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Syllabus for the Double Degree Program


  subject credit
1. Concrete Materials 2
2. Advanced Structural Analysis 2
3. Advanced Earthquake Engineering 2
4. Stability and Deformation Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering 2
5. Social Disaster Engineering 2
6. Geo environmental System Engineering 2
7. Transportation System Engineering 2
8. Regional and City Planning 2
9. Hybrid Structural Engineering 2
10. Advanced River Engineering 2
11. Biochemical Reaction Engineering 2
12. Advanced Solid Waste Engineering 2
13. Meteorological and Hydrologic Cycles in Urban Areas 2
14. Coastal Processes and Environment 2
15. Hydraulics Coastal Environment 2

*30 credits are required for two years (shorter in case) master course

Lecture Course 1.Concrete Materials
Lecturer Hamada Hidenori
Objective The emphasis on the education of the concrete specialists is shifting gradually from construction of new structures to maintenance of existing structures due to the increase in social infrastructure. Concrete is usually a durable material under normal environments, however under various types of conditions, it became clear that concrete loses its functions and gradually deteriorates. In this course, we will explain about the deterioration phenomenon and the background of the needs of maintenance of infrastructure. After that, we will learn about deterioration countermeasure & maintenance of structure and life cycle management. This is the course for structural maintenance engineering for beginners.
Syllabus Planning
  1. Introduction.
  2. Examples of deteriorated structures and deterioration mechanism by chloride damage.
  3. Method of durability verification for chloride damage and its countermeasure.
  4. Case studies of deteriorated structures and deterioration mechanism by ASR.
  5. Method of durability verification and the countermeasure for ASR.
  6. Case studies of deteriorated structures and deterioration mechanism by concrete carbonation.
  7. Method of durability verification and the countermeasure for concrete carbonation.
  8. Case studies of deteriorated structures and deterioration mechanism by chemical attack such as sulfate attack.
  9. Method of durability verification and the countermeasure for chemical attack such as sulfate attack.
  10. Case studies of deteriorated structures and deterioration mechanism by freeze attack.
  11. Method of durability verification and the countermeasure for freeze attack.
  12. Techniques of nondestructive tests for concrete structures.
  13. Theory for maintenance of existing structures.

Lecture Course 2. Advanced Structural Analysis
Lecturer Sonoda Yoshimi / Asai Mitsuteru
Objective It is imperative to study nonlinear structural analysis based on the FEM because the structure design code has been changing from limit state design to performance based design. In this course, you will learn about the material nonlinear constitutive laws and geometrical nonlinearity which is related to the definition of strain and stress at large strain. Then, such basic studies may apply to several examples of structure design.
Syllabus Planning
  1. Review of Elasticity Dynamics
      1-1 Strong form and weak form equilibrium
      1-2 FEM formulation
      1-3 Explicit and implicit time integration schemes
  2. Basic theory of Elastic-Plastic Dynamics
      2-1 Constitutive models
      2-2 Consistent tangent modules
  3. Geometrical nonlinear problems
      3-1 Total Lagrangian and Updated Lagrangian formulation
      3-2 Strain measurements for large deformed bodies
      3-3 Consistent strain and stress definitions
      3-4 Newton-Raphson iterative method for nonlinear FEM
      3-5 Contact-impact analysis
  4. Nonlinear structure analysis for actual design

Lecture Course 3. Advanced Earthquake Engineering
Lecturer Otsuka Hisanori / Kajita Yukihide
Objective Japan is famous for earthquakes, and earthquake-registrant design is very advanced because of the accumulations from the earthquake experiences such as The Great Kanto Earthquake and The Great Hanshin Earthquake. In this course, you will learn about the newest methods of earthquake-resistance, the analysis and the evaluation of showing the importance of earthquake-resistant design based on the examples of earthquake damages of bridges and structures in the ground.
Syllabus Planning
  1. Analysis of the seismic motion and the active fault
  2. The dynamic interaction of the ground and structures
  3. The method for setting and preparing the input seismic motion of the dynamic analysis
  4. The guidelines of earthquake-resistant design method for bridges
  5. The check performance type earthquake-resistant design method
  6. Earthquake-resistance check for various types of bridges (Rigid-frame bridge)
  7. Earthquake-resistance check for various types of bridges (Arch bridge)
  8. Earthquake-resistance check for various types of bridges (cable-stayed bridge)
  9. Introduction of case studies for disaster areas
  10. Guidelines of earthquake-resistant design method for structures in the ground
  11. Motions of structures in the ground with transverse direction and the earthquake-resistant design
  12. Motions of structures in the ground with longitudinal direction and the earthquake-resistant design
  13. Characteristic features comparison of various types analytical methods
  14. Earthquake-resistant design method of pile foundation

