Z. (Zhiyuan) Xu


May 2019 - Now
PhD Candidate, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands           

September 2015 - June 2018
MSc, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

September 2011 - June 2015
BSc, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China


The main aim of my research is to numerically investigate the chloride transport mechanisms inside the microstructure of alkali-activated materials and obtain time-dependent chloride diffusivity from microscale to macroscale to be used for service life prediction. The research focuses on:

  • Measuring the chloride binding capacity
  • Developing multiscale reactive diffusion numerical model
  • Long-term natural diffusion test
  • Service life prediction

Zhiyuan Xu

PhD student

  • z.xu-6@tudelft.nl
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

    Building 23

    Room: 6.13

    Monday to Friday

Materials, Mechanics, Management & Design (3Md)

Materials and Environment

Jacqueline van Unen-Bergenhenegouwen