Special Issue "Blast Loading and Blast Effect on Building Structures"

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Structures".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 July 2023 | Viewed by 117

Special Issue Editors

Departamento de Ingeniería Geológica y Minera, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: safety engineering; structural dynamics; structural analysis; blast; blast modelling; finite element analysis
Departamento de Ingeniería Geológica y Minera, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: blast and impact engineering (structures and materials); numerical modelling; computational fluid dynamics
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College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
Interests: blast-resistant design; protective structures; TNT equivalence concept; charge shape effect; blast walls; shock wave propagation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Unintentional or intentional explosions constitute a great hazard for structures and their occupants. As it is not possible to eliminate all the conceivable threats, studies on improving safety inside the buildings have increased in recent decades to mitigate blast load effects. The study of the structural response of buildings subjected to an explosive event is essential. In addition, studying the behaviour of different components of the building under blast loading can help to improve the overall anti-blast performance of the building and reduce damage. For a better understanding of blast effects on building structures, active research is needed in different fields, including experimental studies, analytical models or numerical simulations.

Within the broad scope of this topic, this Special Issue encourages the blast engineering research community to present original papers on blast wave–structure interactions, post-blast analysis, reinforcement solutions or risk assessment, among others. Submissions can focus on the building response as a whole or on individual building elements such as columns, beams, slabs, masonry walls, etc. We welcome contributions that include experimental tests, numerical studies or theoretical and analytical models.

Dr. María Chiquito
Dr. Ricardo Castedo
Dr. Weifang Xiao
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2000 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.


  • blast loading
  • experimental tests
  • numerical modelling
  • structural response
  • protective structures
  • reinforced concrete slabs
  • masonry walls
  • steel plates
  • retrofitting techniques
  • fluid–structure interaction

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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