Position | Professor |
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Fields of Interest | Development of Seismic Dampers for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Steel Bridges Behavior, Prediction and Prevention of Ductile Crack in Steel Structures |

Current Research | Behavior of structural members and systems, with particular emphasis on: (i) Seismic and Damage Control Design, (ii) Seismic Performance Evaluation and Retrofit, and (iii) Ultimate Behavior of Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Structures. |

Qualifications | Doctor of Engineering |

Phone | +81-52-838-2342 |

Facsimile | +81-52-838-2342 |

Webpage | Research and Teaching Webpage |

- Member of Board of Directors, International Association for Experimental Structural Engineering.
- Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Frontiers of Architecture and Civil Engineering.
- Member of the Editorial Board, Progress in Steel Building Structures.
- Guest Editor, International Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami.
- Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Structural Engineering, Japan Society of Civil Engineers.
- Member of the International Activities Committee, Japan Society of Civil Engineers.
- Member of Seismic Performance-based Design of Steel Bridges, Research Committee on Performance-based Design of Steel Structures, Japan Society of Steel Construction.
- Member of the Scientific Committee, the International Forum on Advances in Structural Engineering.

- 1994 Research Associate, Nagoya University, Japan
- 1996 Assistant Professor, Nagoya University, Japan
- 1998 Associate Professor, Nagoya University, Japan
- 2008 Professor, Meijo University, Japan

- 1995 The JSCE (The Japan Society of Civil Engineers) Thesis Award
- 1999 The JSCE Structural Engineering Thesis Award

- Guidelines for Stability Design of Steel Structures (2nd edition), 2005, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (in Japanese).
- Analysis and Design of Plated Structures, 2006, Woodhead Publishing Ltd & CRC Press.
- Guidelines for Seismic and Damage Control Design of Steel Bridges, 2006, Gihodo Shuppan (in Japanese).
- Standard Specifications for Steel and Composite Structures, 2008, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (in Japanese).

