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Special Issue "Advances in Composite Construction in Civil Engineering"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2023 | Viewed by 3017
Special Issue Editor
Interests: asphalt/concrete materials; pavement structual analysis; pavement M–E design and calibration
Special Issue Information
This Special Issue focuses on the recent advancements of composite construction in civil engineering.
Composite construction in civil engineering involves the choice of materials for certain structures. The materials and structures in civil engineering are constantly being renewed to adapt to new requirements, and composite construction involves the use of complex materials and structures to replace the traditional ones. Innovations make it possible to improve a structure’s load capacity, lengthen a structure’s longevity, save energy, and become more environmentally friendly, etc.
Composite construction involves the interaction of two or more separate elements acting together and contributing together rather than separately. Relevent materials include those reinforced with fiber, polymers, or chemical additives. Composite structures include sandwiched layers, framed structures, and attachments, etc. Innovations in structures and materials are commonly related and coordinated to achieve the target performance level.
With the introduction of a novel composite materials or structure, the following questions need to be addressed: what is the performance improvement of the new composite construction? What is the mechanism of composite construction? What is the environmental or economic impact of composite construction?
Scholars working in the area of composite construction are welcome to submit papers to answer these questions. This Special Issue offers a platform to showcase your findings, and will encourage the advancement of composite construction research among scholars worldwide.
Research areas may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Performance measurement or mechanical simulation
- Interaction of materials or structural components
- Formation analysis of composite materials
- Longevity estimation
- Environmental impact
- Life cycle cost analysis (LCCA)
Dr. Hang Lu
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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 2000 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.
- polymer composites
- structural capacity
- property measurement
- longevity estimation
- life cycle cost analysis (LCCA)
- mechanical analysis
- numerical simulation
- interface mechanics
- construction technology
- environmental impact