Special Issue "Characterization and Structural Rehabilitation of Ancient Masonry Buildings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 12935
Interests: constructive and mechanical characterization of walls and foundations of ancient buildings; anomalies and inspection techniques; structural rehabilitation of ancient buildings; experimental analysis; building materials
Interests: assessment, strengthening and repair of structures; structural health monitoring; structural testing and modeling; earthquake engineering; earth construction rehabilitation and seismic strengthening
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All over the world, there are countless ancient masonry buildings, and other structures, built by our ancestors, many hundreds and even thousands of years ago.
Many of these constructions, in particular the historic/classified buildings (e.g., monumental, imperial, or religious buildings), have undergone maintenance and conservation action over time, which has allowed them to survive in adequate habitability and safety conditions. However, many other buildings and masonry constructions built in urban and rural environments did not have the same interventions, and collapsed due to either lack of conservation or natural actions, such as earthquakes, floods, fires, landslides, or other man-made actions, e.g., wars and attacks.
The current generation of technicians and scientists has the duty, and interest, of preserving the important heritage of classified and unclassified buildings. Many authors have dedicated decades of study to these topics for the huge diversity of materials constituting the masonry. This Special Issue of Buildings aims to gather and disseminate research works related to experimental and/or numerical studies and case studies on the constructive and mechanical characterization of walls and foundations of ancient buildings, anomalies, inspection techniques and structural assessment, and rehabilitation and strengthening of ancient constructions.
Prof. Dr. Fernando F. S. Pinho
Prof. Dr. Humberto Varum
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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.
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- ancient buildings
- characterization of walls and foundations
- structural rehabilitation
- experimental analysis
- numerical modelling