- Aoki, T., Suzuki, S., Watanabe, S., Suzuki, M., Usami, T., and Ge, H.B. (2003): Experimental Study on Strength and Deformation Capacity of Inverted L-Shaped Steel Bridge Piers Subjected to Out-of-Plane Cyclic Loading. J. of Structural Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering, JSCE, No.724/I-62, pp.213-223 (in Japanese).
- Ge, H.B., K.A.S. Susantha, Satake Y., and Usami, T. (2003): Seismic Demand Prediction of Concrete-filled Steel Box Columns. Engineering Structures, Vol.25, No.3, pp.337-345.
- Zheng, Y., Usami, T., and Ge, H.B. (2003): Seismic Response Predictions of Multi-Span Steel Bridges through Pushover Analysis. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol.32, pp.1259-1274.
- Ge, H.B., Watanabe, S., Usami, T., and Aoki, T. (2003): Analytical Study on Strength and Deformation Capacity of Inverted L-Shaped Steel Bridge Piers Subjected to Out-of-Plane Cyclic Loading. J. of Structural Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering, JSCE, No.738/I-64, pp.207-218 (in Japanese).
- Usami, T., Ge, H.B., Hioki, K., Lu, Z.H., and Kono, T. (2004): Seismic Performance Upgrading of Steel Arch Bridges Using Structural Control Dampers against Transverse Directional Earthquake Motions. J. of Structural Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering, JSCE, No.766/I-68, pp.245-261 (in Japanese).
- Ge, H.B., Kono, T., and Usami, T. (2004): Failure Strain of Steel Segments Subjected to Combined Compression and Bending and Application to Dynamic Verification of Steel Arch Bridges. J. of Structural Engineering, JSCE, Vol.50A, pp.1479-1488 (in Japanese).
- Lu, Z.H., Usami, T., and Ge, H.B. (2004): Seismic Performance Evaluation of Steel Arch Bridges against Major Earthquakes. Part 2: Simplified Seismic Performance Verification Procedure. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol.33, No.11, pp.1355-1372.
- Usami, T., Lu, Z.H., Ge, H.B. , and Kono, T. (2004): Seismic Performance Evaluation of Steel Arch Bridges against Major Earthquakes. Part 1: Dynamic Analysis Approach. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol.33, No.11, pp.1337-1354.
- Lu Z.H., Ge H.B., and Usami T. (2004): Applicability of Pushover Analysis-Based Seismic Performance Evaluation Procedure for Steel Arch Bridges. Engineering Structures, Vol. 26, No.13, pp.1957-1977.
- Usami T., Lu Z.H., and Ge H.B. (2005): A Seismic Retrofit Strategy for Steel Arch Bridges using Buckling-Restrained Braces, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 34, Issue 4-5, pp.471-496.
- Ge, H.B., Usami, T., and Lu, Z.H. (2005): A Proposal on Seismic Performance Evaluation Procedure for Steel Bridges –Applicability of Displacement-Based Evaluation Method–. Bridge and Foundation Engineering, Vol.39, No.5, pp.37-43 (in Japanese).
- Ge, H.B., Hioki, K., and Usami, T. (2005): Demand of Seismic Brace Dampers Installed in Steel Arch Bridges. JSCE J. of Earthquake Engineering, Vol.28, Paper No.136 (in Japanese).
- Ge, H.B., Kawahito, M., and Ohashi, M. (2005): Fundamental Study on Ductile Crack Initiation Condition in Structural Steels Considering Micro-Void Growth. JSCE J. of Earthquake Engineering, Vol.28, Paper No.190 (in Japanese).
- Chen, Z.Y., Ge, H.B., and Usami T. (2006): Hysteretic Model of Stiffened Shear Panel Dampers. J. of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol.132, No.3, pp.478-483.
- Chen, Z.Y., Ge, H.B., and Usami T. (2006): Numerical Study on Development of Hysteretic Model for Stiffened Steel Shear Panel Dampers. J. of Structural Engineering, JSCE, Vol.52A，pp.573-582.
- Chen, Z.Y., Ge, H.B., and Usami T. (2007): Simplified Seismic Design Approach for Steel Portal Frame Piers with Hysteretic Dampers, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. Vol.36, No.4, pp.541-562.
- Ge, H.B., Ohashi, M., and Tajima, R.（2007）：Experimental Study on Ductile Crack Initiation and its Propagation in Steel Bridge Piers of Thick-walled Box Sections, J. of Structural Engineering，JSCE, Vol.53A, pp.493-502 (in Japanese).
- Chen, Z.Y., Ge, H.B. and Usami T. (2007): Study on Seismic Performance Upgrading for Steel Bridge Structures by Introducing Energy-Dissipation Members, J. of Structural Engineering，JSCE, Vol.53A, pp.540-549.
- Gao, S.B. and Ge, H.B. (2007): Numerical Simulation of Hollow and Concrete-filled Steel Columns, Int. J. of Advanced Steel Construction, Vol.3, No.3, pp.668-678, 2007.9.
- Ma, X., Usmai, T., and Ge, H.B. (2007): Failure Mechanism of H-section Steel Beam-columns under Cyclic Loading, Doboku Gakkai Ronbunshuu A (J. of Structural Eng./Earthquake Eng., JSCE), Vol.63, No.4, pp.673-684，2007.10 (in Japanese).
- Ge, H.B., Kawahito, M., and Ohashi, M. (2007): Ultimate Strains of Structural Steels against Ductile Crack Initiation, Structural Eng./Earthquake Eng., JSCE, Vol.24, No.1, pp.13s-22s, 2007.11.
- Koike, Y., Yanaka, T., Usami, T., Ge，H.B., Oshita，S., Sagou, D. and Uno, Y. (2008): An Experimental Study on Developing High-Performance Stiffened Shear Panel Dampers, J. of Structural Engineering，JSCE, Vol.54A, pp.372-381, 2008.3.
- Chen, Z. Y., Ge, H. B. and Usami T. (2008): Analysis and Design of Steel Bridge Structures with Energy Absorption Members, Int. J. of Advanced Steel Construction, Vol.4, No.3, pp.173-183.
- Chen, Z.Y., Ge, H.B., Usami, T. and Yuan, Y. (2008): Parametric Study on the Hysteretic Behavior of Shear Panel Dampers, China Civil Engineering Journal, Vol.41, No.11, pp.13-17 (in Chinese).
- Gao, S.B. and Ge, H.B. (2008): Applicable Range of Steel Constitutive Models Under Cyclic Load, China Journal of Highway and Transport, Vol.21, No. 6, pp.69-76 (in Chinese).
- Ge, H.B. and Tsumura, Y. (2009): Experimental and Analytical Study on the Evaluation of Ductile Crack Initiation in Steel Bridge Piers, J. of Structural Engineering，JSCE, Vol.55A, pp.605-616, 2009.3.
- Ge, H.B., Fujie, W. and Tajima, R. (2009): Experimental Verification of an Evaluation Method for Predicting the Ductile Crack Initiation in Steel Structures, J. of Structural Engineering，JSCE, Vol.55A, pp.617-628, 2009.3.
- Usami, T. and Ge, H.B. (2009): A Performance-based Seismic Design Methodology for Steel Bridge Systems, International Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami, Vol.3, No.1, 2009.3.
- Kawashima, K., Takahashi, Y., Ge, H. B., Wu, Z.S. and Zhang J.D. (2009): Reconnaissance Report on Damage of Bridges in 2008 Wenchuan, China Earthquake, to be published in International Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol.13, No.5, 2009.5.

