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Biographical Information

Name: Shizuo Ban
Born on 16 November 1896 in , Tokyo, Japan, Asia
Deceased on 13 October 1989 in , Osaka, Japan, Asia

Short Biography of Shizuo Ban

Following completion of his education at the 1st state grammar school in Tokyo, Shizuo Ban studied at the Imperial University in Tokyo from 1918 to 1921. From 1922 to 1933 he was associate professor at the Imperial University in Kyoto, and gained his doctorate in 1928 at the Imperial University in Tokyo with his dissertation on the analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures. From June 1931 to August 1933 Ban also studied at Karlsruhe TH and Zurich ETH. Upon returning to Japan he was appointed professor at the Imperial University in Kyoto, where he remained until November 1959. He was nominated honorary professor by his Almer Mater, and after being granted emeritus status he served as director of the General Building Research Corporation in Osaka (1964 – 74) and afterwards as its chairman (1974 – 83).

Main contributions to structural analysis

  • Buckling of a rectangular plate under varying loading [1935];
  • Deformation of a hyperbolic paraboloid shell [1953]

Source: Kurrer, Karl-Eugen The History of the Theory of Structures, Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH, Berlin (Deutschland), ISBN 3-433-01838-3, 2008; p. 714

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Bibliography

  1. Ban, Shizuo (1935): Knickung der rechteckigen Platte bei veränderlicher Randbelastung. In: IABSE Publications, v. 3 ( 1935).

    https://doi.org/10.5169/seals-4140

  2. Ban, Shizuo (1952): Formänderung der hyperbolischen Paraboloidschale. In: IABSE Publications, v. 12 ( 1952).

    https://doi.org/10.5169/seals-13192

  3. Kawamura, Masayoshi / Ban, Shizuo / Wakabayashi, Kazuo (1972): Bracing system composed of high-strength steel bars as adopted in aseismic design of a high-rise building. Presented at: Ninth Congress of IABSE = Neuvième Congrès de l'AIPC = Neunter Kongress der IVBH, Amsterdam, 8-13 May 1972.

    https://doi.org/10.5169/seals-9567

  4. Kawamura, Masayoshi / Wakabayashi, Kazuo / Ban, Shizuo (1972): Dynamic design of high-rise building subjected to wind and seismic loads. Presented at: Ninth Congress of IABSE = Neuvième Congrès de l'AIPC = Neunter Kongress der IVBH, Amsterdam, 8-13 May 1972.

    https://doi.org/10.5169/seals-9607

  5. Ban, Shizuo (1973): Earthquake interaction forces between two structures of different rigidities. In: Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, v. 2, n. 2 ( 1973), pp. 133-141.

    https://doi.org/10.1002/eqe.4290020204

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