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  1. Super absorbent polymers (SAP) are the recent promising chemical admixtures with the potential for reducing the shrinkage, cracking, freeze/thaw and increasing the durability of the concrete. These polymers ar...

    Authors: Asghar Aryanfar, Irem Şanal and Jaime Marian

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:25

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  2. Steel-fiber reinforced concrete slabs have good blast and spall resistance. In this study, compression and splitting tensile experiments were carried out to obtain the basic quasi-static mechanical properties ...

    Authors: Dapeng Yang, Bei Zhang and Guojun Liu

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:23

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  3. Fabric reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) composites, also known as textile reinforced mortars (TRM), an inorganic matrix constituting fibre fabrics and cement-based mortar, are becoming a widely used compo...

    Authors: Fayu Wang, Nicholas Kyriakides, Christis Chrysostomou, Eleftherios Eleftheriou, Renos Votsis and Rogiros Illampas

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:22

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  4. The knee beam–column joint is a critical location in a Reinforced Concrete (RC) structure particularly when subjected to earthquake vibrations. The current structural design codes dictate the use of high amoun...

    Authors: S. M. Iqbal S. Zainal, Farzad Hejazi and Raizal S. M. Rashid

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:20

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  5. This paper presents the findings of an investigation into the influence of green-synthesized nano-TiO2 on the characteristics of wood ash (WA) cement mortar. Mortar specimens were prepared by partial replacement ...

    Authors: Bolanle Deborah Ikotun and Akeem Ayinde Raheem

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:19

    Content type: Research

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  6. Autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) block masonry has been widely used for bearing walls of multi-story buildings or non-bearing walls of high-rise buildings because of its unique advantages, such as lightweight...

    Authors: Tianxiang Pi, Zhongheng Du, Huchen Zhang and Sicheng Wang

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:18

    Content type: Research

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  7. The effect of gamma-ray irradiation on cement mortar properties is investigated in this study in order to understand the mechanism behind the strength and stiffness reduction, which may be significant accordin...

    Authors: Yuliia Khmurovska, Petr Štemberk, Svyatoslav Sikorin, Jiří Němeček, Daria Jóźwiak-Niedźwiedzka, Magdaléna Doleželová, Yuliya Kaladkevich, Eryk Pavalanski and Viktar Fatseyeu

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:17

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  8. In this study, the effect of curing temperature on the properties of slag cement concrete after high-temperature exposure was studied, and elevated curing temperature (45 ± 2 °C and 95% relative humidity (RH))...

    Authors: Eskinder Desta Shumuye, Jun Zhao and Zike Wang

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:15

    Content type: Research

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  9. Oil palm shell (OPS) concrete filled steel tube (CFT) columns are acknowledged to be a new type of sustainable composite column. In this type of column, the conventional coarse aggregate was partially replaced...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Hamidian and Payam Shafigh

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:16

    Content type: Research

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  10. The shear span-to-effective depth ratio (a/d) is one of the factors governing the shear behavior of reinforced concrete (RC) beams, with or without shear reinforcement. In high-strength concrete (HSC), cracks may...

    Authors: Olaniyi Arowojolu, Ahmed Ibrahim, Abdullah Almakrab, Nicholas Saras and Richard Nielsen

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:14

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  11. Prestressed segmentally constructed balanced cantilever bridges are often subjected to larger deflections than those predicted by calculations, especially for long-term effects. In this paper, the case of modu...

    Authors: Gian Felice Giaccu, Davide Solinas, Bruno Briseghella and Luigi Fenu

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:13

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  12. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of the seismic wave velocity on vertical displacement of a cable-stayed bridge’s deck under asynchronous excitation. The Quincy Bayview Bridge located in Ill...

    Authors: Bashar Hariri and Lan Lin

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:12

    Content type: Research

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  13. This study analytically investigated the behavior of reinforced concrete frames with masonry infills. For the analysis, VecTor2, a nonlinear finite element analysis program that implements the Modified Compres...

    Authors: Seung-Jae Lee, Tae-Sung Eom and Eunjong Yu

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:6

    Content type: Research

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  14. To figure out the change in the reinforcing effect of FRP system used for the retrofit of RC beam when it is exposed to high temperature, it is required to evaluate not only the behavior of the entire beam, bu...

    Authors: Soo-yeon Seo, Jong-wook Lim and Su-hyun Jeong

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:9

    Content type: Research

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  15. Concrete structures undergo internal damage; this usually starts at the atomic level with defects that then grow and form cracks, which can propagate through the material. Here, a method of preparation of poly...

