Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Advanced Materials and Technologies for Structural Performance Improvement


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Published

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1University of Udine, Udine, Italy

2Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands

3University of Florence, Florence, Italy

4Northeastern University, Boston, USA

5Joint Research Center of the European Commission, Ispra, Italy

6Technical University Munchen, Munchen, Germany


Advanced Materials and Technologies for Structural Performance Improvement

Description

Growing attention is currently being paid to the development of advanced materials and technologies for application to new and existing structures, infrastructures, and equipment, with the aim of improving their performance against service and extreme loads.

Increased performance requirements are a consequence of a shift from traditional prescriptive strength-based codes to the performance-based approaches permeating the 21st century generation of Technical Standards worldwide. This imposes to pursue more articulated and demanding design objectives for load combinations including earthquake or wind action.

At the same time, other natural, or accidental and intentional events, such as blasts, impacts, fires, and explosions, are being progressively incorporated in design and verification analyses.

The effects of gravitational loads are being reassessed too, since their long-term action can remarkably affect the physical and mechanical properties of the materials constituting the load-bearing system.

New or improved building materials, as well as innovative structural protection technologies, offer effective solutions to the constantly increasing performance requirements in structural design and rehabilitation. At the same time, they open novel and challenging research perspectives for academicians.

The objective of this special issue is to provide readers with the latest research and application achievements in this field, including emerging aspects in theoretical, analytical, numerical modelling, testing, and practical implementation studies.

We encourage and invite the authors to submit original research articles as well as review papers.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New structural materials
  • Improved traditional structural materials
  • Last generation of fiber reinforced plastics (FRP) materials for structural applications
  • Passive, semiactive, and active energy dissipation systems
  • Protective materials and systems against blast, impact, fire, and explosion
  • Isolation systems against base excitation vibrations
  • Analytical and numerical modelling of new materials and technologies
  • Advanced nonlinear finite element analysis of building materials
  • On-site field and laboratory testing
  • Identification of load-processes and system parameters

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1854839
  • - Editorial

Advanced Materials and Technologies for Structural Performance Improvement

Stefano Sorace | Bert Blocken | ... | Gerhardt Müller
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5750672
  • - Research Article

Stiffness-Displacement Correlation from the RC Shear Wall Tests of the SAFE Program: Derivation of a Capacity Line Model

Francisco J. Molina | Pierre Pegon | Pierre Labbé
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5289642
  • - Research Article

Semi-Implicit Algorithm for Elastoplastic Damage Models Involving Energy Integration

Ji Zhang | Jie Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1897045
  • - Research Article

Seismic Behavior of RNC-Isolated Bridges: A Comparative Study under Near-Fault, Long-Period, and Pulse-Like Ground Motions

Mohammed Ismail | José Rodellar | Joan R. Casas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7383762
  • - Research Article

Settlement Analysis of Saturated Tailings Dam Treated by CFG Pile Composite Foundation

Jinxing Lai | Houquan Liu | ... | Jianxun Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2815247
  • - Research Article

Flexural Strength Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Members with Ultra High Performance Concrete

Baek-Il Bae | Hyun-Ki Choi | Chang-Sik Choi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2942194
  • - Research Article

Experimental Tests and Analytical Modelling of a Scaled Isolated Structure on Sliding and Elastomeric Bearings

Fabio Mazza | Alfonso Vulcano
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9490375
  • - Research Article

Torsional Behaviour and Finite Element Analysis of the Hybrid Laminated Composite Shafts: Comparison of VARTM with Vacuum Bagging Manufacturing Method

Mehmet Emin Taşdelen | Mehmet Halidun Keleştemur | Ercan Şevkat
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4125307
  • - Research Article

A Cell-Based Smoothed XFEM for Fracture in Piezoelectric Materials

Li Ming Zhou | Guang Wei Meng | ... | Shuai Gu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 423065
  • - Research Article

Experimental Study to Determine the Failure Criteria of Concrete at Its Early-Age

Hongyan Ding | Lei Zhang | Puyang Zhang
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