Special Issue "Advances in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering"

A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811). This special issue belongs to the section "Infrastructures and Structural Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Denise-Penelope N. Kontoni
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Department of Civil Engineering, University of the Peloponnese, 1 M. Alexandrou Str., Koukouli, GR-26334 Patras, Greece
Interests: structural dynamics; earthquake engineering; seismic isolation; structural vibration control; soil–structure interaction; finite element method; boundary element method; computer-aided structural analysis; elastodynamics; elastoplasticity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite your cutting-edge original research articles as well as high-quality review papers to this Special Issue on “Advances in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering”.

The increasing need for housing and infrastructures with the exponential population growth, especially in seismic-prone areas, raises the need to have earthquake-resistant structures.

The objective of this Special Issue is to bring together the most recent research trends and advances in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering to support the needs of professionals and researchers engaged in civil structures and infrastructures under a variety of external actions such as earthquakes, wind, vibrations, and extreme loads.

This Special Issue can serve as a source of high-impact publications for the global community of researchers in the traditional, as well as emerging, subdisciplines of structural dynamics and earthquake engineering.

Contributions in the following topics are welcome (but they need not be limited to this list):

  • Effects of dynamic loads on structures (earthquakes, wind, vibrations, extreme loads, etc.);
  • Linear and nonlinear methods of dynamic structural analysis;
  • Seismic response of buildings, bridges and other structures;
  • Seismic isolation of structures;
  • Passive vibration control strategies to mitigate the dynamic response of structures (tuned mass dampers, etc.);
  • Passive and active systems for earthquake protection;
  • Dynamic soil–structure interaction (SSI);
  • Investigation of earthquake-induced pounding between adjacent structures;
  • Methods for earthquake-resistant design and retrofit of structures;
  • Assessment, repair, and strengthening of existing structures, including historic structures and monuments;
  • Soil dynamics and foundations under seismic loads.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Denise-Penelope N. Kontoni
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • structural dynamics
  • earthquake engineering
  • dynamic structural analysis
  • seismic response of buildings, bridges and other structures
  • seismic isolation of structures
  • seismic mitigation
  • structural vibration control
  • damper device
  • tuned mass damper
  • passive and active systems for earthquake protection
  • dynamic soil–structure interaction (SSI)
  • earthquake-induced structural pounding
  • earthquake-resistant structures
  • seismic design and assessment of structures
  • repair and strengthening of structures
  • soil dynamics
  • foundations under seismic loads

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Assessment of the Seismic Response of CLT Shear Walls Using the EEGBW, a Bouc–Wen Class Predictive Model
Infrastructures 2021, 6(4), 55; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/infrastructures6040055 - 06 Apr 2021
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The paper presents an application of the Extended Energy-dependent Generalized Bouc–Wen model (EEGBW) to simulate the experimental cyclic response of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panels. The main objectives of the paper are assessing the sensitivity of the quadratic error between experimental and numerical data [...] Read more.
The paper presents an application of the Extended Energy-dependent Generalized Bouc–Wen model (EEGBW) to simulate the experimental cyclic response of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panels. The main objectives of the paper are assessing the sensitivity of the quadratic error between experimental and numerical data to the EEGBW parameters, showing the fitting performance of the EEGBW model in matching the experimental cyclic response of CLT panels, highlighting the stability of the model in nonlinear dynamic analysis with seismic excitation. The research proves that the considered Bouc–Wen class hysteresis model can reproduce the hysteretic response of structural arrangements characterized by pinching and degradation phenomena. The model exhibits significant stability in nonlinear dynamic analysis with seismic excitation. The model’s stability and versatility endorse its application to simulate structural systems’ dynamic response when Finite Element modelling might be an impractical choice. Full article
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Effect of Lintel Beam on Seismic Response of Reinforced Concrete Buildings with Semi-Interlocked and Unreinforced Brick Masonry Infills
Infrastructures 2021, 6(1), 6; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/infrastructures6010006 - 01 Jan 2021
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The primary focus of this study is to evaluate the nonlinear response of reinforced concrete (RC) frames with two types of brick infills viz., unreinforced brick masonry infill (URM) and semi-interlocked brick masonry infill (SIM) together with lintel beams, subjected to seismic loads. [...] Read more.
The primary focus of this study is to evaluate the nonlinear response of reinforced concrete (RC) frames with two types of brick infills viz., unreinforced brick masonry infill (URM) and semi-interlocked brick masonry infill (SIM) together with lintel beams, subjected to seismic loads. The seismic response is quantified in terms of response reduction factor and base shear. Infill walls are modeled using double strut nonlinear cyclic element. Nonlinear static adaptive pushover analysis is performed in the finite element program SeismoStruct. The response reduction factor (R) is computed from adaptive pushover analysis and performance for all models is obtained. The results showed that the average R factor of the RC framed structure with semi-interlocked masonry (SIM) is 1.31 times higher than the RC frame with unreinforced masonry (URM) infill. The R value of the bare frame with the lintel beam is found to be less than the corresponding value recommended in the Indian Standard Code. The results obtained in this study highlight that if the impacts of lintel beams and various brick infill scenarios are considered in the RC frames then the R values used for the design of RC frame buildings with infills would be underestimated (i.e., the evaluated R values are greater than the R values used for the design purpose). Full article
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