Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology

Online ISSN: 1347-3913, ISSN-L: 1346-8014.

Special Issues of JACT

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Special issue on
“Recent Advances in High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Geopolymer Composites for Resilient and Sustainable Construction”

Editors: Dr Behzad Nematollahi, Prof Kazuo Ichimiya, and Prof Minoru Kunieda

We have planned to publish a special issue of the Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology (JACT) to present the recent advances in the development and application of high-performance fiber-reinforced geopolymer composite (HPFRGC) for sustainable and resilient construction. One of the primary concerns of engineers in the 21st century is the simultaneous improvement of resilience and sustainability of civil infrastructure. High-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composite (HPFRCC) is a unique class of fiber-reinforced concrete exhibiting a pseudo strain-hardening (PSH) behavior in tension after first cracking, accompanied by multiple cracking up to relatively high strain levels. The PSH behavior of HPFRCC leads to significant improvement of fracture toughness and energy absorption capacity of the material, which prevents catastrophic failure during extreme events, such as earthquakes and projectile impacts. However, high cement content is typically used in HPFRCC, resulting in high autogenous shrinkage, heat of hydration, and cost. In addition, the associated increase in the carbon emissions and embodied energy arising from the production of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) can compromise the sustainability credentials of HPFRCC. To tackle this issue, several studies have been conducted in recent years to develop HPFRGC as a sustainable alternative to HPFRCC by complete replacement of OPC with geopolymer. Geopolymers, including alkali-activated materials, are sustainable alternative binders to OPC. The development and application of HPFRGC are expected to simultaneously support the resilience and sustainability of our civil infrastructure.
We aim to publish high-quality papers dealing with, but not limited to, the following topics:

(a) Material design and manufacturing;
(b) Microstructure characterization;
(c) Rheological characterization;
(d) Mechanical properties and test methods;
(e) Durability performance;
(f) Intelligent functions (e.g. self-healing);
(g) Modelling and numerical simulations;
(h) Structural design and performance;
(i) Application in strengthening and repair;
(j) Application in 3D concrete printing.

After the submission of papers to this special issue, they will be evaluated through the standard refereeing process in JACT. We really appreciate your kind contribution to publishing your excellent research works in this special issue of JACT to promote international academic discussion on the development and application of HPFRGC for sustainable and resilient construction with experts.

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The first submission date (JACT System open for submissions): 01 July 2022
The final submission deadline (The last date until which JACT System will be open for new submissions): 31 Dec 2022

Published Special Issues

Issue, SP_No. Title Editors
Published on 5 July 2020
Cement and Concrete for Nuclear Waste Management
Kenichiro Nakarai,
Georg Kosakowski
Toward Durable, Reliable and Innovative Concrete Structures Hidenori Hamada,
Toshinobu Yamaguchi,
Koichi Kobayashi
Aging Management of Concrete Structures in Nuclear Power Plants (Part II) Yann Le Pape,
Petr Stemberk,
Farid Benboudjema
Ippei Maruyama
Interdisciplinary approaches for cement-based materials and structural concrete Miguel Azenha,
Dirk Schlicke,
Farid Benboudjema
Agnieszka Jędrzejewska
Aging Management of Nuclear Power Plant Ippei Maruyama
Concrete Sustainability Takafumi Noguchi
Advances in Self-healing Cementitious Materials Tetsushi Kanda