Special Issue "Design of Welded Steel Structures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Welded steel structures have various applications worldwide in civil and industrial construction. However, the understanding of their operating behavior is still insufficient, and requires further research emphasizing the design of such structures. Thus, it is necessary to identify new design methods in this field, which have so far not yet been sufficiently developed due to the lack of experimental and numerical research for these types of structures. Regarding the design of steel welded structures, it is necessary to use new methods that allow for quick verification of the different constructive variants in order to improve their operating behavior. This is possible through the use of different software design programs such as, for example, the finite element method (FEM) or others. Nowadays, welded steel constructions have undergone great development, and following the analyses that have been made, it was found that an improvement in their design is required to improve their operation behavior and for reduction in the consumption of materials and energy.
This Special Issue aims to approach the latest research dedicated to the design of welded steel constructions using new design methods to obtain welded structures that are technically and economically efficient. Research articles focused on the optimization of welding technologies that allow welded steel structures to be obtained with a design corresponding to their field of use are also encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Dan Dobrotă
Manuscript Submission Information
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- welded structures
- finite element method
- optimization of welding technology parameters
- design for the rehabilitation of welded structures