Special Issue "Reinforced Concrete Structures: Testing, Modelling and Assessment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2021) | Viewed by 4574
Interests: structural engineering; structural reliability; punching shear failure of flat slabs, footings, and ground slabs; textile-reinforced concrete; anchoring technology; properties of structural materials
Interests: experimental mechanics; non-destructive testing; structural health monitoring; time reversal methods; elastic wave propagation
It is widely acknowledged that reinforced concrete (RC) remains a core material in the building sector. However, now more than ever, modern societies are urged to think (again) about the challenges and enablers of this material, while facing demands for longer service lives and lower environmental footprints. Hence, further scientific understanding is needed to reduce continuing epistemic uncertainties of RC associated with environmental and mechanical stressors and material properties, and to adopt the most recent advancements in testing, monitoring and modelling techniques and tools in current practice.
Motivated by this need, this Special Issue in Applied Sciences reports on scientific developments of RC applied to new and existing structures. Thus, we strongly encourage you to send manuscripts containing scientific findings in this field on the following topics: lab and field testing on structural members; non-destructive testing; innovative cementitious materials; metallic and non-metallic reinforcement; structural analysis and design; modelling time-dependent behavior and deterioration; stochastic modeling of loads and resistances; computational analysis; and safety and reliability assessment. Both theoretical and practice-oriented papers, including case studies and reviews, are also recommended.
Prof. Dr. Marcus Ricker
Dr. Georg Kocur
Dr. Tânia Feiri
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- testing of structural members
- non-destructive testing
- innovative materials
- metallic and non-metallic reinforcement
- structural analysis and design
- computational analysis
- safety and reliability assessment