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ATHOR Doctoral Theses

Thermo-physical properties of insulating refractory materials,
University of Limoges, April 29th, 2021.

Micro-mechanical modelling of heterogeneous materials containing microcracks with Discrete Element Method (DEM),
University of Limoges, June 22nd, 2021

SAMADI Soheil,
Advanced mechanical characterizations and thermomechanical modeling of shaped alumina spinel material in steel ladle,
Montanuniversität Leoben, December 16th, 2021

Mahmoud ALI
Nonlinear thermomechanical modeling of refractory masonry linings,
University of Orléans, December 17th, 2021

Improvement of strain field monitoring at high temperature and thermomechanical characterization of alumina spinel refractory materials,
University of Limoges, December 22nd, 2021.

Experimental and numerical thermomechanical characterization of refractory masonries,
Universidade do Minho, April 4th, 2022.


Pratik Gajjar, Pieter Put, João Pereira, Bruno Luchini, Sido Sinnema, Paulo Lourenço, Development and experimental characterization of the thermomechanical behavior of a scaled steel ladle, Applied Ceramic Technology,


Thaís SOARES, Ilona KIELIBA, Miguel AZENHA, Thorsten TONNESEN, Paulo LOURENÇO, A theta projection model for compressive creep behaviour of refractories at high temperature: application to alumina-spinel, Meccanica

Rafeal OLIVEIRA, João Paulo C. RODRIGUES, João M.PEREIRA, Numerical simulations on refractory linings for steel casting vessels, Fire Safety Journal, Volume 138, July 2023, 103794

Pratik GAJJAR, Pieter PUT, João PEREIRA, Bruno LUCHINI, Sido SINNEMA, Paulo LOURENCO, Characterisation of mortarless refractory masonry joints under elevated temperatures, Engineering Structures, Volume 275, 2023, 115234

Mahmoud ALI, Rafael OLIVEIRA, João PEREIRA, João RODRIGUES, Paulo LOURENCO, Hans Ulrich MARSCHALL, Thomas SAYET, Alain GASSER, Eric BLOND, Experimental characterization of the nonlinear thermomechanical behaviour of refractory masonry with dry joints, Construction and Building Materials, Volume 364, 2023, 129960

Pratik GAJJAR, Mahmoud ALI, Thomas SAYET, Alain GASSER, Eric BLOND, João PEREIRA, Paulo LOURENCO, Numerical study on the nonlinear thermomechanical behaviour of refractory masonry with dry joints, Engineering Structures, Volume 291, 2023, 116468


Farid ASADI, Damien ANDRÉ, Sacha EMAM, Pascal DOUMALIN, Marc HUGER, Advances in micro-mechanical modeling using a bonded-particle model and periodic homogenization within discrete element framework applied to heterogeneous ceramics, Journal of the European Ceramic Society,

Farid ASADI, Damien ANDRÉ, Sacha EMAM, Pascal DOUMALIN, Imad Khlifi, Marc HUGER, Investigation of different discrete modeling strategies to mimic microstructural aspects that influence the fracture energy of refractory materials, Open Ceramics, Volume 11, September 2022, 100288

Farid ASADI, Damien ANDRÉ, Sacha EMAM, Pascal DOUMALIN, Marc HUGER, Numerical Modelling of The Quasi- Brittle Behaviour of Refractory Ceramics by Considering Microcracks Effect, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 42, Issue 3, March 2022, Pages 1149-1161

Corrosion of alumina-spinel refractory by secondary metallurgical slag using coating corrosion test,
Materials Volume 15(10), 2022, 3425.

Soheil SAMADI, Shengli JIN, Dietmar GRUBER, Harald HARMUTH,
Thermomechanical finite element modeling of steel ladle containing alumina spinel refractory lining,
Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Volume 206, 2022, 103762.