Lecture Course 4. Stability and Deformation Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering
Lecturer Yasufuku Noriyuki
Objective Recently, rapid progress of IT technology allows us to conduct the nonlinear stability and deformation analysis in the geomechanics. In order to use such hardware more effectively, it is essential to understand the non-linear properties of geo-materials and its modeling In this subject, the fundamental idea of soil characteristics and its modeling are first discussed based the critical state framework. Then, lower bound and slip line solutions in drained and undrained plasticity calculations are explained which is strongly linked with Mohr stress and strain circles. And also, Geotechnical interests of leaning tower of Pisa are introduced. As a result, using the analytical methods explained, the students learn the basic knowledge and skill to give a proper solution for boundary value problems in geomecahnics such as the bearing capacities of shallow foundations.
Syllabus Planning
  1. Introduction - Geotechnical design issues related to Geotechnical analysis
  2. Basis of Geotechnical Analysis - Stress, strain and Mohr circles
  3. Characteristics of types of failure and failure criteria of soils
  4. The use of stress discontinuities in undrained plasticity calculations
  5. The use of stress discontinuities in drained plasticity calculations
  6. Soil behaviors and modeling -Basis of elasto-plasticity-
  7. Soil behaviors and modeling -A guide to Cam-clay-
  8. Leaning Tower of Pisa -evaluation of stability and countermeasure techniques-

Lecture Course 5. Social Disaster Engineering
Lecturer Zen Kouki / Chen Guangqi
Objective It is a very important task to save the lives of citizens and their homes in a highly developed modern society. In this course you will learn how to prevent disasters, especially you will focus on the countermeasures of inevitable disasters for humankind. In particular, you will study about disaster-prevention from the point of view of each department such as Civil Engineering and general prevention based on technology.
Syllabus Planning
  1. Orientation: the purpose of this course, methods, disaster management
  2. History of disasters: images of recent great disasters and the review of disasters after wars and laws
  3. Disaster risks: application of probability /statistical theory/risk analysis/ assessment /management
  4. Geography / Geological Conditions/ Ground and disasters: how to select land to prevent disasters
  5. Hazard map: status quo and methods of creation
  6. Research of the law for the prevention of sediment disasters Natural disasters in the world and countermeasures for them

Lecture Course 6. Geo environmental System Engineering
Lecturer Esaki Tetsuro / Mitani yasuhiro
Objective The original Geo environmental System Engineering is targeting technology for Environmental Preservation such as ground subsidence /slope failure/groundwater problems/ground contamination. However, as a result of large-scale developments for many years, global-scale environmental problems have occurred and we had to deal with local areas to solve the problems comprehensively. Geo environmental System Engineering is not simply construction technology but it is also required to assume a new role in the natural environment or the social environment. Under the conditions above, in this course, you will study about the natural environment of the earth first, and then second, you will learn about how the human activities of development have impacted the environment. Also, you will study about comprehensive Geo environmental System Engineering from a restoration point of view.
Syllabus Planning
  1. Introduction to Geo environmental System Engineering
  2. Environmental destruction and environmental ethics
  3. Basic concept of earth science(1)
    Population growth/ stability/system
  4. Basic concept of earth sciences(2)
    Limited resources/process and the future of the earth
  5. Circulation of Energy, Water and Carbon
  6. Change of the Earth (CO2/Acid rain)
  7. Land use and environment
  8. Monitoring and maintenance of the Geo environment
  9. Basic of Geographic Information System (GIS)
  10. Application of Geographic Information System (GIS)
  11. Case studies of Geo environmental problems presentation/discussion (1)
  12. Case studies of Geo environmental problems presentation/discussion (2)
  13. Case studies of Geo environmental problems presentation/discussion (3)
  14. Case studies of Geo environmental problems presentation/discussion (4)

Lecture Course 7. Transportation System Engineering
Lecturer Sumi Tomonori / Oeda Yoshinao
Objective In this course, you will study about the basic concepts and terms of Transportation Systems, mainly urban transpiration. Also, from a comprehensive point of view, you will focus on learning the features of traffic systems and provide basic knowledge about planning, designing and operating Transportation Systems.
Syllabus Planning
  1. Characteristics of Transportation Systems and Transportation hierarchy
    1) Transportation demands
    2) Vehicle dynamics
    3) Capacity and energy efficiency of public transits
    4) Economic efficiency
  2. Railway Systems
    1) Tracks and infrastructures
    2) Operation Control Systems
    3) Electric Power Systems
    4) Stations
    5) Other Track Systems
  3. Road transportation systems
    1) Traffic Flow and capacity of road networks
    2) Traffic Control Systems
    3) Transportation policy/Demand Management

