Special Issue "Concrete and Mortar with Non-conventional Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 June 2021).
Interests: sustainable construction (recycled aggregates in concrete and mortars); bridge and building management systems; buildings service life (prediction); life cycle assessment; construction technology
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in J: Self-Compacting Concrete Produced with Recycled Aggregates
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 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 Sustainability: The New Generation of Concrete: Use of Eco-Efficient Aggregates, Binders and Water
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: High-Performance of Eco-Efficient Concrete, Volume 3
2. Department of Highway and Bridge Engineering, Technical Engineering College, Erbil Polytechnic University, Erbil 44001, Iraq
Interests: environmental impact; materials science; life cycle assessment; geopolymer concrete; green concrete; Alkali-activated materials; supplementary cementitious materials; construction and demolition waste; Sustainable concrete and mortar; Costs (economy); multi-criteria analysis; optimization
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Sustainability: Towards Advanced Sustainable Recycled Materials and Technology
Special Issue in Buildings: Sustainable Hydraulic Structures: Design, Monitoring, and Management
Since the demand for concrete and mortar is rapidly increasing, many non-conventional materials have been recommended to be used in these cement-based materials for sustainability reasons. Some of these materials have been often studied by researchers and used in concrete. Nevertheless, there are other potential non-conventional materials that can also be used in concrete with environmental benefits. Thus, the ultimate goal of this Special Issue is to focus on the less studied non-conventional materials.
This Special Issue of Applied Sciences is therefore dedicated to comprehensive reviews and original studies on the resource use (e.g., non-renewable energy consumption), environmental impacts (e.g., global potential warming), technical performance (e.g., durability and mechanical) and cost of concrete containing less common non-conventional materials. Additionally, techniques used or any attempts (listed below, though not exhaustively) to reduce the resources use and environmental impacts of concrete are welcome.
- Less common non-conventional aggregates (e.g., industrial wastes, insulating aggregates, agricultural wastes and aquaculture farming and municipal wastes)
- Less common supplementary cementitious materials (e.g. agricultural wastes and aquaculture farming and municipal wastes)
- Alkali activated/geopolymers with less common non-conventional precursors
- By-product nanomaterials
- Non-conventional admixtures
- Strengthening systems (e.g. natural fibres)
- Less common non-conventional rebars (e.g., stainless steel rebars, low-carbon chromium reinforcing steel rebars, galvanized rebars, basalt rebars, fibre reinforced-polymer rebars and bamboo)
- Water (e.g., seawater, recycling water recovered from discarded ready-mix concrete, and treated and untreated wastewater)
Prof. Dr. Jorge de Brito
Dr. Rawaz Kurda
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Eco-friendly mortars and concrete
- Environmental and cost life cycle assessment
- Mechanical and durability-related properties
- Supplementary cementitious materials
- Unconventional reinforcement
- Recycled aggregates
- Alkali activation
- Natural or by-product fibres
- Industrial wastes