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Special Issue "Sustainable Materials and Structures in Civil Engineering"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Engineering and Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 7 November 2023 | Viewed by 140

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Xun Xi
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Guest Editor
School of Civil and Resource Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: structural durability; fracture mechanics; rock mechanics
Dr. Xu Wu
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Guest Editor
Beijing Municipal Engineering Research Institute, Beijing 100037, China
Interests: rock mechanics; dynamic failure; tunneling engineering
Dr. Jinglai Sun
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Guest Editor
Beijing Municipal Engineering Research Institute, Beijing 100037, China
Interests: risk evaluation; structural health monitoring; smart Infrastructures
School of Civil and Resources Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: mineral carbonation; solid waste based cementitious materials; mine health and safety; mechanochemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Civil engineering materials (e.g., cement, concrete, rock, sand, steel, etc.) and structures (e.g., buildings, bridges, dams, nuclear power plants, geological waste disposals, underground tunnels, etc.) are essential in today’s world. The production of materials and construction of structures in civil engineering play an important role in energy and resource consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Increasing the sustainability of materials and structures in civil engineering has been an important but challenging topic. In particular, under the pressure of carbon neutrality, new knowledge is urgently required for understanding the performance of new materials and structures in regard to safety, stability, and sustainability for civil engineering development.   

This Special Issue aims to cover recent research on the mechanical performance, reliability, stability, durability, and whole-life management of sustainable materials and structures in civil engineering. The Special Issue is focused on, but not limited to, new materials, structures, reusing waste for civil engineering, experimental methods, in situ monitoring/testing methods, theoretical models, and computational methods with respect to cement and concrete, low-carbon construction materials, rock mechanics, corrosion and deterioration, time-dependent reliability, prevention of deterioration, and fracture and failure at multi-scales.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Low-carbon civil engineering materials and structures;
  2. Reusing waste for civil engineering;
  3. Green constructions and infrastructures;
  4. Durability of civil engineering materials and structures;
  5. Reliability of civil engineering structures;
  6. Carbonation of cement and concrete;
  7. Fracture mechanics and damage mechanics in civil engineering;
  8. Computational modeling and simulation;
  9. Whole-life management of civil engineering structures;
  10. Repair and retrofitting of civil engineering structures.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Xun Xi
Dr. Xu Wu
Dr. Jinglai Sun
Dr. Jiajie Li
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Sustainability 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 2400 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.


  • low-carbon
  • concrete
  • cementitious materials
  • rock
  • structural performance
  • mechanical behavior
  • constitutive model
  • municipal engineering
  • subsurface engineering
  • civil engineering

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