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Institute of Structural Engineering

Editor: 熊思尘 Date: 2015-11-27 Hits: 537

    The Institute of Structural Engineering (ISE) of Zhejiang University was established in 1986. ISE has 9 full professors, 14 associated professor and 4 lectures currently. The institute focuses on linking improvements in fundamental understanding to direct industrial application, carries out research and teaching in a wide range of structures related areas, such as properties of concrete structures and steel structures, reliability of structures, theoretical mechanics, construction technique, et al. The most active research areas of ISE are the durability of concrete structures, structural winding engineering and offshore engineering structures, which will be introduced below respectively. ISE has successfully completed more than one hundred research and practical projects, including National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Key Technology Research & Development Program, and Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province. The research of ISE has been successfully applied to the industrial projects, such as Hangzhou Sea-crossing Bay Bridge, Hangzhou Train Station, et al. The staff of ISE continuously publish their work in the top international journals, like ASCE Structural Engineering, Engineering Structures, Construction and Building Materia, Corrosion Science et al. The research work of ISE also involved in several national codes, and won several awards of national and local prize for Progress in Science and Technology.

     Durability of Concrete Structure Team (DCST) of Zhejiang University has been devoted to the research of concrete materials basic theory and engineering applications in key technologies since the 90s of the last century. After 20 years development, this team, lead by professor Weiliang Jin and Professor Yuxi Zhao, has made significant achievement in research in durability of concrete structures. Funded by more than 30 grants from Chinese and Local Governments, such as National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Key Technology Research & Development Program, Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province, DCST has been working on the research of durability of concrete structures, including the environment, material, member and structure of different levels. Hundreds of articles have published in academic journals, six monographs and three proceedings have been published. Also, DCST has involved in four codes related with the durability of concrete structures and won three award of National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology. DCST Webpage http://site.team.zju.edu.cn/ise/.

     Structural wind engineering Team (SWET) of Zhejiang University has been devoted to the theoretical research work and practical applications of wind engineering and industrial aerodynamics for more than 20 years. The research group has successfully completed dozens of research and practical projects, including key governmental grants funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Key Technology Research & Development Program, and Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province. The significant practical applications are acrossing from tall buildings, long-span roof structures and transmission tower-line systems. Based on the intensive research work focusing on structural wind effects and wind-induced vibration, the research group has published hundreds of academic journal articles, several monographs and text books. The wind engineering group currently led by Professor Lou Wenjuan and Professor Xie Qiming is consists of 4 professors, 3 associate professors, several post-doctoral researchers and dozens of graduate students. Due to the effort and contribution of the wind engineering group, the boundary layer wind tunnel laboratory in Zhejiang University (ZD-1) was established in October 2010. The ZD-1 wind tunnel is one of the key research facilities funded by Zhejiang province and the national government “211/985” project. The closed-circuit type wind tunnel was constructed in a hybrid steel and concrete structure, and has a test section of 4-m wide, 3-m high and 18-m long. The ZD-1 wind tunnel laboratory has been equipped with advanced automatic measuring and sensing systems, such as high-frequency force balances and the synchronous multi-pressure sensing systems. The maximum testing wind speed is up to 55 m/s. The ZD-1 laboratory is capable of providing various types of wind tunnel studied and services for wind engineering and industrial aerodynamics.    

     Offshore Engineering Structures Team (OEST) of Zhejiang University has been devoted to the research of offshore pipelines and risers, subsea engineering system, offshore platform and other offshore engineering structure’s basic theory and engineering applications in key technologies. After several years’ rapid development, Professor Yong Bai, the academic leaders of this team, accompanied with the professors, associate professors, lectures, post-doctoral, doctoral and master of different levels, have made significant achievement in research in offshore engineering in recent years. Founded by more than 20 grants from Chinese and Local Governments and enterprises, such as National Key S&T Special Projects, National “985 Project”, OEST has been working on the research of offshore engineering structures, including pipeline design, structural analysis, risk assessment and dynamic positioning of different levels. Several tens of articles have been published in academic journals, and six monographs have been published.