Special Issue "Intelligent Infrastructures"
A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019) | Viewed by 21624
Interests: smart transportation infrastructure; sustainable highways and airport pavements; green technologies; data science; deep learning applications to civil engineering
Interests: non-destructive evaluation of infrastructure; intelligent infrastructure; smart health monitoring; transportation infrastructure asset management; mechanistic-based modeling of pavement systems; engineering applications of artificial intelligence
Safe and efficient civil infrastructure forms the basis of our communities and economies. We are in the historical moment when developing countries create and build new infrastructures and the developed countries are trying to deal with, and gradually replace, the old ones. We seek sustainable, smart and accessible solutions to provide reliability of services.
Agencies in charge of maintaining and managing civil infrastructure across the globe are always faced with budgetary and resource constraints, such that their investments are unable to keep up with the maintenance and management needs of deteriorating infrastructure systems. Thus, there is a need for designing and constructing long-lasting infrastructure as well as cost-effective and reliable (structural and functional) health monitoring systems to ensure that these infrastructure systems do perform optimally the functions they are intended to perform during their service lives. Rapid and significant advancements are being made in the development and implementation of smart technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) in the context of Smart Cities initiatives, including data acquisition, sensing, energy harvesting, wireless communications, big data, machine learning, etc. These technologies have the potential to enable smart infrastructure systems that are not only optimized for multi-functional capabilities, but also help improve the durability and sustainability of infrastructure systems.
We welcome papers that address a broad range of topics focusing on intelligent and multi-functional civil infrastructure, including, but not limited to:
- Smart technologies for enabling intelligent civil infrastructure
- Machine learning in the analysis, design, and management of intelligent infrastructure
- Nano-engineered paved surfaces
- Achieving ice-free transport infrastructure using electro-conductive concrete
- Challenges in the field implementation of intelligent transport infrastructure
- Self-sensing concrete
- Applications of Intelligent infrastructure smart sensing technologies: MEMS sensors, wireless sensor networks, LiDAR, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), RFID tags, etc.
- Mechanics of composite multifunctional infrastructures
- Green technologies in the construction and maintenance of intelligent infrastructure
- Environmental life-cycle analysis (LCA) and life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) of intelligent infrastructure
Dr. Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan
Dr. Halil Ceylan
Dr. Sunghwan Kim
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- sustainable infrastructure
- intelligent transportation infrastructure
- smart sensing
- artificial intelligence applications
- structural health monitoring
- advanced nondestructive evaluation