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Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

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  • SDGs09
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Principal Investigator (Affiliation) japan Prof.
SATO Yasuhiko
(Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University) researchmap
Kingdom of Thailand Prof.
WANCHAI Yodsudjai
(Vice Dean for Research, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University)
Research Institutions in Japan Waseda University / Hokkaido University / Tokyo University / Kansai University / Nihon University / NIPPON STEEL Chemical & Material Co., Ltd. / KAJIMAROAD CO., LTD. / KYOWA ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS CO., LTD. / KSK CO., LTD. / HIKARI CO., LTD.
Research Institutions in Thailand Kasetsart University / Department of Highway / Chulalongkorn University
Adoption fiscal year FY 2020
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Kingdom of Thailand
General Description of the Research Project

Develop technologies and human resources that can make roads and bridges last a long time
This project aims to develop technologies for properly assessing the effects of salt damage, scouring, and heavy loads on road structures, and technologies that provide strong protection for bridges against salt damage, scouring, and heavy loads. Additionally, we will establish an educational curriculum for cultivating highly capable road management engineers who have a solid command of said technologies, and we will invest a good deal of energy in developing human resources. Taking into account harmony between technology and people, this research will eventually result in an infrastructure maintenance method that is effective for the road structures of Thailand.

Help solve the worldwide problem of aging road infrastructure!
The technology developed through this project will extend the life of roads and bridges that make up the Asian Highway Network,which in turn will contribute to improving the safety and reliability of the ASEAN road network. Moreover, we are confident that the results of this research will contribute greatly to streamlining maintenance methods for decrepit infrastructure in Japan.

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Group that conducted survey of bridges prior to starting SATREPS project


Practicum in bridge surveying led by a bridge engineer, before starting SATREPS project


Bridge pier deterioration due to salt exposure


Overloaded truck


Flood damage

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