Performance and Design of Building Steel Structures

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Structures".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (22 April 2024) | Viewed by 178

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Beira Interior, 6201-001 Covilha, Portugal
Interests: structural analysis and design; steel structures; numerical modelling; concrete structures; building systems; earthquake engineering

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Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Beira Interior, Calçada Fonte do Lameiro, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
Interests: structural analysis and design; numerical modelling and optimization; concrete structures; structural materials; building systems
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Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Beira Interior, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
Interests: steel construction; structural design; steel detailing; earthquake engineering; topology optimisation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to provide a platform for researchers, professionals and academics to use for the purpose of disseminating their latest research, breakthroughs and innovative solutions related to steel structures, as well as their performance and design. Our aim is to promote a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles, methodologies, computational techniques and experimental evidence used to analyse, evaluate and design structurally stable and resilient structural systems.

The scope of this Special Issue covers a wide range of topics in the field of performance and design of steel structures. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Structural analysis of buildings steel structures, including traditional, innovative solutions and modular structures, etc.;
  • The behaviour of thin-walled, cold-formed and 3D-printed steel structures and elements;
  • Assessment of the robustness of structural systems in relation to uncertainties, such as extreme loading conditions, environmental factors, seismic risk, material degradation and design errors, etc.;
  • New approaches in the design of steel structures, components and elements with limit state approaches based on performance, capacity or plastic design;
  • Experimental and numerical studies on steel structures, understanding complex structural behaviours, validating analytical models and verifying theoretical approaches;
  • New types of steel and composite steel–concrete elements, including beams, columns, joints and built-up sections.

Dr. Jorge Miguel de Almeida Andrade
Dr. Luís Filipe Almeida Bernardo
Dr. Tiago Pinto Ribeiro
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • structural analysis
  • performance of structures
  • durability
  • modelling
  • experimental evidence
  • innovation in structural steel engineering
  • seismic design
  • new structural systems
  • steel design
  • steel detailing

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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