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International Journal of Structural Engineering
International Journal of Structural Engineering


Special Issue on: "Advances in Concrete Structural Durability"

Guest Editors:
Prof Wei-Liang Jin, Zhejiang University, China
Tamon Ueda, Hokkaido University , Japan
P.A.M. Basheer, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

Concrete structures were traditionally viewed as being maintenance-free with a practically unlimited life. However, over the past several decades, a number of durability related problems have emerged and stimulated research into the key factors relating to durability of concrete structures globally. It is now generally accepted that concrete structures deteriorate with time. Actually, premature deterioration of concrete structures has been a major and growing world-wide problem. Therefore, there is an urgent necessity to formulate durability–based design and performance-based strategic maintenance methodologies to guarantee the durability of on-going construction concrete structures. This special issue focuses on the durability of concrete structures in structural engineering.

Subject Coverage
Original papers reporting new theoretical and experimental development are welcome, including but not limited to the following areas:
  • Influence of environments on durability
  • Ionic/molecular transport modelling
  • Material degradation
  • Performance of corroded components
  • Design for durability
  • Assessment and life prediction
  • Life-cycle management of concrete structures
  • Testing, inspection and monitoring methods
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Practical applications
  • Standards and rules

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission: 1 April, 2009