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Special Issue "Mathematical Modeling of Building Materials (Second Volume)"

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 137

Special Issue Editor

Institute of Construction and Building Materials, Technical University of Darmstadt, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany
Interests: sustainable construction and building materials; durability; reactive transport in porous materials; reaction thermodynamics and kinetics of materials; computational analysis; mathematical modeling; functional materials properties
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We learned from Einstein that “everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler”. Thus, mathematical modeling should be of key interest in predicting building materials’ properties, from both an engineering and a materials science point of view. The aim of this Special Issue is to publish papers that advance the field of construction and building materials through the application of diverse mathematical modeling approaches. Newly proposed mathematical models should obtain enhanced insights into materials’ behavior, preferably calibrated and/or validated with new or already published experimental data. The scope of this Special Issue includes the following topics:

  • Capabilities of mathematical modeling applied to building materials from an engineering and scientific point of view;
  • Predicting building materials’ structure–property relationships;
  • Long-term (aging) properties;
  • Reaction kinetics of early-age properties development.

Building materials’ behavior can be modeled using different schematization approaches. On the one hand, smeared-out deterministic and probabilistic models, mostly simple analytical and sometimes numerical models, are being widely used by engineers to predict materials’ behavior during production and in service life. On the other hand, embracing multiscale heterogeneity effects in reactivity, transport, and mechanical phenomena in building materials has only recently begun to be explored. Such a fundamental approach is likely to be a primary focus for the future, where a better understanding of the underlying physical and chemical phenomena could be obtained by considering the multiscale porous and multicomponent nature of composite materials. Contributions will be accepted in the form of research articles and critical reviews. This Special Issue will focus on the establishment of laser manufacture processes.

Dr. Neven Ukrainczyk
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • mathematical modeling
  • building materials
  • concrete and mortar
  • natural materials
  • polymer materials
  • production technology
  • mechanical performance
  • durability
  • degradation mechanisms
  • materials’ structure–property relationships

Published Papers

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