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Special Issue "Concrete 3D Printing and Digitally-Aided Fabrication"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
The concrete construction industry has improved its productivity for last 50 years. Nowadays, the development of computer-aided design tools along with the introduction of additive manufacturing in the construction industry have the ability to revolutionize the way we build construction. Those disruptive building methods require joint and multidisciplinary research development in terms of mix-design of printable materials, the definition of fresh state properties and rheological behaviour requirements, the structural and architectural designs of printed structures using topology optimization, and robotics innovation.
This Special Issue focuses on new additive manufacturing methods used for concrete: the extrusion-based method, particles-based methods, and others new techniques using shotcrete or digitally fabricated permeable formworks or fabrics. Paper topics can deal with many aspects related to the digital fabrication of concrete and cement-based materials: processing, case study, fresh state properties and rheological requirements, the mechanical behaviour of printed cement-based material, the structural design of printed parts and structures, and environmental and economic impacts.
This Special Issue is expected to provide a collection of articles showing an overview of recent advances in the field of concrete 3D printing and drawing future perspectives for these new revolutionizing methods.
Prof. Dr. Arnaud Perrot
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- 3D printing
- additive manufacturing
- cement-based materials
- computer-aided methods
- particle-bed injetcion
- structural design
- topology optimization