Shen Wenai


Phone: (+86) 15972133146


Academic Areas: Structural Engineering

Research Interests: Structural vibration control, Vibration energy harvesting, Seismic resistant structures, Structural health monitoring

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, 2014, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

M.S. in Structural Engineering, 2008, Xiamen University, China

BEng in Civil Engineering, 2005, Hunan University, China

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor (2015-present); Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Research Associate, (2013 –2014); Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Structural Engineer, (2008-2009); Institute of Architectural Design of China Xinxing Construction & Development General Co., Beijing.

Selected Publications

  • Shen, W. and Zhu, S. (2015). “Harvesting Energy via Electromagnetic Damper: Application to Bridge Stay Cables," Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 26(1): 3-19.

  • Zhu, S., Shen, W. and Qian, X. (2013). “Dynamic analogy between an electromagnetic shunt damper and a tuned mass damper,” Smart Materials and Structures, 22(11): 115018.

  • Zhu, S., Shen, W.A. and Xu, Y.L. (2012). “Linear electromagnetic devices for vibration damping and energy harvesting: Modeling and testing," Engineering Structures, 34: 198-212.

  • Shen, W.A., Zhu, S. and Xu, Y.L. (2012). “An experimental study on self-powered vibration control and monitoring system using electromagnetic TMD and wireless sensors,” Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, 180: 166-176.

  • Shen, W., Lei, Y., Hu, L. and Wang, Y. (2012). “Feasibility of Output-only Modal Identification using Wireless Sensor Network: A Quantitative Field Experimental Study,” International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, 560161.

  • Lei, Y., Wang, H.F. and Shen, W.A. (2012). “Update the finite element model of Canton Tower based on direct matrix updating with incomplete modal data,” Smart Structures and Systems, 10:471-483.

  • Lei, Y., Su, Y. and Shen, W. (2012), “A probabilistic damage identification approach for structures under unknown excitation and with measurement uncertainties,” Journal of Applied Mathematics, 759102.

  • Lei, Y., Shen, W.A., Song, Y., and Wang, Y. (2010). "Intelligent wireless sensors with application to the identification of structural modal parameters and steel cable forces: from the lab to the field," Advances in Civil Engineering, 316023.

Awards and Honors

First Prize of Elsevier’s Engineering AudioSlides Challenge, 2013,Elsevier.

Student and Young Researcher Award, 2011, the 5th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII-5).

Courses Taught

Fundamentals of Structural Engineering


A self-powered semi-active electromagnetic damper for bridge stay cables vibration mitigation, funded by HUST, 3/2015 – 3/2017.