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The Fourth U.S.-Japan Workshop on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Methodology for Reinforced Concrete Building Structures, 22-24 October 2002, Toba, Japan

Kabeyasawa, Toshimi; Moehle, Jack P.

PEER-2002/21, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, 2002-12, 372 pages (400/P33/2002-21)

The workshop was organized to meet the needs and opportunities for research and practice in performance-based engineering. The objectives of the workshop were threefold: (1) to discuss different perspectives on performance-based engineering as it is applied to new and existing concrete buildings in Japan and the United States; (2) to exchange the latest findings related to the same subject; and (3) to enhance communications and promote opportunities for new and continuing collaboration. Sponsors of the workshop were the Japan Ministry of Education, Science, Sports, and Culture; the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center; and the U.S. National Science Foundation. The workshop covered the following topics: systems analysis; demand estimation; frame tests; axial capacity of columns; performance assessment; column tests; and beam-column joints. Plenary sessions covered the state of the art of seismic design in the U.S. and Japan and workshop resolutions. Twenty-six papers are published in the proceedings.

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