European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Current impact factor: 0.51

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 0.514
2013 Impact Factor 0.437
2012 Impact Factor 0.306
2011 Impact Factor 0.32

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5-year impact 0.50
Cited half-life 3.10
Immediacy index 0.29
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.19
ISSN 1964-8189

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Publications in this journal

  • X.S. Shi · I. Herle ·

    European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 11/2015; DOI:10.1080/19648189.2015.1110056
  • Song Wei · Wen Chen · Jianjun Zhang ·

    European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 11/2015; DOI:10.1080/19648189.2015.1116467
  • Eduardo M. R. Fairbairn · Marcos M. Silvoso · Fernando L. B. Ribeiro · Romildo D. Toledo-Filho ·

    European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 11/2015; DOI:10.1080/19648189.2015.1112843

  • European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 11/2015; DOI:10.1080/19648189.2015.1112845

  • European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 11/2015; DOI:10.1080/19648189.2015.1110053

  • European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 11/2015; DOI:10.1080/19648189.2015.1112844
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents a testing and numerical study on the deformation behaviours of marine clays from Jinzhou Bay, China, where a large-scale artificial island is under construction for the Dalian offshore airport. The mechanical behaviours of marine clays were investigated by laboratory tests, triaxial creep tests and centrifugal test. An elasto-viscoplastic constitutive model (Adachi-Oka model) and a finite element programme (CFEM 2D) were used to calculate the deformation of the marine clays. The validation of the elasto-viscoplastic model and finite element programme was initially verified by the numerical simulation of triaxial creep test and the centrifugal test. In addition, the settlement of the large-scale artificial island was calculated by the verified programme, which accounted for the effect of non-linear hydraulic conductivity. The calculated results show that differential settlement exists between functional areas, with the greatest post-construction settlement attaining 288 cm in 100 years. Uneven distribution of excess pore water pressure also exists, and does not fully dissipate in 100 years. It can be concluded that the settlement of the artificial island will continue, hence enough attention should be paid.
    European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 11/2015; DOI:10.1080/19648189.2015.1110054
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study is to bring some answers to the questions about the delayed deformation of the shooting sand concrete (SC), which is made of aggregates up to 5 mm. Comparison of the results shows that the endogenous shrinkage (εES) of both SC and vibrated concrete (VC) is similar. Drying shrinkage (εDS) results, revealed that εDS of SC is higher than that of VC in the short term. In the long term, εDS of SC becomes lower than εDS of VC. However, the SC loses more water during the period of shrinkage measurements than VC. Furthermore, pore size distribution shows that the mesoporous structure of SC lost more water than the bimodal structure of VC, which includes macropores and mesopores. These particular porometric structures of SC and VC are the main factor behind the difference of the drying shrinkage behaviour of the two mixtures. This is an interesting and unexpected result, which is not in accordance with the commonly accepted relationship between shrinkage and weight change of samples, and between moisture loss and porometric structure. This work provides an explanation for this phenomenon by taking into account the kinetics of drying and the porometry of the concrete.
    European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 11/2015; DOI:10.1080/19648189.2015.1110055
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    ABSTRACT: Knowledge and prediction of viscoelastic behaviour of asphalt binder is of great interest in order to design asphalt mixtures for civil construction of road and airports with good performances. The capability of a fractional model – requiring a very limited number of parameters – to describe and predict the linear viscoelastic behaviour of asphalt binder subjected to sinusoidal oscillations is investigated. Experimental data of complex modulus, |G*|, and phase angle, δ, are used to validate the proposed constitutive model. Based on the proposed extension of a fractional model, complex modulus isotherms for a range of frequencies can be created simply starting from isochronals at frequency value of 1 Hz. Furthermore, a mathematical procedure derived from the same model is proposed in order to compute the shift factors and automatically create the master curve, thus avoiding further errors due to manual adjustments. This shifting procedure requires only a few isotherms to create a smooth master curve able to describe asphalt binder behaviour under a wide range of temperature and loading conditions. When the fractional model is adopted and the mathematical shifting procedure is applied, only a temperature sweep test at 1 Hz is needed in order to create complex modulus and phase angle master curves.
    European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 10/2015; DOI:10.1080/19648189.2015.1095685

