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Special Issue "Modeling of Cementitious Materials and Structures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Senior Scientist, Institute of Construction and Building Materials, TU Darmstadt Franziska-Braun-Strasse 3, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany
Interests: sustainable construction and building materials; durability; reactive transport in porous materials; reaction thermodynamics and kinetics of materials; computational analysis; mathematical modeling; functional materials properties
The aim of this Special Issue is to publish papers that advance the field of cementitious materials and structures through the application of diverse mathematical modeling approaches. Proposed models should obtain new or enhanced insights into cementitious material behavior, preferably calibrated and/or validated with new or already published experimental data. The scope includes:
- Capabilities of mathematical modeling applied to cementitious materials from an engineering and scientific point of view;
- Predicting cementitious materials’ structure–property relationships;
- Fresh state rheology;
- Early-age hydration and hardening development;
- Long-term (aging) properties.
Cementitious materials and structures can be modeled using different schematization approaches. On one hand, embracing multi-scale heterogeneity effects in mass and heat reactive transport and mechanical phenomena in cementitious materials is only now beginning to be explored. Such a fundamental approach is likely to be a primary focus for the future, where a better understanding of the underlying physical and chemical phenomena could be ontained by considering the multi-scale porous and multi-component nature of concrete composites. On the other hand, homogenized materials models, mostly analytical and sometimes numerical, are being widely used by engineers, and are thus welcomed here as well.
Contributions are accepted in the form of research articles and critical reviews.
Dr. Neven Ukrainczyk
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Cement hydration
- Sustainable binders
- Chemical reaction kinetics
- Chemical reaction thermodynamics
- Reactive transport
- Degradation mechanisms
- Mechanical performance