Special Issue "Existing Bridges: From Inspection to Structural Rehabilitation"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 3981
Special Issue Editors
Interests: Seismic analysis; design and retrofitting of steel and reinforced concrete buildings; seismic design and assessment of bridges; numerical modelling of steel and reinforced concrete members; seismic behaviour of in plan and in-elevation irregular buildings; capacity models of reinforced concrete members subjected to combined axial force; bending moment and shear force
Interests: shear behavior of lightly reinforced beams; high-performance concrete; fiber-reinforced concrete; nonlinear analyses of reinforced concrete structures; repairing and strenghtening of RC columns with FRP or FRCM; repairing and strenghtening of unreinforced masonry with stainless steel ribbons (CAM system); response of corroded RC and PC bridge elements (beams, gerber saddles)
Special Issue Information
This Special Issue is open to all kinds of advances related to the civil engineering applied to existing bridges. In the last decades, this engineering area has gained unremitting and increasing attention from researchers, engineering companies and public administrations because, due to aging of structures and changes in codes, existing bridges are often not able to ensure the expected structural safety and performance.
Submitted technical articles and review papers should reflect original research studies on the following topics:
- collection and processing of in situ inspection data
- structural health monitoring and digital twins
- management systems
- laboratory tests on elements or sub-assemblages
- numerical modelling
- methods of analysis
- performance criteria
- structural assessment
- rehabilitation and retrofit interventions
- soil-structure interaction
- life-cycle cost analysis
- codification for safety of existing bridges
Please consider that the above topics are not exhaustive of all aspects of the civil engineering applied to existing bridges. So, feel free to submit your contributions on any additional topic that could be relevant to the above- mentioned subject.
Prof. Dr. Pier Paolo Rossi
Dr. Nino Spinella
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- existing bridges
- numerical modelling