Volume 07, Special Issue 2

Innovative Strategies in Civil Engineering Grand Challenges


A special issue of Civil Engineering Journal (ISSN: 2476-3055).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 01 December 2023.

This special issue belongs to the all Civil Engineering Journal scope.

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.civilejournal.org by registering and logging in to this website.

Special Issue Editors


Guest Editor: Prof. Francesco Tornabene

Affiliations: Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Salento, Italy.

Interests: Theory of Shells; Plates, Arches & Beams; Finite Element Method (FEM); Composite Structures; Fracture Mechanics.


Guest Editor: Dr. Omid Aminoroayaie Yamini

Affiliations: Department of Civil Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Interests: Hydraulics Structures; Ocean and Coastal Engineerings; Revetment and Breakwater; Construction Management; Experimental and Numerical Modeling.


Co-Guest Editor: Dr. Xinxing Zhou

Affiliations: School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China.

Interests: Building Materials; Polymer Composites; Asphalt Pavement; Transportation; Tunnel Engineering.


Co-Guest Editor: Dr. Hailing Ma

Affiliations: Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Interests: Environmental Science; Energy; Earth and Planetary Sciences; Water Management.

Special Issue Information

Aim and Scope

In today's challenging world, Civil engineering is regarded as one of the most important engineering fields across the globe. Since the biggest challenges are facing the world today include: High building energy consumption; Crude estimation of sea level; Increased soil and coastal erosion; Inadequate water quality; Untapped and depleting groundwater; Increasing traffic congestion; Poor infrastructure resilience to disasters; Poor and degrading infrastructure; Need for better mining and coal ash waste disposal; and Low construction site safety, solutions that will often be provided by civil engineers.  The civil engineering studies often need to create complex numerical or mathematical models to deal with large amounts of data and experimental study of repeated, thus providing a broad application platform for computer-aided design and simulation technology.

This special issue is principally interested in manuscripts with the innovative strategies for solving in civil engineering grand challenges. A remarkable research activity involves reporting emerging and innovative numerical and experimental techniques are particularly encouraged to be submitted with identical priority on all fields of civil engineering challenges.

This Special Issue aims to collect both original research and review articles regarding applications of numerical and experimental approaches in revealing the civil engineering grand challenges:

  • Climate Change and Disaster Management
  • Environmental Pollution Issues
  • Challenges for Critical Infrastructure Resilience
  • Drought and Soil Erosion
  • Transportation Challenges       
  • Problems of Building Energy Efficiency
  • Challenges in Construction and Building Materials
  • Structural Design, Diagnostics and Health Monitoring


  • Challenges in Civil Engineering
  • Climate Change
  • Building Materials
  • Pollution
  • Sustainability
  • New Application of Materials


Deadline for Final Draft of Papers

01 December 2023

Reviews and Revisions Period

About 60 days after submission

Notification of Final Decision

About 10 days after revision


After acceptance

Published Papers

Published Papers (2021-2022)