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Kasuga A.,Sumitomo Mitsui Construction
fib Symposium PRAGUE 2011: Concrete Engineering for Excellence and Efficiency, Proceedings | Year: 2011

Arch bridge construction technology has made a great deal of progress in Japan since the 1960s. With cantilevering construction, temporary steel arches are generally used to develop arch action as soon as possible. This approach is particularly advantageous in earthquake prone areas. Temporary stays and ground anchors can also be reduced because of the earlier arch action provided by the temporary steel arch. Such temporary arches often use a box design without filling the interior of the box with concrete, adopting this approach because less concrete is required for the arch rib. This paper also considers a new design concept for half-through arch bridges, which have the deck located at an intermediate level of the arch. Because of construction difficulties, there are not so many examples of this type of bridge using concrete arches. With the new design concept, the center section of deck inside the arch provides part of the arch action. This solution makes construction easier with steel box arch technology. Finally, some new applications of arch bridge technology are shown.


Kaminaga Y.,Sumitomo Mitsui Construction | Nakagawa T.,Sumitomo Mitsui Construction | Hosono H.,Sumitomo Mitsui Construction
High Tech Concrete: Where Technology and Engineering Meet - Proceedings of the 2017 fib Symposium | Year: 2017

Developed in Italy in the 1950s, the lowering construction method evolved as an effective method to construct arch bridges with arch spans of about 100 m in Japan, which has many steep gorges. The Kano River Crossing Bridge presented in this paper is a concrete arch bridge with a 110-m arch span. Because of ground conditions at the site, steel arch ribs, Melan's rigid reinforcement, were erected using the lowering method to reduce equipment and subgrade reaction from the method. The ribs were then encased in concrete to form the arch. The two rotational bearings placed on the arch base were linked by a pin to improve rotation accuracy, since accuracy in rotating the arch member greatly affects lowering erection. Hydraulic jacks, winches and prestressing tendons were used in stages during the rotation work, depending on the angle and location of center of gravity at each stage in the rotation of the steel arch ribs, to achieve both construction safety and efficiency during lowering erection. In addition, the thickness of the concrete member was kept to the minimum required by using the erected steel arch as part of the formwork for concrete encasement, which helped make construction easier and reduced bridge weight. © Springer International Publishing AG 2018.


Heng S.,Sumitomo Mitsui Construction | Kasuga A.,Sumitomo Mitsui Construction | Uchibori H.,Sumitomo Mitsui Construction
High Tech Concrete: Where Technology and Engineering Meet - Proceedings of the 2017 fib Symposium | Year: 2017

In general, to design a large span bridge, cable-supported bridges are utilized with high towers and stiffened by steel girder since it is flexible and lightweight. In addition, to increase the stiffening against aerodynamic stability, a hybrid cable-supported bridge which combines both suspension and cable-stayed structure has been proposed. However, the hybrid system inherently comes with higher towers in comparison to the conventional suspension system. Consequently, the angular change of the main cable at the tower saddle could be larger which causes increasing secondary stress in the main cable and the cable becomes more critical in fatigue. It is well known that extradosed bridge employs a structure with deeper girder and lower tower than that of a conventional cable-stayed bridge. Therefore, in this study, to deal with the secondary stress in the main cable and enhance the aerodynamic stability, the authors aim to develop a long span concrete box girder bridge which is a hybrid between an extradosed structure and a suspension structure. Incidentally, in order to reduce the weight of the girder, the butterfly web girder in which the web was replaced by thin panels with a butterfly-wing shaped was adopted. As a case study, herein a hybrid of extradosed and suspension bridge with 800 m span of concrete butterfly web girder was suggested. The towers are considered to be 100 m in height as well as the girder is set to 7 m deep. After describing some assumptions of construction sequence for the structural analysis, three different extradosed spans of the proposed hybrid bridge are comparatively designed and discussed to confirm their structural behaviors in this paper. As the results, it is confirmed that this new type of hybrid bridge can be designed and moreover, it is found that the system with extradosed span to main span ratio 61% is the most efficient system than others. © Springer International Publishing AG 2018.


