Special Issue "Advancements in Performance of Steel and Metallic Materials in Civil Infrastructure"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 3434
Interests: behavior of steel structures; design and evaluation of bridges; fatigue performance of metal structures; high performance steel; composite materials
The production, treatment, and fabrication of metallic materials, including but not limited to structural steels and aluminums, have experienced many advances resulting in enhanced performance in civil infrastructure applications. Notable examples of advancements include improved corrosion resistance of base materials and protection systems, more robust fracture toughness and fatigue resistance, improved isotropy in thick materials resulting in enhanced mechanical behavior, treatment processes, rapid joining processes, innovative methods of connection such as high-performance adhesives, and additive manufacturing. These have contributed to the development of infrastructure that is more efficient, longer-lasting, cost-effective, modular, resilient, and/or rapidly produced, fabricated, and erected. However, advances often come with associated challenges, and a better understanding of these materials and uses is necessary to take full advantage of their benefits. This Special Issue of Materials is aimed at providing a collection of papers focused on advancements in modern steel and metallic material production, treatment, selection, fabrication, and construction for civil infrastructure considering approaches such as material characterization and the evaluation of components and systems through experimental and/or analytical methods.
Dr. Caroline Bennett
Dr. William Collins
Manuscript Submission Information
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- corrosion resistance
- fracture toughness
- fatigue resistance
- high performance steel
- metallic materials
- additive manufacturing
- advanced alloys