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  1. Openings in slabs are usually required for many different applications such as aeriation ducts and air conditioning. Opening in concrete slabs due to cutouts significantly decrease the member stiffness. There ...

    Authors: Hamdy K. Shehab, Ahmed S. Eisa and Kareem A. El-Awady
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:186
  2. This paper presents the fibre-matrix interfacial properties of hooked end steel fibres embedded in ultra-high performance mortars with various water/binder (W/B) ratios. The principle objective was to improve ...

    Authors: Sadoon Abdallah, Mizi Fan and Xiangming Zhou
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:193
  3. Post-earthquake observations revealed that seismic performance of beam-column connections in precast concrete structures affect the overall response extensively. Seismic design of precast reinforced concrete s...

    Authors: Sadik Can Girgin, Ibrahim Serkan Misir and Serap Kahraman
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:190
  4. The control of the deformative behaviour of pre-stressed concrete roof elements for a satisfactory service performance is a main issue of their structural design. Slender light-weight wing-shaped roof elements...

    Authors: Bruno Dal Lago
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:187
  5. In this study, the effects of water-to-binder (W/B) ratio and replacement ratio of blast furnace slag (BFS) on the compressive strength of concrete were first investigated to determine an optimized mixture. T...

    Authors: Jun-Mo Yang, Doo-Yeol Yoo, You-Chan Kim and Young-Soo Yoon
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:200
  6. In this study, we propose a new equation that evaluates the shear strength of beam–column connections in reinforced concrete and steel beam (RCS) composite materials. This equation encompasses the effect of sh...

    Authors: Yun-Chul Choi, Ji-Ho Moon, Eun-Jin Lee, Keum-Sung Park and Kang Seok Lee
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:199
  7. An experimental evaluation of crack propagation and post-cracking behavior in steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) beams, using full-field displacements obtained from the digital image correlation technique ...

    Authors: Sahith Gali and Kolluru V. L. Subramaniam
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:197
  8. The objective of this work was finding out the most advisable testing conditions for an effective and robust characterization of the tensile strength (TS) of concrete disks. The independent variables were the ...

    Authors: Víctor J. García, Carmen O. Márquez, Alonso R. Zúñiga-Suárez, Berenice C. Zuñiga-Torres and Luis J. Villalta-Granda
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:194
  9. A new approach for measuring the specific fracture energy of concrete denoted modified disk-shaped compact tension (MDCT) test is presented. The procedure is based on previous ideas regarding the use of compa...

    Authors: Héctor Cifuentes, Miguel Lozano, Táňa Holušová, Fernando Medina, Stanislav Seitl and Alfonso Fernández-Canteli
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:189
  10. Chloride penetration is among the main causes of corrosion initiation in reinforced concrete (RC) structures producing premature degradations. Weather and exposure conditions directly affect chloride ingress m...

    Authors: Phu Tho Nguyen, Emilio Bastidas-Arteaga, Ouali Amiri and Charbel-Pierre El Soueidy
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:185
  11. Residual axial capacity from numerical analysis was widely used as a critical indicator for damage assessment of reinforced concrete (RC) columns subjected to blast loads. However, the convergence of the numer...

    Authors: Zhong-Xian Li, Bo Zhong, Yanchao Shi and Jia-Bao Yan
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:201
  12. Strengthening reinforced concrete (RC) beams with openings by using aramid fiber reinforcement polymers (AFRP) on the beams’ surfaces offers a useful solution for upgrading concrete structures to carry heavy l...

    Authors: Bashir H. Osman, Erjun Wu, Bohai Ji and Suhaib S. Abdulhameed
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:182
  13. Flat slab systems are vastly used in multi-story buildings because of their savings in story height and construction time, as well as for their flexibility in architectural remodeling. However, they frequently...

    Authors: Mohamed Husain, Ahmed S. Eisa and Ramy Roshdy
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:180
  14. This study investigates the blast resistance of fiber-reinforced cementitious composite (FRCC) panels, with fiber volume fractions of 2%, subjected to contact explosions using an emulsion explosive. A number o...

    Authors: Jeongsoo Nam, Hongseop Kim and Gyuyong Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:179
  15. The action of rainwater on reinforced concrete walls has led to an erosion phenomenon. The erosion is very apparent when the walls are inclined. This phenomenon is studied on a real site characterized by diffe...

    Authors: Kawthar Hadja and Fattoum Kharchi
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:177
  16. Research has suggested that conventional lightweight concrete can offer durability advantages due to reduced cracking tendency. Although a number of publications exist providing the results of laboratory-based...

