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Toshiaki Sato Last modified date:2017.11.09



Graduate School
Undergraduate School


E-Mail
Phone
092-642-3366
Academic Degree
Dr. Eng.
Field of Specialization
Seismic Engineering, Timber Structure
Outline Activities
The wood, which has sustainability of stable supply, has been used for buildings since a long time ago, and the future demand is expected. However, the behavior of wood cannot be predicted precisely, because the wood has complex characteristic, which is anisotropy, nonlinearity, inhomogeneous material and so on. In order to improving the safety of Timber structure which is composed by wood, it is necessary to keep a continuous research. For the purpose of providing reliable space, I work on basic research for wood, technological development of timber structure and human resources development of Structural design.
Research
Research Interests
  • Study on long term seismic performance of wooden houses
    keyword : Wooden post and beam construction, viscoelasticity
    2016.04~2020.03.
Current and Past Project
  • The viscoelasticity of wood, which is one of the characteristic mechanical property of wood, has not been able to evaluate yet. This research try to construct the mechanical model of this for evaluating the seismic performance under consideration of aging.
  • This research investigates a seismic behavior of an elevator-type High-Rise Mechanical Parking System for the safety at the strong motions
  • A pile top seismic isolation system is used for constructing base-isolated buildings. In this system, seismic isolators are set on the pile’s top directly, and piles are connected with thin foundation girders or a mat slab. This research discusses the seismic performance of above systems.
Academic Activities
Membership in Academic Society
  • Architectural Institute of Japan
  • Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering
  • Japan Structural Consultants Association
  • Japan Timber Engineering Society
Educational