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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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

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

  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. The paper presents the results of flexural and shear tests up to failure on full-scale hollow-core slabs (HCS) having a depth of 500 mm. A detailed non-linear 2D finite element model is also developed to predi...

    Authors: E. Michelini, P. Bernardi, R. Cerioni and B. Belletti
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:31
  26. The mixing method is the investigation of the characteristics of alkali-activated cement paste (AACP) with slag and silica fume (SF) of 1: 1. The basic mixing method is ASTM C305, which is defined as 1st-cycle...

    Authors: Taewan Kim and Choonghyun Kang
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:41
  27. Detailed finite element (FE) models are often employed to predict the impact responses of reinforced concrete (RC) columns. However, they always require substantial investments of time and effort in modeling a...

    Authors: Bin Liu, Wei Fan, Xu Huang, Xudong Shao and Lijing Kang
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:32
  28. Strain-hardening cementitious composites (SHCCs) reinforced with both basalt and steel fibers are expected to possess the advantages of both fiber materials and exhibit desirable mechanical properties. In this...

    Authors: Na Zhang, Jian Zhou and Guo-wei Ma
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:44
  29. A total of six full-scale high strength reinforced concrete (HSRC) columns were tested under axial and cyclic lateral loading. The specified concrete compressive strength was 70 MPa and the specified yield str...

    Authors: Cien-Kuo Chiu and Alexander Ivan Tandri
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:30

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:51

  30. Pervious concrete has been widely used in parking lots and other lightweight streets. Performances of pervious concrete are strongly dependent on its pore structure characteristics. This paper investigates the...

    Authors: Ruyan Liu, Yin Chi, Shengyun Chen, Qinghui Jiang, Xiaoyu Meng, Kun Wu and Shengjia Li
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:29
  31. As a type of cement-based composite reinforcement material, textile reinforced concrete (TRC) has the advantages of corrosion resistance, high bearing capacity and good crack limit performance. Its bonding per...

    Authors: Shichang Li, Shiping Yin and Yu Gao
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:28
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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

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

  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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

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