Special Issue "Concrete and Construction Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020
Although concrete is one of the most ancient materials (there are still-well preserved roman concrete constructions), the joint effort of many researchers active in different fields, such as chemistry, mechanics, and material sciences, has allowed us to dramatically improve its characteristics (e.g., strength, mechanical and chemical durability, abrasion resistance, volume stability, workability) and to overcome its drawbacks (e.g., brittleness, environmental sustainability) in the last few decades.
Nowadays, “new concretes” can be designed or tailored to different requirements by controlling their microstructure and the overall performance of reinforced concrete (RC) structures can be greatly improved with the use of ad-hoc materials/solutions (i.e., fiber reinforced polymers—FRP, pre-installed/post-installed connections, etc.) in terms of durability and safety.
These new materials are extending the frontiers of the design and construction of outstanding structures and allow significant improvements in the environmental impact of concrete production. Nevertheless, all the material properties as related to their durability, mechanical, and long-term behavior should be known for every application.
This Special Issue focuses on the development of new concretes, the study of their properties and features, and the different types of connections they are suitable for (e.g., pre-installed and post-installed).
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- High-performance/fiber-reinforced concretes;
- Self-compacting concretes;
- Green concretes (with proper cement replacements);
- Self-healing concretes;
- Special concrete reinforcements (i.e., CFRP, GFRP, etc.);
- Special concrete connections (i.e., pre-installed and post-installed connections);
- Concrete bonds.
Prof. Dr. Sara Cattaneo
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- high-performance concrete
- green concretes
- self-healing concrete