Special Issue "Structural Assessment of Timber Structures"

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Jorge Manuel Branco

University of Minho
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Interests: Timber Structures; Wood and wood-based materials
Guest Editor
Dr. Hélder Sousa

University of Minho
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Interests: Timber engineering, Wood products, Reliability assessment
Guest Editor
Dr. Elisa Poletti

University of Minho
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Interests: Seismic performance and retrofitting of timber structures and traditional carpentry joints, Numerical analysis of timber structures and constitutive modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Timber structures are an important part of the architectural and cultural heritage. In fact, any action concerning the conservation, repair, retrofitting and monitoring of the built heritage cannot avoid understanding how timber structures behave, from the material level to whole structures, including their joints, to assess their present condition and to promote different strategies for interventions.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present an overview of the main steps involved in the structural assessment of timber structures, from diagnosis and assessment to the retrofitting of timber elements, joints and structures. Original contributions regarding experimental research and numerical analysis from the academic field as well as from practice are encouraged. The Special Issue will be based on the original contributions presented to the next SHATiS’19 International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures that will take place on 25–27 September 2019 in Guimarães, Portugal.

Dr. Jorge Manuel Branco
Dr. Hélder Sousa
Dr. Elisa Poletti
Guest Editors

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 550 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.

Keywords

  • Existing timber structures
  • Assessment
  • Codes and guidelines
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Repair and reinforcement
  • Monitoring
  • Case studies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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