Zhu Hongping



       Phone: (86-27) 87542631

     Email: hpzhu@mail.hust.edu.cn

     Academic Areas: Structural Engineering, Bridge Engineering

     Research Interests:Structural health monitoring, Seismic Base-isolation and vibration control

Academic Degrees

PhD in Structural Engineering, 1995, Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST);
Master in Structural Engineering, 1992, HUST;
Bachelor in Structural Engineering, 1988, HUST.

Professional Experience

HUST Changjiang Distinguished Professor (2009-present);
School of Civil Engineering, HUST, Full Professor (2001-2009);
School of Civil Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Associate Professor (1999-2001);
School of Civil Engineering, HUST, Full Professor (1998-1999);
Dept. Civil Engineering, Kyoto University, JSPS Researcher (1997-1998);
Dept. Structural Engineering, Hongkong University of Science & Technology, Post-doctor (1996-1997);
School of Civil Engineering, HUST, Assistant Professor (1996-1997).

Selected Publications

[1] Zhu Hongping, Mao Ling, Weng Shun. A sensitivity-based structural damage identification method with unknown input excitation using transmissibility concept. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 333: 7135-7150, 2014.
[2] Weng Shun, Zhu Hongping, Xia Yong, Construction of stiffness and flexibility for substructure-based model updating, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2013, Article ID 706798, 1-14, 2013.
[3] Li Jun, Hao Hong, Xia Yong and Zhu Hongping. Damage detection of shear connectors in bridge structures with transmissibility infrequency domain. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 14(1) 1350061-1-1350061-33, 2014
[4] Li Jun, Hao Hong and Zhu Hongping. Dynamic assessment of shear connectors in composite bridges with ambient vibration measurements. Advances in Structural Engineering, 17( 5): 617-637, 2014
[5] Weng Shun, Zhu Aizhu, Zhu Hongping. Dynamic condensation approach to the calculation of eigensensitivity. Computers and Structures, 132: 55–64, 2014
[6] Xia Yong, Zhang Peng, Ni Yiqing, Zhu Hongping. Deformation monitoring of a super-tall structure using real-time strain Data. Engineering Structures, 67: 29–38, 2014
[7] Li Weiming, Jiang Zhihui, Wang Tailong, Zhu Hongping. Optimization method based on Generalized Pattern Search Algorithm to identify bridge parameters indirectly by a passing vehicle. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 333(02): 364-380, 2014
[8] Wang Dansheng, Xiang Wei, Zhu Hongping, Damage identification in beam type structures based on statistical moment using a two step method, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 333: 745-760, 2014
[9] Wang Dansheng, Song Hongyuan, Zhu Hongping, Numerical and experimental studies on damage detection of a concrete beam based on PZT admittances and correlation coefficient, Construction and Building Materials, 49: 564-574, 2013
[10] Weng Shun, Zhu Hongping etc. Substructuring Approach to the calculation of higher-order eigensensitivity. Computers and Structures, 117: 23-33, 2013
[11] Weng Shun, Zhu Hongping etc. Damage detection using the eigenparameter decomposition of substructural flexibility matrix. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 34, 19-38, 2013
[12] Zhu Hongping, Ding Lan and Tao Yin. Wave propagation and localization in a randomly disordered periodic piezoelectric axial-bending coupled beam. Advances in Structural Engineering, 16(9):1513-1522, 2013
[13] Ding Lan, Zhu Hongping, Yin Tao. Wave propagation in a periodic elastic-piezoelectric axial-bending coupled beam. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 332(24): 6377–6388, 2013
[14] Wang Chao, Ren Weixin, Wang Zuocai, Zhu Hongping. Instantaneous frequency identification of time-varying structures by continuous wavelet transform. Engineering Structures, 52:17-25, 2013
[16] Weng Shun, Zhu Hongping etc. Inverse substructure method for model updating of structures. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 331: 5449-5468, 2012
[17] Li Weiming, Zhu Hongping etc. Structural damage recognition by grouped data based on Principal Component Analysis theory. Automation in Construction, 22: 258-270, 2012
[18] Zhu Hongping, Li L. Damage detection method for shear buildings using the changes in the first mode shape slopes, Computers and Structures, 89: 733–743, 2011
[19] Wang DS, Zhu Hongping. Monitoring of the strength gain of concrete using embedded PZT impedance transducer, Construction and Building Materials, 25: 3703–3708, 2011
[20] Weng Shun, Xia Yong, Xu Youlin and Zhu Hongping, Substructure based approach to finite element model updating. Computers and Structures, 89(9-10): 772-782, 2011
[21] Weng Shun, Xia Yong, Xu Youlin and Zhu Hongping, An iterative substructuring approach to the calculation of eigensolution and eigensensitivity. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 330(14): 3368-3380, 2011.
[22] Luo Hui, Zi Jianmin, Zhu Hongping. Full-scale experimental research on PE sheathing of stay-cable. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 39(1): 1-5, 2011
[23] Xia Yong, Weng Shun, Xu Youlin Xu and Zhu Hongping. Calculation of eigenvalue and eigenvector derivatives with the improved Kron’s substructuring method. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 36(1): 37-55, 2010
[24] Li Weiming, Zhu Hongping. Statistical damage detection method for frame structures using a confidence interval. Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration, 9(01): 133-140, 2010

