Special Issue "Damage to Civil Engineering Structures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2023 | Viewed by 1853
Civil engineering structures are frequently exposed to highly influential actions that may considerably affect their functioning condition, degrade their stiffness and strength, or cause substantial damage to key structural components which, under certain conditions, can lead to widespread collapse. These may include environmental effects; long-term vibration; seismic events; accidental events such as fire, blast, or impact; and others. Regardless of the cause and the extent of the damage, limiting the subsequent effects on the structural behaviour–either through timely rehabilitation, the appropriate strengthening of existing structures, or the proper design of new structures to effectively respond to such actions—is of the utmost importance. In this Special Issue, authors are kindly invited to submit high-quality original papers presenting new research developments, case studies, projects in progress, and review studies related to structural damage due to environmental actions, aging effects, or exposure to extreme loading conditions such as fire, explosion, or earthquake. Papers may cover new design methodologies aimed at minimizing the potential impact of the structural damage that may occur due to any of the above causes, novel rehabilitation approaches, assessment and upgrading methods, and controlled demolition of severely damaged structures.
Dr. Panagiotis Stylianidis
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 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 robustness
- progressive collapse
- retrofit of structures
- blast-resistant structures
- structural fire resistance
- seismic actions
- fatigue of structures
- rehabilitation methods
- corrosion-affected structures
- controlled demolition