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Aims and scope

The Journal of Asian Concrete Federation (ACF Journal) provides a forum to disseminate and exchange most recent technical information of concrete materials and structures among concrete engineers and scientists in Asia and the World.

The ACF Journal is regularly published under the auspice of the Asian Concrete Federation. The Editorial Board of the ACF Journal consists of eminent scholars from ACF member countries as well as top scholars invited from the World.

Article topics include, but are not limited to, research on:
1. Concrete structures;
2. Concrete materials and technologies;
3. Maintenance, monitoring, repair and strengthening;
4. Sustainability;
5. Construction and Engineering; and
6. Recent research and related topics.

Discussions

Discussion on any article published in earlier issues of ACF Journal is welcome for possible publication with the Author’s Closure.

Copyright transfer agreement

Completion of a signed Copyright Transfer Agreement will be required upon acceptance of the manuscript. No article can be published unless a signed publication agreement is provided, which serves as a transfer of copyright from author to publisher.
ACF Journal does not advocate open access policies for copyrighted articles. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permission to reproduce materials that has appeared in another publication.

Publication policy

Journal of Asian Concrete Federation (ACF Journal) is published biannually on June 30 and December 31.

Editorial Board

Editor-In-Chief Prof. Myoungsu (James) Shin Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea
     
Vice Editors-In-Chief Prof. Donguk Choi Hankyong National University, Korea
  Prof. Jian-Guo Dai Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  Prof. Jung Heum Yeon Gachon University, Korea
     
Editorial Board Prof. Gyorgy L. Balazs Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  Prof. Yin Wen Chan National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  Prof. Nguyen Van Chanh Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam
  Prof. Bao-Chun Chen Fuzhou University, China
  Prof. Wonchang Choi Gachon University, Korea
  Prof. Ravinera Gettu Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  Prof. Sang Whan Han Hanyang University, Korea
  Prof. Mary Beth Hueste Texas A&M University, U.S.A.
  Prof. Iswandi Imran Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
  Prof. Thomas Kang Seoul National University, Korea
  Prof. Jang-Ho Jay Kim Yonsei University, Korea
  Prof. Siu Shu Eddie Lam Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  Prof. David A. Lange University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.
  Prof. Haeng-Ki Lee Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
  Prof. Hung-Jen Lee National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  Prof. MyungKwan Lim Songwon University, Korea
  Prof. Harald S. Muller Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  Prof. Takafumi Noguchi The University of Tokyo, Japan
  Prof. Hong-Gun Park Seoul National University, Korea
  Prof. Sukhoon Pyo Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea
  Prof. Gianluca Ranzi The University of Sydney, Australia
  Prof. Erik Schlangen Delft University, Netherlands
  Prof. Surrendra P. Shah Northwestern University, U.S.A.
  Prof. Caijun Shi Hunan University, China
  Prof. Jongsung Sim Hanyang University, Korea
  Prof. Kiang Hwee Tan National University of Singapore, Singapore
  Prof. Somnuk Tangtermsirikul Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand
  Prof. James K. Wight University of Michigan, U.S.A.
  Prof. Yuxi Zhao Zhejiang University, China
     
Author’s Guide

Article types

ACF Journal considers four categories of articles: technical papers, invited papers, review papers, and technical documents/reports issued by ACF Technical Committees. All articles should be original and contain significant research findings that are not only logically sound but also supported by scientific evidences.

Article types

The submission process requires uploading electronic file(s) online at http://acoms.jams.or.kr (ACOMS). All correspondences, including reviewers’ comments, resubmission of revised electronic file(s), and notification of the Editor-in-Chief’s final decision, are communicated with the corresponding author(s) via e-mail.

ACF Journal follows a double-blind reviewing procedure. Authors are requested to submit four separate electronic files as follows:
1. Cover letter
2. A separate title page, containing title, all authors’ names and affiliations, and contact information (i.e., email address and telephone number) of the corresponding author(s)
3. A full manuscript including title, all authors’ names and affiliations, abstract, keywords, body of main text, acknowledgement, and references
4. (optional) A list of at least three potential reviewers including names, academic degree(s), position, department, institution, email address, and reason. The referees must be independent and not from your own organization. Please note that the journal may not use your suggestions.

Format

Article length

There is no limit on the manuscript length for all types of articles, except that discussions on the published articles in ACF Journal should not be longer than 8 manuscript pages.

Word processing software

Microsoft Word is strongly recommended for preparing the manuscript. PDF is not an acceptable file format.

