Luping Tang

Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Luping Tang is a Professor at the Division of Building Technology, and supervises the research group Building Materials, at Chalmers. As a Professor of Building Materials at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, he focuses his research on cementitious materials and products, with a focus on durability of materials. The goal is to create knowledge, methods and models for material manufacturers, construction engineers and managers who can design, build and manage expensive buildings and infrastructure to maintain the desired functionality during the designed lifetime. Tang's method Rapid Chloride Migration (RCM) has received worldwide use.

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Projects

2017–2019

Structural optimization and property control of concrete composites by novel two-dimension nanomaterials at multi-scales

Luping Tang Building Technology
The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)

2017–2019

Rechargeable cement-based concrete batteries

Luping Tang Building Technology
Swedish Energy Agency

2016–2017

Grafenförstärkta betongpålar - industrialisering av funktionaliserad grafen i betong

Johan Liu Electronics Material and Systems
Luping Tang Building Technology
VINNOVA

2012–2016

Development of sustainable electrochemical corrosion protection systems for reinforced concrete structures (DOSECOPS)

Luping Tang Building Technology
Wei Liu Building Technology
Arezou Babaahmadi Building Technology
Emma Qingnan Zhang Building Technology
European Commission (FP7)

2015–2019

Graphene reinforced composite for asphalt pavements

Luping Tang Building Technology
Johan Liu Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory
Norwegian Public Roads Administration

2014–2016

SAFECEMENTA; 3D animation for promoting healthy workplaces in cement quarrying and production plants

Luping Tang Building Technology
European Commission (EC)

2012–2014

Kloridinträngning i betong i havsmiljö - Utvärdering efter 20 års exponering i Träslövsläge

Luping Tang Building Technology
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden

2015–2017

Funtionalized graphene reinforced cementitious materials for greener construction

Johan Liu Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory
Luping Tang Building Technology
Formas

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Publications

2017

Corrosion induced stress field and cracking time of reinforced concrete with initial defects: Analytical modeling and experimental investigation

Xiaogang Zhang, Minhui Li, Luping Tang et al
Corrosion Science. Vol. 120, p. 158-170
Journal article
2017

Performance of Concrete Subjected to Severe Multiple Actions of Composite Salts Solution under Wet-Dry Cycles and Flexural Loading in Lab

Y. J. Chen, J. M. Gao, Luping Tang et al
Journal Wuhan University of Technology, Materials Science Edition. Vol. 32 (4), p. 830-837
Journal article
2017

Influence of drying conditions on the contact-hardening behaviours of calcium silicate hydrate powder

Shuping Wang, Xiaoqin Peng, Zhilong Tao et al
Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 136, p. 465-473
Journal article
2016

Developing an engineering approach for migrating from prescriptive to performance-based specification for concrete

Sreejith Nanukuttan, P.A. Muhammed Basheer, W. John McCarter et al
RILEM Proceedings PRO 109: International RILEM Conference on Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering, Segment on Service Life of Cement-Based Materials and Structures. Vol. 1, p. 307-316
Paper in proceedings
2016

Predicting chloride induced depassiviation and minimum concrete cover with different binders

Ingemar Lövgren, Luping Tang, Oskar Esping et al
Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016 - Segment on Service Life. 1. Vol. 1, p. 155-164
Paper in proceedings
2016

Resistance of concrete against combined attack of chloride and sulfate under drying-wetting cycles

Y. J. Chen, J. M. Gao, Luping Tang et al
Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 106, p. 650-658
Journal article
2016

Carbon fiber as anode material for cathodic prevention in cementitious materials

Emma Qingnan Zhang, Luping Tang, Thomas Zack
5th International Conference on Durability of Concrete Structures, p. 300-308
Paper in proceedings
2016

Development of an electro-chemical accelerated ageing method for leaching of calcium from cementitious materials

Arezou Babaahmadi, Luping Tang, Zareen Abbas et al
Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions. Vol. 49 (1-2), p. 705-718
Journal article
2015

Physical and Mechanical Properties of Cementitious Specimens Exposed to an Electrochemically Derived Accelerated Leaching of Calcium

Arezou Babaahmadi, Luping Tang, Zareen Abbas et al
International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials. Vol. 9 (3), p. 295-306
Journal article
2015

Pb2+ adsorption by calcium silicate hydrate synthesized from steel slag

Shuping Wang, Xiaoqin Peng, Luping Tang
Nordic Concrete Research. Vol. 52, p. 77-92
Journal article
2015

