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Special Issue "Advanced Methods for Seismic Performance Evaluation of Building Structures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Earthquakes are one of the most dangerous natural events inflicting damage and collapse of buildings and infrastructures. In particular, 10,000 people lose their lives on average from earthquakes each year. Not only do earthquakes come in different sizes, they could also occur anywhere in the globe. The demand to reduce the risk associated with earthquakes has been growing every year and leading to a greater research focus on seismic design and seismic performance evaluation. Recently, the performance-based seismic engineering approach has been adopted in the earthquake engineering community. In this approach, multiple seismic performance objectives are specified explicitly, which are defined with combinations of seismic hazard levels and structural and non-structural performance levels, unlike conventional prescriptive design approaches. Critical components of performance-based seismic design and evaluation procedures include state-of-art technologies relating seismic hazard analyses, robust numerical simulation frameworks, and sophisticated performance-based seismic design and assessment methodologies. Although major technologies have been developed, many challenging obstacles have to be solved to make them implemented in code provisions. The Special Issue of the journal Applied Sciences on “Advanced Methods for Seismic Performance Evaluation of Building Structures” aims to cover recent advances in the development of major components of seismic performance evaluation and design.
Prof. Sang Whan Han
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Numerical models
- Model parameters
- Analysis algorithm
- Seismic performance evaluation
- Seismic risk
- Seismic hazards
- Seismic force resisting systems
- Energy dissipaters
- Seismic design and mitigation
- Assessment method
- Ground motions
- Nonlinear response