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 researchers from the U.S. were unable to come to Japan due to the corona disaster, we managed to complete the experiment successfully through the unity of the team and real-time information sharing using various online tools. We would like to express our gratitude to all the students and technical staff who helped us with the experiments.
Report by Prof. Fanestock’s research group, University of Illinois
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