Courses Taught

0400025: The General Introduction of Civil Engineering (Bachelor course)
0842481: Basis of Finite Element Method (Bachelor course)
240.806: Advanced Structural Analysis (PHD course)


1.National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program: 2011CB013804):Structural health diagnose and performance monitoring of subway tunnel under dynamic environmental effect, 2012/01—2016/12
2.Chang Jiang Scholars Program of MOE:Seismic base-isolation and vibration control, 2012/10—2017/09
3.National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars:50925828, Structural health monitoring and vibration control, 2010/01—2013/12
4.Key Projects in the National Science & Technology Pillar Program during the Eleventh Five-Year Plan Period:2008BAC36B01, High-precision lighting location system of large area, 2008/01—2011/12
5.National Natural Science Foundation of China:51178203, Research on the passive control of closely spaced adjacent structures, 2012/01—2015/12
6.National Natural Science Foundation of China for oversea and HongKong-Macau Scholars:51328802, structural monitoring of temperature actions on supertall structures, 2014/01—2015/12
7.National Natural Science Foundation of China:50778077,Study on micro-damage detection and damage evaluation of concrete based on PZT monitoring signals, 2008/01—2010/12
8.National Natural Science Foundation of China:50608036, System identification of structures under operational condition by considering inputs, 2007/01—2009/12
9.Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University:NCET-04-0720,Structural monitoring and intelligent protection under disaster environment, 2005/01—2007/12
10.National Natural Science Foundation of China:50378041, structural damage identification and health assessment based on spectral element model updating and piezoelectric impedance, 2004/01—2006/12
11.Excellent Young Teachers Program of M0E:Real-time structural health monitoring system based on multiple information, 2003/01—2005/12
12.National Natural Science Foundation of China:50908003, Structural intelligent monitoring system of damage diagnose and age anticipation , 2000/01—2002/12


1.2010 Special Government Allowances of the State Council
2.2004 Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University
3.2002 Excellent Young Teachers Program of MOE
4.2014 National Prize for Progress in Science and Progress (Second Prize): Technology on safety risk control during tunnel construction
5.2014 Scientific and Technological Progress in Hubei Province (First Prize): Key technology and application of structural safety monitoring
6.2010 Natural Science Progress in Hubei Province (First Prize): Technology on vibration analysis and control of civil infrastructure
7.2006 Scientific and Technological Progress in Hubei Province (First Prize): Technology of structural damage identification based on dynamic and static information