Special Issue "Advances in Cement Composite Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 13930
Concrete, in the sense of a cement composite consisting of filler, binder, and water, is one of the main building materials of the past, as well as the modern history of mankind. At present, the area of cement composites or concretes is going through a period of a relatively rapid development. The efforts of researchers around the world are focused on the development of new additives and admixtures that affect the final properties of fresh and hardened concrete. Another relatively strong group are scientists dealing with the replacement of natural aggregates with various secondary materials or by-products (waste materials) from industrial production in order to protect the natural resources of aggregates. The resulting cement composites use the historically proven properties of concrete, but, at the same time, this new material has added value in the form of reduction of waste production. When suitable components are used, the so-called eco-friendly cement composites with minimal negative impact on the environmental can be produced.
The aim of this Special Issue is to publish the current advances in the field of cement composite materials not only based on ordinary portland cement (OPC) and natural aggregates, but also in the field of other materials incorporated into the cement matrix. The field of cement composites is very wide and this Special Issue provides a unique opportunity to present the latest knowledge in this field of research, development, and application.
We are pleased to invite you to present your research and development outcomes in the form of research articles or reviews in the following areas:
- Eco-friendly cement composites;
- Self-healing concretes;
- High performance concretes;
- Polymer or geopolymers concretes;
- Fiber-reinforced concrete or biocomposites;
- Cement composites based on secondary raw materials;
- Properties of cement composites (physical, mechanical, durability, structures etc.);
- Life cycle assessment of cement composites.
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- eco-friendly cement composites
- self-healing concretes
- high performance concretes
- polymer or geopolymers concretes
- fiber-reinforced concrete or biocomposites
- cement composites based on secondary raw materials
- properties of cement composites
- life cycle assessment of cement composites