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University of Connecticut School of Engineering Damage Modeling and Disaster Mitigation Laboratory (DM2L)

Publications


Selected Papers in Refereed Journals

In Press
  • Zhu, J., Zhang, W., Zheng, K.F., and Li, H.G.(2015) “Seismic Design of a Long Span Cable-Stayed Bridge with Fluid Viscous Dampers,”ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction.
  • Zhang, W., Ge, Y.J., Cai, C. S.(2014) “Application of Snapshot POD Analysis in Extracting Flow Structures around Bridge Decks,”Advances in Structural Engineering (Accepted)
  • 2015
  • Zhu, J., Zhang, W.(2015) “Coupled Analysis of Multi-impact Energy Harvesting from Low-Frequency Wind Induced Vibrations,”Smart Materials and Structures, 24,045007.doi:10.1088/0964-1726/24/4/045007.
  • Cai, C. S., Hu. J.X., Chen, S.R., Zhang, W., and Kong, X.(2015) “A coupled wind-vehicle-bridge system and its applications”. Wind and Structures, 20(2), 117-142.
  • 2014
  • Zhang, W., Cai, C. S., Pan, F., Zhang, Y. (2014) “Fatigue Life Estimation of Existing Bridges under Vehicle and Non-Stationary Hurricane Wind ”. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 133(10),pp. 135-145.
  • Pan, F.,Cai, C. S.,Zhang, W., Kong, B.(2014) “Refined finite element modeling and damage predictions of low-rise building envelopes under hurricane loads”. Wind and Structures, 18(6), 669-691.
  • Zhang, W., Yuan, H.(2014) “Corrosion Fatigue Effects on Life Estimation of Deteriorated Bridges under Vehicle Impacts”. Engineering Structures,71(7),128-136,doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.04.004.
  • Zhang, Y.,Cai, C. S.,Zhang, W.(2014) “Experimental study of a multi-impact energy harvester under low frequency excitations”. Smart Materials and Structures, 23, 055002, doi:10.1088/0964-1726/23/5/055002
  • 2013
  • Zhang, W., Cai, C. S., Pan, F. (2013) “Nonlinear fatigue damage assessment of existing bridges considering progressively deteriorated road conditions”. Engineering Structures, 56(11), 1922-1932. (SCI)(DOI)
  • Zhang, W., Cai, C. S., Pan, F. (2013) “Finite Element Modeling of Bridges with Equivalent Orthotropic Material Method for Multi-Scale Dynamic Loads”. Engineering Structures, 54(9), 82-93. (SCI)(DOI)
  • Cai, C. S., Zhang, W., Liu, X., Peng, W., Chen, S.R., Han, Y., Hu, J. (2013)“Framework of Wind-vehicle-bridge Interaction Analysis and Its Applications”. Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami, 7(3).(DOI)
  • Zhang, W., Cai, C. S., Pan, F. (2013)  “Fatigue Reliability Assessment for Long-span Bridges under Combined Dynamic Loads from Winds and Vehicles”. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering , 18(8),735-747.(SCI).(DOI)
  • Zhang, W., Cai, C. S. (2013)“Reliability Based Dynamic Amplification Factor on Stress Ranges for Fatigue Design of Existing Bridges”. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 18(6),538-552(SCI). (DOI)
  • Cai, C.S., Zhang, W., Deng, L., and Xia, M. (2013)“Performance Evaluation of Existing Bridges under Vehicle Dynamic Effects”. Advanced Material Research, 639-640(1),pp42-53.
  • Zhang, W., Ge, Y., and Cai, C. (2013). ”Evaluating Wind Loads on Bridge Decks Using Velocity Fields.” ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 139(3), 339–346.(SCI) (DOI)
  • Pan, F., Cai, C., and Zhang, W. (2013). ”Wind-Induced Internal Pressures of Buildings with Multiple Openings.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 139(3), 376–385.(SCI)(DOI)
  • 2012
  • Zhang, W., Cai, C.S. (2012). “Fatigue Reliability Assessment for Existing Bridges Considering Vehicle and Road Surface Conditions”, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 17(3),443-453.(SCI)(DOI)
  • 2005~2011
  • Zhang, W., Ge, Y.J. (2009). “Particle image velocimetry study and numerical simulation of turbulent near wake of square cylinder”, Journal of Tongji University, v 37, n 7, p 857-861+892.
  • Zhang, W., Ge, Y.J. (2009). “Evolution of unsteady aerodynamic forces for bodies from flow maps”, Engineering Mechanics, v 26, n 7, p 192-204.
  • Zhang, W., Ge, Y.J. (2009). “Flow-map mechanism of wind induced vibrations of H-shape bridge decks”, China Civil Engineering Journal, v 42, n 5, p 90-95.
  • Zhang, W., Ge, Y.J. (2009). “Flow field mechanism of wind induced vibration response of large span bridge influenced by guide vanes”, China Journal of Highway and Transport, v 22, n 3, p 52-57.
  • Zhang, W., Ge, Y.J. (2008). “Analysis method of vortex shedding from bridge decks based on the revised frozen turbulence hypothesis”, Journal of Tongji University, v36, n10, p 1307-1313.
  • Zhang, W., Ge, Y.J., Wei, Z.G., Yang, Y.X. (2008). “Experiments on vortex induced vibration of twin-box bridge sections in high and low Reynolds numbers”, Acta Aerodynamica Sinica, v 26, n 3, p 356-359.
  • Zhang, W., Wei, Z.G., Yang, Y.X., Ge, Y.J. (2008). “Comparison and analysis of vortex induced vibration for twin-box bridge sections based on experiments in different Reynolds numbers”, Journal of Tongji University, v 36, n 1, Jan., 2008, p6-11.
  • Zhang, W., Ge, Y.J, Yang, Y.X. (2007). “Research progress of cross correlation algorithms in particle image velocimetry”. Advances in Mechanics, v37, n3, p 428-442.
  • Yu, H.G., Ge, Y.J., Zhang, W., Yang, Y.X. (2007). “Calculation and analysis of static wind stability of long span concrete-filled steel tube arch bridge”, Bridge Construction, v2007, n2.
  • Zhang, W., Pan, F. (2005). “Secondary Stress Analysis of the Main Cable of Suspension Bridges”, Journal of Zhengzhou University (Engineering Science), v 26, n 4, p 29-33.
  • Refereed Conference Proceedings and Presentations

