Special Issue "The New Generation of Concrete: Use of Eco-Efficient Aggregates, Binders and Water"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (26 March 2023) | Viewed by 10396
Interests: sustainable construction (recycled aggregates in concrete and mortars); bridge and building management systems; buildings service life (prediction); life cycle assessment; construction technology
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Special Issue in Buildings: Life Cycle Prediction and Maintenance of Buildings
Special Issue in Energies: Building Thermal Envelope
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Low Binder Concrete and Mortars
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Modelling of Corrosion-Related Mechanisms in Reinforced Concrete
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: High-Performance Eco-Efficient Concrete
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Concrete and Mortar with Non-conventional Materials
Special Issue in Energies: Building Thermal Envelope - New Trends and Applications
Special Issue in Buildings: Adaptation Strategies for the Maintenance of Existing Buildings under Climate Change
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Advances in High-Performance of Eco-Efficient Concrete
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Structural Behaviour of Concrete Waste Materials
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: High-Performance of Eco-Efficient Concrete, Volume 3
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Advances of Construction and Building Materials
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Eco-Efficient Construction and Building Materials
Special Issue in Buildings: The Effects of Climate Change on the Durability of Built Assets
Interests: materials science; sustainability in construction; recycled aggregate concrete; cementitious materials from industrial byproducts; supplementary cementitious materials; alkali-activated materials
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
During the 20th century, the yearly carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose from 1500 to 25000 Mton. These emissions are caused by many activities, including construction that, due to cement production alone, contributes with more than 6% of this value. The Paris Agreement has established the urgent need to fight climate changes happening to the planet.
Today, one of the main objectives of this sector is to provide the construction industry with a new way of producing structural concrete with a positive environmental impact throughout its life cycle. To achieve that, synergies between three vectors need to be developed: replacement of concrete’s traditional binder with one of lower environmental impact; use of recycled aggregates (RA) instead of natural ones; and reuse of alternative water instead of tap water.
This Special Issue focuses on the development of sustainable cementitious composites, either through the replacement of natural aggregates with recycled aggregates, or the use of alternative sustainable binders to Portland cement or the use of reused water.
The main topics covered in this Special Issue include (but are not limited to):
- Experimental characterization of cementitious composites containing recycled aggregates from all origins;
- Experimental characterization of cementitious composites containing alternative sustainable binders;
- Experimental characterization of cementitious composites containing recycled water;
- Development of analytical methods and numerical models applied to the characterization of sustainable materials and structures produced with them;
- Development of standards or specifications for evaluating the performance of sustainable materials;
- Development of a environmental and economic assessment of sustainable mixes and structures with them;
- Development of large scale models of sustainable materials, measuring the impacts of these new materials.
Original studies and reviews on subjects other than the aforementioned that are deemed to contribute to an advance in the knowledge of the sustainable materials and their applications are welcome in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Jorge de Brito
Prof. Dr. Miguel Bravo
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- sustainable materials
- recycled aggregate concrete
- alternative binders
- supplementary cementitious materials
- construction and demolition waste
- industrial waste
- recycled water
- low environmental impact