Questions related to Construction Materials
Please share your knowledge and experience. How to write a review paper related to cement-based materials/concrete technology? What characteristics review paper should have? What should be the purpose of writing a review paper?
Currently, the acceptance rate of MDPI Materials is about 65%. Normally, this rate is 20-30% for other journals. Is MDPI Materials publishing so many papers for money and compromising on the quality of work?
Dear Civil Engineers Researchers,
I am assistant professor in a growing university and I am looking for research partners in the field of construction and buildings materials.
I have a good theoratical background in construction materials and I teach this topic to undergraduate students. I would like to find partners who can help me advance in this domain. We can together publish papers in Q2 journals like Buildings (MDPI), Alexandria journal of engineering Q1, and other good journals.I can take care of publication fees .
Please message me in private if you think we can do something together.
I need to know how to modify an agg process, based in an u-so process in GaBi. For example, I modified some flows of the cement BR (u-so) in ecoinvent 3.6 creating a copy, but I need to modify this date in agg process for I can calculate the environmental impacts, how can I vincule the modifications from u-so process with the agg process?
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The traditional housing typologies make use of locally available construction materials such as wood, stone, and mud etc. for the building construction. Past earthquakes showed high seismic vulnerability to these existing masonry building typologies.
What is the different strengthening or safety measures that can be taken to enhance their earthquake resistance?
The applications of nanotechnology, commonly incorporate industrial, medicinal, health and energy uses. These include more durable construction materials, therapeutic drug delivery, and higher density hydrogen fuel cells that are environmentally friendly. For human health, nanotechnology has tremendous interest in food detection and will be receiving more and more attention shortly. The food industry is eager to benefit from its revolutionary discovery as much as possible.
Some interesting nanotechnological applications like nanosteel, low friction aggregate components, switchable materials, glare free wiper free glasses, environmental multisensors, situation adapted driving mode are in the room of research which will become realistic in very future.
Hello dear researchers, hope you are doing well. I was wondering how much the average cost of building a 100m2 commercial polyethylene/glass greenhouse, and of course its payback period time is. I would appreciate if you consider land and construction material costs, fuel price, investment, maintenance, and labor cost and answer them separately if possible. There are plenty of articles and websites providing some information regarding this issue, but I'm actually looking for a reliable source. Could you please help me with this issue?
Material Flow Analysis (MFA) is often applied at regional and urban level in order to understand and improve flows and stocks of construction materials.
Do you know examples (case studies or conceptual frameworks) of an MFA applied at building level (for instance a single residential or office building) ?
Thank you for your contribution.
Hello everybody, could you help me please to found reference database (or research articles) about thermal and optical properties (absorbance, reflectance, transmittance and thermal conductivity) of theses constructions materials: grey cast iron (4.12C); Teak wood or wood maple (across the grain); Extrude Polystyrene Foam (XPS) and alveolar polycarbonate materials? Thank you in advances. Regards
The thermal performance of a building, Modeling and simulation of a building with the software comsol, Characterization of the thermomechanical and physical properties of cellular concrete
I want information about the methods and materials used in ICI (industrial, commercial, institutional) buildings in GTA (Greater Toronto Area). Can I have some reference websites?
which one is the best idea exploiting the Chure and mountains for construction materials or conserve it for tourism and ecosystem services?
In 2017 more than 11.4 million tons of solid glass waste was produced.Since the last 3 decades glasses have been used in many construction elements mainly in GFRC. While using the glass, the glasses cant be directly used in the construction process and first it needs to be molded into shapes and size and nature as required. While adding chemicals to the glass or while melting the glass to give different shape and sizes what further effect will it carry? Is it possible to complete eradicate the solid glass waste either by recycling or by using it as a construction material? And also can glasses replace the aggregates or sand?
What can you say about building disassembly? For you, in you own opinion, is this method of construction in the present time effective and will it be develop through time?
The 3rd ICCEET 2021 targets to bring together researchers, research scholars, and leading academic scientists to share and exchange their research results and experiences on civil and environmental engineering aspects of research, innovation, and design. It will also offer a premier interdisciplinary platform for educators, researchers, and engineering practitioners to present and discuss the most recent trends, concerns, and innovations as well as practical challenges faced and solutions implemented in the fields of building design, transportation construction materials, air population, wastewater management, and water resources research. Faculty of Engineering aims to motivate the academic staff to publish their future research in peer-reviewed (IOP) which is in the Scopus index
For contact and sending the abstracts of and full text for papers
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In Textile Reinforced Concrete is a novel construction material consisting of a cementitious binder and a textile reinforcement. Without using a course aggregate why the topic is named as Textile Reinforced Concrete? and why the topic is not named as Textile Reinforced Mortar Concrete?
if i want to classify opc, ppc using there hyperspectral data and deeplearning how should i do it.
please tell name of any pretrained network that can help via transfer learining.
