Carbonation of Concrete at Different CO2 Concentrations in Combination with Mechanical Load Ghent University
Carbonation is one of the most frequently observed damage processes leading to corrosion of steel
reinforcement in concrete structures. In concrete carbonation studies there are currently two
One is the huge difference in CO2 concentrations applied for accelerated testing between the
different standards, while these concentrations are in addition much higher than for natural
carbonation of concrete ...
The Linked Building Data (LBD) server platform: Semantic building data in support of code compliance checking and data subset selection Ghent University
This research project aims at building a community-based global digital network of building data, based on international standards and state of the art technologies (semantic data modelling, web technologies, data mining), and a local IT-platform that manages and allows to consume this information in support of key use cases in the built environment: code compliance checking and subset selection (queries).
Multi-objective societal optimization of structural fire safety investments for unique building projects using advanced regression techniques Ghent University
An applied risk-based methodology is developed for defining the societally optimum level of investment in structural fire safety for unique building projects. Special emphasis is placed on the definition of tolerability limits and the simultaneous consideration of multiple fire safety objectives.
Advanced regression techniques are applied to couple structural fire performance calculations with fire spread and cost evaluations.
Decreasing the energy use in buildings can only be achieved by an accurate characterisation of the as-built energy performance of buildings. This is mainly for two reasons. First of all, despite the ever more stringent energy legislation for new and renovated buildings, monitoring the actual energy performances often reveals a significant performance gap with the theoretically designed targets. Characterisation by monitoring hence ensures ...
An architectural research of the conversion of traditional craft villages into co-villages in peri-urban areas in Vietnam: sustainable development in urbanization Hasselt University
Further development and optimization of a flow simulation package into a workable tool for innovative and sustainable solutions in coastal & offshore applications. KU Leuven
This project aims to fully integrate the still time-consuming and difficult-to-use CFD as an optimization and design tool within the tender phase, design phase and execution phase of coastal & offshore projects in order to safeguard the competitive position within the sector.
Investigating (pro-refugee) housing alternatives as integrative and political tools for (re)building egalitarian urbanities in times of crises. The cases of Brussels, Vienna, Madrid and Athens. KU Leuven
A main outcome of the recent housing cum refugee crisis in Europe are socially innovative, solidarity-inspired and pro-refugee approaches to social cohesion featured in alternative forms of housing commons (Community Land Trusts, co-housing, housing associations). These housing alternatives are increasingly taken up by civil society movements and occasionally supported by institutional structures, yet their integrative role and ...