The 8th International Technical Conference on Frontiers of Hydraulic and Civil Engineering Technology (HCET 2023) was held in Wuhan from 25–27 September, 2023. HCET23 is organized by the China Construction Seventh Engineering Division Corp Ltd, Southwest Jiaotong University, China, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) and Henan Polytechnic University, China, and co-sponsored by China Communications Construction Group Co. Ltd, China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co. Ltd (MBEC), Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada, and Northwestern University, USA.
HCET is a high-end, international conference in the field of hydraulic engineering, civil engineering technology and transdisciplinary sciences, established by CUG (China University of Geosciences), Wuhan. The conference aims to enhance the development of hydraulic and civil engineering technology in China, and orientate manufacturing towards high-end, intelligent and green. It seeks to consolidate global wisdom and achievements and contribute scientific support. HCET provides a unique platform and an excellent opportunity for young scientists, researchers and engineers from around the world to exchange their findings and discuss developments, and to establish a basis for collaboration at both a national and international level.
This volume presents full-length research papers from international contributors. This year, we received over 316 contributions, all of which were subjected to a rigorous peer-review process commensurate with their track, with each paper being reviewed by a minimum of two experts. After review and checks for quality and plagiarism, 187 papers from both Chinese and international scholars were ultimately accepted for publication. These contributions focus on the research and development of concrete-structure design and analysis, structural mechanics and structural engineering, building and future materials, hydraulic engineering, geological-exploration and earthquake engineering, building technology, urban planning, road, bridge and traffic engineering, energy infrastructure, environmental-engineering and advanced-engineering technologies, and interdisciplinary sciences and applications.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to the keynote speakers: Prof. Zdeněk P. Bažant, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Northwestern University, USA; Prof. Xudong Qian, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Prof. Bin Xu, Huaqiao University, China; Prof. Xiaonan Tang, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China; Prof. Baoguo Han, Dalian University of Technology, China; Prof. Jianhui Yang, Henan Polytechnic University, China. We also extend our sincere thanks to all HCET international reviewers and members for their contributions and commitment in putting together a program of presentations, and to all those participants who contributed their latest researches to the HCET2023 proceedings.
Looking forward to seeing you at HCET2024, in Chengdu, China!
Yanjun Qiu, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Wanqing Lu, China Construction Seventh Engineering Division. Corp. Ltd., China
Jianhui Yang, Henan Polytechnic University, China
Said Easa, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada