Area 1 - Interaction of Structural Engineering with other disciplines

Articles whose contents present the development of one or several disciplines that impact on Structural Engineering (architecture, mechanics, processes, geotechnics, electricity, sanitation, instrumentation, construction, among others) and / or that show the complexity of the process of a project and the interrelation with different engineering specialties.

Area 2 - Project and Construction. Constructive Procedures

Articles that present innovative experiences in the construction of structures. It includes constructibility, pre-construction modeling methods and virtual design, construction methods and procedures, among others.

Area 3 - Repair, Strengthening and Rehabilitation

Articles that include techniques and / or studies aimed at improving the resistance of the structural elements or restoring the capacity of the structures affected by any pathology.

Area 4 - Risks caused by natural phenomena, human or accidental actions that affect the structures.

Studies on risk, danger, vulnerability and resilience of structural systems. It includes probabilistic assessment of damage and probable losses in structures due to seismic actions, tsunami, flood, wind, debris flow, explosions, fire, among others.

Area 5 - Experimental research and materials technology

Articles related to experimental tests in the laboratory or in-situ of structures, parts of it or materials. Static or dynamic tests are included, determination of the mechanical properties of the materials, revision of test standards, among others.

Area 6 - Risk, reliability and structural safety. Forensic engineering. Damage and structural performance. The structure in the life cycle.

Articles on the analysis and determination of safety factors and structural optimization in the life cycle that allow economic and safe designs, and the decision making based on risk and reliability. It includes the assessment of damage and structural collapse, the prediction of responses, among others.

Àrea 7 - Theoretical and computational investigations.

Theoretical methods for static and dynamic structural analysis, computational models and their application in structures. It includes the computational modeling of structural materials, the nonlinear geometric or material analysis, the application of the finite element method in structural mechanics, among others.

Area 8 - Instrumentation, Monitoring and Control.

Articles that show the advances related to the instrumentation of structures. It includes dynamic tests on bridges and buildings, environmental instrumentation, dynamics and seismic, analysis of excitation sources, data analysis, monitoring and evaluation of conditions, in-situ and laboratory experiments, vibration mitigation, among others.

Area 9 - Codes and Regulations.

Recent norms or proposals related to the actions on the structures and the design of civil works projected with diverse materials. Comparative studies and research on the influence of standards on safety, construction practices, costs or other relevant aspects.

Area 10 - Analysis, conservation and adaptation of historical or traditional land structures

Articles related to structural analysis, evaluation, and the repair or reinforcement of historical or traditional land constructions. It includes the topics related to the seismic adaptation of buildings with land, conservation of monuments, among others.

Area 11 - Ethics and Teaching of Structural Civil Engineering.

Articles that present experience in university teaching and its relationship with ethical issues in professional practice. It includes topics such as plagiarism, intellectual property, development of research projects and thesis, among others.