Special Issue "Protection and Retrofit Methods of Historic Buildings"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 513
Interests: mechanical properties, strength criterion and constitutive modelling of wood; seismic analysis and performance improvement of traditional timber structures
Interests: traditional timber structure; wooden joint; seismic performance; structural analysis
Interests: timber structure; ancient timber structure; seismic behaviour
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Historic buildings are one of the important cultural heritages of humanity, with important cultural, artistic and scientific value. Scientific protection of historic buildings is an important way to inherit world cultural heritage. However, the performance degradation of historic buildings is severe under various disasters. There is growing interest to explore the damage types, the damage mechanisms, as well as the degradation mechanism of the disaster-resistance performance of historic buildings. On this basis, it is also crucial to establish a set of scientific performance degradation evaluation methods, appropriate disaster prevention and reinforcement design theories to scientifically protect historical buildings.
In order to promote the in-depth development of scientific research in the historic building protection field, this Special Issue aims to report on the latest research achievements in the field of historical building protection and retrofit methods. Our interests include but are not limited to the following areas:
- Mechanical analysis and evaluation of disaster resistance performance of historic buildings, which includes mechanical analysis, damage exploration and statistical analysis; the disaster resistance performance degradation mechanism of damaged structures and the disaster resistance performance evaluation theory and methods of damaged historic buildings;
- Performance improvement theory and methods of historic building materials, key components and connections, key lateral resistant units and structural systems using new reinforcement materials and technologies;
- New ideas, theories and approaches in preventive protection of historic buildings; theoretical application and practice of novel disaster resistance protection technologies.
Dr. Lipeng Zhang
Dr. Junxiao He
Prof. Dr. Qifang Xie
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- damage exploration
- disaster resistance protection
- performance degradation
- mechanical analysis
- performance evaluation
- performance improvement
- novel protection theory