Top 10 Downloaded Articles 2021

We want to thank the authors of our most-downloaded articles in 2021, and highlight to our readers some of the most impactful research to have published in the journal. We hope that you will find the data interesting.

Application of super absorbent polymers (SAP) in concrete construction—update of RILEM state-of-the-art report, by 
Viktor Mechtcherine, Mateusz Wyrzykowski, Christof Schröfl, Didier Snoeck, Pietro Lura, Nele De Belie, Arn Mignon, Sandra Van Vlierberghe, Agnieszka J. Klemm, Fernando C. R. Almeida, José Roberto Tenório Filho, William Peter Boshoff, Hans-Wolf Reinhardt & Shin-Ichi Igarashi 

Experimental and theoretical evidence for the load sequence effect in the compressive fatigue behavior of concrete, by 
Abedulgader Baktheer & Rostislav Chudoba 

Characterization tests for predicting the mechanical performance of SFRC floors: design considerations, by 
Paolo Martinelli, Matteo Colombo, Albert de la Fuente, Sergio Cavalaro, Pablo Pujadas & Marco di Prisco 

Steel fibers for replacing minimum reinforcement in beams under torsion, by 
Luca Facconi, Fausto Minelli, Paola Ceresa & Giovanni Plizzari 

Self-healing of bio-cementitious mortar incubated within neutral and acidic soil, by 
Mohamed Esaker, Omar Hamza, Adam Souid & David Elliott 

Influence of fiber alignment on pseudoductility and microcracking in a cementitious carbon fiber composite material, by 
Matthias Rutzen, Philipp Lauff, Roland Niedermeier, Oliver Fischer, Manuel Raith, Christian U. Grosse, Ursula Weiss, Malte A. Peter & Dirk Volkmer

Influence of cellulose nanofibrils on the rheology, microstructure and strength of alkali activated ground granulated blast-furnace slag: a comparison with ordinary Portland cement, by 
Hassan Ez-zaki, Laura Riva, Maurizio Bellotto, Luca Valentini, Enrico Garbin, Carlo Punta & Gilberto Artioli 

Recommendation of RILEM TC 261-CCF: test method to determine the flexural creep of fibre reinforced concrete in the cracked state, by 
A. Llano-Torre & P. Serna 

Influence of polymer structure and amount on microstructure and properties of polyethylene-modified asphalt binders, by 
K. Lakshmi Roja, Amara Rehman, Mabrouk Ouederni, Senthil Kumar Krishnamoorthy, Ahmed Abdala & Eyad Masad

Characterization tests for predicting the mechanical performance of SFRC floors: design considerations, by 
Paolo Martinelli, Matteo Colombo, Albert de la Fuente, Sergio Cavalaro, Pablo Pujadas & Marco di Prisco

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