Special Issue "Innovative Materials in Civil Constructions"


A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Luciano Feo
Department of Civil Engineering and Nano_Mates Center, University of Salerno, 84084 – Fisciano (SA), Italy
Website: http://www.unisa.it/docenti/lucianofeo/en/index
E-Mail: l.feo@unisa.it
Phone: +39 089 964096
Fax: +39 089 968745
Interests: numerical and experimental analysis of materials and structures; structural strengthening of existing structures with FRP composite materials; FRP composites bonded and bolted joints; NanoMaterials and NanoTechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For decades, civil engineers have dealt with different types of composite materials, including wood (natural composites), plywood (laminated natural composites), and concrete (particular composites).

The noteworthy mechanical properties of advanced composite materials, as for instance high values of specific stiffness, specific strength and high corrosion resistance, have made these materials very appealing for civil engineering applications. In recent year, several major national and international research programs were launched to investigate the feasibility of using advanced polymer composites on both seismic and environment-sensitive fields. This includes the use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites as internal/or external reinforcement, as well as building entire structures, such as bridges and industrial frame-structures, from FRP materials.

The main aim of this special issue is to cover a wide range of critical topics concerning the use of innovative materials in the civil construction industry. This includes micro and macro modeling, mechanical characterization, overall performance, durability and long term behavior, as well as analysis and design.

Prof. Dr. Luciano Feo
Guest Editor


  • Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP)
  • Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC)
  • Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Bars (FRPB)
  • Structural strengthening of existing reinforced concrete (RC) and masonry structures
  • New constructions entirely made from FRP pultruded elements
  • Structural behavior of pultruded fiber reinforced polymer (PFRP) connections

Published Papers (5 papers)

Materials 2012, 5(11), 2055-2068; doi:10.3390/ma5112055
Received: 24 September 2012; in revised form: 18 October 2012 / Accepted: 19 October 2012 / Published: 25 October 2012
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Materials 2011, 4(3), 585-600; doi:10.3390/ma4030585
Received: 18 February 2011; Accepted: 18 March 2011 / Published: 21 March 2011
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Materials 2011, 4(3), 575-584; doi:10.3390/ma4030575
Received: 13 January 2011; in revised form: 2 March 2011 / Accepted: 16 March 2011 / Published: 18 March 2011
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Materials 2011, 4(1), 311-326; doi:10.3390/ma4010311
Received: 7 December 2010; in revised form: 12 January 2011 / Accepted: 19 January 2011 / Published: 21 January 2011
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Materials 2010, 3(12), 5311-5319; doi:10.3390/ma3125311
Received: 30 November 2010; in revised form: 15 December 2010 / Accepted: 16 December 2010 / Published: 17 December 2010
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Last update: 27 February 2014

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