Vol.12 No.05 <Aug-Sep>

Japan's Aging Infrastructure

2014.10.31 Published


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Contents

Japan's Aging Infrastructure

[Introduction]  Dealing with aging infrastructure: issues and NIMS's approach to them
Interviewee: Koichi Tsuchiya (Managing Director, Research Center for Strategic Materials)

[Prevent (Deterioration)]  Prevent Reinforced Concrete from Deterioration:  Finding appropriate measures through understanding the mechanisms
Interviewee:
 Tadashi Shinohara (Leader of Materials Corrosion Group, Materials Reliability Unit),
 Toshiyasu Nishimura (Leader of Materials Recycling Design Group, Research Center for Strategic Materials)
  (Interviewer and writer: Akiko Ikeda)

[Restore]  Application of Welding and Thermal Spray for Repairing Steel Structures:  Resolving issues through Creative ideas
Interviewee:
 Terumi Nakamura (Director of Materials Manufacturing and Engineering Station)
 Makoto Watanabe (Principal researcher, Coating Materials Group, High Temperature Materials Unit)
 (Interviewer and writer: Akiko Ikeda)

[Inspect]  Investigating the Mechanism of Destruction via Non-Destructive Inspection:  New method which leads to new knowledge 
Interviewee: Mitsuharu Shiwa (Group Leader, Non-Destructive Evaluation Group, Materials Reliability Unit)

[Tripartite talk] Pioneering New Industries by Clarifying Mechanisms: The story behind the application of new Fe-based shape-memory alloy in a tower building's vibration dampers
 Tadakatsu Maruyama (Awaji Materia Co., Ltd.)
 Atsumichi Kushibe (Takenaka Corporation)
Tadahiro Sawaguchi (NIMS)

Science Column: Science is even more amazing than you think (maybe...) 2
Great potentials of carbon nanotubes (written by Akio Etori, illustration by Shinsuke Yoshitake)
 


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