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.
Hong Hao, Curtin University, Australia
Kaiming Bi, Curtin University, Australia