International Insutitute of Seismokogy and Earthquake Engineering R&D Subject List



Principal research and development subjects conducted so far are as follows. Although each subject has link to a PDF file where the outline of the subject is described basically in Japanese.


Currently Enforced Subjects for Fiscal Year 2015
(Please note that outlines of currently enforced subjects are only in Japanese.)

  1. Study on exploration techniques for shear wave velocity structure of small and medium-sized basin using seismic interferometry
  2. Study on validation of long-period ground motions in the sedimentary basin
  3. Study on Application of Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Mitigation Techniques to Developing Countries and Sharing Technical Information with Them
  4. Strong Motion Recordings for Buildings and its Utilization

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2014

  1. Study on Improvement of Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Reduction Technology in Developing Countries and Enhancement of the IISEE Training Program
  2. Strong Motion Observation for Building Structures
  3. Study on Response Evaluation Methods of Buildings by Acceleration Records

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2013

  1. Study on Geophysical Exploration Techniques for Underground Shear Wave Velocity Structure of shallow and deep sediment
  2. Study on Criteria for Member Rank of R/C Multi-story Bearing Wall without Boundary Column in Horizontal Load-carrying Capacity Method

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2012

  1. Study on Identification of Seismic Gaps by Relocation of Large Earthquakes Since 1918

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2011

  1. Study on Improvement and Dissemination of Seismic Countermeasure Technology in Developing Countries
  2. Strong Motion Observation for Building Structures
  3. Investigation on mechanisms of various slip processes along subduction plate boundaries
  4. Study on Microtremor Array Exploration Method Using Mini-Size Array for Estimating Ground Amplification Characteristics
  5. Expansion and update of the catalogs for recent large earthquakes in the world and improvement of its web-interface functions

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2010

  1. Improvement and update of the IISEE earthquake catalog for CMT, aftershock distributions, fault planes, and rupture processes for recent large earthquakes in the world
  2. Study on Validity of Current Seismic Design Force and Ground motion

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2009

  1. Study on Damage Evaluation for R/C Structural Member Under Many Cyclic Deformation

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2008

  1. Development of International Network of Technical Cooperation for Earthquake Disaster Mitigation of Buildings and Urban Areas in Developing Countries
  2. Study on advanced method for forecasting large earthquakes on subduction zone
  3. Study on Strong Motion Observation for Buildings and Its Diffusion
  4. Study on Constructing Tsunami Source Models of Subduction-zone Earthquakes by Tsunami Simulation

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2007

  1. A catalog of CMTs, aftershock distributions, fault planes, and rupture models for recent large earthquakes in the world

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2006

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2005

  1. Study on the performance evaluation technology for housing foundation
  2. Observational study on the special variation of high frequency seismic ground motion
  3. Relationship between generation processes of large earthquakes and heterogeneities in the inland crust: the northern part of the Itoigawa-Shizuoka Tectonic line and the Himalaya collision zone
  4. Development of an earthquake damage estimation system for buildings
  5. Development of numerical codes to compute synthetic seismograms considering seismic anisotropy and its application
  6. Study on Management, Improvement and Utilization of Strong Motion Network for Buildings

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2004

  1. Development of tool for Seismic source analysis

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2003

  1. Study on rapid broadcast of information on large and/or destructive earthquakes
  2. Study on Management and Utilization of Strong Motion Network for Public Buildings

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2002

  1. High Resolution Numerical Modeling of the Nucleation Process for Great Earthquakes at a Certain Area
  2. Development of IISEE-net for Earthquake Disaster Mitigation of Developing Countries

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2001

  1. Feasibility study on the development of performance evaluation for Foundation of houses
  2. Measurement of travel time and amplitude of various seismic phases
  3. Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Measures for Highway Network Systems
  4. The development of performance evaluation technology for building foundation
  5. Characteristics of Soil-Structure Interaction Estimated from Strong Motion Records
  6. Numerical simulations of fault rupture processes using 2-D discrete element method
  7. Improvement of accuracy of determination of 3-D Earth structure and earthquake source parameters
  8. Stress and Deformation Analyses of RC Frames with Shear Walls Considering Uncertainty of Their Structural Properties



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