Special Issue "Advanced Research in Seismic Resilience of Structures and Infrastructures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021).
Interests: civil engineering; earthquake engineering; passive control; structural health monitoring; base isolation; energy dissipation; wooden structures; vulnerability evaluation and retrofitting; seismic risk analysis; mitigation strategies; resilience and sustainability; experimental laboratory research and activities; smart structures; nonlinear structural analysis; seismic retrofitting
Interests: earthquake engineering; structural dynamics; base isolation; energy dissipation; seismic design of structures and infrastructures; seismic assessment and retrofitting of existing structures; fragility analysis; earthquake resilience of structures; experimental tests; nonlinear numerical analysis
Interests: earthquake engineering; structural dynamics; smart structures; structural health monitoring; structural damage detection; performance-based design; dynamic soil–structure interaction; nonlinear analyses; nonstructural elements; seismic assessment and retrofitting of existing structures; experimental tests
In recent years, several countries have experienced heavy damages produced by earthquakes on existing structures designed considering only gravity loads. In some cases, new structures designed according to recent international seismic codes have also exhibited inadequate levels of seismic performance, especially in terms of serviceability limit state. Moreover, most economic loss associated to earthquakes is often strongly correlated to damage of nonstructural elements. As structural vulnerability contributes to raising the seismic risk, a comprehensive model to quantify seismic resilience of structures is needed in order to estimate the capacity of integrated systems to rebound after severe earthquakes.
This Special Issue aims to collect high-quality papers on advanced research on seismic resilience of structures and infrastructures (including buildings, bridges, cultural heritage, strategic life lines, etc.) dealing with different topics. In particular, recent research on seismic input definition, influence of dynamic soil–structure interaction, structural retrofit, passive control of structures, structural health monitoring, damage detection, and new structural systems toward earthquake-resilient structures is welcome for this interdisciplinary Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Felice Carlo Ponzo
Dr. Antonio Di Cesare
Dr. Rocco Ditommaso
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- Damage detection
- Earthquake resilience
- Expected annual loss
- Fragility curves
- Non structural elements
- Seismic input definition
- Seismic retrofit of structures
- Seismic risk analyses
- Soil structures interaction
- Structural health monitoring