Macrostructure of materials for construction

We specialise in the analysis of material at a microscale, using the microstructural properties to explain structural behaviour.

We are expert in the assessment of the reactivity potential of raw materials that are able to be used in concrete as cementitious material or aggregates. We use nano-engineering dissolution and precipitation kinetic to reach the desired properties of the material in regards of its rheology, setting strength and durability behaviour.

We use:

  • Calorimetry tools
  • Thermomecanics tools
  • Thermogravimetry
  • Nano-mechanic
  • Diffraction spectroscopy
  • Scanning electron microscope
  • Infrared
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
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Microindentation AAM