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Scholarly Works

Benjamin Varela
Associate Professor

2015 Submissions

Published Conference Proceedings

Ellis, Kathleen, et al. "Durability of Alkali Activated Blast Furnace Slag." Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Innovative Materials, Structures and Technologies. Ed. Diana Bajare. Riga, Latvia: IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 96 (2015) 012004, 2015. Web. *

Matheu, Pablo Santizo, Kathleen Ellis, and Benjamin Varela. "Comparing the Environmental Impacts of Alkali Activated Mortar and Traditional Portland Cement Mortar using Life Cycle Assessment." Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Innovative Materials, Structures and Technologies. Ed. Diana Bajare. Riga, Latvia: IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 96 (2015) 012080, 2015. Web. *

Kumar, Nireen Pallegonde, Benjamin Varela, and Hany Ghoneim. "Effective Damping of a Flexible-matrix-composite Laminate with a Negative Effective Poisson’s Ratio." Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2105. Ed. unknown. Houston, TX: ASME, 2015. Web. £

Parfilko, Yevgeniy and Benjamin Varela. "Simulating Debris Impacts into Tornado Saferooms with Ls-Dyna." Proceedings of the 25th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM 2015) ISBN 978-0-7714-3083-15). Ed. J.M. Floryan. London, Canada, ON: Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Western University, 2015. Print. *

2014 Submissions

Journal Paper

Gonzalez, Veleria Adriana, Benjamin Varela, and Voelkel Joseph. "Factors Affecting the Setting Time and Compressive Strength of Alkali Activated Granulated Blast Furnace Slag." International Journal of Innovative Engineering and Technology 3. 10 (2014): 23-28. Web. £

Waldron, Ashley and Benjamin Varela. "Experimental Investigation of Micro-reinforced Alkali-activated Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag with Wollastonite." International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology 3. 13 (2014): 82-88. Web. *

Pablo, Santizo-Matheuatheu, Ashley Waldron, and Benjamin Varela. "Optimization of Alkali Activation of Ground Granulated Slag with Mining Tails." International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology 3. 13 (2014): 109-113. Web. *

Book Chapter

Provis, John, et al. "Durability Testing-physical Processes." Alkali Activated Materials: State of then Art report. Ed. John Provis and Jannie van Deventer. New York, NY: Springer, 2014. 277-308. Print. £

Published Conference Proceedings

Gonzalez, Valeria, Benjamin Varela, and Joseph Voelkel. "Analysis of Compressive Strength and Setting Time of Alkali Activated Slag Binders." Proceedings of the Non-Traditional Cement and Concrete V. Ed. Vlastimil Bilek and Zbynek Kersner. Brno, Czech Republic: Brno University of Technology, 2014. Print. *

Santizo-Matheu, Pablo, Ashley Waldron, and Benjamin Varela. "Optimization of Alkali Activation of Ground Granulated Slag with Mining Tails." Proceedings of the Non-Traditional Cement and Concrete V. Ed. Vlastimil Bilek and Zbynek Kersner. Brno, Czech Republic: Brno University of Technology, 2014. Print. *

Waldron, Ashley and Benjamin Varela. "Experimental Investigation of Micro-reinforced Alkali Activated Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag with Wollastonite." Proceedings of the Non-Traditional Cement and Concrete V. Ed. Vlastimil Bilek and Zbynek Kersner. Brno, Czech Republic: Brno University of Technology, 2014. Print. *

2013 Submissions

Journal Paper

Varela, B, et al. "Chemical Composition Correction of Aluminosilicate Materials to Enhance Their Conditions as Precursors for Alkaline Activation." Journal of Materials Science with Advanced Technology 7. 1 (2013): 17-33. Print. £

2011 Submissions

Published Review

Varela, Benjamin and Jeffrey W. Rogers. Rev. of Mechanical Response of Discontinuous Filament PVA Fiber Reinforced Geopolymers, ed. sujanto widjaja, dileep singh. 35th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites 23 Jan. 2011: 29-34. Print. *