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Damage mechanism and control for bridges in earthquake

About this Collection:
Bridges play the important roles in the transportation network. Severe damage of bridges in earthquake will cause the long-term interruption of transportation, which not only brings direct economic losses, but also seriously affects post-earthquake rescue and reconstruction. In order to cope with the huge challenge of earthquakes to the safety and normal function of bridge structures and improve the anti-earthquake capability of transportation infrastructure, it is necessary to extensively understand the characteristics of ground motions, the nonlinear seismic response, and damage evolution mechanisms of bridges under earthquakes, and propose the advanced anti-seismic technologies. According to the above urgent needs, this special issue is established and jointly organized by Key Laboratory of Seismic Engineering Technology of Sichuan Province. 

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: 
Canhui Zhao, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Peng Pan, Tsinghua University, China
Aijun Ye, Tongji University, China
Cancan Yang, McMaster University, Canada
Kailai Deng, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

  1. In the seismic design of long-span bridges, the classic bi-linear model was used to simulate the frictional restoring force of the rubber bearings. However, in actual earthquake, the rubber bearing suffered fl...

    Authors: Man Liao, Bin Wu, Xianzhi Zeng and Kailai Deng
    Citation: Advances in Bridge Engineering 2021 2:19
  2. The box girder of the Miaoziping Bridge, a three-span prestressed concrete continuous rigid-frame bridge, suffered a serious crack in its box section’s web near the 1/6 to 1/2 length of the side span and the m...

    Authors: Lei Tong, Rongxia Wang and Dongsheng Wang
    Citation: Advances in Bridge Engineering 2021 2:17
  3. Skew bridges with seat-type abutments are frequently unseated in earthquakes due to large transverse displacements at their acute corners. It is believed these large displacements are due to in-plane rotation ...

    Authors: Suiwen Wu, Junfeng Jia, Chiyu Jiao, Junfei Huang and Jianzhong Li
    Citation: Advances in Bridge Engineering 2021 2:22
  4. The objective of this paper is to expediently expose the seismic performance pertinent to demand and capacity of general long-span suspension bridges crossing active faults. Firstly three dimensional finite el...

    Authors: Hongyu Jia, Kang Jia, Caizhi Sun, Yanqiang Li, Chao Zhang and Shixiong Zheng
    Citation: Advances in Bridge Engineering 2021 2:16
  5. This paper proposes a novel twin-column pier with a steel shear link (SSL) installed in the cap beam to reduce seismic damage in the transverse direction. The SSL interrupts the rigid cap beam and relieves the...

    Authors: Weiting Chen, Xuemeng Bai, Tengfei Xu, Shanshan Ke, Kailai Deng and Haiqing Xie
    Citation: Advances in Bridge Engineering 2021 2:11
  6. Simply-supported bridges are vulnerable to surface fault rupture as evidenced by several fault-crossing bridges in the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake. To investigate the seismic collapse mechanism of simply-supported...

    Authors: Yuanzheng Lin, Zhouhong Zong, Jin Lin, Yale Li and Yiyan Chen
    Citation: Advances in Bridge Engineering 2021 2:8
  7. Economical laminated elastomeric bearings are well-adopted options for load transmission components of bridges from superstructure to substructure. In most cases, the design of such elastomeric bearings primar...

    Authors: Nailiang Xiang, Yoshiaki Goto, M. Shahria Alam and Jianzhong Li
    Citation: Advances in Bridge Engineering 2021 2:14