Material Design Laboratory
Addressing the future of concrete, a pivotal factor in urban foundations.
Concrete is a ubiquitous building material and we come across it at least once a day. It is an essential material that ensures the durability of structures so that we enjoy a safe and comfortable, societal life. But, to construct with concrete, we must know its characteristics, mechanisms that give strength to concrete structures and manage their maintenance. Our laboratory is trying to find optimal solutions that are less costly and eco-friendly, while considering their required functions. We take chemical approaches to building urban edifices in which the residents can live safely and comfortably.
|College of Engineering||Civil Engineering|
|Faculty Name||Takeshi Iyoda|
Japan Society of Civil Engineers|
Japan Concrete Institute
|Keyword||Concrete, Cement, Urban regeneration, Environmental burdens, Sustainable, Chemistry, Composite materials, Career education|
- Civil engineering
- Materials science and engineering
For SocietyWe research material aspects in addition to safety issues for designing safe, eco-friendly concrete structures.
- Proposing methods to estimate the strength and durability of concrete during the curing period
- Considering methods to stabilize the supply of aggregates to encourage the use of recycled aggregates
- Examining the life cycle cost of structures and maintenance management methods