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Structural Biomass Materials

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Guest Editors

Yang Wei, Professor, College of Civil Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, China.
Dr. Wei is currently the Dean of the College of Civil Engineering at Nanjing Forestry University, China. Dr. Wei’s areas of research are in novel civil engineering materials and structures. His research work includes green bamboo-wood structures design theory, FRP-steel concrete composite structures, and bridge detection and reinforcement technology. He has published over 100 academic papers indexed by SCI, and has obtained more than 130 granted patents. He was selected in 2022 the World's Top 2% Scientists and Highly Cited Chinese Researchers (Elsevier) . He was awarded as the National Hundred Million Talents Project (awarded to young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions), and Jiangsu Distinguished Professor. He is director of Jiangsu Highway Intelligent Detection and Low-carbon Maintenance Engineering Research Center, and Jiangsu Bamboo and Wood Building Design and Research Demonstration Base.

Li-min Tian, Professor, College of Civil Engineering, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, China.
Dr. Tian is currently the Director of the Teaching and Reasearch of Steel and Timber Structures at Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, China. He specializes in the area of structural engineering. His research work includes modern bamboo structures and progressive collapse of steel structures. Dr. Tian is the author of two books and has published over 70 peer-reviewed paper in international academic journals. He was selected as young talented research in Shaanxi province and Wild Goose Pagoda young talented research in XAUAT.

Jinjun Xu, Associate Professor, College of Civil Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, China.
Dr. Xu has the research interests of green & sustainable construction & building materials, and the application in civil structures. Dr. Xu has published over 120 journal papers with H-index equal to 24, including 55 SCI journal papers. He has 10 Chinese innovative patents with 1st owner.

Summary

In recent years, sustainable development and environmental protection have gained more global importance. In response, biomass materials and structures, derived from timber, bamboo, etc., have emerged as promising solutions for mitigating global warming and achieving carbon neutrality. With the advancements in technology over the past decades, novel biomass materials have constantly emerged worldwide, which offer the advantages of more stable material properties, higher mechanical performance, improved durability, etc. Structures constructed with biomass materials nowadays have also seen a surge in the applications of civil engineering with increasing heights, spans, and structural performance. The growing research scope and practical interest in biomass materials and structures highlight the importance and value of further investigation.


This special issue, “structural biomass materials,” is dedicated to the latest advances in research of biomass materials and structures. Global researchers, manufacturers, and practitioners are highly welcome to contribute original research and review articles on the topics including (but not limited to):

—Properties of structural biomass materials;

—Mechanical performance of structural members made of biomass materials;

—Performance of innovative connections and fasteners for biomass structures;

—Seismic performance and wind-resistant performance of biomass structures;

—Durability and fire-resistant performance of biomass materials and structures;

—Numerical and other novel analysis methods for biomass materials and structures;

—Structural performance of biomass hybrid structures;

—Innovative damage detection approaches for biomass materials and structures;

—Design methods and standards for new biomass materials and structures. 


Keywords

Biomass materials; Bamboo; Wood; Structural biomass materials; Mechanical properties; Structural performance; Durability; Analysis methods; Damage detection approach; Design methods

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