The performance of concrete exposed to marine environments: Predictive modelling and use of laboratory/on site test methods

S. V. Nanukuttan, P. A. M. Basheer, W. J. McCarter et al
Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 93, p. 831-840
Journal article
2015

Corrosion initiation in cracked fibre reinforced concrete: Influence of crack width, fibre type and loading conditions

Carlos Gil Berrocal, Ingemar Lövgren, Karin Lundgren et al
Corrosion Science. Vol. 98, p. 128-139
Journal article
2015

Carbon fibre mesh as anode for corrosion free reinforced concrete

Emma Qingnan Zhang, Luping Tang
Licentiate thesis
2015

Corrosion initiation in cracked fibre reinforced concrete: Influence of crack width, fibre type and loading conditions

Carlos Gil Berrocal, Ingemar Lövgren, Karin Lundgren et al
Corrosion Science. Vol. 98, p. 128-139
Journal article
2015

The influence of reinforcement steel surface condition on initiation of chloride induced corrosion

Dimitrios Boubitsas, Luping Tang
Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions. Vol. 48 (8), p. 2641-2658
Journal article
2015

Durability and service life prediction of reinforced concrete structures

Luping Tang, Peter Utgenannt, Dimitrios Boubitsas
Kuei Suan Jen Hsueh Pao/ Journal of the Chinese Ceramic Society. Vol. 43 (10), p. 1408-1419
Journal article
2015

Polarization induced deterioration of reinforced concrete with CFRP anode

J. H. Zhu, L. Wei, M. Zhu et al
Materials. Vol. 8 (7), p. 4316-4331
Journal article
2015

Alkali-activated slag foamed concrete with lightweight glass aggregates

Shuping Wang, Helen Jansson, Luping Tang et al
Paper in proceedings
2015

Parameters influencing the initial setting time of alkali-activated ground granulated blastfurnace slag materials

Helen Jansson, Luping Tang
Nordic Concrete Research. Vol. 52, p. 63-76
Journal article
2015

Time-dependent Probability Assessment for Chloride Induced Corrosion of RC Structures Using the Third-Moment Method

Xiaogang Zhang, Jiao Wang, Yangang Zhao et al
Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 76, p. 232-244
Journal article
2014

High-strength lightweight blocks prepared from the by-product of aluminium removed from fly ash

Shuping Wang, Xiaoqin Peng, Cong Lan et al
Proceedings of International Symposium on Eco-Crete – Environmentally Friendly Concrete, 13 - 15 August 2014, Reykjavik Iceland, p. 29-36
Paper in proceedings
2014

The Influence of Silica Species Configuration on the Hydration of Alkali-Activated Ground Granulated Blast-Furnace Slag

Helen Jansson, D. Bernin, Kerstin Ramser et al
RILEM Proceedings: 2nd International Conference on Advances in Chemically-Activated Materials (CAM-China). Vol. 92, p. 309-318
Paper in proceedings
2014

Chloride ingress in concrete – Results from over 20 years’ field exposure in Swedish marine environment

Luping Tang, Dimitrios Boubitsas, Peter Utgenannt
Proceedings of XXII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium, 13 - 15 August 2014, Reykjavik Iceland, p. 377-380
Paper in proceedings
2014

Pre-Study of Graphene-Enhanced Cementitious Materials

Luping Tang, Johan Liu, Nan Wang et al
Report
2014

The Initial Setting Time of Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag GGBS and Its Relation to the Modulus of the Alkali-Activating Solution

Helen Jansson, Luping Tang
Proceedings of XXII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium, 13 - 15 August 2014, Reykjavik Iceland, p. 255-258
Paper in proceedings
2014

Influence of inorganic admixtures on the 11 angstrom-tobermorite formation prepared from steel slags: XRD and FTIR analysis

Shuping Wang, Xiaoqin Peng, Luping Tang et al
Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 60, p. 42-47
Journal article
2014

Mineralogical, Physical and Chemical Characterization of Cementitious Materials Subjected to Accelerated Decalcification by an Electro-Chemical Method

Arezou Babaahmadi, Luping Tang, Zareen Abbas
Nordic Concrete Research. Vol. 1/2014 (49), p. 181-198
Journal article
2014

Chloride Penetration Resistance of Calcium Depleted Concrete Specimens

Arezou Babaahmadi, Luping Tang, Zareen Abbas
Proceedings of XXII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium, 13 - 15 August 2014, Reykjavik Iceland, p. 487-490
Paper in proceedings
2014

