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Tatsuo Kanno Last modified date:2018.06.05

Professor / Structural Engineering and Disaster Mitigation Section
Department of Architecture and Urban Design
Faculty of Human-Environment Studies


Graduate School
Undergraduate School


E-Mail
Phone
092-642-3331
Academic Degree
Dr. Eng.
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
No
Field of Specialization
Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Disaster Prevention
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
00years00months
Outline Activities
Originally buildings have a role of shelter to protect us from the rages of nature. However, when the buildings are destroyed by an earthquake shaking, they become dangerous weapons to kill people. In order not to change the buildings into dangerous weapons, we have to not only build the buildings strongly against the earthquake shaking, but also understand the characteristics of the earthquake ground motions that are the enemy for the buildings. Because earthquake ground motions change greatly depending on the underground structures, it is important to grasp them to understand characteristics of the ground motions.

Based on modeling of underground structures and computer simulation of earthquake ground motions, in our laboratory, we are trying to solve various problems concerning underground structures and earthquake ground motions, such as the elucidation of the cause of severe earthquake motions that have a major influence on the seismic safety of buildings.

In such research, we think that it is very important to find out useful information for understanding characteristics of earthquake motions and underground structures from observed data. We not only use data observed by ourselves, but also observed data provided from the public seismic observation networks which have been dramatically expanded in recent years. In addition, we actually observe microtremors caused by various vibrations, such as traffic vibrations and ocean waves, in the study area, and use them for research.
Research
Research Interests
  • Study on the elucidation of the cause of long period earthquake ground motions observed at Aso city during the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake.
    keyword : The 2016 Kumamoto earthquake, Aso city, long period earthquake ground motions
    2017.04~2020.03.
  • Estimation of Underground Structures and Effects of Surface geology on Seismic Motions
    keyword : Underground Structures, Microtremors, Seismic Motions
    1996.04~2022.03.
  • Study on input motions to buildings
    keyword : Input motions, Strong Motion prediction
    1996.04~2022.03.
  • Study on empirical equations for estimation of Seismic Intensity Index
    keyword : Seismic Intensity Index, Attenuation relation
    2001.04~2022.03.
  • Evaluation of dynamic characteristics of buildings and estimation of building damage
    keyword : dynamic characteristics of buildings, building damage
    1996.04~2022.03.
Academic Activities
Papers
1. Kanno, T.、A. Narita、N. Morikawa, H. Fujiwara and Y. Fukushima, A New Attenuation Relation for Strong Ground Motion in Japan Based on Recorded Data, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 96.0, 879-897, 2006.06.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Architectural Institute of Japan
  • Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering
  • Seismological Society of Japan
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists of Japan