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Thursday, March 15, 2012
TA K A B E YA , F U K U H E I
*9.9.1893 Okazaki near Nagoya, Japan, †24.4.1975 Kamakura, Japan
After completing his education at the 8th state grammar school in Nagoya, Fukuhei Takabeya studied at the Imperial Kyushu University in Fukuoka (1916–19), where he afterwards served as a lecturer until 1921. He gained his doctorate at the Imperial Kyushu University in 1922 with the dissertation On the calculation of a beam encastré at both ends taking special account of the axial force.
Over the years 1921 to 1925 he was an associate professor at the Imperial Kyushu University and in May 1925 he was appointed professor at the Imperial Hokkaido University in Sapporo, but returned to the Imperial Kyushu University in 1947. He was professor at the Japanese Defence Academy from 1954 to 1966 and afterwards worked at the University of Tokai until 1972.
He became an honorary member of the Japanese Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) in 1963, and honorary professor of the Japanese Defence Academy in 1966. Takabeya developed the iteration methods of Cross and Kani further to form a highly effective computational algorithm at the transition between the invention and innovation phases of structural theory [Takabeya, 1965 & 1967], which was especially useful for analysing systems with a high degree of static indeterminacy in high-rise buildings.
Main contributions to structural analysis :
On the calculation of a beam encastré at bothends taking special account of the axial force;
Frame tables [1930/1];
On the calculationof stresses in plane, encastré flat metal sheets[1930/2];