KANSAI UNIVERSITY

関西大学

Environmental and Urban Engineering Major
Architecture

Structural Engineering

Professor
ITO Atsushi

website

ito @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Bearing Capacity and Settlement of Single Pile, Pile Group and Spread Foundation
② Stress and Deformation Characteristics of Soil and Ground
③ Interaction between Structure and Ground

Key Words

Pile Foundation, Spread Foundation, Pile Group, Ground, Bearing Capacity, Settlement, Friction, Loading Test, In Situ Test, Finite Element Method

Applications

Architecture, Building Foundation, Pile, Concrete, Steel, Construction

Structural Engineering

Professor
NISHIZAWA Hidekazu

h-nszw @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① The earthquake engineering for building structures
② Conservation engineering for historical properties

Key Words

Conservation Engineering, Traditional Wooden Structures, Shaking Table Test, In-situ Survey of Historical Buildings

Applications

Earthquake Disaster Prevention, Restoration of Ancient Properties

Structural Engineering

Professor
MASUI Takeshi

website

masui @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Mechanics of wooden structures
② Characteristics of the behavior of liquefied soil-pile foundation systems
③ Stability of the masonry wall of castles under dynamic load

Key Words

Building Structure, Combined Nonlinear Analysis, FEM, Constitutive Law of Soil, Liquefaction, Pile Foundation, Response and Limit Strength Method, Slip Line, Bearing Capacity, Wooden Structure

Applications

Structural Design of Buildings, Foundation Structures, Conservation of Architectural Heritage

Structural Engineering

Professor
MATSUDA Satoshi

website

matsuda @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Dynamic response and performance of structural systems under seismic excitations
② Modeling and prediction of strong ground motions
③ Random vibration theory and its application to seismic structural design

Key Words

Strong Ground Motion, Structural Response, Seismic Performance, Stochastic Process, Random Vibration Theory

Applications

Seismic Performance-based Design of Structural System, Seismic Performance and Risk Assessment, Seismic Hazard Mitigation

Structural Engineering

Associate Professor
IKENAGA Masahiro

mikenaga @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Development of tuned viscous mass damper for seismic control
② Development of smart passive device for base isolated structure
③ Mechanism study on high-rise building under severe seismic events and suggestion to improve the seismic performance

Key Words

Displacement control design, Seismic structure, Isolated structure, Damper, Shake table test, Long period ground motion, High-rise building

Applications

Structural design, Foundation structure, Retrofit

Architectural Design and Planning

Professor
EGAWA Naoki

egawa @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Architectural and land design, urban design
② Design of Housing complex

Key Words

Residence, Collective Housing, Village, Place, Earth, Land, Town, Region, City Block, Environmental Frame, Apartment of a Housing Complex Reproduction, Urban Area, Reproduction, Symbiosis, Participation, Scale, Continuation, Landscape

Applications

Engineering Works, Engineering Works Environment, Engineering Design, Landscape, Landscape Material, Regional Reproduction, Local Revitalization, City Planning

Architectural Design and Planning

Professor
OKAGE Yoshifumi

okage @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Design and theory of architecture
② Design and theory of public space
③ Design and theory of landscape

Key Words

Landscape, Architectural Design, Urban Design,
Environmental Design, Public space, Place, Time, Region

Applications

Architectural Design, Urban Design, Landscape Design

Architectural Design and Planning

Professor
OKA Eriko

okaeri @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Interaction of changing lifestyles and dwellings
② The building types of houses forming town

Key Words

Residential Environment, Multiple Dwelling, Urban Housing, Urban Regeneration, Community Planning, Landscape, Osaka

Applications

Urban Planning, City Administration, Environmental Engineering, Urban Environment

Architectural Design and Planning

Professor
KAMETANI Yoshihiro

kametani @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① The phenomena of colour in townscape and mode of appearance of colour in townscape
② The design for the aged and the handicapped
③ The design for sustainable development and green building

Key Words

Townscape, Colour, Mode of Appearance, Normalization, Universal Design, Spatial Cognition, Global Environment, Sustainable Design

Applications

Spatial Planning and Architectural Design, Urban Design and Town Planning, Human and Sensuous Engineering, Men-Environment Transaction

Architectural Design and Planning

Professor
KINOSHITA Hikaru

kinosita @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① design, management and ownership of public space in Asia
② design and site planning of urban dwelling
③ thermal effects of Japanese roof tiles and preservation of traditional roof-scape
④ urbanism and urban design of 1950's to 70's
⑤ regional revitalization through traditional local industry

Key Words

Public Retail Market, Asia, Public Space, High Density, Urban Housing, Roof Tile, Roof-scape

Applications

Architectural Design, Urban Design, Urban Planning

Architectural Design and Planning

Professor
FUJITA Masaya

website

fujitama @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① A history of Japanese domestic architecture
② Research of the history of Japanese historical architecture in Europe
③ Urban Housing in the Ancient Capital-city Heian

Key Words

Aristocratic Residence, Shinden-style, Heiankyo, Machiya, Scenery, Modern-era, Sukiya, Europe, Region, Japanese Style, Villa

Applications

Research of Historical Architecture and Scenery, Architectural Conservation

Architectural Design and Planning

Associate Professor
HASHITERA Tomoko

Research Topics

① Modern Architecture in Osaka
② Architectural Conservation of Modern Buildings in Japan

Key Words

Modern, Modernism, Architecture, Historical Building, Postwar, Heritage, Preservation, Conservation, Remodel, Rehabilitation, Revitalization, Osaka

Applications

Evaluation of Modern Historical Buildings, Proposal for Architectural Conservation, Area Redevelopment with Historical Buildings

Environmental Engineering in Architecture

Professor
KAWAI Yasuhito

kawai @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Noise reduction by screens
② Prediction of the area effect of a sound absorbent surface
③ Sound transmission through an aperture

Key Words

Boundary Integral Equation, BEM, Wave Equation, Sound Field Analysis, Sound Absorption, Noise Insulation, Diffraction of Sound, Area Effect

Applications

Designing of an Auditorium, Reduction of Road Traffic Noise by a Barrier, Prediction of Sound Transmission Through a Window

Environmental Engineering in Architecture

Professor
HARA Naoya

website

nhara @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Fundamental Study for Designing the Visual and Lighting Environment of Interior and Exterior
② Integration of Daylighting and Artificial lighting Effective to Visual Perception and Energy Saving

Key Words

Brightness, Visibility, Glare, Impression, Color and Visual Appearance, Readability, Visual Performance, Lighting Simulation, Lighting Calculation, Light Reflection Property of the Surface

Applications

Architectural Design, Lighting Design, Interior Lighting, Exterior Lighting, Window and Luminaire Design, Lightig and Color Control, Color Planning and Design

Environmental Engineering in Architecture

Associate Professor
TOYODA Masahiro

toyoda @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Vibroacoustic analysis
② Prediction of floor impact sound
③ Improvement of sound insulation performance

Key Words

Sound Insulation, Sound Absorption,
Structure-borne Sound, Floor Impact Sound, Vibroacoustics, Mode Expansion, FDTD Method,
Parallel Computation

Applications

Designing of Sound-insulation Structures, Development of Sound-absorption Materials

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