MIT Special Seminar
Date: March 11th, 2022 Venue: Online

The Forefront of Civil Engineering & Construction / Architecture / Environmental Engineering

Inviting Dr. Oral Buyukozturk, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which we have a partnership with, we held a special online seminar named “Sustainability of Physical Infrastructures through Innovations in Sensing and Materials” under the theme of The Forefront of Civil engineering & Construction / Architecture / Environmental Engineering. He described sensing, assessment, and materials innovation for infrastructure sustainability against a backdrop of growing sustainability awareness. As a method for building characterization using vision-based sensing to magnify and visualize vibrations from videos, he introduced a case study of the Taipei 101 skyscraper, where the natural period of a building with a vibration control system was accurately detected based on a video that was accidentally taken. In response to a question about the conditions for detecting vibrations from images, he explained that multiple cameras and algorithms are used to ensure stable evaluation.

Prof. Oral Buyukozturk is studying on mechanics and design/strengthening of structures, prestressed concrete structures, etc.

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