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Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Via Eudossiana, 18, 00184 Roma, RM, Italy
Institute of Structural Mechanics, Civil Engineering Faculty, Cracow University of Technology, Warszawska 24, 31-155 Krakow, Poland
Prof. Dr. Tadeusz Tatara
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Cracow University of Technology, 31-155 Cracow, Poland

Materials Science and Engineering in Vibrations and Seismicity

Abstract submission deadline
30 September 2024
Manuscript submission deadline
31 December 2024
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Dear Colleagues,

The problem of dynamic interactions appears almost everywhere nowadays. Earthquakes are the most intense loads that affect building structures. Apart from natural sources of vibrations, there are also dynamic influences related to human-induced seismicity, referring to the underground exploitation of mineral deposits (coal, copper ore, etc.) and the effects of traffic on civil engineering structures. Using high-performance materials can increase the dynamic resistance of buildings and prevent their damage and collapse, and above all, human casualties. The development of traffic also contributes to the negative impact on the construction of buildings and people staying in them. The use of new vibration-isolating materials will limit these negative influences. Academic researchers and the industry need new research focused on experimental techniques and results for potential applications of new materials for engineering structures despite former substantial efforts. This topic focuses on an overview of the most recent advances in dynamic problems considering applications of new materials. The topic will also focus on potential calculation procedures supporting engineering structures' design process. General topics focus on:

a. Natural and Human-Induced Seismicity;

b. Traffic-Induced Vibrations;

c. Seismic Performance of Civil Engineering Structures;

d. Advances in Dynamic Experimental Techniques;

e. Advances in Computational Dynamics of Structures;

f. Dynamic Testing and Monitoring of Historic Structures;

g. Bridge Dynamics;

h. Structural Health Monitoring;

i. Mining Geophysics.

The given list of topics is not limited.

Dr. Nicola Nisticò
Dr. Izabela Joanna Drygała
Prof. Dr. Tadeusz Tatara
Topic Editors


  • natural seismicity
  • human-induced seismicity
  • traffic-induced vibrations
  • seismic performance
  • dynamic experimental techniques
  • dynamic identification of structure
  • computational dynamics of structures
  • dynamic testing and monitoring of historic structures
  • bridge dynamics
  • structural health monitoring
  • mining geophysics

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On the Susceptibility of Reinforced Concrete Beam and Rigid-Frame Bridges Subjected to Spatially Varying Mining-Induced Seismic Excitation
Materials 2024, 17(2), 512; - 21 Jan 2024
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This paper aims to identify the optimal reinforced concrete bridge construction for regions at risk of mining-induced seismic shocks. This study compares the performances of two common bridge types made of the same structural tissue, i.e., a reinforced concrete beam bridge and rigid-frame [...] Read more.
This paper aims to identify the optimal reinforced concrete bridge construction for regions at risk of mining-induced seismic shocks. This study compares the performances of two common bridge types made of the same structural tissue, i.e., a reinforced concrete beam bridge and rigid-frame bridge under real mining-induced tremors using uniform and spatially varying ground motion models. This study investigates the dynamic responses of the bridges depending on wave velocity and assesses their susceptibility to mining-triggered tremors based on the contribution of quasi-static and dynamic effects in the global dynamic responses of the bridges. This study revealed significant changes in dynamic response under spatially varying ground excitation for both bridge types. It was observed that rigid-frame bridges show higher susceptibility to quasi-static effects due to their stiffness, whereas beam bridges are more susceptible to dynamic stresses. This study recommends that in regions with mining tremors, the choice between bridge types should consider the possibility of limiting individual components of stress. A solution may involve the reduction in quasi-static components through structural reinforcement or decreasing dynamic components by using vibration absorbers. It was found that beam bridges are more cost-effective and practical in mining-affected areas, especially when founded on weak grounds. Full article
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