Special Issue "Strength and Fracture Mechanism of Construction Materials and Structural Components"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Structure Analysis and Characterization".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Payam Shafigh
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Guest Editor
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
Interests: construction materials; mechanical properties; stress and strain; fracture; structure; structural behaviour

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is very important to know about the strength and fracture behaviour of construction materials in construction industry practices before applying them in construction projects. Research is always ongoing to develop and offer new materials and to answer all of the fundamental questions about their properties and functionality. However, at the same time, knowledge about the structural behaviours of new and common construction materials for different structural components should be developed and deployed. The aim of this Special Issue is to publish outstanding papers presenting the strength properties and fracture mechanisms of construction materials and their structural performances.  

This Special Issue also contributes as a part of selected papers from the 4th International Conference on Material Strength and Applied Mechanics (MSAM 2021), which is scheduled to be held in Macau, China from August 16 to 19, 2021 (http://www.msamconf.org/). The annual conference, which had been held in Japan (2018), Ukraine (2019), and online (2020), respectively, was launched with the aim to build an international platform for academics and experts to share research results and experiences, discuss challenges encountered, and study new technologies in the field of material strength and applied mechanics. 

Dr. Payam Shafigh
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • construction materials
  • mechanical properties
  • stress and strain
  • fracture
  • structure
  • structural behaviour

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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