Lecture Course 8. Regional and City Planning
Lecturer Akimoto Fukuo / Toi Tetsushi
Objective This course is targeting an application research about regional planning and urban planning. It is an advanced course of regional and city planning in the undergraduate program. You will learn about the fundamentals of regional/city planning, the planning method and the logic of planning.
Syllabus Planning
  1. Concept of City/Region/Planning
  2. Naissance of Modern Urban Planning
  3. Haussmann's project: Grands Travaux de Paris
  4. Howard's garden city theory
  5. Olmsted and park systems
  6. Perry and the neighborhood unit
  7. Geddes's community survey
  8. Regional development
  9. Master plan and citizen participation
  10. Recent Trends

Lecture Course 9. Hybrid Structural Engineering
Lecturer Hino Shinichi / Kainuma Shigenobu
Objective In accordance to progress of construction materials and the change of design/planning of social conditions make infrastructures grow in size and highly functional because of social demand. Positively, hybrid structures made of steel and concrete, which are major construction materials, are recognized as third structure forms after steel structure and concrete structure. It was expanded its application field as a legitimate construction form, capitalized on its strength and complimented its weakness. From the above-mentioned background, it aims the master of special basic knowledge concerning the design and the construction of hybrid structures as extension of steel and concrete structural engineering in the faculty.
Syllabus Planning
  1. Composite action
  2. Points of consideration for materials and design
  3. Classification and theory of composite beams
  4. Classification and theory of composite slabs
  5. Classification and theory of composite columns
  6. Classification and theory of composite arches and composite shells
  7. Application of composite structures to bridges
  8. Application of composite structures to various structures
  9. Application of mixed structures to various structures

Lecture Course 10. Advanced River Engineering
Lecturer Shimatani Yukihiro / Hashimoto Haruyuki
Objective Rivers have been formed by both human behavior on watershed areas and natural power. You can learn about the method to figure out the individuality of various sorts of domestic rivers and their conduct in this course.
Syllabus Planning
  1. Moving bed hydraulicity (flow renitency and the amount of quicksand of an open -channel moving bed consists of uniform sand.)
  2. River channel features of a mid-size river terrain scale and internal construction. (Unit scale to figure out the river channel and the specified factor, main factor to define river channel characteristics and more)
  3. Development of the alluvial terrain and segment formation (The factor to define the development figure of the alluvial terrain and features, sediment volume of supply to the alluvial river and the transportation sediment volume of the segment, and segment formation and its history)
  4. The survey method of a river channel feature on the individual river and its research example

Lecture Course 11. Biochemical Reaction Engineering
Lecturer Kuba Takahiro
Objective There is no comfortable living environment without wastewater disposal in advanced countries. In contrast, it is one of the important requirements to survive in developing countries. To meet the social needs like this, it is important to master the practical technique of wastewater disposal as an engineer. You can broaden your knowledge especially about biological water quality transformation and the basic knowledge of the biological wastewater disposal. In addition, you can learn about the application of the Life Sciences, gene engineering, and biochemical knowledge, and the system control bioreactor.
Syllabus Planning
  1. Introduction
    Theme on introduction to wastewater engineering / wastewater disposal engineering /
    sanitary engineering / environmental engineering
  2. Category of microorganism and its features
    Grouping / Features / Growth and environmental conditions
  3. Metabolism of microorganism
    Introduction to energy-yielding reaction / catabolism / assimilatory metabolism
  4. Chemical reactions and the basis of reaction kinetic evidence
    Basis of chemical reaction / Chemical balance and kinetics / Enzyme reaction
  5. Nucleic acid and protein
    Structure of nucleic and combination of protein
  6. Stoichiometry of microbial reaction, kinetic evidence
    fungus body, metabolic product yield / growth rate / model / other
  7. Basic operation of biological reactor
    microbial reaction bioreactor / batch cultivation / continuous cultivation / continuous operation of reaction by fixing microorganism / Process of wastewater disposal
  8. Anaerobic reaction role on water-quality phenomenon
    Archaeorganism / primal earth's environment / ferment / anaerobic breath / material cycle / anaerobic microorganism as an earth science factor
  9. Advanced process of wastewater disposal
    Nutrition salt and eutrophication / elimination mechanism of nitrogen and nitrification, method of denitrification / elimination mechanism of phosphorus and exclusion method of biological phosphorus / dephosphorization by denitrifying bacterium
  10. Population dynamics
    dynamical method / MPU method / CFU method / quinone profile method / staining method / PCR-DGGE method / FISH method / phage fluorescent nucleic acid method / other
  11. The site tour
    A certain water disposal center

