Special Issue "New Trends in Recycled Aggregate Concrete"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018) | Viewed by 27755
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Interests: eco-friendly construction materials; waste recycling and management; high performance concrete
Concrete is the most used manufactured material in the world and certainly one of most impacting ones on the environment. However, there is no envisaged alternative to this material within a developing world context. Therefore, there is a pressing need to promote the reduction of the environmental impacts of concrete, guaranteeing, at the same time, that its technological and economic advantages remain valid.
One of the ways to achieve this objective is by replacing part or all of the natural aggregates with alternatives resulting from recycled materials or various types of waste/by-products from several industries, including construction. Many of the consequences on the technical, economic and environmental performance of recycled aggregate concrete have been established by the very dynamic research on this subject. Nevertheless, there is both a lag between research and industry practical applications and a number of subjects that still need to be explored, which represent new trends in the search for sustainable recycled aggregate concrete.
This Special Issue is therefore dedicated to “New Trends in Recycled Aggregate Concrete” and it intends to welcome contributions on, but not limited to, the following subjects:
- Upscaling the use of recycled aggregate concrete in structural design;
- Large scale applications of recycled aggregate concrete;
- Long-term behaviour of recycled aggregate concrete;
- Performance of recycled aggregate concrete in very aggressive environments;
- Reliability of recycled aggregate concrete structures;
- Life cycle assessment of recycled aggregate concrete;
- Mesostructure analysis of recycled aggregate concrete.
Prof. Dr. Jorge de Brito
Prof. Dr. Chi Sun Poon
Dr. Baojian Zhan
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- recycled aggregates
- mix design
- structural concrete design
- environmental performance