The Open Civil Engineering Journal


ISSN: 1874-1495 ― Volume 11, 2017

Editor-in-Chief:

Dong-S. Jeng
Griffith School of Engineering
Griffith University
Brisbane
Australia


Co-Editors:

Hong Guan
Griffith School of Engineering
Griffith University
Brisbane
Australia

Hong Zhang
Griffith School of Engineering
Griffith University
Brisbane
Australia

Gabriele Milani (Biography
Gabriele Milani

Gabriele Milani is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano (2014-present) with habilitation as Full Professor (2017). His research focuses on masonry modeling and safety assessment of historic masonry in seismic area. He works on FEM limit analysis, rubber vulcanization and seismic isolation. He has been awarded with a Telford Premium (2012) by ICE, a Bathe Award (2014) and a most cited author diploma for a paper in Computers and Structures (2006). He has co-authored more than 130 ISI papers. He is EIC of a Journal (International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation) and co-editor of a journal generalist for Civil Engineering.

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Department of Architecture, Built environment and Construction engineering ABC
Technical University of Milan
Milan
Italy


Associate Editors:

Reza Kianoush
Department of Civil Engineering
Ryerson University
Toronto , ON
Canada

Giuseppe Vairo (Biography
Giuseppe Vairo

Giuseppe Vairo is Professor of Mechanics of Solids and Structures at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy), where he achieved the PhD in Structural Engineering on 2002 and the Master Degree (summa com laude) in Mechanical Engineering on 1998. He was Visiting Professor at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Sorbonne Universités, Paris) on 2016 in the framework of the PACHA Program (Programme d’Accueil de Chercheurs de HAut niveau). Main research topics: structural modelling, computational mechanics, fluid-structure interaction and aeroelasticity, long-span bridges, composite materials, nanoporous materials, plasticity, tensegrity structures, biomechanics. Author of more than 150 publications (more than 70 peer-reviewed), many lectures in international and national congresses, 2 European Patents.

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Department of Civil Engineering & Computer Science
University of Rome
Rome
Italy


Editorial Board Members:

A.C. Altunışık (Biography
A.C. Altunışık

Ahmet Can Altunışık is an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering of the Karadeniz Technical University since 2011. He obtained a BSc and PhD with concentration in structural identification of highway bridges using experimental and analytical methods from Karadeniz Technical University (Turkey). His research focuses on experimental modal analyses, finite element analyses, damage detection, structural health monitoring, structural dynamic, earthquake engineering, and historical masonry structures. He has authored more than 200 scientific publications mainly on peer-reviewed international index journals and conference proceedings.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Karadeniz Technical University
Trabzon
Turkey

L. Di Palma (Biography
L. Di Palma

Associate Professor in the field of Materials Science and Technology, Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome. Ph.D. in Industrial Chemical Processes. He is the author of more than 110 publications on international journal or national and/or international conferences proceedings, in the fields of Applied Chemistry, Material Technology and Waste and Wastewater treatment. Since 2002 he has been the coordinator of several Research Programs funded by National or International Agencies or Enterprises. He has been the member of The Steering Committe of several international and national Conferences.

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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica
Universita La Sapienza
via Eudossiana
Italy

R. Jankowski (Biography
R. Jankowski

Dr. Robert Jankowski obtained his PhD degree (doctorate) from the University of Tokyo (Japan) and DSc degree (habilitation) from the Gdansk University of Technology (Poland). He also holds the title of professor granted by the President of Poland. Currently Dr. Robert Jankowski is a Professor (Full Professor) at the Gdansk University of Technology (Poland). He has published more than 250 scientific papers and conference articles in the filed of civil engineering.

