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  1. This paper presents the findings of an investigation of the fiber content variations in concrete being discharged from a ready-mix truck at the construction site. Concrete samples were extracted from the truck...

    Authors: Christian Sorensen, Egil Berge and Eirik B. Nikolaisen
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:83
  2. Alkali-activated slag concretes are being extensively researched because of its potential sustainability-related benefits. For such concretes to be implemented in large scale concrete applications such as infr...

    Authors: Kirk Vance, Matthew Aguayo, Akash Dakhane, Deepak Ravikumar, Jitendra Jain and Narayanan Neithalath
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:82
  3. This study evaluates the dosages of Class F fly ash, lithium nitrate and their combinations to suppress the excessive expansion caused by alkali–silica reactivity (ASR). In order to serve the proposed objectiv...

    Authors: Mohammad S. Islam
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:81
  4. The objective of this work was to examine the influence of carbonation on the microstructure of cement materials. Different materials, which were CEM I mortar and paste, CEM II mortar and paste, were carbonate...

    Authors: Son Tung Pham and William Prince
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:79
  5. Rice husk ash (RHA) is classified as a highly reactive pozzolan. It has a very high silica content similar to that of silica fume (SF). Using less-expensive and locally available RHA as a mineral admixture in ...

    Authors: Ha Thanh Le, Sang Thanh Nguyen and Horst-Michael Ludwig
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:78
  6. As the national transportation infrastructure ages and deteriorates, many existing bridges require frequent and costly maintenance and repairs. The objective of this work was to synthesize new and existing typ...

    Authors: Aleksandra Radlińska, Leslie Myers McCarthy, James Matzke and Francis Nagel
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:77
  7. Typical high-performance concrete (HPC) mixtures are characterized by low water-cementitious material ratios, high cement contents, and the incorporation of admixtures. In spite of its superior properties in t...

    Authors: Gemma Rodríguez de Sensale and Arlindo Freitas Goncalves
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:76
  8. Sixteen reinforced concrete laboratory specimens were used to evaluate a number of corrosion prevention methods under an accelerated (6 months) testing program. The use of galvanic thermal sprayed zinc, galvan...

    Authors: Matthew D. Pritzl, Habib Tabatabai and Al Ghorbanpoor
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:74
  9. This paper presents results of an experimental study which investigates the effect of industrial pozzolan made from calcined silt of dam at 750 °C for 5 h, on mechanical properties and durability of ordinary m...

    Authors: Bahia Rabehi, Youcef Ghernouti and Miloud Driss
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:72
  10. Alkali-activated binder (AAB) is recently being considered as a sustainable alternative to portland cement (PC) due to its low carbon dioxide emission and diversion of industrial wastes and by-products such as...

    Authors: Arkamitra Kar, Indrajit Ray, Udaya B. Halabe, Avinash Unnikrishnan and Ben Dawson-Andoh
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:69
  11. When concrete is being transported through a pipe, the lubrication layer is formed at the interface between concrete and the pipe wall and is the major factor facilitating concrete pumping. A possible mechanis...

    Authors: Myoung Sung Choi, Young Jin Kim and Jin Keun Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:84
  12. The volume fraction of the coarse aggregate in the conventional plastic concrete is controlled relatively low to ensure a required workability. In this paper, a new type of coarse aggregate interlocking concre...

    Authors: Weiguo Shen, Chuan Zhang, Xinling Li, Hua Shi, Guiming Wang and Xiaowu Tian
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:80
  13. An experimental investigation was carried out to evaluate the mechanical properties of concrete mixtures in which coarse aggregate was partially (30, 50 or 70 %) replaced with pre-washed municipal solid waste ...

    Authors: Tao Zhang and Zengzeng Zhao
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:73
  14. The American Concrete Institute (ACI) 318-11 permits the use of the moment magnifier method for computing the design ultimate strength of slender reinforced concrete columns that are part of braced frames. Thi...

