Lessons Learned from the 2011 Tohoku, Japan, Earthquake


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Title: Lessons Learned from the 2011 Tohoku, Japan, Earthquake

Author(s): Shunsuke Otani

Publication: Web Session

Volume: Otani.pdf


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Keywords: structural concrete, reinforced concrete, seismic

Date: 3/19/2012

During the last 45 years, Professor James O. Jirsa has had a long and distinguished career as a Professor of civil engineering and as a student advisor at the University of Nebraska, Rice University, and the University of Texas at Austin. He has been at the forefront of structural engineering by making outstanding contributions to concrete research and design. Most notably, his contributions to reinforced concrete include his work in slabs, shear, bond and development length, and the seismic strengthening of reinforced concrete elements and systems. An ACI Honorary Member, Jirsa is a Past President of the Institute, a former Board member, and a Past Chair of many technical committees, including the Technical Activities Committee (TAC); ACI Subcommittee 318-F, New Materials, Products, and Ideas; and Joint ACI-ASCE Committees 352, Joints and Connections in Monolithic Concrete Structures, and 408, Development and Splicing of Deformed Bars; and has been a member of ACI Committee 318, Structural Concrete Building Code since 1982. Students, researchers, practicing engineers, and contractors are expected to attend. The material presented will cover state-of-the-art information in the aforementioned areas.

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