Wei Zhang

Associate Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


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


Ding, Z., Zhang, W., Hughes, W., Zhu, D. (2021) “A Modified Sub-Assembly Approach for Hurricane Induced Wind-Surge-Wave Vulnerability Assessment of Low-rise Wood Buildings in Coastal Communities”, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 218(11), November 2021, 104755. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jweia.2021.104755

Ma, X., Zhang, W. (2021). “Evaluating Tsunami Damage of Wood Residential Buildings in a Coastal Community Considering Waterborne Debris from Buildings”, Engineering Structures, Volume 2441 October 2021, 112761. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.112761

Ding, Z., Zhang, W., Zhu, D. “A Three-dimensional Equivalent Parameterized Beam Element for Nail Connections in Wood Residential Buildings”, Journal of Structural Engineering, 147(4), April 2021. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002983

Hughes, W., Zhang, W., Bagtzoglou, A., Wanik, D., Pensado, O, Yuan, H., Zhang, J. (2021). “Damage Modeling Framework for Resilience Hardening Strategy for Overhead Power Distribution Systems”. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol. 207, March 2021, 107367. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2020.107367. 

Ma, X., Zhang, W., Bagtzoglou, A., Zhu, J. (2021). “A Local System Modeling Method for Resilience Assessment of Overhead Power Distribution System under Strong Winds”. ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, 7 (1) (March 2021). https://doi.org/10.1061/AJRUA6.0001103

Lu, Q., Sun, Z., Zhang, W.  (2020) “Nonlinear Parametric Vibration of Stayed Cables with Different Orders of Small Parameters Using Method of Multiple Scales”, Engineering Structures 224, 1 December 2020, 111198.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.111198

Ma, X., Zhang, W. (2020) “Fatigue Life of Weldment Details of Existing Orthotropic Steel Bridge Considering the Scour Effects”, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 25(10). October 2020. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001612

Xiong, Z., Zhu, J., Zheng, K., Zhang, W., Li, Y., Wu, M. (2020). “Framework of Wind-Traffic-Bridge Coupled Analysis Considering Realistic Traffic Behavior and Vehicle Inertia Force.” Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Volume 205,October 2020, 104322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jweia.2020.104322. 

Chowdhury, S., Zhu, J, Zhang, W. (2020) “Optimized Restoration Planning of Infrastructure System-of-Systems using Heterogeneous Network Flow Simulation”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 34 (5). September 2020. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000913.

Li, X., Zhang, W. (2020) “Long-term Fatigue Damage Assessment for a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine under Realistic Environmental Conditions”, Renewable EnergyVolume 159, October 2020, Pages 570-584. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.06.043. 

Zhu, D., Zhang, W., Ding, Z. (2020) “Atomistic Simulation of Short Crack Growth in Correlation with Fatigue Indicator Parameter”, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 33(5). September 2020. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AS.1943-5525.0001184. 

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Wei Zhang
Contact Information
Mailing Address261 Glenbrook Road Unit 3237, Storrs, CT 06269-3237
Office LocationCastleman Engineering Building