3D-printed concrete: applications, performance, and challenges

Siddika, Ayesha and Al Mamun, Md. Abdullah and Ferdous, Wahid ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4473-4722 and Saha, Ashish Kumer and Alyousef, Rayed (2019) 3D-printed concrete: applications, performance, and challenges. Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials. pp. 1-38. ISSN 2165-0373


Automatic construction systems have become the focus of the construction industry and research projects worldwide. Numerous technologies involving 3D printing (3DP) of concrete elements have been developed, and their application in construction projects has been growing. The 3DP in concrete construction is increasing due to its freedom in geometry, rapidness, formwork-less printing, low waste generation, eco-friendliness, cost-saving nature, and safety. Development of 3DP is not only limited to the earth but also gaining attention for building habitats in space. This study aims to present the technical, socio-economical, and environmental aspects related to 3DP of concrete structures for a systematic summation of the technology, guidelines, applications, challenges, and prospects of future research and market in the construction industry. This comprehensive review shows that challenges involved in 3D concrete printing should be analyzed further by researchers to enhance mechanical performance, durability, and sustainability and establish appropriate standard guidelines for printing structures.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 23:53
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2020 02:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3D printing, concrete, application, challenges, future market, future research direction
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400510 Structural engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400505 Construction materials
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8798 Environmentally Sustainable Construction > 879899 Environmentally Sustainable Construction not elsewhere classified
B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8702 Construction Design > 870202 Commercial Construction Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21650373.2019.1705199
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37714

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