Special issue on seismic performance of underground structures

Published 29 November, 2021

Urban underground structures, especially tunnels, subways and pipeline systems, are crucial parts of the infrastructure of modern society. By the end of 2020, China had opened rail transit operations in 44 cities covering a total distance of 7,773 km. Historically, underground infrastructure has experienced less damage than surface structures when earthquakes strike. However, recent events, such as the Osaka-kobe earthquake (1995) and the Wenchuan earthquake (2008), have challenged that perception.

In this special issue, we welcome experiments and analysis; a combination that will strengthen our understanding of the impact that earthquakes can have on underground structures and help to improve the safety of users.

Topics covered:

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Experimental investigation of the seismic response of underground structures.
  • Seismic response and damage of underground structures under different adverse soil conditions.
  • Stability of underground structures in the seabed under seismic loadings.
  • The seismic input method for underground structures.
  • Seismic response of site and earthquake record analysis.

Important deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 31 March 2022
  • First review round: 30 April 2022
  • Issue date: October-December 2022

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select Special issue on seismic performance of underground structures on submission. You can contact the editorial office with questions at era-2021@outlook.com or era@seis.ac.cn.

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