of Building Structures Research Group
Toward better understanding of
building collapse and establishment of new structural design methods
based on mechanics and mathematical analysis
To support a sustainable society, there is a high demand for developing
comprehensive techniques to meet safety and performance requirements
of buildings adequately while keeping the cost and material use minimum.
For this purpose, our research aims (1) to better understand the process
of building collapse and its fundamental characteristics and (2) to
develop design procedures to attain structural performance requirements
in a more sound and reasonable way.
Special effort is being made to establish new structural design methods
by exploring the reasons why the mathematics-based approaches like optimal
design are hardly used in design practice and by resolving the identified
difficulties one by one by pioneering innovative and original techniques.
Main Research Areas
- Design theories for structural systems
- Computational solid mechanics
- Stability of building structures
- Nondestructive testing of structures