Program

Organized Session

(OS1) Title : Advances in Analysis and Design of Steel Structures for Fire Safety

Organizer:
Anthony Abu (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

Summary

With the introduction of performance-based fire engineering design there have been numerous advances in the research and application of the "structural fire engineering" discipline. A great many of these advances have been in steel and composite construction due to the versatility of the materials involved and the growing knowledge in this field. This special session will present the latest research and design approaches for fire safety of steel buildings being developed (and implemented) around the world.
(OS2) Title : Advances in Construction and Maintenance of Steel Bridges

Organizer:
Eiki Yamaguchi (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)

Summary

Recent advances in bridge engineering and technologies are presented. Specifically, various issues associated with the design, analysis, construction and maintenance of steel bridges are discussed. Not only academic work but also practical work is considered very important.
(OS3) Title : Advances in Steel & Composite Structures

Organizer:
Richard Liew (National University of Singapore), Yong Du (Nanjing Tech University, China)

Summary

A special session will be organized by professor Richard Liew (National University of Singapore) and professor Yong Du (Nanjing Tech University, China). This session especially focuses on the advanced analysis and high performance materials in steel & composite Structures as below (not limited)

· Fire, impact & explosion analysis
· Mechanical analysis of Stability and Plasticity
· Steel Frame Structures
· Steel-Concrete Composite Structures
· Protective Structures
· Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) for structural applications
· High performance construction materials
· Prefabricated and prefinished volumetric construction
(OS4) Title : Elasto-Plastic Behavior and Deformation Capacity of Steel Materials and Members

Organizer:
Satoshi YAMADA (Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Summary

To evaluate the seismic performance of the steel structure, it is necessary to clarify the elasto-plastic behaviors of steel members including plastic deformation capacities. Elasto-plastic behaviors of steel members under cyclic load is based on the elasto-plastic behaviors of steel materials. The histretic behavior and deformation capacity of steel members are evaluated by experiments and analyzes. Especially in case of numerical analysis the hysteresis model of the steel material to be applied dominates the accuracy of the result. Also, one of the dominant parameters of the cyclic deformation capacities of the steel member is the cyclic deformation capacity of steel material. Particularly, deformation capacity determined by ductile fracture has strong correlation with deformation capacity of steel material. In this session, following topics related to the deformation capacity of steel materials and members will be discussed.

· Modeling of hysteresis of steel materials and members.
· Evaluation of Low Cycle Fatigue life of steel materials and members.
· State of art technology related to the experiments and analysis of steel members and materials
(OS5) Title : Monitoring Method of Building Structures using ICT, IoT and 3D technology

Organizer:
Takumi Ito (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)

Summary

Recently, the innovated monitoring method is suggested, and most of them has been already put to practical use. Furthermore, the new technologies with ICT, IoT (Internet of Things) and 3D technology are prosperous development in various fields of engineering, and it will apply on building structural field for monitoring of the states of buildings.
This session presents the challenges of these development in the structural engineering for a daily monitoring, system identification and a disaster inspection.
(OS6) Title : Recent Research and Developments in Bolted and Welded Shear Connections

Organizer:
Lip H. Teh (University of Wollongong, Australia)

Summary

This session comprises presentations on recent research findings concerning bolted and welded connections loaded in shear. The connected materials may be hot-rolled structural steel, very high strength steels or cold-reduced sheet steels having yield stresses ranging from 350 to 1500 MPa. The members may be flat steel plates or profiled sections such as angle or channel sections, whether hot-formed or cold-formed. The topics include behavior and strength of connections at room temperature, and under elevated temperature. Papers that propose new or improved design equations for determining the capacity of a connection failing in a particular mode are highly encouraged.
(OS7) Title : Rehabilitation and Vibration Control of Open Deck Bridges in Railway Engineering

Organizer:
Sanghyun Choi (Korea National University of Transportation, Korea)

Summary

TBA
(OS8) Title : Shape Memory Alloys, Smart Devices and Smart Structures

Organizer:
Eun Soo Choi (Hongik University, Korea)

Summary

TBA
(OS9) Title : Steel Bridge Rehabilitation

Organizer:
Masahiro Sakano (Kansai University, Japan), Kab- Soo Kyung (Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Korea)

Summary

In this special session, several papers on evaluation, assessment, repair and retrofit of fatigue and corrosion damage in steel highway and railway bridges will be presented and discussed. We have a number of steel highway and railway bridge structures especially in urban area in Korea and Japan. Some of those structures suffer various types of fatigue and corrosion damage, but replace of them should be too expensive, and restriction or close of the traffic could be hardly allowed. So, rehabilitation of those structures becomes of urgent and great importance. Speakers will be professors and experts on steel bridge structures who are working in universities, expressway companies and railway companies.