Advanced Steel Construction

Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 211-226 (2016)


ADVANCEMENT AND APPLICATIONS OF JAPANESE HIGH

PERFORMANCE STEEL IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

 

Ping Xiang1, Hanbin Ge2,* and Liang-Jiu Jia3

1Assistant Professor, Department of Structural Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, 200092,China

2*Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Meijo University, 1-501 Shiogamaguchi, Tempaku-ku, Nagoya, 468-8502, Japan

3Assistant Professor, Research Institute of Structural Engineering and Disaster Reduction, Tongji University, Shanghai, 200092, China. (Former Post Doctoral Researcher, Advanced Research Center for Natural Disaster Risk

Reduction, Meijo Univ., 1-501 Shiogamaguchi, Tempaku-ku, Nagoya, 468-8502, Japan)

*(Corresponding author: E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Received: 14 January 2014; Revised: 12 October 2015; Accepted: 13 October 2015

 

DOI:10.18057/IJASC.2016.12.3.3

 

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ABSTRACT

Applications of steel to building structures in Japan can date back to the first steel factory, ShueishaPrinting Plant, constructed in 1894. History of steel bridges in Japan can trace back to the first steel bridge, KuroganeBridge in Nagasaki, constructed in 1868 using wrought iron. As the developments of large-scale structures, newconstruction technologies and demanding structural performance, a variety of high performance steels (HPSs) havebeen developed. In this study, history of applications of HPSs to building and bridge structures in Japan is brieflyreviewed. The characteristics of typical HPSs in both buildings and bridges are introduced, respectively, and theirimpacts on structural engineering are also discussed.

 

KEYWORDS

Steel, high performance, toughness, welding, ductility, weathering, buildings, bridges


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