Special Issue "Construction Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2014)
Dr. En-Hua Yang
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798
Phone: +65 6790 5291
Fax: +65 6791 0676
Construction materials are the most used materials in human history. They represent an enormous investment of raw materials, energy, and capital, and result in significant environmental burdens and social costs. Innovative technologies have been developed continuously to improve the chemical, physical, and mechanical properties, durability, and sustainability of construction materials. Recently, smart construction materials with special functionalities such as self-sensing and self-healing have drawn great attention and interest to the community. This special issue of Materials invites original research articles and comprehensive reviews on advances in construction materials which include, but are not limited to: cement, concrete, cement-based composites, additives, bricks, steel, timber, glass, and polymers.
Dr. En-Hua Yang
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Article: Mechanical and Microstructural Evaluations of Lightweight Aggregate Geopolymer Concrete before and after Exposed to Elevated Temperatures
Materials 2013, 6(10), 4450-4461; doi:10.3390/ma6104450
Received: 5 September 2013; in revised form: 22 September 2013 / Accepted: 25 September 2013 / Published: 9 October 2013| Download PDF Full-text (594 KB)
Article: Form-Stable Phase Change Materials Based on Eutectic Mixture of Tetradecanol and Fatty Acids for Building Energy Storage: Preparation and Performance Analysis
Materials 2013, 6(10), 4758-4775; doi:10.3390/ma6104758
Received: 6 September 2013; in revised form: 15 October 2013 / Accepted: 16 October 2013 / Published: 22 October 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1333 KB)
Materials 2013, 6(11), 5314-5334; doi:10.3390/ma6115314
Received: 22 September 2013; in revised form: 3 November 2013 / Accepted: 13 November 2013 / Published: 19 November 2013| Download PDF Full-text (986 KB)
Materials 2013, 6(12), 5713-5725; doi:10.3390/ma6125713
Received: 22 October 2013; in revised form: 1 December 2013 / Accepted: 2 December 2013 / Published: 6 December 2013| Download PDF Full-text (834 KB)
Materials 2014, 7(1), 143-156; doi:10.3390/ma7010143
Received: 25 September 2013; in revised form: 6 December 2013 / Accepted: 23 December 2013 / Published: 27 December 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1200 KB)
Materials 2014, 7(1), 399-412; doi:10.3390/ma7010399
Received: 23 November 2013; in revised form: 31 December 2013 / Accepted: 7 January 2014 / Published: 14 January 2014| Download PDF Full-text (772 KB)
Article: Corrosion Resistance of Calcium Aluminate Cement Concrete Exposed to a Chloride Environment
Materials 2014, 7(2), 887-898; doi:10.3390/ma7020887
Received: 21 October 2013; in revised form: 20 January 2014 / Accepted: 24 January 2014 / Published: 28 January 2014| Download PDF Full-text (389 KB)
Article: Influence of Rapid Freeze-Thaw Cycling on the Mechanical Properties of Sustainable Strain-Hardening Cement Composite (2SHCC)
Materials 2014, 7(2), 1422-1440; doi:10.3390/ma7021422
Received: 27 November 2013; in revised form: 11 February 2014 / Accepted: 14 February 2014 / Published: 24 February 2014| Download PDF Full-text (748 KB)
Last update: 26 July 2013