International Journal of Polymer Science

Polymer-Based Construction Materials for Civil Engineering


Publishing date
01 Oct 2018
Status
Published
Submission deadline
25 May 2018

Lead Editor

1Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

3University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

4University of Louisville, Louisville, USA


Polymer-Based Construction Materials for Civil Engineering

Description

For several decades, numerous studies on the development of polymer-based construction materials for civil engineering applications have been conducted. In recent years, the polymer-based materials are mainly classified into three groups: (1) synthetic fiber-reinforced (cement) composites (FRC), (2) fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP), and (3) polymer concrete. The FRC includes several types of discontinuous fibers made of polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl alcohol, polyester, and so on. It can be effectively adopted for civil structures and buildings to improve postcracking tensile performance, plastic shrinkage crack resistance, fire resistance (preventing spalling), and durability of concrete. In addition, several types of FRPs, that is, FRP reinforcing bar, FRP sheet, and sprayed FRP, have been studied for reinforcing and strengthening civil structures. In spite of their many advantages such as a noncorrosive nature, high specific strength, and electromagnetic neutrality, due to some drawbacks of FRPs, such as high brittleness, poor fire resistance, weak bond characteristics, and excessive creep, their wider practical applications have not occurred. Lastly, polymer concrete has recently gained attention from engineers to achieve excellent mechanical properties and durability.

This special issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview on synthetic FRC, FRPs, and polymer concrete, including aspects related to mechanical behavior, durability, bond behavior, fire resistance, numerical simulation, and structural implication under various loading conditions, such as quasi-static, seismic, impact, and blast. Review articles and original research papers describing recent findings in the fields of synthetic FRC, FRPs, and polymer concrete for civil engineering applications are expected.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Synthetic fiber-reinforced composites
  • Polymer concrete
  • Fiber-reinforced polymers
  • Mechanical behavior
  • Durability
  • Bond behavior
  • Fire resistance
  • Numerical simulations
  • Structural implications

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8914073
  • - Editorial

Polymer-Based Construction Materials for Civil Engineering

Doo-Yeol Yoo | Nemkumar Banthia | ... | Aamer Bhutta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4737384
  • - Research Article

Experimental Investigation on Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Steel and Polyethylene Fiber-Reinforced No-Slump High-Strength Concrete

Tian-Feng Yuan | Jin-Young Lee | ... | Young-Soo Yoon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6545097
  • - Research Article

Proposition of Thin-Layer Repairing Methods Using Low-Elasticity Polymer Portland Cement Materials and Glue and Study on the Fatigue Resistance of Reinforced Concrete Slab

Tadashi Abe | Kiyoshi Ito | ... | Takayoshi Kodama
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6274287
  • - Research Article

Crack Width and Load-Carrying Capacity of RC Elements Strengthened with FRP

Justas Slaitas | Mykolas Daugevičius | ... | Tatjana Grigorjeva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2385725
  • - Research Article

Experimental and Numerical Study on the Compression Behavior of Square Concrete-Filled Steel Tube Stub Columns with Steel Fiber-Reinforced High-Strength Concrete

Hyung-Suk Jung | Baek-Il Bae | ... | Yun-Cheul Choi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2036436
  • - Research Article

Flexural Assessment of Blast-Damaged RC Beams Retrofitted with CFRP Sheet and Steel Fiber

Jin-Young Lee | Hyun-Oh Shin | ... | Young-Soo Yoon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3120545
  • - Research Article

Bond Behavior of Wet-Bonded Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Concrete Interface Subjected to Moisture

Yiyan Lu | Tao Zhu | ... | Zhenzhen Liu
International Journal of Polymer Science
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