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Development of New Generation Structures
Through research and development on high performance structural materials, structural components, and structural systems, the efficiency of the structural materials can be enhanced and the amount of both structural and construction materials used in buildings can be reduced. The major research focus for high performance materials has been on high performance steels, which possess such characteristics as high strength, fire resistance, high ductility, and/or high weld ability. High performance concrete has also received considerable attention for its high strength, light weight, and ease of recycling. The use of such materials makes possible high performance steel structures that can reduce their consumption and waste of materials as well as shrinking their carbon footprint.
Development of Advanced Urban Geo-Engineering Technologies for Building Damage Prevention and Mitigation
This research project is working on advanced urban geo-engineering technologies that can be used to prevent and to mitigate the building damage that can result from underground civil engineering activities. These new technologies focus on the following four areas: ground conditions and building response predictions; quantified building damage assessment; ground improvement; and building monitoring. The diverse disciplines incorporated include chemistry, electronics, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), high performance computing, etc.
Innovative R&D of Green Materials Produced from Waste
The goal of this project is to manufacture green building materials by using low energy consumption methods to apply activation and gel-forming technologies that can transform existing industrial and agricultural wastes into bonding materials and light-weight aggregates. The processes under study include using alkali-containing gel activated bonding materials; producing non-clinker cement by using gel theory to convert silica-aluminum material into a gel; recycling sewage, silt sediments, fly ash and bottom ash into green building materials; applying cold-bonding technology to create near-zero energy consumption light-weight aggregates; and converting waste glass and plastic waste into waterproof and fire-resistant materials. The goal of all these studies is to benefit the Earth through the development of technologies for energy conservation, recycling, and reducing our carbon footprint.
PEOPLE IN Structural Performance |
A. Development of New Generation Structures
Project Leader | Sheng-Jin Chen
Principal Investigator | Cheng-Cheng Chen
1. Life-Cycle Cost Based Risk Mitigation for Buildings under Strong Winds
Project Leader | Sheng-Jin Chen
Principal Investigator | Van Jeng / Hsien-Lung Tsai / Kuo-Chen Yang
2. Computer and Communication/Information Systems
Project Leader | Cheng-Cheng Chen
Principal Investigator | Sheng-Jin Chen
Participant Investigator | Rwey-Hua Cherng / Kuo-Chen Yang / Hung-Jen Lee / Chao-Lin Cheng
B. Development of Advanced Urban Geo-Engineering Technologies for Building Damage Prevention and Mitigation
Project Leader | Horn-Da Lin
Principal Investigator | Sou-Sen Leu / Chang-Yu Ou / Yao-Chung Chen / Yo-Ming Hsieh /Chee-Nan Chen
Participant Investigator | Chien-Chin Wang / Li-Hsien Chen / Shao-Chi Chien / Chih-Ming Lin