Papers in International Peer-Reviewed Publications

[61]   B. Zahabizadeh, A. Edalat-Behbahani, J.Granja, J.G.Gomes, R.Faria, M. Azenha (2019) A new test setup for measuring early age coefficient of thermal expansion of concrete. Cement and Concrete Composites. Volume 98, April 2019, Pages 14-28

[60]   M. Ramesh, M. Azenha, P.B. Lourenço (2019) Mechanical properties of lime–cement masonry mortars in their early ages. Mater Struct (2019) 52: 13.

[59]   F. Kanavaris, M. Azenha, M. Soutsos, K. Kovler (2019) Assessment of behaviour and cracking susceptibility of cementitious systems under restrained conditions through ring tests: A critical review. Cement and Concrete Composites, Volume 95, pp. 137-153.

[58]   M. Velay-Lizancos, I. Martinez-Lage, M. Azenha, J. Granja, P. Vazquez-Burgo (2018) Concrete with fine and coarse recycled aggregates: E-modulus evolution, compressive strength and non-destructive testing at early ages. Construction and Building Materials. Volume 193, 30 December 2018, Pages 323-331.

[57]   J. Silva, M. Azenha, A. Gomes Correia, B. François (2018) Two-staged kinetics of moduli evolution with time of a lime treated soil under different curing temperatures. Transportation Geotechnics. Volume 17, Part A, 1 December 2018, Pages 133-140.

[56]   C. Gomes, M. Parente, M. Azenha, J.C. Lino (2018) An integrated framework for multi-criteria optimization of thin concrete shells at early design stages. Advanced Engineering Informatics, Volume 38, October 2018, Pages 330-342.

[55]   M. Kheradmand, F. Pacheco-Torgal, M. Azenha (2018) Thermal Performance of Resource-Efficient Geopolymeric Mortars Containing Phase Change Materials. The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal, 2018, 12, 217-233.

[54]   A. Jędrzejewska, F. Benboudjema, L. Lacarrière, M. Azenha, D. Schlicke, S. Dal Pont, A. Delaplace, J. Granja, K. Hájková, P.Joachim Heinriche, G. Sciumè, E. Strieder, E. Stierschneider, V. Šmilauer, V. Troyan (2018) COST TU1404 benchmark on macroscopic modelling of concrete and concrete structures at early age: Proof-of-concept stage. Construction & Building Materials. Volume 174, 20 June 2018, Pages 173-189.

[53]   M. Kheradmand, M. Azenha, J. Castro Gomes, J.B. Aguiar (2018) Energy benefits of cement-based plaster containing hybrid phase-change material. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Construction Materials. Volume 171 Issue 3, June, 2018, pp. 117-125.

[52]   H. Mazaheripour, R. Faria, G. Ye, E. Schlangen, J. Granja, M. Azenha (2018) Microstructure-Based Prediction of the Elastic Behaviour of Hydrating Cement Pastes. Applied Sciences 2018, 8(3), 442;

[51]   R. Lameiras, J.Barros, I. Valente,, J. Xavier,  M. Azenha (2018) Pull-out behaviour of glass-fibre reinforced polymer perforated plate connectors embedded in concrete. Part II: Prediction of load carrying capacity. Construction and Building Materials. Volume 169, 30 April 2018, Pages 142–164 (este é com o Barros – ele há de dar o handle)

[50]   G. Lopes, R. Vicente, M. Azenha, T. M. Ferreira (2018) A systematic review of Prefabricated Enclosure Wall Panel Systems: focus on technology driven for performance requirements. Sustainable Cities and Society. Vol 40, 688-703

[49]   R. Lameiras, I. Valente, J.Barros, M. Azenha, C. Gonçalves (2018) Pull-out behaviour of Glass-Fibre Reinforced Polymer perforated plate connectors embedded in concrete. Part I: Experimental program. Construction and Building Materials. Volume 162, 20 February 2018, Pages 155–169 (este é com a Isabel – ela há de dar o handle)

[48]   Wyrzykowski, M., J. Sanahuja, L. Charpin, M. Königsberger, C. Hellmich, B. Pichler,  L. Valentini, T. Honório, V. Smilauer, K. Hajkova, G. Ye, P. Gao, C. Dunant, A. Hilaire, Shashank Bishnoi, M. Azenha. (2017) Numerical benchmark campaign of COST Action TU1404 – microstructural modelling. RILEM Technical Letters, [S.l.], v. 2, p. 99-107, dec. 2017. ISSN 2518-0231

[47]   M. Velay-Lizancos, M. Azenha, I. Martínez-Lage, P. Vásquez-Burgo (2017) Addition of biomass ash in concrete: Effects on E-Modulus, electrical conductivity at early ages and their correlation. Construction and Building Materials. Volume 157, 30 December 2017, Pages 1126–1132.

