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Special Issue "Selected Papers from ICEUBI2019—International Congress on Engineering—Engineering for Evolution"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021) | Viewed by 2176

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Prof. Dr. Jorge Miguel dos Reis Silva
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Universidade da Beira Interior, Aerospace Science Department (DCA-UBI), Rua Marquês d’Ávila e Bolama, 6201- 001 Covilhã, Portugal
Interests: transportation (in general) and air transport in particular (including operations research); flight safety and security
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Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior, C. Fonte do Lameiro, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
Interests: power systems optimization and control; energy conversion systems; renewable energy and energy harvesting; Industrial automation; electric road vehicles
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will publish papers by authors who presented at the ICEUBI2019—International Congress on Engineering—Engineering for Evolution held by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Beira Interior, located in Covilhã, Portugal, on November 27–29, 2019. The event aims to promote the contribution and concerns of engineering with regard to human society and create a preview of our collective future, ensuring contact between researchers and practitioners from different fields of engineering, and permit the dissemination of research, innovation, and development within the various sectors of economic activity. A set of articles were published in a Special Issue of the Open Engineering Journal, Millenium Journal, and in the Case Studies on Transport Problems Journal (ELSEVIER). In this edition, we want to reinforce the internationalization of the event and raise its standard of quality by considering this Special Issue, following materials topics on:

  • Aeronautics and astronautics: materials and structures, aircraft, and spacecraft engineering;
  • Architecture: construction, urban planning studies, projects, and plans;
  • Informatics: computer architecture, human interaction with the computer, computer graphics and visual, and smart systems;
  • Textile science and technology: fashion design, biotechnology, technological materials and nonconventional or high technology materials, and advanced materials and processing;
  • Civil engineering: structures and materials, geotechnics, transportation, sustainability and green structures, bridges, dams and special structures, foundations and modeling of the land, building materials, and rehabilitation of buildings;
  • Electrotechnical and mechanical engineering: industrial design, bioengineering, electrotechnology, CAD/CAM, prototyping and product design, mechanics of materials, and mechanical systems.

Prof. Jorge Miguel dos Reis Silva
Prof. Maria do Rosário Alves Calado
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  • Materials
  • Aeronautics and astronautics
  • Electrotechnical and mechanical
  • Civil and architecture
  • Textile
  • Informatics

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The Potential of CEB Reinforced Masonry Technology for (Re)construction in the Context of Disasters
Materials 2020, 13(17), 3861; - 01 Sep 2020
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More than 226 million people are affected by some type of disaster every year in various dimensions of human life, both in the short and long term. In this context, housing provision plays a leading role when it comes to basic needs and [...] Read more.
More than 226 million people are affected by some type of disaster every year in various dimensions of human life, both in the short and long term. In this context, housing provision plays a leading role when it comes to basic needs and the choice of construction technologies and materials are determinant for a well-succeeded housing provision process. This work aims to analyze the viability of reinforced masonry technology with cement-stabilized compressed earth blocks as an alternative for the (re)construction process in situations that involve disaster risk reduction (DRR). To address this issue, a discussion from the literature and the main results obtained during the investigations carried out within the scope of the Simple Housing Solution (SHS) Project are presented. In the sequence, analyses are performed under United Nations Development Program/International Recovery Platform sustainability recommendations: environmental, technical, financial and socio-organizational aspects. It is concluded that the technology of Compressed Earth Blocks (CEBs) reinforced structural masonry has a high potential to be successfully applied in DRR situations, especially when associated with the community construction system in a joint effort. Full article
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