Text

– The text should be double-spaced and both-side justified in single column format, using Times New Roman font and 11-point font size.

– The manuscript must be prepared using A4 typeset with 20-mm margin at all sides.

– The manuscript should not contain any headers or footers except for page numbers.

– Page numbers and consecutive line numbering are required for peer review process.

– Use the International System of Units (SI units). Other units may be given in parenthesis as supplement.

Article structure

The following is a prototype structure of a technical paper manuscript in the preferred order.

– Title: 80 characters maximum, including spaces between words.

– Author names and affiliations: List all authors’ names by the first name(s), (middle name(s)), and last name(s) without commas. Affiliations of the authors should include the institution and department names in full, and the city, state/province, postal code, and country. Also, clearly indicate the corresponding author with an asterisk who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication.

– Abstract: 200 words maximum on the first page of the manuscript

– Keywords: Six keywords maximum

– Body of main text: Divide the main text into numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1, (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, …) 1.2, etc.

– Acknowledgements

– References

– Appendices

– Appendices

Reference style

List all bibliographical references cited in the text at the end of the paper. Number the references in order of appearance in
the main text in square brackets in line with the text (e.g., [1], [1,2,3]). Essential information should be cautiously provided using
the following reference style:

Examples:

1. Shin, M.; Kim, K.; Gwon, S.; and Cha, S. (2014) “Durability of sustainable sulfur concrete with fly ash and recycled aggregate against chemical and weathering environments,” Construction and Building Materials, 69, pp. 167~176.

Reference to a conference proceeding

2. Shin, M.; Gwon, S.; Lee, K.; and Han, S. (2013) “Improved earthquake-resistant design methods of shallow coupling beams,” Proceedings of the 2013 World Congress on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Jeju, Korea.

Reference to a book

3. Paulay, T. and Priestley, M.J.N. (1992) Seismic design of reinforced concrete and masonry buildings, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, USA.

Figures and tables

All figures and tables need consecutive numbering, following their order of appearance (e.g., Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Table 1, etc.), along with self-explanatory brief captions. Figures should be submitted at a high resolution. To create tables, authors should use the Table option of Microsoft Word. All figures and tables can be inserted into the main body of the text.

Mathematical formulae

Please make mathematical equations as editable format. Number consecutively and place each of them in the text on a separate line(s). Only simple relevant equations should be provided in the body of the main text: any derivation of an equation(s) should essentially appear in the appendix.

Review Process

Peer review

All articles submitted to ACF Journal will undergo a peer-review process by at least three international experts on the specific subject of each submitted article for technical evaluation.

Review and revision

Manuscripts may be accepted for publication without change. If revisions are required, the manuscript will be sent back to the author(s) with reviewers’ comments. In this case, an item-by-item detailed response to reviewers’ criticisms should be provided upon resubmission. Based on the recommendations of reviewers and revision with justification of the criticisms, final decision for publication or rejection will be made by the Editor-in-Chief.

Publication ethics

1. Duties of Authors

– The author(s) should write original works. In case the author(s) has partly cited the work of others, the part cited should be quoted while the quoted article be included in the reference of the manuscript.

– The author(s) should not submit and try to publish a manuscript of the same work in more than one journal.

– The author(s) should not fabricate or intentionally change data and/or photos that are results of research.

– The author(s), first author, corresponding author or coauthor, should be the one who has significantly contributed to the research.

– A corresponding author is the author who is responsible for communication for the purpose of publication of the manuscript in the ACF Journal: i.e. submission of the manuscript and the responses to reviewer’s comments, etc. All authors should have seen the manuscript at the time of original submission and agreed to its submission.

– In case a technical mistake or editorially misleading error is found in the published paper, the corresponding author of the specific paper should contact and notify the editor of the ACF Journal so that the editor can properly act to it: e.g. Errata.

– The author(s) should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.

2. Duties of Reviewers

– The importance of reviewer’s role is acknowledged as a reviewer assists the editor for technical evaluation and processing of the manuscript, to assist editor to make editorial decisions and may assist the author(s) to improve the manuscript.

– Any specific privileged information acquired by the reviewer during reviewing a manuscript should be kept confidential to the reviewer. The contents of a manuscript in general should not be shown to or discussed with others until the manuscript is published.

– While reviewing a manuscript, the reviewer should use professional knowledge objectively and provide the author(s) with opinions that are scientifically backed up. Any personal criticism of the author(s) by a reviewer should be avoided.

– A reviewer should inform editor any similarity between a manuscript and an already published paper.

