Veni grant for research into hybrid concrete systems

News - 20 July 2018 - Webredactie

CEG’s Mladena Luković is one of seven TU Delft scientists to be awarded a grant by NWO. The three year stipend will enable the concrete structures expert to continue her research and further develop her ideas.   

Interfaces in innovative hybrid concrete systems for future structures
Concrete structures do not meet current societal demands: fast construction, low maintenance and sustainability. Innovative systems are urgently needed. Hybrid concrete structures, combining innovative and conventional concretes, are possibly the future. The key parameter for the quality of the hybrid system is the interface between the different concrete types. This research concerns fundamentals on concrete interfaces. Luković’s research is not only important for the development of new hybrid systems. It also sheds light on the behaviour of existing hybrid systems and on strengthening and repair of concrete structures.