Special Issue "Concretes and Cement-Based Composites: Additives/Admixtures, Hydration Process and Durability Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 July 2023) | Viewed by 22378
Interests: cement-based composites; various natural or industrial by-products; pozzolanic activity; hydration process; physical–mechanical properties; alkali resistance; durability; statistical data analysis
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Interests: cement based composites; refractory materials; lightweight and waste aggregates; polymer fibres; hydration process; structure; corrosion; thermal shock resistance; durability
Cement-based composites with different aggregates, natural or industrial by-products as pozzolans, various chemical admixtures, nanosized additives and fibres have been under intense exploration in the last several decades. These composites can provide improved performance regarding consistency, strength, shrinkage, durability, etc. New additives/admixtures have positive effects on cement hydration and the formation of a denser material structure. Moreover, cement-based composites with industrial waste have major environmental advantages such as lower CO2 emissions, the ability to utilize industrial by-products in the manufacture of cement-based composites, their lower cost, and effective circular economy.
This Special Issue aims to present in-depth studies of the influence of various additives—pozzolans, micro-fillers, nanomaterials, chemical admixtures, and fibres—on cement-based composite (blended cements, concrete, special concrete) properties (consistency, shrinkage, strength, durability, alkali resistance, etc.). Moreover, articles focused on the regulation and analysis of the hydration process, structure, and sustainability of cement-based composites are desirable.
Research and academic areas of interest for this Special Issue include but are not limited to material, chemical, civil, and environmental engineering.
Dr. Jurgita Malaiškienė
Dr. Valentin Antonovič
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- cement based composites
- micro-fillers and pozzolans
- various natural and by-product aggregates
- hydration process
- physical mechanical properties
- microscale analysis
- statistical data analysis