Research, development, and applications in experimental vibration analysis of civil engineering structures are being fed by the continuous progress in the fields of sensor and testing technologies, instrumentation, data acquisition systems, computer technology, and computational modeling and simulation of large and complex civil infrastructure systems. The objectives and challenges are to understand the behavior and state of health of structural, geo-structural, and soil-foundation-structural systems as well as predicting their remaining useful life using vibration data collected from these systems when subjected to operational and extreme loads. Advanced data analysis (e.g., system and damage identification) methods are required to extract the needed information from the data and to gain from the information the knowledge required to support decision making related to maintenance and inspection, retrofit, upgrade, and rehabilitation of these systems as well as in case of emergency response. These data analysis methods are developed using numerically simulated structural response data, experimental data from small-scale physical structural models, experimental data from large- or full-scale physical structural specimens tested under laboratory conditions, or field data collected from civil structures under in-situ conditions.
EVACES, the International Conference on Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Engineering Structures is a premier venue where recent progress in the field are presented and discussed by experts from all over the world. After the first seven successful editions of EVACES which took place in Bordeaux, France (2005), Porto, Portugal (2007), Wroclaw, Poland (2009), Varenna, Italy (2011), Ouro Preto, Brazil (2013), Dübendorf, Switzerland (2015), and San Diego, United State of America (2017), EVACES 2019 will be organized by the Southeast University at Nanjing, and held on the main campus of the Southeast University Sep. 5-8, 2019. The papers presented at EVACES 2019 are subdivided into the following sub-areas: (1) keynote papers, (2) damage identification and structural health monitoring, (3) testing, sensing and modeling, (3) vibration isolation and control, (4) system and model identification, (5) coupled dynamical systems (including human-structure, vehicle structure, and soil-structure interaction) , (6) Application of big data and Artificial Intelligence techniques.
Southeast University (SEU) is one of the national key universities administered directly under the Central Government and the Ministry of Education of China. It is also one of the universities of Project 211 and Program 985 that is financed by the Central Government to build as a world-class university. In September 2017, SEU is listed as level A university of “first-calss universities”, and 11 disciplines are selected as “first-class disciplines”. We express our sincere thanks to the members of the Organizing Committee, the members of the Scientific Committee, and in particular all the authors and participants for their essential and valuable contributions.
Nanjing, Septemnber, 2019 ZS Wu, J Zhang, A. E Aktan, J. Brownjohn
The papers presented at EVACES 2019 are subdivided into the following sub-areas:
(1) damage identification and structural health monitoring,
(2) testing, sensing and modeling,
(3) vibration isolation and control,
(4) system and model identification,
(5) coupled dynamical systems (including human-structure, vehicle structure, and soil-structure interaction) ,
(6) Application of big data and Artificial Intelligence techniques.