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Ultra-sustainable concrete with high SCM content

Project Member(s): Thomas, P., Ding, K., Sirivivatnanon, V., Skellern, K., Tapas, M., Beard, L., Copland, D., Mansell, B., Bajada, C., Castel, A., Rasekh, H., Li, Y., Mortazavi, M.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Boral Construction Materials (Boral Construction Materials Project Grants)
Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre
Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre

Start year: 2020

Summary: An innovative technology which can allow higher SCM contents in concrete and eliminate the efflorescence formation challenge can significantly raise the current standards in the low-carbon/sustainable concrete market and provide Boral with a unique market advantage locally and globally.


Xue, C, Tapas, MJ & Sirivivatnanon, V 2023, 'Cracking and stimulated autogenous self-healing on the sustainability of cement-based materials: a review', Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 184-206.
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Tapas, MJ, Yan, A, Thomas, P & Sirivivatnanon, V 1970, 'Effect of Carbonation on Compressive Strength Development of High-Slag Mortars', 76th RILEM Annual Week 2022 and International Conference on Regeneration and Conservation of Structures, Kyoto, Japan.

Mansell, B, Thomas, P, Li, Y, Tapas, MJ & Holt, C 1970, 'The impact of accelerating admixtures on blended cement hydration for early age strength enhancement', Concrete Institute of Australia's Biennial National Conference 2021, Perth - Virtual.

Song, Z, Mortazavi, M, Tapas, MJ, Moghaddam, F & Sirivivatnanon, V 1970, 'Particle Packing Theory in Ultra-sustainable Concrete with High SCM Content', Concrete Institute of Australia's Biennial National Conference 2021, Online.

Tapas, MJ, Thomas, P, Fu, J, Chandler, J, Sirivivatnanon, V & Keyte, L 1970, 'High Early Strength Gain Low-carbon Concrete: A Microstructure Study', Concrete Institute of Australia Biennial National Conference, Concrete 2021, Perth - Online.

FOR Codes: Cement and Concrete Materials, Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified, Materials engineering not elsewhere classified