A Novel Anode Material for Cathodic Prevention of Steel Reinforced Concrete Structures with Hybrid Functions

Emma Qingnan Zhang, Luping Tang
Proceedings of XXII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium, 13 - 15 August 2014, Reykjavik Iceland, p. 435-438
Paper in proceedings
2014

The Initial Setting Time of Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag GGBS and Its Relation to the Modulus of the Alkali-Activating Solution

Helen Jansson, Diana Bernin, Kerstin Ramser et al
2nd International conference on Advances in chemically-activated materials (CAM'2014), RILEM Proceedings. Vol. 92, p. 309-318
Paper in proceedings
2014

Estimation of chloride threshold values after 20 years’ field exposure in Swedish marine environment

Dimitrios Boubitsas, Luping Tang, Peter Utgenannt
Proceedings of XXII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium, 13 - 15 August 2014, Reykjavik Iceland, p. 361-364
Paper in proceedings
2013

Validation of models for prediction of chloride ingress in concrete exposed in de-icing salt road environment

Luping Tang, Anders Lindvall
International Journal of Structural Engineering. Vol. 4 (1/2), p. 86-99
Journal article
2013

An approach for measurement of chloride threshold

Dimitrios Boubitsas, Luping Tang
International Journal of Structural Engineering. Vol. 4 (1/2), p. 24-34
Journal article
2013

Electrochemical migration technique to accelerate ageing of cementitious materials

Arezou Babaahmadi, Luping Tang, Zareen Abbas
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. 56, p. Article No 04002 -
Paper in proceedings
2013

Chloride profiles along the concrete-steel interface

Nelson Dias Ferreira Da Silva, Luping Tang, Jan Erik Lindqvist et al
International Journal of Structural Engineering. Vol. 4 (1/2), p. 100-112
Journal article
2012

Covercrete with hybrid functions – A novel approach to durable reinforced concrete structures

Luping Tang, Emma Qingnan Zhang, Ying Fu et al
Materials and Corrosion - Werkstoffe und Korrosion. Vol. 63 (12), p. 1119-1126
Journal article
2012

The introduction of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for predicting the state of health

Colleen Green, Sreejith Nanukuttan, Mohammed Basheer et al
Paper in proceedings
2012

Critical Conditions for Depassivation of Steel in Concrete: Interface Chloride Profiles and Steel Surface Condition

Nelson Dias Ferreira Da Silva, Dimitrios Boubitsas, Luping Tang et al
Nordic Concrete Research. Vol. 45, p. 111-123
Magazine article
2012

Ageing process of cementitious materials: Ion transport and diffusion coefficient

Arezou Babaahmadi, Luping Tang, Zareen Abbas
Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2012, p. 369-374
Paper in proceedings
2012

Application of LA-ICP-MS for meso-scale chloride profiling in concrete

Nelson Dias Ferreira Da Silva, Luping Tang, Sebastien Rauch
Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions (8), p. 1369-1381
Journal article
2011

Chloride analysis in concrete by LA-ICP-MS

Nelson Dias Ferreira Da Silva, Luping Tang, Sebastien Rauch
Advances in Construction Materials through Science and Engineering. Vol. RILEM PRO 79, p. 137-
Paper in proceedings
2011

Ageing of cementitious materials for storage of nuclear waste

Arezou Babaahmadi, Luping Tang, Zareen Abbas et al
Nordic Concrete Research. Vol. Publication No. 43, p. 429-432
Paper in proceedings
2011

Validation of models for assessment of durability of concrete structures exposed in chloride environments

Luping Tang
Advances in Construction Materials through Science and Engineering. Vol. RILEM PRO 79, p. 108-
Paper in proceedings
2011

Resistance of Concrete to Chloride Ingress – Testing and Modelling

Luping Tang, Lars-Olof Nilsson, P.A. Muhammed Basheer
Book
2011

Critical Conditions for Depassivation of Steel in Concrete: Interface Chloride Profiles

Nelson Dias Ferreira Da Silva, Luping Tang, Jan Erik Lindqvist et al
Nordic Concrete Research. Vol. Publication No. 43, p. 115-118
Paper in proceedings
2011

Freeze/Thaw durability of concrete with fly ash

ANNA KNUTSSON, Luping Tang, Anders Lindvall
Nordic Concrete Research. Vol. Publication No. 43, p. 141-144
Paper in proceedings
2011