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Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Gdansk University of Technology
Gdansk
Poland

A. Kaveh (Biography
A. Kaveh

Kaveh , Ali is professor of structural engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology. He obtained his PhD (1974) from Imperial College, London, and DTech Bauwesen (1993) from TU-Wien. His honors include the Memorable Scientist of Iran and Gold Medal of Education. He is a fellow of the Iranian Academy of Sciences, fellow of the World Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and member of 10 other scientific societies, founder and editor of more than 5 scientific journals and advisory member of many journals and conferences. He has published 550 scientific journal papers, 150 conference paper, 24 books in Farsi and 8 books in English.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Iran University of Science and Technology
Tehran
Iran

J. Kumar (Biography
J. Kumar

Jyant Kumar PhD, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. SCOPUS - Author ID: Author ID: 7201861873; h-index: 20 Academic Rank – Professor in the Geotechnical Engineering. Works in the area of Computational Geomechanics, Soil Dynamics and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Geophysics, Numerical simulation to assess the stability of tunnels. Published more than about 150 papers in several top class International Journals. Editorial Member of several International Journals. Guided successfully a more than a dozen PhD students.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore
India

M. Latour (Biography
M. Latour

Massimo Latour got his PhD at the University of Salerno in 2011with a thesis entitled "Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Dissipative Beam-to-Column Joints in Moment Resisting Steel Frames”. In the same year, he became a post-doctoral fellow at Salerno where he is currently working and teaching civil engineering with professorship contracts. He is heavily involved in experimental and theoretical research. His contribution to the scientific community is demonstrated by the works published in peer-reviewed journals and in national and international conferences. His research activity mainly deals with seismic design, connections’ behavior, wooden and steel structures, finite element modeling and the development of strategies for supplemental damping in seismic zone.

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Department of Civil Engineering
University of Salerno
Salerno
Italy

C-Tai Ng (Biography
C-Tai Ng

Dr. Alex Ching-Tai Ng is currently Senior Lecturer at University of Adelaide. He earned his B.Eng with First-class honours and M.Phil from City University of Hong Kong, and PhD from The University of Queensland. He specialises in fundamental and applied research in structural health monitoring (SHM). His research interests include SHM, guided wave non-destructive evaluation, system identification, engineering reliability and risk analysis and composite materials. He is interested in applying SHM techniques to different engineering areas.

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School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide
Australia

Y. Shindo (Biography
Y. Shindo

Dr. Shindo received his Doctor of Engineering from Tohoku University in 1977. He is currently a President of Tohoku Polytechnic College and an Emeritus Professor of Tohoku University. Dr. Shindo also served on the Board of Editors of International Journal of Solids and Structures and as the Editor in Chief of Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, and is currently serving as the Editor in Chief of The Open Mechanical Engineering Journal and Editor in Chief of International Journal of Metallugical & Materials Engineering, and on the Advisory Board of Acta Mechanica, the International Editorial Board of AES Technical Reviews International Journal, the Editorial Advisory Board of The Open Civil Engineering Journal/The Open Textile Journal/The Open Conference Proceeding Journal/The Open Physics Journal (formerly The Open Mechanics Journal), the Editorial Board of many scientific journals.

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Department of Materials Processing
Tohoku University
Sendai
Japan

A. Tena-Colunga (Biography
A. Tena-Colunga

Dr. Tena-Colunga obtained his MSc. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently he is a Professor at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco in Mexico City. He is Member of the Mexican Academy of Engineering since 2000 and member of the National System of Researchers of Mexico since 1993. He has published more than 300 scientific publications. He is a member of the Committee for the Seismic Design Regulations for Building Structures for the Manual of Civil Works, a model building code of Mexico.