- Gao, S. B. and Ge, H. B. (2005): 3-D Inelastic Analysis of Hollow and Concrete-filled Steel Columns, Invited Lecture, Proc. 4th Int. Conf. on Advances in Steel Structures, Shanghai, China, pp.555-564.
- Ge, H. B. and Chen, Z. Y. (2006): Seismic Performance Upgrading of Steel Structures with Shear Panel Dampers, Keynote Lecture, Proc. The Ninth International Symposium on Structural Engineering for Young Experts, August 18-21 2006, Fuzhou & Xiamen, China, pp.99-106.
- Ge, H. B. and Usami, T. (2007): Strain-based Verification Method for Seismic Design of Steel Bridge Structures, Invited Lecture, Proc. 4th Int. Conf. on Urban Earthquake Eng., March 5-6, 2007, Tokyo, Japan, pp.237-244.
- Ge, H. B. (2008): Interim Report of the Questionnaires on International Students, in Panel Discussion Session of Expectations and Assistance to International Students in Japan, 2008 JSCE Annual Meeting, September 10, 2008, Sendai, Japan.
- Ge, H. B., Kawashima, K., Takahashi, Y., Wu, Z.S. and Zhang J.D. (2008): Inspection Activities on Damaged Bridges in Seismic Region of Wenchuan Earthquake, Keynote Lecture, Proc. of The 10th International Summer Symposium, JSCE, September 18, 2008, Tokyo, Japan, pp.5-8.
- Ge, H. B., Luo, X.Q. and Usami, T. (2008): Damage Control Design of Steel Bridges in Japan, Invited Lecture, Proc. The Tenth International Symposium on Structural Engineering for Young Experts, October 19-21, 2008, Changsha, China, pp.35-46.
- Usami, T. and Ge, H.B.(2008): State-of-the-art Japanese Practice in Seismic Design of Steel Bridge Structures, Invited Lecture，Proc. Of Japan-China Conference on Structural Steel Construction, Tokyo, Japan, pp.61-75.
- Usami, T. and Ge, H. B. (2009): Outline of Seismic Design Methodology in JSCE Standard Specifications for Steel and Composite Structures-2008, Invited Lecture，Proc. the 5th International Symposium on Steel Structures, Seoul, Korea, March 12-14.

