Special Issue "Experimental and Computational Assessment of Building Envelopes, Materials and Components"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy and Buildings".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 2 November 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Robert Černý
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Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: heat transport; moisture transport; energy; hygric properties; thermal properties
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Dr. Ákos Lakatos
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Department of Building Services and Building Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary
Interests: thermal insulation; energy in buildings; sorption; insulation materials; thermal conductivity
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Dr. Jan Kočí
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Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: heat transport; moisture transport; computational modeling; energy balance calculations; building energy model
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Dr. Václav Kočí
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Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: heat transport; moisture transport; computational modeling; energy balance calculations; building energy model
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The building sector is continuously developing towards growing needs raised by the human society. This development requires to address issues in the field of sustainability or energy efficiency that is crucial for the building sector. Another part of such a development is associated with the indoor environmental comfort of building occupants. The growing needs resulted in seeking for new building concepts, materials, or technologies. In that respect, the building envelopes and systems play crucial role as they offer a big potential to meet most of the current demands.

Searching for new building concepts, materials, or systems is not an easy task. It requires a multi-disciplinary approach combining both experimental and computational techniques. The search for new solutions has to include various effects that act on building envelopes and materials, such as interactions between the design elements, effects of the climate, user behavior, etc. Therefore, the newest findings and knowledge in the field of laboratory analyses, in-situ measurements and computational analyses are very welcome.

This special issue was established with the goal of enhancing the knowledge base and stimulating an innovative culture in the building sector. Therefore, the scientists and researchers are encouraged to share their knowledge and recent developments in any field of experimental and computational assessment covering a wide range of scientific topics that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Building materials and components
  • Building envelope systems
  • Energy performance
  • Environmental impact and damage assessment
  • Life-cycle assessment
  • Smart building materials and applications
  • Indoor climate and human comfort

Retrofit and conservation of buildings

Prof. Dr. Robert Černý
Dr. Ákos Lakatos
Dr. Jan Kočí
Dr. Václav Kočí
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • heat and mass transfer
  • building materials
  • buildings
  • envelopes
  • computational modeling
  • experimental analysis
  • life cycle assessment
  • smart materials
  • environmental impact

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A Study on Axial Compression Performance of Concrete-Filled Steel-Tubular Shear Wall with a Multi-Cavity T-Shaped Cross-Section
Energies 2020, 13(18), 4831; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13184831 - 16 Sep 2020
Abstract
In order to study the axial compression performance of the T-shaped multi-cavity concrete-filled steel tube shear wall, first, three specimens were designed to perform the axial compression test. Then three-dimensional finite element analysis by the ABAQUS software was used to obtain the axial [...] Read more.
In order to study the axial compression performance of the T-shaped multi-cavity concrete-filled steel tube shear wall, first, three specimens were designed to perform the axial compression test. Then three-dimensional finite element analysis by the ABAQUS software was used to obtain the axial bearing capacity of the shear wall with different parameters. According to the results of the finite element model, the computational diagram in the limit state was obtained. The diagram was simplified into the core concrete in the non-enhanced area that was not constrained by the steel tube and the core concrete in the enhanced area that was uniformly constrained by the steel tube. Finally, a new practical equation for calculating the axial bearing capacity of a multi-cavity concrete-filled steel tubular shear wall was deduced and proposed based on the theory of ultimate equilibrium. The calculation results of the proposed equation were in good agreement with the finite element results, and the proposed equation can be used in practical engineering design. Full article
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