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Special Issue "Polymer in/on Concrete (Volume II)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2023 | Viewed by 53

Special Issue Editor

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: application of polymers in modification of concrete and new polymers including nanotechnology; polymer alternative binder; FRP composites application for reinforcement; resilience and strengthening of concrete structures; improvement of concrete surface properties with polymers; reduce, reuse and recycle of polymers and concrete-polymer composites; innovative polymer material solutions for sustainable development of building structures, including life cycle assessment and environmental assessment; methods of building material microstructure characterization at macro-, micro-, and nanoscale; non-destructive assessment and health monitoring
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Dear Colleagues,

Cement-based materials have become predominant construction materials worldwide. Compared to other construction materials, the relative share of polymers is significantly lower. However, the available data indicate a steady increase in the use of various types of polymers and polymer–concrete composites (polymer concrete, polymer–cement concrete, polymer–impregnated concrete), especially for the repair and protection of concrete structures. Recently, the scope of application of polymers in concrete and on concrete is enlarged significantly from the modification of the composition of the concrete using modern admixtures and additives, through alternative binders (e.g. geopolymers, sulfur concrete, etc.), polymer composites for the reinforcement of concrete (e.g. fibers and FRP bars and FRP strengthening systems), improvement of the properties of the concrete surface (e.g. impregnation, hydrophobization and coatings) to special properties like self-healing, self-cleaning or energy consumption control with PCM materials. Merging the cement concrete and polymers also opens the possibility of synergetic effects that support sustainable material development in construction. The progress of methods of material microstructure characterization, a computational science approach, including compatibility issues as well as non-destructive methods are useful for modeling the performance properties of concrete modified with polymers.   

In this Special Issue, modern and innovative trends in the application of polymers in concrete and on concrete are highlighted and discussed.  

Prof. Dr. Andrzej Garbacz
Guest Editor

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  • modification of concrete composition with polymers
  • modification of concrete surface with polymers
  • FRP composites for reinforcement and strengthening
  • special types of concrete–polymer composites
  • microstructure characterization
  • nondestructive assessment and health monitoring
  • sustainable development

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