    Authors: Shima Taheri and Simon Martin Clark

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:8

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  16. Self-sensing concrete materials, also known as smart concretes, are emerging as a promising technological development for the construction industry, where novel materials with the capability of providing infor...

    Authors: Diego L. Castañeda-Saldarriaga, Joham Alvarez-Montoya, Vladimir Martínez-Tejada and Julián Sierra-Pérez

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:3

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  17. In older reinforced concrete (RC) buildings, columns are fragile elements that can induce collapse of entire buildings during earthquakes. An accurate assessment of the seismic vulnerability of RC buildings us...

    Authors: Chang Seok Lee and Sang Whan Han

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:5

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  18. Prefabricated construction is becoming increasingly prevalent, however, it is rarely applied in underground constructions, except for tunnel linings, due to the difficulties that arise in jointing various pref...

    Authors: Tingjin Liu, Jiandong Lu, Di Wang and Hongyuan Liu

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:2

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  19. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Xudong Chen, Dandan Shi, Nan Shen, Shengtao Li and Saisai Liu

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:10

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:10

  20. The properties of mortars containing waste glass powder (WGP) as a cement substitute for sustainable construction at various high temperatures were investigated. For this purpose, specimens from four mixtures ...

    Authors: Arash Sedaghatdoost, Kiachehr Behfarnia, Hamidreza Moosaei, Mohammad Bayati and Mohammad Sadegh Vaezi

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2021 15:1

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  21. The purpose of this study was to investigate the thermal and cyclic behaviors of fire-damaged walls designed with different failure modes, aspect ratios and heated areas. These cyclic behaviors include tempera...

    Authors: Eunmi Ryu, Heesun Kim and Yeongsoo Shin

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:61

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  22. Recently, as a new precast concrete (PC) construction method for increasing economy and constructability, the PC double-beam system has been developed for factories or logistic centers, where construction dura...

    Authors: Jang-Woon Baek, Su-Min Kang, Tae-Ho Kim and Jin-Yong Kim

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:60

    Content type: Research

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  23. Post-tensioned unbonded tendons are widely used in flat slabs/plates when there is a demand for large span lengths, durable tendons and a reduction in the weight of structure. For post-tensioned flat slab/plat...

    Authors: S. M. Samindi M. K. Samarakoon and Bjarte Hodne

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:56

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  24. Alkali-activated materials are a promising type of binder candidate as a substitute to Portland cement. Fly ashes can be used as binder precursors giving higher environmental benefits. In the present research,...

    Authors: Stefania Manzi, Andrea Saccani, Luca Baldazzi and Isabella Lancellotti

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:59

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  25. Mechanical properties and durability of cement-based materials are largely affected by pore structures. This paper provides an overview of several experimental techniques to characterize pore size distribution...

    Authors: Abudushalamu Aili and Ippei Maruyama

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:55

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  26. This paper proposes an approach to assess and predict the seismic risk of existing concrete gravity dams (CGDs) considering the ageing effect. The combination of fragility function and cumulative absolute velo...

    Authors: Tahmina Tasnim Nahar, Anh-Tuan Cao and Dookie Kim

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:53

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  27. The aim of this work was to provide further confirmation of the possible use of non-linear ultrasonic techniques for detecting the cracking due to corrosion of steel reinforcements in concrete. To this end acc...

    Authors: Miguel Ángel Climent-Llorca, Marina Miró-Oca, Pedro Poveda-Martínez and Jaime Ramis-Soriano

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:52

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  28. This paper reports on the first phase of a multi-phase research program conducted at the American University of Beirut (AUB) on “Hemp and Recycled Aggregates Concrete” (HRAC). HRAC is a new sustainable concret...

    Authors: Samer Ghosn, Nour Cherkawi and Bilal Hamad

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:54

    Content type: Research

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  29. Fire tests and subsequent bending tests of four reinforced concrete (RC) beams were performed. Based on these tests, the post-fire performance of RC beams was further studied using finite-element simulation th...

    Authors: Bin Cai, Bo Li and Feng Fu

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:58

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  30. Improvement in fracture behaviour of fibre-reinforced concrete (FRC) due to the inclusion of various types and combinations of fibres is widely reported. The fracture behaviour of FRC needs to be fully underst...

