Special Issue "High-Performance Concrete—Experimental Behavior and Structural Computational Modelling and Design"

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Rami Eid

Civil Engineering Department, SCE – Shamoon College of Engineering, Beer Sheva, Israel
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Interests: reinforced concrete, finite element modelling, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP), high-performance concrete (HPC), earthquake engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

High-performance concrete (HPC) refers generally to concrete with higher durability and structural properties compared to normal-strength concrete (NSC). The advantages of HPC for constructing buildings and bridges are many; however, the structural behaviour of HPC can be different from NSC. Thus, designing structural HPC elements is not a trivial matter and requires special knowledge and data that are not always available.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present the state-of-the-art research performed on the structural behaviour of HPC including experimental results, computational modelling, case studies, design aspects, and comprehensive review papers. This Special Issue will provide the engineering community with a collection of high-quality and peer-reviewed papers addressing different aspects of the structural behaviour of HPC.

Dr. Rami Eid
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • High-performance concrete (HPC)
  • High-strength concrete (HSC)
  • Ultra-high-strength concrete (UHSC)
  • Fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC)
  • Seismic behavior
  • Ductility
  • Structural/mechanical properties
  • Impact resistance
  • Tall buildings
  • Long-term behavior

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Research

Open AccessArticle
Shear Strength of Geopolymer Concrete Beams Using High Calcium Content Fly Ash in a Marine Environment
Received: 9 March 2019 / Revised: 12 April 2019 / Accepted: 18 April 2019 / Published: 23 April 2019
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This paper deals with the behavior of a geopolymer concrete beam (GCB) under shear load using high calcium content fly ash (FA). The effect of the marine environment on the shear strength of GCB was considered by curing the specimen in a sea [...] Read more.
This paper deals with the behavior of a geopolymer concrete beam (GCB) under shear load using high calcium content fly ash (FA). The effect of the marine environment on the shear strength of GCB was considered by curing the specimen in a sea splashing zone for 28 days. Destructive and non-destructive tests were carried out to determine the properties of geopolymer concrete in different curing environments. Geopolymer concretes cured at room temperature showed higher compressive strength, slightly lower porosity, and higher concrete resistivity than that of those cured in sea water. From the loading test of the GCB under shear load, there was no effect of a sea environment on the crack pattern and crack development of the beam. The shear strength of the GCB generally exceeded the predicted shear strength based on the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Code. Full article
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Evaluation of Concrete Strength Made with Recycled Aggregate
Received: 28 January 2019 / Revised: 11 February 2019 / Accepted: 24 February 2019 / Published: 1 March 2019
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The construction industry consumes enormous quantities of concrete, which subsequently produces large amount of material waste during production and demolishing. As a result, the colossal quantity of concrete rubble is disposed in landfills. This paper, therefore, evaluated the feasibility of reusing waste concrete [...] Read more.
The construction industry consumes enormous quantities of concrete, which subsequently produces large amount of material waste during production and demolishing. As a result, the colossal quantity of concrete rubble is disposed in landfills. This paper, therefore, evaluated the feasibility of reusing waste concrete as recycled aggregate (RA) to produce concrete. The replacement levels were 20, 50, and 80% RA of normal coarse aggregate. Micro silica (MS) and fly ash (FA) were used as cementitious replacement material, however, the water-to-binder ratio (w/b) was kept constant at 0.31. A total of 44 specimens were used to evaluate the fresh and hardened properties. Concrete with 80% RA showed good workability and mechanical properties. The compressive strength of the concrete with 80% RA was 60 MPa at 28 days and 77 MPa at 56 days. Rapid chloride penetration test (RCPT) was also conducted, where the concrete with 80% RA had the lowest permeability. Full article
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