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2017.12.21 A special version of the NHK special program "MEGA CRISIS" will be re-broadcasted at BS1 channel on December 28th (19:00-19:49) and on January 10th (13:00-13:49).
2017.12.21 Lab demonstration seminar will be held on Thursday, January 18th from 5:00 PM at 3E103 (Isobe Lab). All students who are interested to be in our lab should attend.
2017.9.27 A special version of the NHK special program "MEGA CRISIS" will be broadcasted at BS1 channel on November 11th (19:00-19:49)Cand in NHK WORLD channel on November 19th (00:10-00:59).
2017.8.5 Prof. Isobe will appear in NHK special program "MEGA CRISIS" on September 2nd, 2017.
2017.7.18
A book entitled: "Progressive Collapse Analysis of Structures: Numerical Codes and Applications" authored by Prof. Isobe has been published from Elsevier. Elsevier
2017.2.3
A book entitled: "Earthquakes - Tectonics, Hazard and Risk Mitigation" has been published from InTech. Open Access
2016.12.5 Prof. Isobe will appear in a TV show (Suiensaa) of NHK E television on January 10th and 17th, 2017, as a commentator.
2016.12.5 Prof. Isobe will appear in a special TV program of Fuji television on December 17th, 2016.
2016.6.30 Prof. Isobe will deliver a Thematic Plenary Lecture at the forthcoming conference of ICCM2016 (August 1-4, 2016, Berkeley, USA).
2016.3.25
Mr. Yoshiki Kusaka of Isobe Lab has received the Chairperson of Department Award. Mr. Hiroaki Ogino has also received the Chairperson of Department Award and the Best Presentation Award in Master's Thesis from the department.
2015.12.21 Lab demonstration seminar will be held on Friday, January 8th from 5:30 PM at 3E103 (Isobe Lab). All students who are interested to be in our lab should attend.
2015.12.21 Prof. Isobe will appear in a TV show (Suiensaa) of NHK E television on January 5th and 12th, 2016, as a commentator.
2015.9.14 Prof. Isobe will appear in a TV show (Suiensaa) of NHK E television on October 13th and 20th as a commentator.
2015.6.19 Prof. Isobe is selected as a Semi Plenary speaker for the forthcoming conference of WCCM XII (July 24-29, 2016, Seoul, Korea).
2015.6.5
Prof. Isobe is selected as a Thematic Plenary speaker for the forthcoming conference of ICCM2015 (July 14-17, 2015, Auckland, New Zealand).
2015.5.23 Prof. Isobe received the Kawai Medal for his outstanding achievements in the field of computational mechanics at the general assembly meeting of the JSCES on May 22.
2014.12.9 Prof. Isobe has been recognized as the best faculty member 2014 in his research area, and will be commended for his contribution on Feburary 12, 2015 from the president of University of Tsukuba.
2014.12.1 Lab demonstration seminar will be held on Tuesday, December 16 from 4:45 PM at 3G204 (Isobe Lab). All students who are interested to be in our lab should attend.
2014.11.7 The 3rd International Workshops on Advances in Computational Mechanics (IWACOM-III), organized by the JSCES and chaired by Prof. Isobe, will be held at Ryogoku, Tokyo, during October 12-14, 2015.
2014.9.22 Mr. Yoshiki Kusaka of Isobe Lab. received a best presentation award at the JSCES summer camp for students 2014 which was held during September 20-21 at Mt. Tsukuba.
2014.4.20 Prof. Isobe received the Ichimura Award. The ceremony was held on 18th at Hotel Okura Tokyo in presence of Princess Akiko. website
2013.12.20 An interview article of Prof. Isobe appeared in TSUKUBA FUTURE. article
2013.12.1 Lab demonstration seminar will be held on Wednesday, December 4 from 4:45 PM at 3E103 (Isobe Lab). All students who are interested to be in our lab should attend.
2012.8.19 Report on the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster is published from Maruzen.
2012.12.11 A comment on collapse behavior of CTV building by Prof. Isobe appeared on a newspaper. Newspaper article Asahi Shinbun Digital, 2012.12.11, in Japanese.
2012.11.29
Lab demonstration seminar will be held on Wednesday 12/19 from 3:00 PM at 3E103 (Isobe Lab). All students who are interested to be in our lab should attend.
2012.2.24 A comment on collapse behavior of CTV building by Prof. Isobe appeared on a newspaper. Newspaper article Kita-Nihon Shinbun, 2012.2.18, in Japanese.
2011.12.7
Lab demonstration seminar will be held on Wednesday 12/21 from 3:00 PM, and on Thursday 12/22 from 4:30 PM at 3G204 (Isobe Lab). All students who are interested to be in our lab should attend.
2011.11.24 An interview article on collapse behavior of CTV building appeared on Nikkei Architecture.
2011.11.24 A paper written by Prof. Isobe and Mr. Katsu, presented by Prof. Isobe in SILOS2011 (held during 11/16~18 in Fukuoka), received a Highly Commendable Paper Award.
2011.8.24 Prof. Isobe made a talk on WTC collapse bahaviors in a symposium held by Asia Press Club on August 23.
2011.6.27 Prof. Isobe and his lab members appeared in a NTV program which was broadcasted on June 24th, 2011.
2011.3.16 Regarding to the great earthquake, safety of all the members in Isobe lab is confirmed.
2011.3.15 A book entitled: "Intelligent Mechatronics" has been published from InTech. Open Access
2011.2.14 Prof. Isobe appeared in a Yomiuri TV program which was broadcasted in Kinki area on February 10th, 2011. here
2011.1.11 Prof. Isobe and his lab members demonstrated a blast demolition experiment in a TBS TV program which was broadcasted on January 8th, 2011.