News Article | December 9, 2016
Site: marketersmedia.com

This report studies the global Building Service market, analyzes and researches the Building Service development status and forecast in United States, EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. This report focuses on the top players in global market, like Atkins ARUP BRAVO Shimizu Corporation SNC-Lavalin Sumitomo Mitsui Construction ABM Cundall BAM Construct Loop Engineering JDP For more information or any query mail at sales@wiseguyreports.com Market segment by Application, Building Service can be split into Application 1 Application 2 Application 3 United States, EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia Building Service Market Size, Status and Forecast 2021 1 Industry Overview of Building Service 1.1 Building Service Market Overview 1.1.1 Building Service Product Scope 1.1.2 Market Status and Outlook 1.2 Global Building Service Market Size and Analysis by Regions 1.2.1 United States 1.2.2 EU 1.2.3 Japan 1.2.4 China 1.2.5 India 1.2.6 Southeast Asia 1.3 Building Service Market by End Users/Application 1.3.1 Application 1 1.3.2 Application 2 1.3.3 Application 3 2 Global Building Service Competition Analysis by Players 2.1 Building Service Market Size (Value) by Players (2015-2016) 2.2 Competitive Status and Trend 2.2.1 Market Concentration Rate 2.2.2 Product/Service Differences 2.2.3 New Entrants 2.2.4 The Technology Trends in Future 3 Company (Top Players) Profiles 3.1 Atkins 3.1.1 Company Profile 3.1.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.1.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.1.4 Building Service Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.1.5 Recent Developments 3.2 ARUP 3.2.1 Company Profile 3.2.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.2.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.2.4 Building Service Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.2.5 Recent Developments 3.3 BRAVO 3.3.1 Company Profile 3.3.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.3.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.3.4 Building Service Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.3.5 Recent Developments 3.4 Shimizu Corporation 3.4.1 Company Profile 3.4.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.4.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.4.4 Building Service Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.4.5 Recent Developments 3.5 SNC-Lavalin 3.5.1 Company Profile 3.5.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.5.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.5.4 Building Service Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.5.5 Recent Developments 3.6 Sumitomo Mitsui Construction 3.6.1 Company Profile 3.6.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.6.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.6.4 Building Service Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.6.5 Recent Developments 3.7 ABM 3.7.1 Company Profile 3.7.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.7.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.7.4 Building Service Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.7.5 Recent Developments 3.8 Cundall 3.8.1 Company Profile 3.8.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.8.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.8.4 Building Service Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.8.5 Recent Developments 3.9 BAM Construct 3.9.1 Company Profile 3.9.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.9.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.9.4 Building Service Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.9.5 Recent Developments 3.10 Loop Engineering 3.10.1 Company Profile 3.10.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.10.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.10.4 Building Service Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.10.5 Recent Developments 3.11 JDP For more information or any query mail at sales@wiseguyreports.com ABOUT US: Wise Guy Reports is part of the Wise Guy Consultants Pvt. Ltd. and offers premium progressive statistical surveying, market research reports, analysis & forecast data for industries and governments around the globe. Wise Guy Reports features an exhaustive list of market research reports from hundreds of publishers worldwide. We boast a database spanning virtually every market category and an even more comprehensive collection of market research reports under these categories and sub-categories For more information, please visit https://www.wiseguyreports.com


Yoshimitsu N.,University of Tokyo | Kawakata H.,Ritsumeikan University | Takahashi N.,Sumitomo Mitsui Construction
Geophysical Research Letters | Year: 2014

Microfractures occurring in a rock sample that are called acoustic emission (AE) events show some similar features to earthquakes. However, it remains to be shown whether or not AE equate to ultramicroearthquakes. In this study, we show the existence of magnitude -7 level earthquakes based on seismological analyses of AE source parameters. Advances in multichannel, broadband, high-speed continuous recording of AE under seismogenic pressure conditions has facilitated increasingly robust measurement. Source parameters of AE show that AE events satisfy the same scaling relationship as natural earthquakes in which seismic moment is inversely proportional to the cube of corner frequency. This result suggests that both millimeter scale fractures and natural earthquakes of kilometer scale ruptures are highly similar as physical processes. Hence, AE events can be interpreted as ultramicroearthquakes having a magnitude of about -7. These results demonstrate that laboratory observation is an effective approach in studying natural earthquake generation process. Key Points The magnitude -7 level earthquakes are identified in a laboratory experiment Ruptures from kilometer to millimeter scale satisfy the same self-similar relationship Broadband recording of AE events under a triaxial condition has been succeeded ©2014. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.


