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Special Issue “Crack Repair of Cementitious Composites”

Cementitious composites are the most widely used building materials in the world due to their low cost and wide adaptability. However, they are typically characterized by high compressive strength and low tensile strength, which greatly inhibits their engineering applications. This is because the composite, as a kind of multiphase and multi-scale material, is inclined to crack and fail when subjected to actions such as load, temperature, and humidity.

To improve the reliability of infrastructures, researchers have tried to endow materials with smart capacities such as self-sensing, self-healing, and self-adjusting for monitoring and repairing potential defects. Self-healing concrete is mostly defined as the ability of concrete to autonomously repair its small cracks.

Recently, three main technologies have been used to prepare self-healing concrete, including natural, chemical, and biological processes. Although these methods have improved the self-healing ability of concrete to varying degrees, some shortcomings are evident. For example, most natural processes can only partially fill the entrance of some cracks. When concrete is treated by biological methods, the pH, temperature, and moisture content inside the concrete are typically unsuitable for the growth of bacteria.

This Special Issue aims to collect the latest developments on crack repair of cementitious composites, including characterization, testing and detection of cementitious composites, properties, mechanisms, and models of cementitious composites, construction, maintenance, and reinforcement of cementitious composite structures. Potential topics for submissions include but are not limited to:

Low carbon/green cementitious composites/structure

Properties, mechanisms and models of cementitious composites

Crack propagation and fractal mechanism of cementitious composites

Self-healing properties of cementitious composites

Lifetime evaluation and recycling of cementitious composites

Guest Editors

Dr. Jialiang Wang

Jiangsu Bote New Materials Co., Ltd. (China)

Topics of interest: Low Carbon, Cementitious Composites

Authors should submit their manuscripts for the special issue by emailing them as an attachment to specialissue@hillpublish.com or by using the online submission system. The manuscript should be submitted by one of the authors, and submissions by anyone other than the authors will not be accepted. Additionally, the submitted manuscript should include a cover letter that specifies the special issue to which the manuscript is being submitted.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). The submitted papers should be properly formatted and written in fluent English. All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Guidelines page.

Deadline for manuscript submissions

February 05, 2024

List of Publications in This Special Issue