Program for Capacity Building in
Global Water-Environmental Engineering

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Kunio SAITO

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The ground supports structural objects and is used as the base for roads and lifelines. At the same time, the ground is the only place that can accept waste ultimately. In our laboratory, we tackle a variety of realistic problems related to the ground and environment, such as 1) the stability of waste slopes, 2) the reduction of ground vibrations, 3) waste recycling and 4) suggestions for a sophisticated water shielding layer, through numerical analysis, physics experiments and on-site observation. We hope for everyone with interest in the ground or the environment and fresh sensibility and a willing heart, to join us.

Year of birth

1947

Degree (University)

Doctor of Engineering (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Specialization

Geotechnique, Geoenvironmental Engineering

Subjects managed

Failure and Stability of Earth Structure, Geoenvironmental Assessment, Research on Geoenvionmental Engineering,Topics on Environmental and Life Engineering

Publications, research papers and patents

  • Recent Applicability and New Technology of CPT Soils and Foundations, Vol.54, No.5, Ser. No.580, pp.30-31, The Japanese Geotechnical Society, May 2006.
  • Impact of Internal Friction Angles on the Safety Rate of Slurry Trenches, Journal of the 50th Japanese Geotechnical Society Symposium, The Japanese Geotechnical Society, 2005.
  • Stability of Intersection Corners in Mud Drilling, Journal of the 50th Japanese Geotechnical Society Symposium, The Japanese Geotechnical Society, 2005.
  • "Influence of sand fraction on compressibility and hydraulic conductivity of clayey soils", Procs. Intl. Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Eng. 2005.
  • "Influence of sand fraction on the impermeability of seepage control clayey layer" Procs. of 2nd International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments, Quebec city, 2003.
  • STABILITY ANALYSIS BY 3-D ELASTO-PLASTIC FINITE ELEMENT METHOD FOR SLURRY TRENCHES CONSTRUCTED IN SANDY GROUND, Doboku Gakkai Ronbunshu Vol. 2001(2001) No. 673 Japan Society of Civil Engineers
  • "Stability analysis of braced excavation with base improvement," Procs. of 9th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, Vol.1, pp.653-656, Jan., 2001.

Academic conferences and activities outside the university

Keywords

Waste, Recycle, Landfill, Stability, Water Shielding, Ground Vibration

Research topics as advisor (Title of master’s thesis and dissertation)

  • Development of Space-Time Finite Element Method for Shallow Water Flow Analysis with Moving Boundaries
  • Development of the Interaction Analysis Method between Solids and Fluids Based on the Euler Finite Cover Method
  • Development of the Pre- and Post- Processing Method using VR Technology for Simulation for Disaster Prevention and Environment

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