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  1. Concrete structures expand and contract in response to temperature changes which can result in structural strain and cracking. However, there is a limited amount of robust field data on hybrid concrete floor s...

    Authors: Shane Newell and Jamie Goggins
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:66

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2020 14:35

  2. The concrete production processes including materials mixing, pumping, transportation, injection, pouring, moulding and compaction, are dependent on the rheological properties. Hence, in this research, the rhe...

    Authors: Sardar Kashif Ur Rehman, Zainah Ibrahim, Mohammad Jameel, Shazim Ali Memon, Muhammad Faisal Javed, Muhammad Aslam, Kashif Mehmood and Sohaib Nazar
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:64
  3. Corrosion of reinforcing steel bars is the main factor affecting durability and service life of steel-reinforced bridge barriers in North America. The use of glass fiber reinforcing polymer (GFRP) bars as non-...

    Authors: Khaled Sennah, Ekaterina Tropynina, Zaki Ibrahim and Saman Hedjazi
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:63
  4. In a previous study, a new model (Generalized Softened Variable Angle Truss Model—GSVATM) was proposed to compute the global behavior of reinforced concrete beams under torsion, including for low loading stage...

    Authors: Luís F. A. Bernardo, Cátia S. B. Taborda and Jorge M. A. Andrade
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:62
  5. This paper presents a non-linear Timoshenko beam element with axial, bending, and shear force interaction for nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete structures. The structural material tangent stiffness mat...

    Authors: T. Ravi Mullapudi and Ashraf Ayoub
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:61
  6. Due to extreme business competitions in bridge construction industries, the cost reduction became the most important issue in winning a contract bidding. The largest bridge construction cost saving can be obta...

    Authors: Dal-Hun Yang, Min-Jae Kwon, Gi-Ha Eom and Jang-Ho Jay Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:60
  7. When ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) is fabricated as precast members such as in a UHPC segmental bridge, the joint design between the precast members can significantly affect the overall integrity and ...

    Authors: Young-Jin Kim, Won-Jong Chin and Se-Jin Jeon
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:59
  8. In the present study, a probabilistic procedure is presented for estimating the reliability of hybrid fiber reinforced concrete (HFRC) slabs against the impact of hemispherical nose projectiles considering unc...

    Authors: Nadeem A. Siddiqui, Yousef A. Al-Salloum, Tarek H. Almusallam, Aref A. Abadel and Husain Abbas
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:58
  9. The possibility of recycling mixed colour waste glass as it is for manufacturing decorative architectural mortars, has been investigated. In mortars, the 0–33–66–100% of calcareous gravel volume has been repla...

    Authors: Francesca Tittarelli, Chiara Giosuè and Alessandra Mobili
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:57
  10. A user-defined bonded-particle model (UBM) which is based on the modified parallel bond was established in this paper to investigate the tensile and compressive failure mechanism of concrete on the three-dimen...

    Authors: Jinhui Ren, Zhenghong Tian and Jingwu Bu
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:56
  11. This paper presents the results of recent research on the interface shear behavior of normal weight and lightweight concrete composite T-beams. In the experimental program 12 beams and necessary control cylind...

    Authors: Zhuangcheng Fang, Haibo Jiang, Airong Liu, Jiahui Feng and Yuanhang Chen
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:55
  12. Performance-based fire resistance design needs consideration of various influencing parameters of structures such as load levels and cross-sectional size. Therefore, the studies of fire damaged reinforced conc...

    Authors: Eunmi Ryu, Yeongsoo Shin and Heesun Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:54
  13. In this study, prestressed hybrid wide flange (PHWF) composite girders were proposed, and full-scale flexural tests were conducted to evaluate their structural performances. This new proposed girder system was...

    Authors: Sun-Jin Han, Deuck Hang Lee, Jae-Yuel Oh, Seung-Ho Choi and Kang Su Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:53
  14. Wrapping reinforced concrete (RC) columns with fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites is effective in increasing their capacity. The current state of the art concentrates primarily on fully wrapped columns ...

    Authors: Sahar Y. Ghanem and Issam E. Harik
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:52
  15. In order to improve the longitudinal shear resistance between foam concrete and C-Channels, an investigation is carried out on the shear connectors in foam concrete with cold-formed steel double C-Channels emb...

    Authors: Dianzhong Liu, Fayu Wang and Feng Fu
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:51
  16. The dissolution and release of active ions, such as Si4+, Al3+ and Ca2+, from fly ash directly affect the rate and extent of reaction product formation, which in turn affect the physical and mechanical properties...

    Authors: Bo Yin, Tianhe Kang, Jianting Kang and Yuejuan Chen
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:50
  17. Apart from its recognized strengthening effect for shear loading, the presence of stirrups in reinforced concrete results in an increase of the ductility of structural members and in the capacity of reaching h...

