Advances in Civil Engineering

Advancements in Design and Analysis of Protective Structures


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Published

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

Description

Recent tragic events highlighted the need to build and retrofit structures to better protect occupants in the event of extreme loading conditions, including terrorist attacks as well as natural hazards and disasters. This is the case of critical civil infrastructure such as embassies, government buildings, airports, and bridges, where effective protection has e key role in preventing injuries.

From a practical point of view, however, design of protective structures or hazard mitigation systems requires multiple functions and reasonable safety criteria, according to target structures. To this aim, several research studies have been dedicated in the last years to assessment, enhancement, and protection of civil engineering materials and structural systems, including advanced numerical simulations as well as experimental investigations.

In this regard, the current special issue aims to provide an overview on recent advancements in design and analysis of protective structures, with careful attention to civil engineering applications. These civil engineering infrastructures may include buildings, bridges, and defense facilities, as well as pipelines, offshore platforms, and shipping and offshore/underground structures.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Analysis, design, assessment, and retrofitting techniques
  • Hazard sources, including measurement and description
  • Risk and failure analyses
  • Design against terroristic 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
  • Clinical studies

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7024982
  • - Editorial

Advancements in Design and Analysis of Protective Structures

Chiara Bedon | Michel Arrigoni | ... | Lucia Figuli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5197125
  • - Research Article

Ductility Calculation of Prefabricated Shear Wall with Rabbet-Unbond Horizontal Connection

Chongfang Sun | Shuting Liang | ... | Dongyue Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9385643
  • - Research Article

Novel Crashworthy Device for Pier Protection from Barge Impact

W. Wang | G. Morgenthal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9676298
  • - Research Article

Dynamic Response of Steel Box Girder under Internal Blast Loading

Shujian Yao | Nan Zhao | ... | Fangyun Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4517940
  • - Research Article

Seismic Response Analysis of Fully Base-Isolated Adjacent Buildings with Segregated Foundations

Khaled Ghaedi | Zainah Ibrahim | ... | Hamed Khatibi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3029837
  • - Research Article

A Designer’s Approach for Estimation of Nuclear-Air-Blast-Induced Ground Motion

Shashank Pathak | G. V. Ramana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6519754
  • - Research Article

Temperature Effect on Lime Powder-Added Geopolymer Concrete

Sandeep L. Hake | R. M. Damgir | S. V. Patankar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4308084
  • - Research Article

Uniaxial Compressive Test of High Ductile Fiber-Reinforced Concrete and Damage Constitutive Model

Mingke Deng | Jiaojiao Pan | Xingwen Liang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4932987
  • - Research Article

Protective and Blast Resistive Design of Posttensioned Box Girders Using Computational Geometry

Majid Aleyaasin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4028186
  • - Research Article

Strengthening of RCC Beams in Shear by Using SBR Polymer-Modified Ferrocement Jacketing Technique

Rajinder Ghai | Prem Pal Bansal | Maneek Kumar
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