Special Issue on Seismic performance of tunnels: from experiments to analysis
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 3区
• 小类 : 结构与建筑技术 - 3区
• 小类 : 工程：土木 - 2区
Tunnels are one of cities’ and nations’ critical lifelines in the modern World, transporting people, water, electricity, goods and energy. They are an essential part of the infrastructure that serves the public and therefore are critical to society’s health, wealth and well-being. The impacts of global urbanization and Climate Change are forcing nations to look towards underground space for their future infrastructure and hence, tunnel construction is proliferating around the Globe, including in seismic active areas.
Recent earthquakes, such as e.g., the Wechuan 2014 earthquake, have challenged the previous perception that underground structures are less vulnerable to earthquakes than above-ground structures. As a consequence, more papers are being published in the subject, and the interest is gathering momentum.
In this Special Issue we are planning to collect papers that improve the understanding of tunnels under seismic loading using observations (in the laboratory or in the field) and analysis (both analytical and numerical).Papers based on numerical or analytical models only will not be considered.
The topics include, but are not limited to:
• Field case studies, including monitoring systems.
• Laboratory experiments such as: centrifuge, shaking table of other full-scale and physical model testing.
• Retrofitting and protection techniques to prevent and repair earthquake damage.
• Numerical models supported by observations from experiments or field case studies.
• Performance-based design of tunnels supported by experiments.
• Effects of degradation of tunnel lining and/or surrounding ground on tunnel performance.