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SEI February 2025: Rehabilitation of Structures

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30 January 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Elsa Caetano, University of Porto, Portugal
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Teng Wu, University at Buffalo, USA

Laurent Rus, Singular Structures Engineering, Spain

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SEI February 2025: Rehabilitation of Structures

Following decades of intensive construction of structures (buildings, …) and infrastructures (roads, bridges, tunnels, dams, …), supplemented by limited inspection and maintenance budget, an increase in traffic road demand and intensity, change in building operational needs, and/or trend of more acute natural hazard stress demands that affects an aging structure are exposing the growing need to reassess, maintain, rehabilitate and reuse existing structures. Structural engineers are facing an increase demand for structural assessment and rehabilitation, at the same time as extending structures’ design lifetime, guaranteeing structural and operational safety and respecting structures’ heritage value.

This special issue aims to gather the most recent contributions involving the rehabilitation of existing structures. Potential topics include, but not limited to, are the following:

- Outstanding case studies: assessment, reconversion, rehabilitation;

- Rapid repair/recovery after extreme events;

- Design loads, specially addressing current and future natural hazards scenarios;

- Characterisation of materials and strengthening;

-  Fatigue analysis and diagnosis;

-  Design, performance requirements, guidelines and standards;

-  Monitoring and damage identification;

The SEI Special Issue “Rehabilitation of Structures” invites both Case Studies, and Research and Development papers that can contribute with experience and knowledge on the topic.