Many types of deterioration in steel structures have been reported and maintenance works is currently urgent issue in Japan.
Since the numerous number of deterioration cases have been reported, not only continuous maintenance works but also the developments
of effective inspection and repair methods are needed. In this course, professor first gives the information about deterioration
cases in steel bridge structures and their mechanism. Then, information of inspection and repair methods including newly
developed technology will be given to the students.
Purpose of class
The purpose of this class to understand the current situation of infrastructures in Japan, especially steel bridge structures.
Then, students understand how to solve these detrioration problems in the design and maintenance stages through the classes
about design and maintenance skills and actual maintence works.
Goals and objectives
Students understand current health conditions of infrastructures in Japan, especially steel bridge structures.
Students understand the mechanism of fatigue and corrosion in steel bridge structures
Students get knowledges about inspection and maintenance methods
HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.)
Amount of Time Required
Introduction Information of deterioration cases of steel bridge structures
Lessons of mechanism of fatigue and corrosion in steel bridge structures
Take a walk around university of student home and find out the deteriorated steel structures.
Think about the reason why the deterioration student find occur.
Lessons of joints in steel members, namely bolt connection and joints
Lessons of durability design of steel bridge structures
Understand mechanism of deterioration and what we do focus in durability design stages
Lessons of inspection method
Think about what kinds of information are needed for judging health condition and plan effective countermeasures
Lessons of repair and retrofit methods
Think about what we should do after we conduct the repair and retrofit works, and how we can do.
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'
Evaluation method and criteria
Evaluation will be made by final reports Score over 60% will be passed.
Textbooks and reference materials
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
Just after class
Development of social and professional independence
Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals