Prof. Kurata gave a keynote presentation at the 15th International Symposium of IMCA. He explained the design, fabrication, and research on the Japanese Steel Building using HSS columns.
Ms. Kako Onishi, Mr. Keiichiro Kunitomo, and Ms. Mie Toki presented their Bachelor thesis in a poster presentation session held by the Department of Architecture and Architectural system. All of them received good evaluations by the professors in the department and DPRI. Congratulations for good presentations!!
Prof. Larry Fahnestock of UIUC, Prof. James Ricles of Lehigh University, Prof. Richard Sause of Lehigh University, Prof. Barbara Simpson of Oregon State University, Prof. Taichiro Okazaki of Hokkaido University, and Dr. Yosuke Kawamata of NEID visited our laboratory and Prof. Simpson gave us a talk on innovative spine brace design. We also had a social gathering to deepen our collaboration.
Dr. Kailai Deng, a JSPS postdoctral research fellow, is appointed as an Associate Professor of South-West Jiaotong University and left our laboratory. All the staff of the Ikeda-Kurata laboratory wishes the further success of Dr. Deng.
Prof. Kurata, Dr. Kailai, and Ms Onishi visisted South West Jiaotong University in Chengdu for structural testing of beam-column connections. Prof. Kurata gave a talk on seismic design of nonstructural components design and testing.。 The collaborative research is posted online in the SNS account of South West Jiaotong University tps://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/baSiJlEVfnhbkgGC6Nq5MQ
8 members of our laboratory presented at the 2018 Kinki branch research conference of the Architecture Institute of Japan (AIJ).
Ms. Hamashima graduated from our laboratory in 2017 received the 2018 outstanding master thesis award from the alumni association of the Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering at Kyoto University.
A paper on long-term wireless monitoring of suspended bridges co-authored by Prof. Masahiro Kurata has been featured in the web site (Smart Brief) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). http://www2.smartbrief.com/servlet/encodeServlet?issueid=FFB9CE47-74ED-427F-9B37-F3CAEBAAD33B&sid=405a1b13-2685-4afc-a9b0-9fb00b4b6502 Zhang, Y., Kurata, M., Lynch, J.P. “Long-Term Modal Analysis of Wireless Structural Monitoring Data from a Suspension Bridge under Varying Environmental and Operational Conditions: System Design and Automated Modal Analysis,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 143(4), 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001198, 04016124, 2017.4.