In the last decade, many shaking table tests of wood buildings including collapse tests have been conducted in Japan. The purposes, results, conclusions and video clips of these full-scale tests are presented in this seminar. The various test structures included:
Dr. Hiroshi Isoda received his Ph.D in Faculty of Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1995. From 1990 to 1995, he was a Faculty and an Assistant Professor in Architecture and Civil Engineering at Shinshu University where he taught in the area of Structural Engineering. He moved to the Building Research Institute (BRI), National Institute of Japan, as a Senior Researcher in 1995. In 2000-2001, he was also Visiting Researcher in the Department of Structural Engineering at the University of California in San Diego, where he analyzed the seismic response of four index wood buildings within the FEMA-funded CUREE-Caltech Woodframe Project. He is now Associate Professor in Architecture and Civil Engineering at Shinshu University and also Visiting Researcher in BRI.
Friday, August 25th, 2006
11:00 AM EST
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Seminar sponsored by MCEER Networking and Education Programs, MCEER SLC and hosted by the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering and the EERI Student Chapter at UB.
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