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Departamento de Materiales
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco
Ciudad de México
Mexico

J. Tamošaitienė
Department of Construction Technology and Management
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Vilnius
Lithuania

F. Bombardelli
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California
Davis, CA
USA

P. Boisse
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon ( INSA )
Villeurbanne
France

J.R. Casas
School of Civil Engineering
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Barcelona
Spain

A. Climent
Dipartimento de Mecánica de Estructuras
Universidad de Granada
Granada
Spain

L.R. Dharani
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Rolla, MO
USA

A.W. Jayawardena
Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

A.S.K. Kwan
School of Engineering
Cardiff University
Cardiff
UK

H. Mang
Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures
Vienna University of Technology
Karlsplatz
Austria

G.De. Matteis
Department of Architecture and Industrial Design
University of Campania
Aversa
Italy

A. Mittal
Department of Chemistry
An Institution of National Importance
Bhopal
India

H.-Y. Shu
Department of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering
Hungkuang University
Taiwan

W.G. Strupczewski
Institute of Geophysics
Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw
Poland

F. Wu
Department of Environmental Science
Wuhan University
Wuhan
China

C.E. Chalioris (Biography
C.E. Chalioris

Constantin E. CHALIORIS, Civil engineer, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor in Reinforced Concrete (RC), Director of the Structural Engineering Division, Civil Engineering Dept., Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. Teaching: 8 undergraduate, 3 postgraduate courses. Supervisor of 5 PhDs. Reviewer in 50 peer-reviewed International journals. Research experiences: Design-Analysis of RC structures; Testing; Repair/Strengthening techniques (resin injections, FRPs, SCC, Jacketing); Torsional-Shear analysis; Steel-Fibrous-Concrete; Damage detection and real-time structural integrity assessment of RC members using piezoelectric sensors. Author or co-author of over 90 journal, chapters in books and conference papers. Over 400 citations (excluding self-citations). h-index: 11 (Scopus), 13 (Google Scholar) – May 2017.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Democritus University of Thrace
Xanthi
Greece

E. Grande (Biography
E. Grande

Ernesto Grande is Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at University Gugliemo Marconi in Rome. His research activity, testified by numerous papers published on both international journals and conference proceedings, focuses on different topics of Civil Engineering. Among these: experimental and F.E. modeling of masonry and RC structures strengthened by FRP materials; seismic design and dynamic analysis of steel structures; dynamic identification and damage detection of structures; innovative approaches for the optimization of grid shell structures. He has been involved in research activities carried out in the context of both international committees (RILEM-TC223-MSC) and Italian research programs (RELUIS-task 3.1).

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Department of Sustainability Engineering
University of Guglielmo Marconi
Rome
Italy

M.A.M. Johari (Biography
M.A.M. Johari

Megat Azmi Megat Johari (M.A. Megat Johari) is currently a Professor at the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He obtained his MSc and PhD from the University of Leeds. His research focusses on the broad area of concrete materials and technology with emphasis on supplementary cementitious materials, high strength and high performance concrete, alkaline activated binders and geopolymers, as well as concrete repair, evaluation and retrofitting. He has supervised 15 PhD and 9 MSc students. He has published more than 40 papers in ISI indexed journals.

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School of Civil Engineering
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Pulau Pinang
Malaysia

S. Kenai (Biography
S. Kenai

Said KENAI is currently a Professor of concrete technology and building materials at the civil engineering department, University Saâd Dahleb-Blida1, Algeria. He obtained his PhD from the University of Leeds (UK) in 1988. He is the chairman of the civil engineering research laboratory, a member of ACI, a founding member of the African Materials Research Society (MRS-Africa) and a member of RILEM TC-ISC (In situ strength assessment of concrete). His main research interests include concrete durability, cement replacement materials, reuse of waste, earth constructions, self-compacting concrete and repair and strengthening of structures.

