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Special Issue "Cement-Based Materials and Construction Materials: Modeling, Characterization and Mechanical Behavior"

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 79

Special Issue Editors

Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples “Federico II”, Via Forno Vecchio, Naples, 80134, Italy
Interests: timber constructions, masonry structures, nanotubes, vibration, modeling and computational methods
Dr. Carla Ceraldi
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Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples “Federico II”, Via Forno Vecchio, Naples 80134, Italy
Interests: timber constructions; masonry buildings; retrofit interventions seismic vulnerability assessment
Dept. of Biosciences and Territory, University of Molise, via F. De Sanctis 1, 80166 Campobasso, Italy
Interests: masonry buildings; timber constructions; seismic vulnerability assessment; fragility curves; earthquake engineering; retrofit interventions
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue in the form of an original research article or review paper.

In recent decades, the field of construction materials and engineering has greatly advanced with the development of new materials and improved characterization techniques. This has led to the creation of new models that can simulate the mechanical behavior of different materials, including concrete and reinforced concrete.

Cement-based materials, which are the most widely used construction material, are complex systems that have transient physical and mechanical properties. Understanding the mechanical behavior of cement-based materials is essential for predicting structures' durability and safety over time.

Modeling and characterization techniques offer a better understanding of the mechanical behavior of different materials, allowing for improved design and performance. New materials, such as fiber-reinforced concrete and ultra-high-performance concrete, are also emerging, offering enhanced durability and improved mechanical properties. In summary, the field of cement-based materials and construction materials continues to grow and evolve. The continued development of models and characterization techniques allows for better design and analysis of construction materials and structures, assisting engineers in providing safe and sustainable solutions for infrastructure projects.

Therefore, this Special Issue focuses on advances in the modeling, characterization and mechanical behavior of construction materials, and original research papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Dr. Maria Lippiello
Dr. Carla Ceraldi
Dr. Antonio Sandoli
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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.


  • construction materials
  • mechanical behavior
  • modeling and simulations
  • cement-based materials
  • concrete
  • masonry
  • timber

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