|At NU Disaster Mitigation Resaerch Center with Rodolfo Mendoza (DLSU faculty) and host, Prof. Hikaru Nakamura (right)|
Prof. Andres Winston Oreta of the Structural Eng'g Division of DLSU Civil Engineering Department accomplished his Short-Term Research Program in Japan (SRJP) through the suport of AUN/SEED-Net and JICA. The research entitled, "Survey of Earthquake Risk Mitigation & Retrofitting Strategies for Concrete Structures for Local Adoption in the Philippines" was conducted from June 3, 2015 to June 14, 2015 with Prof. Hikaru Nakamura of Nagoya University (NU) as host professor.
|Exhibits at NU Disaster Mitigation Resarch Center|
Among the activities held during the SRJP were:
- Tour of the NU Concrete and Architectural Eng'g Research Lab
- Tour of the NU Disaster Mitigation Resarch Center (NU DMRC)
- Visit the Shimizu Institute of Technology at Tokyo
- Site Visit of Retrofitting of a Building using SMIC
- Nagoya Expressway Retrofitting Site Visit
- Tour of the Yahagi Corp. Research Center
- Meeting with Prof. Idota of Nagoya Institute of Technology on wood houses retrofitting
|Nagoya Expressway site visit|
|Yahagi Corp. Research Center. Sample retrofitting frame at the background.|
Prof. Oreta also presented a lecture at Nagoya University to 1st year Master's students in their research course. He lectured on "Seismic Risk Assessment of Structures" and "Introducing Sustainability Concepts in the Design of Structures."
|Lecture on Seismic Risk Assessment of Structures and Sustainability Concepts to NU graduate students|
The visit also gave Prof. Oreta the opportunity to reunite with his former supervisor, Prof. Tada-aki Tanabe of Nagoya University twenty years ago in a dinner with the NU Concrete Lab faculty.
|Dinner with Prof. Tanabe and the NU Concrete Lab Faculty|
|Models on exhibit at NU DMRC|
|Retrofitted buildings at Nagoya University|
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Engr. Rodolfo Mendoza, DLSU CE part-time faculty joined Dr. Oreta from June 3 to June June 8, 2015 during the visit. Engr. Mendoza was accepted as a Doctoral student by Nagoya University Civil Engineering Department as a MEXT scholar starting October 2015. He joined Dr. Oreta to meet his supervisor and the faculty and staff of the NU Concrete Lab where he will be doing his research on Rigid Body Spring Modeling of Concrete Structures.
|Engr. Mendoza presents his MSCE thesis to the NU Conrete Lab|
|Meeting the Filipino scholars at NU|