Visiting Scholar (Associate Professor at Hiroshima University)
Dr. Ryota Hashimoto is currently a visiting scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. He received his B.Eng (2012), M.Eng (2014), and D.Eng (2017) in Civil Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan. Then, he has been working at Hiroshima University as a faculty member since 2017. His expertise is in the numerical modeling of geomechanical problems involving contact between soil/rock and structure. He is developing improved methods of Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) and Numerical Manifold Method (NMM), and applying them to the conservation of historic masonry structures, landslide disasters, and soil-construction machinery interaction. His recent research interest is the modeling of soil-water coupled behaviors in a large deformation range using the Material Point Method.
1. Hashimoto, R., Sueoka, T., Koyama, T. and Kikumoto, M.: Improvement of discontinuous deformation analysis incorporating implicit updating scheme of friction and joint strength degradation, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 2021.
2. Hashimoto, R., Tsuchida, T., Moriwaki, T. and Kanou S.: Hiroshima Prefecture geo-disasters due to Western Japan Torrential rainfall in July 2018, Soils and Foundations, Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 283–299, 2020.
3. Hashimoto, R., Kikumoto, M., Koyama, T. and Mimrua, M.: Method of deformation analysis for composite structures of soils and masonry stones, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 82, pp. 67–84, 2017.
For more information: https://researchmap.jp/RHashimoto?lang=en