Developing technologies to protect people’s livelihood from ground-related disasters
Our laboratory is conducting research on technologies to mitigate ground-related disasters triggered by earthquakes and other events by examining the properties of the ground. A major earthquake results in liquefaction along coastlines and of reclaimed land and causes considerable damages to houses and other buildings. We study the mechanism that triggers liquefaction and other ground-related disasters, conduct experiments and analyze their results to find measures to prevent liquefaction.
|Faculty Name||NAMIKAWA, Tsutomu|
The Society of Materials Science, Japan|
Japan Society of Civil Engineers
The Society of Materials Science, Japan
|Keyword||Ground, Mechanics, Disaster mitigation, Numerical analyses|
- Civil engineering
For SocietyThe results of our laboratory’s research are used for predicting liequefaction caused by earthquakes and creating the technologies to reinforce the ground to prevent earthquake-triggered liquefaction and other consequences.
- Conducting indoor tests on cement-treated soil with spatial unevenness
- Conducting bending tests on cement-treated soil
- Conducting experiments to simulate the liquefaction that occurred in Mihama Ward, Chiba City, caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake