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Disaster Analysis of Buildings and Infrastructure for Sustainable Interventions

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Hazards and Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (7 October 2023) | Viewed by 219

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Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Napoli Federico II, Via Forno Vecchio, 36–80134 Napoli, Italy
Interests: structural analysis; earthquake engineering; architectural heritage; masonry structures; contact mechanics; innovative strengthening systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Disaster risk has increased significantly over the past few decades due to global warming, increasing urbanization, and variations in community preparedness for natural hazards. Climate change, social implications and economic viability, as well as cross-sectoral building and energy relationships in buildings, heritage assets and cities, are part of the challenges facing the construction sector in the coming years, especially as economic losses attributable to natural hazards rise steadily.

The key objective of this Special Issue is to collect updated research on sustainable design practices, and explore new strengthening solutions for existing structures and infrastructures, with techniques and materials that contribute to overcoming the challenges facing architecture and civil engineering. Original research articles and literature reviews on probabilistic hazard analysis, structural modelling, damage assessment, dynamic behavior, life cycle assessment, protection technology, and retrofitting interventions which can be applied to a resilient built environment are welcome. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Life cycle-oriented building and infrastructure analysis, retrofit, and rehabilitation;
  • Sustainable retrofitting solutions for buildings and infrastructures;
  • Multi-disaster effect and vulnerability models;
  • Disaster resilient built environment;
  • Efficiency of low-impact interventions for heritage assets;
  • Comparison of the effects of traditional and innovative strengthening systems;
  • Energy saving in sustainable buildings and infrastructures;
  • Experimental investigation and modelling of existing structures and their retrofitting solutions;
  • Analytical and computational strategies for strengthening heritage buildings and bridges;
  • Probabilistic, statistical, and machine learning-based methods;
  • Structural vibration control technology and applications;
  • Case.

I look forward to receiving your contributions. 

Dr. Claudia Casapulla
Guest Editor

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  • disaster risk
  • natural hazards
  • heritage assets
  • energy retrofit
  • structural performance
  • life- cycle assessment
  • damage mechanisms
  • strengthening systems
  • resilience of structures
  • sustainable buildings
  • low-impact solutions
  • machine learning approaches

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