研究室紹介

Sustainable Building Structure

Department of Architecture and Urban Design, Faculty of Human-Environment Studies

Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies

Department of Architecture, School of Engineering

At the Sustainable Building Structure Laboratory, we are addressing the study on the building structure which can accomplish reduction and reuse of building materials for "reduction of global environmental load." Extension of life-span by repair of architecture is included in reduction of building materials, so we are also researching on structural preservation of historical architecture, and characteristics of building construction and structure used according to an environmental condition. In our study, the target structural systems are various. They are brick masonry, timber structure, historical reinforced concrete structure, mixed construction of reinforced concrete and brick masonry, vibration control system for steel frame structure, and so forth.

Sustainable Building Structure

Photo Left: Shaking Table Test of Friction-Resistant Dry-Masonry Block Damping Wall, Right: Diagonal Compression Test of Brick Masonry in Nepal

Staff

Prof. Kentaro Yamaguchi

The Main Research Topics

  • Development of Friction-Resistant Dry-Masonry Block Damping Wall
  • Development of the Earthquake Resistant Wooden Frame Reusing Lumber Collected from Deconstructed Wooden Buildings
  • Reinforcing Method of Historical Masonry Structures Struck by the Nepal Earthquake
  • Structural Analysis of the World Heritage Monastery in Iran and Mixed Construction of Reinforced Concrete and Brick Masonry in Kumamoto
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