Special Issue "Utilisation of By-Product Materials in Concrete"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 October 2015).
Interests: Concrete materials; Reinforced concrete structures; sustainable use of by-products in concrete; geopolymer concrete; durability of concrete
Various industrial by-products have been utilized as construction materials for decades. The proper use of by-products can enhance environmental-friendliness, durability, and cost effectiveness of construction. The recycling of resources is receiving more importance in recent years, more than ever before, in order to improve the sustainability of the construction sector. Therefore, the worldwide research activity in this area has also increased. This includes research on the use of recycled construction and demolition products, recycled tyre, fly ash, granulated slag, various mining by-products, by-product nano materials, fibres, etc., in concrete and geotechnical applications.
The main aim of this Special Issue is to cover the most recent developments in applications of by-product materials in concrete. This includes short- and long-term material behaviors, structural applications, design of materials and structures, and microstructural analysis.
In this Special Issue, I would like to invite authors to publish research articles or comprehensive reviews on the topic.
Dr. Prabir K. Sarker
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- Supplementary cementing materials such as fly ash, slags, silica fume
- Recycled aggregates
- Geopolymer concrete
- Concrete mix designs
- Durability of concrete
- Fibre reinforced concrete
- Reinforced concrete design
- Concrete admixtures