3rd report in LFE series available–EERI/ASCE report on tsunami effects on structures

September 29, 2011 by  
Filed under General Information, Structural, Tsunami

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) sponsored several reconnaissance teams to survey effects of the great East Japan earthquake and Tohoku tsunami. The first of these was the tsunami team, led by Gary Chock, which traveled to Japan from April 15 to May 1, 2011, and focused on tsunami effects...


Summary of the Field Survey and Research on “The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake”

Preliminary Report now available from the Building Research Institute and the National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management, entitled “The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake” (the Great East Japan Earthquake)”, September 2011. Read it here. Summary below: In...


Effects of the 2011 Tohoku Japan Earthquake on Steel Structures

US Team James M. Ricles, Professor, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA (Group Leader) Dimitrios G. Lignos, Assistant Professor, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Jay Love, Degenkolb Engineers, San Francisco, CA, USA Japan Team Mitsumasa Midorikawa, Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan Taichiro...


FHWA/UJNR/EERI Reconnaissance Team for Bridge Damage Investigation

US Team W. Philip Yen, US side Chair of T/C G, Federal Highway Administration Ian Buckle, Professor, University of Nevada, Reno David Frost, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Lee Marsh, Senior Project Manager, Berger/ABAM Engineers, Seattle Shideh Dashti, Assistant Professor, University...


Shideh Dashti’s Geotechnical Observations from Trip to Sendai, Japan

June 7, 2011 by  
Filed under EERI Team Field Blog, Geotechnical, Structural, Tsunami

June 3, 2011: After meeting our Japanese colleagues on Friday, June 3rd at the hotel, we took the train from Narita Hilton Hotel to Tokyo and then Sendai. In Sendai, we first visited the Tohoku Regional Development Bureau (MLIT). They described the existing emergency response protocols for earthquake...


Damage of Nakasone No. 1 Viaduct and Discussion on Damage Mechanism

April 25, 2011 by  
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Structural Damage of Tohoku Shinkansen Viaducts Damage of Nakasone No. 1 Viaduct and Discussion on Damage Mechanism – Second Report Dr. Yoshikazu Takahashi, Associate Professor Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University (Translated by S. Otani, University of Tokyo) download report...


University of Tokyo Report: Structural Damage of “A” High School Buildings

April 25, 2011 by  
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Structural Damage of “A” High School Buildings Shunsuki Otane Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo download report here


March 22, 2011 REPORTING FROM SENDAI: FRAGILE CIVILIZATION

Dr. Kit Miyamoto, the CEO of Miyamoto International, a global earthquake and structural engineering firm, reports on his experiences in Sendai.


March 18, 2011 REPORTING FROM SENDAI: FIRE AND WATER

Dr. Kit Miyamoto, S.E., Ph.D. reports from Sendai.


March 16, 2011 REPORTING FROM SENDAI: ANATOMY OF FAILURE

Dr. Kit Miyamoto, S.E., Ph.D. reports from Sendai.


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