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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. This paper presents a general procedure based on fracture mechanics models in order to analyze the level of cracking and structural safety in reinforced concrete elements at early ages, depending on the stripp...

    Authors: H. Cifuentes, F. Montero-Chacón, J. Galán, J. Cabezas and A. Martínez-De la Concha
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:41
  40. This study aimed to investigate the effects of small openings on the structural performance of reinforced-concrete (RC) structural walls. Cyclic lateral loading tests were conducted on five RC walls with an as...

    Authors: Hyun-Jin Yu, Su-Min Kang, Hong-Gun Park and Lan Chung
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:40
  41. As part of the research on cement composites using cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) aqueous solution instead of general water, this study produced high-toughness cement composites reinforced with flax and steel fib...

    Authors: Hyung-Joo Lee, Seung-Ki Kim, Heon-Seok Lee and Woosuk Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:39
  42. Mimicking natural deterioration in accelerated tests is challenging; a highly relevant alternative option is to use deteriorated specimens from decommissioned structures. This paper describes a methodology to ...

    Authors: Karin Lundgren, Samanta Robuschi and Kamyab Zandi
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:38
  43. Crack formation is an inherent property of concrete structures; however, these materials also have the ability to heal cracks autogenously. External water penetrates the inside of concrete through the cracks, ...

    Authors: Byoungsun Park and Young Cheol Choi
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:36
  44. The paper aims to develop theoretical expressions for the ductility design of very-high strength concrete (VHSC) (> 100 MPa) columns using curvature and a new flexural energy-based ductility approach. Eventual...

    Authors: Shanaka Kristombu Baduge, Priyan Mendis, Tuan Duc Ngo and Massoud Sofi
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:37
  45. Photocatalytic cementitious materials are used in the exterior of the buildings and infrastructure for self-cleaning and air-purifying purposes. These materials are exposed to the aggressive exposure condition...

    Authors: Atta-ur-Rehman, Abdul Qudoos, Sadam Hussain Jakhrani, Hong Gi Kim and Jae-Suk Ryou
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:35
  46. Reinforced concrete (RC) coupled wall systems, compared with RC shear wall without opening, have more complex nonlinear behavior under the extreme earthquake loads due to the existence of coupling beams. The b...

    Authors: Ke Du, Huan Luo, Jiulin Bai and Jingjiang Sun
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:34
  47. This paper presents and emphasizes the essence of inclusion of shear response and shear–flexural interaction in the investigation of reinforced concrete (RC) columns characterized by light and inadequately (su...

    Authors: Worathep Sae-Long, Suchart Limkatanyu, Woraphot Prachasaree, Suksun Horpibulsuk and Pattamad Panedpojaman
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:32
  48. Non-fossil alternative fuels from biomass (agro-industrial, forestry and fodder plants) focus on getting cleaner, cheaper and more environmentally friendly energy sources directly related to the sustainable de...

    Authors: Sagrario Martínez-Ramírez, Moisés Frías, Erika Y. Nakanishi and Holmer Savastano Jr.
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:31

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