Structure and Infrastructure Engineering Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

Current impact factor: 0.95

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 0.954
2012 Impact Factor 2.805
2011 Impact Factor 0.966
2010 Impact Factor 0.592
2009 Impact Factor 0.847
2008 Impact Factor 1.191
2007 Impact Factor 0.442
2006 Impact Factor 0.182

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.47
Cited half-life 2.90
Immediacy index 0.20
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.46
ISSN 1744-8980

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Wind/wave-induced vibrations of jacket-type offshore wind turbines (JOWTs) are suppressed by placing a passive vibration absorber, called tuned liquid column gas damper (TLCGD), on the turbine nacelle. Adopting an ensemble of 75 wind/wave combinations, three different JOWTs and a SimuLink-based nonlinear model in time domain, main parameters of the TLCGD are optimised to reach the minimum standard deviation of nacelle displacement. Obtained results indicate that contribution of the proposed TLCGD is more pronounced in the case of regular excitations such as those from sea waves and less turbulent winds. Depending on the wind/wave combination, TLCGD can result in reductions up to 45% and 51% in nacelle displacement standard deviation and maximum acceleration, respectively. As a result, TLCGD deemed to be well suited to protect fatigue critical JOWTs as well as acceleration-sensitive devices of the nacelle.
    Structure and Infrastructure Engineering 02/2015; DOI:10.1080/15732479.2015.1011169
  • Structure and Infrastructure Engineering 01/2015; DOI:10.1080/15732479.2014.970202
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    ABSTRACT: In railway lines, transition zones between different track support conditions normally evidence higher degradation rates, thus requiring additional maintenance to ensure safety and service quality. Studies based on numerical simulations indicate that under sleeper pads (USP) can minimise those degradation rates. The study presented herein focuses on the influence of USP on the dynamic behaviour of transitions to underpasses, in an attempt to fill the gap between numerical and field studies. To that aim, the authors used finite element method models, calibrated and validated with field measurements. These models take into account the train–track interaction and include all relevant track components and backfill geomaterials. This study shows that soft USP have a significant influence over the track's dynamic behaviour: amplifying rail displacements and sleeper accelerations, and inducing abrupt variations in the track vertical stiffness and oscillations in train–track forces. To benefit from the use of USP, the authors highlight the need to carefully design stiffness properties of USP and determine their arrangement at transitions. An improved design for the transition zone is proposed.
    Structure and Infrastructure Engineering 12/2014; DOI:10.1080/15732479.2014.970203
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    ABSTRACT: A conceptual model for the prediction of the shear-flexural strength of slender reinforced concrete beams with and without transverse reinforcement is presented. The model incorporates the shear transferred by the un-cracked concrete chord, along the crack’s length, by the stirrups, if they are, and, in that case by the longitudinal reinforcement. After the development of the first branch of the critical shear crack, failure is considered to occur when the stresses at any point of the concrete compression chord reach the assumed biaxial stress failure envelope. A physical explanation is provided for the evolution of the shear transfer mechanisms, and the contribution of each one at ultimate limit state is formulated accordingly. Simple equations are derived for shear strength verification and for designing transverse reinforcement. The method is validated by comparing its predictions with the results of 1131 shear tests, obtaining very good results in terms of mean value and coefficient of variation. Because of its accuracy, simplicity and theoretical consistency, the proposed method is considered to be very useful for the practical design and assessment of concrete structures subjected to combined shear and bending.
    Structure and Infrastructure Engineering 10/2014; DOI:10.1080/15732479.2014.964735
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    ABSTRACT: A life cycle costing system should include the key variables that drive future costs in order to provide a framework for reducing the risk of under- or overestimating the future costs for maintenance and rehabilitation activities. In Sweden, price of oil products is mostly affected by the global economy rather than by the national economy. Whereas the price index of oil products has had a high fluctuation in different time periods, the cost fluctuation related to labour and equipment has been steady and followed the consumer price index (CPI). Contribution of the oil products was shown to be more than 50% of the total costs regarding construction and rehabilitation of asphalt pavements in Sweden. Consequently, it was observed that neither Swedish road construction price index (Vägindex) nor CPI has properly reflected the price trend regarding the asphalt pavement construction at the project level. Therefore, in this study, a framework is suggested in which energy- and time-related costs are treated with different inflation indices in order to perform a better financial risk assessment regarding future costs.
    Structure and Infrastructure Engineering 01/2014; 10(12):1638-1647. DOI:10.1080/15732479.2013.837494
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    ABSTRACT: In recent decades, research on the management of infrastructure assets has increased steadily. However, there are concerns raised about the contribution of studies to a coherent body of knowledge. There is a call for a more structured understanding of the knowledge that is emerging around the management of infrastructure assets. This paper attempts to answer this call through an empirical study based on the reference lists of over 8200 articles that present their study relevant to the management of infrastructure assets. In so doing, we apply recognised techniques from bibliometric and social network analyses to visualise and identify major and minor topics, where researchers have oriented and contributed. We find that managing infrastructure assets traditionally was object-oriented, such as pavements, bridges, water and utility networks, and that attention is only now emerging on the life-cycle decision-making and organisational aspects, although the latter remains weakly linked with technical aspects. We conclude with shared research orientations in ‘managing’ infrastructure assets.
    Structure and Infrastructure Engineering 10/2013; DOI:10.1080/15732479.2013.848909
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    ABSTRACT: The authors have been conducting a static continuous monitoring experiment to assess the validity of some damage detection algorithms, consisting in non-model-based statistical data processing, previously validated, even for small levels of damage, on numerically simulated 2D finite element models of simply supported and continuous beams. Tests have been conducted in Italy on two specimens of pre-stressed R.C. beams equipped with fibre optic strain sensors and temperature sensors and placed outdoor. During the tests, several events have been artificially produced: a ballast load has been positioned on the beams and various known levels of damage have been introduced. One of the two beams was kept intact for reference. Preliminary data processing has disclosed substantial differences between the numerical simulations and the measurements obtained on the field for the case of simply supported beams. This paper shows that environmental variations have a great effect on measurements and should be correctly removed from the strain time histories before a reliable damage detection procedure can be successfully applied.
    Structure and Infrastructure Engineering 02/2013; DOI:10.1080/1573479.2012.761251
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    ABSTRACT: This article presents the results of an analytical study on the structural behaviour of buried concrete-lined corrugated steel pipe (CLCSP). CLCSP combines the hydraulic characteristics of concrete pipe with an extended service life compared to unlined corrugated pipe. It is typically factory manufactured and shipped to the jobsite for roadway drainage applications. However, recent investigations have also demonstrated the ability to rehabilitate deteriorating metal culverts using a spray-on mortar lining approach. Since the primary intent of the concrete liner of manufactured CLCSP is to prevent abrasion and corrosion and improve the hydraulic performance, design guides for metal culverts lined with concrete have not been developed. A better understanding of the structural significance and the effect of the concrete lining on the strength of CLCSP is therefore needed. This study evaluated the structural effects of the concrete lining in CLCSP using finite element analysis and detailed soil modelling and proposes a design methodology for CLCSP.
    Structure and Infrastructure Engineering 02/2013; 9(2-2):130-140. DOI:10.1080/15732479.2010.532809