Modeling Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials from Micro to Macro

Geomaterial is a multi-phase mixture composed of soil, water, and air. It is important, therefore, to study micro-scopic changes in soil structures and phase interactions. We aim to clarify a link between the microscopic and mac-roscopic behaviors through experiments. Furthermore, we are developing analytical methods based on the physical origins to predict macroscopic geotechnical issues such as geohazards induced by rainfalls and earthquakes.