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Sustainability in Structure Engineering of Seismic and Shock Resistance Resilience Designs and Assessments

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 4 June 2024 | Viewed by 765

Special Issue Editors

School of Civil Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
Interests: seismic resilience design; evaluation and strengthening of structures; shock resistance of flexible protective structure; vibration control and isolation technology; artificial intelligence
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School of Civil Engineering and Transportation, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
Interests: engineering seismic resistance design; earthquake damage assessment; structural performance assessment under tsunami action; shock damage; steel structures; composite structures; intelligent construction
School of Civil Engineering, NingboTech University, Ningbo 315100, China
Interests: seismic design and assessment of bridge and structures; artificial intelligence and machine learning in structural engineering; digital twin
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School of Civil Engineering/Structural Health Monitoring Institute, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
Interests: seismic design and assessment of structures; structural health monitoring; big data mining and analytics; artificial intelligence in structural engineering; machine learning; digital twin; signal processing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue, titled “Sustainability in Structure Engineering of Seismic and Shock Resistance Resilience Designs and Assessments”.

Earthquakes and shock risk disasters can cause serious damage to engineering structures or traffic infrastructure and, even worse, induce their collapse. Recently, the concept of sustainable resilience has gained increasing importance in the design and assessment of newly built or rehabilitation structures, particularly buildings, bridges and underground engineering exposed to manmade and natural hazards, such as earthquakes and shock disasters.

Conventional structures are designed using performance-based seismic methods, mainly considering ductility and energy consumption through the plastic deformation of structural members, and are expected to not collapse after earthquakes and shock disasters, in order to protect life. However, damage accumulates in ductile structures, and repair work due to serious plastic deformation is unavoidable after disasters, causing huge economic losses. These represent considerable costs associated with the disruption of business operations and significant obstacles to post-disaster emergency response, and result in the prolonged disruption of regional or even national economies. Therefore, sustainable seismic and shock resistance resilience designs and assessments are required to ensure that structural function or normal operation can be recovered quickly after disasters, which has attracted much attention in recent years. Many high-performance resilient systems have been developed, such as rocking structures, self-centering structures, damper-added structures, base-isolated structures, etc. In addition, many components or devices that are replaceable, self-centering, or feature energy dissipation have also been extensively studied to enhance their resilience. This development is also accompanied by the advance in design and evaluation methods.

This Special Issue welcomes contributions towards filling the seismic design and resilience assessment, sustainable assessment and modelling in shock risk mitigation and enhancing resilience in face of disasters for engineering structure and infrastructure in seismically active regions or shock risk disaster mountainous areas.

For this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Seismic resilience design and assessment;
  • Sustainable assessment and modelling in shock risk mitigation;
  • Seismic optimization and retrofit decision making;
  • Time-dependent seismic or shock risk assessment;
  • Multi-risk analysis;
  • Enhancing resilience in the face of disasters;
  • Seismic-resilience-based design methods;
  • Evaluation of structural impact resistance performance.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Chengqing Liu
Dr. Lan Kang
Dr. Ying Ma
Dr. Hanwei Zhao
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • structure engineering
  • structural seismic test
  • seismic resistance designs
  • shock test
  • shock resistance assessments
  • vibration control
  • structural health monitoring
  • artificial intelligence
  • sustainability

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Technical Note
A Novel Three-Dimensional Composite Isolation Bearing and Its Application to the Mitigation of Earthquakes and Traffic-Induced Vibrations
Sustainability 2023, 15(23), 16374; https://doi.org/10.3390/su152316374 - 28 Nov 2023
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Potential damage caused by earthquakes combined with reduced comfort due to traffic has become a big challenge when designing modern buildings, and base-isolation is one of the most effective solutions to such a problem. However, most isolation bearings cannot provide sufficient mitigation for [...] Read more.
Potential damage caused by earthquakes combined with reduced comfort due to traffic has become a big challenge when designing modern buildings, and base-isolation is one of the most effective solutions to such a problem. However, most isolation bearings cannot provide sufficient mitigation for both earthquakes and traffic-induced vibrations simultaneously. To this end, this research proposes a new type of three-dimensional isolation bearing for the mitigation of both earthquake effects and traffic-induced vibrations, which is composited by a thick rubber bearing, an auto-reset flat sliding bearing, and a double concave friction pendulum bearing. In this study, the analytical hysteresis model of the proposed isolation bearing was derived and experimentally validated. In addition, the fatigue performance and vertical compression performance of the proposed isolation bearing was tested and analyzed. Finally, the mitigation effect for traffic-induced vibrations of the proposed isolation bearing was validated through a field test. Full article
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