Special Issue "Carbon-Based Nanomaterials-Engineered Cementitious Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2023 | Viewed by 1150
Interests: smart concrete; low-carbon/carbon-negative cementitious composites
Interests: high-performance concrete; sustainable cementitious composites
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Cement concrete is the most widely used man-made material in civil engineering; however, its inherently quasi-brittle behaviour has limited its structural application. Furthermore, the cement or concrete industry has high levels of energy consumption and a substantial environmental footprint. Over the past decade, advancements in nanotechnology and nanomaterials have provided invaluable opportunities to improve the microstructure of cementitious composites at the nanoscale. This could trigger a substantial economic benefit and alleviate the undesirable impacts of carbon emissions on the ecological environment. Although carbon-based nanomaterials (CNMs) demonstrate great potential in cement modification, their broad application is still limited due to their poor dispersion quality and the controversial understanding of the effects of CNMs on cement hydration. Notwithstanding the enormous efforts of academic researchers and industry, a general solution for the efficient use of CNMs remains open. This Special Issue plans to give an overview of the most recent advances in CNMs-modified cementitious composites and provide selected contributions on advances in their development and applications. Potential topics include but are not limited to: cementitious composites; smart concrete; carbon-based nanomaterials; dispersion; cement hydration; durability; the role of nanomaterials in cementitious composites; and future perspectives for nanomaterials-modified cementitious composites.
Dr. Fulin Qu
Dr. Dong Zhang
Guest Editor Assistant
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- cementitious composites
- smart concrete
- carbon-based nanomaterials
- cement hydration
- reinforcing mechanisms