Earthquake Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Group (EDPMG) is one of the research groups under the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Saitama University

As apparent from the name of our group, we conduct research with primary focus on earthquakes. Various branches of work that are being carried out under the vast field of earthquake engineering are (including but not only limited to):

  • seismology and seismic wave propagation
  • site and propagation path effects of strong ground motions
  • deformation of surface soil layer due to earthquake faults
  • seismic excitation and structural response
  • nonlinear modeling of soil response
  • mechanics on granular material
  • seismic soil-structure interaction (SSI)
  • dynamic failure of ground
  • base isolation systems
  • lifeline systems
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