Special Issue "Image Analysis and Processing for Cement-based Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2016).
Interests: Microstructure characterisation; Concrete petrography; Image analysis; Durability of concrete structures; Mass transport properties; Modelling properties from microstructure
I am delighted to announce the forthcoming Special Issue on “Image Analysis and Processing for Cement-Based Materials” in the journal Materials. Imaging techniques are increasingly being used to solve a variety of research questions in the field of cement-based materials. These techniques include optical and fluorescence microscopy, electron microscopy, X-ray microanalysis, computed tomography, confocal microscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, radiography, thermography, ultrasonic, radar, scanners, and high-speed imaging, and can offer a great deal of information at different length scales and resolutions. Their full potential is achieved when combined with image analysis, which allows one to capture, process, and extract meaningful quantitative data from images. The versatility of this approach is evident from its diverse range of application in cement and concrete research that include:
• Characterization of cements, additions, reaction products and aggregates;
• Analysis of pore structure, cracks, and interfaces;
• Understanding hydration reactions, mass transport phenomena, aging, and degradation mechanisms;
• Development of new materials, such as novel binders and admixtures;
• Identification of concrete constituents and mix proportion;
• Non-destructive detection of voids, defects, reinforcement, and other sub-surface features;
• Deformation and strain mapping;
• Screening for deleterious agents and contaminated materials;
• Assessment of deteriorated and damaged structures;
• Development of predictive modeling.
The aim of this Special Issue is to showcase the latest research and advances in this area, particularly on the development of image analysis and processing techniques, and applications to cement-based materials. Original research papers, state-of-the-art reviews, communications, and discussions are welcomed
Dr. Hong Wong
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- imaging techniques
- image analysis