Special Issue "Fiber Reinforced Materials for Buildings Strengthening"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Francesco Micelli
Guest Editor
University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Interests: structural analysis; structural strengthening; composites; FRP; FRCM/TRM; FRC; confinement; durability; concrete; masonry
Prof. Maria Antonietta Aiello
Guest Editor
Department of Innovation Engineering, Universita del Salento, Lecce, Italy
Interests: structural analysis; structural strengthening; earthquake engineering; FRP; FRCM/TRM; FRC; bond; concrete; masonry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fiber-reinforced materials have been extensively studied and used in structural strengthening of civil and heritage buildings over the last two decades. Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have been introduced in technical provisions and design guidelines in different countries. More recently, fabric-reinforced mortar (FRCM), textile-reinforced mortar (TRM), and composite-reinforced mortar (CRM) materials have found an interesting field of application in heritage masonry buildings. Moreover, high-performance fiber-reinforced cements (HPFRC) have been studied and applied for the external strengthening of reinforced concrete (RC) buildings. All these materials are grouped in the family of fiber-reinfroced materials, which have opened a new era in structural repair and retrofitting in civil engineering.
Ongoing research and new trends for the structural modeling and applications of such materials may find an ideal placement in this Special Issue. New papers in this field are welcome in order to provide an international forum for scientists, industrial partners, and practitioners to present and discuss the recent advances and future perspectives in the use of fiber-reinforced materials as strengthening systems in civil engineering.
Topics include: bond behavior; codes and design guidelines; concrete-filled FRP tubular members; RC structures reinforced or pre-stressed with FRP; confinement; durability and long-term behavior; field applications and case studies; fire, impact, and blast loading; FRP as internal reinforcement; new fiber reinforced materials and products; seismic retrofit of structures; strengthening of concrete, steel, masonry and timber structures; sustainability; and testing.
It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Prof. Francesco Micelli
Prof. Maria Antonietta Aiello
Guest Editors

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  • fibers
  • stregthening
  • retrofitting
  • repair
  • FRP
  • TRM
  • FRCM
  • confinement
  • bond
  • flexure
  • shear
  • durability
  • seismic

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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