Special Issue "Sustainable Materials for Resilient Infrastructure"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2023 | Viewed by 7661
Interests: sustainable materials; resilient infrastructure; self-healing; ductility; low-carbon; self-sensing
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Existing reinforced concrete (RC) infrastructures, which were built more than three decades ago, have been exposed to harsh environment and climate change effects. Such an infrastructure system is affected by degradation phenomena, e.g., carbonation and corrosion, which, in turn, lower its structural capacity under both ordinary loadings and extreme events, such as strong wind, floods, heavy snow and earthquakes. Increased traffic loads due to the expansion of urban areas and population growth also expose ageing infrastructure to continuous threats, thus further jeopardizing their structural safety.
Novel and sustainable materials are being investigated at the micro- and macro-scale; their use in structural engineering applications may provide viable solutions for the creation of resilient infrastructure. The selection of such innovative materials is often undermined by a lack of confidence from designers and contractors or the gaps that exist in current building codes and recommendations, which do not include adequate design provisions. However, the retrofitting of existing ageing infrastructure is a high-priority agenda for sustainable growth and to enhance community resilience, especially in densely populated areas worldwide.
This Special Issue aims to collect the most recent advances in the experimental and numerical analysis of novel sustainable materials for a next-generation, resilient RC infrastructure.
Potential topics include:
- Experimental tests on novel sustainable materials for structural retrofitting;
- Numerical simulation of an existing infrastructure retrofitted with sustainable materials;
- Cost analysis of retrofitting strategies for ageing infrastructure using different sustainable structural materials and novel technologies;
- Risk analysis of an as-built infrastructure retrofitted with innovative sustainable materials.
Original contributions, case studies, or state-of-the-art review works are encouraged for submission.
Dr. Luigi Di Sarno
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sustainable materials
- resilient infrastructure
- structural performance
- innovative materials