Development of earthquake resilient constructions

Project Gist

Toward developing constructions usable right after huge earthquakes

Keywords

earthquake, construction, shape memory alloy

Background and Purpose

Toward realizing resilient constructions against huge earthquakes, we attempt to develop new technologies and establish fundamental scientific knowledge for mitigating damage and residual deformations after earthquakes.

Project Achievements

We have developed new type of structural members using shape memory alloys. We have also established an international collaborative research network for applying the developed structural members to constructions.

Future Prospects

Based on the network established through this project, we further promote international collaborative research toward widespread application of the research results.

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Colombia-Japan-UK Mini-Symposium on Construction Materials at University of Bath, UK
Colombia-Japan-UK Mini-Symposium on Construction Materials at University of Bath, UK

Principal Investigator

ARAKI Yoshikazu

・ARAKI Yoshikazu
・Graduate School of Engineering
・Dr. Araki's research focuses on multi-scale mechanics ranging from the behavior of nano- and micro-structures of construction materials to the earthquake-induced response of large-scale structures such as bridges and high-rise buildings.
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yoshikazu_Araki