• Ikuo Towhata
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


Earthquake geotechnical engineering is concerned with the following topics:

  1. 1

    Prediction of ground motion during earthquakes

  2. 1

    Prediction of residual deformation of ground and earth structures that remain after shaking

  3. 1

    Study on stress-strain-strength characteristics of soils undergoing cyclic loading

  4. 1

    Subsurface exploration by generating and observing propagation of ground vibration

  5. 1

    Safety and/or satisfactory performance of structures during earthquakes

  6. 1

    Application of knowledge to ground vibration caused by machine and traffic loading among others


In the past experiences, such earthquake-related damages as loss of human lives and properties as well as malfunctioning of facilities were induced by either a total collapse of structures or their unacceptably large deformation. Those collapse and deformation in turn were induced by either a strong shaking or a ground deformation that is not recovered after an earthquakes and remains permanently. Therefore, the topics (1) and (2) shown above are concerned with the prediction of the extent of damage.


Ground Motion Pore Pressure Ground Deformation Earth Structure Ground Vibration 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ikuo Towhata
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  1. 1.University of TokyoJapan

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