Special Edition: Structural Engineering

The objective of this special issue is to present advances and emerging cross-disciplinary approaches in the field of structural mechanics, computational mechanics, optimization techniques, engineering structures, structural design, earthquake engineering, spatial structures, materials science and many more. We aim to provide a forum for researchers across disciplines as well as for practicing engineers in various fields within structural engineering as proposed below.

The editors would like to encourage studies that outline the general development of the main disciplines of engineering structures as we know them today. Articles discussing methodologies and reviews of the current state of knowledge, and opportunities for future research are especially welcome. In particular, this issue intends to provide a forum for a productive exchange of ideas and interaction among diverse technical and scientific fields such as structural, civil, mechanical, aeronautical as well as applied mathematics, statistics and computer science.

This issue will publish high-quality reviews and research articles. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Full experimental and methodological details, as applicable, must be provided, and the special issue will be supported by Independent Journal of Management & Production. All submissions must adhere to the Independent Journal of Management & Production journal's format requirements.

Independent Journal of Management & Production is a journal for unpublished works related to Administration and Engineering of Production and Mechanics and Economics and Agricultural and Natural Resource as well as works that present results of studies and researches about the activities of Science and Technology Information. The Journal is published on a three-month basis in March, June, September and December.

The material submitted to this journal should be unpublished and, therefore it must not have been published or submitted to meetings or to other periodic. The article should effectively represent contribution within the area and discuss about a relevant topic. The theoretical basis should be up-to-date and should represent the state-of-the-art of the knowledge in the area. The scientific method should be defined and the analyses and conclusions should be clear and lined up to the considered objective. Works that involve pure bibliography revision should deal with a current thematic and the approach should be deepened and analytical. The IJM&P publishes works in English.

Independent Journal of Management & Production is a Brazilian electronic journal, which addresses the scientific community: teachers, researchers, students and professionals working in the field of engineering and related (Administration, Accounting and Economics).

The journal also allows the publication of Master's Degree Dissertations and Doctoral and Postdoctoral Thesis to stimulate the dissemination and interchange of tacit and explicit knowledge in any language.

Mission: The mission of the Independent Journal of Management & Production (IJM&P) is to contribute to the scientific community through the international dissemination of works relevant to the development of theoretical and empirical research produced by the Brazilian academy as well as researchers from other countries.

Vision: To inspire and enable a better world through study and teaching about management and organizations.

Our mission is guided by core values:

  • We value the quality of research, teaching and practice in the field of management and organization.
  • Cultivate and defend ethical behavior in all aspects of our work.
  • We offer a dynamic community and support for all our members, embracing the diversity of our backgrounds and experiences.
  • Respecting each of the voices of our members and seeking to expand their ideas.
  • Build cooperative relationships with other institutions committed to the advancement of studies, research and teaching about management and organization.

Manuscripts regarding original research proposals and research ideas are highly appreciated. Manuscripts containing summaries and surveys on research cooperation and future projects (as those founded by national governments or others) are likewise appreciated, as they provide interesting information for a broad field of users.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Steel structures
  2. Steel-concrete composite structures
  3. Space frame structures
  4. Lightweight structures
  5. Textile structures
  6. Masonry structures
  7. Materials technology
  8. Timber structures
  9. Composite materials
  10. Bio-based materials
  11. Concrete structures
  12. Glass structures
  13. Nanotechnologies
  14. Performance-based optimization techniques
  15. Form-finding, topology and structural morphology
  16. Innovative structural design
  17. Adaptive structures
  18. Model predictive structural control (MPSC)
  19. Spatial structures
  20. Space, tension, and shell structures
  21. Dynamic response for metal structures
  22. Earthquake engineering
  23. Geoscience
  24. Strengthening structures
  25. Nonlinear behavior of steel structures
  26. Buckling and stability
  27. Offshore structures
  28. Wind engineering
  29. Monitoring of structures and buildings
  30. Mechanical engineering
  31. Electronics
  32. Constructions engineering
  33. Architecture
  34. Civil engineering
  35. Computer programs
  36. Soil-structure-interaction
  37. Advanced modeling techniques
  38. Product modeling

Guest Editors



Taher M. Abu-Lebdeh

Associate Professor
North Carolina A&T State University, United States

Francisco M. Marquez

University of Turabo, United States

Antonio Apicella

The Second University of Naples, Italy

Gianfranco Morani

Italian Aerospace Research Centre, Italy

Guanying Chen

Harbin Institute of Technology&SUNY Buffalo, China

Florian Ion Tiberiu Petrescu

Senior Lecturer
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Haixiao Liu

Tianjin University, China

Shuhui Li

University of Alabama, United States

Chiara Bedon

University of Trieste, Italy

 Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline

September 1, 2019

Review Completed by

October 1, 2019

Possible Publication Date

November 1, 2019