Special Issue "Recent Advances in Smart Materials for the Built Environment"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 18 April 2018
The built environment of the future is expected to need novel smart and multifunctional construction materials that provide a variety of other features, in addition to strength and durability. In this view, many researchers worldwide are focusing on the development of such innovative and highly promising solutions with the purpose to enhance the construction material behavior in terms of environmental sustainability and technical performance including the new frontiers of self-sensing, self-healing, energy harvesting, overheating control, noise reduction, microclimate mitigation, and other capabilities.
Society itself will be the first beneficiary of such scientific discussion, since it will take advantage from these characteristics that will allow saving raw materials and energy, minimizing the externalities of construction, service and maintenance phases and impact. Furthermore, those solutions are expected to transform the physical and mechanical behavior of structural and non-structural elements into precious sources of data, renewable energy along with other functional advantages, such as noise and urban overheating reduction.
This Special Issue aims at presenting a number of high-quality up-to-date research contributions that have proven benefits and feasibility of smart materials in the built environment at large. Technical papers, review contributions and case histories on laboratory and in-situ experiments are all welcome. By acknowledging your important contribution in these fields, we would like to warmly invite you to submit a manuscript for consideration in the “Recent Advances in Smart Materials for the Built Environment” Special Issue in Materials.Prof. ing. Cesare Sangiorgi
Prof. ing. Filippo Ubertini
Prof. ing. Anna Laura Pisello
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Smart materials
- Energy harvesting
- UHI mitigation
- Acoustic materials