– In case a reviewer feels he (or she) is unable to provide a timely review, he (or she) should notify the editor as such and decline to review that manuscript.

– A reviewer should decline to review a manuscript that can be of conflict of interest personally or professionally.

3. Duties of Editors

– The editor should handle a manuscript in the order of the first submission date in general and evaluate a manuscript solely based on technical merits of the manuscript.

– The editor is responsible to make decision on the final publication of a manuscript. The editor may consult with the reviewers to reach a final decision, which may include copyright infringement and plagiarism.

– A copyright transfer agreement signed by a corresponding author should be submitted prior to the final publication of a manuscript.

– The editor and editorial staff should not disclose any information acquired from a manuscript to others until final publication. The editor and editing staff should not attempt to use any unpublished materials included in an unpublished manuscript.

Browse Issues

 

Vol. 1 (2015)


Vol. 2 (2016)


Vol. 3 (2017)


Vol. 4 (2018)


Vol. 5 (2019)

Volume 5, No. 1 (June 2019)
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A STUDY ON EFFECT OF SILICA FUME AND SURFACE PENETRANT ON BONDING STRENGTH FOR OVERLAYING
Hayato Shibao, Mahmudul Hasan Mizan, Tamon Ueda*, Katsuichi Miyaguchi, and Jun Takahashi
pp.1-14

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DURABILITY AND CORROSION STUDIES IN PRESTRESSED CONCRETE MADE WITH BLENDED CEMENT
V. V. Arora, Brijesh Singh*, and Vikas Patel
pp.15-24

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CONSERVATIVE CHARACTERISTIC STRENGTH OF CONCRETE FROM NON-DESTRUCTIVE AND PARTIALLY DESTRUCTIVE TESTING
Saha Dauji*, Sandip Bhalerao, P. K. Srivastava, and Kapilesh Bhargava
pp.25-39

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CARBONATION RESISTANCE OF CONCRETE TREATED WITH NANO-SIO2-MODIFIED POLYMER COATINGS
Guo Li*, Hangyuan Cui, Weijian Hu, and Jiacheng Zhou
pp.40-47

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THE CRITICAL FREEZE-THAW CYCLE CONSIDERING MOISTURE CONTENT INCREASE IN THE ACCELERATED FREEZE-THAW TEST
Dequn Ma*, Osamu Senbu, and Ryoma Kitagaki
pp.48-55

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EFFECT OF INITIAL CURING CONDITIONS ON AIR PERMEABILITY AND DE-ICING SALT SCALING RESISTANCE OF SURFACE CONCRETE
Meng Zhang*, Yuki Sakoi, Minoru Aba, and Yoichi Tsukinaga
pp.56-64

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Volume 4, No. 2 (December 2018)
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TENSILE BEHAVIOR OF UHPFRC UNDER UNIAXIAL AND BIAXIAL STRESS CONDITIONS
Xiujiang Shen* and Eugen Bru¨hwiler
pp.67-78

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DEFORMATION MECHANISM OF HARDENED CEMENT PASTE UNDER HIGH STRESS AND APPLICATION OF FLOW LAW
Yuya Sakai*
pp.79-88

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STRENGTH, SHRINKAGE AND CREEP OF CONCRETE INCLUDING CO2 TREATED RECYCLED COARSE AGGREGATE
Gombosuren CHINZORIGT, Donguk CHOI*, Odontuya ENKHBOLD, Batzaya BAASANKHUU, Myung Kwan LIM and Hee Seob LIM
pp.89-102

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VISUAL INVESTIGATION METHOD AND STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION FOR DEF INDUCED DAMAGED INDIAN RAILWAY PC SLEEPERS
Rajamurugan Sundaram*, Koji Matsumoto, Kohei Nagai and Anupam Awasthi
pp.103-115

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Volume 4, No. 1 (June 2018)
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PROPOSAL OF A FATIGUE LIFE PREDICTION METHOD FOR RC SLABS FAILED UNDER TRAVELING WHEEL-TYPE LOAD TEST
Kyoko TAKEDA*, Natsuko HAMADA and Yosuhiko SATO
pp.1-11

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QUALITY IMPROVEMENT OF RECYCLED CONCRETE AGGREGATE BY A LARGE-SCALE TUBE MILL WITH STEEL ROD
Lapyote Prasittisopin*, Chawis Thongyothee, Phattarakamon Chaiyapoom and Chalermwut Snguanyat
pp.12-21

