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Special Issue "Composite Systems for Strengthening and Rehabilitation of Concrete and Masonry Structures II"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Construction and Building Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 58

Special Issue Editors

Department of Materials, Environmental Sciences and Urban Planning, Marche Polytechnic University, 60131 Ancona, Italy
Interests: mechanical behavior of materials; composite materials; concrete; advanced cement-based materials; ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC); masonry retrofitting; sustainability
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Department of Civil Engineering and Computer Science Engineering (DICII) - Tunneling Engineering Research Centre (TERC), University of Rome Tor Vergata, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: composites; FRP reinforcing bars; tunnel; FRC (fiber reinforced concrete); concrete
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Today, the use of composite materials in the construction sector is well established with regard to both the rehabilitation and the reinforcement of existing structures as well as for new buildings and infrastructures. The high specific strength, ease of installation and durability in aggressive environments make them particularly attractive for many applications.

However, there is still room for further developments of composites, both in terms of new materials and innovative applications, with particular attention needing to be paid to the environmental impact. Recent studies focused on the use of alternative matrices (e.g., alternative binders to OPC, alkali-activated mortars/concrete, and new organic matrices for FRP), the reuse and/or recycling of composite materials and components (fibers and matrices), the use of natural or recycled fibers, the development of integrated systems for structural reinforcement and energy efficiency, self-sensing composite materials, etc.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect original contributions regarding these topics and all those related to innovative and sustainable applications of composites in the construction sector.

Prof. Dr. Jacopo Donnini
Dr. Simone Spagnuolo
Guest Editors

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  • rehabilitation
  • composite system
  • FRCM (fiber-reinforced cementitious matrix)
  • FRP (fiber-reinforced polymer)
  • FRC (fiber-reinforced concrete)
  • durability
  • existing structures
  • reinforcement
  • concrete
  • masonry

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