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Civil Engineering Department
University of Blida
Blida
ALGERIA

D. Ngoduy (Biography
D. Ngoduy

Dong Ngoduy obtained his Ph.D. degree in traffic flow theory and simulation from the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 2006. He currently leading the Connected Traffic and Complex Systems Lab at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), which looks into modelling and managing the operations of heterogeneous intelligent traffic flow in networks. In addition, Professor Ngoduy has published over 80 papers in the field, served as Associate Editor of Transportmetrica Part A: Transport Science and Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, is an editorial board member in the Open Transportation journal, and acts as a member of the EPSRC (the UK Research Council) peer-review college. His research pursues the development of traffic flow theory in networks. These include the modelling and analysis of the dynamics of traffic flow in time and space, for example, the formation and dissipation of traffic congestion, the propagation of stop-and-go traffic jams, applying advanced methodologies in traffic state estimation techniques, and information and communication technologies (ICT) to traffic management.

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Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
University of Canterbury
Canterbury
New Zealand

L. Li (Biography
L. Li

Dr. Li is a registered engineer in Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). He is an Associate Professor of Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Li is the author or co-author of 95 journal and conference papers. He is reviewer of more than 17 refereed journals. Over the years, Dr. Li is particularly active in numerical modeling and analytical solution development for the design of backfilled openings (mine stopes, trenches, silos, retaining walls, etc.).

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Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering
École Polytechnique de Montréal
Montréal, QC
Canada

J. Niu (Biography
J. Niu

Dr. Jianlei Niu is Professor of Building Environment and Energy, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Design, The University of Sydney. He was a Chair Professor at Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Taishan Scholar of Shandong Jianzhu University. He received his BSc and MSc from Tsinghua University and PhD from Delft University of Technology. He also had an industrial R&D experience in UK. Dealing with turbulence modelling and CFD (computational fluid dynamics), he has published over 200 technical papers and gave numerous invited lectures. He has successfully supervised over ten PhD students.

He serves an editor-in-chief of the Elsevier journal Energy and Buildings.

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Department of Building Services
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon
Hong Kong

I.F.C. Smith (Biography
I.F.C. Smith

Ian F.C. Smith is Professor of Structural Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland. He received his PhD from Cambridge University, UK in 1982. His research interests are on intersections of computer science with structures and urban systems. In 2004, he was elected to the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences and in 2005, he received the Computing in Civil Engineering Award from the ASCE. He is currently a Principal Investigator in the Singapore-ETH Future Cities Laboratory and since 2011, he is an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, USA.

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School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Lausanne
Switzerland

B. Wang (Biography
B. Wang

Professor Baolin Wang received his PhD degree from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) of China in 1998. He was subsequently promoted from lecturer (April 1998–October 1999), associate professor (November 1999–June 2002) to full professor (since July 2002) in the same institute. He was a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow (2000) with Shizuoka University in Japan, ARC Australian Research Fellow with Sydney University (2003), ARC Future Fellow with the University of New South Wales (2010). His research interests cover fracture mechanics of advanced materials, computational mechanics, thermal stress and micro/nano- mechanics. He has coauthored three books and more than 200 SCI journal papers.

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Graduate School at Shenzhen
Harbin Institute of Technology
Harbin
China

E. Artioli
Department of Civil Engineering and Computer Science
University of Rome - Tor Vergata via del Politecnico
Rome
Italy

C. Basaran
Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
USA

J.M. Cabrero
Department of Building Services, Construction and Structures
Universidad de Navarra
Navarra
Spain

C.G. Chiorean
Department of Structural Mechanics
Technical University of Cluj Napoca
Cluj Napoca
Romania

S. Dimova
Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen
European Laboratory for Structural Assessment
Ispra
Italy

S. Ivorra
Dpto. Ingeniería de la Construcción
Universidad de Alicante
Alicante
Spain

S. Kalogirou
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences and Engineering
Cyprus University of Technology
Limassol
Cyprus

F.J.-F Lu
Department of Civil Engineering
Jiangsu University
Zhenjiang
China

G. Maier
Technical University (Politecnico) of Milan
Milan
Italy

R. Melnik
MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, ON
Canada

H. Rubin
Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa
Israel

V. Sladek
Institute of Construction and Architecture
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Bratislava
Slovakia

P.C.G. da S. Vellasco
Structural Engineering Department
State University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil


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