    Authors: Tara L. Cavalline, Jeremy T. Calamusa, Amy M. Kitts and Brett Q. Tempest
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:176
  17. The prediction of the actual ultimate capacity of confined concrete columns requires partial confinement utilization under eccentric loading. This is attributed to the reduction in compression zone compared to...

    Authors: Ahmed M. Abd El Fattah, Hayder A. Rasheed and Ahmed H. Al-Rahmani
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:178
  18. The effects of different lightweight functional fillers on the properties of cement-based composites are investigated in this study. The fillers include fly ash cenospheres (FACs) and glass micro-spheres (GMS1...

    Authors: Asad Hanif, Zeyu Lu, Yu Cheng, Su Diao and Zongjin Li
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:184
  19. To investigate the effectiveness of using fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) sheets in confining heat-damaged columns, 15 circular RC column specimens were tested under axial compression. The effects of heating du...

    Authors: Hanan Suliman Al-Nimry and Aseel Mohammad Ghanem
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2017 11:181
  20. Although concrete is a noncombustible material, high temperatures such as those experienced during a fire have a negative effect on the mechanical properties. This paper studies the effect of elevated temperat...

    Authors: Muhammad Tufail, Khan Shahzada, Bora Gencturk and Jianqiang Wei
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 11:175
  21. This paper presents results of an experimental investigation on the behaviour of bond between external glass fibre reinforced polymer reinforcement and concrete exposed to three different environmental conditi...

    Authors: Muhammad Ikramul Kabir, Bijan Samali and Rijun Shrestha
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 11:173
  22. Reinforced concrete (RC) beams strengthened by externally bonded reinforcement often fail by debonding. This paper presents an experimental and analytical study aimed at better understanding and modeling the f...

    Authors: Reza Saeidi Moein and Abbas Ali Tasnimi
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10:172
  23. The resistance-demand approach has emerged as an effective approach for determining the shear capacity of reinforced concrete beams. This approach is based on the fact that both the shear resistance and shear ...

    Authors: Ahmed K. El-Sayed and Ahmed B. Shuraim
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10:168
  24. An anchorage system is necessary in most reinforced concrete structures for connecting attachments. It is very important to predict the strength of the anchor to safely maintain the attachments to the structu...

    Authors: Kangsik Kim, Kwangsoo Lee and Gyeonghee An
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10:163
  25. In this experimental study, six post-tensioned light weight concrete (LWC) continuous one-way slabs were tested in the following manner: the flexural behaviors of the members were compared with the calculation...

    Authors: Keun-Hyeok Yang, Yongjei Lee and Dae-Bong Joo
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10:169
  26. This paper aims to provide guidelines for the numerical modeling of reinforced concrete (RC) frame elements in order to assess the seismic performance of structures. Several types of numerical models RC frame ...

    Authors: Abdelhakim Zendaoui, A. Kadid and D. Yahiaoui
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10:170
  27. Many experimental studies have evaluated the in-plane behavior of reinforced concrete frames in order to understand mechanisms that resist progressive collapse. The effects of transverse beams, frames and slab...

    Authors: Omid Rashidian, Reza Abbasnia, Rasool Ahmadi and Foad Mohajeri Nav
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10:167
  28. This study tests ten full-size simple-supported beam specimens with the high-strength reinforcing steel bars (SD685 and SD785) using the four-point loading. The measured compressive strength of the concrete is...

    Authors: Chien-Kuo Chiu, Takao Ueda, Kai-Ning Chi and Shao-Qian Chen
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10:161
  29. This study evaluated the mechanical characteristics and durability of porous concrete produced with a cementless binder based on ground granulated blast furnace slag (BFS), fly ash (FA) and flue gas desulfuriz...

    Authors: Jong-Won Lee, Young-Il Jang, Wan-Shin Park and Sun-Woo Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10:166
  30. Polymer concrete (PC) has been favoured over Portland cement concrete when low permeability, high adhesion, and/or high durability against aggressive environments are required. In this research, a new class of...

    Authors: Sherif M. Daghash, Eslam M. Soliman, Usama F. Kandil and Mahmoud M. Reda Taha
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10:165
  31. The objective of this paper is to investigate the effect of thickness and moisture on temperature distributions of reinforced concrete walls under fire conditions. Toward this goal, the first three wall specim...

    Authors: Jiyeon Kang, Hyunah Yoon, Woosuk Kim, Venkatesh Kodur, Yeongsoo Shin and Heesun Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10(Suppl 3):164

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 3

  32. Recently, advanced transit systems are being constructed to reduce traffic congestions in metropolitan areas. For these projects, curved bridges with various curvatures are required. Many curved bridges in the...

