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JSCE-EA Joint Seminar on Steel and Composite Structures

(w/ EA and Committee on Steel Structures)

Date: March 31, 2009
Venue: University of Western Sydney

Australia Japan Joint Workshop on Steel and Composite Structures was held on March 31, 2009 at the historic 175 year old Sydney Mechanical School of Arts. This workshop was a follow up to an initial meeting between the JSCE and Center for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety at the University of New South Walls (UNSW), Australia. Prof, Nagai in Nagaoka University and Prof. Mark Bradford in UNSW were mainly leaded opening the workshop. This workshop was co-sanctioned by JSCE and Engineers Australia (EA). Expenses for the facilities and publication costs were supported by their fund. Organization of the workshop could have been possible with the support of the School of Engineering, University of Western Sydney.

Workshop was started at 9:30 by welcome address from Australian organizer, Prof. Brian Uy. 2 keynote presentations were followed by 10 invited presentations. Topics of speakers were as follows, Mark Bradford (University of New South Wales) , "A design model for bolted T-stubs in joints in steel and composite frames subjected to a compartment fire", Masatsugu Nagai (Nagaoka University of Technology), "Recent technological innovation in steel-concrete hybrid bridge engineering in Japan", Brian Uy (University of Western Sydney), "Design of concrete-filled steel tubular members according to Australian Standard AS 5100", Eiki Yamaguchi (Kyushu Institute of Technology), "JSCE standard specifications for steel and composite structures", Gianluca Ranzi (University of Sydney), "Finite element formulation for the analysis of composite bridges with complex static schemes", Takuyo Konishi (Technology Center of Metropolitan Expressway), "Inspection and retrofitting of fatigue damaged orthotropic steel decks", Zora Vrcelj (University of New South Wales), "Buckling strength of continuously restrained composite steel-concrete T-section beams", Takeshi Mori (Hosei University), "Fatigue strength of cruciform welded joints failing from weld roots under bi-axial loading", Fidelis Mashiri (University of Western Sydney), "Fatigue behavior of welded composite tubular T-joints under in-plane bending", Akira Takaue (Chodai Co, Ltd), "Application of design codes utilized in international bridge construction projects in the Asian region", Xinqun Zhu (University of Western Sydney), "Dynamic assessment of shear connection conditions in steel-concrete composite structures", Yoshiaki Okui (Saitama University), "A case study for after fracture redundancy analysis of a truss bridge in Japan", Zhong Tao (University of Western Sydney), "Behavior of concrete-filled stiffened thin-walled steel tubular columns"

After the workshop, we had a special marvelous dinner party at the Caf? Sydney just front of the famous Harbor Bridge. We have to express gratitude to all the contributors for their willingness to share their latest research work with others by sparing their precious time and money. We believe that this workshop will be a catalyst for future collaboration in steel & composite structure research between Japan and Australia.

09:30 Greetings
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome Address
10:10 - 10:50 Keynote Lecture 1: Brian Uy (University of Western Sydney)
10:50 - 11:30 Keynote Lecture 2:Masatsugu Nagai (Nagaoka University of Technology)
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Session 1(Design Code)
Australia 1
J2. Eiki Yamaguchi (Kyusyu Institute of Technology) : "2008 JSCE Specification for Steel and composite Structure"
Australia 2
J3. Akira Takaue(Chodai Co.,Ltd.) : "Application State of Design Code in Asia"
Australia 3
J4. Yoshiaki Okui(Saitama University) : Application of JSCE Design Code
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:30 Session 2
Australia 4
J4. Takeshi Mori (Hosei University) : "Construction and Utilization of Fatigue Test Database for Weld Connection"
Australia 5
J5. Takuyo Konishi (Technology Center of Metropolitan Expressway) : Fatigue of Orthotropic Steel Deck Bridge
Australia 6
J6. Koji Honma (Nippon Steel Co.,Ltd.) : "Application of High Performance Steel in Bridge Structure"
17:30 - 17:40 Closing Remarks Takuyo Konishi

Reported by:
Technogy Center of Metropolitan Expressway

A group photo of the participants