  • European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 10/2015; DOI:10.1080/19648189.2015.1084380
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    ABSTRACT: The properties of self-compacting concrete (SCC) can be manipulated by the addition of nano-montmorillonite (NMMT) clays. This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation on incorporating small dosages of NMMT clays (.25, .50, .75 and 1.00% addition by mass of total cementitious material) into SCC. Tests were conducted on fresh and hardened specimens to measure workability (by slump flow, V-funnel and L-box), mechanical (by compressive and splitting tensile strengths), durability (electrical resistivity and water penetration) and microstructural (X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy) properties of control and NMMT-reinforced SCCs. The results showed that the addition of .5% NMMT resulted in the highest compressive strength; however, a mixture with .75% NMMT had the highest splitting tensile strength among mixtures at curing ages of 7, 28 and 56 days. Nevertheless, durability of specimens was improved by the addition of NMMT up to 1%. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) tests indicated that NMMT particles can possess pozzolanic activity and pore-filling ability, which refined the microstructure of SCC mixtures. Based on the microstructural test results, lower enhancement of mechanical properties of SCC specimens at higher addition dosages could be related to the lower NMMT efficiency due to higher risks of NMMT particles agglomeration.
    European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 10/2015; DOI:10.1080/19648189.2015.1096308
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    ABSTRACT: In order to ascertain the effects of longitudinal girder vibration on the non-linear cable responses in cable-stayed bridges, this study established a mechanical model of a cable which is subjected to three excitations at each anchorage. Non-linear governing equations were derived by Galerkin method and solved numerically. Three longitudinal girder vibration amplitudes were selected to illustrate their effect on cable non-linear response under primary and sub-harmonic resonance. The numerical results show that partially releasing the longitudinal constraint between the girder and pylons ensures that longitudinal girder vibration eases cable vibrations. This provides scientific basis for designing cable-stayed bridge as floating or half-floating system from a non-linear vibrations of view. Two basic and mutually orthogonal excitation mechanisms were identified under the sub-harmonic resonance: external excitation and parametric excitation. Effects of global excitation amplitude and cable inclined angle on response distribution under sub-harmonic resonance were found.
    European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 10/2015; DOI:10.1080/19648189.2015.1093555
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    ABSTRACT: A crack identification approach in uniform simply supported beams with open cracks, using a test mass, is developed, based on changes in natural frequencies of cracked beams due to the test mass. Test mass is defined as a stationary mass, which is located in different places of the beam modelled by Timoshenko beam theory. The beam with an arbitrary number of cracks is modelled as segments connected by elastic springs illustrating open edge cracked cross-sectional flexibilities. The stiffness of the springs is determined using fracture mechanics theory. Solving the differential equations, the eigenfunctions of the problem are explicitly derived. Rayleigh’s quotient method is then used to consider the effect of the test mass. Consequently, natural frequencies of the cracked beam with a test mass are derived for each mode of transverse vibration. Knowing the natural frequencies of the beam carrying a test mass at some different locations, it is possible to identify cracks’ parameters (i.e. location and depth) by solving the system of equations. The proposed closed-form approach is also validated using numerical studies on multiple-cracked beam examples. There is quite encouraging agreement between the results of the present approach and those numerically computed using the finite element method.
    European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 10/2015; DOI:10.1080/19648189.2015.1090929
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    ABSTRACT: The tunnels of Jinping II hydropower station are characterised by its ultra-long and deep-buried properties. For the stability of the tunnels, it is of great important to investigate the short-term and time-dependent mechanical behaviour of surrounding rocks. The triaxial compression tests with confining stress up to 100 MPa were performed in order to complete the short-term mechanical behaviour of Jinping marble. Typical characteristics of brittle rock, such as volumetric compaction-dilatancy transition, degradation of elastic modulus, dependence of strength and failure mode on confining stress were observed. Two constant axial stresses were applied in the uniaxial compressive creep tests, and tertiary creep phases were realised. The evolutions of creep strain of the uniaxial compressive creep tests presented obvious anisotropy. One triaxial compressive creep test was also performed under confining stress of 10 MPa. The creep strain rates in both axial and lateral directions of triaxial compressive creep tests were significantly lower than those of uniaxial compressive creep tests. The significant anisotropy of creep strain in uniaxial compressive creep tests was attenuated in triaxial compressive creep tests. Immediate support is thus of great important to provide an effect as confining stress after the excavation of the tunnel under high in situ stress.
    European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 09/2015; 19(sup1):s83-s96. DOI:10.1080/19648189.2015.1064622
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, the creep-damage behaviour of monzogranite is first investigated through triaxial creep tests under different confining pressures. Creep deformation and its rate in the whole creep process are compared and analysed on the basis of the experimental results. It is seen that the rate of creep strains is closely related to applied stress and can be described by an exponential function in terms of deviatoric stress. A discrete viscoplastic damage constitutive model is then formulated in the discrete thermodynamic framework and with micro-mechanical consideration. Comparisons between experimental data and numerical prediction show that the model can well describe the typical phenomena of creep behaviour.
    European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 09/2015; 19(sup1):s54-s69. DOI:10.1080/19648189.2015.1064620
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    ABSTRACT: A time-dependent problem, the chemical weathering on rock material, is studied in this work. The process of this issue is regarded as weight loss with the increase of weathering time for simplicity. This weight loss is represented by the ratio of weight loss α and then is introduced as a factor of chemical weathering into the micro-contact model considering size change of bond (e.g. width and thickness change) in discrete element method (DEM). Then, DEM results are validated by experimental data and show that the strength and elastic modulus of the rock sample decrease with the increasing weathering time. There are two major failure mechanisms of bond breaking, e.g. tensile with shear and rolling break and compressive with shear and rolling break. The number of compressive with shear and rolling bond breaking is firstly smaller while is getting greater than that of tensile with shear and rolling bond breaking. Whats more, the final breakage form for rock samples changes from overall failure to local failure with the extending time.
    European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 09/2015; 19(sup1):s15-s28. DOI:10.1080/19648189.2015.1064617
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    ABSTRACT: Based on a series of creep tests performed on MTS815 rock mechanics test system, the influence of temperature and stress condition on the creep properties of Beishan granite is investigated. The experiment data revealed that the creep process of Beishan granite can be divided into three stages: the transient creep, the steady creep, and the accelerated creep, with different strain rate in each creep region. With the employment of 3D acoustic emission monitoring system, a special attention is paid on the cracking process during the creep test. A consistent variation tendency between AE cumulative counts and volumetric creep strain is noticed. Moreover, the variation of recorded AE events is found to be more sensitive to the occurrence of rock failure than rock deformation. Under same confining pressure, it is indicated that the stress level and temperature variation within 90 °C have quite limited influence on the critical state of rock failure, while they may accelerate the cracking process and consequently change the time to failure at constant loading condition.
    European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 09/2015; 19(sup1):s43-s53. DOI:10.1080/19648189.2015.1064619