|Affiliation||Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering|
|Fields of Research||Structural Engineering|
|Degree||Dr. of Engineering (Toyohashi University of Technology)|
|Academic Societies||Architectural Institute of Japan, International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures|
Please append ".tut.ac.jp" to the end of the address above.
|Laboratory website URL||http://www.st.tutrp.tut.ac.jp/~nakazawa/|
|Researcher information URL（researchmap）||Researcher information|
Theme1：Buckling analysis and seismic response analysis of shell and spatial structures
Spatial structures such as domes and gymnasiums have complex buckling behavior and seismic response characteristics.
In order to build a design method for this type of structure, we are working on the following themes:
1. Analysis of collapse behavior due to buckling, evaluation of buckling strength
2. Analysis of seismic response behavior, evaluation of seismic performance
Theme2：Shape optimization for shell and spatial structures
The shell structure is lightweight and thin, and has a feature that resists external force by shape. Therefore, optimization to find reasonable shapes is being studied in our laboratory.
The shape optimization considering heavy snow and earthquakes for shell structures has been proposed.
Theme3：Application of robots to building construction
In recent years, labor shortage has become a serious issue even in the construction industry.
Research into the use of robots for construction is underway to deal with labor shortages.
We aim to find a new architecture form that is rational, new and beautiful for robotic construction.