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Tetsuo Yamaguchi Last modified date:2017.06.01

Associate Professor / Machine elements and design engineering laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

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Machine Elements and Design Engineering Laboratory, Kyushu University .
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Academic Degree
ph. D
Field of Specialization
Soft matter physics, statistical physics
Outline Activities
I have been working on interfacial and dynamical properties of soft visco-elastic solids, such as adhesion of soft rubber and sliding friction of gels. I have been also interested in mechanical metamaterials.
Research Interests
  • Interfacial mechanics in softmatter (adhesion & friction)
    Laboratory experiment of earthquake phenomena
    keyword : adhesion, friction, tribology, fracture, earthquake, stick-slip, gel, pressure sensitive adhesives
Current and Past Project
  • Recently, a new type of earthquake, called slow earthquake, has been discovered due to the development of new observation techniques like GPS. In this project, we have been studying slow earthquakes to understand the basic mechanisms based on geophysical or physical approaches.
  • In order to understand the basic mechanisms of earthquake occurrence, we develop laboratory models. We try to elucidate the details by performing In-situ visualization during the processes.
  • By mimicking ultra-low friction and wear articular cartilages, we develop hydrogel-based artificial articular cartilages.
Academic Activities
1. Les Mousses Structure et Dynamique.
2. Tetsuo Yamaguchi, David Dillard, Special Testing, Springer, Vol.1, pp.533 - 549, 2011.01.
1. Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Tomohiko G. Sano, Hirofumi Wada, Slip Morphology of Elastic Strips on Frictional Rigid Substrates, Physical Review Letters, 118, 2017.04.
2. Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Yoshinori Sawae, Shmuel M. Rubinstein, Effects of loading angles on stick–slip dynamics of soft sliders, Extreme Mechanics Letters, 9, 2016.10.
3. Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Yoshimi Tanaka, Risa Shimazaki, Solvent effects on fracture of chemically crosslinked gels, Soft Matter, 12, 2016.10.
4. Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Satoshi Ohmata, Masao Doi, Regular to chaotic transition of stick-slip motion in sliding friction of an adhesive gel-sheet, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 21, 2009.04.
5. Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Masatoshi Morishita, Masao Doi, Takane Hori, Hide Sakaguchi, Jean-Paul Ampuero, Gutenberg-Richter’s law in sliding friction of gels, Journal of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth, 116, 2011.12.
6. Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Muroo, Yutaka Sumino, Masao Doi, Asymmetry-symmetry transition of double-sided adhesive tapes, Physical Review E, 85, 2012.06.
1. Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Effects of electric fields on sliding friction of hydrogels, IUMRS-ICA2014, 2014.08.27.
2. Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Sliding friction of sticky gels, Gordon Research Conference on Tribology, 2014.07.24.
3. Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Sliding friction of polymer gels: from slippery to sticky surfaces, Joint Symposium of ISPMS'12 & OUMS'12, 2012.11.11.
4. Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Non-linear Mechanics in Debonding of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives, The Adhesion Society Annual Meeting, 2013.03.05.
5. Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Sliding friction of sticky gel-sheets, The Adhesion Society Annual Meeting, 2013.03.06.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Seismological Society of America
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Japanese Society of Tribologists
  • The Adhesion Society of Japan
  • The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • The Seismological Society of Japan
  • The physical society of Japan
  • Best Presentation Award was awarded in the Malaysian International Tribology Conference, held in Penang Island, Malaysia.
  • He has been working on experimental and theoretical studies on adhesion phenomena based on his original view points.