Susumu Araki is an associate professor at Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan. He has specialized in wave-structure interaction and performance of coastal and harbor structures. He has been involved in physical modeling study on tsunami wave load acting on storage tanks located in coastal area. Recently, he has also been conducting a study on wave load acting on coastal bridges. He received his PhD in Coastal Engineering from Osaka University in 2000. In his PhD research, he investigated the change in hydraulic performance of rubble mound structures with their deformation in an ultimate state. He also developed a numerical procedure for estimating deformation of rubble mound structures using Discrete Element Method and investigated the difference between deformations of rubble mound structures in two- and three-dimensional experiments in detail. He has worked at Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University in Japan since his PhD research.
Thursday, August 2
5:00 PM – 5:20 PM