[46]   J.L. Granja, M. Azenha (2017) “Towards a robust and versatile method for monitoring E-modulus of concrete since casting: Enhancements and extensions of EMM-ARM”. Strain. 2017;53:e12232.

[45]   M. Oliveira, M. Azenha, P.B.Lourenço, A. Meneghini, E.T.Guimarães, F. Castro, D. Soares (2017) “Experimental analysis of the carbonation and humidity diffusion processes in aerial lime mortar” Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, 148, 38–48,

[44]   D. Simavorian, J. de Brito, L. Castro, M. Azenha (2017) “Analysis of the effect of shoring on the behaviour of reinforced concrete slabs” Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, 143, 473–489,

[43]   M. Azenha, L. Leitão, J.L. Granja, C. de Sousa, R. Faria, J.A.O. Barros (2017) “Experimental validation of a framework for hygro-mechanical simulation of self-induced stresses in concrete” Cement and Concrete Composites, Elsevier, 80, 41-54

[42]   R. Faria, L. Leitão, L. Teixeira, M. Azenha, D. Cusson (2017) “A structural experimental technique to characterize the viscoelastic behavior of concrete under restrained deformations” Strain, Wiley, Volume 53, Issue 1, February 2017

[41]   C. Sousa, L. Leitão, R. Faria, M. Azenha (2017) “A formulation to reduce mesh dependency in FE analyses of RC structures under imposed deformations”  Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Volume 132, 1 February 2017, Pages 443–455

[40]   P. Silva, T. Valente, M. Azenha, J. Sena-Cruz, J.A.O. Barros (2017) “Viscoelastic response of an epoxy adhesive for construction since its early ages: Experiments and modelling”, Composites Part B: Engineering, Elsevier. 116, pp. 266-277

[39]   M. Velay-Lizancos, I. Martinez-Lage, M. Azenha, P. Vásquez-Burgo (2016) “Influence of temperature in the evolution of compressive strength and in its correlations with UPV in eco-concretes with recycled materials”, Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier. Volume 124, 15 October 2016, Pages 276–286.

[38]   A. Benedetti, P. Fernandes, J.L. Granja, J. Sena-Cruz, M. Azenha (2016) “Influence of temperature on the curing of an epoxy adhesive and its influence on bond behaviour of NSM-CFRP systems”, Composites Part B: Engineering, Elsevier. Volume 89, 15 March 2016, Pages 219–229.

[37]   M. Azenha, C. Lucas, J.L. Granja, I. Carlos-Alves, E. Guimarães (2016) “Glycerol resulting from biodiesel production as an admixture for cement-based materials: an experimental study”, European Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 21(12), pp. 1522-1538

[36]   B. Delsaute, C. Boulay, J. Granja, J. Carette, M. Azenha, C. Dumoulin, G. Karaiskos, A. Deraemaeker, S. Staquet (2016) “Testing Concrete E-modulus at Very Early Ages Through Several Techniques: An Inter-laboratory Comparison”, Strain, 52: 91–109.

[35]   M. Kheradmand, M. Azenha , J.B. Aguiar, J. Castro Gomes (2016) “Experimental and numerical studies of hybrid PCM embedded in plastering mortar for enhanced thermal behaviour of buildings” Energy Volume 94, 1 January 2016, Pages 250–261.

[34]   M. Shafie-, M. Kheradmand, S. Javadi, M. Azenha, J.B. Aguiar , J. Castro Gomes, P. Siano, J.P.S. Catalão (2016) “Optimal behavior of responsive residential demand considering hybrid phase change materials” Applied Energy. Volume 163, 1 February 2016, Pages 81–92.

[33]   M. Kheradmand, J. Castro Gomes, M. Azenha , P. D. Silva, J.B. Aguiar, S.E. Zoorhob (2015) “Assessing the feasibility of impregnating phase change materials in lightweigh aggregate for development of thermal energy storage systems” Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier Volume 89, 1 August 2015, Pages 48–59.

