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Special Issue "Seismic Vulnerability Assessment for Heritage Buildings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Interests: non-destructive testing, advanced experimental and numerical analysis, innovative strengthening techniques and earthquake engineering, with a focus on masonry and timber
Interests: conservation engineering; masonry buildings; new materials and techniques; design and assessment in conservation
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This Special Issue focuses on issues of sustainability in the conservation, repair, and protection of built heritage in seismic areas.
The aim is to address the problem of conservation and protection of architectural heritage in areas where there is an important seismic hazard. The main topics of this Special Issue are the analysis of heritage masonry buildings, materials, and the application of retrofitting strategies which, while improving the seismic performance of historic buildings that are frequently listed by conservation bodies, will not significantly alter their appearance, are reversible, and fall within the principle of minimum intervention (minimal (least) intervention (or conservative repair)). These issues can be evaluated by considering the different points of view of structural engineers and conservators. In the past, irreversible damage to important buildings and monuments, and loss of architectural heritage has resulted from heavy structural-oriented interventions, as well as underestimation of the importance of structural safety for masonry monuments. The requirement of structural safety, especially for monuments located in seismic-prone areas, should be compared with the need for conservation.
Prof. Antonio Borri
Prof. Marco Corradi
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. Heritage is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 1000 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.