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Durability Design, Monitoring and Rehabilitation

The durability of the concrete structures, monitoring and rehabilitation is a major concern all over the world. Extensive studies have been carried out to improve the quality of concrete by using different materials, but the current knowledge in this area is still insufficient. The demands of better quality concrete by its users are ever increasing. Therefore, it is very important to meet their expectations by improving the quality of concrete structures as well as enhancing monitoring and mitigation methods. If the concrete properties related to durability can be increased, then service life of concrete structures can also be increased. There are so many factors which decreases or increases the quality of concrete, such as quality of mixing water, water/cement ratio, quality of aggregates, environmental factors (coastal, industrial and non-polluted area), workmanships, and so on. During the service life of concrete structure, monitoring material serviceability and durability is critical in extending structural service life. The durability of concrete can be explained on the basis of tolerance of weathering condition towards resistance to deterioration by chemical attack, thawing, abrasion, etc. However, if the structures start to deteriorate, then its mitigation procedure by using different protective schemes can be assessed. Therefore, this special issue emphasizes the quality of concrete using nano-technology, advanced materials, monitoring and rehabilitation procedures, etc.

Edited by: Han-Seung Lee, Xiao-Yong Wang, Velu Saraswathy, Mohammed A. Ismail, Seung-Jun Kwon.

  1. Content type: Original article

    This paper presents the strength and durability of cement mortars using 0–100% ferronickel slag (FNS) as replacement of natural sand and 30% fly ash or ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) as cement re...

    Authors: Ashish Kumer Saha and Prabir Kumar Sarker

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:29

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  2. Content type: Original article

    Latex modified concrete (LMC) is used for a bridge deck pavement method that was introduced in Korea in the 2000s, and it is currently the concrete pavement method being used for most highway bridges. It has b...

    Authors: Byung Jae Lee and Yun Yong Kim

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:23

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  3. Content type: Original Article

    Sandwich panels comprising prefabricated ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) composites can be used as eco-friendly and multi-functional structural elements. To improve the structural and thermal performanc...

    Authors: Ji-Hyung Lee, Sung-Hoon Kang, Yu-Jin Ha and Sung-Gul Hong

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:21

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  4. Content type: Original Article

    Chloride attack is one of the most critical deterioration due to rapid corrosion initiation and propagation which can cause structural safety problem. Extended service life through repairing is very important ...

    Authors: Sang-Hwa Jung, Hyun-Min Yang, Keun-Hyeok Yang and Seung-Jun Kwon

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:22

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  5. Content type: Original article

    Oxygen diffusion would not be important for healthy concrete. Once concrete is carbonated, however, oxygen diffusion is very crucial to lead reinforcement corrosion. Therefore, oxygen is always a potential thr...

    Authors: In-Seok Yoon

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:16

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Slag can increase late age strength of concrete, but impairs the concrete early-age strength due to low reactivity. Limestone powder can increase early-age strength, but impairs late-age strength due to diluti...

    Authors: Xiao-Yong Wang and Yao Luan

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:12

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  7. Content type: Original article

    Chloride ions diffuse through the concrete cover and interact with the cement hydration products. As a result, some chloride ions become chemically and/or physically bound. Free chloride ions are the primary c...

    Authors: Arturo Emanuel Ramírez-Ortíz, Francisco Castellanos and Prisciliano F. de J. Cano-Barrita

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:20

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  8. Content type: Original article

    Calcium acetate, which can be used in concrete to shorten the construction period and to improve productivity, was manufactured using limestone sludge and acetic acid. Calcium acetate contains a carboxyl group...

    Authors: Hwa-Sung Ryu, Deuck-Mo Kim, Sang-Heon Shin, Won-Jun Park and Seung-Jun Kwon

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:13

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Recycled aggregates (RAs) production techniques are essential for the material circulation society because RAs from demolished concrete waste can sustainably be reused as a concrete material. However, RAs can ...

    Authors: Hwa-Sung Ryu, Deuck-Mo Kim, Sang-Heon Shin, Seung-Min Lim and Won-Jun Park

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:19

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  10. Content type: Original article

    ACI 318-14 and 423.7-14 require the use of encapsulation system for an unbonded single-strand tendon for the purpose of corrosion protection and enhanced durability. In this study, load-carrying performance an...

    Authors: Ah Sir Cho and Thomas H.-K. Kang

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:15

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  11. Content type: Original article

    Efflorescence which severely occurs in alkali-activated slag cement can cause reduction of strength and durability due to calcium leaching. In the work, efflorescence characteristics in pavement containing red...

    Authors: Kim Hyeok-Jung, Suk-Pyo Kang and Gyeong-Cheol Choe

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:18

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  12. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Nuclear power plants are constructed very close to the marine environments for cooling water and the structures are more susceptible to chloride induced corrosion. Cracking in RC structures in mass concrete is...

    Authors: Sang-Hwa Jung, Hwa-Sung Ryu, Subbiah Karthick and Seung-Jun Kwon

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:14

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Industrial wastes and recycled materials are being utilized in the construction industry for preserving the environment, saving of materials, and enhancing durability of the construction material. Blending of ...

    Authors: Sang-Hwa Jung, Velu Saraswathy, Subbiah Karthick, Palanivel Kathirvel and Seung-Jun Kwon

    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2018 12:17

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