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Special Issue "Monitoring of Coastal and Offshore Structures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: macrofouling of structures; probabilistic modelling of marine and coastal material degradation processes; structural reliability of offshore structures; inspection maintenance and repair of offshore and coastal structures
Structural monitoring has received greater attention over the last two decades due to technological advances and progress in numerical methods, data processing and treatment. Due to complex environmental demand and structural optimization, the design and maintenance of coastal and offshore structures require more and more knowledge. There has been extensive research on various aspects of structural monitoring in marine environments to understand their behaviour or survey their performance over time. The purpose of this Special Issue is to publish the most exciting research with respect to the above subjects and to provide a rapid turn-around time regarding reviewing and publishing, and to disseminate the articles freely for research, teaching, and reference purposes. High quality papers are encouraged for publication that directly related to various aspects described below. Scientific analysis of case studies is welcome. Authors are encouraged to highlight the need, benefit, and interest of monitoring for engineers and stake-holders.
Topics—Monitoring of Coastal and Offshore Structures
- health monitoring in the presence of degradation processes and fatigue
- sensor performance in marine environments
- development and application of non-destructive techniques
- data treatment
- statistical methods
- probabilistic methods
- measurement of loading
- value of information from structural health monitoring
- identification of material properties
- case studies: offshore oil and gas platforms, wind or ocean energy structures, wharves, dikes, seawalls.
- monitoring of soil, dams and embankment.
- performance of maintenance and repair
Prof. Dr. Franck Schoefs
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. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 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 1200 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.
- numerical methods
- identification, updating and inverse analysis
- case studies
- health monitoring
- marine loading
- marine degradation processes
- non-destructive techniques