Research Division of Earthquake Disasters
Fundamental and applied studies on strong ground motion generation and earthquake disaster mitigation for buildings and infrastructure
Theoretical and experimental studies are conducted with the aim of mitigating earthquake induced disasters. This division consists of researchers in geophysics (Strong Motion Seismology Laboratory), civil engineering (Dynamics of Foundation Structures Laboratory), and architectural engineering (Structural Dynamics Laboratory) who cooperatively investigate broad research areas from strong motion generation to life-threatening earthquake disasters. Comprehensive research on earthquake disaster mitigation is also conducted with members in the Division of Earthquake Hazards and related fields.