Special Issue "Innovative Material Design and Nondestructive Testing Applications for Infrastructure Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 224
Interests: durability and degradation mechanism of concrete; self-healing cementitious-based materials; high performance cementitious-based materials design
Interests: concrete and composite materials; nondestructive testing (NDT) and structural health monitoring (SHM) based on sensing technology and signal processing; artificial intelligence techniques; cyber-physical systems, and digital twins
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Interests: semantic segmentation; non-destructive testing; intelligent transportation infrastructure
Research in construction materials plays a pivotal role in the development and maintenance of transportation infrastructure, which is critical to the global economy by connecting people and goods while facilitating trade and development. With the rapid growth of urbanization, aging materials, and increasing environmental concerns, there is an urgent need for innovative solutions in material design and nondestructive testing methods to ensure the safety, resilience, and sustainability of these vital systems. We invite high-quality research articles, reviews, and communications that focus on topics such as advanced materials for sustainable infrastructure, nondestructive evaluation techniques, structural health monitoring and intelligent systems, nanotechnology applications, 3D printing and additive manufacturing, renewable energy integration in transportation infrastructure, and case studies showcasing successful implementations and lessons learned. The scope of this Special Issue includes but is not restricted to:
- Novel and sustainable materials for transportation infrastructure;
- Development and characterization of nanocomposites and their applications in infrastructure materials;
- Advancements in 3D printing and additive manufacturing for material design and fabrication in infrastructure;
- Innovations in nondestructive evaluation techniques for assessing and monitoring infrastructure materials;
- Structural health monitoring and damage diagnosis with a focus on material properties and performance;
- Innovative material-based maintenance and rehabilitation methods for transportation infrastructure;
- Material-centric resilience and life-cycle assessment of transportation infrastructure components.
Dr. Honglei Chang
Dr. Li Ai
Dr. Feng Guo
Dr. Xinxiang Zhang
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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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.
- advanced materials
- transportation infrastructure
- nondestructive testing
- construction materials