Research

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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering encourages innovative teaching practices to meet the academic and professional needs of its students.

Geotechnical Safety

地盤安全工学

Motoyuki SUZUKI

Research Field

Analysis of Ground behavior during Earthquake and its Application to Design

Keywords

Engineering Geology, Natural Disaster, Landslide, Earthquakes, Slope stability, Cyclic ring shear, Shaking table, Earth Reinforcement, Ground Improvement

Local Project

Dynamic behavior of naturally cemented sand and its slope stability during earthquake

National Project

International Project

Physical model, Sensitive clay, Remolding, Full-flow Penetrometer

Rock Mechanics and Underground Space Design

情報化建設学

Norikazu SHIMIZU, Shinichiro NAKASHIMA

Research Field

Underground Excavations in Rocks, Rock Slope Stability, Field Measurements, Numerical Analysis

Keywords

Rock Mechanics, Rock Engineering, Field measurement, Slope stability, Global Positioning System(GPS), Underground space design, Intelligent Construction, Rock fracture mechanics, Deep underground construction

Local Project

National Project

International Project

Soil Mechanics

土質基礎工学

Hiroshi MATSUDA

Research Field

Short and Long Term Stability of Ground under Static and Dynamic Loading Conditions

Keywords

Ground Settlement, Earthquake, Consolidation, Slope stability, Earth Pressure, Slag

Local Project

National Project

International Project

Structural Materials

地盤材料工学

Masato SHINJI

Research Field

Design Methodology and Construction Method of Underground Infrastructure

Keywords

Tunneling, Underground Engineering

Local Project

Road tunnel, Underground storage in West Japan

National Project

Road tunnel construction project in Yamaguchi Prefecture

International Project

Fort Canning Tunnel, Singapore

Urban and Social Systems Engineering

都市・社会システム工学

Hiroyuki SAKAKIBARA, Haruna SUZUKI

Research Field

Participatory Decision Making in Infrastructure Planning and Management

Keywords

Citizen Participation in Planning, Network management Strategy, Disaster Risk Management

Local Project

Transportation planning for reducing car use in Ube City, Japan

National Project

Design of cost/risk sharing schemes for multi-purpose use of reservoirs for hydropower generation

International Project

Structural Dynamics

動的構造解析学

Toshihiko ASO

Research Field Dynamic Characteristics of Structures and Maintenance Technique of Weathering Steel Bridge

Keywords

Structural Design, Weathering Steel Bridge, Bridge Management, Sediment-related disaster, Critical Line, Non-structural measures, Optimum Structural Design, Earthquake Resistant Design

Local Project

National Project

International Project

Gakuho Watanabe

Research Field

Seismic Design of Bridge Structures and Maintenance & Monitoring Technique of Bridge Structures

Keywords

Local Project

National Project

International Project

Construction Materials Engineering

Isamu Yoshitake

Research Field

Mechanical Properties of Concrete at Early Age, Shear Strength of Concrete, Composite Structural Systems, Snow Thawing and Ice Prevention System

Keywords

Construction Materials, Cementitious Composites, Composite Structures, Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP)

Local Project

Development of Steel-Concrete Composite Slabs Using Adhesive Crack Resistance of Fly-ash Concrete at Early Age Snow Thawing and Ice Prevention on Bridge Decks

National Project N/A

International Project N/A

For details of our research, see: http://www.concrete.civil.yamaguchi-u.ac.jp

Structural Material Engineering

Katsuhiko TAKAMI

Research Field

Study on Usage of Industrial Waste Product as Concrete Material Study on Nondestructive Testing of Structures Using elastic Wave

Keywords

Concrete Materials, Life Cycle Design

Local Project

National Project

International Project

Applied Hydraulics

Kesayoshi HADANO , Yoshihisa AKAMATSU , Hiroyuki Nagano

Research Field

Research on the Natural Flow or Water and their Application to the Environment and Energy Problems

Keywords

Wave energy conversion, improvement of water quality, Energy saving in summer

Local Project

National Project Development of wave energy conversion technique, Improvement of DO condition in the water area

International Project Improvement of DO condition in the water area

Koji Asai

Research Field

Development of High-accuracy Numerical Simulation Method for Flow and Transportation Phenomena and their Applications

Keywords

Numerical simulation, Eco-hydraulics, Disaster prevention hydraulics

Local Project

Removal of fine mad from estuary and lake

National Project

International Project

Environmental and Sanitary Engineering

Masahiko SEKINE , Koichi YAMAMOTO, Ariyo Kanno

Research Field

Ecosystem Engineering, Water Pollution Control and River Restoration Works, Sediment and Material Transport in the Water Environment

Keywords

River Shallow Sea Restoration, Trance Hazardous Chemicals Pollution, Odor Pollution

Local Project

Restoration of the Yamaguchi Bay Tidal Flat Construction of Firefly Habitat in the Fushino River Deodorization of a Cement Plant Exhaust Gas

National Project

International Project

Professor Sekine is serving as a Secretary-General of Austral/Asia chapter of International Society for Ecological Modeling

Environmental Geotechnical Engineering

Masayuki HYODO, Yukio NAKATA, Norimasa YOSHIMOTO

Research Field

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Mechanical properties of methane hydrate, Numerical analysis for Environmental Geotechnical Problem

Keywords

Soil Mechanics, Micromechanics for granular materials, Intermediate soil, Crushable soil, Unsaturated soil, Recycle material, Elasto-plastic constitutive model, Methane hydrate, Liquefaction (soil dynamics), Slope stability (see page properties, heavy rain, FEM), Bearing capacity (PIV. DEM), Geo-environmental (heavy metal, pollution, diffusion)

Local Project

National Project

International Project

International Construction Engineering

MD. Azizul MOQSUD

Infrastructure Maintenance Engineering

Ayaho Miyamoto

Research Field

Safety Assessment of Infrastructure Systems Lifetime Engineering of Civil Infrastructure including Bridge management System Bridge Health Monitoring System

Keywords

Local Project

National Project

International Project

Environmental Science Center

(Source: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure Transport and Tourism)

Shinya MITSUISHI

Research field

Rational Dam Flood Control by Utilizing Rainfall Prediction Enhancement of hydro power station by efficient dam operation

Keywords

flood control, rainfall prediction, hydro power station, dam operation