Development of publications on the topic of carbon reinforced concrete construction
In research and development, a careful desk study (literature search) forms the basis of examination of the task to be worked on and a chance to form an image of one’s own knowledge in relation to the current state-of-the-art. Then, on the one hand, the results and knowledge acquired from the C³ project can be substantiated and justified in the interests of good scientific practice and on the other hand, enable an (inter-) national comparison of publications on carbon reinforced concrete construction. The latter thus allows trends of future focal research areas to be deduced as well as the areas of application and specialist fields relating to carbon reinforced concrete construction.
The following Figure 1 shows the worldwide development in the number of publications on carbon reinforced concrete construction, which is based on the two international multidisciplinary citation databases Scopus und Web of Science – two renowned citation databases for university and scientist ranking–based. In combination with search terms for “carbon reinforced concrete”, since 2000 there have been more than 49,000 or rather 35,000 published scientific articles. It is conspicuous that in this context, the portfolio has more than doubled since the start of the C³ project in 2014.
At the present time, in an international comparison, it can be seen (Figure 2) that in particular, the states of the European Union, as well as South-East-Central Asia and North America have made a large scientific contribution to date to carbon reinforced concrete construction. These three regions thus represent more than three quarters of the internationally renowned publications on carbon reinforced concrete construction, whereby statements on their individual areas of application and specialist fields cannot be made until further specification of the search.
On the level of countries, these publications can be represented in greater detail (Figure 3), whereby here only the five countries with the most published scientific articles are illustrated. In this context it can be seen that the states of the European Union – including Germany – are represented most frequently.