Special Issue "Smart Solutions and Structural Systems for Seismic-Resistant Buildings"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: seismic design; seismic assessment; retrofitting; performance evaluation; seismic devices; reinforced concrete structures; FRP; collapse mechanisms; composite structures
Interests: steel structures; aluminuum structures probabilistic methods; seismic design; retrofitting; assessment
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
The Special Issue is devoted to presenting the most recent research in the field of seismic design and analysis. In particular, its aim is to collect papers regarding both the assessment of original state-of-the-art and the new design and analysis methods available for structures in seismic areas. The papers can include laboratory and field tests or methods of computation and field observation of structural behaviour. It is well known that due to the aging of concrete or to the non-seismic code adopted in the design phase, there are a lot of structures that need to be retrofitted in order to increase their ability to resist to seismic actions. On the other hand, for new buildings there is the necessity to design structures that can resist high horizontal forces without a significant increase in structural cost.
In this Special Issue, the guest editors will ask for high-quality original research articles focused both on the state-of-the-art and on the new developing techniques for seismic protection. We could promote the Special Issue by means of our institutional web page, by informing all the Italian community of structural engineering professors and all the other foreign colleagues that are involved in several research projects with the editors.
Assoc. Prof. Rosario Montuori
Dr. Elide Elide Nastri
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1800 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.
- seismic design
- seismic assessment
- performance evaluation
- seismic devices