Special Issue "Smart and Innovative Building Materials for Civil and Military Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: fibrous materials; nanofibers; smart composites; green composites; natural fibers
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2. Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability (CERIS), University of Lisbon, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: new building materials; cement-based materials; low-carbon cements; special concretes; sustainability; service life
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Research unit: Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE)
Interests: transportation geotechnics; transportation engineering; sustainability; ground improvement; data mining
The development of dual use solutions, for civil and military applications, is one of the main drivers for research on innovative and smart materials. In fact, with the increase of terrorist and pandemic phenomena over the last few decades, most of the solutions under development are thought to fit the requirements of both areas. Blast protection, CBRN protection, phase change materials, self-cleaning and self-healing materials, shape memory alloys, magneto- and electrorheological materials, piezoelectric materials, and thermochromic and electrocromic materials are just some examples of the topics being covered in this Special Issue. Additionally, it is intended that coverage also be focused on incremental innovations of traditional materials, such as ceramics, glass, timber, concrete, and polymers, aiming at new building materials with improved performance, durability, and sustainability. Nano-reinforced, ultra-lightweight, self-healing, ultrahigh-performance, low-carbon, translucent, and multifunctional cement/asphalt/polymer concrete (able to continually monitor, regulate, adapt, and repair itself) are some major examples of ongoing research on bounded-based materials that are within the scope of this Special Issue.
Prof. Raul Manuel Esteves de Sousa Fangueiro
Prof. José Alexandre de Brito Aleixo Bogas
Prof. António Gomes Correia
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- Building materials
- Smart materials
- Innovative materials
- Multifunctional materials
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: The Usage of Recycled Carbon Fibers in Reinforcing Glued Laminated Timber Construction Elements
Authors: Klaudia Śliwa-Wieczorek 1,*; Justyna Jaskowska-Lemańska 2,*
1 Cracow University of Technology
2 AGH University of Science and Technology
Title: Advanced Coatings of Polyureas for Building Blast Protection: Physical, Chemical, Thermal and Mechanical Characterization
Authors: Fernando Leite 1; Carlos Mota 1,*; João Bessa 1; Fernando Cunha 1; Raul Fangueiro 1,2; Gabriel Gomes 3; José Mingote 3
1 Centre for Textile Science and Technology, School of Engineering, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
3 NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE), 28240, Hoyo de Manzanares, Madrid, Spain