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Rethinking coastal defence and Green-Energy Service infrastructures through enHancEd-durAbiLIty high-performance fiber reinforced cement-based materials.


project brochures

updated at months 28 and 38 Design, print and update of brochures to disseminate the project activities in the communication events organized (fairs, meetings, website, etc). The goal is maximizing the impact and reach potential future customers. The brochure will be market-oriented in order to support at medium term the commercialization of the technologies developed in the project. Related to Tasks 9.3 and 9.6.

Recommendation on the use of CA, nano-fibres and nano-cellulose for producing UHDC

The deliverable will contain information about crystalline admixtures, nanofibers and nanocellulose and the corresponding process parameters that will enable successful formulation and delivery of UHDC functionalized through the one-of-a-kind properties of the additives. Related to Task 4.1.

Definition and description of the scenarios for WP8 pilots

This document will collect and analyse case-study data provided by the industrial partners about durability concrete pathologies for the applications of interest, in order to establish the key factors for durability depending on the application: large-scale civil works in dock construction and enlargement, concrete application in geothermal plants, design and construction of precast elements for harbour services and coastal defence infrastructures and underground structures treated with local repairing interventions employing crystalline additives. Related to Task 3.2.

Guidelines for mix-design formulation of functionalized UHDC and adaption to different application technologies

The deliverable demonstrates the fulfilment of SO1 and contains information on mix design concept and criteria for UHDCs finalized to different application technologies (including self consolidating, textile impregnated) and different exposure conditions. Related to Tasks 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4.

Verification of durability of UHDCs under XS and XA accelerated tests

The report summarizes the results and provides guidelines to check the durability of UHDC through accelerated exposure tests to the devised aggressive environments. It addresses measurement of the change of chemical composition and microstructures via SEM, EDS, TGA and XRD. Related to Task 5.1.

Definition of key durability parameters for each scenario

Report justifying durability Key Performance Indicators and their target values to be achieved by the designed UHDCs for each scenario, taking into account exposure conditions, type of structure and required application (new/retrofitting). Related to Task 3.1.

DAD methodology description

led by STRESS LTP RINA Report on the description of the Durability Assessment based Design methodology (DAD) which will be adopted to formulate and develop the UHDC material and for the structural design of the intended application cases. Based on the previously identified structures and operational scenarios, and on the associated key performance indicators, a durability evaluation and modelling activity in real service conditions will be carried out. Results of the analysis developed in WP2 will be applied in the framework of the monitoring and validation activities of the pilot demonstrator, to be performed in WP7. The deliverable will be divided into two parts: 1) I version M18: Using the output of T2.2., relating to the identifications of key factors affecting material and structural durability, the general description of the DAD concept and methodology for the formulation of UHDC will be presented. The key factors will be also characterized through the preliminary analysis and the structural modelling at macro scale of the identified structures (T2.2), considering the case with or w/o the adoption of the UHDC. 2) II version M32: validation and updates of the DAD methodology will be provided through a continuous interaction with the activities and the results of others WPs; in particular, the DAD will be contextualized through its application on the pilot case studies (WP7). Related to Task 3.3.

Data management plan

It contains information on the management of data generated by the project activities both during the 4years span of the project and after the project has been completed. It will be structured as follows: 0. Administrative data on the project and on the DMP; 1. Dataset description, generation and collection, including type of study, source and type of data, nature and format, amount and requirements for hardware and software, data reuse and integration and value of the data set; 2. Data management, documentation and curation, including storage access and backup policies, metadata and data standards, and quality; 3. DATA SECURITY AND CONFIDENTIALLY OF POTENTIALLY DISCLOSIVE INFORMATION, including identification of confidential and sensitive data, main risks to their security, ethics and legal compliance; 4. Data selection and preservation, including definition of the data which will be preserved and how and how long; 5. Data sharing, governance of access, roles and responsibility of users; 6. Responsibilities and resources 7. Any other relevant institutional policies for data sharing and securities. Related to Task 2.2 website

RDC will lead the creation and update of the project website (, which will be the main platform to upload the project contents and link the sources with additional information. On the site the project public results will be uploaded and updated, together with activities, newsletters, brochures, public reports and link to scientific papers. The site will be promoted in social networks, websites of the beneficiaries, brochures and fairs. The MOOC will be organized through this website. Related to specific aspect of Task 9.4.