Kishi N.,National Institute of Technology, Kushiro College | Mikami H.,Sumitomo Mitsui Construction
ACI Structural Journal | Year: 2012

To establish an impact-resistant design procedure for reinforced concrete (RC) structures based on the performance-based design concept, an evaluation method for the impact-resistant capacity of the structures needs to be developed. Until now, a particular method for beams has not yet been specified worldwide. To achieve this, falling-weight impact tests on a total of 36 beams with varying section parameters were conducted and the key factors for better representing the impact behavior of the beams were investigated. Two empirical equations were derived based on the experimental results. By using these equations, the required static flexural load-carrying capacity of an RC beam may be determined by specifying the limit state with the maximum and residual deflections of the beam. Copyright © 2012, American Concrete Institute. All rights reserved.


Shibata T.,Sumitomo Mitsui Construction | Yamachi H.,Sumitomo Mitsui Construction | Ohmura R.,Keio University | Mori Y.H.,Keio University
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy | Year: 2012

This paper describes the conceptual designs of a facility for storing, in the form of a clathrate hydrate, hydrogen produced in an industrial complex area. We recently reported the first engineering investigation of hydrate-based hydrogen storage, focusing on the conceptual design of hydrate production plants applicable for the large-scale stationary storage in urban or industrial complex areas (Nakayama et al., Energy Fuels 2010;24:2576-2588). This paper complements the previous study by presenting conceptual designs of underground hydrate-storage silos each to be coupled to a hydrate production plant. Several different types of underground silos each having a 35,000 m3 capacity were planned and designed on a construction-engineering basis, which included (a) a tunnel-type silo consisting of several levels radially arranged around an access shaft, (b) a tunnel-type silo consisting of several levels that branch off from a single access level connected to an access shaft, and (c) a vertically-oriented cylindrical tank-type silo. For each type of silo, we have specified the hydrate loading and unloading equipment as well as the cooling system, and have estimated the construction cost. Copyright © 2012, Hydrogen Energy Publications, LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Kasuga A.,Sumitomo Mitsui Construction
Structural Concrete | Year: 2011

A unique suspension method developed over a period of more than 10 years produces a rational structure in the form of a single-span composite truss bridge. For this structure, the steel truss and concrete deck are constructed on the spanning cables. During construction the horizontal forces of these cables are anchored into the ground, but after completion of the bridge the forces are transferred to concrete upper and lower chords as prestressing forces. A single-span composite truss bridge of this type can be constructed without temporary supports or falsework. Using this method to bridge a deep valley produces benefits in terms of both construction costs and sustainability. A single-span bridge requires less excavation than other bridge types, and utilizing a composite truss with this construction method can minimize the environmental impact of the construction. Copyright © 2011 Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin.


Kasuga A.,Sumitomo Mitsui Construction
IABSE Conference, Nara 2015: Elegance in Structures - Report | Year: 2015

As Roman architectures needed three elements, structural elegance of bridges is the combination of three elements of beauty, functional, structural and beauty of form. Besides, past innovations that added ingenuity and creativity to structural elegance can be considered sustainable. A structure becomes sustainable by combining structural elegance with creativity, which we called structural sustainability. What is the relationship between structural elegance and sustainability? This paper considers how to realize more elegant bridges.


Kasuga A.,Sumitomo Mitsui Construction
Multi-Span Large Bridges - Proceedings of the International Conference on Multi-Span Large Bridges, 2015 | Year: 2015

Some examples of multi-span extradosed bridges in Japan are introduced together with their structural features. Furthermore, a new solution to extend the span length of extradosed bridges to around 500 m is proposed, using a new technology called the butterfly web. The structural behavior of a multi-span long extradosed bridge, including the results of wind tunnel tests, is discussed. © 2015, Taylor & Francis Group, London.

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