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Associate Professor Ph.D.
Department/Civil and Environmental Engineering  Graduate school/Environmental Engineering

In the break-up and collapse of a structure, splitting cracks will branch and propagate for several hundred meters. We use experiments and computer simulation to investigate what phenomena are occurring in such situations.

Photoelastic Experiment with Ultra-High-Speed Camera

Research Area Material Mechanics, Applied Mechanics, Image Measurement Systems
Research Interests 2 dimensional crack propagation under uniaxial compresstion
3 dimensional growth of the inner crack under compression
Application of the PDS-FEM to the crack growth phenomena
Measurenment of the deformation with digital holography
Selected Publications (1)Crack propagation analysis using PDS-FEM and comparison with fracture experiment, mechanics of Materials, 41, 1242-1252, 2009
(2)Application of PDS-FEM for Simulating 3D Wing Crack, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 553, 725-730, 2014
Research and Achievements
(Undergraduate Course)
BD from Tokyo Institute of Technology
Ph.D. from University of California, San Diego

Applied Mechanics Laboratory

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Academic Staff and Fellows