Special Issue "Cement-Based Materials Applied in Sustainable Construction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2023) | Viewed by 6401
Interests: cohesive materials; concrete and fiber-reinforced concrete; size effect; mechanical properties; fracture; fatigue; dynamic regime; testing; numerical moderation; computational mechanics
Interests: rheology of cementitious suspensions; design of high-technology concretes; quasi-static fracture mechanics; dynamic fracture mechanics; fatigue of concrete
Currently, the demands of the construction industry have led to a paradigm shift, both from the point of view of procedures (pumping, additive manufacturing, 3D printing, etc.) and materials (high- and ultrahigh-performance concrete, fiber-reinforced concrete, nanotechnology applied to concrete, etc.). To this must be added the growing requirements in terms of sustainability, taking into account its three pillars: economic, social, and environmental. For this purpose, cement-based materials are in the spotlight and interest of the scientific community as a consequence of the high CO2 emission derived from its production process, which makes it appropriate to promote a Special Issue of the journal Materials in this regard.
Discussions of concepts such as reinforcements at different scales, nanoparticles, recycled materials, 3D printing, etc. are becoming increasingly common in the field, and some of these technologies are already a reality at the construction level. Starting from the basis that the design of cement-based suspensions is governed by their rheological behavior in the fresh state, it is possible to manufacture compounds aimed at fulfilling specific performance in the hardened state in terms of mechanical strength and durability.
The design of this typology of high-technology composites implies understanding them as multi-phase and multi-scale systems of particles of a very diverse nature, with varied and complex physicochemical interactions with each other. For this reason, in this Special Issue, those who wish to contribute with their research to a better understanding of the functioning of cement-based materials that can be applied in increasingly sustainable construction are encouraged to participate.
Prof. Dr. Gonzalo Ruiz
Dr. Ángel De La Rosa Velasco
Dr. Lucia Garijo
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- cement-based materials
- reinforcement scale
- nano- and microparticles
- recycled materials