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Safety and Disaster prevention
Social Infrastructure for The New Century
Geomechanics Laboratory
Tsutomu Namikawa
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering
Architecture and Civil Engineering in Master's Program
Regional Environment Systems in Doctoral Program
Location: Toyosu Campus
Laboratory Overview
Development of geotechnical method for mitigating natural disaster
Our laboratory study mechanical properties of soils to develop techniques for mitigating natural disasters such as earthquake and heavy rain. When a large earthquake occurs, liquefaction phenomenon occurs in sand deposits at coastal area. The liquefaction causes severe damage of structures. Our laboratory investigates the behavior of ground during an earthquake and develops the techniques for preventing soil deposits from liquefaction.
Laboratory Character Cement-treated ground by deep mixing has been used as the liquefaction mitigation method. Our laboratory investigates mechanical properties of cement-treated soils and spatial variability of strength of improved ground.
Research Outputs You can review research papers in the website below.
Laboratory Research Field
Soil Mechanics        
Recent Research Topics
Cement-treated soil Mechanical properties Spatial variability FEM  
Affiliated Conferences
Japanese Geotechncial Society Japan Society of Civil Engineering      
For Social Contributions to the World Sustainability The techniques developed in our laboratory have been widely used in the design and quality assurance procedures of cement-treated ground by deep mixing.
Related Industries
Constructor Construction consultant      
Applicable Industrial Fields
Ground improvement        
Instruments and Devices in this Laboratory
Triaxial test apparatus Shaking table      
Research Seeds
Reliability Design