Special Issue "Concrete Structures: Present and Future Trends"
A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2018) | Viewed by 55659
Interests: inspection and diagnosis of built heritage; structural health monitoring; digital construction
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Reinforced Concrete is the material selected to build most of the world's infrastructure. In the recent years, due to the decrease of new construction and the fact that much of this infrastructure is reaching the end of service life, maintenance, repairing and strengthening strategies have become even more important issues. The rehabilitation sector is, nowadays, a major force in what concerns the concrete structure industry. On the other hand, some of these structures are indispensable landmarks and should be part of Concrete Heritage.
As a major player in the construction sector, the concrete structure community is constantly looking for innovations, willing to apply and develop cutting-edge technology. Main concrete structures, such as bridges, dams, and buildings, are currently high-tech infrastructures. In this scope, all novelties related to: material development; design criteria approaches; inspection procedures and techniques; monitoring tools; and strengthening and rehabilitation criteria, always create a great deal of interest in both the scientific community and in industry.
The Special Issue, “Concrete Structures: Present and Future Trends”, aims to provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art, covering all relevant new developments in the topics above, or any others not mentioned but related to the main topic. Studies can range from experimental tests to applications in real case studies.
We would like to invite all experts in the field of Concrete Structures, focused on fundamental research, applications from another areas of knowledge, or relevant case studies, to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting abstracts to the Infrastructures office mailbox ([email protected]) in advance. The final manuscripts should be submitted by 20 March 2018.
Dr. Jónatas Valença
Manuscript Submission Information
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