T.T. Soong Student Lecture Series
Kazuhiko Kasai
Professor and Director
Structural Engineering Research Center
Tokyo Institute of Technology

"Full-Scale Steel Building Tests Using the World's Largest Shake-Table" and "Recorded Performance of Tall Buildings during the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake"

Abstract

Kazuhiko Kasai, Professor and Director of the Structural Engineering Research Center (SERC) at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, will deliver two presentations as the next guest speaker in the T.T. Soong Student Lecture Series. In his first presentation, "Full-Scale Steel Building Tests Using the World's Largest Shake-Table," Professor Kasai will discuss the test concept, specimens, method and results of a series of full-scale tests completed in March 2009 using the three-dimensional shake table facilities at E-Defense at the Hyogo Earthquake Engineering Research Center in Japan. He will follow with a presentation on the "Recorded Performance of Tall Buildings during the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake," in which he will explore the response of buildings in the Tokyo area during the March 11, 2011 earthquake.

Date

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Time

11:00 AM EST

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