materials)

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Effect of contact pressure on fretting fatigue behavior of Ti-1023

Wu, G. Q., Liu, X. L., Li, H. H., Sha, W. & Huang, L. J., 15 Mar 2015, In : Wear. 326-327, p. 20–27 8 p.

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11 Citations (Scopus)
213 Downloads (Pure)

Electroless nickel composite (Ni-P/SiC) coating - A study on interface and corrosion characteristic

Franco, M., Sha, W. & Malinov, S., 13 May 2015.

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Insight of the interface of electroless Ni-P/SiC composite coating on aluminium alloy, LM24

Franco, M., Sha, W., Tan, V. & Malinov, S., 15 Nov 2015, In : Materials and Design. 85, p. 248-255 8 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)
235 Downloads (Pure)

Lead-bismuth eutectic corrosion behaviors of ferritic/martensitic steels in low oxygen concentration environment

Liu, J., Shi, Q., Luan, H., Yan, W., Sha, W., Wang, W., Shan, Y. & Yang, K., Oct 2015, In : Oxidation of Metals. 84, 3, p. 383-395 13 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)
261 Downloads (Pure)

Mechanism of effluent attack on Portland cement and alkali activated mortars

Aiken, T., Sha, W. & Soutsos, M., 2015, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Cement and Concrete Science Conference. Aberdeen, 3 p.

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Optimal design of cold-formed steel portal frames for stressed-skin action using genetic algorithm

Phan, D. T., Lim, J. B. P., Tanyimboh, T. T., Wrzesien, A. M., Sha, W. & Lawson, R. M., 15 Jun 2015, In : Engineering Structures. 93, p. 36-49 14 p.

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15 Citations (Scopus)
744 Downloads (Pure)

Optimal design of long-span steel portal frames using fabricated beams

McKinstray, R., Lim, J. B. P., Tanyimboh, T. T., Phan, D. T. & Sha, W., Jan 2015, In : Journal of Constructional Steel Research. 104, p. 104–114 11 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)
4903 Downloads (Pure)

Oxidation-induced Cu coating on steel surface

Li, N., Wang, N., Sha, M., Sha, W. & Zhang, J., Apr 2015, In : Materials Science Forum. 817, p. 71-75 5 p.

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Relationship between Laves phase and the impact brittleness of P92 steel reevaluated

Zhong, W., Wang, W., Yang, X., Li, W., Yan, W., Sha, W., Wang, W., Shan, Y. & Yang, K., 15 Jul 2015, In : Materials Science and Engineering A. 639, p. 252–258 7 p.

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16 Citations (Scopus)
314 Downloads (Pure)

Slag valorisation in construction materials: mechanical properties and rheology of alkali activated concrete containing GGBS

Vinai, R., Rafeet, A., Soutsos, M. & Sha, W., 2015, Proceedings of the Fourth International Slag Valorisation Symposium: Zero Waste. Malfiet, A. & Pontikes, Y. (eds.). Ku Leuven, p. 221-225 5 p.

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Topographical optimisation of single-storey non-domestic steel framed buildings using photovoltaic panels for net-zero carbon impact

McKinstray, R., Lim, J. B. P., Tanyimboh, T. T., Phan, D. T., Sha, W. & Brownlee, A. E. L., Apr 2015, In : Building and Environment. 86, p. 120–131 12 p.

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14 Citations (Scopus)
283 Downloads (Pure)

Transforming the inferior metal alloy by electroless Ni-P/SiC deposit

Franco, M., Sha, W., Malinov, S., See, T. L., Liu, H., Liu, Z., Aldiҫ, G. & Çimenoğlu, H., 27 May 2015.

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105 Downloads (Pure)
2014

Aging Behavior of YAl2p/Mg-14Li-1Al Composite

Wu, G., Zhang, T., Sha, W., Wang, S. & Huang, Z., Dec 2014, In : Rare Metal Materials and Engineering. 43, 12, p. 2958–2961 4 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
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Alkali activated fuel ash and slag mixes: optimization study from paste to concrete building blocks

Rafeet, A., Vinai, R., Sha, W. & Soutsos, M., 16 Sep 2014, The Proceedings of 34th Annual Cement and Concrete Science Conference and Workshop on Waste Cementation. p. 349-353 5 p.

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Alkali Activated Fuel Ash and Slag Mixes: Optimization Study from Mortars to Concrete Building Blocks

Rafeet, A., Vinai, R., Sha, W. & Soutsos, M., 14 Sep 2014. 5 p.

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Analysis of deformation behavior and workability of advanced 9Cr-Nb-V ferritic heat resistant steels

Zhang, W. F., Sha, W., Yan, W., Wang, W., Shan, Y. Y. & Yang, K., 16 May 2014, In : Materials Science and Engineering A. 604, p. 207–214 8 p.

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18 Citations (Scopus)

Cantilever steel post damaged by wind

Sha, W. & Malinov, S., Oct 2014, In : Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis. 2, 2, p. 162–168 7 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
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Constitutive modeling, microstructure evolution, and processing map for a nitride-strengthened heat-resistant steel

Zhang, W-F., Sha, W., Yan, W., Wang, W., Shan, Y. & Yang, K., Aug 2014, In : Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance. 23, 8, p. 3042-3050 9 p.

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15 Citations (Scopus)
252 Downloads (Pure)

Design optimisation of steel portal frames

Sha, W., 30 Jan 2014.

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Design optimisation of steel portal frames

Sha, W., 13 Apr 2014.

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Effect of fretting on fatigue performance of Ti-1023 titanium alloy

Wu, G. Q., Li, Z., Sha, W., Li, H. H. & Huang, L. J., 15 Jan 2014, In : Wear. 309, 1-2, p. 74–81 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Citations (Scopus)