Published on March 4, 2019
A supplement to the NCO award (#1612144) supported the participation of U.S. researchers on a February 7-8 trip to Japan’s Earthquake Defense, or E-Defense, facility for the second meeting of the research collaboration between NHERI and NIED/E-Defense.
In addition to discussing opportunities for collaboration under the Tokyo Metropolitan Resilience Project, ten participants from the U.S. observed and participated in two large-scale tests on the E-Defense shake table to evaluate the performance of residential wood construction. The E-Defense shake table in Miki City, Japan, is the world’s largest shake table.
With support from the RAPID facility, Texas A&M professor Maria Koliou and her team collected data on the two full-scale, three-story, wood-frame buildings. Koliou is the PI on NSF project #1829433, which is funded under the NHERI-NIED/E-Defense research collaboration.