Welcome BBQ of Architecture Group @DPRI

On May 11, the Architectural and Architectural System Department related research groups of the Disaster Prevention Research Institute held a BBQ to welcome new students. The event took for the first time since the pandemic have started, while taking precautions against infection. It had been a long time since the BBQ was held last time, […]

Structural Engineering Awards 2022: Research, the Institution of Structural Engineers, Midland Counties

A paper presented by Dr. Skalomenos (now at the University of Birmingham, UK), who was a Project Assistant Professor in our laboratory until 2019, and Associate Professor Kurata has won the Research category of the Structural Engineering Awards 2022 at the Institution of Structural Engineers, Midland counties, an association of structural engineers and researchers in […]

Short-term stay of Mario and Chun-Yi

In 2022, we could restart long-awaited international collaborations, accepting the short-period stay of international students and researchers. We had a three-week stay of Mr. Mario Argenziano, a postdoctoral fellow from the University of Naples, Italy, and a three-month stay of Mr. Chun-Yi Li, a master’s student from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, […]

Dr. Shen Shaodong has been selected for a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (General)

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Shen Shaodon, a researcher in our laboratory, has been selected for a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (General) (https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-ippan/gaiyou.html). This program provides young researchers from abroad with opportunities to engage in collaborative research under the guidance of a Japanese host researcher at a Japanese university or other […]

SCI papers in 2021

We have updated the papers published in 2021 (http://www.steel.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/wpsmpl/publications). They are mainly the results of activities before the COVID-19 pandemic. – This paper is about an experiment conducted in 2017 with Dr Jason McCormick’s research team at the University of Michigan as part of the development of a steel pipe brace with foam. Ammons, M., […]

Prof. Kurata appointed as Editorial Board of Journal of Earthquake Engineering

The Journal of Earthquake Engineering (https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ueqe20/current) is an international journal in the field of earthquake engineering that was first published in 1997. Recently, it has become an official journal of the International Association for the Seismic Performance of Non-Structural Elements (SPONSE), an academic organization established for the purpose of evaluating the seismic performance of nonstructural […]

2020 US-Japan E-Defense Testing on Frame-Spine-FLC System

On December 14-17, 2020, we conducted a shake table experiment on a 4-layer damping steel building at E-Defense with the University of Illinois, Lehigh University, Oregon State University, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, and Hokkaido University. This project is supported by the National Science Foundation of the United States. Although the […]

2020 E-Defense Test on Steel Hospital Building

From December 1 to 8, 2012, at E-Defense, the world’s largest seismic table test facility, we conducted seismic tests on a steel-framed hospital building to establish a method for quickly determining the functional continuity of facilities that serve as hubs for local medical care, such as base hospitals for disasters, after an earthquake. Disaster Prevention […]

Announcement of 2020 Blind Prediction Contest

We are pleased to announce the beginning of our Blind Prediction Contest:   Recently, hospitals have come under scrutiny for their ability to absorb many types of disasters and continue to function with minimal impact. The primary focus of the current experimentation and research is to take a more holistic approach to generate more robust […]