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Yanyan is a Researcher at Department of Marine Technology at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He obtained his B.Eng. degree (2008) in Civil Engineering from Central South University and Ph.D. degree (2014) in Structural Engineering from The University of Western Australia.

He is currently working on the ship collision topic in Coastal Highway Route E39 (Ferjefri E39) project funded by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Major work includes local ship collision analysis with floating pontoons, towers, and bridge girders; investigation of bridge global response under wind and wave loadings; evaluation of structural conditions after ship collision accidents with various fjord crossing concepts; and dynamic stability assessment of floating bridges, etc.

Research interests:

  • Ship collision with bridges, tunnels, and offshore structures
  • Environmental (wind and wave) loading on floating structures
  • Structural response to blast and impact loads
  • Constitutive modelling of Materials (concrete/steel/glass/FRP)
  • Modal testing and structural damage identification
  • Concrete, steel and CFRP material properties under impact loads
  • Structural stability and dynamics, etc.

Vitenskapelig, faglig og kunstnerisk arbeid

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  • Sha, Yanyan; Amdahl, Jørgen. (2016) Design of Floating Bridge Pontoon subjected to Ship Collision. 7th International Conference on Collision and Grounding of Ships and Offshore Structures (ICCGS 2016).
  • Sha, Yanyan; Amdahl, Jørgen. (2016) Design of floating bridge girders against accidental ship collision loads. 19th Congress of IABSE, Challenges in Design and Construction of an Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment.




  • Sha, Yanyan; Hao, Hong. (2013) Laboratory Tests and Numerical Simulations of Barge Impact on Circular Reinforced Concrete Piers. Engineering structures. vol. 46.
  • Sha, Yanyan; Hao, Hong. (2013) Numerical Simulation of Barge Impact on a Continuous Girder Bridge and Bridge Damage Detection. International Journal of Protective Structures. vol. 4 (1).


  • Sha, Yanyan; Hao, Hong. (2012) Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Barge Collision with a Single Bridge Pier. Engineering structures. vol. 41.