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WiSE Sponsors US-Japan Workshop on Wind and Structures

Visitors from Japan and Canada stand with TTU faculty at the 3rd Annual US-Japan Workshop

(Above photo): Visitors from Japan (and an observer from Canada) stand for a group shot toward the end of the 3rd Annual US-Japan Workshop.

WiSE faculty associate Dr. Delong Zuo recently hosted the 3rd Annual United States-Japan Workshop titled "Structural Dynamics and Monitoring of Bridges and other Flexible Structures Against Wind Hazards". Held March 11-13, the workshop was a platform for sharing information on the latest developments on structural dynamics and monitoring of bridges and slender structures with an emphasis to wind hazards.

The topics included structural dynamics, random vibrations, numerical methods, experimental methods, structural health monitoring and system identification, as well as aerodynamic and aeroelastic phenomena, with the main focus of the event being on bridges.

Visiting experts included speakers from the Japan Bridge Engineering Center, Yokohama National University, Tokyo University of Science, and Kyoto University. Other experts included visitors from Northeastern University, Johns Hopskins University and Weidlinger Associates, and an observer from the University of Ottawa in Canada. Texas Tech experts included Dr. Delong Zuo, Dr. Xingzhong Chen, Dr. Daan Liang, Dr. Stephen Morse, Dr. Douglas A. Smith, and Dr. Brian Hirth.

Thanks go to all involved in helping this project be a success!