Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales

Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
E.T.S.I. de Caminos, Canales y Puertos


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Concrete, Rocks and Quasi-Brittle Materials

Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales
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The research activity of the Department of Materials Science in the field of concrete, rocks and other quasi-brittle materials has focused on the thermo-mechanical behavior of these materials, with emphasis on the analysis of cracking and fracture processes and relationship with the structural response. The research group, as a multidisciplinary research addresses from the triple perspective of the experimental determination of mechanical properties, modeling of the mechanisms of deformation and breakage, and analytical and numerical simulation of these processes. The group extended its activities to study the behavior at very low temperatures of materials for the construction of tanks containing cryogenic fluids (typically, liquefied natural gas tanks)..