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Seismic Behaviours and Damage Mitigation of Bridge Structures

About this Collection:
Seismic induced bridge damages and even collapses have been repeatedly observed in many previous major earthquakes. As many bridges are lifeline structures in transportation networks, their damage could impose significant social and economic impact, cause loss of lives, and prevent quick rescue access after the seismic event. It is therefore imperative to better understand the dynamic behaviours of bridge structures subjected to earthquake excitations, and develop effective methods to mitigate earthquake effects and damages on bridges. Though extensive research works have been carried out in this area and many lessons have been learned, effective protections of bridges to resist earthquake loadings is still a highly demanded research topic in both the Bridge Engineering community and Earthquake Engineering community with many resources and man hours being devoted to. Many innovative bridge designs and vibration mitigation methods have been developed recently. This special issue aims to collect the state-of-the-art researches on the seismic behaviours of bridge structures and damage mitigation methods.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies, including those pertaining to Collections. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

Guest editors: 
Hong Hao, Curtin University, Australia
Kaiming Bi, Curtin University, Australia

  1. A novel shape memory alloy wires-based smart roller bearing (SMA-RBs) has been developed and its cyclic behavior under reverse cyclic loadings has been experimentally investigated. However, its efficacy and pe...

    Authors: Shuai Li, Hedayati Dezfuli Farshad, Jing Quan Wang and M. Shahria Alam
    Citation: Advances in Bridge Engineering 2022 3:14
  2. A new self-centering concrete bridge column has been developed by the authors. The proposed bridge column uses unstressed partially unbonded seven-wire steel strands as elastic elements to reduce the residual ...

    Authors: Yu-Chen Ou, Jhen-Wei Wu and Ade Yuniati Pratiwi
    Citation: Advances in Bridge Engineering 2022 3:13
  3. Coastal bridges are susceptible to severe damage when subjected to successive earthquake-tsunami events. Previous studies mainly consider the tsunami loadings as hydrodynamic forces, whereas other hydrodynamic...

    Authors: Ruiwei Feng, Deming Zhu and You Dong
    Citation: Advances in Bridge Engineering 2022 3:10
  4. Non-stationary spatially variable ground motions (SVGMs) are commonly modelled as multivariate oscillatory processes based on evolutionary power spectral density (EPSD) functions. The existing conditional simu...

    Authors: Jubin Lu, Liang Hu, Zili Xia and Songye Zhu
    Citation: Advances in Bridge Engineering 2022 3:8