G. (Guilherme) da Silva Munhoz, MSc

Profile

Hi! My name is Guilherme, and I am from Brazil. I graduated as a civil engineer from UNIVALI in July/2017 (senior thesis on structural fire design); I have a minor in quality management from Stevens Institute of Technology (2014/2015); In March/2020, at UFPR, I finished my Master's in civil construction (thesis on mortars self-healing); lastly, I worked at the State Department of Highways and studied about Public Construction and Projects in the specialization at UEPG.

Research

My Ph.D. program is entitled “Experimental study and numerical simulation of the transport properties and volume stability of lime mortars at micro-scale and meso-scale”. It is part of the Sublime (Sustainable building lime applications via circular economy and biomimetic approaches) initiative, and it proposes a framework for simulating physical/mechanical properties and a better understanding of the volume stability of lime mortars. My last study was about the improved autogenous mortar self-healing in the alkali-aggregate reaction.

Title: Effect of improved autogenous mortar self-healing in the alkali-aggregate reaction
Publisher: Cement and Concrete Composites | Elsevier 2021
Authors: Guilherme S. Munhoz; Mateus E. G. Dobrovolski; Eduardo Pereira; Ronaldo A. Medeiros-Junior.
Reference: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2020.103905

Title: Durability of phosphogypsum-based supersulfated cement mortar against external attack by sodium and magnesium sulfate
Publisher: Cement and Concrete Research | Elsevier 2020
Authors: Sabrina R. Pinto; Caroline Angulski da Luz; Guilherme S. Munhoz; Ronaldo A. Medeiros-Junior.
Reference: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2020.106172

Title: Resistance of phosphogypsum-based supersulfated cement to carbonation and chloride ingress
Publisher: Construction and Building Materials | Elsevier 2020
Authors: Sabrina R. Pinto; Caroline Angulski da Luz; Guilherme S. Munhoz; Ronaldo A. Medeiros-Junior.
Reference: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.120640

Title: Effect of the corrosion degree and the carbonation depth on the electrical resistivity, ultrasonic pulse velocity and corrosion potential
Publisher: Journal of Building Pathology and Rehabilitation | Springer 2019
Authors: Adriane Zella Mendes; Ronaldo A. Medeiros-Junior; Guilherme da Silva Munhoz.
Reference: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41024-019-0055-7

Title: Correlations between water absorption, electrical resistivity and compressive strength of concrete with different contents of pozzolan
Publisher: Alconpat - Latin America Journal of Quality, Control, Pathology, and Construction Recovery | Alconpat 2019
Authors: Ronaldo A. Medeiros-Junior; Guilherme S. Munhoz; Marcelo H. F. Medeiros.
Reference: https://doi.org/10.21041/ra.v9i2.335

Title: Experimental study and numerical simulation of the transport properties and volume stability of lime mortar at micro-scale and meso-scale (TU Delft)
Objective: Upscale the microstructural properties from paste level to meso-scale at mortar level; and study the physical and mechanical properties of lime-based mortar, i.e., water permeability, moisture and ion transport, creep and shrinkage.

Title: The self-healing effect of mortars on the alkali-aggregate reaction (Federal University of Paraná)
Objective: This study investigated the improved autogenous healing behavior of mortars submitted to the alkali-aggregate reaction. The mortar mixtures included a reactive aggregate (previously tested) and different contents of crystalline admixture and polypropylene microfibers. The crack-induction method included the immersion of the mortar bars in a sodium hydroxide solution.

Title: Crystalline admixture and polypropylene microfiber as internal sulfate attack mitigating agents (Federal University of Paraná)
Objective: This research evaluated the effect of crystalline admixture and polypropylene microfiber in the development of Internal Sulfate Attack (ISA) due to pyrite oxidation. An aggregate with a 10% content of pyrite was evaluated. The experimental program performed with eight mortar mixtures lasted for 168 days (24 weeks).

During my Master’s program, I had the chance to work actively on several research projects. Therefore, besides helping with the experimental activities, I also helped with writing, translating, editing, formatting, proofreading, and reviewing papers.

Guilherme da Silva Munhoz

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
    Building 23

    Room: 6.06

Department:
Materials, Mechanics, Management & Design (3Md)

Section:
Materials and Environment

Secretary: 
Jacqueline van Unen-Bergenhenegouwen

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