Course Title : Infrastructure Safety Engineering

Code 10F089
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Thu 3rd
Location C1-172
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Tomoyasu Sugiyama、Tsutomu Iyobe

Course Description

The issues concerning the safety and reliability of infrastructures such as tunnels and bridges and also the issues on natural disaster are reviewed in the lecture.


This lecture involves reports (70%) and attendance(30%)

Course Goals

To understand the basic technologies to enhance the safety of structures and also the fundamentals on disaster prevention.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction 1 Introduction on the safety of infrastructures
Maintenance of railway structures 1 Planning, investigation, evaluation and repair in maintenance for mainly railway structures is generally explained
Weather information for disaster prevention 2 Overview of weather information for disaster prevention and its monitoring system, the evaluation method for climatological statistics and extreme value statistics.
Disaster prevention in railway structures 1 To sustain the users' safety in railway system, it is necessary to maintain the structures properly but also to consider the prevention against disaster. Thus herein disasters in railway structures and its counteractions are explained
Regulation and counteraction against rainfall 1 The need for regulation in railway operation at rainfall is explained
Risk assessment for rainfall disaster 1 Risk assessment for rainfall disaster is described and also some practical cases are introduced
Technical tour 3 Prevention technologies against natural disaster
Earthquake and its early detection 1 Warning system for earthquake and the algorithm of earthquake early detection, which is one of the regulations for Super expressway in earthquake, is explained
Basics of snow hydrology 2 Physical phenomenon of snow hydrology and its relationship with natural and social environment
Countermeasures of snow disasters for railway 1 Disorder caused by snow and ice and the countermeasures in railways
Report 1 Report




Basic knowledge on statistics is required. Students should have taken the course of geo-mechanics, structural mechanics and concrete engineering.

Independent Study Outside of Class

Web Sites

Additional Information

confirm the attendance at every lecture