Special Issue "Seismic Resilient Infrastructures"
A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019) | Viewed by 13479
Interests: transportation geotechnics; earthquake geotechnics; constitutive modeling of granular media; finite elements
Interests: geotechnical earthquake engineering; seismic earth pressure problems; stability of municipal solid waste landfills; rock mechanics; slope stability analysis; landslides; numerical methods; pattern recognition problems
Interests: geotechnical earthquake engineering; ground improvement techniques; transport geotechnics; characterization of geo-materials; in-situ testing; instrumentation; retaining structures; constitutive and numerical modeling
Interests: geotechnics; earthquake geotechnical engineering; geomechanics problems—numerical and analytical modelling (FEM, FDM, DEM, etc.); reinforced soil wall and slopes; ground engineering; waterfront retaining structures
Due to ever-growing population, urbanization drives the demand for safe and sustainable infrastructure. Urban development and associated infrastructure investments are major sources of growth. However, earthquakes are one of nature’s most destructive hazards, able to cause substantial amount of damage to infrastructure in a very short period of time. Earthquakes contribute to serious losses, not only through direct vibratory damages to infrastructures, but also indirectly through triggering of secondary effects, such as settlement, liquefaction, landslides, tsunamis, flooding, tectonic subsidence, uplift and fires. Infrastructure systems vulnerable to earthquake hazards can be replaced, retrofitted, abandoned, or simply left alone. Appropriate seismic risk analyses and mitigation techniques are crucial to manage the impact of earthquakes on both existing and planned infrastructure. Retrofitting of infrastructures to improve seismic resilience while shifting the focus from risk-based to resilience-based approaches will ensure continuous functionality throughout their life. Various mechanistic and diagnostic approaches can be adopted for the seismic design to ensure both safety and sustainability. Infrastructure planning and design must evaluate risks and uncertainties while adopting innovative resilient materials as seismological, technological and human systems interact in increasingly uncertain and complex ways. A proper disaster management program can enhance the capacity to prepare for earthquakes in order to reduce the overall exposure and associated impacts.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present the current state-of-the-art knowledge in the fundamental as well as applied research addressing the effects of earthquakes on infrastructure system. The Special Issue will cover the innovative approaches to seismic design and new technologies for improving resiliency of infrastructures in an era of unprecedented earthquake events. We invite contributions from all infrastructure sectors, i.e., structure, transport, water, and energy. This Special Issue will accept various novel and original research topics related to infrastructure systems, including, but not limited to:
- Disaster management
- Soil dynamics and earthquake engineering
- Risks and uncertainty
- Infrastructure systems
- Innovative resilient materials
- Mechanistic and diagnostics approaches
- Structural health monitoring
- Seismic hazard analysis
- Resilience and risk mitigation
- Seismic retrofitting
- Dynamic soil structure interaction
- Sustainably-resilient structures
Dr. Sanjay Nimbalkar
Dr. Anindya Pain
Dr. Qingsheng Chen
Dr. Mohd Ahmad Syed
Manuscript Submission Information
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- risk mitigation
- disaster management
- risk assessment