    Authors: Péter Zoltán Berke and Thierry Jacques Massart
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:49
  18. According to the National Building Code of Canada, the seismic force resisting systems (SFRS) of reinforced concrete (RC) buildings are classified based on their ductility level as being ductile, moderately du...

    Authors: Hossam El-Sokkary and Khaled Galal
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:48
  19. This paper aims to investigate the behavior of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) strengthened reinforced concrete (RC) beams containing large rectangular web openings in the flexure zone. Studied parameters were ...

    Authors: Tarek Almusallam, Yousef Al-Salloum, Hussein Elsanadedy, Abdulhafiz Alshenawy and Rizwan Iqbal
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:47
  20. The focus of this paper is to investigate the effect of column axial load levels on the performance of shear deficient reinforced concrete beam column joints (BCJs) under monotonic and cyclic loading. The prob...

    Authors: Mohammed Ali Al-Osta, Umais Khan, Mohammed Hussain Baluch and Muhammad Kalimur Rahman
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:46
  21. This paper proposes an advanced near-surface-mounted (NSM) technique with an Fe-based shape-memory alloy (Fe-SMA) strip which can solve issues of low workability and reduced ductility of reinforced concrete (R...

    Authors: Kinam Hong, Sugyu Lee, Yeongmo Yeon and Kyusan Jung
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:45
  22. Hydraulic facilities are subjected to significant siltation which, in a very short period of time, can render them unusable. In Algeria, the silting-up of a great number of dams, built for drinking water needs...

    Authors: Omar Safer, Nadia Belas, Omar Belaribi, Khalil Belguesmia, Nasr-Eddine Bouhamou and Abdelkader Mebrouki
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:44
  23. To investigate the axial load behavior of hybrid concrete columns consisting of an ultra-high performance fiber-reinforced concrete tube (20 mm thick, 92.6 MPa or 143.3 MPa) and normal-strength concrete core (...

    Authors: Xiangguo Wu, Thomas H.-K. Kang, Issa Brown Mpalla and Chang-Soo Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:43
  24. Coupled shear walls are efficient in resisting lateral forces induced by winds and earthquakes. However, it is difficult to construct coupled shear walls particularly because current design codes require compl...

    Authors: Sang Whan Han, Jin-Wook Kang, Hyun-Woo Jee, Myoungsu Shin and Kihak Lee
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:42
  25. The purpose of this study is to investigate the flexural crack development of high-strength reinforced concrete (HSRC) beams and suggest the design equations of the flexural crack control for HSRC beams. This ...

    Authors: Chien-Kuo Chiu, Kai-Ning Chi and Bo-Ting Ho
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:41
  26. Durability of concrete and cementitious materials has been of a great concern to the construction industry in the last two decades due to the deterioration of large number of concrete structures which were bui...

    Authors: Ahmed Abdel-Mohti, Eslam Soliman and Hui Shen
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:40
  27. A full-scale jointed plain concrete pavement (JPCP) with two different dowel bar arrangements, namely, standard and special method, was constructed and evaluated under actual traffic-environmental condition in...

    Authors: Kukjoo Kim, Sanghyun Chun, Sangyoung Han and Mang Tia
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:39
  28. In current design codes, crack control design criterion for prestressed concrete (PSC) members is stricter than conventional reinforced concrete (RC) members. In particular, it is stipulated that the net tensi...

    Authors: Deuck Hang Lee, Sun-Jin Han, Hyo-Eun Joo and Kang Su Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:38
  29. The innovative 3D printing has been successfully applied to layeredly build-up construction-scale structures through the extrusion of various cementitious materials. Favourable buildability of fresh cement mix...

    Authors: Zhijian Li, Li Wang and Guowei Ma
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:37
  30. The article handles potential approaches to design and determination of total load capacity of foundation slabs and floors. The research is focused on punching shear failure of reinforced ground supported slab...

    Authors: Oldrich Sucharda, Martina Smirakova, Jana Vaskova, Pavlina Mateckova, Jan Kubosek and Radim Cajka
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:36
  31. This paper presents the behaviour of potassium activators synthesized fly ash geopolymer containing carbon and basalt fibre at ambient and elevated temperature. Six series of fly ash based geopolymer were cast...

    Authors: Faiz Shaikh and Sharany Haque
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:35
  32. This study aimed to investigate the bond properties of prestressing strands embedded in ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC). Toward this end, two types of prestressing strands with diamet...

    Authors: Hyun-Oh Shin, Seung-Jung Lee and Doo-Yeol Yoo
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:34
  33. U-shaped thin-walled concrete bridge beams usually suffer the combined actions of flexure, shear and torsion, but no research about the behavior of U-shaped thin-walled RC beams under combined actions has been...

    Authors: Jianchao Xu, Shenggang Chen, Quanquan Guo, Yinghua Ye, Bo Diao and Y. L. Mo
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:33
  34. An improved numerical model that can simulate the nonlinear behavior of reinforced concrete beams subjected to blast and impact loadings is introduced in this paper. The layered section approach is based in th...