- Lu, Z.H., Usami, T. and Ge, H.B. (2003): Seismic performance evaluation procedure for arch bridges. Proc. 5th Int. Summer Symposium, JSCE, Tokyo, Japan, pp.153-156, 2003.7.
- Usami, T., Ge, H.B., Lu, Z.H., Kono, T. and Takahashi, M (2003): Inelastic behavior of 3D arch bridges against major earthquake. Proc. of International Symposium on New Perspectives for Shell and Spatial Structures (Proc. of the 7th conference in the series of Asian Pacific Conference on Shell and Spatial Structures (APCS)). The International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS), Taipei, Taiwan, 2003.10.
- Ge, H.B., Lu, Z.H. and Usami, T. (2004): Seismic performance upgrading of steel arch bridges using buckling-restrained braces. The 7th Pacific Steel Structure Conference (PSSC 2004), Long Beach, CA, USA, March, 2004.
- Lu, Z.H., Usami, T. and Ge, H.B. (2004): A simplified seismic performance evaluation procedure for steel arch bridges. Metropolitan Habitats and Infrastructure, IABSE Symposium 2004, Shanghai, China, Sept., 2004.
- Gao, S. B. and Ge, H. B. (2005): 3-D Inelastic Analysis of Hollow and Concrete-filled Steel Columns, Invited Paper, Proc. 4th Int. Conf. on Advances in Steel Structures, Shanghai, China, pp.555-564.
- Chen, Z. Y., Ge, H. B. and Usami, T. (2005): Hysteretic Performance of Shear Panel Dampers, Proc. 4th Int. Conf. on Advances in Steel Structures, Shanghai, China, pp.1223-1228.
- Lu, Z. H., Ge, H. B., Hioki, K., Usami T. and Aoki, T. (2005): Seismic Performance Upgrading of Steel Arch Bridges Using Brace Dampers Against Longitudinal Directional Earthquake Motions, Proc. 4th Int. Conf. on Advances in Steel Structures, Shanghai, China, pp.1241-1246.
- Tajima, R. and Ge, H. B. (2005): Numerical Study on Ductile Crack Initiation Strain of Steel Bridge Piers, Proc. 7th Int. Summer Symposium, JSCE, Tokyo, Japan, pp.81-84.
- Chen, Z. Y., Ge, H. B. and Usami, T. (2005): The Efficiency of Hysteretic Dampers Installed in Famed Bridge Structures, Proc. 7th Int. Summer Symposium, JSCE, Tokyo, Japan, pp.85-88.
- Usami, T. and Ge, H.B. (2005): Dynamic Behavior of Steel Arch Bridges with Buckling-restrained Braces, Proc. Eurodyna Conference, Paris, France, September, 2005, pp.1683-1688.
- Usami, T. and Ge, H. B. (2005): New Technology for Retrofitting Steel Bridges, Proc. ISISS, Nanjing, China, November, 2005, pp.321-334.
- Ge, H. B. and Usami, T. (2005): Strain-based Seismic Performance Verification Method for Steel Structures, Proc. ISISS, Nanjing, China, November, 2005, pp.1572-1583.
- Matsui, N. and Ge, H. B. (2006): Evaluation of Strain Concentration for Prediction of Ductile Crack Initiation in Steel Bridge Piers, Proc. 8th Int. Summer Symposium, JSCE, Nagoya, Japan, pp.31-34.
- Chen, Z. Y., Ge, H. B. and Usami, T. (2006): Limiting Displacement Ratio of Hysteretic Dampers Devices, Proc. 8th Int. Summer Symposium, JSCE, Nagoya, Japan, pp.35-38.
- Ge, H. B. and Chen, Z. Y. (2006): Seismic Performance Upgrading of Steel Structures with Shear Panel Dampers, Keynote Lecture, Proc. The Ninth International Symposium on Structural Engineering for Young Experts, August 18-21 2006, Fuzhou & Xiamen, China, pp.99-106.
- Usami, T. and Ge, H. B. (2006): Seismic Retrofitting Methodology for Steel Bridges with Buckling-Restrained Braces, Proc. the 10th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC10), Special Session: Paper No. MS-PK-0019, Bangkok, Thai, August, 2006.
- Chen, Z. Y., Ge, H. B., and Usami, T. (2006): Simplified seismic design approach for hysteretic dampers incorporated in steel portal frame piers, Proc. Int. Conf. on Metal Structures, Poiana Braşov, Romania, September 20-22, 2006, pp.465-473.
- Ge, H. B., Chen, Z. Y., and Usami, T. (2007): Performance-based control design of steel bridge structures by introducing energy-dissipated members, Proc. China-Japan Joint Seminar on Steel and Composite Structures, Shanghai, China, January 16-17, 2007, pp.65-73.
- Ge, H. B. and Usami, T. (2007): Strain-based Verification Method for Seismic Design of Steel Bridge Structures, Invited Paper, Proc. 4th Int. Conf. on Urban Earthquake Eng., March 5-6 2007, Tokyo, Japan, pp.237-244.
- Fujie, W. and Ge, H. B. (2007): Evaluation of Ductile Crack Initiation for Steel Bridge Piers, Piers, Proc. 9th Int. Summer Symposium, JSCE, Yokohama, Japan, pp.67-70.
- Usami, T. and Ge, H. B. (2007): A Performance-based Seismic Design Methodology for Steel Bridge Systems, Proc. the International Symposium on Advances in Urban Safety, Nanjing, China, October 15-16, 2007.
- Ge, H. B. and Ohashi, M. (2007): Experimental Study on Ductile Crack Initiation in Compact Section Steel Columns, Proc. the 2nd International Conf. on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering, Shanghai, China, December 4-6, 2007.
- Usami, T. and Ge, H. B. (2007): Strain-based Seismic Verification Method for Steel Bridge Structures, Proc. the 8th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Singapore, December 5-7, 2007.
- Chen, X., Ge, H. B. and Matsui, N. (2008): Demand of Shear Panel Dampers for Passive Energy Dissipation, Proc. of The 10th International Summer Symposium, JSCE, September 18, 2008, Tokyo, Japan, pp.33-36.
- Usami, T., Ge, H. B. and Kasai, A. (2008): Overall Buckling Prevention Condition of Buckling-Restrained Braces as a Structural Control Damper, Proc. the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 12-17, Paper No.05-05-0128.
- Ge, H. B., Kaneko, K. and Usami, T. (2008): Capacity of Stiffened Steel Shear Panels as a Structural Control Damper, Proc. the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 12-17, Paper No.05-05-0129.
- Usami, T., Ge, H. B. and K.A.S. Susantha (2009): Capacity and Demand Prediction Methods for Steel-Concrete Composite Columns under Severe Earthquakes, Proc. the 9th International Conference on Steel Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures, Leeds, UK, 8-10 July, 2009.
- Chen, X., Ge, H. B. and Itoh, Y. (2009): Demand of Shear Panel Dampers in Multiple Earthquakes, Proc. the 9th International Conference on Steel Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures, Leeds, UK, 8-10 July, 2009.