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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Pre-proceedings of the Congress

Topic 13. Societal resilience involving disaster

  • IP0522 - Disaster Response of Expressways in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, Due to the Torrential Rain in July 2020
    Ryuto OGATA , Takefumi KANEKO , Hiroyuki KATO

    In recent years, unprecedented flood damage due to torrential rains has occurred in many areas of Japan. Even under such severe conditions, expressways are required to function as "Roads for Life. The torrential rains in July 2020 caused extensive damage mainly in Kumamoto Prefecture. Although the expressway was spared from long-term road closures, the concrete slabs of the tunnels were lifted [...]

  • IP0250 - Estimation of Transportation Capacity after Road Disruptions during Large-scale Disasters using Transport Simulator for Injured People
    Taro ARATANI , Takahiro MAJIMA

    In recent years, many massive earthquakes have struck Japan—such as the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1997, the Niigata Prefecture Chuetsu Earthquake in 2004, the Great East Japan earthquake in 2011, and the Kumamoto Earthquake in 2016—all of which have caused large-scale disasters. Within the next 40 years, there is high probability that Japan will continue facing massive Nankai Trough earthquake; [...]