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Development and applications of an experimental database for structural engineering education
journal contributionposted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by Y Itoh, Chunlu LiuChunlu Liu, T Ishiyama
A great number of research organisations in Japan have been conducting structural steel experiments for many years, particularly seismic tests of steel structures like cyclic-loading and pseudo-dynamic tests, in order to determine their seismic performances. However, the original test data gained by most research organisations are not well stored in an appropriate manner for distribution and possible usage by others. With the rapid development of information networks, structural engineers and researchers are able to exchange various types of test data through the Internet. In this paper, the authors present the development of a distributed collaborative database system for structural steel experiments. The database is made available on the Internet, and the use of Java language enables efficient interactive retrieval. The potential applications of the developed database system for structural engineering education are validated for the retrieval of experimental data and seismic numerical analysis.