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Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering

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Recent Advances in High-strength Lightweight Concrete

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30 November 2024

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Dr. Mohammad Abdul Mannan, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS
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Dr. Farid Abed, American University of Sharjah
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Recent Advances in High-strength Lightweight Concrete

The construction industry is constantly seeking high-strength concrete with compressive strength exceeding 100 MPa. While traditional high-strength concretes can meet these requirements, they often have high density, which can be problematic, especially in coastal areas where premium natural aggregates are typically used. To address this challenge, researchers are exploring high-strength lightweight concrete (HSLWC) as a potential solution. By incorporating fly ash and unsaturated polyester resin, a new approach is being developed that aims to provide the necessary strength while reducing weight. This innovative material shows promise for the construction sector.

The significance of creating high-strength lightweight concrete is crucial for tackling the issues of structural integrity and environmental sustainability in construction. Conventional high-strength concretes, although meeting strength standards, typically add significant weight to structures and contribute to environmental harm during manufacturing. In contrast, HSLWC provides a viable solution by offering the necessary strength with lower density, thereby reducing structural loads and environmental impact. Additionally, the use of fly ash and unsaturated polyester resin not only improves material properties but also repurposes industrial waste, promoting resource efficiency and sustainability in construction.

This Article Collection focuses on developing and testing polymer concrete using modified unsaturated polyester resin and additional materials like fly ash. The main goal is to evaluate the compressive and flexural strength of the resulting HSLWC. A key aspect is ensuring strong bonding between the binder and additives to enhance material properties. Polymer concrete offers advantages such as fast curing, high strength, chemical resistance, and impact absorption, making it superior to traditional concrete. These findings have significant implications for the construction industry, aligning with our journal's aim to explore innovative materials and methods for sustainable construction. We welcome contributions including experimental research, theoretical analysis, and case studies to enhance our understanding of HSLWC and its various applications in civil engineering.

Keywords: High-strength lightweight concrete; Polymer concrete; Fly ash; Unsaturated polyester resin; Sustainable construction materials

­­All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo a full peer-review; the Guest Advisor for this Collection will not be handling the manuscripts (unless they are an Editorial Board member).

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The deadline for submitting manuscripts is 30 November 2024.

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.