Special Issue "Resilience and Reinforcement of Timber Structures"

A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 468

Special Issue Editors

Department of Civil Construction-Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of L’Aquila, Piazzale Pontieri 1, 67100 L’Aquila, Italy
Interests: timber engineering; capacity models; earthquake engineering; structural design; structural health monitoring
Department of Structural Engineering, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Rd., Shanghai 200092, China
Interests: timber engineering; resilient timber structures; long-term performance; reliability analysis
Dr. Wenchen Dong
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Guest Editor
Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Science, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Interests: civil engineering; timber engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Structural resilience is the ability to rapidly resume the use of buildings and structures following a shock incident or event. A resilient system can decrease the probabilities of failure, eliminate disproportional consequences after a disaster, and reduce the recovery time. Robustness, which directly affects resilience, expresses the capacity to endure a given level of stress or demand without experiencing degradation or loss of function. Traditional timber structures are characterized by low structural robustness due to the proneness to strength and stiffness degradation after multiple deformation cycles. Therefore, structural solutions for improved resilience has become a topical research area.

This Special Issue aims to collect all recent advances in timber engineering, emphasizing those characterized by improved resilience. The proper choice of connections affects the life-cycle and durability of timber structures. Additionally, new timber-based products are gaining popularity and demand the development of reliable connection systems. Infrastructures is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open-access journal treating all aspects of infrastructure engineering and, non-secondarily, those related to reliability and life-cycle assessment of structures with different construction materials. This Special Issue highlights the recent role of timber, not just as a primary construction material but as a complementary material to obtain hybrid structural systems distinguished by notable seismic resilience and carbon sequestration.

This Special Issue is dedicated to new advancements in timber engineering. Authors can contribute by presenting themes falling within the following topics:

  • Experimental tests and modelling of innovative timber connections;
  • Seismic response and fragility assessment of timber structures;
  • Long- or short-term performance of timber structures;
  • Predictive capacity models for timber structures;
  • Reinforcement of timber structures.

Dr. Angelo Aloisio
Dr. Xiuzhi Zheng
Dr. Wenchen Dong
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • timber connections
  • experimental tests
  • numerical modelling
  • analytical models
  • resilience
  • hybrid structures
  • timber reinforcements

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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