A study of the accelerated ageing process of cementitious materials

Arezou Babaahmadi, Luping Tang, Zareen Abbas
Advances in Construction Materials through Science and Engineering. Vol. RILEM PRO 79, p. 93-
Paper in proceedings
2011

Electrochemical leaching of cementitious materials: an experimental and theoretical study

Peter Cronstrand, Arezou Babaahmadi, Luping Tang et al
Procedings of the 1st International Symposium on Cement-Based Materials for Nuclear Wastes, NUMCEM 2011. Vol. Session 3 (Paper O344), p. 15-
Paper in proceedings
2010

An approach for measurement of chloride threshold values

Dimitrios Boubitsas, Luping Tang
Advances in Concrete Structural Durability, ed by H. Yokota, T. Sugiyama and T Ueda, Hokkaido University Press, Sapporo, Japan, p. 233-242
Paper in proceedings
2010

Validation of models for assessment of durability of concrete structures exposed in the chloride road environment

Luping Tang, Anders Lindvall
Advances in Concrete Structural Durability, ed by H. Yokota, T. Sugiyama and T. Ueda, Hokkaido University Press, p. 293-302
Paper in proceedings
2010

Use of performance specification and predictive model for concretes exposed to a marine environment

Sree Nanukuttan, P.A. Muhammed Basheer, N. Holmes et al
Structural Faults and Repair Conference 2010, 15-17 June 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland. Vol. CDROM, p. 12-
Paper in proceedings
2010

CHLORIDE CONTENTS AT THE CONCRETE-STEEL INTERFACE

Nelson Dias Ferreira Da Silva, Luping Tang, Jan Erik Lindqvist et al
Advances in Concrete Strutural Durability - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Durability of Concrete Structures ICDCS2010, 24-26 November 2010, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, edited by Hiroshi Yokota, Takafumi Sugiyama and Tamon Ueda, Hokkaido University Press, p. 275-284
Paper in proceedings
2010

Methodology for designing structures to withstand extreme environments: Performance based specifications

Sree Nanukuttan, N. Holmes, S Srinivasan et al
Research in Ireland, BCRI 2010, 2-3 Sept 2010, Cork, Ireland, p. 663-670
Paper in proceedings
2010

Some Questions in Modelling of Service Life of Concrete Structures with Regard to Frost Attack

Luping Tang
Proceedings from a Nordic Miniseminar "Freeze-Thaw Testing of Concrete - Input to Revision of CEN Test methods". Vol. Vedbaek, 4-5 March 2010 (Nordic Concrete Federation), p. 61-74
Paper in proceedings
2009

Resources for the city: sustainable use of bedrock resources for concrete production with examples from Sweden

Björn Schouenborg, Luping Tang, Urban Åkesson
Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publication. Vol. Engineering Geology Special Publications 22 (DOI: 10.1144/EGSP22.20), p. 257-263
Journal article
2009

A critical review of proportioning techniques for self-compacting concrete

Luping Tang, Björn Schouenborg
Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Design, Performance and Use of Self Consolidating Concrete, Beijing, China, June 5-8, 2009 (RILEM PRO 65), p. 135-144
Paper in proceedings
2009

A field study of critical chloride content in reinforced concrete with blended binder

Luping Tang, Peter Utgenannt
Materials and Corrosion. Vol. 60 (8), p. 617-622
Journal article
2009

Modelling of service life for a concrete structure exposed to seawater for 30 years

Luping Tang, Manouchehr Hassanzade
Proceedings of International RILEM Conference on Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning, Haifa, Israel, 5-7 Sept. 2009 (RILEM PRO 66), p. 155-163
Paper in proceedings
2008

Non-destructive assessment of corrosion conditions of steel in reinforced concrete structures using a rapid technique

Luping Tang
RILEM Proceedings PRO 59 on Site Assessment of Concrete, Masonry and Timber Structures, p. 35-43
Paper in proceedings
2008

The effects of mineral additions on chloride penetration into concrete under the frost action

Bo Li, Luping Tang
Proceedings of IALCCE08 - First International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, p. 189-194
Paper in proceedings
2008

Applications of a rapid non-destructive technique in assessment of corrosion conditions of steel in reinforced concrete structures

Luping Tang
Advances in Concrete Structural Durability – Proceedings of the International Conference on Durability of Concrete Structures”, ed W.-J. Jin, T. Ueda & P.A.M. Basheer, Hongzhou University Press, 2008, p. 1014-1020
Paper in proceedings
2008

Engineering expression of the ClinConc model for prediction of free and total chloride