    Authors: Sung-Jae Kim, Jang-Ho Jay Kim, Seong-Tae Yi, Norhazilan Bin Md Noor and Sung-Chul Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10(Suppl 3):160

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 3

  33. Steel fiber-reinforced prestressed concrete (SFRPSC) members typically have high shear strength and deformation capability, compared to conventional prestressed concrete (PSC) members, due to the resistance pr...

    Authors: Jin-Ha Hwang, Deuck Hang Lee, Hyunjin Ju, Kang Su Kim, Thomas H.-K. Kang and Zuanfeng Pan
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10(Suppl 3):159

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 3

  34. During concrete pumping, the migration and redistribution of particles occur in a pipe and the lubrication layer that forms between the bulk concrete and the pipe wall is the governing factor determining the f...

    Authors: Myoungsung Choi, Kyoungsoo Park and Taekeun Oh
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10(Suppl 3):158

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 3

  35. Experimental studies were conducted on 36 grouted splices to investigate their mechanical performance under four loading schemes: (1) incremental tensile loading, (2) repeated tensile loading, (3) cyclic loadi...

    Authors: Feng Lin and Xiaobao Wu
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10:156
  36. Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) is one of the most promising construction materials because it exhibits high performance, such as through high strength, high durability, and proper rheological propertie...

    Authors: Su-Tae Kang, Kang-Seok Lee, Jeong-Il Choi, Yun Lee, Burak Felekoğlu and Bang Yeon Lee
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10(Suppl 3):155

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 3

  37. Early-strength-concrete (ESC) made of Type I cement with a high Blaine value of 500 m2/kg reaches approximately 60 % of its compressive strength in 1 day at ambient temperature. Based on the 210 compressive test ...

    Authors: Songhee Lee, Ngocchien Nguyen, Thi Suong Le and Chadon Lee
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10:154
  38. This paper developed an analytical software, called Simulation of Concrete Structures (SCS), which is used for numerical analysis of shear-critical prestressed steel fiber concrete structures. Based on the pre...

    Authors: Liang Lu, P. R. Tadepalli, Y. L. Mo and T. T. C. Hsu
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10:153
  39. This numerical study investigated the effects of different reinforcing details in beam-column joints on the blast resistance of the joints. Due to increasing manmade and/or natural high rate accidents such as ...

    Authors: Kwang-Mo Lim, Hyun-Oh Shin, Dong-Joo Kim, Young-Soo Yoon and Joo-Ha Lee
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10(Suppl 3):151

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 3

  40. Large scale constructions needs to estimate a possibility for pumping concrete. In this paper, the state of the art on prediction of concrete pumping including analytical and experimental works is presented. T...

    Authors: Seung Hee Kwon, Kyong Pil Jang, Jae Hong Kim and Surendra P. Shah
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10(Suppl 3):150

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 3

  41. The degradation of the load-bearing capacity of reinforced concrete beams due to corrosion has a profoundly negative impact on the structural safety and integrity of a structure. The literature is limited with...

    Authors: Hyung-Rae Kim, Won-Chang Choi, Sang-Chun Yoon and Takafumi Noguchi
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10(Suppl 3):152

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 3

  42. The nonlinear behaviors of recycled aggregate concrete (RAC) frame structure are investigated by numerical simulation method with 3-D finite fiber elements. The dynamic characteristics and the seismic performa...

    Authors: Changqing Wang, Jianzhuang Xiao and Zhenping Sun
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10:149
  43. The successful completion of the present research would be achieved using ground waste glass (GWG) microparticles in self-consolidating concrete (SCC). Here, the influences of GWG microparticles as cementing m...

    Authors: Yasser Sharifi, Iman Afshoon, Zeinab Firoozjaei and Amin Momeni
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10:141

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2019 13:5

  44. Recently, as the use of high-performance materials and complex composite methods has increased, the need for advanced design specifications for steel–concrete composite structures has grown. In this study, var...

    Authors: Lan Chung, Jong-Jin Lim, Hyeon-Jong Hwang and Tae-Sung Eom
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10(Suppl 3):146

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 3

  45. As part of this study, has been developed a numerical method which allows to establish abacuses connecting the normal force with bending moment for a circular section and therefore to predict the rupture of th...

    Authors: A. Adjrad, Y. Bouafia, M. S. Kachi and F. Ghazi
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10:137
  46. This paper reports the results of an experimental program involving several small-scale columns which were constructed to simulate corrosion damage in the field using two accelerated corrosion techniques namel...

    Authors: S. Altoubat, M. Maalej and F. U. A. Shaikh
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10:138
  47. Axially loaded reinforced concrete columns are hardly exist in practice due to the development of some bending moments. These moments could be produced by gravity loads or the lateral loads. First, the current...

    Authors: Hamdy M. Afefy and El-Tony M. El-Tony
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2016 10:132

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