Special Issue "Structural Behaviour of Concrete Waste Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
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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Reinforced concrete produced with waste materials is an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional reinforced concrete that promotes circular economy at a large scale due to the enormous worldwide demand for concrete. Moreover, the concrete industry is interested in ecological solutions due to the societal perception of concrete as a material with a large environmental toll. At the same time, the acceptance of alternative reinforced concrete products requires that their structural behavior is studied so that public safety is ensured.
The structural behaviour of reinforced concrete made with waste materials (as an alternative to raw materials used in the production of concrete, or as an alternative to reinforcement) may differ from that of conventional reinforced concrete. The aim of this Special Issue of Applied Sciences is to provide researchers and practitioners with state-of-the-art knowledge on this issue. The waste may be used for different purposes. The scope includes the replacement of binder, water, fillers, admixtures, aggregates, or reinforcement. The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics covered:
- Structural testing of reinforced concrete made with waste materials;
- Characterization of recycled fibers and their influence on structural behavior;
- Stress–strain modeling of concrete made with waste materials;
- Numerical modeling of the structural behavior of reinforced concrete made with waste materials;
- Resistance models for reinforced concrete made with waste materials;
- Influence of waste materials (e.g., sea or recycled water, alternative binders) on the durability of reinforced concrete;
- Strategies to mitigate the detrimental influence of waste materials on structural behavior;
- Structural design of reinforced concrete made with waste materials.
Original studies and reviews with different levels of maturity are welcome, since the state of the art of reinforced concrete made with the incorporation of waste is highly dependent on the specific waste.
Prof. Dr. Jorge de Brito
Dr. João Pacheco
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- structural concrete
- structural reliability
- sustainable construction
- mechanical, structural, and durability-related behaviour
- structural design
- concrete codes
- alternative binders
- recycled aggregates
- alternative reinforcement
- industrial wastes