Textile Materials for Civil Engineering Applications

A special issue of Textiles (ISSN 2673-7248).

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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a Special Issue entitled “Textile Materials for Civil Engineering Applications” in Textiles, an open access MDPI journal.

Textile materials play important roles in many civil engineering applications today. Even when their presence is not visible or evident, textile materials are used in structural applications, such as concrete element reinforcement, or to ensure higher soil strength in geotechnical applications. Textiles may also be present in the functional performance of buildings fields, such as acoustics, thermal performance or fire protections. Innovative and nonconventional applications for textiles in the field of civil engineering may exist, and their dissemination can contribute to their more widespread application.

The Special Issue is aimed at researchers working on fiber-based materials in any civil engineering application. Dissemination of current research topics within the civil engineering field will contribute to the development of technical knowledge and innovative ways for new textile applications. The exposure of young scientists to open access articles in this area will provide new insights for future research and innovation.

Prof. Dr. Fernando G. Branco
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Textiles is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Civil engineering
  • Textiles
  • Structural textile applications
  • Fiber-based materials
  • Functional textile applications

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Digital Hybridisation in Adaptive Textiles for Public Space
by Katia Gasparini
Textiles 2022, 2(3), 436-446; https://doi.org/10.3390/textiles2030024 - 5 Aug 2022
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Over recent years, many architectural and urban surfaces interact with the environment like a changing skin, adaptable to environmental stimuli. The textile technology appears to be the most suitable to meet the requirement of adaptability to the environment because it can produce changes [...] Read more.
Over recent years, many architectural and urban surfaces interact with the environment like a changing skin, adaptable to environmental stimuli. The textile technology appears to be the most suitable to meet the requirement of adaptability to the environment because it can produce changes in shape and colour. Today, this is a possible thanks to textile systems and fibres that are increasingly hi-tech and smart. To make these adaptable systems is a fundamental role in digital technologies and is an important a multidisciplinary approach in every design phase. This article interweaves some of the developments and applications of textiles in urban space design, exploring the possible applications of emerging technology in architectural and urban design. This analysis aims to explore the intersection between the culture, design and technology of textile systems, as well as the role of parametric design and embedded systems in urban space design and transformation. The aim of this article is to spread knowledge on adaptable textile systems as materials for architecture and to do so through practice-based design research. The study frames the contemporary design explorations, in which digital design tools and material expression are major placeholders, with a focus on surface shapes and design experiments exploring the expressiveness of light, colour and movement as design materials. The article reflects on the role of digital design applied to textile systems for urban space as a possible tool aiming at enhancing existing space by surface prototyping. Full article
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