Advances in Civil Engineering

Advancements in Design and Analysis of Protective Structures 2019


Publishing date
01 Jul 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
22 Feb 2019

Lead Editor

1University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

2ENSTA Bretagne, Brest, France

3New University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

4University of Žilina, Žilina, Slovakia


Advancements in Design and Analysis of Protective Structures 2019

Description

A series of tragic accidents highlighted, in the last few decades, the need to build and retrofit structures and facilities, to better protect the occupants in the event of extreme loading conditions, including terrorist or mass-casualty attacks, natural hazards, and disasters. This is the case of critical civil infrastructure such as embassies, government buildings, airports and hospitals, or bridges, where continuous and effective protection tasks have a key role in preventing injuries and providing appropriate serviceability, even in case of emercengies. The definition of the so-called “soft targets” can then be generalized and extended to mostly open areas and spaces, accessible to the public and particularly vulnerable to attaks.

From a practical point of view, the design of protective structures or the definition of hazard mitigation systems requires multiple functions and reasonable safety criteria, according to the intrinsic features of possible target structures. To this aim, several research studies have been dedicated in the last years to the assessment, enhancement, and protection of civil engineering materials, components, and complex structural systems, including refined numerical simulations, experimental investigations, and analytical studies at the component and/or assembly level.

In this regard, this special issue aims at providing an insight on recent advancements in the design and analysis of protective structures, with careful attention to engineering applications. These may include buildings, infrastructures and bridges, defense facilities, and industrial plants, pipelines, offshore platforms, shipping, and offshore/underground structures.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Analysis, design, assessment methods, and retrofitting techniques for “soft targets”
  • Hazard sources, including classification, measurement methods, and analytical/numerical description
  • Risk and failure analyses
  • Design methods against terroristic and mass-casualty attacks, with careful consideration for hazard mitigation solutions
  • Blast damage assessment
  • Advanced numerical simulations
  • Experimental investigation and performance assessment of materials, structural details, and assemblies

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2450561
  • - Editorial

Advancements in Design and Analysis of Protective Structures 2019

Chiara Bedon | Michel Arrigoni | ... | Lucia Figuli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5129274
  • - Research Article

A Predictive Model for Damage Assessment and Deformation in Blast Walls Resulted by Hydrocarbon Explosions

Majid Aleyaasin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4169421
  • - Research Article

Experimental Study on the Seismic Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Piers Strengthened by BFRP Sheets

Yong Li | Meng-Fei Xie | Jing-Bo Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7424123
  • - Research Article

Comparative Study of Wellhole Surrounding Rock under Nonuniform Ground Stress

Zhongyu Jiang | Guoqing Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9542129
  • - Research Article

Research on the Obstruction Process of Rigid Netting Barriers toward Granular Flow

Yunyun Fan | Fengyuan Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2987412
  • - Research Article

Repairing and Strengthening of Damaged RC Columns Using Thin Concrete Jacketing

Bassam A. Tayeh | Mohammed Abu Naja | ... | Mohammed Arafa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4572196
  • - Research Article

Numerical and Experimental Investigation of the Mechanical Behavior of Cable-Supported Barrel Vault Structures with Varying Temperature

Guojun Sun | Mingze Wu | ... | Suduo Xue
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4291703
  • - Review Article

Robustness and Resilience of Structures under Extreme Loads

Flavio Stochino | Chiara Bedon | ... | Daniel Honfi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4672615
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Uplift Capacity and Nonlinear Failure Surfaces of Single-Belled Anchor in Homogeneous and Layered Sand Deposits

Tanaya Deb | Sujit Kumar Pal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4257530
  • - Research Article

Effect of Selected Nanospheres on the Mechanical Strength of Lime-Stabilized High-Plasticity Clay Soils

Ali Ghorbani | Hadi Hasanzadehshooiili | ... | Jacek Szymanowski
Advances in Civil Engineering
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Acceptance rate41%
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CiteScore1.100
Impact Factor1.176
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