Special Issue "Advances in the Mechanical Properties of Cements, Mortars and Concretes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2023) | Viewed by 16225
2. Civil Engineering Department, Dokuz Eylul University, Buca, İzmir, Turkey
Interests: alkali activated cements; rheology; high performance concrete; durability of cement based materials
Mechanical properties of concrete are generally used for the evaluation of its overall quality and considered as the most important element of structural design. Mechanical properties of concrete vary in a broad range depending on the components, the presence of supplementary materials such as fly ash, metakaolin, slag, the usage of fibers and nanomaterials as well as the applied curing type. Furthermore, there are still limited data on the mechanical properties of some new types of concrete such as alkali-activated cement concrete, reactive powder concrete, recycled aggregate concrete etc. Therefore, the topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
- Fundamental mechanical properties (Compressive, tensile and flexural strength, modulus of elasticity and fracture properties);
- Bond strength between concrete and reinforcing steel or substrate concrete;
- Mechanical response under impact and cyclic loading;
- Microstructure - mechanical properties interrelations;
- Key factors affecting the mechanical properties of concrete
The aim of this Special Issue is to showcase the latest research and advances in this area, particularly on the mechanical properties of cementitious materials. Original research papers, state-of-the-art reviews, communications, and discussions are welcomed.
Dr. Serdar Aydın
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Alkali activated slag cements;