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  1. Currently, fire in building is one of the most serious disasters. With the increase of basic construction items in western China, ordinary medium sand resource no longer met with the need of engineering. Compr...

    Authors: Haifeng Liu, Xiaolong Chen, Jialing Che, Ning Liu and Minghu Zhang

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:26

    Content type: Research

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  2. The deterioration of cement composites containing nanosilica partially exposed to sulfate attack was studied, and the microstructure change of the composites was analysed by a scanning electron microscope (SEM...

    Authors: Qian Huang, Liang Zhao, Chenggong Zhao, Dongsheng Liu and Chaoqiang Wang

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:27

    Content type: Research

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  3. The quantificational exploration of the propagation law of fracture process zone (FPZ) is of great importance to the research on concrete fracture. This paper performed fracture experiments on pre-cracked conc...

    Authors: Jingwu Bu, Xudong Chen, Liangpeng Hu, Hanqing Yang and Saisai Liu

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:25

    Content type: Research

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  4. Plastic bottles are non-biodegradable material made up of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) and takes around 450 years to get decomposed. In Malaysia, near 13.2% of plastics contribute to municipal solid waste,...

    Authors: Wesam Salah Alaloul, Vivekka Olivia John and Muhammad Ali Musarat

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:24

    Content type: Research

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

    Authors: Shane Newell and Jamie Goggins

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:35

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:66

  6. Distribution factors (DFs) for one typical cross-section as specified in the AASHTO LRFD specification can be varied when the bridge parameters such as span length, loading lanes and skew are changed. The dive...

    Authors: Yu Zhao, Xiaozhe Cao, Yongjun Zhou, Gangqiang Wang and Ruixin Tian

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:22

    Content type: Research

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  7. This study presents the shear capacity of eco-friendly high-strength concrete (HSC) beams reinforced by 0.75% (by volume) of hooked steel fibers or shear stirrups with various spacings. Five large-scale HSC be...

    Authors: Tian-Feng Yuan, Doo-Yeol Yoo, Jun-Mo Yang and Young-Soo Yoon

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:21

    Content type: Research

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  8. Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. In particular, cementitious composites that contain reinforced fibers have a relatively large amount of cement. Therefore, in this study, th...

    Authors: Jong-Won Lee, Young-Il Jang, Wan-Shin Park, Hyun-Do Yun and Sun-Woo Kim

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:17

    Content type: Research

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  9. Lamellar inorganic fillers have been used to improve the performance of polymer composites. In this paper, five kinds of lamellar inorganic fillers, including montmorillonite (MMT), mica, talc, glass flake (GF...

    Authors: Huabing Li, Jiandong Zuo, Biqin Dong and Feng Xing

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:18

    Content type: Research

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  10. This study evaluates the static and fatigue bond behavior in basalt fiber-reinforced polymer (BFRP) bars embedded in concrete. For bond behavior under a mono-tensile load, BFRP bars with four types of surface ...

    Authors: Xia Liu, Xin Wang, Kangyu Xie, Zhishen Wu and Feng Li

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:19

    Content type: Research

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  11. High temperatures impose a negative effect on the mechanical properties of concrete. An experimental setup designed by the theory of nonlinear resonance vibration, the method of mercury intrusion porosimetry (...

    Authors: Xudong Chen, Dandan Shi and Shengshan Guo

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:20

    Content type: Research

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  12. There are two specific aims in this study; first is to develop and validate an automated crack detection technique for the fire damaged beam. Second is to investigate whether the detected crack information and...

    Authors: Eunmi Ryu, Jewon Kang, Jieun Lee, Yeongsoo Shin and Heesun Kim

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:12

    Content type: Research

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  13. A nonlinear finite element model (FEM) is developed to assess the behaviour of a cracked concrete interface, reinforced with embedded steel bars and subjected to monotonic loading. A dowel action finite elemen...

    Authors: Diogo Figueira, Carlos Sousa and Afonso Serra Neves

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:15

    Content type: Research

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  14. Geopolymer concrete (GPC) with Glass fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars can provide a better construction system with high sustainability, high durability, and adequate strength. Few studies deal with the co...

    Authors: Hemn Qader Ahmed, Dilshad Kakasor Jaf and Sinan Abdulkhaleq Yaseen

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

    Content type: Research

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  15. This study deals with (a) the development of a prototype 3D printer for concrete structures having a bed size of 1 × 1 × 1 m for a laboratory testing and (b) laboratory testing of cementitious materials with d...

    Authors: Jun Ho Jo, Byung Wan Jo, Woohyun Cho and Jung-Hoon Kim

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:13

    Content type: Research

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  16. In regions where the concrete structures are exposed to a salty environment, the concrete requires high resistance to chloride-ion penetration. To achieve higher resistance against chloride ingress, a pozzolan...

