2007 Blind Analysis Contest
The Executive Committe of the E-Defense Steel Building Project has announced the 2007 Blind Analysis Contest, in which a full-scale four-story steel building will be tested to collapse on the world’s largest three-dimensional shake table, located in Miki City, Japan. The building will be shaken and collapsed from September 20-30, 2007, by applying a scaled version of near-fault motion recorded during the 1995 Kobe earthquake.
Participants will predict results before and after the test. The contest is open to researchers, students and practitioners, with winners in two categories: researchers and students, and practicing engineers. Winners will be honored at the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14WCEE) in 2008 in Beijing, China, with travel and accommodations covered by the contest sponsor, Japan’s National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention.
The registration deadline is August 10, 2007.