Special Collection on Damages to Infrastructure in Permafrost Regions Under Climate Warming: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Countermeasures
This special collection focuses on the damage mechanisms, diagnosis methods, and repair technologies for various engineering facilities built in permafrost regions. Under global warming, also with the increasing human activities and infrastructure construction in permafrost areas, geotechnical engineering damages caused by permafrost degradation have become increasingly severe, which poses great threats to the safety and serviceability of infrastructures in permafrost regions.
This collection invites original research and review articles addressing the latest countermeasures against embankment settlement, pile foundation failure, pipeline instability, and other engineering damages related to permafrost changes. Both field monitoring studies and numerical simulations are welcome. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Damage evaluation and prediction of infrastructures over permafrost
Innovative diagnosis technologies for engineering damages
Soil improvement and reinforcement techniques
Cooling and thermal stabilization methods
Optimized infrastructure design integrated with climate change adaptation
Case studies of engineering damage treatment in cold regions
Submissions from various engineering disciplines will be considered, including civil, environmental, mechanical, pipeline, and geological engineering. This collection provides a platform for scholars and practitioners to exchange ideas and experiences in mitigating the risks of engineering diseases in permafrost areas.
- Paper Submission Deadline: 31 March 2024
- Initial Review Completed: 30 June 2024
- Special Issue Publication Date: 31 December 2024
Please submit your manuscript via the ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering website.
Once on the Editorial Manager website, please indicate that your paper is for the special collection “Disaster Prevention and Sustainable Development in Cold Regions”.
Detailed information on the submission process is provided in the “Publishing in ASCE Journals” section of the ASCE Author Center.
Please note that all accepted papers submitted in response to this Call for Papers will be published in regular issues of the Journal of Cold Regions Engineering and assembled online on a page dedicated to this Special Collection.
- Prof. Fujun Niu, State Key Laboratory of Subtropical and Urban Building Science, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510641, China; and State Key Laboratory of Frozen Soil Engineering, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China, (firstname.lastname@example.org); (email@example.com)
- Prof. Yanhu Mu, State Key Laboratory of Frozen Soil Engineering, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Prof. Hao Zheng, School of Transportation Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150090, China, (email@example.com)