Masayoshi Nakashima is Professor of Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan. His fields of research include inelastic, stability, and collapse behaviour of steel members and frames, seismic analysis and design of steel building structures, development of experimental techniques for simulation of earthquake responses of large structural systems, and seismic design of base-isolated buildings. He is involved in research activities of various organizations, including the Architectural Institute of Japan, the Japan Society of Steel Construction, and the American Institute of Steel Construction. He also serves as a member of Japan's peer review panels for high-rise and base-isolated buildings.


  • Nakashima, M., Ogawa, K., and Inoue, K. [2002] "Generic Frame model for Simulation of Earthquake Responses of Steel Moment Frames", Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, (to appear).
  • Nakashima, M. [2001] "Development, Potential, and Limitations of Real-Time nline (Pseudodynamic) Test", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 359, pp.1851-1867.
  • Nakashima, M., Roeder, C. W., and Maruoka, Y. [2000] "Steel Moment Frames for Earthquakes in the United States and Japan", Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 126, No. 8, pp.861-868.
  • Nakashima, M., Minami, T., and Mitani, I. [2000] "Moment Redistribution Caused by Beam Fracture in Steel Moment Frames", Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 126, No. 1, pp.137-144.