On June 2nd, 2016, professor Kazuhiko KASAI, from Tokyo Institute of Technology, kindly visited UTCB and gave us his excellent presentation on:
”BUILDINGS WITH SEISMIC PROTECTIVE SYSTEMS: FULL-SCALE SHAKE TABLE TESTS AND ACTUAL EARTHQUAKE OBSERVATIONS”
At his presentation, His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan in Romania Mr. Kisaburo Ishii, attended and gave a speech supporting the good relationship that UTCB has with Japan.
The summary of prof. Kasai’s lecture is:
“This presentation starts with brief explanations on three seismic test projects using the world’s largest shake table in E-Defense, Japan, to study collapse of a building with conventional
seismically-resistant system, performance of buildings with/without response-control systems, and performance of innovative rocking frames. Focused discussions will be given on the
characteristics and effectiveness of the response-control system. Second part will focus on the recorded responses of tall buildings in Tokyo metropolitan area during the Tohoku Earthquake, March 11, 2011. The buildings employ either the conventional system, response-control system, or base-isolation system. Effectiveness as a protective system will be discussed for the latter two systems.”
Prof. Kasai also acknowledged the details on our TFMRO project and advised on the future experimental analysis conducted at UTCB on various types of traditional houses structural walls.