Recent Advances on Green Concrete for Structural Purposes

The contribution of the EU-FP7 Project EnCoRe

  • Joaquim A.O. Barros
  • Liberato Ferrara
  • Enzo Martinelli

Part of the Research for Development book series (REDE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Recycled Aggregate Concrete

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Enzo Martinelli, Eduardus A.B. Koenders, Marco Pepe
      Pages 3-27
    3. Carmine Lima, Marco Pepe, Ciro Faella, Enzo Martinelli
      Pages 29-46
    4. Carmine Lima, Ciro Faella, Marco Pepe, Enzo Martinelli
      Pages 47-83
    5. Antonio Caggiano, Guillermo Etse, Paula Folino, Marianela Ripani, Sonia Vrech
      Pages 109-122
    6. Eduardus A. B. Koenders, Enzo Martinelli, Marco Pepe, Romildo Dias Toledo Filho
      Pages 123-134
  3. Cementitious Materials Reinforced with Recycled or Natural Fibers—Technology, Properties, Design and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Joaquim A. O. Barros, Liberato Ferrara
      Pages 137-139
    3. Joaquim A. O. Barros, Cristina Frazão, Antonio Caggiano, Paula Folino, Enzo Martinelli, Hernan Xargay et al.
      Pages 141-195
    4. Liberato Ferrara, Saulo Rocha Ferreira, Visar Krelani, Paulo Lima, Flavio Silva, Romildo Dias Toledo Filho
      Pages 197-331
    5. Antonio Caggiano, Joaquim A. O. Barros, Guillermo Etse
      Pages 363-401
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 425-427

About this book


This book is mainly based on the results of the EU-funded UE-FP7 Project EnCoRe, which aimed to characterize the key physical and mechanical properties of a novel class of advanced cement-based materials incorporating recycled powders and aggregates and/or natural ingredients in order to allow partial or even total replacement of conventional constituents. More specifically, the project objectives were to predict the physical and mechanical performance of concrete with recycled aggregates; to understand the potential contribution of recycled fibers as a dispersed reinforcement in concrete matrices; and to demonstrate the feasibility and possible applications of natural fibers as a reinforcement in cementitious composites. All of these aspects are fully covered in the book. The opening chapters explain the material concept and design and discuss the experimental characterization of the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of the recycled raw constituents, as well as of the cementitious composite incorporating them. The numerical models with potentialities for describing the behavior at material and structural level of constructions systems made by these composites are presented. Finally, engineering applications and guidelines for production and design are proposed.


Advanced cementitious composites Concrete with recycled aggregates Predictive modeling Recycled aggregate concrete Recycled aggregates Recycled fibers Recycled materials for sustainable concrete construction Reuse of concrete materials UE-FP7 project EnCoRe

Editors and affiliations

  • Joaquim A.O. Barros
    • 1
  • Liberato Ferrara
    • 2
  • Enzo Martinelli
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of MinhoOvarPortugal
  2. 2.Civil and Environmental EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of SalernoFiscianoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56795-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56797-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7300
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7319
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