Special Issue “Performance-based Service Life Design of reinforced recycled aggregate concrete”

Special Issue Editors

https://doi.org/10.33263/Materials21.045045


Jorge de Brito ,

* Correspondence: jb@civil.ist.utl.pt

CERIS, IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Interests: Green cementitious materials; Diagnosis and pathology of buildings and bridges; Service life prediction of building materials and components; Life cycle assessment.


Rui Neves ,

* Correspondence: rui.neves@estbarreiro.ips.pt

Polytechnic Institute of Setubal – Barreiro Technology School, Portugal

Interests:Durability of structural materials; Rheology of cementitious composites; Reliability and numerical analysis; Sustainable structures; Development of new structural materials; Textile reinforced concrete; Fiber reinforced concrete.


Special Issue Information

Aim and Scope: Sustainability requires a judicious use of natural resources. Reducing the consumption of natural aggregates and ensuring adequate durability of reinforced concrete infrastructures are major steps towards sustainability. Performance-based Service Life Design and recycled aggregate concrete are intense research fields. Considering the research maturity of each subject on its own, it is time to couple them and deliver knowledge on performance-based Service Life Design for reinforced concrete structures incorporating recycled aggregates. This Special Issue of Materials International constitutes a way to disseminate results and findings from original studies, experimental programs, empirical, analytical and numerical modelling of initiation period (carbonation- and chloride ion-related), propagation period or both (service life). Probabilistic, semi-probabilistic and deterministic approaches are welcome.

Subtopics: Initiation period – carbonation-induced corrosion; Initiation period – chloride-induced corrosion; Propagation period – carbonation-induced corrosion; Propagation period – chloride-induced corrosion; Service life models.

Keywords: durability; corrosion; reinforced recycled aggregate concrete; Service Life Design; carbonation; chlorides; performance indicators


Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020


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Published papers

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