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Special Issue "Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Cementitious Materials 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 October 2023 | Viewed by 172

Special Issue Editor

CEA Saclay, DRMP, Laboratory of Study of Clay and Concrete Behavior, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Interests: cement; concrete durability; construction materials; structural analysis; composite material; concrete; concrete technologies; civil engineering materials; materials engineering; civil engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The modelling and simulation of the behavior of cementitious materials subjected to constant multiphysical loading are easier due to the increasing power of computers. At different scales, advanced 2D and 3D computations allow more accurate descriptions of the effects of the microstructure evolution induced by thermo-hydro-chemo-mechanical (THCM) solicitations, as well as microcracking development and its consequences. This is of particular interest for heterogeneous materials, where at the microscale, various hydrated phases and pores form a continuous matrix interacting at a higher scale with sand and aggregate particles via the interfaces of different characteristics.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide an overview of the recent advances in numerical modeling and computational methods applied to analyze the response of cementitious materials (from cement pastes to concretes) in various situations and configurations. Emphasis will be placed on applications to characterize the coupled effects of THCM behavior, including microcrack and/or damage description, while taking into account the heterogeneous nature of these materials. New trends in numerical approaches, including the use of machine learning procedures to reduce the computational time, are welcome.

Dr. Benoît Bary
Guest Editor

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  • cementitious materials
  • multiscale simulations
  • coupled modelling
  • microcrack description
  • THMC behavior

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