    Authors: Koichiro Yamato, Akira Sasaki, Takayasu Ito and Isamu Yoshitake

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:16

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  17. The strength of reinforced concrete members can be enhanced using externally bonded reinforcement (EBR) and near surface mounted (NSM) methods. However, small number of studies has adopted the NSM method for t...

    Authors: Nasih Habeeb Askandar and Abdulkareem Darweesh Mahmood

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:7

    Content type: Research

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  18. Experimental and theoretical investigations on the flexural performance of steel reinforced ECC-concrete composite beams subjected to freeze–thaw cycles are presented in this paper. Four groups of reinforced c...

    Authors: Wenjie Ge, Ashraf F. Ashour, Weigang Lu and Dafu Cao

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:11

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  19. Axial compression test was conducted to investigate the effect of confinement on plain concrete cylinders by wrapping polyethylene naphthalate fiber reinforced polymer (PEN FRP) with large rupture strain (LRS)...

    Authors: Batzaya Baasankhuu, Donguk Choi and Sangsu Ha

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:8

    Content type: Research

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  20. Reversed cyclic loading tests of two circular hollow RC piers were conducted in this study to investigate the effect of different amounts of inner and outer circular hoops on their flexural behavior. The test ...

    Authors: Zhong-Xian Li, Chun-yu Du, Xiao Liang and Bo Zhao

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:9

    Content type: Research

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  21. To study the influence of different water–binder ratios on the corrosion, permeability, and freezing properties of concrete, we produced different strengths of concrete with respective water–binder ratios of 0...

    Authors: Rongling Zhang, Peng Liu, Lina Ma, Zijiang Yang, Huisu Chen, Han Xing Zhu, Huigang Xiao and Jia Li

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:10

    Content type: Research

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  22. This paper presents a mechanical model for the simulation of reinforced concrete (RC) wall boundary elements with lap splices, which builds on the tension chord model. The model is composed of an assembly of c...

    Authors: Danilo Tarquini, João Pacheco de Almeida and Katrin Beyer

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:2

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  23. The flexural behavioral properties of ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) low-profile T-beams reinforced with a combination of steel fibers and steel reinforcing bars were investigated in this paper. Five l...

    Authors: Minghong Qiu, Xudong Shao, Kay Wille, Banfu Yan and Jiajia Wu

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:5

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  24. One type of failure of reinforced concrete seismic walls is out-of-plane buckling. This type of failure appears at the compressive cycle of loading during the cyclic seismic loading. This work is mainly experi...

    Authors: Theodoros A. Chrysanidis

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:3

    Content type: Research

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  25. This paper reports the results of a seismic performance study of a precast shear wall with a new horizontal connection. The new connection is the rabbet-unbonded horizontal connection, which is composed of rab...

    Authors: Chong-fang Sun, Shu-ting Liang, Xiao-jun Zhu, Hu Li, Jian-min Guo, Gang Li, Ya-min Song and Dong-yue Wu

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:6

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  26. Experimental investigation on seismic performance of RC shear walls reinforced with CFRP bars in boundary elements to enhance the resilience was presented which is expected for stable resistance capacity and s...

    Authors: Jun Zhao, Fuqiang Shen, Chenzhe Si, Yuping Sun and Lu Yin

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:4

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  27. This work quantified the hierarchy of the influence of three common mixture design parameters on the compressive strength and the rate of strength increase over the long term of low-calcium fly ash geopolymer ...

    Authors: Hongen Zhang, Lang Li, Prabir Kumar Sarker, Tao Long, Xiaoshuang Shi, Qingyuan Wang and Gaochuang Cai

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:63

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  28. A new experimental method on simulating the combined action of cavitation erosion and abrasion was proposed to investigate the erosion mechanism of overflow structure induced by the said processes. An automati...

    Authors: X. Wang, Y. A. Hu and Z. H. Li

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:58

    Content type: Research

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  29. Performance-based approach, introducing a new two-phase computational model for determining the response of prestressed hollow-core concrete slab exposed to natural fire including heating and cooling phase, is...

    Authors: R. Pečenko, T. Hozjan, I. Planinc and S. Bratina

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:60

    Content type: Research

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  30. The exposure of concrete to gamma radiation gives rise to a set of physical and chemical processes over multiple length scales, from molecular to bulk. The literature includes a number of bulk-scale studies wh...

    Authors: Yonathan Reches

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:59

    Content type: Research

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  31. This study investigated the mechanical behavior of normal strength (NS) and high strength (HS) concrete containing recycled fine aggregates (RFAs). A high slump mixing design was employed, which may be potenti...

    Authors: Minkwan Ju, Kyoungsoo Park and Won-Jun Park

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:61

    Content type: Research

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  32. In this article, incorporation of nano-SiO2 (NS), nano-TiO2 (NT) and nano-Al2O3 (NA) particles and their binary and ternary blends on water filtration in oil-well cement slurry was examined. The nanoparticle cont...

