Special Issue "Analysis and Design for Sustainable and Durable Structural Concrete in Infrastructures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 925
Interests: self-healing concrete; structural behaviour versus sustainability and durability aspects; high-performance concrete; innovative materials for a lower carbon footprint
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Interests: analysis and design of steel domes; finite element analysis of structural elements; analysis and design of concrete ground supported slabs; polyhedric space structures using reciprocally supported elements
Structural reinforced concrete is commonly used in infrastructure such as concrete pavements, bridges, abutments, etc. The addition of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fibres, polypropylene (PP) fibres, or hybrid fibres to concrete would improve the structural behaviour and sustainability of the infrastructure. PVA fibres may contribute to the self-healing of concrete, and both PVA and PP would improve the structural behaviour and ductility of reinforced concrete beams and slabs.
Experimental work may be carried out on fibrous reinforced concrete slabs and beams to assess the different types and quantity of fibres on their structural behaviour and durability.
Empirical design and rational equations based on international design codes may be developed to predict the deflection of slabs and the shear behaviour of beams, taking into consideration the effect of hybrid fibres for predicting deflection/shear strength in a simple and accurate way.
A time-dependent finite element analysis may be carried out to simulate the inclusion of PVA/PP fibres into concrete elements and to monitor the progressive cracking/closing of cracks with time, based on the type/percentage of the added fibres and wetting/drying due to environmental conditions.
Dr. Ibrahim G. Shaaban
Prof. Dr. Joe Rizzuto
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- simulation of PVA fibres in finite element analysis
- shear behaviour
- hybrid polyproplyene and PVA fibres
- design consideration for durability
- rational analysis and design of fibrous concrete
- sustainable infrastructure
- self-healing concrete using PVA fibres