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Collection of selected papers on current advances in high performance construction materials. Contributions deal with the development, characterization, application procedures, performance and structural design of materials with key potential in civil engineering works. Materials treated are fibre reinforced concrete, high performance concrete, self compacting concrete and novel combinations of these. For researchers, practitioners, consultants, contractors and suppliers.
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
1. Advanced materials technology & processing * Controlling properties of concrete through nanotechnology, S.P. Shah * Reducing the cracking potential of ultra-high performance concrete by using Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP) * Mechanical effects of rice husk ash in ultra-high performance concretes: A matrix study * Low Fines Self-Compacting Concrete: Application of a new generation viscosity modifying admixture for sustainable production of SCC in the ready mixed concrete industry * Cracking properties of steel bar-reinforced expansive SHCC beams with chemical prestress * Flexural creep behavior of SHCC beams with or without cracks 2. Mechanics of advanced cement-based materials * Size-effect in high performance concrete road pavement materials * Modified local bond stress - slip model for self-compacting concrete * Pullout of microfibers from hardened cement paste * Shear behavior of reinforced Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) beams * Mechanical interaction of Engineered Cementitious Composite (ECC) reinforced * with Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) rebar in tensile loading * Comparing the behaviour of high strength fibre reinforced and conventional reinforced concrete beams 3. Structural mechanics and applications * Self-compacting lightweight aggregate concrete for composite slabs * Influence of fibre type and content on properties of steel bar reinforced high-strength steel fibre reinforced concrete * Influence of fibre content and concrete composition on properties of Self-Compacting Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete * Application of Textile-Reinforced Concrete (TRC) for structural strengthening and in prefabrication * Evaluation of mechanical behaviour of weathered textile concrete * Study on mechanical behavior of synthetic macrofiber reinforced concrete for tunneling application * SHCC precast infill walls for seismic retrofitting * Improving infrastructure sustainability using nanoparticle engineered cementitious composites * Influence of pumping on the fresh properties of self-compacting concrete 4. Durability mechanics of advanced cement-based materials * Aspects of durability of strain hardening cement-based composites under imposed strain * Driving infrastructure sustainability with Strain Hardening Cementitious Composites (SHCC) * Modelling the influence of cracking on chloride ingress into Strain-Hardening Cement-based Composites (SHCC) * Physical and mechanical properties of Strain-Hardening Cement-based Composites (SHCC) after exposure to elevated temperatures * Determining the durability of SCC using the South African early-age durability index tests * Characterisation of crack distribution of Strain Hardening Cement Composites (SHCC) under imposed strain * Shrinkage of highly flowable cement paste reinforced with glass fiber * Early age cracking and capillary pressure controlled concrete curing 5. Computational modelling of advanced cement-based materials * Finite element fracture analysis of reinforced SHCC members * Derivation of a multi-scale model for Strain-Hardening Cement-based Composites (SHCC) under monotonic and cyclic tensile loading * Two-scale modelling of transport processes in heterogeneous materials * Computational modelling of Strain-Hardening Cement Composites (SHCC) * Numerical modelling of strain hardening fibre-reinforced composites * Some pertinent observation on the behaviour of high performance concrete-steel plate interface 6. Specifications, design guidelines and standards * Enabling the effective use of high performance fibre reinforced concrete in infrastructure * Towards a reliability based development program for SHCC design procedures * A model for building a design tool for ductile fibre reinforced materials
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