Handbook of advances in Alkali-activated Concrete

Handbook of advances in Alkali-activated Concrete

1st Edition - December 3, 2021

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  • Editors: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal, Prinya Chindaprasirt, Togay Ozbakkaloglu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323854696
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323854702

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Advances on Alkali-activated Concrete, provides comprehensive information on materials, structural properties and realistic potential for the application of alkali-activated concretes and cements. Divided over seven key parts, including the design of alkali-activated concrete, their fabrication and curing, rheology, properties of alkali-activated concrete, durability, dynamic performance and LCA, the book will be an essential reference resource for academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists, chemists, manufacturers and civil engineers working with alkali-activated materials and concrete structures.    

Key Features

  • Provides an essential guide on the latest developments in alkali-activated concrete
  • Comprehensively examines alkali-activated concrete performance under cyclic loading
  • Includes concrete systems containing coarser aggregates
  • Presents several important cases studies of application


Academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists, chemists, manufacturers and civil engineers working with alkali-activated materials and concrete structures

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Design, Rehology and Curing of Alkali-Activated Concrete
    1. A Mix Design Procedure for Alkali-Activated Concrete Based on the Concept of Reactive Modulus
    2. Mix design of fly ash-based alkali activated concrete
    3. Alkali activated dry-mix concretes
    4. Optimization of production parameters of alkali-activated concrete
    5. Influence of precursors on rheology of alkali-activated concrete
    6. Alkali-activated concrete via oven and microwave radiation curing
    7. Oven-cured alkali-activated concretes

    Part II: Properties of Alkali-Activated Concrete
    8. Non-Conventional alkaline activating solutions for alkali-activated mortars and concretes
    9. Ambient-cured alkali-activated concrete with single alkali activator
    10. alkali-activated concrete versus opc concrete and roman concrete when using sea sand and sea water
    11. One part alkali-activated concrete with seawater
    12. Properties of lightweight fiber reinforced alkali-activated concrete
    13. Properties of Alkali-activated Lightweight Concrete
    14. Structural performance of waste based reinforced alkali-activated concrete

    Part III: Durability and LCA of Alkali-Activated Concrete
    16. Alkali-aggregate reaction in alkali-activated cement concretes
    17. Chloride penetration in alkali-activated concrete
    18. Resistance of alkali-activated concrete to seawater
    19. Acid Resistance of alkali-activated concrete
    20. Fire resistance of recycled aggregate alkali-activated concrete
    21. LCA of lightweight alkali-activated concrete
    22. LCA of fiber-reinforced alkali activated concrete

Product details

  • No. of pages: 576
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2021
  • Published: December 3, 2021
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323854696
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323854702

About the Editors

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

Dr. F. Pacheco-Torgal is a principal investigator at the University of Minho, in Portugal. He currently holds the title of Counsellor from the Portuguese Engineers Association and has authored more than 300 publications, 147 in Scopus and 125 in Web of Science. He is a member of the editorial board for 9 international journals, 5 referenced on Web of Science and two on Scopus. He has acted as a foreign expert in the evaluation of 18 PhD thesis. In the last 10 years he has been a Member of the Scientific Committee for almost 60 conferences most of them in Asian countries. He is also a grant assessor for several scientific institutions in 13 countries, UK, US, Netherlands, China, France, Australia, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, UA. Emirates, Poland and, the EU Commission. He has also been an invited reviewer for 125 international journals and has reviewed almost 1000 papers. He has been the lead editor of 22 books published by Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier, and Springer, 10 being on the Master Book List of Web of Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Investigator, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Prinya Chindaprasirt

Professor Prinya Chindaprasirt is the Director of the Sustainable Infrastructure Research and Development Center (SIRDC), a research unit in Khon Kaen University. He is now also the head of Advanced Functional Materials research cluster of Khon Kaen University. He was appointed a full professor in 2007. In 2009 he was the first person in civil engineering who was appointed the highest rank professor in Thailand. He has set up the Thai Geopolymer Network in 2005 to promote the research and collaboration among Thai researchers in this field.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Research and Development Center (SIRDC), Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

Togay Ozbakkaloglu

Togay Ozbakkaloglu is a Professor at the Ingram School of Engineering of Texas State University, USA. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed research papers in these areas, including over 125 journal articles that appeared in leading disciplinary journals and received over 4000 citations (Scopus). He is Associate Editor for the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (the foremost structural engineering journal), Heliyon, Frontiers in Built Environment, and Australian Journal of Civil Engineering. He also serves on the Editorial Board of 12 international journals, including the ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, the leading journal in his immediate research field of structural applications of FRP composites.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Ingram School of Engineering, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, USA

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