Special Issue "Long-Term Behavior of Cementitious Materials and Reinforced Concrete Structures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Interests: concrete durability; concrete modeling; experimental micromechanics
Interests: structural concrete; durability; service life design; recycling and waste materials in concrete
Interests: concrete durability; transport processes; chemomechanical processes; pore-scale modeling and multiscale modeling
Concrete is a building material of choice for structures in aggressive environmental conditions. Structures that are expected to have a long service life, such as bridges, tunnels, and dams, nuclear power plants, and geological waste disposal facilities, have main components made of concrete. Furthermore, there is a pressing need for extending the service life of existing structures as a more sustainable option compared to buiding new structures. In order to ensure that these structures perform well, it is important to understand time-dependent changes in the material and its interaction with the environment. This is especially critical when new types of concrete, such as alkali-activated concrete, recycled aggregate concrete, or concrete based on suplementary cementitous materials, are considered for application.
This aim of this Special Issue is to cover recent research in time-dependent phenomena
(shrinkage, creep, fatigue), aging, and durability of cementitious materials and reinforced concrete structures, including their service life design. The focus is on measuring, modeling, and monitoring these processes on multiple length scales, ranging from the microscale (pore-scale) all the way up to the macroscale (structural element/structure scale). Transport processess, cracking, damage, reinforcement corrosion, and loss of serviceability are all topics of interest. Furthermore, contributions dealing with the long-term performance of new types of concrete on all length scales are especially encouraged.
With this Special Issue, it is our ambition to circulate the latest knowledge in the long-term performance of cementitious materials and reinforced concrete structures. Excellent contributions will form a basis for new research for both young researchers as well as leading experts in the field.
Assist. Prof. Branko Šavija
Assoc. Prof. Ivan Ignjatovic
Dr. Ravi A. Patel
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- Alkali–silica reaction
- Sulphate attack
- Calcium leaching
- Chloride ingress
- Reinforcement corrosion
- Service life design
- Transport processes
- Concrete cracking
- Serviceability limit state (SLS)