    Authors: Aniket B. Bhosale and S. Suriya Prakash

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:57

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  31. This study focuses on the development of durable structural lightweight concrete (LWC) by incorporating expanded perlite aggregate (EPA) in the range of 0 to 20% by weight. In order to ensure its durability when ...

    Authors: Mohammed Ibrahim, Aftab Ahmad, Mohammed S. Barry, Luai M. Alhems and A. C. Mohamed Suhoothi

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:50

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  32. This paper investigated the working behavior characteristics of six reinforcement concrete (RC) beams subjected to bending based on the numerical shape function (NSF) method and structural stressing state theo...

    Authors: Jie Huang, Jun Shi, Hengheng Xiao, Jiyang Shen and Baisong Yang

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:38

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  33. This study presents a detailed experimental program for reinforced concrete T-beams strengthened in shear with near-surface mounted (NSM) basalt fiber-reinforced polymer (BFRP) bars. This paper aims to introdu...

    Authors: Hesham M. Diab and Ahmed M. Sayed

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:49

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  34. The dynamic mechanical properties of steel fiber-reinforced concrete (SFRC) under high temperature and high strain rate were studied using a split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) of 74 mm in diameter. As it is d...

    Authors: Ruiyuan Huang, Shichao Li, Long Meng, Dong Jiang and Ping Li

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:48

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  35. Cracking caused by shrinkage deformation of cement-based materials at early age is a major problem leading to material failure in restrained conditions. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are incorporated into cement-bas...

    Authors: Yanming Liu, Tao Shi, Yujing Zhao, Yuan Gu, Zhifang Zhao, Jiabin Chen, Bingmiao Zheng and Shichong Shi

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:43

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  36. Impact loading damage of reinforced concrete (RC) members deteriorates bond strength of reinforcing bars. To understand the effect of strain rate on the bond strength of reinforcing bars in RC beams under impa...

    Authors: Hyeon-Jong Hwang, Fan Yang, Li Zang, Jang-Woon Baek and Gao Ma

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:40

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  37. Cemented paste backfill (CPB), which is prepared by mixing tailings, binder and water, is widely used in underground mines for waste management and ground control. Since the CPB is delivered into mined-out are...

    Authors: Di Wu, Wentao Hou, Shuai Liu and Huaibin Liu

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:39

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  38. This paper investigates the nonlinear behavior of wall-beam-strut joints with mechanical couplers, which are proposed for prefabricated underground constructions, under monotonic and cyclic loading conditions ...

    Authors: Tingjin Liu, Jiandong Lu and Hongyuan Liu

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:36

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  39. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Chien-Kuo Chiu and Alexander Ivan Tandri

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:51

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:30

  40. The previous researches on the degradation process of concrete under sulfate attack mainly focus on non-damaged concrete. It may lead to an excessive evaluation of the durability of the structure, which is det...

    Authors: Yujing Lv, Wenhua Zhang, Fan Wu, Huang Li, Yunsheng Zhang and Guodong Xu

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:47

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  41. In this study, several simplified constitutive models and a damage plasticity model for ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete(UHPFRC)material with micro and hooked ends steel fibers, Bekaert Dramix ...

    Authors: Doaa Talib Hashim, Farzad Hejazi and Voo Yen Lei

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:45

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  42. To better understand the synergistic effects of combined fibers on mechanical properties and durability of recycled aggregate concrete (RAC), different types of fibers with various lengths and mass ratios were...

    Authors: Bin Lei, Wengui Li, Huajian Liu, Zhuo Tang and Vivian W. Y. Tam

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:37

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  43. The current design codes discuss the effective compressive strengths of columns, which reflect a decrease in load transfer performance that can occur when columns and slabs have different concrete compressive ...

    Authors: Seung-Ho Choi, Jin-Ha Hwang, Sun-Jin Han, Hae-Chang Cho, Jae Hyun Kim and Kang Su Kim

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:42

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  44. Finite element analysis is performed on four reinforced concrete coupling beams of intermediate length using 2-D plane stress elements, under monotonic load up to failure. The model is verified using the resul...

    Authors: Abu Bakar Nabilah, Chan Ghee Koh, Abd. Karim Izian and Farah Nora Aznieta Abd. Aziz

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:33

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  45. The high water-absorption of lightweight aggregate causes a high slump loss and poor workability of concrete. A prewetting process is usually recommended to compensate for the workability problem, but its appl...

    Authors: Yong-Hyok Kim, Cho-Bum Park, Byoung Il Choi, Tae Yong Shin, Yubin Jun and Jae Hong Kim

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:34

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