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Civil Engineering

A section of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417).

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Civil Engineering once encompassed all non-military engineering and, as such, is a very wide-ranging subject area. Today, it covers all things big—bridges, buildings, foundations, dams, rivers, water distribution networks, roads, transportation networks and a significant element of general technical management. This Section welcomes original contributions to all relevant subject areas of Applied Sciences. As there are already specialist journals in many of these areas, we particularly welcome contributions that do not easily fall into any one discipline or emerging areas that do not yet have their own journals.

In recent decades, there has been a surge in computing power while the cost of electronics and sensing technologies has fallen. We particularly welcome contributions that exploit the opportunities that these developments have made possible. Download Section Flyer

Subject Areas

Structural Engineering

  • Structural dynamics
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Vibration Control
  • Active and passive control of civil constructions
  • Assessment, reliability and optimization of structures
  • Strengthening and retrofitting of existing structures

Building materials and technologies

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Timber, masonry, steel and concrete, historic materials, shape memory alloys
  • Eco-materials (recycled, materials from waste, bio-based materials, etc.)
  • NDT and monitoring

Geotechnical Engineering

  • Soil dynamics
  • Engineering behaviour of soil and rock
  • Slope stability; dams
  • Rock engineering
  • Environmental geotechnics
  • Geosynthetics
  • Discrete Element Modelling
  • Soil/Structure Interaction

Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering

  • Hydropower project construction
  • Water resource planning and management
  • Water supply and wastewater engineering
  • Climate change and flood control
  • Groundwater hydrology and hydrogeology
  • Surface water hydrology
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Canals and inland waterways
  • Harbours and coastal engineering


  • Roads and highways
  • Road maintenance (including pavements, asphalt and self-healing materials)
  • Tunnels and underground excavations
  • Air transportation
  • Traffic control
  • Transportation optimization
  • Safety analysis

Construction engineering

  • Construction Management
  • Performance-based design
  • Construction materials handling
  • Infrastructure Production
  • Ancient architecture
  • Computer Applications
  • Construction Pollution Control

Earthquake engineering

  • Earthquake loading foundation design
  • Tectonics and seismology
  • Seismic vibration control
  • Seismic response of buildings and other structures
  • Earthquake protection system
  • Repair and strengthening

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