Special Issue "Recent Advancements and Trends on the Design of “Timber Composite” Solutions for Enhanced Buildings"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: structural engineering; materials; design; numerical analysis; experimental testing
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Timber is a fundamental material for the design of buildings and structural systems in general. Although it is such a consolidated constructional material that it has been in use since antiquity, wood is frequently used in combination with other traditional (steel, concrete, etc.) or innovative constructional solutions (composite fibers, structural glass, etc.) to obtain structurally efficient systems. This is the case with new constructions—where innovative design concepts are applied—as well as existing structural systems—where the optimal combination of wood and other constructional materials can be taken into account for building retrofit purposes.
In both cases, careful consideration and knowledge are necessary not only for the intrinsic features of the combined materials, but especially to understand their reciprocal interaction. Hence, dedicated studies and specific design regulations are required.
Even more advanced analysis approaches and design methods are then expected for timber composite solutions under extreme design loads, such as earthquakes, fire, impacts, etc.
The aim of this Special Issue, in this regard, is to provide a wide overview of current research advancements, design applications, and ongoing trends on the topic of “timber composite” solutions for enhanced buildings. Experimental investigations, numerical studies, design proposals, and case studies are welcome.
Assist. Prof. Chiara Bedon
Manuscript Submission Information
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- timber composites
- structural engineering
- building performance
- experimental testing
- numerical simulations