Special Issue "Marine Structures under Special Loads"-Call for Papers

Guest Editor
Prof. Srinivasan Chandrasekaran

Dept of Ocean Engineering,Indian Institute of Technology Madras, INDIA

Professor Arvind Kumar Jain

Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, INDIA

Dr Sreevalsa Kolathayar

Dept of Civil Engineering National Institute of Technology Surathkal – 575025, KA, India

Special Issue Information(Call for Papers)

Marine structures are conventional in design but special in counteracting various environmental loads. Both the superstructure and substructure need special attention in terms of materials, design perspectives, and construction methods. Even retrofitting, and repair is crucial because of the fact that marine structures are most often subjected to repairs while they are in service. Further, it needs advanced tools to inspect and carry out repairs underwater. While the above issues are handled through intelligent interception by the practicing marine engineers, the estimate of design loads including fire load, impact loads, blast loads, ice loads, and additional loads that arise from bio-fouling need a critical revisit.
Design codes are also mostly silent about the estimate of such loads on marine structures, due to their stochastic nature and randomness. As a result, practicing engineers are not exposed to the recent advancements in estimating such loads and design procedures of marine structures .
The special issue shall be dedicated to integrating the academic, industrial, and research professionals while helping each other in understanding these critical issues. International Journal of Sustainable Marine Structures invite original contributions from the academia, practicing engineers, and researchers addressing the above concerns.

The scope of this special issue are (but nott limited to) as follows:
1. corrosion protection methods, innovative materials (like composites) for marine applications, Special chemical admixtures, and application procedures for repair and retrofitting of marine structures
2. Repair, retrofitting, and Reliability studies on lifetime prediction of marine structures under special loads that include (but not limited to) fire load, impact loads, blast loads, ice loads, and additional loads that arise from bio-fouling
3. Repair and rehabilitation of marine structures
4. Effective construction techniques and project management tools for marine structural engineering
5. Marine structures for shoreline protection
6. Foundation for marine structures
 How to Submit your Manuscript?

Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://ojs.nassg.org/index.php/sms/index by registering and logging in to this website or sent an e-mail to nass-sms@nassg.org for consultation.  All articles will be peer-reviewed and research articles, review articles and short communications will also be considered.

Article Processing Charges

the APC of the journal is $1200. As a special issue, we charge only $400 to encourage more professional authors to contribute.If the article can be submitted by the end of April, we will offer a 50% discount ($200) .

Deadline to submit extended abstract: 30th June 2022
Review report of shortlisted papers: 30th June 2022
Submission of full paper, technical note etc: 15th July 2022
Online publication: 30th July 2022

Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline.