Towards advancement and application of geotechnics for hazard mitigation in urban area 
Rapid development of urban areas originated from plains and lowlands towards hills in the suburbs poses increasing risks in geo-hazards. The potential geo-hazards include soil liquefaction during earthquakes, collapse of artificial cut-and-fill, and slope instability. A series of strategic measures are required for mitigating these geo-hazards and establishing higher performance of geotechnical works.
 Various approaches are adopted for achieving these objectives, such as nonlinear effective stress analysis of soil-structure systems constructed on saturated sandy deposits, experimental studies through geotechnical centrifuge. (Go to Research page for more details !)

Damage estimation of soil-structure systems           Improvement of a constitutive model of soils based on
   during large earthquakes                                             the concept of multiple shear mechanism
Liquefaction analysis of a gravity type quay wall during earthquakes   Evolution of strain space fabric during macroscopic biaxial shear 

Study on the deformation mechanism of soil-structure systems due to long-duration earthquakes and tsunami
                                        Results of centrifuge model tests for breakwater subjected to tsunami

Professor: Ryosuke Uzuoka
Associate Professor: 
Assistant Professor: Kyohei Ueda, ueda.kyohei.2v<a> 

GeotechnicsDivision of GeohazardsDisaster Prevention Research InstituteKyoto University
(Geotechnics for Hazard Mitigation, Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School Engineering)
E-409-415, Gokasho, Uji, 611-0011, Kyoto, Japan
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