Special Issue "Rheology of Reactive, Multiscale, Multiphase Construction Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2020.
Interests: cement-based composites; concrete-3D-printing; rheology; fiber and textile reinforcement; fracture mechanics
Interests: cement paste; concrete; hydration; rheology; processing; sustainability
Interests: multiscale modeling; modelling hydration and transport; sustainable binders; thermal energy storage; ultralight foams
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The processing of cement-based building materials is the technological core in the construction and maintenance of structures. Although formability in the fresh state offers almost unlimited possibilities for shaping the structures and the development of new construction techniques, today, only a little fraction of this enormous potential is used. To master rheology-based processes and develop novel and highly innovative construction technologies, further significant progress is needed in the widening and deepening of the scientific framework for the rheology of fresh concrete and related materials. This Special Issue invites original articles dedicated to the following topics: • Interactions of reactive (hydrating) particles on the microscale, including the quantification of influences (morphology, chemistry, temperature, time, etc.) and the modeling of particle interactions; • Strategies and concepts for the description of deformation and flow processes of fresh concrete based on microscale processes and taking into account mesoscopic processes (segregation, deaeration, fiber distribution, etc.); • Analysis of the relevant processing operations of fresh concrete (transport, casting, compaction, finishing, etc.) using scientific tools and methods of rheology; • Measurement methods for the detection of the fresh concrete behavior at different levels of consideration and for various claim scenarios; • Constitutive material relationships for fresh concrete to simulate the phases and actions of processing.
Prof. Viktor Mechtcherine
Dr.-Ing. Egor Secrieru
Prof. Dr. Eddie Koenders
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- Fresh concrete
- Measurement methods
- Interactions of reactive particles
- Constitutive material relationships