Beam elements and their applications in various fields of structural dynamics


Professor Daigoro Isobe received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo in 1994, and is currently a professor of University of Tsukuba, Japan. He has conducted various researches on collapse behaviors of structures using his original finite element code based upon the ASI-Gauss technique. He is also interested in the field of robotics, and has applied unique approaches to robot control using the essence of computational mechanics. He also works as a Chief investigator of the Facility Simulation Working Group, E-Simulator Development Committee, E-Defense, NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience), and has succeeded to improve a simulation system using the ASI-Gauss code to analyze motion behaviors of various non-structural components. He has published over 400 journal papers, conference papers, book chapters, and books. One of his recent books is "Progressive Collapse Analysis of Structures: Numerical Codes and Applications" which was published from Elsevier in 2017. He also served as a chairman of several international conferences and workshops such as COMPSAFE 2020 (The 3rd International Conference on Computational Engineering and Science for Safety and Environmental Problems). He received the Ichimura Award upon those achievements in structural collapse analysis field, in 2014, in presence of Princess Akiko of Japan. He also received the Kawai Medal from JSCES (The Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science) in 2015, and Computational Mechanics Achievements Award from JSME (The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers) in 2019. He is now a fellow of JSME and the vice-president of JSCES.