P erformance analysis of recycled concrete and development of a concept of circular economy based on the situation in Luxembourg
Concrete production is accountable for 5% of global CO2 emissions, with the construction industry being source of a third of global emissions, causing a rapid depletion of raw material deposits.
This research will aim to obtain high quality recycled aggregates from construction demolition waste, with the goal of supplying the industry with an additional source of aggregates that can be used in several aspects of civil engineering and construction works.
Concrete mixtures based on different substitution degrees will be developed and their material properties analysed. Detailed insight will be given into the mineralogy and microstructure of the concrete mixes containing recycled aggregates to tackle problems like shrinkage and durability in practical and scientific methods.
Furthermore, new numerical models based on phase field numerics will be elaborated to retrace the most important mechanical and chemical material properties.
In addition, the principles of circular economy will be analysed for Luxembourg’s market conditions to describe a comprehensive concept on the market impact of these products.
For further information please contact professor D. Waldmann (Tel : +352 46 66 44 5279, Daniele.waldmann uni.lu) or check the website : URL : http : / / www.uni.lu
Applications (Motivation letter including CV, PDF of MSc graduation project, copies of diplomas including full list of marks) must be sent by ordinary mail or e-
mail to the following address :
Prof. Danièle Waldmann
Université du Luxembourg Campus Kirchberg
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
Applications are to be received no later than end of July 2018 . Only complete applications will be considered. The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.
All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.