Special Issue "Properties and Durability of Advanced Concrete and Novel Construction Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022.
Interests: construction materials; building physics; materials testing; materials processing
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Durability of building materials is a popular and crucial term meaning the ability for long time performance. In general it is the period of service life of a given material under specified conditions of the environment and construction assembly. Technically speaking there are no durable or not durable materials, there are only materials that under certain climatic conditions and interaction with other materials may last longer or shorter period of time. In respect to sustainability, the durability of construction products clearly refers to economic and environmental issues as limited service life increases the cost of constructions, leads to the production of undesired and often hazardous waste, negatively affects the energy performance of buildings, etc. Concrete and construction composites are worldwide the most often used materials in the construction sector whose development and exploration towards advanced and high-performance products is today very intensive especially with respect to application of novel types materials, such as nano-additives, nano-reinforcement, and active mineral admixtures. However, despite of high level of knowledge achieved in the design, development, and manufacturing of prospective, alternative, and multi-functional materials, there must be invested effort of finding high-performance, sustainable, and eco-efficient construction materials that can compete or even surpass traditional concrete and composites available today on construction market. Except the complete assessment of properties and behavior of these novel products, their durability with respect to their long time performance is of the particular performance. This Special Issue is therefore dedicated to recent research works aimed at the durability of building materials and components to contribute to the systematization and dissemination of knowledge related to the long-term performance and durability of construction, and simultaneously to show the most recent advances in this domain. The Special Issue will provide collection of new developments in the field of durability of advanced building materials, systems, and components, their characterization, service life prediction methodologies, and maintenance management. I believe, the Special Issue will be a resume of the current stage of knowledge for the benefits of professional colleagues, such as material engineers, designers, production engineers, etc.
Prof. Zbyšek Pavlík
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- Advanced concrete
- Novel Construction Composites
- Characterization and Assessment
- Long-term performance
- Service life prediction
- Salt attack
- Moisture induced damage
- Frost resistance
- Hygrothermal performance