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Non-Traditional Materials, Technology and Non-Traditional Research Mode

Periodical Key Engineering Materials (Volume 517)
Main Theme Novel and Non-Conventional Materials and Technologies for Sustainability
Chapter Low Carbon, Energy Saving Design and Practice
Edited by Yan Xiao, Zhi Li, Rui Wang, Bo Shan and Khosrow Ghavami
Pages 730-736
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Qiang Ye et al., 2012, Key Engineering Materials, 517, 730
Online since June 2012
Authors Qiang Ye, Tuo Wen Ju, Na Chen
Keywords Non-Traditional Materials, Non-Traditional Research Mode, Non-Traditional Technologies
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In order to obtain better social and economic benefits, non-traditional materials and technologies must be closely integrated with non-traditional research mode. Traditional studies on materials and techniques are mainly undertaken by engineers of structures and materials, while architects play the role in the application of materials and technologies. Therefore, the application of new materials and technologies shall be inevitably accepted, well acquainted with and proficiently utilized by architects. The three factors that have a major impact on this process are the complexity, differentiation and timeliness, indicating that the application of new materials and technologies is simpler, similar to the application method of traditional materials and technologies and can be learned and mastered by architects in a short time. The hardcore of non-traditional research mode is the close coordination between architects and the engineers of structure and materials, the design methods and technical details that adapt to new materials and technologies.