Advances in Civil Engineering

Advances in the Research of Plates and Shells

Publishing date
01 Mar 2022
Submission deadline
12 Nov 2021

Lead Editor

1University of Split, Split, Croatia

2Università della Calabria, Arcavacata, Italy

3IUSS - University Institute for Advanced Studies, Pavia, Italy

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Advances in the Research of Plates and Shells

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.


Reinforced and prestressed concrete slabs and shells are widely used structures in practice and have been widespread topics in the field of numerical and experimental research in recent years. Significant numbers of papers related to this research area have been published, and although nowadays thin shell concrete structures are losing popularity, they still meet the demands of the 21st century for technological advancements, modern construction processes, environmental concerns, and aesthetic appearance.

However, further theoretical and experimental research is still needed in order to more realistically simulate and determine the serviceability and safety of these structures under static, dynamic, long-term, and impact loads, as well as experimental research on small-scale and large-scale models under such loads. The application of modern software engineering techniques provides the ability to describe, analyze, and construct more complex and efficient shapes of structural and architectural forms.

The Special Issue aims to present recent advances, developments, and research work in the nonlinear analysis and experimental testing of reinforced and prestressed concrete plates and shells under various loads, as well as the practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in this field. Both original research and review articles are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Theoretical aspects in the analysis of plates and shell
  • Static and dynamic analysis of plates and shells
  • Plate and shell analysis under impact loads
  • Modeling of the rheological effects of concrete in plate and shell analysis
  • Coupled discrete element method/finite element method (DEM/FEM) plate and shell analysis
  • Modeling of shell buckling and vibration problems
  • Static, dynamic, impact, and long-term experimental testing of plates and shells
  • Repair and retrofitting of thin concrete shells
  • Concrete shell strengthening with carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) strips
  • Design and construction techniques for thin concrete shells
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