Special Issue "Concrete Materials: Advancement in Materials Design, Manufacturing, and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2023 | Viewed by 13814
Interests: cement; concrete; alkali-activated materials; cementitious materials; sustainability; durability; microstructure; physicochemical property; materials design; CO2 utilization
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This Special Issue, “Concrete Materials: Advancement in Materials Design, Manufacturing and Applications”, will address advances in materials design, manufacturing, and applications of various novel concrete-incorporating alternative materials. Concrete is one of the oldest building materials, with early practices tracing back to the times of the Roman Empire. In the past few decades, architectural and infrastructural challenges have resulted in the development of new design techniques, production, and application methods. Accumulating and curating different aspects of new trends in concrete materials is the need of the hour to draw a clear and concise understanding and provide effective application areas.
Concrete materials are inherently heterogeneous with different design techniques and manufacturing philosophies. Depending on the application, it is possible to design and manufacture new concrete materials which are sustainable and result in the enhancement of concrete technology. Therefore, the topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Environmentally friendly design of concrete composites;
- New process for concrete production;
- Functionally graded concrete materials;
- Fiber-reinforced cement composites;
- Smart materials and its applications in concrete;
- Energy-efficient concrete materials;
- Advanced characterization method for concrete.
The aim of this Special Issue is to showcase the latest research and advances in this area, particularly on the design, manufacturing, and applicability of various types of concrete materials. Original research papers, state-of-the-art reviews, communications, and discussions are welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Jeong Gook Jang
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- Cement-based material
- High-performance material
- Manufacturing process