Diana VITIELLO, Benoit NAIT-ALI, Nicolas TESSIER-DOYEN, Lionel REBOUILLAT, David SMITH, Thermal conductivity of porous refractory material after aging in service with carbon pick-up, Open Ceramics, Volume 11, 2022, 100294


Lucas Teixeira, Jean Gillibert, Thomas Sayet, Eric Blond, A creep model with different properties under tension and compression – Applications to refractory materials, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences (2021), 106810

Robert Kaczmarek, Jean-Christophe Dupré, Pascal Doumalin, Octavian Pop, Lucas Teixeira, Marc Huger, High-temperature digital image correlation techniques for full-field strain and crack length measurement on ceramics at 1200°C: Optimization of speckle pattern and uncertainty assessment, Optics and Lasers in Engineering 146, (2021), 106716

S.Samadi, S.Jin, H.Harmuth, Combined damaged elasticity and creep modeling of ceramics with wedge splitting tests, Ceramics International 47, Issue 18, (2021), 25846-25853

Rafael Oliveira, João Paulo C. Rodrigues, João M.Pereira, Paulo B. Lourenço, Hans Ulrich Marschall, Normal and tangential behaviour of dry joints in refractory masonry, Engineering Structures May 2021

Rafael Oliveira, João Paulo C. Rodrigues, João M. Pereir, Paulo B. Lourenço, Hans Ulrich Marschall, Thermomechanical behaviour of refractory dry-stacked masonry walls under uniaxial compression, Engineering Structures 240, (2021), 112361

Diana Vitiello, Benoit Nait-Ali, Nicolas Tessier-Doyen, Thorsten Tonnesen, Luís Laím, Lionel Rebouillat and David S.Smith, Thermal conductivity of insulating refractory materials: Comparison of steady-state and transient measurement methods, Open Ceramics 6 (2021), 100118,

Ilona Kieliba, Ireneusz Dominik, Krzysztof Lalik, Thorsten Tonnesen, Jacek Szczerba and Reiner Telle, Self-Excited Acoustical System Frequency Monitoring for Refractory Concrete under Uniaxial Compression, Energies 14 (2021), 2222,

SAMADI Soheil, JIN Shengli, Gruber Dietmar, HARMUTH Harald, A comparison of two damage models for inverse identification of mode Ⅰ fracture parameters: Case study of a refractory ceramic, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 197, (2021), 106345,

Mahmoud Ali, Thomas Sayet, Alain Gasser, Eric Blond, Computational Homogenization of Elastic-Viscoplastic Refractory Masonry with Dry Joints, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 196, (2021), 106275,

Rafael G.Oliveira, João Paulo C.Rodrigues, João Miguel Pereira, Paulo B.Lourenço, Rúben F.R.Lopes, Experimental and numerical analysis on the structural fire behaviour of three-cell hollowed concrete masonry walls, Engineering Structures 228, (2021), 111439,


Lucas Teixeira, Soheil Samadi, Jean Gillibert, Shengli Jin, Thomas Sayet, Dietmar Gruber, Eric Blond, Experimental Investigation of the Tension and Compression Creep Behavior of Alumina-Spinel Refractories at High Temperatures, Ceramics 3(3), (2020), 372-383,

Soheil Samadi, Shengli Jin, Gruber Dietmar, Harald Harmuth, Stefan Schachne, Statistical study of compressive creep parameters of an alumina spinel refractory, Ceramics International 46 (10), Part A, (2020), 14662-14668,

Mahmoud Ali, Thomas Sayet, Alain Gasser, Eric Blond, Transient Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of Steel Ladle Refractory Linings Using Mechanical Homogenization Approach, Ceramics 3(2), 2020, 171-189,

Camille Reynaert, Edyta Sniezek, Jacek Szczerba,
Corrosion tests for refractory materials intended for the steel industry – a review,
Ceramics-Silikáty 2020, 64 (3), 278 – 288.


K.Andreev, V.Tadaion, Q.Zhu, W.Wang, Y.Yin, T.Tonnesen, Thermal and mechanical cyclic tests and fracture mechanics parameters as indicators of thermal shock resistance – case study on silica refractories, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 39 (4), (2019), 1650-1659