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EFFECT OF PRE-LOADING ON CHLORIDE DIFFUSION IN CONCRETE
Truyen T. Tran*, Quyet V. Truong, H. Ranaivomanana and A. Khelidj
pp.22-28

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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF BASALT FIBER RINFORCED MORTAR UNDER FREEZE-THAW AND CHLORIDE-RICH ENVIRONMENTS
Yiming Guo and Hiroshi Yokota*
pp.29-34

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COMPARISON OF CONCRETE STRENGTH FROM CUBE AND CORE RECORDS BY BOOTSTRAP
Saha Dauji* and Kapilesh Bhargava
pp.35-46

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INVESTIGATION ON QUALITY OF THIN CONCRETE COVER USING MERCURY INTRUSION POROSIMETRY AND NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTS
Liyanto EDDY*, Koji MATSUMOTO, Kohei NAGAI, Piyaphat CHAEMCHUEN, Michael HENRY and Kota HORIUCHI
pp.47-66

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Volume 3, No. 2 (December 2017)
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EVALUATION OF CRITICAL CRACK WIDTH FOR REINFORCEMENT CORROSION IN RC MEMBER BASED ON NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF TRANSPORT OF CHLORIDE IONS IN CONCRETE
Nguyen Thi Hien* and Takumi Shimomura
pp.67-81

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RESEARCH ON FLEXURAL BEHAVIOR OF THE EXTERNALLY PRESTRESSED UHPC BOX GIRDER
Jiazhan SU*; Renyuan DU; Baochun CHEN; and Qingwei HUANG
pp.82-89

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SANDWICH PANELS OF ULTRA-HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE COMPOSITE WITH EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE
Ji-Hyung Lee; Sung-Gul Hong*; and Yu-Jin Ha
pp.90-97

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BLAST-RESISTANCE OF ULTRA-HIGH STRENGTH CONCRETE AND REACTIVE POWDER CONCRETE
Tae-Hee Lee; Dal-Hun Yang; Min-Jae Kwon; Jang-Ho Jay Kim*
pp.98-104

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EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT FINE AGGREGATES ON THE PROPERTIES OF ULTRA-HIGH STRENGTH CONCRETE
Taku Matsuda* and Takafumi Noguchi
pp.105-114

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Volume 3, No. 1 (June 2017)
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NEW RECOMMENDED PRACTICES IN CONCRETE DURABILITY
David Millar* and Rodney Paull
pp.1-11

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DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF CONCRETE ARCH BRIDGES IN CHINA
Baochun CHEN*; Jiazhan SU; Shangshun LIN; Guodong CHEN; Yizhou ZHUANG; and Habib TABATABAI
pp.12-19

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DIFFUSION OF MOISTURE AND CHLORIDE IONS IN REPAIRED CONCRETE SUBJECTED TO COMPLEX DETERIORATION FACTORS
Yunmi Kim*, Tomoko Fukuyama, Takuya Hasegawa, and Osamu Senbu
pp.20-26

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SANDWICH PANELS OF ULTRA-HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE COMPOSITE WITH EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE
Ji-Hyung Lee; Sung-Gul Hong*; and Yu-Jin Ha
pp.90-97

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FUNDAMENTAL STUDY ON DIELECTRIC RELAXATION CHARACTERISTICS OF CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS
Tomoko FUKUYAMA *; Yuki OKAMOTO; Takuya HASEGAWA; and Osamu SENBU
pp.27-34

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INFLUENCE OF VARIOUS MATERIAL PARAMETERS ON THE ABRASION RESISTANCE OF CONCRETE BY SAND BLASTING
G.B. Ramesh Kumar; Umesh Kumar Sharma*; and Arjit Bhardwaj
pp.35-48

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INVESTIGATION ON POSSIBLE CAUSES OF EXPANSION DAMAGES IN CONCRETE – A CASE STUDY OF SLEEPERS IN INDIAN RAILWAYS
Anupam AWASTHI*; Koji MATSUMOTO; Kohei NAGAI; Shingo ASAMOTO; and Seishi GOTO
pp.49-66

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Volume 2, No. 2 (December 2016)
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FIRE RESISTANCE CALCULATION OF EXISTING CONCRETE STRUCTURES USING MODIFIED TABULATED DATA METHOD
Duinkherjav Yagaanbuyant and Khishgee Radnaabazar
pp.95-101

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EFFECTIVENESS OF RECYCLED NYLON FIBERS AS REINFORCING MATERIAL IN MORTAR
Orasutthikul Shanya, Unno Daiki, Yokota Hiroshi and Hashimoto Katsufumi
pp.102-109

