Special Issue "Exclusive Papers of the Editorial Board Members (EBMs) of Applied Mechanics (Volume II)"

A special issue of Applied Mechanics (ISSN 2673-3161).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 October 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Magd Abdel Wahab
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Laboratory Soete, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Ghent University, Technologiepark Zwijnaarde 903, B-9052 Zwijnaarde, Belgium
Interests: computational mechanics; fracture mechanics; damage mechanics; finite element analysis; fatigue of materials; fretting fatigue; fretting wear; durability; dynamics and vibration of structures
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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Applied Mechanics is dedicated to all topics related to subject areas of the journal https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applmech/about. It comprises a selection of high-quality papers in open access form by the Editorial Board Members (EBMs) of Applied Mechanics. Authors recommended and invited by the Editorial Board Members and the Editor-in-Chief are also welcome to submit an article. The Special Issue is open for research articles highlighting interesting results of the research groups of our EBMs, as well as review articles in relevant field.

Prof. Dr. Magd Abdel Wahab
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • applied mechanics
  • numerical modelling
  • analytical mechanics
  • fluid dynamics
  • mechanical engineering
  • material mechanics

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A Practice-Oriented Procedure for Seismic Reliability Assessment of RC Structures Affected by Carbonation-Induced Degradation
Appl. Mech. 2021, 2(4), 820-840; https://doi.org/10.3390/applmech2040047 - 14 Oct 2021
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Existing reinforced concrete (RC) buildings in Europe have generally been designed without proper consideration of seismic actions and capacity design principles, and thus they tend to be vulnerable to earthquakes. Moreover, since a significant proportion of the aforementioned buildings were developed during the [...] Read more.
Existing reinforced concrete (RC) buildings in Europe have generally been designed without proper consideration of seismic actions and capacity design principles, and thus they tend to be vulnerable to earthquakes. Moreover, since a significant proportion of the aforementioned buildings were developed during the 1950s and 1960s, they are currently close to the end of their service life. Therefore, seismic assessment of existing RC building is a major issue in structural engineering and construction management, and the related seismic analyses should take into account the effect of material ageing and degradation. This paper proposes a practice-oriented procedure for quantifying seismic reliability, taking into account the main effects of carbonation-induced degradation phenomena. It summarizes the main aspects of the most up-to-date models for the seismic degradation of concrete and RC members and shows how nonlinear static (pushover) analyses can be utilized (in lieu of the most time-consuming non-linear time history analyses) in quantifying seismic reliability with respect to the performance levels of relevance in seismic engineering. A relevant case study is finally considered with the aim to showing how some parameters, such as exposure class and cover thickness, affect the resulting seismic reliability of existing RC buildings. Full article
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