Construction Materials: Performance Analysis and Assessment

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 943

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Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica, UPO4Sustainability Center, Università del Piemonte Orientale, 15121 Alessandria, Italy
Interests: cements; sustainable cement production; low temperature clinkers; reduced clinker factor; circular utilization of concrete; materials engineering
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Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue is a scholarly endeavor aimed at enticing researchers and scientists to contribute their expertise to the field. It undertakes a comprehensive examination of the critical area concerning the evaluation of materials within the construction environment and investigates cutting-edge techniques, methodologies and analysis for rigorously assessing the performance attributes of construction materials, such as cement, concrete and composites. Emphasis is placed on ensuring the enduring reliability, structural integrity, durability and ecological sustainability of these materials.

Articles featured in this Special Issue delve into innovative approaches that facilitate the real-time monitoring and in-depth analysis of material behavior, particularly under varying environmental conditions, dynamic structural loads and long-term aging processes. Authors are encouraged to explore the development of predictive models and emerging technologies designed to revolutionize the way we assess and understand construction materials. By advancing our knowledge and insights in this field, this Special Issue intends to elevate the standards of material performance evaluation, promote sustainable construction practices and support the judicious selection of materials for infrastructure projects.

Dr. Geo Paul
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • construction materials (cement and concrete)
  • supplementary cementitious materials
  • reduced clinker factor
  • performance analysis
  • durability
  • structural assessment
  • sustainability
  • predictive modeling
  • material behavior
  • environmental impact

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Experimental Research on the Performance Characteristics of Grouting Slurry in a High-Ground-Temperature Environment
by Yangkang Yang, Jiandong Niu, Yong Sun, Jianxin Liu and Liangliang Qiu
Buildings 2023, 13(12), 3005; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings13123005 - 1 Dec 2023
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Grouting materials with good thermal insulation and reinforcement properties are the key factors in solving the temperature control problems of high geothermal tunnels using curtain grouting, as the existing grouting materials are unable to take into account the working performance and thermal insulation [...] Read more.
Grouting materials with good thermal insulation and reinforcement properties are the key factors in solving the temperature control problems of high geothermal tunnels using curtain grouting, as the existing grouting materials are unable to take into account the working performance and thermal insulation properties of high-temperature environments. In view of the above problems, this paper configures a high geothermal tunnel red-mud-based grouting material (RMGS) using red mud, carries out tests on the working performance (viscosity, setting time, and compressive strength) and thermal insulation performance (thermal conductivity and specific heat capacity) of the grouting materials at different temperatures (20, 40, 60, and 80 °C), and analyses the variation rules and micro-mechanisms of the various properties at different temperatures. The results show that the increase in temperature will accelerate the viscosity development and condensation of the grouting material and will also lead to the acceleration of the attenuation of the thermal conductivity of the three types of grouting material and the reduction in specific heat capacity. In addition, the appropriate temperature can improve the compressive strength of the material. The increase in temperature will accelerate the hydration reaction speed of the grouting material and will also lead to the development of the internal pore space of the material, which affects the macroscopic properties of the material and is the reason for the effect of the temperature on the performance of the grouting material. In terms of application, the cement slurry is suitable for grouting in a static water environment, the cement–water glass bi-liquid slurry is suitable for grouting in a dynamic water environment, and the RMGS is suitable for grouting in a high-ground-temperature environment. Full article
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