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Risk, Reliability, and Uncertainty Quantification of Structural Systems Subjected to Shock and Vibration

Call for Papers

Deterministic analysis methods, even when they are based on detailed modeling, may not precisely reflect the reliability of engineering structures. The alternative is to perform risk analysis under the probabilistic assumption and propagate the uncertainty in different design variables. This is an important and crucial task, especially for structures subjected to shock and vibration. The design and analysis of ordinary structures subjected to single and multiple hazard dynamic loads are real-world related engineering applications: critical dams and nuclear power plants under hydrodynamic shock and earthquake impact; synoptic and nonsynoptic wind induced structural vibrations; vehicle-induced vibrations in bridges; wind, wave, and seismic impact on offshore structures and wind turbines; earthquake induced vibrations in structures; and so on.

In this special issue, we solicit high quality articles of original research focused on the state-of-the-art techniques and methods employed in risk, reliability, and uncertainty quantification in infrastructure systems, with or without control/mitigation devices, subjected to shock and vibration. We welcome both theoretical and application papers of high technical standard across various disciplines, thus facilitating awareness of techniques and methods in one area that may be applicable to other areas. We seek high-quality submissions of original research articles as well as review articles on all aspects related to risk, reliability, and uncertainty in shock and vibration applications, especially in relation to civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering, with emphasis on fundamental research that has a potential for practical application.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Safety, reliability, risk, and life-cycle performance of structures and infrastructures subjected to shock and vibration
  • Uncertainties associated with extreme return periods of wind and earthquake loadings acting on structures
  • Reliability considerations for wind turbines under multiple hazard dynamic loads
  • Risk, reliability, and uncertainty quantification in the evaluation of the response of structures to windstorms and earthquakes
  • Risk, reliability, and uncertainty quantification in passive, active, and semiactive structural control
  • Uncertainties in complex dynamic modeling and control of structures under multihazards
  • Reliability in structural monitoring under shock and vibrations
  • Modelling and analysis of metamaterials for vibration mitigation
  • Effects of passive, active, and semiactive structural control on reliability and sustainability of aging structures
  • Risk, reliability, and uncertainty in real-time hybrid simulation

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 27 April 2018
Publication DateSeptember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Aly M. Aly, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

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