Special Issue "Advances in Monitoring of Transportation Infrastructures"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Construction and Building Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Kumar Anupam
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Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: pavement monitoring; constitutive modelling of tire-pavement interaction; pavement mechanics and design; accelerated pavement testing; finite element analysis; experimental and numerical study of interlayer systems; optimum design of multilayer asphalt surfacing systems on orthotropic steel deck bridges
Dr. Alfredo Núñez Vicencio
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Section of Railway Engineering, Department of Engineering Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, 2628CN Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: railway engineering; monitoring of railway infrastructure; modeling of railway infrastructure systems; maintenance strategies for railway systems; transportation networks; model predictive control; computational intelligence; fuzzy systems
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Dr. Katerina Varveri
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Pavement Engineering, Delft University of Technology, 2628 CN Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: chemomechanics of bituminous materials; advanced experimental characterization of bitumen and bituminous mixtures; finite element modelling of physico-chemical damage processes (moisture, ageing, and freeze–thaw) in asphalt pavements; low-noise pavements
Dr. Zhen Yang
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Section of Railway Engineering, Department of Engineering Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, 2628CN Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: modelling of train–track interaction; finite element method; friction; railway structural dynamics; vibration and noise; detection of track degradation; railway condition monitoring

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In modern days, an efficient road/railway infrastructure operations require regular monitoring and timely maintenance. Inherently, these are multidisciplinary challenges that need to bring different disciplines to join their forces together to come up with innovative solutions. The understanding of the fundamentals of road/railway including infrastructure, materials, dynamics, serviceability, etc. is essential for real-life deployment of new methodologies. Further, in the latest years, these fields have observed innovative solutions by embedding latest technologies available for sensing, IoT, infrastructure asset management, big-data approaches, artificial intelligence, digitalization, etc. As such, key research works are being carried out around the globe aiming to improve the availability and sustainability of transportation infrastructure. The special issue aims to provide a unique platform where the state-of-the-art methodologies, applications and developments in transport infrastructures and construction materials are put together. This special issue also welcomes review papers.

Key topics:

  • New sensors and methodologies for monitoring transportation infrastructure and materials.
  • Structural performance and degradation modelling and monitoring for pavement and railway infrastructures.
  • Analysis of new material degradation, monitoring, and prediction, for durable, resilient, and low-maintenance pavement and railway infrastructures.
  • Recycling and sustainable methodologies for transportation infrastructure materials.  
  • New materials and new elements for environmentally friendly building/construction of road and railway infrastructures.
  • Analysis of case studies of failures/anomalies in transportation infrastructures.
  • Assessment and performance predictions of transportation infrastructures based on physical models, data-based models, and hybrid models.
  • AI-based methodologies for monitoring the transportation infrastructure.
  • Big-data approaches for a green and digital transportation infrastructures.
  • Challenges on digitalization, development of digital twins, and sustainability assessment of infrastructures.

Submissions considering applications in the broad sense of transportation infrastructure are welcome. For example, applications in road related to infrastructures for pedestrians, bicycles, cars, heavy trucks, airplanes, and for railway related to applications for metro, trams, ballasted and slab tracks, high speed lines, maglev, etc., are welcome.

Dr. Kumar Anupam
Dr. Alfredo Núñez Vicencio
Dr. Katerina Varveri
Dr. Zhen Yang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • transportation infrastructure monitoring
  • AI-based tools in infrastructure monitoring
  • big-data approaches in infrastructure monitoring
  • new pavement/railway material
  • sustainability

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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