Special Issue "Strengthening and Rehabilitation of Concrete and Masonry Structures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2023 | Viewed by 407
Interests: sustainable, smart materials and systems; infrastructure assessment and rehabilitation; bridge engineering; structural health monitoring; computational modeling
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Interests: structural joints; numerical methods; composite materials; blast performance; fatigue and fracture; seismic design
Interests: dynamic analysis; finite element modeling; rehabilitation of structures; structural health monitoring; composite materials
A large number of structures that provide essential services to the public and enable societal development are aging and are in dire need of rehabilitation or reconstruction. Concrete and masonry, two of the most widely used materials in structures, are degrading at an unprecedented rate because of reinforcement corrosion, natural events (e.g., earthquakes and tornados), vehicular and barge impacts, errors in design and/or in construction, the use of inferior materials in construction, changes in function, and updates to design codes. Structural rehabilitation offers multiple advantages over replacement including cost savings (in certain applications), less disruption to the structure’s function, and a much lower environmental impact. The Special Issue aims to advance and disseminate knowledge on the rehabilitation of concrete and masonry structures. The scope of this SI includes, but is not limited to, rehabilitation materials and techniques (e.g., fiber reinforced polymer (FRP), textile reinforced mortar (TRM), steel, and ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC), shape memory alloy (SMA)), application type (e.g., flexure, shear, torsion, and axial confinement), bond and interfacial properties, durability and environmental effects, long term behavior, codes and standards, sustainable and green materials and systems, and seismic strengthening. Original articles that present experimental, numerical, or analytical investigations as well as emblematic case studies and state-of-the-art reviews are welcomed.
Dr. Akram Jawdhari
Dr. Alaa Elsisi
Dr. Majid M. A. Kadhim
Dr. Zuhair Al-Jaberi
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- rehabilitation and strengthening
- reinforced and prestressed concrete