Special Issue "Durability Studies on the Concrete and Related Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2023 | Viewed by 7296
Interests: building materials; concrete technology; nanotechnology; nanomaterials; chemical technology; fibre-reinforced concrete; durability; sustainable construction
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It is well known that the production of materials based on cement, especially concrete, is associated with high greenhouse gas emissions, mainly CO2, and a large carbon footprint. Therefore, in recent years, the cement and concrete industry has increasingly paid attention to the search for new material solutions that will contribute to greater durability of this material. Durability is a very broad term, usually equated with a high strength material that will guarantee the long service life of cement-based materials. However, it is important to note that durability in this sense will also be affected by external factors acting on the material and determining its performance. These factors may be chemical in nature, such as carbonation, chloride or acid attack, or physical in nature, such as cyclic frost or abrasion, etc. This makes it important to take a complete look at the production of cement-based materials, taking into account the correlation between chemical composition, microstructure and external environmental factors, that will ensure high material durability and performance and will result in a lower environmental impact, thus contributing to more sustainable construction.
Therefore, topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
- Materials design and characterization for enhanced durability;
- Concrete and cementitious composites including advanced nanomaterials;
- Durability of concrete and cement-based materials (e.g., chloride attack, carbonation, sulfate attack, acid attack, alkali-silica reaction, freeze/thaw, abrasion, etc.);
- Possibility of reusing old and recovery building materials or by-products in concrete in the aspect of durability and sustainable development;
- Durability and sustainability assessment.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest research and advances in this area, particularly on the microstructures and durability of concrete and cementitious materials in the aspect of sustainable development. Original research papers, state-of-the-art reviews, communications, and discussions are welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Agnieszka Ślosarczyk
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- supplementary materials
- cementitious-like composites
- environmental factors
- nanotechnology in concrete
- sustainable development
- recycling concrete