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Development of Advanced Building Materials

The research program No. 1 titled "Development of advanced building materials" aims to achieve new results in the field of advanced durable building materials both by developing new materials and processing of new methods for their destructive and non-destructive testing, and appropriate technical procedures and standards.

Research groups

  1. Microstructure of Building Materials
  2. Technology of Building Materials

 

Microstructure of Building Materials

This research group focuses on:

  • complex evaluation of the properties of building materials,
  • analyses of the microstructure of materials including determination of the phase composition of examined materials and determination of the contents of subcomponents,
  • 3D visualization of the micro- and macrostructure of examined materials,
  • analyses of the behaviour of materials at different temperatures up to 1600 °C,
  • detection and localization of faults and defects of materials, monitoring of the development of their deformation, development of cracks and corrosion,
  • simulation of the action of aggressive effects to verify the durability of building materials,
  • evaluation of the environmental impact of selected materials,
  • modelling and simulation of the properties of materials based on the knowledge obtained by experimental testing,
  • complex material and technological solutions for restoration of existing constructions.

 

Technology of Building Materials

This research group focuses on:

  • testing of self compacting, high performance, ultra-high-strength, sprayed and higher fire resistant concretes,
  • determination of volume changes in materials in different temperatures and humidity conditions,
  • determination of the physical and chemical characteristics of building materials,
  • complex testing of the rheological properties of fresh composites,
  • testing of thermally insulating, acoustic, diffusion and other physical properties,
  • proposals for the optimum utilization of secondary and renewable raw materials as a substitution for primary raw materials, development of new building materials,
  • simulation of climatic effects on building materials, forecasting of their life span,
  • monitoring of the effects of different temperature loads and their cycling on the durability of building materials,
  • simulation of the behaviour and durability of building materials and components in chemically aggressive environments of all states,
  • complex testing engineering of concretes, binders, aggregates, plasters and ceramic
  • products in an accredited testing laboratory,
  • diagnostics and assessments (building-technical surveys, expertises) of building materials in constructions.