    Authors: Mtaki Thomas Maagi, Samwel Daud Lupyana and Jun Gu

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:62

    Content type: Research

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  33. This paper investigates numerically and experimentally the performance of reinforced concrete (RC) beam with unequal depths subjected to combined bending and shear. Such beams can geometrically be considered f...

    Authors: A. Hamoda, A. Basha, S. Fayed and K. Sennah

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:55

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  34. This paper proposes a new kind of U-type reinforcement ferrule (URF) connection for the assembly of precast concrete (PC) components, which has a good fault-tolerance ability and low cost of construction with ...

    Authors: Zhiwu Yu, Xiaoyong Lv, Yujie Yu, Faxing Ding and Xiaodan Peng

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:54

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  35. Basalt fiber reinforced polymer (BFRP) rebars reinforced coral aggregate concrete is a new type of concrete used in ocean engineering. In order to investigate the bond performance between BFRP rebars and coral...

    Authors: Lei Wang, Zhaoping Song, Jin Yi, Jiayi Li, Feng Fu and Kai Qian

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:52

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  36. The study reported herein aims at investigating the behavior of medium-scale circular reinforced concrete columns wrapped with fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) sheets under concentric and eccentric axial loads. ...

    Authors: Hanan Suliman Al-Nimry and Rabi Amer Al-Rabadi

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:53

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  37. A simple yet effective constitutive model-referred to as the “Fixed Strut Angle Model” (FSAM)-is presented in this paper for simulating the nonlinear axial/shear behavior of reinforced concrete membrane (panel...

    Authors: Kutay Orakcal, Leonardo M. Massone and Denizhan Ulugtekin

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:51

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  38. The objective of this study is to assess the shear friction characteristics of lightweight aggregate concrete (LWAC) prepared using artificially expanded bottom ash and dredged soil granules. A total of 37 con...

    Authors: Keun-Hyeok Yang and Kyung-Ho Lee

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:50

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  39. To quantify the post-earthquake residual seismic capacity of reinforced concrete (RC) column members, experimental data for 6 column specimens with flexural, flexural–shear and shear failure modes are used to ...

    Authors: Chien-Kuo Chiu, Hsin-Fang Sung, Kai-Ning Chi and Fu-Pei Hsiao

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:48

    Content type: Original Article

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  40. A new plastic–damage constitutive model based on the combination of damage mechanics and classical plastic theory was developed to simulate the failure of concrete. In order to explain different material behav...

    Authors: Yan-tao Jiao, Bo Wang and Zhen-zhong Shen

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:57

    Content type: Original Article

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  41. Among fiber-reinforced composites, steel fiber has been widely-used for concrete infrastructure such as silos, tunnels, specifically aiming at reducing the weight of concrete and enhancing its strength by over...

    Authors: Seonguk Hong and Seunghun Kim

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:49

    Content type: Research

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  42. High-volume slag (HVS) can reduce the CO2 emissions of concrete, but increase the carbonation depth of concrete. In particular, because of the effects of climate change, carbonation will accelerate. However, the ...

    Authors: Han-Seung Lee, Seung-Min Lim and Xiao-Yong Wang

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:56

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  43. In this paper, a prediction method based on artificial neural network was developed to rapidly determine the residual shear resistance of reinforced concrete (RC) beams after fire. Firstly, the temperature dis...

    Authors: Bin Cai, Long-Fei Xu and Feng Fu

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:46

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  44. Twenty-seven large-scale beams with dapped-end have been prepared, cast and tested to failure in the three points loading arrangement. One control beam has been designed in accordance with requirement of stand...

    Authors: Bashar S. Mohammed, Muhammad Aswin, M. S. Liew and Noor Amila Wan Abdullah Zawawi

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:44

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  45. Huge amounts of by-products are generated from industrial processes which affect the environment adversely. Production process of conventional cement is energy demanding and it also emits enormous amounts of g...

    Authors: Subhashree Samantasinghar and Suresh Prasad Singh

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:47

    Content type: Original Article

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  46. Reactive powder concrete (RPC) is an advanced cementitious material with ultra-high strength, remarkable durability and excellent toughness. However, temperature dependent creep is a major concern as very litt...

    Authors: Xiaomeng Hou, Muhammad Abid, Wenzhong Zheng and Raja Rizwan Hussain

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:45

    Content type: Research

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  47. Although pretensioned concrete structures have increasingly been used worldwide, a number of design issues need to be addressed to further improve the structural performance. Transfer length of pretensioned me...

    Authors: Se-Jin Jeon, Ho Shin, Sang-Hyun Kim, Sung Yong Park and Jun-Mo Yang

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:43

    Content type: Research

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