Recent Progress in Materials  (ISSN 2689-5846) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of Materials. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in materials science and technology.
Recent Progress in Materials publishes original high quality experimental and theoretical papers and reviews on basic and applied research in the field of materials science and engineering, with focus on synthesis, processing, constitution, and properties of all classes of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on microstructural design, phase relations, computational thermodynamics, and kinetics at the nano to macro scale. Contributions may also focus on progress in advanced characterization techniques.          

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Characterization & evaluation of materials
Metallic materials 
Inorganic nonmetallic materials 
Composite materials
Polymer materials
Biomaterials
Sustainable materials and technologies
Special types of materials
Macro-, micro- and nano structure of materials
Environmental interactions, process modeling
Novel applications of materials

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.3 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 12.6 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7.5 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2024  Archive: 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019

Special Issue

New Trends on Construction Technologies and Sustainable Building Materials

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Mostafa Seifan, PhD

University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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Research Interests: construction technology; additive manufacturing of concrete (3D printing of concrete); self-healing material development; nano and recycled materials in concrete and sustainable concrete technology; micro-structural and mechanical properties of engineered cementitious composites (ECC); smart product design, fabrication and testing; engineering education and virtual reality laboratory

About This Topic

Moving towards machine-dominated construction processes and the utilization of sustainable construction materials are key to success of construction industry in the near future. It is known that due to the complexity, high risk, and conservative character of the involved companies, the construction industry has lagged other industries in adopting new technologies and are more conservative in using sustainable materials. However, increasing demand for improving safety, reducing costs, improving productivity, and increasing sustainability has led to introduce new technologies and develop sustainable materials in the construction industry. This Special Issue (SI) focuses on the new trends in the construction technologies as well as the development and implementation of sustainable building and construction materials. Relevant topics to this SI include but not limited to the following topics:

• Construction technologies
• Adaption process
• Digital technology
• Additive manufacturing
• 3D printing
• Stereolithography
• Construction robots
• Automated construction
• Virtual and augmented reality
• Tracking systems
• Business information modelling
• Construction materials
• Building materials
• Sustainable construction
• Smart materials
• Zero CO2 emissions
• Environmental impact of new construction materials
• Mechanical properties
• Physical properties
• Durability of construction materials
• Characterization

Keywords

• Construction technologies
• Adaption process
• Digital technology
• Additive manufacturing
• 3D printing
• Stereolithography
• Construction robots
• Automated construction
• Virtual and augmented reality
• Tracking systems
• Business information modelling
• Construction materials
• Building materials
• Sustainable construction
• Smart materials
• Zero CO2 emissions
• Environmental impact of new construction materials
• Mechanical properties
• Physical properties
• Durability of construction materials
• Characterization

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office (rpm@lidsen.com) for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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Publication

Open Access Research Article

Capillary Suction Properties of Mortar Made with Recycled Plastic Aggregates Elaborated from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Received: 18 October 2023;  Published: 15 March 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2401007

Abstract

It is possible to revalue the plastic fraction from WEEE using it as a recycled aggregate (RA) in cement mortars. However, this feasibility depends on elaborating a granular material via a core-shell strategy to stabilize the potential contaminants. The core is a plastic particle, and the shell is a cement, fillers, and activated carbon mixtur [...]
Open Access Review

Self-Healing Concrete Techniques and Technologies and Applications

Received: 30 April 2023;  Published: 21 February 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2401006

Abstract

The main weakest point of concrete is its exposure to cracks, and concrete structure repair is expensive, especially for infrastructure maintenance, which is difficult to access. The ability of self-healing concrete (SHC) to successfully heal fractures without the assistance of humans has received much attention since it increases operational [...]
Open Access Original Research

Behavior of RC Buildings under Blast Loading: Case Study

Received: 28 April 2023;  Published: 27 July 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2303029

Abstract

In recent years, civil wars and terror activities have caused blast-loading effects on reinforced concrete buildings, resulting in catastrophic human and material damage. When a building is exposed to a blast load, a very high air pressure affects the building within a very short duration. To decide on the reconstruction or retrofit of a build [...]
Open Access Original Research

Experimental and Analytical Studies of an Ultra-high Performance Concrete Beam Using Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bars

Received: 10 September 2022;  Published: 04 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2302019

Abstract

Infrastructure degradation attributable to concrete deterioration and corrosion of reinforcing steel has been a long-standing challenge to the owners and engineers. This problem becomes more evident when concrete structures are subject to aggressively corrosive environments. The use of advanced materials such as ultra-high performance concrete [...]
Open Access Research Article

Evaluating the Performance of Hollow Core Slabs (HCS)-Concrete and Simplifying Their Implementation

Received: 02 March 2023;  Published: 19 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2302016

Abstract

The largest proportion of the material used in multistory buildings, and thus its carbon impact, is attributed to their slabs being the main contributor of weight. Because of their high strength and concrete self-weight reduction, composite beams with hollow-core slabs were created for their technical and economic benefits, making [...]
Open Access Research Article

Accounting for the Influence of Heat-Moisture Treatment Mode When Designing Concrete Composition

Received: 12 January 2023;  Published: 24 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301009

Abstract

The article proposes a method that considers the parameters of heat and moisture treatment of concrete when designing its composition. Based on the analysis of experimental data, formulas are proposed that allow taking into account the type and characteristics of cement, the characteristics of aggregates, the effect of temperature and duration [...]
Open Access Original Research

Study of Recycled Spent Coffee Grounds as Aggregates in Cementitious Materials

Received: 29 September 2022;  Published: 16 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301007

Abstract

Most spent coffee grounds (SCGs), a byproduct of brewing coffee, are buried in landfill sites, and their decomposition produces significant greenhouse gases. As the recent warming of the Earth’s climate has made it imperative that industries reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the present study investigates the viability of rec [...]
Open Access Review

Application of Finite Element Method for Mechanical Characterization of Wood and Reconstituted Lignocellulosic-Based Composites – A Review

Received: 22 September 2022;  Published: 09 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301003

Abstract

Performance evaluations of wood and other lignocellulosic-based composites involve complex scenarios of several factors such as material heterogeneity and geometry that often leads to complicated, expensive, and time-consuming experimental procedures. Hence, the application of computational modeling and simulation is desirable to mitigate [...]
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