Insulation materials come from different sources. Each material has advantages and disadvantages that must be considered when selecting insulation for buildings. What would you recommend other than the commonly used materials?
According to many construction standards such as ASTM, a good construction material should have a water absorption value within 20%. However, if we compare with many water absorption values (from 1%-20%) which one is more preferable? Should the materials have higher or lower water absorption value?
We are trying to choose between simultaneous DSC/TGA's from Neztsch (Jupiter F5) and Setaram (Labsys). They both offer very similar systems. Seteram does have an advantage in heat capacity where they can use a 3-dimensional cell, but I do not know if that will be relevant to us. If it makes a difference, we will be using it primarily for Gypsum and perhaps other building materials and/or paints and coatings.
Could someone provide an unbiased opinion if they have noticed differences in the instrument sensitivity, software, service, or some other area of Nezstch versus Setaram?
I request the professionals in this to please help me in my project which i am doing in my final year. I'd be very grateful even if its just a bunch of research papers or websites that your sharing.
I need to know the MOC of a reactor where I will heat H3PO4 to 170 degC and add Metal Oxide to make a polyphosphate.
Any previous studies benefit me in my research ... Thank you
The results of the concrete experiments can be used to build up a model to determine the power consumption of an equipment and to establish the scale-up method. The Life Cycle Assessment for concrete is an important part of the LCA of buildings. The total life cycle of concrete can be developed in a complex way from the production phase through the usage to the end-of-life stage with the help of information modules of the EPD. For comparative LCAs there is a necessity to analyse, whether there are influences on environmental loads due to scale up. There are effects which should be taken into consideration for such scale-up prognosis in LCA.
i have a master of science degree in the field of construction engineering and management and i went to continue my PHD degree in the field of concrete technology or construction materials so i need some suggestion form other researchers about research idea or title.
The trend will guide construction materials
How trends affect building materials in hybrids?
It has a strong impact on consumers' choice when selecting materials?
The use of green materials in close proximity to the wrong environment reduces the negative effects on the earth?
Look forward to everyone's thoughts on this matter!
I would like to know what can be more innovative and interesting research questions from the above mentioned phd topic. I am more interested towards sustainable building materials and construction.
Any suggestion for the research questions and methodolgy for this phd topic to make it more interesting and unique
Looking hot for molecular modeling programs that can build materials made up of 3 or more elements into different shapes such as cylindrical, triangular and so on.
I am an Architectural Engineering graduate student with a background in studying Building physics, Building materials, Building Services, and Building Technologies in sum. Remote sensing is not currently one of my strengths but I am shooting for an interdisciplinary topic to try to link the architectural engineering and remote sensing and widen the boundaries of building engineering.
There is an open access journal (IJCESA) to call for research paper related to the civil engineering.
The journal is related to structural engineering, construction technology, building materials and structures, coastal and harbor engineering, construction management, earthquake engineering, environmental engineering, renovation of building, geotechnical engineering, highway engineering, hydraulic, road and bridge engineering, transportation engineering, tunnel engineering, urban engineering, water resources engineering, urban drainage and etc.
If you are interested, or if you want more information, you can visit our website: https://www.ijcesa.com
looking for some helpful sources that have studied/researched the shear analogy approach in wood material/products
Why are concrete and red-brick buildings cyan in infrared false color (IRFC) images?
Most building materials are made of soil (e.g. red tile roofs or concrete), thus most urban areas have the spectral signature of a soil.
Nevertheless, in IRFC satellite images we usually see bright urban areas in Bright Cyan instead of Dark Brown/LightBrown to Orange or Whitish. why is that?
I desperately need the recent consumption trends of cement and sand (million tonnes, preferably) in:
1. Australia (national)
2. New South Wales
3. Sydney region
I've been digging online for the past few days but to no avail.
Please cite references.
If you, perhaps, have data closely related to them, you may send them as well.
Do you think that the most used building materials nowadays (steel, concrete and clay) will be considered very old materials after 1000 years?.
