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Load Evaluation and Condition Assessment for Coastal Bridges

About this Collection:
With the economic development, population expansion, and resource exploitation in coastal zones, large and long bridges, serving as backbones by connecting coastal communities, are constantly emerging. The complex coastal environment, occasionally accompanied with unexpected high storm surge, huge waves, and strong current and wind, brought by extreme coastal natural events such as tropical cyclones, has ever brought catastrophic damage to coastal communities and many lessons have been learned from these disasters. To conquer the extraordinary challenges brought forward to the coastal infrastructures by these undesirable natural events and ensure the structural safety and management, the properties and mechanisms of coastal related loadings, as well as corresponding structural behaviors, should be adequately comprehended. To this end, recent progress addressing load evaluation and condition assessment for coastal bridges are welcome for this specific issue.

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Guest editors: 
Guoji Xu, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Kai Wei, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Teng Wu, University at Buffalo, USA
You Dong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Zhengshun Cheng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

  1. Coastal highway bridge is an essential component of the transportation system but threatened by natural hazards such as hurricanes. Damaged highway bridges result in not only transportation disruption, but als...

    Authors: Deming Zhu, Yaohan Li, You Dong and Peng Yuan
    Citation: Advances in Bridge Engineering 2021 2:10
  2. There is a debate over whether the sea-crossing bridges undergo dynamic motions when exposed to wave loads. In order to verify the dynamic effect of the tower of sea-crossing bridge under wave load, an experim...

    Authors: Zhou Daocheng, Zhang Bo, Xue Sisi, Wei Chengxun and Ou Jinping
    Citation: Advances in Bridge Engineering 2021 2:9
  3. An accurate frequency domain model is proposed to analyze the seismic response of uniform vertical cylinders with arbitrary cross section surrounded by water. According to the boundary conditions and using the...

    Authors: Mi Zhao, Xiaojing Wang, Piguang Wang, Chao Zhang and Xiuli Du
    Citation: Advances in Bridge Engineering 2021 2:5
  4. With the increasing demand for land transportation in coastal areas, the number of sea-crossing bridges has increased rapidly. In the construction of sea-crossing bridges, the elevated pile cap foundation is o...

    Authors: Kai Wei, Cong Zhou, Mingjin Zhang, Zilong Ti and Shunquan Qin
    Citation: Advances in Bridge Engineering 2020 1:21
  5. Coastal highway bridges are usually supported by pile foundations that are submerged in water and embedded into saturated soils. Such sites have been reported susceptible to scour hazard and probably liquefied...

    Authors: Xiaowei Wang, Yutao Pang and Aijun Ye
    Citation: Advances in Bridge Engineering 2020 1:19
  6. The box-girder superstructure of coastal bridges is vulnerable to wave-induced damage in the case of small clearances. The analytical method for estimating the wave forces on the box-girder superstructure of c...

    Authors: Bo Huang, Qingyang Ren, Xiaolu Cui, Jiawei Zhang and Bing Zhu
    Citation: Advances in Bridge Engineering 2020 1:16