Lecture Course 12. Advanced Solid Waste Engineering
Lecturer Shimaoka Takayuki / Nakayama Hirofumi
Objective Waste issue is becoming more serious. You will learn how much important Advanced Solid Waste Engineering is for global environmental protection through understanding the current condition of waste generation and disposal, process technology, and its principles in this course. It includes stating the ideal future of waste in a recycling-oriented society as well as describing the root of the waste issue.
Syllabus Planning
  1. Material mass balance in Japan
  2. Waste generation and recycling
  3. Introduction to Advanced Solid Waste Engineering (Definition of solid waste / category / laws)
  4. Waste generation, management, and disposal in Japan and other countries
  5. Waste collection and intermediate treatment [First part] (Waste disposal plan / collection / fragmentation, liner system / incineration technology)
  6. Waste intermediate treatment [Second part] (Incineration / melting technology / incineration residues disposal and more)
  7. Waste final disposal [First part] (role of landfill site / stabilization of disposed solid waste / landfill type )
  8. Waste final disposal [Second part] (biological, chemical, and physical process on disposal site)
  9. Recycling of solid waste and landfilled solid waste
  10. Site tour to city recycling center, incineration plant, and landfill site plant
    * when circumstances allow

Lecture Course 13. Meteorologic and Hydrologic Cycles in Urban Areas
Lecturer Jinno Kenji / Hiroshiro Yoshinari
Objective Rapid urbanization is threatening the protection of the environment in many regions throughout the world today. Especially, the environmental problem of water is becoming a big issue because all living creatures depend on available water and quality. To deal with environmental protection and renovation approach to negative impacts like these, it is essential to acquire a basic knowledge about the structure of water cycles on urban regions and surrounding areas. Therefore, a comprehensive resolution method is important, which is gained in the interdisciplinary field of science, as well as the basic knowledge of individual phenomenon. There is planned debate on basic, interrelating, and important topics.
Syllabus Planning
  1. Transport process of heat and water vapor associated with EI Nino and La Nina
  2. Severe rain developmental mechanisms on rainy seasons due to transport heat and water vapor
  3. About rainfall forecasting on rainy seasons
  4. Convective severe rain developmental mechanisms on summer seasons due to transport heat and water vapor
  5. About snowflake in cumulonimbus hail development due to Nakatani diagram
  6. Introduction to water-cycle processes
  7. About methods for estimating possible evapotranspiration
  8. About surface stream water and groundwater component separation
  9. Model of unsaturated seepage flow
  10. Matter transport model in underground aquifer [First part]
  11. Matter transport model in underground aquifer [Second part]
  12. Introduction to coupling analysis of numerical model in regards to groundwater flow and matter transport [First part]
  13. Introduction to coupling analysis of numerical model in regards to groundwater flow and matter transport [Second part]

Lecture Course 14. Coastal Processes and Environment
Lecturer Hashimoto Noriaki / Yoshida Akinori
Objective The coast is the space having contact with not only human activity both on land and at sea but also biological activity on continental areas and marine areas. Stabilizing marine beaches as typified by white sand and green pines is very essential to maintenance-use of this precious coastal space and it is needed to conquer the complexity of its phenomenon. The primary aim of this course is to understand and control the nature phenomenon such as coastal drift sand. Moreover, we intend to gain an advanced and comprehensive thinking ability through touching landscape and forest ecology regarding coastal maintenance.
Syllabus Planning
  1. Generation and development of oceanic and coastal waves
  2. Characteristics of boundary layer in an oscillating flow
  3. Near shore currents and coastal processes
  4. Coastal form and its analysis
  5. Movement of drift sand
  6. Similarity law of hydraulic experiment with movable bed
  7. Numerical prediction of beach transformation
  8. Coastal environment

Lecture Course 15. Coastal Environmental Hydraulics
Lecturer Komatsu Toshimitsu / Yano Shinichiro
Objective You can learn about the turbulence phenomenon that makes it difficult to analyze flows on hydraulics and fluid dynamics, turbulent diffusion and dispersion whose dominant factor is the process stated above. Furthermore, you will acquire the basic knowledge and skill of development of application to carry out a advection-diffusion numerical simulation.
Syllabus Planning
  1. Theory of correlation and spectrum
  2. Eulerian correlation and scale of eddy
  3. Spectrum of turbulence
  4. Turbulence energy equation
  5. Theory of local isotropy
  6. Lagrangian correlation
  7. Two particle analysis and turbulence diffusion coefficient
  8. Eulerian analysis on turbulence
  9. Dispersion coefficient
  10. Theory of longitudinal dispersion
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