Thursday, May 29, 2014

Prof. Nakamura of Nagoya U (Japan) at DLSU

Engr. Ongpeng and Dr. Garciano presented
a certificate of appreciation  to Prof. Nakamura
Prof. Hikaru Nakamura, chair of the Civil Engineering Department of Nagoya University, Japan was a guest lecturer in the Graduate Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction and Infrastructure Development. Prof. Nakamura delivered his lecture on "Damage Evaluation Analysis and Repair/Strengthening Method of Concrete Members due to Earthquakes." He discussed about seismic damage assessment where he showed the importance of the damage evaluation of concrete structures before an earthquake takes place. He also presented the use of nonlinear analysis for damage evaluation and some rapid repair/strengthening methods that were developed for restoration of damaged structures. 

Engr. Jason Ongpeng (Chairman of Civil Engineering Department) gave the certificate of appreciation to the guest speaker of the evening. Several professors from the Civil Engineering Department were also present including Dr. Renan Tanhueco and Engr. Alden Balili. 

The Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction and Infrastructure Development is a course offered to students taking up masteral and doctoral degree in Civil Engineering. This course is facilitated by two faculty members Dr. Andres Oreta and Dr. Lessandro Garciano. In this course, resource speakers are invited to deliver a lecture based on their specialized topics. 
Dr. Oreta and Dr. Tanhueco (both graduates of Nagoya University)
gave Prof. Nakamura a tour and dinner at SM MOA.

- Reported by Mara Del Prado

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