International Journal of Lifecycle Performance Engineering

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Hong Hao
ISSN online: 2043-8656
ISSN print: 2043-8648
4 issues per year
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IJLCPE is founded on the basis that everyone in the design, construction and management of civil structures should consider that each decision made and each action taken is constrained by limited resources. It is vitally important that they take into account that structures have a finite lifetime and are involved in an aging process whereby slow degradation and sudden environmental threats play a role and risk evolves to higher values, implying additional costs. Structural performance thus becomes a "lifecycle performance".


 Topics covered include

  • Damage evolution and risk analysis
  • Time dependent structural performance and lifecycle behaviour
  • Environmental threats (earthquakes, floods, strong winds), residual safety analysis
  • Fatigue
  • Corrosion
  • Degradation and aging of structural materials
  • Robustness and vulnerability to local explosions and fires
  • Infrastructural and urban system resilience
  • Lifecycle oriented design criteria
  • Maintenance planning
  • Lifecycle and retrofit
  • Safety assessment by structural health monitoring
  • Case studies

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The objectives of IJLCPE are to establish an effective channel of communication between scientific researchers, professional engineers, construction companies, managers and administrations, aiming to promote the philosophy of lifecycle performance oriented design and construction and to contribute to tracing a pathway towards more suitable maintenance and exploitation procedures and to establish rational and consistent bases to support management and related decision making.


IJLCPE provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers, working in the field of civil construction management and exploitation, engineering and technical education, to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work


IJLCPE publishes original papers, review papers and technical reports. Special Issues devoted to important topics in scientific and technological advances, very important case studies and conference reports will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Hao, Hong, Curtin University, Australia

Associate Editors

  • Ceravolo, Rosario, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Li, Jun, Curtin University, Australia

Regional Editor Asia Pacific

  • Xia, Yong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Regional Editor North America

  • Cai, C.S., Louisiana State University, USA

Regional Editor South America

  • Ambrosini, Daniel, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina

Advisory Board

  • Aktan, Ahmet Emin, Drexel University, USA
  • Betti, Raimondo, Columbia University, USA
  • Brownjohn, James M.W., University of Sheffield, UK
  • Koh, Chan Ghee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Lau, David T., University of Carleton, Canada
  • Li, Hong-Nan, Shenyang Jianzhu University, China
  • Melchers, Robert E, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Xu, Yong-Lin, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Editorial Board Members

  • Bakhary, Norhisham, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Bi, Kaiming, Curtin University, Australia
  • Chan, Tommy, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Chatzi, Eleni, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
  • Chen, Hua-Peng, The University of Greenwich, UK
  • Chen, Jianbing, Tongji University, China
  • Dyke, Shirley J., Purdue University, USA
  • Lam, Heung Fai, Hong Kong City University, China
  • Li, Hui, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Manohar, C.S., Indian Institute of Science, India
  • Matta, Emiliano, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Nagayama, Tomonori, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Ng, Ching-Tai, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Omenzetter, Piotr, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Ren, Wei-Xin, Hefei University of Technology, China
  • Song, Gangbing, University of Houston, USA
  • Surace, Cecilia, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Wang, Ying, University of Surrey, UK
  • Yi, Ting-Hua, Dalian University of Technology, China
  • Zanotti Fragonara, Luca, Cranfield University, UK
  • Zhu, Hong-Ping, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Zhu, Xinqun, University of Technology Sydney, Australia


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