  • Pan, F., Cai, C.S., Zhang, W.(2014) “Vulnerability Assessment of Roof Sheathing under Hurricane Winds”. ASCE EMI 2014, Aug. 5-8, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Zhu, J., Zhang, W.(2014) “Analysis of A multi-impact wind and vibration energy harvester for civil infrastructures ”. ASCE EMI 2014, Aug. 5-8, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Zhu, J., Zheng, K.F. Zhang, W.(2014) “Parametric Study of Viscous Fluid Damper for Earthquake-protection of a Cable-stayed Bridge”. ASCE EMI 2014, Aug. 5-8, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Li, H.G. Zhang, W.(2014) “A 2D FSI algorithm for heart valve dynamics based on Lattice Boltzmann Equation”. ASCE EMI 2014, Aug. 5-8, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Zhang, W., Yuan, H., Cai, C.S.(2014) “Fatigue Reliability Assessment of Deteriorated Bridges under Vehicle Dynamic Effects”. ASCE Structural Congress 2014, Apr. 3-5, Boston, MA. (DOI)
  • Zhang, W. , Cai, C.S.,and Pan. F. (2013). “Bridge Fatigue Damage Assessment under Vehicle and Non-Stationary Hurricane Wind”. The 12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Jun. 16-20, 2013, Seattle, WA.
  • Pan. F., Cai, C.S., and Zhang, W. (2013). “Refined finite element modeling of a typical low-rise building for damage predictions under hurricane loads”. The 12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Jun. 16-20, 2013, Seattle, WA.
  • Cai, C.S.,Zhang, W. and Pan. F. (2012). “A Reliability-Based Fatigue Assessment of Existing Bridges under Vehicle and Wind Effects”. The First International Conference on Performance-based and Life-Cycle Structural Engineering, Dec. 5-7, 2012, Hong Kong, China.
  • Cai, C.S.,Zhang, W., Liu, X., Peng, W., Chen, S.R., Han, Y. and Hu, J.X. (2012) “Framework of Wind-Vehicle-Bridge Interaction Analysis and its Applications”. The 12th International Symposium on Structural Engineering. Nov. 17-19, 2012, Wuhan, China.
  • Cai, C.S., Zhang, W., Deng, L., and Xia, M. (2012)“Performance Evaluation of Existing Bridges under Vehicle Dynamic Effects”.International Conference on Engineering Education and Management Innovation, Nov. 3-4, 2012, Changsha, China.
  • Pan. F., Cai, C.S., and Zhang, W.(2013). “Refined modeling of a typical low-rise building under hurricane loads using finite element models”. CD proceeding of 3rd American Association for Wind Engineering Workshop, Aug 12-14, 2012, Hyannis, MA.
  • Zhang, W., Cai,C.S. and Pan, F. (2012). “Fatigue Reliability Assessment for Long-span Bridges under Combined Dynamic Loads from Winds and Vehicles”. Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Jun 18-20, 2012, South Bend, IN
  • Pan, F., Cai, C.S. and Zhang, W. (2012). “The database assisted damage prediction model for a typical low-rise building under hurricane”. Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Jun 18-20, 2012, South Bend, IN
  • Cai, C.S., Zhang, W., Xia, M. and Deng, L. (2011).“A reliability based simulation, monitoring and code calibration of vehicle effects on existing bridge performance” Proceeding, The 5th Cross-strait Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, July 13-15, Hong Kong, China.
