International Journal of Structural Glass and Advanced Materials Research: A New Open Platform for Materials Science

International Journal of Structural Glass and Advanced Materials Research: A New Open Platform for Materials Science

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  • LCC Subject Category: Materials Science, Architecture, Engineering, Manufacturing Technology, Environmental Protection, Biomaterials, Civil Engineering
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  • Language of fulltext: english
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AUTHORS

    Chiara Bedon, Mario D’Aniello, Andreas Luible and Flavio Stochino

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ABSTRACT

The International Journal of Structural Glass and Advanced Materials Research (IJSGAMR) is a new peer-reviewed, open access journal, which covers all aspects of theoretical and practical research of materials science. The journal aims to promote international exchange of knowledge and broad discussion on advancements, outcomes and recent developments in materials research for engineering applications. In the last years, the development of new materials and relevant technologies (i.e., industrial processes as well as constructional requirements) has been an ongoing challenge for researchers and engineers to answer to current societal demands: Energy savings, urban resilience and smart cities. In particular, buildings and civil infrastructures are very complex systems, in which single components are strongly linked to each other and their own actual performance/value (including structural, architectural, thermal aspects, etc) is actually affected by reciprocal interactions of single parts belonging to a complex assembly. In this view, buildings can represent both energy consumers and sources (thanks to solar cells or other renewable energies), while the infrastructures provide connections and information to this system. Nevertheless, given that both economical and environmental resources are limited and should be preserved, sustainable and resilient design solutions are unavoidable as well as necessary. It is clear that the knowledge of the mechanical and durability features of constructional materials, as well as the related technologies, should be enhanced in order to allow the designers to control and effectively conceive the structural behavior, but even the infrastructure owners to plan the maintenance scenarios throughout the entire life cycle considering the potential impacts on the environment. Novel studies on recycled concrete have shown, for example, that the latter can be designed and produced reducing the environment pollution, without affecting its usual structural performances. On the other hand, nowadays metallurgical technology is developing even more challenging metal alloys reducing the emission of equivalent CO2 and minimizing the energy consumptions.

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