Luping Tang
Cement and Concrete Research. Vol. 38 (8-9), p. 1092-1097
Journal article
2008

Chloride ingress and corrosion from the Swedish field exposures under the marine environment

Luping Tang, Peter Utgenannt
Proceedings from a Nordic Miniseminar "Nordic Exposure Sites - Input to revision of EN206-1", 12-14 Nov., 2008, Hirtshals, published by the Nordic Concrete Federation, p. 95-118
Paper in proceedings
2007

Chloride ingress in portland cement concrete under frost action

Bo Li, Luping Tang
“5th International Essen Workshop - Transport in Concrete - Nanostructure and Macrostructure”, Essen, June 2007, ed. M J Setzser, Aedificatio Publishers, p. 251-261
Paper in proceedings
2007

Chloride induced corrosion of steel in concrete exposed in a marine environment

Luping Tang, Peter Utgenannt
Proceedings of International RILEM Workshop on Integrated Service Life Modelling of Concrete Structures. Vol. RILEM PRO 56, p. 379-386
Paper in proceedings
2007

A comparison of two methods for testing the resistance of fresh scc to segregation

Luping Tang, at et
Proceedings of the 5th International RILEM Symposium on Self-Compacting Concrete – SCC2007, Ghent, Sept. 2007, RILEM PRO 54, p. 111-116
Paper in proceedings
2007

Chloride penetration in concrete exposed under different temperatures

Bo Li, Luping Tang
Proceedings of International RILEM Workshop on Integrated Service Life Modelling of Concrete Structures. Vol. RILEM PRO 56, p. 31-38
Paper in proceedings
2007

A study of proportioning techniques for SCC with crushed aggregate

Luping Tang, al et
Proceedings of the 5th International RILEM Symposium on Self-Compacting Concrete – SCC2007, Ghent, Sept. 2007, RILEM PRO 54 (117-122)
Paper in proceedings
2007

Verification of a rapid technique for corrosion measurement using reinforced concrete slabs after long-term field exposure

Luping Tang, Peter Utgenannt
Concrete Platform 2007, Proceedings of an International Conference, Belfast, April 2007, p. 219-228
Paper in proceedings
2007

Evaluation of different laboratory methods for testing resistance of concrete to chloride ingress

Luping Tang, P.A.M. Basheer
Concrete Platform 2007, Proceedings of an International Conference, Belfast, April 2007, p. 209-218
Paper in proceedings
2007

On the mathematics of time-dependent apparent chloride diffusion coefficient in concrete

Luping Tang, Joost Gulikers
Cement and Concrete Research. Vol. 37 (4), p. 589-595
Journal article
2006

A rapid technique for detecting corrosion of steel in reinforced concrete

Luping Tang
International conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR), 21-23 November 2005, Cape Town, p. 141-142
Journal article
2006

Probablistic service life design for concrete structures in marine and road environments

Anders Lindvall, Luping Tang
European Symposium on Service Life and Serviceability of Concrete Structures, ESCS-2006, p. 220-226
Paper in proceedings
2006

Chloride-induced corrosion of reinforcement in concrete – Verification of a non-destructive measurement technique

Luping Tang, Peter Utgenannt
Bygg & teknik. Vol. 07 (2006), p. 32-34
Magazine article
2006

A Procedure for Verification of Models used to predict Chloride Ingress into Concrete

Anders Lindvall, Luping Tang
2nd fib Congress June 5-8, 2006 - Naples, Italy. Vol. 2, p. 454-455
Paper in proceedings
2006

A Rapid Technique Using Handheld Instrument for Mapping Corrosion of Steel in Reinforced Concrete

Luping Tang, Ying Fu
International Journal for Restoration of Buildings and Monuments / Internationale Zeitschrift für Bauinstandsetzen. Vol. 12 (5/6), p. 387-400
Journal article
2006

Durability of Concrete in Marine Environment - Over 10 Years' Traceable Evaluation of Chloride Ingress

Luping Tang, Anders Lindvall
2nd fib Congress June 5-8, 2006 - Naples, Italy. Vol. 2, p. 476-477
Paper in proceedings
2006

Prediction of Chloride Ingress into Concrete - Verifications from the Field Exposure

Luping Tang, Anders Lindvall
European Symposium on Service Life and Serviceabiliy of Concrete Structures, p. 68-73
Paper in proceedings
2006

Assessment of reinforcement corrosion in a concrete highway tunnel

Luping Tang, Bo Malmberg
International conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR), 21-23 November 2005, Cape Town, p. 153-154
Journal article