Special Issue "Structural Concrete Material: New Trends for Eco-Efficiency and Performance"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Construction and Building Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Eduardo Júlio
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Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources, CERIS & Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: structural concrete; rehabilitation; sustainability; prefabrication; structural-health monitoring
Prof. Dr. Alexandre Bogas
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Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability (CERIS), University of Lisbon, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: new building materials; cement-based materials; low-carbon cements; special concretes; sustainability; service life
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Prof. Dr. Hugo Costa
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Department of Civil Engineering - Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra (Polytechnics of Coimbra), Rua Pedro Nunes, 3030-199 Coimbra, Portugal
Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability (CERIS), University of Lisbon, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: mix design of cementitious materials; mechanical, time dependent and durability behaviors of special concretes
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The fib Symposium 2021 will be held in Lisbon, from the 14th to the 16th of June 2021, gathering together professionals, researchers, and students from all over the world to discuss ‘Concrete Structures: New Trends for Eco-Efficiency and Performance.’

In recent years, structural concrete material has experienced significant advances, rising in response to more demanding requirements in terms of sustainability, durability, and strength. Extremely relevant developments have been achieved regarding constituents (cement, additions, admixtures, and aggregates), mixture design, and production techniques, giving rise to a broad set of new structural concretes, e.g., self-compacting, nanoreinforced, fibre-reinforced, light-weight, ultra-high performance, and sustainable (low-carbon, low-binder, incorporating recycled aggregates), among others.

The scope of this Special Issue covers the latest developments and new challenges in the following main domains: sustainable cementitious-based materials and alternative binders, including geopolymers, waste cements, alkali-activated cements, modified clinkers, and other emerging low-carbon cements; concrete durability and extended lifetime; advanced materials and special concretes; materials characterization.

This Special Issue will include outstanding research based on the best papers submitted to the fib Lisbon Symposium 2021 addressing the topic of structural concrete material: new trends for eco-efficiency and performance. We also welcome other high quality papers on this topic to be submitted to this Special Issue of the Materials journal.

Prof. Dr. Eduardo Júlio
Prof. Dr. Alexandre Bogas
Prof. Dr. Hugo Costa
Guest Editors

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.

Keywords

  • materials
  • structural concrete
  • eco-efficiency
  • performance

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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