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Academic Areas: Bridge &Tunnel Engineering

Research Interests: Long span bridge structure theory, the application of new numerical calculation method in bridge structure analysis, Dynamic behavior of High-speed Railway Bridge

Academic Degrees

PhD in Bridge & Tunnel Engineering,2006, Huazhong University of Science and Technology ;

BA in Bridge Engineering, 1991, Tongji University.

Professional Experience

Full Professor (2013-present); School of Civil engineering and mechanics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Visiting scholar (2011-2012); Department of civil and environmental engineering, University of California,Berkeley.

Associate Professor (2004-2013); CEE,HUST.

Assistant Professor (2000-2004); CEE,HUST.

Assistant Professor (1995-1999).Wuhan Urban Construction Institute.

Selected Publications

Zhijun Chen ,Hongyou Cao,Hongping Zhu,An Iterative Calculation Method for Suspension Bridge's Cable System Based on Exact Catenary Theory,Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering,8(3),pp196-204,2013

Zhijun Chen,Hongyou Cao,Kun Ye,Hongping Zhu,Shaofan Li, An improved particle swarm optimization (IPSO)based form- finding method for suspension bridgein stallation analysis,Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering,2013/9/9

Zhijun Chen, Hongyou Cao, Hongping Zhu, Jun Hu, Shaofan LiA Simplified Mathematical Modelfor Cable-truss footbridge and Its Implications for Preliminary Design. Engineering structures. 68 (2014) 121–133

Hongyin Yang, ZhijunChen*, Hailong Zhang and Jianping Fan, Dynamic Analysis of Train-Rail-Bridge Interaction Considering Concrete Creep of a Multi- Span Simply Supported Bridge. Advances in structure engineering. Vol. 17 No. 5,709,720 2014

Kun Ye,Zhijun Chen*,Hongping Zhu A Proposed Strategy for the Application of the Modified Harmony Search Algorithm to CodeBased Selectionand Scaling of Ground Motions,Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. 28(6):04014019 · September 2012

Awards and Honors

The science and technology progress prize of Hubei province,2006

The teaching achievements in Universities of Hubei Province,2013

Courses Taught

0801823: Bridge Engineering

240.528: Theory of Advanced Bridge Structure


As the project leader, presided over the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51078164/E080505)

As a responsible person, completed the National key science and technology support program in 11th Five-Year

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