2010.11.25 Lab demonstration seminar will be held on Wednesday 12/15 from 3:15 PM, and on Thursday 12/16 from 5:00 PM at 3G204 (Isobe Lab). All students who are interested to be in our lab should attend.
2010.8.18 Introduction page for "Torque Cancelling System" is now open. here
2010.3.9 Numerical results on impact and collapse analysis of neibouring buildings were introduced in NHK special program "MEGAQUAKE" which was broadcasted on 7th of March. The rebroadcasting of the program is on 30th of March, 0:15AM~1:04AM, NHK.
2010.1.12 An interview article regarding the collapse theory of the New York WTC towers appeared on Weekly-Asahi.
2009.12.2 Lab demonstration seminar will be held on Wednesday 12/16 from 3:15 PM, and on Thursday 12/17 from 5:00 PM at 3G204 (Isobe Lab). All students who are interested to be in our lab should attend.
2009.12.2 Classroom for "System Dynamics" has changed to 3A416.
2009.9.29 Uploaded ASIRES Ver.2.00.
2009.5.27 Updated the topics on "Spiral Top".
2009.5.14 Astronaut Koichi Wakata successfully performed an experiment on "Spiral Top" floating device which is designed using numerical simulations carried out in our lab (A project by JAXA and Prof. Takuro Osaka, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, Univ. of Tsukuba). More
2009.4.6 Started a technical support on a controlled demolition scene of a roadshow movie based upon a novel written by Ryu Murakami.
2008.12.3
Lab demonstration seminar will be held on Wednesday 12/17 from 3:15 PM, and on Thursday 12/18 from 5:00 PM at 3G204 (Isobe Lab). All students who are interested to be in our lab should attend.
2008.12.3 Classroom for "System Dynamics" has changed to 3L202.
2008.9.12 A talk "On True Cause of Collapse and Redundancy of the World Trade Center Towers" will be made in a panel discussion in the Annual Conference of AIJ i9/18`20CHiroshima Universityj.
2008.9.2 Updated the topics on "Fire-Induced Collapse Analyses of High-Rise Towers".
2008.1.15 Started design-aid simulation of a "Spiral Top" floating device for ISS/KIBO culture and human science pilot mission by request of JAXA and Prof. Takuro Osaka, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, Univ. of Tsukuba.
2008.1.7 Download site of a finite element analysis code using ASI technique (cubic beam element version) is now open.
2007.12.10 Lab demonstration seminar will be held on Wednesday 12/19 from 3:15 PM, and on Thursday 12/20 from 5:00 PM at 3G204 (Isobe Lab). All students who are interested to be in our lab should attend.
2007.10.30 Download site of a finite element analysis code and a seimic response analysis code using ASI-Gauss technique is now open.
2007.10.17 An interfiew article of Prof. Isobe is released on Jyoyo Shinbun. Newspaper article Jyoyo Shinbun, 2007.10.16, in Japanese.
2007.9.12 An article on the fatal cause of WTC collapse is released on Asahi Shinbun. Newspaper article Asahi Shinbun, 2007.9.12, in Japanese.
2007.7.3 Download site of a finite element analysis code and a seimic response analysis code using ASI-Gauss technique is now open. Unfortunately, only Japanese version is available at this moment.
2007.5.24 English version of a paper entitled: Aircraft Impact Simulation of the WTC tower for Investigation on True Cause of the Total Collapse is uploaded.
2007.4.12 A talk on "Aircraft Impact Simulation of the WTC tower for Investigation on True Cause of the Total Collapse" will be made in the 12th JSCES Annual meeting (5/22`24CNational Olympics Memorial Youth Center).
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Panels on the dynamic collapse analyses and the demolition experimental system will be displayed in the TX Technology Showcase in Tsukuba 2007i1/30CEpochal Tsukubaj.
2006.12.1 A talk on "Numerical analyses of WTC towers" will be made in Disaster control group seminar, Monday 12/4, from 3 PM at 3E301. Dr. T. Ine from E-Defense will make another talk.
2006.11.27
Lab demonstration seminar will be held on Friday 12/15, from 11:30 AM at 3L206. All students who are interested to be in our lab should attend.
2006.9.29 Demolition experimental system will be displayed in the forthcoming exhibition of Ibaraki Technology Convention, 10/26, 27, Tsukuba Capio.
2006.9.29 Demolition experimental system and structurally safe manipulator system will be displayed in the forthcoming Soho festival, Univ. of Tsukuba, 10/7-10/9.
2006.8.28 Demolition experimental system will be displayed in the forthcoming exhibition of Innovation Japan 2006, 9/13-9/15, Tokyo Kokusai Forum.
2006.8.28 Papers on collapse analyses will be presented in the forthcoming Annual conference, AIJ, 9/7-9/9, Kanagawa University.
2006.8.28 We will participate in the Seminar for high school students which will be held on 8/29 in the College of Engineering Systems, Univ. of Tsukuba. Our theme is "Let's do the science on collapse of buildings".
2006.8.25 Reformed the website.

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