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International Journal of Structural Engineering
International Journal of Structural Engineering


Special Issue on: "Durability_of Concrete Structures"

Guest Editors:
Professor Hiroshi Yokota, Hokkaido University, Japan
Professor Wei-Liang Jin, Zhejiang University, China

Concrete structures are the most widely used construction in the world. Over ten times more concrete is produced than all other construction materials put together. 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 the concrete structures deteriorates with time. In fact, premature deterioration of concrete structures has been a major and growing world-wide problem. 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 modeling
  • Materials for durability enhancement
  • Material deterioration
  • Performance of deteriorated structures
  • Durability design
  • Life-cycle management of concrete structures
  • Testing, inspection and monitoring methods
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Practical application

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: 31 January, 2011