Visit by Prof. DesRoches from Rice University in the USA

Prof. Reginald DesRoches, William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering at the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University, visited our laboratory. Prof. DesRoches and our group members discussed some of our recent research progresses. Prof. DesRoches also gave a public presentation entitled “The promise of smart materials in earthquake resistant design”.

Foundation of New Research Section “Health Emergency and Regional Disaster Risk Management”

The new research section named “Health Emergency and Regional Disaster Risk Management” was founded (http://www.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/organization_en/iasdrrg_en/rddms/herdrm/)  and the kickoff symposium was held at Kyoto University  (http://www.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/news_en/12506/) on June 29, 2019 . Prof. Kurata join the new section with double appointment. Prof. Kurata served for the symposium as a coordinator of the panel discussion. The keynote speech […]

Visit by a Group of Schalors from US and Japan

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 […]

Visited South West Jiaotong University for Joint Testing and Seminar

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  

A paper featured by ASCE Smart Brief

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 […]

Announcement of International Workshop

This is the announcement of “Japan-Greece International Workshop for Young Researchers on Advanced Materials and Technologies for Applications to Steel and Composite Steel / Concrete Structures” on December 7th & 8th, 2017, at DPRI, Kyoto University. Please check the brochure next. Brochure We welcome any visitors. The detail program will be uploaded later.