Urban Flood Control

Unexpected disasters may occur in highly developed urban areas. In this section, we study fluvial, seismic and tsunami disasters in urban areas. We develop numerical simulation models and execute experiments related to compound/secondary urban disasters. The main research topics are as follows:
1) Mechanism of urban flood disasters due to heavy rainfall, river flood, storm surge, tsunami or their combination.
2) Numerical modeling and analysis of fluid-structure coupled systems.
3) Structural design for extreme events.
4) Evaluation of performance against various disasters and maintenance of infrastructure.

Hydraulic experiment of a floating car in flooding
Hydraulic experiment of fluid force acting on a human body

Faculty Members

  • ProfessorAkira Igarashi


  • Associate ProfessorNozomu Yoneyama