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Wei Zhang

Wei ZhangWei Zhang
Assistant Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
261 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, CT 06269-3037
Phone: (860) 486-5642
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  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA., 2012


Research Focus

  • Damage modeling, fatigue and corrosion
  • Fluid-structure interactions, wind/wave induced vibrations
  • Random vibrations and vibration control
  • Vehicle-bridge-wind-wave dynamics
  • Life-cycle structural reliability and risk analysis


Current Publications

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.

Cai, C.S., Zhang, W., Liu, X., Peng, W. Chen, S.R., Han, Y. and Hu, J.X. (2013)
“Framework of Wind-Vehicle-Bridge Interaction Analysis and its Applications,” Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami, Vol.7, No. 3.

Zhang, W., Cai, C. S., Pan, F. (2012) “Fatigue Reliability Assessment for Long-Span Bridges Under Combined Dynamic Loads from Winds and Vehicles,” ASCE Journal of Bridge
Engineering, 18 (8), 735-747.

Zhang, W., Ge, Y.J. and Cai, C. S. (2012) “Evaluating Instantaneous Wind Forces and
Moments on Bridge Decks Using Measured Velocity Fields,” ASCE Journal of Engineering
Mechanics, 139(3), 339-346. Page 2 of 2

Pan, F., Cai, C. S., and Zhang, W. (2012) “Wind-Induced Internal Pressures of Buildings with Multiple Openings,” ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 139(3), 376-385.

Zhang, W., Cai, C. S. (2012). “Reliability Based Dynamic Amplification Factor on Stress Ranges for Fatigue Design of Existing Bridges,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 18(6), 538-552.

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.

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.