Special Issue "Properties and Performance of Alkali Activated Concretes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2023) | Viewed by 3938
Interests: cement; concrete; sustainable and costefficient construction material; alkali activated concretes
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Alkali-activated concretes (AACs) have attracted considerable attention as a class of cement-free concretes with properties comparable to the well-known traditional Portland cement concrete (PCC). One of the important priorities in the world today is the reduction of net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, and AAC can play a significant role by reducing the carbon emissions of concrete structures. This can be promising when all the AAC mechanical and durability properties are well known and have proven their appropriate performance in various applications of the building industry.
The aim of this Special Issue on AACs’ mechanical and durability properties is to provide a comprehensive overview of all aspects related to the application of this type of concrete in the building industry, including the mechanical properties and performance of AACs in different aggressive environments. This review also explores the current problems hindering the universal acceptance and large-scale application of AACs. This Special Issue will bring together high-quality research articles on the different aspects of AACs, including their current status and remaining challenges.
Dr. Dali Bondar
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- Alkali-activated concretes
- AACs mechanical properties
- Waste materials
- Recycled materials
- AACs in Chloride environment
- AACs in Sulfate environment
- AACs fire resistance
- AACs performance
- Life cycle