Shock and Vibration

Innovative Technologies for Reducing Structural Vibrations due to Natural Events and Human Activities


Lead Editor

1University of Naples Parthenope, Naples, Italy

2Denmark Technical University (DTU), Copenaghen, Denmark

3University of Girona, Girona, Spain

4University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Innovative Technologies for Reducing Structural Vibrations due to Natural Events and Human Activities


The need for effective structural control systems able to improve the performance of new and existing structures against service and extreme loads is ever growing. Indeed, over the last few decades the reduction of unwanted dynamics became a field at which intense research effort has been devoted and significant developments have been achieved by major research groups worldwide.

This special issue aims at networking novel researches concerning complex and edge-technology systems and methodologies addressed to vibration control of civil structures subjected to natural actions, such as earthquakes, wind, and rain, as well as to dynamic loading induced by human activities, such as dancing, aerobics, or walking.

It intends to attract and collect novel contributions coming from different area of research, drawing a multidisciplinary state of the art about the involved topics, while providing the readers with the latest research and more significant application achievements in the field. This special issue also seeks to stimulate the interaction between research groups involved in closely related research activities, sometimes overly compartmentalized because they referred to structural control against a specific dynamic action rather than another. In this regard, innovative solutions for structural control aiming at mitigating multihazard risk will be strongly appreciated within this special issue.

Authors are encouraged to submit original research articles as well as review papers.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Structural control:
    • Passive, active, and semiactive control schemes and implementations
    • Analytical and numerical modelling of new materials, devices, or technologies
    • Theoretical and algorithmic developments in feedback control
    • Wireless control schemes
    • Control, models, and numerical strategies for hybrid testing
    • Damping and base isolation systems
  • Smart materials and structures:
    • Sensors, actuators, and devices
    • Intelligent materials
    • Physical and semiphysical models
    • Energy harvesting
    • Self-adaptive structures
    • Bioinspired systems
  • Applications:
    • Bridges and footbridges structures
    • Civil engineering, infrastructure systems, and historical structures
    • Architecture
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Marine structures
    • Wind energy systems


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2181509
  • - Editorial

Innovative Technologies for Reducing Structural Vibrations due to Natural Events and Human Activities

Nicola Caterino | Christos T. Georgakis | ... | Julian Londono Monsalve
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5375309
  • - Research Article

Hybrid Vibration Control under Broadband Excitation and Variable Temperature Using Viscoelastic Neutralizer and Adaptive Feedforward Approach

João C. O. Marra | Eduardo M. O. Lopes | ... | Walter Antônio Gontijo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9739217
  • - Research Article

The Behaviour of Mistuned Piezoelectric Shunt Systems and Its Estimation

M. Berardengo | S. Manzoni | M. Vanali
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2596923
  • - Research Article

An Updated Analytical Structural Pounding Force Model Based on Viscoelasticity of Materials

Qichao Xue | Chunwei Zhang | ... | Jingcai Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3253178
  • - Research Article

Analysis of Free Pendulum Vibration Absorber Using Flexible Multi-Body Dynamics

Emrah Gumus | Atila Ertas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2959763
  • - Research Article

Performance Analysis of a Magnetorheological Damper with Energy Harvesting Ability

Guoliang Hu | Yun Lu | ... | Weihua Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6397803
  • - Research Article

Seismic Proofing Capability of the Accumulated Semiactive Hydraulic Damper as an Active Interaction Control Device with Predictive Control

Ming-Hsiang Shih | Wen-Pei Sung
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2605839
  • - Research Article

Mechanism Analysis and Parameter Optimization of Mega-Sub-Isolation System

Xiangxiu Li | Ping Tan | ... | Aiwen Liu
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