Special Issue "Advanced Engineering Cementitious Composites and Concrete Sustainability, Volume II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2023 | Viewed by 1197
Interests: engineering cementitious composites; concrete; geopolymers; concrete sustainability; concrete durability; alkali activated materials; materials science; materials chemistry; concrete material technology
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One of the most used building materials today, concrete, is the base of modern constructions around the world; it is used for the construction of foundations, pavements, building walls, architectural structures, roads, bridges, overpasses, etc. Due to its versatility, it can be stated that almost all buildings include concrete in one form or another. However, the diversified nature of the components, their combination, and dosage has led to a very wide range of types of concrete with different characteristics. Therefore, concrete is a material in continuous development that is of high interest even today.
Currently, to reduce or eliminate the limitations of this material, which are related to its brittleness and negative impact on the environment, alternative methods of its manufacture have been sought. Therefore, the development of engineering cementitious composites has led to a significant reduction in flexibility issues, while the introduction of new additives or the optimization of the manufacturing process have led to a significant decrease in the negative effects of the exploitation of virgin raw materials. However, in-depth studies are still needed to optimize and improve the sustainability of these advanced engineering cementitious composites or alternative concrete.
Further to the success of the Special Issue of Materials on “Advanced Engineering Cementitious Composites and Concrete Sustainability”, we are delighted to open a new Special Issue entitled “Advanced Engineering Cementitious Composites and Concrete Sustainability, Volume II”.
The main objectives of this second volume include modeling and obtaining new advanced cementitious materials or alternative concrete.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Advanced engineering cementitious composites;
- Modeling and simulation of concrete;
- Characterization of sustainable cementitious materials;
- Sustainable concrete and alternative cementitious binders;
- Additive manufacturing of concrete;
- Sustainability and environmental impact assessment of concrete materials;
- Geopolymer obtaining and characterization;
- Alkali-activated materials.
Dr. Dumitru Doru Burduhos Nergis
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- alternative cementitious materials
- sustainable development
- self-healing materials
- construction materials
- eco-efficient concrete
- life cycle analysis
- functional properties