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Special Issue "Seismic Analysis and Sustainable Retrofitting Interventions of Reinforced Concrete Structures"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Civil Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 1581
Special Issue Editors
Interests: structural assessment and retrofitting; seismic engineering; heritage conservation
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Interests: reinforced concrete structures; earthquake engineering; assessment and retrofitting of existing RC structures; experimental testing; numerical modeling
Special Issue Information
Many existing reinforced concrete structures located in seismic hazard areas have high seismic vulnerability, as demonstrated in recent earthquakes. The scientific community has been developing strategies and techniques to retrofit reinforced concrete structures, increasing their strength and ductility. Many challenges are currently associated with the development of retrofitting methodologies and solutions that also address sustainability and energy efficiency concerns and requirements. In this line, structural interventions to reduce seismic vulnerability should be combined with the improvement of building energy efficiency, contributing to construction sustainability.
This Special Issue encompasses works related with seismic analyses and retrofitting of existing reinforced concrete structures, including numerical or experimental research works, but also case studies of real interventions. Topics of this SI include but are not limited to the following:
- Strategies for conservation and renovation;
- Digital techniques in support to diagnosis;
- Dynamic identification;
- Damage detection and prediction;
- Structural health monitoring;
- Building information modeling;
- Statistical analysis;
- Physical characterization and testing;
- Mechanical and structural testing;
- Numerical simulation;
- Probabilistic assessment;
- Historic RC constructions;
- Sustainable retrofitting strategies;
- Retrofitting techniques and solutions;
- Seismic assessment and retrofitting;
- Experimental studies;
- Codes and standards;
- Case studies.
Prof. Dr. Humberto Varum
Dr. José Melo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- reinforced concrete buildings
- sustainable retrofitting solutions
- seismic assessment and retrofitting