Special Issue "Fibres in Construction: Mechanical Modelling and Characterisation"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: composite materials; masonry structures; numerical modelling; earthquake engineering; built cultural heritage; finite element method; discrete element method; visual coding; fracture mechanics; genetic algorithms; structural dynamics; plasticity; parametric modelling; construction automation; experimental characterisation
Interests: structural engineering; reinforced concrete; composite materials; structural dynamics; building and construction materials; structural stability; sustainable construction; concrete durability; waste materials; fibre reinforced polymers; mechanical modelling; parametric modelling; construction automation; experimental characterisation
Interests: composite materials; masonry structures; numerical modeling; mechanical engineering; bridge engineering; modal analysis; dynamics; civil engineering; materials engineering; experimental characterization; concrete durability
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Fibre-based composite materials are widely utilised in several engineering fields due to their outstanding mechanical performance in terms of fibre orientation and properties of being lightweight and durable. Recent technology developments allow suitable sourcing of fibres from widely available raw materials and/or from up/re-cycling of natural/waste products. This has made fibre composites popular in the construction sector, where the supply of large quantities of materials at low energy and economic costs is required. On the other hand, fibre-reinforced materials’ performance can be affected by several phenomena, such as debonding and interlaminar cracks, affecting matrix, fibre, or fibre/matrix interfaces, which produce a relevant loss of toughness and can result in catastrophic collapse mechanisms of civil engineering structures. To this end, in the last decade, researchers in the field of civil engineering have been working on novel design methods and numerical strategies of analysis to ensure the optimal use of fibre-reinforced materials in constructions.
In this Special Issue, dedicated to “Fibres in Construction”, original research papers, as well as reviews, are welcome. The goal is to gather innovative contributions on the use of fibres in construction, with particular focus on innovative design, mechanical characterisation, and numerical modelling.
We, therefore, hope that this Special Issue will provide to the scientific community a thorough overview of the current frontiers of research on “Fibres in Construction”.
Dr. Marco Francesco Funari
Dr. Saverio Spadea
Prof. Dr. Francesco Fabbrocino
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Fibers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1600 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.
- Composite materials
- Numerical modelling
- Mechanical characterisation
- Civil engineering
- Fracture mechanics
- Structural retrofitting