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10th Japanese‐German Bridge Symposium

10th Japanese‐German Bridge Symposium Editorial th 10 Japanese-German Bridge Symposium In September 2014 Universität der Bundeswehr München tigue, maintaining the durability of load-bearing bridge th und Technische Universität München play host to the 10 structures) and the planning of structural measures aimed edition of the Japanese-German Bridge Symposium, a bi- at protecting buildings against the effects of earthquakes. ennial event which alternates between Japan and Ger- This journal includes a selection of contributions presented many. Over the years the symposium has established itself during the course of the symposium. as an important meeting between bridge engineering ex- The organisers were equally as committed to the pro- perts from throughout Asia and Europe. If it was the bond vision of a platform for the discussion of specialist subjects of friendship between Professor Y. Maeda (Osaka City as the use of professional exchange to strengthen social University) and Professor K. Roik (Ruhr-Universität Bo- ties – a principle passed down to them by their predeces- chum) that promoted exchange between Japanese and sors. After the symposium, participants who had travelled German academics from the early 1980s onwards, it was from Japan were joined on a joint trip to inspect a number the subsequent dedication of Professor H. Nakai (Osaka of bridge structures currently under construction. The des- City University), Professor A. Kurita (Osaka Institute of tination of this post-symposium tour was the Mosel Valley Technology) and Professor G. Albrecht (Technische Uni- – a region well-known for fulfilling all the prerequisites for versität München) that turned those early get-togethers a long evening of lively conversation. into a leading bridge engineering symposium. Today, that What began with the modest hopes of like-minded tradition is continued by a group of professors from Kyoto bridge engineers from different cultural backgrounds has University, the Osaka Institute of Technology, Osaka City long since become a true story of success. A number of University, Technische Universität München and Universi- fruitful partnerships have been established, and exchange tät der Bundeswehr München. between young academics from Asian and European uni- Hosted by Technische Universität München and Uni- versities is now the norm. Doctoral candidates from Japan versität der Bundeswehr München, the 2014 symposium and Germany are jointly supervised, and upon receiving featured contributions focusing on the preservation of their doctorates they represent highly qualified experts built infrastructure (subtopics: load-bearing capacity, fa- whose services are in high demand at global companies. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Oliver Fischer, TU München Prof., Dr. Eng. Susumu Inoue, O.I.T. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingbert Mangerig, UniBw München Prof., Ph.D., Kunitomo Sugiura, Kyoto University Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Mensinger, TU München Prof., Dr. Eng., Takashi Yamaguchi, Osaka City University Prof. Dr.-Ing. Geralt Siebert, UniBw München Assoc. Prof., Dr. Eng., Osamu Ohyama, O.I.T. © Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin · Steel Construction 8 (2015), No. 1 1 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Steel Construction: Design and Research Wiley

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Editorial th 10 Japanese-German Bridge Symposium In September 2014 Universität der Bundeswehr München tigue, maintaining the durability of load-bearing bridge th und Technische Universität München play host to the 10 structures) and the planning of structural measures aimed edition of the Japanese-German Bridge Symposium, a bi- at protecting buildings against the effects of earthquakes. ennial event which alternates between Japan and Ger- This journal includes a selection of contributions presented many. Over the years the symposium has established itself during the course of the symposium. as an important meeting between bridge engineering ex- The organisers were equally as committed to the pro- perts from throughout Asia and Europe. If it was the bond vision of a platform for the discussion of specialist subjects of friendship between Professor Y. Maeda (Osaka City as the use of professional exchange to strengthen social University) and Professor K. Roik (Ruhr-Universität Bo- ties – a principle passed down to them by their predeces- chum) that promoted exchange between Japanese and sors. After the symposium, participants who had travelled German academics from the early 1980s onwards, it was from Japan were joined on a joint trip to inspect a number the subsequent dedication of Professor H. Nakai (Osaka of bridge structures currently under construction. The des- City University), Professor A. Kurita (Osaka Institute of tination of this post-symposium tour was the Mosel Valley Technology) and Professor G. Albrecht (Technische Uni- – a region well-known for fulfilling all the prerequisites for versität München) that turned those early get-togethers a long evening of lively conversation. into a leading bridge engineering symposium. Today, that What began with the modest hopes of like-minded tradition is continued by a group of professors from Kyoto bridge engineers from different cultural backgrounds has University, the Osaka Institute of Technology, Osaka City long since become a true story of success. A number of University, Technische Universität München and Universi- fruitful partnerships have been established, and exchange tät der Bundeswehr München. between young academics from Asian and European uni- Hosted by Technische Universität München and Uni- versities is now the norm. Doctoral candidates from Japan versität der Bundeswehr München, the 2014 symposium and Germany are jointly supervised, and upon receiving featured contributions focusing on the preservation of their doctorates they represent highly qualified experts built infrastructure (subtopics: load-bearing capacity, fa- whose services are in high demand at global companies. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Oliver Fischer, TU München Prof., Dr. Eng. Susumu Inoue, O.I.T. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingbert Mangerig, UniBw München Prof., Ph.D., Kunitomo Sugiura, Kyoto University Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Mensinger, TU München Prof., Dr. Eng., Takashi Yamaguchi, Osaka City University Prof. Dr.-Ing. Geralt Siebert, UniBw München Assoc. Prof., Dr. Eng., Osamu Ohyama, O.I.T. © Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin · Steel Construction 8 (2015), No. 1 1

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Published: Feb 1, 2015

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