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.
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.
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