[32]   M. Oliveira, M. Azenha, P. B. Lourenço (2015) “Simulation of humidity fields in concrete: experimental validation and parameter estimation” Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology. Volume 13, pages 214-229.

[31]   P. Fernandes, J. Granja, A. Benedetti, J. Sena Cruz, M. Azenha (2015) “Quality control and monitoring of NSM CFRP systems: E-modulus evolution of epoxy adhesive and its relation to the pull-out force” Composites Part B: Engineering, Elsevier. Volume 75, 15 June 2015, Pages 95–103. doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2015.01.021

[30]   J. Granja, P. Fernandes, A. Benedetti, M. Azenha, J. Sena Cruz (2015) “Monitoring the early stiffness development in epoxy adhesives for structural strengthening” International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, Elsevier. Volume 59, June 2015, Pages 77–85. doi:10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2015.02.005

[29]   R. Lameiras, J. Barros, M. Azenha (2015) “Influence of casting condition on the anisotropy of the fracture properties of Steel Fibre Reinforced Self-Compacting Concrete (SFRSCC)” Cement and Concrete Composites, Elsevier. Volume 59, May 2015, Pages 60–76. doi:10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2015.03.008

[28]   J. Conceição, R. Faria, M. Azenha, F. Mamede, F. Souza (2014) “Early-age behaviour of the concrete surrounding a turbine spiral case: Monitoring and thermo-mechanical modelling” Engineering Structures, Elsevier. Volume 81, December 2014, Pages 327–340. doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.10.009

[27]   M. Kheradmand, M. Azenha, J. Aguiar, K. Krakowiak (2014) “Thermal behavior of cement based plastering mortar containing hybrid microencapsulated phase change materials” Energy and Buildings, Elsevier. Volume 84, December 2014, Pages 526–536. DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.08.010

[26]   M. Kheradmand, J. Aguiar, M. Azenha (2014) “Estimation of the specific Enthalpy-Temperature functions for plastering mortars containing phase change materials” International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Springer, 5:81 DOI 10.1007/s40095-014-0081-9

[25]   J. Granja, M. Azenha, C. Sousa, R. Faria, J. Barros (2014) “Hygrometric Assessment of Internal Relative Humidity in Concrete: Practical Application Issues”. Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology, vol. 12 (8), pp. 250-265

[24]   J. Granja, M. Azenha, C. Sousa, C. Ferreira (2014) “Comparison between different experimental techniques for stiffness monitoring of cement pastes”. Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology, vol. 12 (2), pp. 46-61

[23]   M. Azenha, R. M. Lameiras, C. Sousa, J. Barros (2014) “Application of air cooled pipes for reduction of early age cracking risk in a massive RC wall”. Engineering Structures.Volumes 62–63, 15 March 2014, Pages 148–163 doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.01.018

[22]   J. Silva, M. Azenha, A.G. Correia, J. Granja (2014) “Continuous monitoring of sand-cement stiffness since layer compaction with a resonant frequency based method: issues on mould geometry and sampling”. International Journal of Soils and Foundations. Volume 54, Issue 1, February 2014, Pages 56–66.

[21]   J. A. Teixeira de Freitas, P. Cuong, R. Faria, M. Azenha (2013) “Modelling of cement hydration in concrete structures with hybrid finite elements”. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Volume 77, December 2013, Pages 16–30 –

[20]   J. Silva, M. Azenha, A.G.Correia, C. Ferreira (2013) “Continuous stiffness assessment of cement-stabilized soils since early ages”. Geotechnique. Volume 63, Issue 16, September 2013 pages 1419 –1432 –

[19]   R. M Lameiras, J. Barros, M. Azenha, I. Valente (2013) “Development of sandwich panels combining fibre reinforced concrete layers and fibre reinforced polymer connectors. Part II: evaluation of mechanical behaviour”. Composite Structures,  Volume 105, November 2013, Pages 460-470 –

[18]   R.M. Lameiras, J. Barros, I. Valente, M. Azenha (2013) “Development of sandwich panels combining fibre reinforced concrete layers and fibre reinforced polymer connectors. Part I: conception and pull-out tests” Composite Structures, Volume 105, November 2013, Pages 446-459 –

[17]   L. Ramos, E. Manning, F. Fernandes, R. Fangueiro, M. Azenha, J. Cruz, C. Sousa (2013) “Tube jack testing for irregular masonry walls: prototype development and testing”. Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation International 58, Pages 24–35. DOI information: 10.1016/j.ndteint.2013.04.004 –