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RELATIVE EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE OF LIMESTONE CALCINED CLAY CEMENT COMPARED WITH PORTLAND POZZOLANA CEMENT
Ashok Kumar Tiwari and Subrato Chowdhury
pp.110-116

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SANDWICH PANELS OF ULTRA-HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE COMPOSITE WITH EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE
Ji-Hyung Lee; Sung-Gul Hong*; and Yu-Jin Ha
pp.90-97

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF CFRP GRID FOR SHEAR STRENGTHENING OF RC BEAMS
Ngoc Linh Vu, Kimitaka Uji and Vu Dung Tran
pp.117-127

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Volume 2, No. 1 (June 2016)
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MESOSCALE STUDY OF WATER TRANSPORT IN MORTAR INFLUENCED BY SODIUM CHLORIDE
Yi Wang, Fuyuan Gong, Dawei Zhang and Tamon Ueda
pp.1-14

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FLEXURAL AND FATIGUE BEHAVIOR OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BEAMS MADE WITH PORTLAND POZZOLANA CEMENT
V.V. Arora, Brijesh Singh and Lalit Yadav
pp.15-23

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MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND RECOVERABILITY OF LOW-QUALITY CRUSHED COARSE AGGREGATE BY SURFACE MODIFICATION AND MICROWAVE HEATING
Heesup Choi, Masumi Inoue, Sukmin Kwon, Myungkwan Lim, Hyeonggil Choi, Ryoma Kitagaki and Takafumi Noguchi
pp.24-30

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DAMAGE EVALUATIONS OF OVEN-DRIED MORTAR SUBJECTED TO ONE-DIRECTIONAL FIRE
Onnicha Rongviriyapanich, Yasuhiko Sato and Withit Pansuk
pp.31-45

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LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY OF RC BEAMS WITH LOCALLY CORRODED SHEAR REINFORCEMENT
Rahmat Ullah, Hiroshi Yokota, Katsufumi Hashimoto and Shunichiro Goto
pp.46-55

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EFFECT OF PERPENDICULAR BEAMS ON FAILURE OF BEAM-COLUMN KNEE JOINTS WITH MECHANICAL ANCHORAGES BY 3D RBSM
Liyanto Eddy, Koji Matsumoto and Kohei Nagai
pp.56-66

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DIRECT-TENSILE AND FLEXURAL STRENGTH AND TOUGHNESS OF HIGH-STRENGTH FIBER-REINFORCED CEMENT COMPOSITES WITH DIFFERENT STEEL FIBERS
Seongwoo Gwon and Myoungsu Shin
pp.67-80

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ESTIMATION OF CONCRETE CHARACTERISTIC STRENGTH FROM LIMITED DATA BY BOOTSTRAP
Saha Dauji and Kapilesh Bhargava
pp.81-94

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Volume 1, No. 1 (September 2015)
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ANALYTICAL MODEL FOR AXIAL STRESS-STRAIN BEHAVIOR OF WELDED REINFORCEMENT GRID CONFINED CONCRETE COLUMNS
Tavio and B. Kusuma
pp.1-10

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MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF KENAF FIBER REINFORCED CONCRETE WITH DIFFERENT FIBER CONTENT AND FIBER LENGTH
Lam Tian Fook and Jamaludin Mohamad Yatim
pp.11-21

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FLEXURAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF COMPOSITE STEEL DECK ONE-WAY SLAB SYSTEM WITH SFRC
Geonho Hong
pp.22-27

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LABORATORY ACCELERATED AND OUTDOOR DURABILITY TESTING OF CONCRETE WITH SUPPLEMENTARY CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS
Eisuke Nakamura and Hiroshi Watanabe
pp.28-36

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DUCTILE FIBER WRAPPING FOR SEISMIC RETROFIT OF REINFORCED CONCRETE COLUMNS
Donguk Choi, S. Vachirapanyakun, S.-Y. Kim, and S.-S. Ha
pp.37-46

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STRENGTH AND DUCTILITY OF EXTERNAL STEEL COLLARED CONCRETE COLUMNS UNDER COMPRESSIVE LOADING
Tavio, P. Pudjisuryadi, and P. Suprobo
pp.47-56

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EFFECT OF A SMALL ADDITION OF HIGHLY EXPANSIVE SLAG ON VOLUME STABILITY OF CEMENT MATRIX MATERIAL
Wei Chien Wang, Chih Chien Liu, and Chau Lee
pp.57-63

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