Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Micromechanical Properties of Construction and Building Materials


Publishing date
01 Jul 2022
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
25 Feb 2022

Lead Editor
Guest Editors

1Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

2Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Xi'an, China

3New York University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Micromechanical Properties of Construction and Building Materials

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Description

Our civilization has used construction and building materials extensively, especially for infrastructure projects. The focus has been on traditional cementitious binders, glass, ceramics, and plastics, and recently also on emerging bio-inspired and bio-mimicking materials. The testing of those materials has been focused on the macro-mechanical aspects, with less focus on the micro-mechanical features, yet many fundamental mechanisms, such as fracturing, creeping, and healing are yet to be well understood.

To gain insights in this field, tools to investigate the micromechanical properties of complex heterogeneous construction and building materials have been developed in recent years. Advances in these experimental techniques can explore mechanical behavior on much smaller scales, thus helping to unravel the key factors responsible for the observed macroscale behaviors. Micromechanical studies could reveal small-scale failure mechanisms, interface performance, microcrack formation and propagation, and self-healing capabilities. Therefore, the investigation of micromechanical properties of construction and building materials is essential to accurately evaluate the macro-mechanical performances of complex systems like concrete.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to promote outstanding research works concerning micromechanical properties of construction and building materials, with a focus on state-of-the-art progress, developments, and new trends. Original research and review articles are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Microcrack formation and propagation
  • Characterization of heterogeneous bio-inspired materials
  • Performances of the interface between binder and aggregates
  • Viscosity/elasticity/plasticity behaviors of building materials
  • Small-scale yield failure
  • Self-healing capabilities
  • Long-term performance and durability

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 3054214
  • - Research Article

Thermal and Waterproof Properties of Foamed Concrete with Nano SiO2 Aerogel and Organosilicon Waterproofing Agent

Baojun Cheng | Xiaowei Gu | ... | Shengrong Kang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 1235843
  • - Research Article

Bond Slip Behavior of Grout-Filled Concrete Members with Different Interface Materials

Eryu Zhu | Teng Li | ... | Yuanyuan Tian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 1466501
  • - Research Article

Experimental Analysis of Recycled Aggregate Concrete Beams and Correction Formulas for the Crack Resistance Calculation

Xuyong Chen | Zhixin Zhang | ... | Xuri Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 8591973
  • - Research Article

Analysis of Stress-Strain Relationship of Earthen Soil Based on Molecular Dynamics

Jianwei Yue | Xuanjia Huang | ... | Tingting Yue
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 8319044
  • - Research Article

Hysteresis Behavior and Design of the New Autoclaved Lightweight Concrete (ALC) External Panel Connector with the Steel Frame

Kewei Ding | Chikun Zhang | ... | Yunlin Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 8801294
  • - Research Article

An Empirical Model for Geopolymer Reactions Involving Fly Ash and GGBS

Beulah M | MR Sudhir | ... | Deekshith Jain
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5892788
  • - Research Article

Seismic Behavior of Elliptical Concrete-Filled Steel Tubular Columns under Combined Axial Compression and Cyclic Lateral Loading

YouWu Xu | Jian Yao | ... | Shuai Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5831721
  • - Research Article

The Normal Force Characteristic of a Novel Magnetorheological Elastomer Based on Butadiene Rubber Matrix Compounded with the Self-Fabricated Silly Putty

Fei Guo | Chengbin Du | Guojun Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 2211413
  • - Research Article

Mechanical Properties of Full-Scale Prestressed Concrete Beams with Thin Slab after Exposure to Actual Fire

Chaowei Hao | Yanjiang Chen | ... | Laiyong Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6197472
  • - Research Article

Experimental Study and Numerical Study on Shear Bearing Capacity of Shear Key Joints of Reinforced Concrete Open-Web Sandwich Plates

Hongna Lu | Huagang Zhang | ... | Lan Jiang
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