研究室紹介

Earthquake Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Department of Earth Resources, Marine and Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Course, School of Engineering

We aim at improving the safety of the civil structures against severe earthquakes as well as protecting the lives and property of the citizen who utilize the civil structures. To achieve the goal, we have to develop the structures which have superior seismic performance. Our laboratory conducts the several researches such as establishing the evaluation of the strength of the structural members, figuring out the seismic performance of the structures, investigating the effectiveness of the technique of earthquake resistance, base isolation and structural control, and so on. Moreover, we research the damage risk of the existing structures due to the severe earthquakes. Taking advantage of the accomplishments, we aim at raising public awareness of disaster prevention issues.

Shaking Table Test for the arch bridge model

Staff

Prof. Taiji Mazda
Assoc.Prof. Yukihide Kajita

The Main Research Topics

  • Restoring characteristics of RC members under combined loads of both bending and torsion
  • Evaluation of seismic performance of underground structures
  • Evaluation of the seismic performance of elevated bridges considered with the abutment
  • Analysis on traffic risk of highway bridges due to severe ground excitations
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