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The Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology has chosen a research report co-authored by Barzin Mobasher as one of the three best papers it published in 2011. 

Mobasher is a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment.

The paper describes results of examinations of the behavior of cement-based composite materials under high strain rates. It’s part of work to test a new class of building materials for their potential to help improve the stability of bridge decks, high-rise buildings and similar structures.

Experimental high-speed testing of the material in ASU’s structural mechanics laboratory was supervised by Deju Zhu and Flavio Silva, who recently completed studies for their doctoral degrees under Mobasher. Zhu and Silva are among the paper’s co-authors.

ASU faculty and students are collaborating on the experiment with research partners at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Members of the advisory and editorial boards of the Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology selected the 2011 best papers. The paper is highlighted at which offers a link to commentary by an advisory board member on the value of the research detailed in the paper.

Read the paper (pdf).

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