Special Issue "Advanced Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020
It is possible to improve the inherent brittleness and crack control ability of normal concrete by incorporating discrete fibers into concrete. Fiber-reinforced concrete is recognized as a high-performance construction material because of its high toughness levels under compressive and tensile loads. Therefore, it is widely used in high-rise buildings, tunnels, bridges, and pre-cast structures. Societal demands have increased the need for advanced fiber-reinforced concrete composites with ultra-high performance or multifunctionality, such as self-healing, self-sensing, self-cleaning, and self-regulating.
This Special Issue focuses on the emerging concepts that allow the design of new or improved fiber-reinforced concrete composites, as well as on the characterization of the properties of advanced fiber-reinforced concrete composites.
Authoritative review articles and original research papers describing recent findings in the field of advanced fiber-reinforced concrete composite are expected to cover a range of topics.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Advanced fiber-reinforced concrete composites
- Multifunctional fiber-reinforced concrete composites
- Ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concretes
- Advanced fiber-reinforced cement-free composites
- Nano-fiber-reinforced concrete composites
- Characterization of properties
- Strain-hardening behavior
- Multiple microcracks
- Fiber-bridging behavior
- Structural application of advanced fiber-reinfoced concrete composites
I hope that new ideas will promote the fast development of the exciting area of advanced fiber-reinforced concrete composites. I invite you to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting papers on your best research activities.
Prof. Dr. Bang Yeon Lee
Manuscript Submission Information
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- advanced fiber-reinfoced concrete composite
- multifunctional fiber-reinfoced concrete composite
- micromechanical characterization of composites
- structural application of advanced fiber-reinfoced concrete composite
- nano-fiber-reinfoced concrete composite