Special Issue "New Building Materials in Structural Engineering Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 2754
Interests: crumb rubber concrete; geopolymer concrete; FRP confinement; sustainable structures
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Portland cement concrete is the most used construction material on earth to date due to the rapid increase in the world population and the development of high-rise buildings with the required infrastructure. Concrete is a construction material that is well known for its high carbon dioxide footprint and high consumption rate of natural resources such as limestone and fossil fuel. Carbon dioxide is an undesirable gas that is responsible for global warming and air pollution. Finding new building materials that can be good alternatives to Portland cement concrete traditional components has been of great interest in recent years. This includes new cementitious materials, new aggregates, as well as different sources of mixing water. This can eliminate the Portland cement demand and, hence, the corresponding carbon footprint. It can also save natural resources, especially with the current climate change environmental problem that has changed the availability and quality of concrete materials around the world.
This Special Issue deals with research and studies of new concrete materials and their structural applications. This includes but is not limited to the utilization of waste materials, the recycling of industry byproducts, the new techniques in manufacturing concrete, the new methods of concrete mixing, and the new structural systems in reinforced concrete.
Original research, case studies, and comprehensive review papers are invited for possible publication in this Special Issue. Relevant topics to this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following subjects:
- New concrete technologies;
- Advances in reinforced concrete structures;
- New reinforcing materials;
- Concrete sustainability;
- Waste materials recycling;
- New water resources in concrete;
- Cost-effective methods;
- New concrete confining materials;
- Application of polymers in concrete.
Dr. Osama Youssf
Dr. Tom Benn
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- concrete structures
- concrete technology
- foam concrete
- sandwich structures
- double-skin columns
- residential construction
- magnetized water