Virtual material lab for design of concrete incorporating plastic wastes

June 24th, 2024

Presentation by Dr Chamila Gunasekara and Dr Yuguo Yu (RMIT University) 

The Virtual Material Lab for Designing Concrete Incorporating Plastic Wastes is a pioneering initiative aimed at enhancing sustainable construction practices. This innovative platform leverages advanced simulations and computational models to assess and optimize concrete mixes that integrate plastic waste materials. By providing a virtual environment, it enables researchers and engineers to explore various formulations, predict performance characteristics, and evaluate environmental impacts without the need for extensive physical testing. This approach not only accelerates the development process but also promotes the recycling of plastic waste, contributing to resource conservation and reducing the environmental footprint of construction projects.