The Second Joint Technical Coordinating Committee Meeting

- U.S.-Japan Cooperative Research on Auto-adaptive Media (Smart Structural Systems) -


Place: The Waikiki Terrace, Honolulu, Hawaii

Date: December 7, 8 and 9, 2000


Participants from United States

Professor Mete A. Sozen, Professor Sharon L. Wood, Professor Dryver Huston,

Professor Robert Frosch, Dr. S. C. Liu


Participants from Japan

Dr. Hisahiro Hiraishi, Dr. Mitsumasa Midorikawa, Dr. Masaomi Teshigawara,

Dr. Masanori Iiba, Dr. Toshifumi Fukuta, Dr. Hiroshi Kuramoto, Dr. Koichi Morita,

Dr. Hiroshi Isoda, Professor Shunsuke Otani, Professor Akira Wada, Professor Takafumi Fujita,

Professor Yoshikazu Kitagawa, Professor Satsuya Soda,

Professor Takuji Hamamoto, Mr. Satoru Aizawa, Dr. Kiyoshi Tanaka, Mr. Hideo Murakami,

Mr. Kenji Yoshimatsu, Dr. Keiji Shiba, Dr. Yutaka Matsuba, Mr. Akiyoshi Fukuda


December 7 (Thursday)(in Terrace Ballroom II)

15:00 - 18:00             Preliminary Meeting

18:30 - 19:30             Ice-breaker Reception


December 8 (Friday)(meeting in Terrace Ballroom II)

7:00 - 8:30             Breakfast Buffet served in Eastern Garden Restaurant (2nd level)

8:30 - 9:00             Opening Session                                       (Chair: Dr. Sozen, Dr. Otani)

                                       Introductory Statements (Dr. Sozen, Dr. Otani, Dr. Liu)

                                       Introduction of Participants

9:00 - 9:15             Review of First JTCC Meeting (Dr. Hiraishi)

9:15 - 9:30             Overview of Research Project in U.S. (Dr. Sozen)

9:30 - 9:45             Overview of Research Project in Japan (Dr. Midorikawa)             Paper

9:45 - 10:00             Coffee Break

10:00 - 12:00             Structural Systems                                       (Chair: Dr. Wood, Dr. Wada)

                                       Autoadaptive Structural Systems (Dr. Wada)           Paper

                                       RC Structural Systems with Damage Fuses (Dr. Kuramoto)           Paper

                                       Innovative Life Safety Systems (Dr. Isoda)           Paper

                                       Plan of Large-scale Tests (Dr. Midorikawa)           Paper

                                       Plan of Tests on Rocking Systems (Dr. Matsuba)           Paper

                                       Classification of Autoadaptive Structures (Mr. Aizawa)           Paper

                                       Theme Structures for Verification of Smart Systems (Dr. Shiba)           Paper

                                       Discussions on Structural Systems

12:00 - 13:15             Lunch (Buffet served in meeting room)

13:15 - 14:30             Sensing and Monitoring Technology             (Chair: Dr. Huston, Dr. Kitagawa)

                                       Wireless Techniques for Structural Sensing(Dr. Huston)

                                      Development of a Wireless Sensor for Detecting Weld Factures in Steel Moment-Resisting Frames(Dr. Wood)

                                       Outline of Sensing and Monitoring Technologies (Dr. Kitagawa)           Paper

                                       Smart Sensors (Dr. Teshigawara)           Paper

                                       Damage Detection Tests of Five-story Steel Frame with Simulated Damages (Dr. Morita)           Paper

14:30 - 14:45       Coffee Break

14:45 - 15:45            Structural Health Monitoring Technologies - Application to Existing Building -(Dr. Isoda)         Paper

                                       Experimental Verification for Detection Strategy to Estimate from Global to Local Damage of Multistory Buildings (Dr. Hamamoto)          Paper

                                       An Application of FBG Strain Sensors to a R/C Beam Subjected to Lateral Loading (Dr. Tanaka)         Paper

                                       Discussions on Sensing and Monitoring Technology

15:45 - 16:00             Break

16:00 - 17:45             Effector Technology                          (Chair: Dr. Frosch, Dr. Fujita)

                                       Effectors and Structures : A Challenge in the Use of Autoadaptive Media(Dr. Frosch)

                                       Outline of Effector Technologies (Mr. Iiba)         Paper

                                       Shape Memory Alloys (Dr. Fukuta)         Paper

                                       Magneto-rheological Fluids (Dr. Soda)         Paper

                                       Induced Strain Actuators (Dr. Fujita)         Paper

                                       High performance Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composite (Dr. Kuramoto)         Paper

                                       Discussions on Effector Technology

17:45                   Adjourn (Day 1)

December 9 (Saturday)(meeting in Terrace Ballroom II)

7:00 - 8:30             Breakfast Buffet served in Eastern Garden Restaurant (2nd level)

8:30 - 10:00             Group Sessions

                          Structural Systems (Chair: Dr. Sozen, Dr. Wada, Record: Dr. Isoda)

                          Sensing & Monitoring Technology (Chair: Dr. Wood, Dr. Kitagawa, Record: Dr. Huston)

                          Effector Technology (Chair: Dr. Fujita, Dr. Frosch, Record: Dr. Frosch)

10:00 - 10:30             Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:30             Report of Group Sessions              (Chair: Dr. Sozen, Dr. Otani)

11:30 - 12:00             Plenary Session                          (Chair: Dr. Sozen, Dr. Otani)

                                       Summary / Resolutions / Recommendations

12:00                    Close


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