    Authors: MinJoo Lee and Hyo-Gyoung Kwak
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:32
  35. This paper presents two shear tests of ¾-in. diameter cast-in anchors embedded in the plastic hinge zone of reinforced concrete columns. Design codes, such as ACI 318-14, require special reinforcement for conc...

    Authors: Derek Petersen, Zhibin Lin and Jian Zhao
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:31
  36. Assessment of concrete cover quality is necessary for proper maintenance of concrete structures. Concrete durability is evaluated primarily based on chloride penetrability, neutralization and other external fa...

    Authors: Dhruva Narayana Katpady, Hirotaka Hazehara, Masashi Soeda, Takashi Kubota and Satoshi Murakami
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:30
  37. This paper presents the strength and durability of cement mortars using 0–100% ferronickel slag (FNS) as replacement of natural sand and 30% fly ash or ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) as cement re...

    Authors: Ashish Kumer Saha and Prabir Kumar Sarker
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:29
  38. This paper investigates the effect of concrete degradation due to alkali-silica reactivity (ASR) and its effect on the performance of vertical concrete casks in the case of a hypothetical tip-over event. ASR i...

    Authors: Masoud Dehghani Champiri, Mir Mohammad Reza Mousavi, Kaspar Jodok Willam and Bora Gencturk
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:28
  39. In this paper, an analytical model to rationally evaluate the shear strength of reinforced concrete beams with stirrups has been developed. In the developed model, a shear critical section has been idealized w...

    Authors: Esa Obande Jude, Chang-Hoo Oh and Seong-Cheol Lee
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:27
  40. Voided slab systems were developed using segmented void formers such as spherical or oval plastic balls for two-way slab applications. This type of slab is expected to behave like a general two-way reinforced ...

    Authors: Joo-Hong Chung, Hyung-Suk Jung, Baek-il Bae, Chang-Sik Choi and Hyun-Ki Choi
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:26
  41. Cemented paste backfill structures are complex underground cementitious structures. After fresh cemented paste backfill (CPB; a mix of tailings, binder and water) is poured into underground stopes (mined-out v...

    Authors: Liang Cui and Mamadou Fall
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:25
  42. High performance concrete especially self compacting concrete (SCC) has got wide popularity in construction industry because of its ability to flow through congested reinforcement without segregation and bleed...

    Authors: Dhanya Sathyan, Kalpathy Balakrishnan Anand, Aravind Jaya Prakash and Bhavukam Premjith
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:24
  43. Latex modified concrete (LMC) is used for a bridge deck pavement method that was introduced in Korea in the 2000s, and it is currently the concrete pavement method being used for most highway bridges. It has b...

    Authors: Byung Jae Lee and Yun Yong Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:23
  44. Chloride attack is one of the most critical deterioration due to rapid corrosion initiation and propagation which can cause structural safety problem. Extended service life through repairing is very important ...

    Authors: Sang-Hwa Jung, Hyun-Min Yang, Keun-Hyeok Yang and Seung-Jun Kwon
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:22
  45. Sandwich panels comprising prefabricated ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) composites can be used as eco-friendly and multi-functional structural elements. To improve the structural and thermal performanc...

    Authors: Ji-Hyung Lee, Sung-Hoon Kang, Yu-Jin Ha and Sung-Gul Hong
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:21
  46. Recycled aggregates (RAs) production techniques are essential for the material circulation society because RAs from demolished concrete waste can sustainably be reused as a concrete material. However, RAs can ...

    Authors: Hwa-Sung Ryu, Deuck-Mo Kim, Sang-Heon Shin, Seung-Min Lim and Won-Jun Park
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:19
  47. Efflorescence which severely occurs in alkali-activated slag cement can cause reduction of strength and durability due to calcium leaching. In the work, efflorescence characteristics in pavement containing red...

    Authors: Kim Hyeok-Jung, Suk-Pyo Kang and Gyeong-Cheol Choe
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:18
  48. Industrial wastes and recycled materials are being utilized in the construction industry for preserving the environment, saving of materials, and enhancing durability of the construction material. Blending of ...

    Authors: Sang-Hwa Jung, Velu Saraswathy, Subbiah Karthick, Palanivel Kathirvel and Seung-Jun Kwon
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:17
  49. ACI 318-14 and 423.7-14 require the use of encapsulation system for an unbonded single-strand tendon for the purpose of corrosion protection and enhanced durability. In this study, load-carrying performance an...

    Authors: Ah Sir Cho and Thomas H.-K. Kang
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:15
  50. Nuclear power plants are constructed very close to the marine environments for cooling water and the structures are more susceptible to chloride induced corrosion. Cracking in RC structures in mass concrete is...

    Authors: Sang-Hwa Jung, Hwa-Sung Ryu, Subbiah Karthick and Seung-Jun Kwon
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:14

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