European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Current impact factor: 0.51

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2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.514
2013 Impact Factor 0.437
2012 Impact Factor 0.306
2011 Impact Factor 0.32

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5-year impact 0.50
Cited half-life 3.10
Immediacy index 0.29
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.19
ISSN 1964-8189

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Publications in this journal

  • Benjamin Herisson · Vincent Picandet · Noël Challamel · Arnaud Perrot

    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering
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    ABSTRACT: In this work, the analysis of flying buttresses as rampant arches, and by means of the classical Strength of Materials concepts, is performed. Since the elastic theory cannot be applied to masonry arches, some considerations on limit analysis of masonry arches and its boundary conditions must be exposed as well as on the equilibrium mechanism by which masonry supports bending moments. The appliance of this analysis to existing flying buttresses, allows obtaining some new conclusions on the behavior and the real role of those structures
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, the physicochemical properties and hydration mechanism of cement-free binders developed from fluorogypsum has been discussed. The results showed maximum attainment of strength (38 MPa), low water absorption (<5%) and porosity (<10) with anhydrous calcium chloride and sodium sulphate activators. The enhancement in strength with hydration period was due to the conversion of fluorogypsum into gypsum through formation of intermediate unstable salt. The reaction products were characterised using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques. SEM studies showed the appearance of prismatic and needle-shaped crystals of variable sizes interspersed with anhydrate fluorogypsum plaster which make matrix dense and compact. This change in morphology of anhydrite plaster is responsible for enhancement in strength, reduction in water absorption and porosity of cement-free binders. The engineering properties of the construction materials for use in plastering, masonry works, concrete, blocks and tiles developed from this binder are reported.
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    ABSTRACT: Deterioration of reinforcing concrete structures is a common problem among all the coast countries. Every year, several billion dollars are spent to repair and maintain reinforced concrete structures. Over time, the metal reinforcing bars used to improve the properties of concrete become susceptible to corrosion due to factors such as the presence of chloride and carbonation. Present work includes the use of novel anticorrosive coating. The use of zinc phosphate (ZP) coating has advantage of the low solubility of phosphates in medium- or high-pH solutions; also the resulting coating remains adhered to the metal surface even under extreme deformation. This study presents the efficiency of a new inhibitive pigment ZP containing zirconium compound obtained by chemical conversion (CC) method and cathodic protection to protect the steel rebars against localised corrosion in concrete. The corrosion behaviour of coated steel was assessed by open circuit potential, potentiodynamic polarisation and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Firstly, results demonstrated that the new coating show an adsorption on steel surface and provides an effective corrosion resistance compared to carbon steel rebar. Secondly, results showed that the increased weight of coating made by CC is consistent with the development of the polarisation resistance and corrosion potential of samples studied. Thirdly, a reduction in the corrosion rate is obtained once the coating covers the surface of the metal.
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    ABSTRACT: This work aims to investigate the effect of metakaolin represented by calcined clay of Djbel Debbagh quality 3 (DD) as a pozzolan addition on physical mechanical properties and the durability of Ultra-High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC), compared to the silica fume (SF). Within the scope of this study, durability tests, such as chloride penetration resistance of various mixtures of UHPFRC based on steel fibres, have been investigated besides mechanical properties. The comparison of thermal stability of these mixtures, with two other formulations based on SF and calcined clay DD with polypropylene fibers is studied. The experimental results showed that the substitution of SF by calcined clay DD, makes it possible to produce UHPFRC with equivalent mechanical performance and a good resistance to penetration of chloride ions, this calcined clay has a high pozzolanic reactivity and can be used as fireclay addition which contributes to improve thermal behaviour of concrete. The specimens containing polypropylene fibres exhibit a good thermal stability compared to those containing steel fibres.
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, the small strain shear modulus Gmax and the damping ratio Dmin of sand–rubber mixtures with a small particles size ratio Sr (D50rubber/D50sand = .36) are characterised by shear wave propagation using bender elements inserted in a modified triaxial cell. The influence of addition of less than 50% rubber volume fractions Rf in a range of confining pressures varying from 50 to 500 kPa was investigated. The results showed that, for all confining pressures, the shear modulus decreases with increasing rubber volume fractions, while the damping ratio linearly increases. A quasi-conservation of shear modulus up to a volume fraction Rf = .2 and sharp decrease beyond this content is observed. The shear modulus decay and the damping enhancement with addition of rubber fractions are mitigated by increasing confining pressures. An optimal increase of the damping ratio without significant loss of rigidity and a minimal sensitivity to confining pressure for mixtures containing about 10% rubber is highlighted. The shear modulus and damping ratio are power function of the mean effective stress within the range studied.
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    ABSTRACT: In this work, the author gives a review of the state of the art on the computational strategies developed for the analysis of inverse problems. Starting from the definition of the inverse problem, and focusing the intrinsic difficulties in their solution, various computational tools developed for their solution are presented and discussed. This allows an aware choice of the most effective strategies with respect to the problem to be dealt with. Successively, some selected inverse problems are briefly sketched and their numerical solution is thoroughly discussed. This allows to enlighten the main problems to overcome and the attainable accuracy. Finally, new and challenging inverse problems are addressed, discussing thoroughly some current and classical results, in order to outline future perspectives.
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    ABSTRACT: Two sets of shaking table tests for comparative analysis were first designed and conducted to investigate the laws of dynamic interaction between soil and multiple high-rise buildings. The first set involves only a single high-rise building, and the second set includes a building group. Numerical results of the finite element models, using the Davidenkov foundation model regarding the dynamic non-linearity of soil, are presented and compared with experimental records. Experimental results show that the acceleration responses of structures in the case of multiple high-rise buildings are less than the response in the case of a single structure. The effect of the dynamic interaction between soil and multiple structures on acceleration responses is more obvious for short-period structures than those with long periods under EL Centro excitation. However, the motions of the long period structures in the two tests are almost the same. Opposite phenomena occur under the Shanghai man-made wave excitation. Moreover, the influence on the superstructure displacement is more obvious for long-period structures. The structure displacement in the case of multiple structures is larger than that in the case of a single structure under small earthquake excitations, but it is the opposite under strong earthquake excitations.
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    ABSTRACT: Although prefabricated segmental structures, especially for use as a sea-crossing bridge, exhibit high quality and are barely affected by the environment and climate, more attention should be paid to the wet joints to ensure the durability of such structures (e.g. a precast segmental pier). Using one offshore bridge as a reference, this study reports the results of full-scale model tests performed to determine the factors of the hydration heat, with focus on two types of concretes integrated using different curing methods. The wet joint concrete admixed using an expansive admixture and a painting compound curing method proved to be satisfactory and thus recommended for use on the reference bridge. Inspections for over five years of the reference bridge proved that the results were better than expected.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering
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    ABSTRACT: Granite rock is foreseen for the underground storage of radioactive waste in China. The water and gas permeabilities of granite from Sichuan province have been tested in two different laboratories in China and in France. It has been found that water permeability is not a convenient tool to evaluate mechanical damage since gas permeability is considerably more useful to evaluate micro-structural changes of such a material submitted to different levels of confining pressure. The variation of the ratio (K(Pc)/Ko) with the confining pressure was found to be similar for all the samples whatever their initial state was, either intact, micro-cracked or macro-cracked.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering