Special Issue "High-Performance Concrete for Structural Disaster Prevention"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 5162
Interests: concrete & masonry structures; composite materials; RC strengthening
Many modern life activities involve the risk of fires, explosions, and impacts. In addition, natural extreme events are becoming increasingly common. Thus, robustness (the ability to avoid disproportionate collapse due to an initial damage) and resilience (the ability to adapt to and recover from the effects of changing external conditions) represent two important characteristics of current structures and infrastructures. High-performance concrete offers significant advantages, including reducing the weight of large structures and protecting them against natural disasters and accidental impacts. These advantages contribute to the robustness, resilience and durability of the structures. The continued development of building materials and/or cement-based composites is particularly important in areas where frequent natural disasters threaten the integrity of structures.
In this Special Issue, we invite original contributions describing new research, case studies, projects, reviews and state-of-the-art discussions related to the prevention of structures from natural disasters and accidental impacts via the innovation of “high-performance concrete”. Submissions may concern theoretical or applied research in areas such as buildings, bridges, concrete technology, engineering, advanced concrete, cement-based composites and their structural applications, or other fields applied to the retrofitting and strengthening of existing structures or the construction of robust and durable structures.
We welcome papers on topics including but not limited to the following:
- High-performance concrete (HPC);
- Ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC);
- Sustainable construction materials;
- Self-compacting concrete (SCC);
- Self-healing concrete (SHC);
- Ultra-lightweight concrete (ULWC);
- Engineered cementitious composites (ECC);
- Highly durable concrete;
- High-strength-high-ductility concrete;
- Structural disaster prevention approaches;
- Structural health monitoring (SHM);
- Robust and resilient structures;
- Finite element analysis of HPC structures;
- 3D printing using high-performance concrete.
Dr. Amin Al-Fakih
Dr. Abdullah M. Zeyad
Manuscript Submission Information
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- high-performance concrete
- engineered cementitious composites
- high-strength-high-ductility concrete
- extreme loading (blast and impacts)
- fire resistance
- natural disaster
- robustness and resilience
- finite element analysis
- service life