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Special Issue "New Trends in Cement-Based Composites: From Materials Characterization to Structural Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2023) | Viewed by 197

Special Issue Editors

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Interests: cement-based composies; TRC; SHCC; natural fibers; durability; mechanics
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Interests: composite materials; structural design; FRP; additive manufacturing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The primary goal of this Special Issue is to present new trends in the field of cement based composites and their application in structural elements. Although conventional fibre-reinforced concrete is still of interest, new technologies such as textile-reinforced concrete (TRC), strain-hardening cement-based composites (SHCC) and ultrahigh performance concrete (UHPC) have become a real perspective for the modernization of the construction sector. These new technologies can allow the design of more sustainable and resilient structures with enhanced mechanical properties and a longer service life. These can be used to either develop new structural members or strengthen those existing. The use of natural fibers and more sustainable matrices is also of particularly importance for the future development of a modern construction industry. Another important topic is the development of fiber-reinforced cement-based composites with improved rheology towards a highly automated and digitalized industry. Therefore, works related to 3D printing and oil well cementing are appreciated. We also invite contributions closely related to applications, as well as the submission of research papers and review articles. Potential research topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • fiber-reinforced concrete;
  • textile-reinforced concrete;
  • strain-hardening cement-based composites;
  • ultrahigh performance concrete;
  • structural applications and hybrid designs;
  • retrofitting and strenghtening of existing structures with cement-based composites;
  • fiber-reinforced shotcrete;
  • urability of cement-based composites;
  • 3D printing of cement-based composites.

Prof. Dr. Flávio De Andrade Silva
Dr. Daniel Carlos Taissum Cardoso
Guest Editors

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  • cement-based composites
  • TRC
  • SHCC
  • mechanics
  • structures
  • service life
  • durability
  • 3D printing

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