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  Post-graduate lecture series "Disaster Mitigation Geotechnology"


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  Disaster Mitigation Geotechnology
       by Dr. Satoshi Nishimura

  This lecture series is now closed and a new series under the same title has been started by Prof. Hiroyuki Tanaka.
  The old table of contents and handouts are left below as reference. The handouts are password-locked.
  Those who are interested in the contents may please contact Dr. Nishimura.

  Handouts


Cover / Syllabus
Document




Week 1
Introduction, types of geostructures and geohazards
Slides




Week 2
Recent development in anti-seismic design concepts
Slides



Week 3
Analytical methods for earthquake-induced damages
Slides



Week 4
Reality check: Field observations and physical modelling
Slides



Week 5
Rainfall-induced slope instability and unsaturated soil mechanics
Slides



Week 6
(Catch-up day)





Week 7
Ground settlement in soft clay (by Prof. Tanaka)





Week 8
Case studies (Presentation by students and discussions)





Week 9
Laboratory soil characterisation Slides



Week 10
Site investigation (lecture by Prof. Tanaka)




Week 11
Ground improvement I
Slides



Week 12
Ground improvement II
Slides



Week 13
Soil reinforcement and geosynthetics




Week 14
Case studies (Presentation by students and discussions)




Week 15
Case studies (Presentation by students and discussions)





Week 16 (Catch-up day)

Assignment 1 (Input data: Earthquake wave form)
Assignment 2 (Spreadsheet for circular slip analysis)











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