Special Issue "Low-Carbon Building Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2024 | Viewed by 2795
Interests: engineering materials; cementitious composite; fiber-reinforced cementitious composite; UHPC; rheology; high-temperature properties; geopolymer; nanomaterials; microstructure; multiscale
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Interests: building materials; concrete; cementitious composites; UHPC; high-temperature properties; microstructure; cementitious materials and design; geopolymer composites; low-carbon materials
Interests: functional building materials; MgO-based cementitious materials; industrial solid waste resource utilization and sustainable construction materials
Interests: industrial waste utilization; special cementitious materials; low-carbon engineering materials
Increasing anxiety around climate warming resulting from increased carbon dioxide emissions from the use of traditional engineering materials has led to a high level of interest in developing low-carbon engineering materials. However, engineering materials have different strategies to deal with the above challenges.
Hybrid fiber reinforced cementitious composites are a kind of cementitious composite which can inhibit crack development through various fiber bridging effects, improving the mechanical properties and durability of cementitious composites. For example, high-ductility concrete can significantly improve the ductility, toughness, and durability of their respective structures. With the rapid development of economy, the production of industrial solid waste has increased, and the utilization rate of industrial solid waste has been at a low level for a long time. The effective management of industrial solid waste is an important aspect when it comes to developing a circular economy. However, determining how to better promote the recycling of industrial solid waste and improve the efficiency of industrial solid waste utilization has become very important. Therefore, sustainable engineering materials are one of the key paths to solve environmental problems and develop a circular economy that improves the utilization and added value of industrial solid waste. Alkali-activated cement is a new type of cement with good workability, high compressive strength, low drying shrinkage, low energy consumption, and low CO2 emissions. The findings of this Special Issue may open up new ways of finding alternatives to the OPC. Therefore, it is possible to integrate these materials in civil engineering applications to enhance the sustainability of the respective structures and improve their durability.
In this regard, this Special Issue aims to focus on the development of durable and low-carbon engineering materials. We look forward to your contributions to this Special Issue. Full-text articles, comments, and communications are welcome.
Dr. Li Li
Dr. Changming Li
Dr. Yuan Jia
Dr. Yanfeng Fang
Dr. Jingliang Dong
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- industrial solid waste resource utilization
- fiber-reinforced cementitious composite
- geopolymer material
- low-clinker cement
- FRP reinforced structure
- durability of engineering materials
- alkali-activated cement