    Authors: Timo K. Tikka and S. Ali Mirza
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:70
  15. In this study, the concrete fracture energy was obtained using the three point notched beam test method developed by Hillerborg et al. (Cem Concr Res 6(6):773–782, 1976). A total of 12 notched concrete beams were...

    Authors: Jaeha Lee and Maria M. Lopez
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:68
  16. Ground granulated blast-furnace slag (GGBS) is a green construction material used to produce durable concrete. The secondary pozzolanic reactions can result in reduced pore connectivity; therefore, replacing p...

    Authors: Bahador Sabet Divsholi, Tze Yang Darren Lim and Susanto Teng
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:63
  17. Numerous investigations of RC beams strengthened in shear with externally-bonded (EB) fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) sheets, plates and strips have been successfully conducted in recent years. These valuable s...

    Authors: Amir Mofidi and Omar Chaallal
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:60
  18. The use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in strengthening reinforced concrete beam–column subassemblies has been scrutinised both experimentally and numerically in recent years. While a multitude o...

    Authors: H. R. Ronagh and H. Baji
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:47
  19. In order to study the capacities of a new occurrence of Brazilian clay samples as partial replacements of cement, a bentonite sample was selected for utilization in the natural and modified forms for present s...

    Authors: D. J. Lima-Guerra, I. Mello, R. Resende and R. Silva
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:66
  20. In the present paper, a behavioral model is proposed for study of the individual contributions to shear capacity in shear-critical reinforced concrete members. On the basis of the relationship between shear an...

    Authors: Je-Pyong Jeong and Woo Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:64
  21. This paper presents the results of an investigation aimed at developing reinforced concrete beams consisting of precast permanent U-shaped reinforced mortar forms filled with different types of core materials ...

    Authors: Ezzat H. Fahmy, Yousry B. I. Shaheen, Ahmed Mahdy Abdelnaby and Mohamed N. Abou Zeid
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:62
  22. The use of carbon fibers (CF) and glass fibers (GF) were combined to strengthen concrete flexural members. In this study, data of tensile tests of 94 hybrid carbon-glass FRP sheets and 47 carbon and GF rovings...

    Authors: Thomas H.-K. Kang, Woosuk Kim, Sang-Su Ha and Dong-Uk Choi
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:61
  23. Many bridges are subject to lateral damage for their girders due to impact by over-height vehicles collision. In this study, the optimum configurations of carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) laminates were...

    Authors: Adel ElSafty, Matthew K. Graeff and Sam Fallaha
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:53
  24. In this study, portland cement (PC) has been partially replaced with a Class F fly ash (FA) at level of 70 % to produce high-volume FA (HVFA) concrete (F70). F70 was modified by replacing FA at levels of 10 an...

    Authors: Alaa M. Rashad, Hosam El-Din H. Seleem and Amr F. Shaheen
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:51
  25. Prestressed concrete cylindrical pipe (PCCP) has been widely used for the distribution of water in communal, industrial, and agricultural systems for a long time. However, as it deteriorates, structural failur...

    Authors: Yongjei Lee and Eun-Taik Lee
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:57
  26. A major difference between high-strength reinforcing steel and conventional steel in concrete is that the service-load steel stress is expected to be greater. Consequently, the service-load steel strains are g...

    Authors: Amir Soltani, Kent A. Harries and Bahram M. Shahrooz
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:54
  27. An experimental investigation was conducted to compare the shear strength of full-scale beams constructed with chemically-based, self-consolidating concrete (SCC) with conventional concrete (CC). This experime...

    Authors: Mahdi Arezoumandi and Jeffery S. Volz
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:52
  28. The purpose of this study was to investigate the design comparison of totally prefabricated bridge substructure system. Prefabricated bridge substructure systems are a relatively new and versatile alternative ...

