Earthquake Disaster Prevention & Mitigation Group

Earthquake Disaster Prevention & Mitigation Group covers studies on earthquake engineering and the engineering applications of earth science. The main research activities are: geomechanics; seismology; seismic wave propagation; site and propagation path effects on strong ground motion; temporal and spatial variations of strong ground motion; dynamic failure of ground; mechanics on granular materials and numerical experiments of them; deformation of surface soil layer due to earthquake faults; seismic excitation and structural response; soil-structure interaction; base isolation systems; lifeline systems; and reliability theory.