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Special Issue "Assessment of High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Properties"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Fiber-reinforced concrete mainly uses fiber to improve the properties of reinforced concrete, such as tensile strength, deformability, and dynamic load resistance. In order to reduce cracks in concrete (due to shrinkage or autogenous shrinkage) and to increase tensile ductility and fire resistance, many different types of fibers have been developed for the market and have been widely used in various construction projects. Many scholars have developed a blend of different types of fibers to obtain better concrete engineering properties, such as enhanced toughness, as well as to solve problems caused by the high fiber content of traditional fiber concrete. For example, the amount of added fiber can be varied to optimize the bond relationship between the paste and the fiber, such that it can exhibit steel-like strain-hardening behavior when subjected to direct tension. This cementitious composite, with tensile strain hardening, is called high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (HPFRC).
This Special Issue of Applied Sciences, “Assessment of High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Properties”, is intended for a wide and interdisciplinary audience, and covers recent advances in:
- Innovative concepts to improve the mechanical properties of HPFRC;
- Developments of new fiber technology to improve the performance of HPFRC;
- Engineering applications of HPFRC;
- Reduction of the negative impact of fiber on certain properties of concrete;
- Mix design of HPFRC;
- Bond behavior of HPFRC;
- Thermal properties and fire behavior of HPFRC;
- Durability of HPFRC.
For this Special Issue, authoritative review articles and original research papers on HPFRC regarding the latest findings related to material properties and structural implications of civil and architectural applications are welcome.
Prof. Chao-Wei Tang
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- mix design
- crack formation and propagation
- fracture energy
- compressive strength
- modulus of elasticity
- stress–strain behavior
- tensile strength
- flexural strength
- drying shrinkage
- electrical resistance
- fire behavior
- chloride migration resistance