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Disaster Prevention and Mitigation for Coastal Bridges

With the economic development, population expansion, and resource exploitation in coastal areas, there is an increasing need for large sea-crossing bridge infrastructures to connect coastal communities. However, these bridges face significant challenges in the complex coastal environment, including extreme natural events like high storm surges, large waves, strong currents, powerful winds, and earthquakes. These events have ever caused devastating damage to coastal communities and infrastructures. To ensure the structural safety and effective operation of coastal bridges, it is imperative to comprehend the characteristics and behaviors of coastal-related loads. Recent advancements in disaster prevention and mitigation for coastal bridges have demonstrated notable progress in tackling these challenges. The encouraged topics, and beyond, are as follows:

  • Innovative design approaches
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Seismic effects
  • Reinforcement corrosion
  • Novel approaches to estimate extreme load and structural response
  • Probabilistic methods for calculating failure probabilities of coastal bridges
  • Structural health monitoring for coastal bridges
  • Coupling mechanism of multi-hazards and their cooperative protection

Schedule for the manuscript submission: until April 30, 2024.

Guest Editors:

Guoji Xu, Southwest Jiaotong University,

Kai Wei, Southwest Jiaotong University,

Teng Wu, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York,

You Dong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,

Zhengshun Cheng, Shanghai Jiaotong University,

Guest Editors for the Special Issue:

New Content Item (1)Dr. Guoji Xu, professor, works at the Department of Bridge Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree on Civil Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU) and then was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at NatHaz Modeling Laboratory, University of Notre Dame (UND). He is/was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Coasts, Oceans, Ports & Rivers Institute (COPRI), and the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics; committee member of the EMI (Engineering Mechanics Institute) Fluid Dynamics Committee (FDC); Engineering Editor (Early Career Editorial Board) for Natural Hazards Review, ASCE, Editorial Board member (ECEB) for Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Young Academic Editor for Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition) (JTTE), Yong Editorial Committee for Journal of Central South University (Science and Technology); organizer for special issues on several mainstream Civil Engineering journals.

New Content Item (1)Dr. Kai Wei is the recipient of the National Excellent Young Scientists Fund of China and currently works at the Department of Bridge Engineering of Southwest Jiaotong University. Prior to joining Southwest Jiaotong, he worked as a post-doctoral research associate for one year at Northeastern University in Boston (2015-2016) and for two years at University of Massachusetts in Amherst (2013-2015), where he focused on the risk assessment of offshore wind turbine. He received his Ph.D. (2013) and B.S. (2007) in Bridge Engineering from Tongji University. His interests include extreme wave loading on structures, seismic analyses of deep-water bridges, bridge scour, probabilistic modeling of natural hazards, etc. Dr. Wei is the principal investigator of three NSFC projects related to coastal bridges and has been responsible for the consulting service of two super long-span bridges, including Changtai Yangze River Bridge and Xihoumen Rail-cum-Road Bridge. He has published one book and more than 100 journal papers, and served as reviewer for many journals, including Journal of Bridge Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Engineering Structures, etc.

New Content Item (1)Dr. Teng Wu is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo (UB). Wu has made significant contributions to development of analytical and computational methods focusing on nonlinear and transient structural aerodynamics, performance-based wind design, and community resilience to hurricane (wind, rain and surge hazards). His contributions have been recognized through the 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship, 2014 American Association for Wind Engineering (AAWE) Best Paper Award, 2016 ASCE Alfred Noble Prize, 2017 International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE) Junior Award, 2017 AAWE Robert Scanlan Award, and 2018 International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Prize.

Wu currently serves as the Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE OPEN: Multidisciplinary Journal of Civil Engineering, IABSE Structural Engineering International, Frontiers in Built Environment-Wind Engineering and Science, and Intelligent Transportation Infrastructure. He is an Executive Board Member of IAWE, Member of AAWE Board of Directors, Board Member of International Joint Research Laboratory in Wind Engineering, Member of Academic Committee for International Joint Research Laboratory of Rail Transportation Safety, Member of TRB (Transportation Research Board) Committee on Rail Safety and Research Working Group of Committee on Extreme Weather and Climate Change Adaptation, and Member of US Resiliency Council-Wind Technical Advisory Committee. Wu serves on a number of ASCE committees including ASCE 7 Main Committee and Wind Load Subcommittee, Technical Council on Future Weather and Climate Extremes (Chair), ASCE AI in Transportation Committee (Co-Chair of Research Subcommittee), ASCE/EMI Fluid Dynamics Committee (Vice Chair), and ASCE/SEI Cable-Supported Bridges Committee (Chair). He also serves on ACI (American Concrete Institute) Committee 375-Performance-Based Design of Concrete Buildings for Wind Loads (Secretary) and ACI Subcommittee 318W-Wind Provisions (Structural Concrete Building Code). Wu has authored more than 100 articles published in highly respected journals of structural/wind engineering, and presented over 100 conference papers.

New Content Item (1)Dr. You Dong holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His primary area of research revolves around the design, evaluation, and intelligent maintenance of assets. Dr. Dong's work addresses the impact of deterioration, hazards, and climate change on engineering systems, with the aim of contributing to the development of future-generation infrastructure. The approach involves integrating risk assessment, resilience analysis, and sustainability principles into the design and life-cycle maintenance of assets. Furthermore, their research explores the potential of data-driven computational models, physics-guided deep learning methods, and digital twin technology to enhance intelligent maintenance practices. The scope of Dr. Dong's recent applications encompasses various domains, including civil infrastructure, energy systems (such as wind turbines), networks (including transportation and cyber-physical systems), and interdependent infrastructure systems.

New Content ItemDr. Zhengshun Cheng has been an associate professor at the State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Shanghai, China since May 2019. Prior to this, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. He received a Master's degree and a Bachelor's degree in Ocean Engineering at SJTU in 2013 and 2010, respectively. In 2016 he completed his Ph.D. in Marine Technology at NTNU. Dr. Cheng’s research mainly focuses on the stochastic dynamics of marine structures, offshore wind technology, floating bridges, marine renewable energy, etc. He is the principal investigator of several research projects, including two NSFC projects. He received the Moan-Faltinsen Best Paper Award in 2017 and served as a session organizer in the ASME OMAE since 2019. He has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and conference papers and serves as a reviewer for more than 30 journal papers in the fields of ocean engineering and marine renewable energy.