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Predicting the long term performance of structures made with advanced cement based materials in extremely aggresive environments: current state of practice and research needs. The approach of the H2020 Project ReSHEALience

Author(s): Giovanni di Luzio; Liberato Ferrara; Maria Cruz Alonso y Alonso; Philip Kunz; Viktor Mechtcherine; Christof Schroefl
Published in: Proceedings Symposium on Concrete Modelling (CONMOD2018), 2018, Page(s) 467-477
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1438229


Author(s): PEDRO SERNA; Francesco Lo Monte; Eduardo J. Mezquida-Alcaraz; Estefania Cuenca; Viktor Mechtcherine; Michaela Reichardt; Alva Peled; Oren Regev; Ruben P. Borg; Alexej Tretjakov; Dennis Lizunov; Konstantin Sobolev; Stamatina Sideri; Kim Nelson; Enrico Maria Gastaldo Brac; Liberato Ferrara
Published in: Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Systems and Structures, Issue 1, 2019, Page(s) 764-771
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2621369

An Overview on H2020 Project “ReSHEALience”

Author(s): Ferrara, Liberato; Bamonte, Patrick; Suesta, Cristina; Animato, Francesco; Pascale, Carmine; Tretjakov, Aleksej; Camacho, Esteban; Deegan, Peter; Sideri, Stamatina; Gastaldo, Enrico Maria; Serna, Pedro; Mechtcherine, Viktor; Cruz Alonso, María; Peled, Alva; Paul Borg, Ruben
Published in: "Proceedings of the IABSE Symposium ""Towards a Resilient Built Environment - Risk and Asset Management""", Issue 1, 2019, Page(s) 174-181
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2631157

An experimental set up to assess the effects of crack sealing on the concrete-reinforcement bond in chloride environments

Author(s): Cuenca, E., Zaro, A., Ferrara, L.
Published in: Proceedings of the fib Symposium 2019: Concrete - Innovations in Materials, Design and Structures, Issue 1, 2019, Page(s) 274-281
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3244306


Author(s): A. Cibelli, G. di Luzio, L. Ferrara, G. Cusatis, Pathirage, M.
Published in: Proceedings 10th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures FraMCoS-X, 2019

Concept of Ultra High Durability Concrete for improved durability in chemical environments: Preliminary results

Author(s): Estefanía Cuenca; María Criado; Mercedes Giménez; Enrico Gastaldo Brac; Stamatina Sideri; Alexey Tretjakov; Maria Cruz Alonso; Liberato Ferrara
Published in: Durable concrete for infrastructure under severe conditions – Smart admixtures, self-responsiveness and nano-additives, Issue 4, 2019, Page(s) 147-151
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3413756

" Textile-reinforced concrete to realise ultra high durability concrete (UHDC) in the framework of the EU H2020 project ""ReSHEALience"" "

Author(s): C. Schröfl; A. Peled; O. Regev; R. P. Borg; M. Reichardt; R. Sripada; V. Mechtcherine; P. Deegan; L. Ferrara
Published in: Durable concrete for infrastructure under severe conditions – Smart admixtures, self-responsiveness and nano-additives, Issue 4, 2019, Page(s) 24-27
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3405253

Characterization of the Tensile Behaviour of Ultra-High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete

Author(s): Lo Monte, F.; Ferrara, L.
Published in: Proceedings of the 5th ACI Italy Chapter workshop on the New Boundaries of Structural Concrete 2020, Issue 1, 2019, Page(s) 45-54
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3938483

Use of nano-additions to improve the performance of UHPFRCs used in geothermal power plant infrastructures

Author(s): Cuenca, E.; Mezzena, A.; Ferrara, L.
Published in: Proceedings of the 5th ACI Italy Chapter workshop on the New Boundaries of Structural Concrete, Issue 1, 2019, Page(s) 65-74
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3938522

Effect of crack pattern on the self-healing capability in traditional, HPC and UHPFRC concretes measured by water and chloride permeability

Author(s): Alberto Negrini, Marta Roig-Flores, Eduardo J. Mezquida-Alcaraz, Liberato Ferrara, Pedro Serna
Published in: MATEC Web of Conferences, Issue 289, 2019, Page(s) 01006, ISSN 2261-236X
DOI: 10.1051/matecconf/201928901006

Life Cycle Assessment on the Use of Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concretes with Enhanced Durability for Structures in Extremely Aggressive Environments: Case Study Analyses

Author(s): M. C. Caruso, C. Pascale, E. Camacho, S. Scalari, F. Animato, M. C. Alonso, M. Gimenez, L. Ferrara
Published in: Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning - Proceedings of ConcreteLife’20, Issue 26, 2020, Page(s) 121-125
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-43332-1_24

Self-healing Stimulated by Crystalline Admixtures in Chloride Rich Environments: Is It Possible to Extend the Structure Service Life?

Author(s): E. Cuenca, E. M. Gastaldo Brac, S. Rigamonti, V. Violante, L. Ferrara
Published in: Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning - Proceedings of ConcreteLife’20, Issue 26, 2020, Page(s) 141-147
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-43332-1_28