Special Issue "Research on Mechanical Properties of Cement-Based Composites"

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 November 2023) | Viewed by 259

Special Issue Editors

School of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Geography Science, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211, China
Interests: cement concrete; smart concrete; durability; thermoregulation cement-based materials
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School of Civil Engineering, Yancheng Institute of Technology, Yancheng, China
Interests: mechanical properties of concrete structures; assembly concrete structure; high performance bridge structures and materials; structural theory and digital construction; fracture behavior and durability of asphalt pavement
School of Mechanics and Civil Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China
Interests: nanotechnology and nanoengineering of construction materials; understanding the origin of macroscopic properties of disordered materials from atomic scale; developing machine learning models to predict the behavior of cement-based materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The steady advancement of human civilization is inseparable from the rapid development of the building industry, and cement-based materials are the most dominant construction materials across the world. In order to address the limited applications of ordinary cement-based materials due to poor toughness, high brittleness, and low tensile strength, cement-based composites such as fiber concrete and reinforced concrete have become a research hotspot in recent years.

The mechanical properties of composite materials largely determine their applications in construction projects; however, the addition of some additives may negatively affect the mechanical performance and rheology of the final material. To this end, we aim to collect the latest research on cement-based composites, explore new chemical and mineral additives to modify cement and expand the production and application of such materials.

Since cement-based materials are usually used in complex environments (freeze-thaw cycles, high temperature shock, chemical corrosion, etc.), durability is considered an important performance indicator in practical engineering. In addition to focusing on the practicality of building materials, it should also ensure its sustainability, maintain human health and protect the environment. Therefore, the durability of concrete and ecological cement are the highlighted topics in this issue.

This Special Issue welcomes original research articles and reviews, and the research areas may include but are not limited to the following:

  • ecological cement;
  • functional cement;
  • ultra-high-performance concrete;
  • durability of concrete;
  • CO2-cured concrete;
  • reinforced concrete;
  • fiber concrete.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Hui Wang
Dr. Feiting Shi
Dr. Tao Du
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 2600 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.


  • cement-based composites
  • mechanical properties
  • rheological properties
  • durability
  • sustainability
  • ecological cement
  • cement concrete
  • building materials

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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