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Civil Engineering Infrastructure

12 November, 2013
Universidade de São Paulo

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Date / Time

November 12 (Tue.), 2013 (13:00 - 18:00)


Room S-07, Civil Engineering Building, Escola Politécnica, Universidade de São Paulo



Contact / Registration

Prof. Túlio N. Bittencourt
Professor of Structural Engineering
Polytechnic School - Universidade de São Paulo - Brazil
Homepage: http://www.lmc.ep.usp.br/people/tbitten/gmec/home_ing.htm
President of IBRACON (Brazilian Concrete Institute)


Condition assessment or structural health monitoring is a growing area of infrastructure engineering in which the response of the structures under particular loading or environmental condition is estimated. Health monitoring is also used as a diagnostic tool for detecting or inferring the presence of defects and for scheduling maintenance operations. This workshop aims to establish international exchanges between Japanese and Brazilian on this theme. In Japan, structural health monitoring is a diagnostic tool frequently used and developed. Nowadays Brazil is facing many challenges in order to improve its transportation infrastructure to set the grounds for a continuous development and economic growth. A future cooperation between Japanese and Brazilian researchers is very important and will contribute with mutual development.


13:00 - 13:30 Introduction and Possibilities of Cooperation in the Graduate Level - Profs. Túlio Bittencourt (USP) and Yozo Fujino (UTokyo)
13:35 – 14:15 Dynamic behavior, control and monitoring of Bridges - Prof. Yozo Fujino (UTokyo)
14:20 – 15:00 Development of a Train Simulator for Training and/or System Inertial Recovery for railway track quality identification- Prof. Roberto Spinola (USP)
15:05 – 15:45 Multi-scale analysis of concrete structures for long-term use - Prof. Koichi Maekawa (UTokyo)
15:45 – 16:00 Coffee Break offered by the Graduate Program of Civil Engineering – USP
16:00 – 16:40 Studies of the Brazilian Railway Infrastructure: recent work on ballasted ways and development of a test facility - Prof. Rosângela Motta (USP)
16:45 – 17:25 Railways in Japan with emphasis to the dynamics of railway bridges - Dr. Su Di (UTokyo)
17:30 – 18:00 Closing


Yozo Fujino Professor, School of Engineering, UTokyo
Koichi Maekawa Professor, School of Engineering, UTokyo
Di Su Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, UTokyo
Túlio Bittencourt Professor, Polytechnic School, USP
Roberto Spinola Professor, Polytechnic School, USP
Rosângela Motta Professor, Polytechnic School, USP