Dynamic increasing factor of Adobe masonry

Press/Media: Public Engagement

Period1 May 2018

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  • TitleDynamic increasing factor of Adobe masonry
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletTU Delft
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    DescriptionTU Delft is glad to announce that the joint proposal “Dynamic increasing factor of Adobe masonry” (code “D.I.F.Adobe”) between Delft University of Technology (DUT), Faculty of Military Science (NLDA), Dutch Ministry of Defence (MOD) and TNO has won the public announcement 2017-1-RD-ELSA-HopLab called by European Commission - department of Space, Security and Migration.

    The proposal was aimed at addressing the dynamic response at high strain rate loadings of Adobe, a traditional masonry made of sun dried bricks and mud mortar. Tiziano Li Piani, leader user of the consortium and PhD candidate at TU Delft within the project “Impact analysis on Adobe”, supervised by Bert Sluys, head of Department of Materials, Mechanics, Management and Design (3MD) at Civil Engineering Faculty, Jaap Weerheijm, senior research scientist at the same department and TNO and Bart Koene (NLDA) will be performing Split Hopkinson Bar tests at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra (Italy) from 24th May to 8th June. The largest Hopkinson pressure bar (an apparatus for testing the dynamic stress–strain response of materials), in the world is installed at the laboratories of Ispra.
    PersonsT. li Piani, L.J. Sluijs, J. Weerheijm, Bart Koene