Special Issue "Innovate, Research, and Maintain Transportation Infrastructure"
A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2020).
Interests: structural analysis and design; experimental and numerical investigation of structures; nonlinear finite element analysis; materials modeling; forensic engineering; structural repair; composite materials; bridge design and evaluation; bridge maintenance
The aim of this Special Issue is to assimilate the current state-of-the-art knowledge in advances in materials and experimental/numerical investigation methods used to evaluate transportation infrastructure and create a forum for researchers and/or transportation agencies with a shared interest of vision, innovation, challenges, research, progress, and long-term asset management of new and existing transportation infrastructure. Examples of interested structures include, but are not limited to, bridges constructed with accelerated bridge construction methods, ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC), bridge decks, steel bridges, traffic sign structures, foundation structures, bridge girders and piers, bearing elements, and concrete pavements.
This issue desires to combine contributions on the latest research developments, including experimental and analytical investigations to innovate research construction materials and delivery methods. In addition, this issue hopes to address long-term maintenance aspects of transportation assets as they must be managed to adopt new technology, as well as innovative materials and delivery methods.
To this end, this Special Issue includes the following three main topics (or a combination of the topics), which are indispensable aspects of transportation infrastructure:
- innovative construction materials;
- challenges with innovative materials;
- accelerated bridge construction (ABC) and innovative delivery methods;
- challenges with innovative construction or delivery methods;
- innovation in construction methods and the use of technology;
- innovation in bridge inspection methods;
- innovation in research methods;
- computational modeling methods to evaluate innovation;
- research projects to sustain and/or support transportation infrastructure;
- experimental investigation;
- ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC);
- numerical predictions;
- statistical analysis;
- performance of reinforced concrete elements;
- advancement in bridge monitoring methods.
- failures and/or maintenance challenges resulting from (or inherent in) innovation;
- analysis of bridge inventory data;
- data collection, analysis, and management;
- depreciation models used for transportation asset management;
- infrastructures asset valuation;
- effect of truck traffic and/or environmental factors;
- analysis of condition scores;
- long-term monitoring and management.
Dr. Mi G. Chorzepa
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