Special Issue "Advances in Structural Steel Research"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: fracture, fatigue, corrosion, microstructure–mechanical property relationships and steel structures under multiple hazards
Interests: corrosion, fatigue, fracture, strain rate effects, fire in steel structures, life-cycle costs
More than 50% of the steel produced in the world is used by the construction industry alone. Steel consumption by the construction industry is found to be strongly correlated with economic growth in both developing and developed countries. Structural steel is cheap, abundantly available, and has the highest strength-to-weight ratio among mass-produced construction materials. Theoretically, structural steel is 100% recyclable, and in fact about 90% of the structural steel produced in the United States is recovered from steel scrap. Steel structures have a long life and low life-cycle costs. Besides this, steel structures are adaptable to future needs and provide ample architectural and structural freedom to architects and design engineers.
Despite these advantages, there remain many challenges associated with making steel infrastructure robust, resilient, and sustainable. The main aim of this Special Issue is to rapidly disseminate state-of-the-art fundamental and applied research that will have a positive impact on the design, analysis, erection, and maintenance of steel infrastructure (buildings, bridges, transmission towers, offshore structures, and steel pipelines, among others).
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
Area-1: Steel Structures
- Performance-based design or analysis criteria
- Life-cycle cost assessment and optimization
- Modeling of steel structures subjected to single or multiple hazards
- Innovative structural steel systems
- Novel connections and fastening systems
- Innovative design solutions for complex steel infrastructure challenges
- Design and assessment issues with high-rise buildings, off-shore structures, transmission towers, and pipelines
- Improving the sustainability of steel infrastructure
- Data science in steel infrastructure (inclusive of structural health monitoring)
- Frame optimization and sensitivity analysis
- Topology optimization of structural members and connections
Area-2: Structural Steels
- The mechanical behavior of structural steels under blast, corrosion, fracture, fatigue, and fire
- Constitutive modeling of structural steels subjected to blast, corrosion, fracture, fatigue, and fire
- Applications of shape memory alloys and multiphase steels in construction
- Additive manufactured steels for construction
- Stainless steels for construction
- The influence of nano- and microscale steel properties on the behavior of steel structures
- The design of new steel microstructures for enhanced mechanical performance
Any other topic closely related to steel infrastructure will be considered for publication.
Assist. Prof. Ravi Kiran Yellavajjala
Assoc. Prof. Hussam Mahmoud
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Structural steel systems
- Structural health monitoring
- Sensitivity and optimization
- Shape memory alloys
- Ultra-high strength steels