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Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering

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Disaster Management and Resilience in Engineering Structures

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31 December 2023

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Dong-Hui Yang, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
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Yongtao Bai, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
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Xiao-Mei Yang, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
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Ting-Hua Yi, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
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Disaster Management and Resilience in Engineering Structures

In-service engineering structures may inevitably suffer from damage and aging because they are subjected to loads, environmental actions, and extreme hazards such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and blast, etc. The damage and aging can lead to the structural functionality degradation, the failure of the bearing capacity, and seriously threaten the structure and human safety. For example, vehicle loads can induce high-cycle fatigue in bridge components, and chloride ion attack can cause steel corrosion. In terms of extreme natural disasters, more than 50 bridges were heavily destroyed by hurricane Katrina, a typical damage of which was the unseating or drifting of decks. Therefore, disaster management and resilience, which aim at reducing the risks in engineering structures through evaluating and improving the structural performance during the structure life-cycle, is of great significance to ensure the normal service of engineering structures.

This article collection welcomes novel contributions on disaster management and resilience enhancement, encompassing the theory, techniques, and methods on maintaining the structural suitability and safety throughout the structure life-cycle including design, construction, and operation. Topics of interest mainly include structural health monitoring techniques, non-destructive testing methods, and structural life-cycle analysis, vibration control strategies, seismic- and wind-resistant analysis, etc. These topics can involve the investigations of detecting structural anomalies, possible damage or deterioration, providing evidences for structural safety assessment, predicting the residual capacity of structures, and facilitating decision-making for structural maintenance and retrofit.  Possible contributions may include but not limited to innovations on:

  • Structural health monitoring techniques, covering data-driven anomaly detection, loading identification, modal identification, early-warning, etc.
  • Non-destructive testing methods, including physical property inspections of materials, components, or systems through ultrasonic, X-ray radiography, magnetic particle testing, and etc.
  • Load-bearing capacity evaluation of aged structures, concerning the serviceability limit state (the functionality and visual appearance of structures or user comfort) and durability limit state.
  • Life-cycle analysis of structures, including deterioration mechanisms, hazard identification, risk-based probabilistic analysis of structures subjected to multiple hazards, performance assessment and prediction considering uncertainties, structural life-cycle resilience, optimal maintenance and management strategies, etc.
  • Wind-resistant optimization design, wind-resistant performance and resilience evaluation, and wind-induced vibration control.
  • Seismic analysis, such as optimum design, fragility and risk assessment, control algorithms, isolating devices, disaster management analysis of structures subjected to earthquake loading.

Manuscripts published in the special collection can be original research, reviews, technical papers, and case studies.

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.