Nowadays, we consider houses of reeds, stone, logs and mud dating back to ancient times but in those times they were used to build castles, houses, houses of government and temples.
Looking for references or cases of implementation of exported industrialized constructive materials/methods within the local constructive contexts/cultures where they are implemented.
Generally the question is on risk factors and strategies to mitigate them when implementing constructive technologies in places where previously there is no knowledge or a poor knowledge of these technologies (e.g. when shipping overseas to a developing country). I am aware of literature on "construction risk factors", and on historical failures (e.g. "Maison Tropicale", Jean Prouvé) but I am here specifically interested in hearing about recent examples that the community might have heard of.
- Are there any building materials that are capable of containing botanical life inside?
- Is it possible to devise structures that contain botanical life?
- What are the necessary requirements to be able to maintain botanical life in the structures of our spaces with an easy self-provision?
What is the best technology for recovering waste from building materials, especially deconstructed concrete waste and sludge?
To have long performance life of PV Modules under desert conditions, any specific changes in-terms of material, design, construction are fabrication process are required?, if so what are those?
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Deep well plates manufactured by NEST Scientific. Materials of construction is USP grade VI Polypropylene.
If you have any information please share your knowledge.
Thanking you in advance.
The stress-strain graph which we got was different, it has both a strain softening and hardening region. I had gone through this procedure for sand with the condition that samples were subjected to inclined principal stress during anisotropic consolidation. I have attached a sample stress-strain graph from a published journal.
I use the ICE version 2 by the university of Bath. It's easy to use and based on valid methodology but it's a bit old.
I would appreciate it if you could introduce a new database.
Sustainable Public Procurement compliance versus very scarce resources in government service delivery. A typical example would be a Durban community in need of 500 houses and the South African government do have money to build them. However, in order to comply with SPP the government must adopt and use "green houses" approach which is, in most cases uses very expensive building material. Therefore, the government must choose to build "normal" 500 houses OR build only "green" 70 houses. Will the community understand why must they get 70 houses while the money is enough to build 500 houses. Maybe, the well developed economies would survive the SPP compliance. What is your take on this ?
Given the fact that different regions of the world have different climatic conditions (often times these conditions affect construction materials and environment), one wonders if it is really too appropriate to adopt foreign standards in designing engineering projects in areas different from where they were developed. Please, what's your take on this?
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I want to separate the individual elements from a sample. Simply without chemicals. The sample includes:
Nepheline 34.5%. Alumina/Aluminium Oxide 14.4%. Anatase, syn TiO2 12.9% and Quarts. It is in powder form. As you can see there are some valuable elements, too good the use as building material.
I require the method to be scalable to industrial scale. Simple and cost effective.
I have used CONTACT 173 and TARGET 170 element. The shear bond strength of brick-mortar is 0.005 MPa, coefficient of friction for bed joint is 1.2 and head joint is 0.85. Does it works if i use ''bonded always'' contact pair?
Do you think it is possible to get remove of the gypsum found in the demolished building so that it can be reused as crushed aggregate or any other use?
Upon your experience.. in construction material.. can we
re-used the reinforcement extracted from demolition of a building for the construction of a new building?
I want to calculate henry constant of co2 in water with two semi permeable membrane in materials studio package ((based on this article,A simple molecular dynamics simulation for calculating Henrys constant and solubility of gases in liquids.) I dont know what the materials i use for build this membrane.
Ones i used zeolite materials for build this membrane and a simulation was done but the density profile is not good calculated .
can anybody help me and how i simulate this article with materials studio package?
The required material for the construction of one motorway embankment is csa 0-300mm? Fines percent limit is set at 10% max.
The uniformity coefficient required is cu>9.
Large diameter sieves do not exist on site nor at any relevant geotech laboratory.
Expert supervisor had to control the quality of built-in material and the solution applied was to use one software for digital image processing in order to determine the grain size distribution curve. Then, the cu could be determined.
Does anybody have experience with the usage of image processing software and reliability of obtained results?
Comparison of sieved data with image processing results would be highly appreciated!
In practical, does it common practice to weld alternate ends for hollow core precast system.... need your opinion ?
How weather conditions (air temperature, humidity, solar radiation, precipitation, etc) affect the construction materials (concrete, steel, wood)?
i am developing a LCA on a construction project and I am looking for new alternative solution for the concrete material
Where could I find data of production cost and energy consumption of building materials and raw materials extraction processing for building materials manufacture?