The 6th International Technical Conference on Frontiers of Hydraulic and Civil Engineering Technology (HCET 2021) was held in Sanya on 28–29 August 2021. Organized by the China University of Geosciences and Henan Polytechnic University, China, with Prof. Andreas Malcherek from the Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany, Dr. Yizi Shang, China Institute of Water Resources, China, and Prof. Shiqiang Xu, Chang’an University, China as the keynote speakers, HCET 2021 highlights the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of hydraulic and civil engineering. Since its founding in 2013, HCET has consistently been a major event to promote and celebrate interdisciplinary study.
This book presents the proceedings of HCET 2021, and contains 89 papers selected from 178 contributions. The topics discussed revolve around both theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding, primarily in the areas of hydraulics and water resource engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering and sciences, transportation engineering, coastal and ocean engineering and transdisciplinary engineering and technology. The contributions, which were selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, present a wealth of exciting ideas that will open novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among specialists in different fields.
Our sincere appreciation goes to the supporting institutions of HCET2021, the China Communications Construction Co. Ltd., the University of Texas at Arlington, the China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co. Ltd. (MBEC), and Goethe University, Frankfurt. We would also like to thank our keynote speakers, as well as all members of the Technical Program Committee for their work on the international peer- review process. Most importantly, our special thanks go to IOS Press and all those publishing staff who have assisted with the publication of this volume as part of the series: Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering.
This book of proceedings will be useful to all those academics, researchers, practitioners and policymakers seeking to understand and tackle challenges in an efficient manner by adopting appropriate, sustainable, civil engineering and hydraulic engineering solutions. The newly developed testing methodologies, physical modeling methods, numerical studies, and the other novel techniques discussed in this book will prove useful to researchers and practitioners across the globe. We thank all who attended and contributed to HCET 2021. Finally, we sincerely hope that HCET2021 will prove to be a forum for excellent discussions that put forward new ideas and promote collaborative research in the future.
The Program Committee of HCET2021