June 19th, 2009, Tokyo (Japan)
The Inoue Enryo Hall, Toyo University
As an opportunity to widely convey the research activities of Toyo University to the society, international symposia on “Realization of a Symbiotic Society and Challenges to Leading Technology” have continuously been held three times a year since 2007, and as the 7th gathering, “ Simulation Science for Safety” (Organizer: Center for Computational Mechanics Research, Toyo University, Supporting organizer: The Yomiuri Shimbun, Tokyo Head Office) was held at the Inoue Enryo Hall, Hakusan Campus of Toyo University on June 19 (Friday), co-organized by Japan Science and Technology Agency. The number of participants was about 250 people.
Since many non-researchers were expected to attend, simultaneous interpretations were provided to ensure a better understanding by the general public.
This symposium took up the themes related to safety/security such as weather disasters, global warming or earthquake disasters that have been getting more social interest in recent days and the latest research contents in each specialized field were presented through plenary lectures and panel discussions by 8 researchers including 3 who were invited from abroad. Moreover, the presenters explained how simulation technologies were used in those researches and how useful they were, and active discussions took place regarding the current situations, future issues and prospects.
From the CREST research area “ High Performance Computing for Multi-scale and Multi-physics Phenomena”, research contents were presented on 3 research issues; Advanced Model Development and Simulations for Disaster Countermeasures (Takahashi team), Marine Environmental Simulation Study for Future Projection of Marine Ecosystems (Yamanaka team), and Simulation for Predicting Quake-Proof Capability of Nuclear Power Plants (Yoshimura team).
The program was as follows. (Titles omitted from names)
For details of the program, see the following website.
For collection of abstracts on the day of the symposium, see the following website. (First half is in Japanese, second half is in English) (PDF)