[16]   M. Azenha, L. Ramos, R. Aguilar, J. Granja (2012) “Continuous monitoring of concrete E-modulus since casting based on modal identification: a case study for in-situ application”. Cement and Concrete Composites. Volume 34, Issue 7, August 2012, Pages 881–890 –

[15]   L. Maia, H. Figueiras, S. Nunes, M. Azenha, J. Figueiras (2012) “Influence of shrinkage reducing admixtures on distinct SCC mix compositions”. Construction and Building Materials, Volume 35, October 2012, Pages 304–312 –

[14]   L. Maia, M. Azenha, M. Geiker, J. Figueiras (2012) “E-modulus evolution and its relation to solids formation of pastes from commercial cements”. Cement and Concrete Research Volume 42, Issue 7, July 2012, Pages 928–936 –

[13]   L. Maia, M. Azenha, R. Faria, J. Figueiras (2012) “Identification of the percolation threshold in cementitious pastes by monitoring the E modulus evolution”. Cement and Concrete Composites. Volume 34, Issue 6, July 2012, Pages 739–745.  DOI 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2012.03.001 –

[12]   A. Vaz Sá, M. Azenha, H. Sousa, A. Samagaio (2012) “Thermal enhancement of plastering mortars with Phase Change Materials: experimental and numerical approach”. Energy and Buildings Volume 49, June 2012, Pages 16–27. DOI
10.1016/j.enbuild.2012.02.031 –

[11]   M. Azenha, F. Magalhães, R. Faria, L. Ramos, A.Cunha (2012) “Measurement of the E-modulus of cement pastes and mortars since casting, using a vibration based technique”. Materials and Structures. Vol 45: 81-92 (doi:10.1617/s11527-011-9750-9) –

[10]   M. Azenha, C.F. Sousa, R. Faria, A.S. Neves (2011) “Thermo-hygro-mechanical modelling of self-induced stresses during the service life of RC structures”. Engineering Structures, 33 (12), pp. 3442–3453 –

[9]    M. Azenha, R. Faria, H. Figueiras (2011) “Thermography as a technique for monitoring early age temperatures of hardening concrete”. Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier) (doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2011.04.065) 25(11) pp 4232–4240 –

[8]     L.Maia, M. Azenha, R. Faria, J. Figueiras (2011) “Influence of the cementitious paste composition on the E-modulus and heat of hydration evolutions”. Cement and Concrete Research (Elsevier) 41 (8) pp. 799-807 –

[7]     M. Azenha, C. Ferreira, J. Silva, A.G. Correia, R. Aguilar, L. Ramos (2011) “Continuous stiffness monitoring of cemented sand through resonant frequency” American Society of Civil Engineers – Geotechnical Special (EI Indexed). Emerging Technologies for Material, Design, Rehabilitation, and Inspection of Roadway Pavements (GSP 218) 408, 22 DOI:10.1061/47629(408)22 –

[6]     M. Azenha, F. Magalhães, R. Faria, A.Cunha (2010) “Measurement of concrete E-modulus evolution since casting: A novel method based on ambient vibration“.  Cement&Concrete Research 40:1096-1105 (doi:10.1016/j.cemconres.2010.02.014) –

[5]     M. Azenha, R. Faria, D. Ferreira (2009) “Identification of early age concrete temperatures and strains: experimental validation of numerical models”. Cement and Concrete Composites (Elsevier) 31 (6):369-378 –

[4]     M. Azenha, R. Faria (2008) “Temperatures and stresses due to cement hydration on the R/C foundation of a wind tower”. Engineering Structures (Elsevier) 30(9):2392-2400

[3]     M. Azenha, K. Maekawa, T. Ishida, R. Faria (2007) “Drying Induced Moisture Losses from Mortar to the Environment. Part I: Experimental Research”. Materials and Structures (RILEM) 40:801-811.

[2]     M. Azenha, K. Maekawa, T. Ishida, R. Faria (2007) “Drying Induced Moisture Losses from Mortar to the Environment. Part II: Numerical Implementation”. Materials and Structures (RILEM) 40:813-825.

[1]     R. Faria, M. Azenha, J. A. Figueiras (2006) “Modelling of Concrete at Early Ages. Application to an Externally Restrained Slab”. Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol 28, pp. 572-585.