    Authors: Tae-Hoon Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:50
  29. Strength and some durability properties of concrete containing rice husk ash (RHA) predominantly composed of amorphous silica at a specific surface of 235 m2/kg produced using a charcoal incinerator were determin...

    Authors: A. E. Abalaka
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:58
  30. This study evaluates the shear strength of steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) beams from a database, which consists of extensive experimental results of 222 SFRC beams having no stirrups. In order to predi...

    Authors: Mohammad S. Islam and Shahria Alam
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:59

    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2014 8:s40069-014-0071-6

  31. This paper deals with the interfacial effects of silica fume (SF) and styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) on compressive strength of concrete. Analyzing the compressive strength results of 32 concrete mixes perform...

    Authors: M. Shafieyzadeh
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:55
  32. In the present scenario to fulfill the demands of sustainable construction, concrete made with multi-blended cement system of OPC and different mineral admixtures, is the judicious choice for the construction ...

    Authors: Kanchan Mala, A. K. Mullick, K. K. Jain and P. K. Singh
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:49
  33. Geopolymer mortar compressed blocks were prepared using fly ash, ground granulated blast furnace slag, silica fume and metakaolin as binders and sand/quarry dust/pond ash as fine aggregate. Alkaline solution w...

    Authors: Radhakrishna, Tirupati Venu Madhava, G. S. Manjunath and K. Venugopal
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:48
  34. This study presents the effect of incorporating metakaolin (MK) on the mechanical and durability properties of high strength concrete for a constant water/binder ratio of 0.3. MK mixtures with cement replaceme...

    Authors: P. Dinakar, Pradosh K. Sahoo and G. Sriram
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:45
  35. This study investigates quantitative methods for assessment of infrared analysis of concrete admixtures using correlation coefficients by performing IR scans following the ASTM C494/C494M-11 specifications. In...

    Authors: Anthony J. Casale III, Johanna Doukakis, Husam Najm and Kimberly Davis
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:40
  36. In this study, a two-layer feed-forward neural network was constructed and applied to determine a mapping associating mix design and testing factors of cement–nano silica (NS)–rice husk ash ternary blended con...

    Authors: Alireza Najigivi, Alireza Khaloo, Azam Iraji zad and Suraya Abdul Rashid
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:38
  37. Prestress losses assumed for bridge girder design and deflection analyses are dependent on the concrete modulus of elasticity (MOE). Most design specifications, such as the American Association of State Highwa...

    Authors: Brahama P. Singh, Nur Yazdani and Guillermo Ramirez
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:37
  38. The use of sustainable technologies such as supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs), and/or recycled materials is expected to positively affect the performance of concrete mixtures. However, it is imperati...

    Authors: Enad Mahmoud, Ahmed Ibrahim, Hassan El-Chabib and Varun Chowdary Patibandla
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:44
  39. Heavy oil fly ash (HOFA) is a byproduct generated by the burning of heavy fuel oil. Chemical analysis showed that HOFA is mainly composed of unburned carbon with a significant amount of heavy metals. Due to to...

    Authors: Abdullah Mofarrah and Tahir Husain
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:42
  40. Carbonation is a natural ageing process for cement. This study focuses on how the carbonation rate varies with selected hydration times and atmospheric conditions during the early stages of reacting dried ceme...

    Authors: Rikard Ylmén and Ulf Jäglid
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:39
  41. We report various synchrotron radiation laboratory based techniques used to characterize cement based materials in nanometer scale. High resolution X-ray transmission imaging combined with a rotational axis al...

    Authors: Sejung R. Chae, Juhyuk Moon, Seyoon Yoon, Sungchul Bae, Pierre Levitz, Robert Winarski and Paulo J. M. Monteiro
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:36
  42. After reviewing the background and motivations for using modern computational methods for the design of reinforced concrete structures, an algorithm making use of the object oriented programming language Pytho...

    Authors: S. M. Shahidul Islam and A. Khennane
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2013 7:27

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