Call for Papers

Call for Papers

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Chloride-induced and carbonation-induced corrosion of embedded steel rebars and prestressing strands are major deterioration mechanisms in concrete structures. Such premature corrosion leads to significant reduction in the service life of concrete structures and a huge cost of corrosion of about 3% of GDP. Also, many repairs and strengthening works are failing prematurely because of the lack of adequate corrosion control measures - indicating a need for durability of repairs. This thematic issue of ICJ focuses on Corrosion and its Control in Reinforced Concrete Structures. Articles relevant to both conventionally reinforced and prestressed concrete systems will be covered. Manuscripts on comprehensive literature review, experimental/analytical studies and case studies, Point of View, etc. on the relevant topics including the following are invited.

  • Corrosion mechanisms in steel-cementitious systems

  • Corrosion-resistant steel reinforcement

  • Coated steel reinforcement

  • Corrosion inhibitors

  • SCMs and special cements and their impact on corrosion characteristics of steel

  • Corrosion measurement techniques

  • Service life estimation and applications

  • Durability-based design approaches for new construction

  • Durability of repair

  • Corrosion control / Electrochemical repair techniques (cathodic protection, electrochemical realkalization, chloride extraction, etc.)

  • Case studies
Guest Editor

Dr. Radhakrishna G Pillai, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai, India

Submission Timelines : Monday, August 31, 2020.

Concrete construction landscape is changing in response to growing infrastructure demand, globalized markets, bigger and complex projects, and massive financing needs. While this appears hopeful, equally serious attention is required for the ageing infrastructure, sustainability planning and balancing between smart and sustainable. The World Economic Forum has identified “People”, “Adoption of new technologies, materials and tools” and “industry collaboration” as top three transformation areas in its report on Shaping the Future of Construction A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology. The Government – both as regulator and often as key project owner is creating fertile environment for the transformation of engineering and construction sector.

As a rife and opportune market, India has specific challenges and opportunities that will shape the future of concrete and concreting. This is true for new construction as well as existing structures. Accordingly, this special issue on TRENDS SHAPING FUTURE(s) OF CONCRETE(s) thus invites completing articles outlining futuristic trends, both from academia and industry on following topics:

  • Use of AI/ ANN in modelling and designing of concrete structures
  • Designing for longer life, 100, 200, 300…500 years; life cycle analysis and the state of the art
  • Aggregates – satisfying today’s demand and shaping for future; virgin & recycled
  • Binders for future – global developments and relevance to India
  • Supplementary cementitious materials – future matrices
  • Chemical admixtures – future needs
  • Self-healing – a reality or a speculation
  • Formworks for future
  • Reinforcements for future
  • Concretes for future; a survey
  • Concreting technologies for future; a critical review
  • Advancements in test methods – need and future trends
  • Industry collaboration – a delayed need for holistic development
  • Carbon - capture, utilization and sequestration and moving towards low carbon construction; the myths and the facts
  • People – Robots and co-existence in concrete construction
  • Assessing remaining life – what needs to be done
  • Repair technologies of future
  • Case studies in application of newer specifications
  • Case studies in application of newer concretes
  • Codal provisions and standards
  • Industry perspectives
  • Client perspectives – DMRC, MMRC, NHAI, NTPC, NPCIL, CIDCO, etc.
  • Authors are encouraged to share atmost 150-word abstract before composing a full article for submission. This will help refine and align the topic with the theme
  • Since this issue investigates future possibilities, preferably articles written with industry-academia collaboration are requested
  • If you have a topic befitting the above list and need a collaborator, we could help find one
  • Submitted articles should avoid what is being already used today, rather articles should solely focus on technologies being developed and future scenarios. For e.g. 3D printing is already being applied, however the challenges in implementing 3D printing can be covered or an article on 4D printing would be ideal
  • Articles on topics beyond those listed above shall be considered on case-to-case basis
Guest Editor

Dr. Chetan Hazaree, Head – Research & Development (Roads, Runways & Elevated Corridors)
L&T Construction (Transportation Infrastructure IC), Larsen & Toubro Limited

Submission Timelines : Saturday, October 31, 2020.

Guest Editors

  • Jan - 2019

    Special Edition : Fibres in Concrete

  • Feb - 2019

    Guest Editor : Prof. Vasant Matsagar, IIT Delhi

  • Mar - 2019

    Guest Editor : Prof. Pasata Dinakar, IIT Bhubhaneswar

  • Apr - 2019

    Guest Editor : Prof. Manu Santhanam IIT Madras
    Special Edition : Carbonation of Concrete with blended Cements

  • May - 2019

    Guest Editor : Dr Biswajit Bhattacharjee IIT Delhi

  • Jun - 2019

    Guest Editor : Dr Bibhuti Das NIT Surthkal

  • Jul - 2019

    Guest Editor : Prof. Pasala Dinakar, IIT Bhubhaneswar

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