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Recent Advances in Computational Methods for Performance Assessment of Engineering Structures and Materials against Dynamic Loadings

Submission Deadline: 31 July 2024 Submit to Special Issue

Guest Editors

Dr. S. M. Anas, Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), India
Dr. Shaker Qaidi, University of Duhok, Iraq
Dr. Hadee Mohammed Najm, Bilad Alrafidain university college, Iraq
Dr. Yunchao Tang, Guangxi University, China


The design philosophy and methodology of civil engineering structures have been constantly evolving, from the early strength-based to more recent performance-based design and the current intensively researched emerging resilience-based design. Because failure of civil engineering structures often leads to catastrophic consequences, the primary focus of all these design methods is the safety of structures while considering other aspects such as performance and resilience. With the economic growth, population increase and urbanization, as well as global warming and the depletion of natural resources, to meet the societal need for sustainable development, the construction of civil engineering structures also needs to consider sustainability, durability and smart lifecycle management besides safety, performance and resilience.


While steel and concrete are still the main structural materials today, several promising new options have emerged as alternative or supplemental materials for structural use. These emerging materials include fiber-rein-forced polymer composites, fiber-reinforced cementitious composites, fabric-reinforced concrete, seawater sea-sand concrete, ultrahigh-performance concrete, ultrahigh-performance steel, and various types of green materials. Although these materials hold great potential for stronger, lighter and more durable structures, their adoption in structural engineering has been slow.


This special issue seeks to showcase ground breaking developments in computational methodologies, elevating the understanding and predictive capabilities associated with the dynamic responses of engineering structures and materials. The special issue further addresses a critical niche in contemporary engineering research, underscoring the significance of advancing computational methods for the nuanced assessment of structures and materials subjected to dynamic loadings. This endeavor aligns seamlessly with the journal's commitment to fostering cutting-edge research that transcends disciplinary boundaries, contributing to the broader landscape of computational modeling in engineering and sciences.


Topics to be Covered:

1. Advanced Finite Element Analysis (FEA): 

· Implementation of sophisticated FEA techniques for dynamic simulations.

· Development of novel finite element formulations.

2. Machine Learning in Structural Dynamics:

· Integration of machine learning algorithms for predictive modeling.

· Data-driven approaches for dynamic response analysis.

3. Nonlinear Dynamics of Materials:

· Exploration of nonlinear material behavior under dynamic loading conditions.

· Development of advanced constitutive models for accurate simulations.

4. Structural Health Monitoring (SHM):

· Utilization of SHM techniques for continuous monitoring of dynamic structural responses.

· Sensor data analysis and anomaly detection in dynamic environments.

5. Optimization in Structural Design under Dynamic Loading:

· Application of optimization algorithms for designing structures with enhanced dynamic performance.

· Multi-objective optimization to balance conflicting design criteria.

6. Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI): 

· Computational methods addressing the intricate interaction between structures and fluid dynamics.

· Application of FSI for analyzing structures under dynamic fluid forces.

7. High-Performance Computing (HPC) in Dynamic Simulations:

· Utilization of advanced computing resources for efficient and accurate dynamic simulations.

· Parallel computing strategies to reduce simulation time.

8. Probabilistic Approaches in Dynamic Analysis: 

· Incorporation of probabilistic methods for assessing uncertainties in dynamic loading conditions.

· Reliability-based design approaches for structures subjected to dynamic loads.

9. Impact and Blast Loading Analysis: 

· Simulation and analysis of impact and blast loading scenarios on structures.

· Development of robust models for blast-resistant structural design.

10. Dynamic Response of Composite Materials:

· Investigation into the dynamic behavior of composite materials.

· Numerical methods for predicting the dynamic response of composite structures.

11. Computational Methods for Seismic Assessment: 

· Advanced computational approaches for seismic analysis of structures.

· Modeling and simulation techniques for seismic performance assessment.

12. Structural Dynamics in Aerospace Engineering: 

· Application of computational methods to analyze dynamic responses in aerospace structures.

· Advancements in aerospace structural dynamics modeling.

13. Environmental Loading: 

· Investigating computational models that account for the effects of environmental factors, such as wind and seismic loads, on the performance of structures and materials.

14. Experimental-Computational Synergy: 

· Discussing strategies to integrate experimental data with computational models for more accurate and validated performance assessments.

15. Multi-scale Modeling: 

· Investigating computational methods that bridge the gap between micro and macro scales, enabling a comprehensive understanding of material behavior under dynamic loading conditions.


Submission Guidelines:

We invite researchers, scholars, and practitioners to submit original research articles, reviews, and case studies that contribute to the advancement of computational methods in the dynamic assessment of engineering structures and materials. All submissions will undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the publication of high-quality and impactful contributions.


Please submit your manuscripts through the journal's online submission system, indicating that the paper is intended for the "Special Issue on Recent Advances in Computational Methods for Performance Assessment of Engineering Structures and Materials against Dynamic Loadings”.


We look forward to receiving your valuable contributions and believe that this Special Issue will serve as a significant resource for the scientific community, pushing the boundaries of knowledge in the field of computational engineering. 

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