Special Issue "Buildings and Structures under Extreme Loads II"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Civil Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Chiara Bedon
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Guest Editor
University of Trieste, Department of Engineering and Architecture, Italy
Interests: structural engineering; materials; design; numerical analysis; experimental testing
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Dr. Flavio Stochino
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Department of Civil Environmental Engineering and Architecture, University of Cagliari, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
Interests: Concrete; Fire; Blast; Impact; Structures; Recycled Concrete; Masonry; Structural Dynamics; Computational Mechanics
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Dr. Daniel Honfi
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RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden
Interests: structural engineering; structural safety; robustness; resilience; serviceability of structures
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Exceptional design loads on buildings and structures may have different causes, including high-strain natural hazards, man-made attacks, and accidents, as well as extreme operational conditions (severe temperature variations, humidity, etc.). All of these aspects can be critical for specific structural typologies and/or materials that are particularly sensitive to external conditions. In this regard, dedicated and refined methods are required for their design, analysis, and maintenance under the expected life-time. Major challenges are related to their structural typology and material properties, with respect to the key features of the imposed design load. Further issues can be derived from the need for the mitigation or retrofit of existing structures, as well as from the optimal and safe design of innovative materials/systems. Finally, in some cases, no appropriate design recommendations are available, and thus experimental investigations can have a key role within the overall process.

In this Special Issue, we invite the publication of original research studies, review papers, and experimental and/or numerical investigations on the structural performance of buildings and structures (including the analysis at the material, component, or assembly level) under exceptional loads. Both new design projects or the retrofit and mitigation of existing structures will be of interest for the Special Issue.

Dr. Chiara Bedon
Dr. Flavio Stochino
Dr. Daniel Honfi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • structural analysis
  • extreme design loads
  • experiments
  • numerical modelling
  • safety
  • monitoring
  • mitigation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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