  • Zhang, W., Ge,Y.J., Cai, C.S. (2011). “Estimation of Aerodynamic Forces and Moments on Bridge Decks Based on Two Dimensional Velocity Fields”. Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Jun 2-4, 2011, Boston, MA
  • Zhang, W., Cai, C.S. (2011). “Equivalent Fatigue Damage Load of Existing Bridges Considering Vehicle Speed and Road Surface Conditions”. Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Jun 2-4, 2011, Boston, MA
  • Pan, F., Cai, C.S., Girouard, M., and Zhang, W.(2011). “The Effect of Opening Failures on Wind Loads of Low-rise Residential Building”. Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Jun 2-4, 2011, Boston, MA.
  • Zhang, W., Cai, C.S. (2010). “Fatigue reliability of slab-on-girder bridges considering vehicle induced dynamic response”, International symposium on life-cycle performance of bridges and structures, Jun 27-29, Changsha, China.
  • Yang, Y.X., Ge, Y.J., Zhang, W. (2009). “Flutter Performance and Surrounding Flow Structures of Central-Slotted Box Girders”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Computational Structural Engineering, June 22-24, Shanghai, China.
  • Zhang, W., Ge, Y.J., Cai, C.S. (2009). “Experimental Studies of Vortex Shedding Excitation and Mitigation of Large Span Bridges by Guide Vanes”. The 2009 Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Jun 24-27, 2009, Blacksburg, VA.
  • Zhang, W., Ge, Y.J., Cai, C.S. (2009). “Mitigation of Bridge Deck Vibrations and Visualization of Flow Patterns Using PIV”, The 2009 Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Jun 24-27, 2009, Blacksburg, VA.
  • Zhang, W., Ge, Y.J., Liu, T.C. (2007). “Characterization by proper orthogonal decomposition of flow field around bridge slotted decks”, The Fifth International Conference on Fluid Mechanics, Shanghai, China, Aug.15-19, 2007.
  • Zhang, W., Ge, Y.J. (2007). “Analysis and interpretation of aerodynamic performance of bridge slotted decks based on flow structures using PIV”, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Wind Engineering, Cairns, Australia, Jul., 2007, p2263-2270.
  • Zhang, W., Wei, Z.G., Yang, Y.X., and Ge, Y.J. (2005). “Experimental research on sectional model of suspension bridge in high Reynolds number”, Proceedings of 12th National Conference on Structural Wind Engineering, Xi’an, China, Oct. 2005, p366-372.
  • Book and Book Chapters


  • Zhang, W., Cai, C. S. (2012). “Fatigue Performance and Life-Cycle Prediction of Existing Bridges: Dynamic Effects from Combined Random Loads of Winds and Vehicles”. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (May 31, 2012)(Amazon)
  • Cai, C. S., Zhang, W., and Montens, S. (2014). "Wind Effects on Long-Span Bridges." Bridge Engineering Handbook 2nd Edition, W.-F. Chen and L. Duan, eds., CRC Press/Taylor Francis. (CRC Press)

  • Dissertation

  • Zhang, W. (2012). “Fatigue Performance of Existing Bridges under Dynamic Loads from Winds and Vehicles”. Ph.D. Dissertation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

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