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Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, IWATE UNIVERSITY
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IWASAKI ShojiProfessor

Affiliation Faculty of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Graduate School of Engineering
·Master's Programs
Civil and Environmental Engineering
·Doctoral Programs
Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Keywords Maintenance Management of Bridges, Elongation of Lifetime
Summary My research interest is centered on the operation and maintenance of bridges. Copper bridges are generally considered to last 60 years, but a longer operating life has now become necessary. The basic approach to operation and maintenance has also changed from “repairing when broken” to “time-based preventive maintenance.” My laboratory has conducted load tests on existing bridges to measure deflection, distortion and other performance factors, and has analyzed and compared the measurement data collected using general-purpose programs in order to identify the bearing strength of individual bridges. In the future, we will also put our research efforts into studying more efficient and low-cost bridge inspection methods.
Research Fields Structural Engineering, Bridge Engineering, Maintenance Engineering
Subjects Structural Mechanics I, Structural Mechanics II, Bridge Engineering
[Master's Programs] Advanced Structural Analysis
[Doctoral Programs] Advanced Dynamic Structural Engineering
Website http://structure.cande.iwate-u.ac.jp/indexeng.htm
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