Laboratory Address

1-1, Gakuen Kibanadai Nishi, Miyazaki, Japan

Research Fields, Keywords

Subgrade, Base course, Surfacing, Geotextile, Rural infrastructure development, SDGs

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Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Kyoto University -  Doctor of Engineering

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  • Geotechnical engineering


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  • New design of unpaved road with application of soilbags

    Ordinary Research  

    Project Year: 2004.10  -   

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    New rural road design is developed to improve trafficability of unpaved roads in developing countries. The design is to be based on locally available resource and labour. In spite of limitation of infrastructure maintenance budget, local resource based technologies (LRBT) enable road side community to participate in infrastructure maintenance sustainably. The same approach is to be applied to develop road structures and rural infrastructure for disaster prevention and mitigation. Furthermore, the approach can be applied to infrastructure maintenance in rural area of Japan where the society is suffering from depopulation.

  • Ultimate behavior of axially-loaded steel piles subjected to cyclic lateral load

    Ordinary Research  

    Project Year: 1995.10  -  1998.03 

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    Ultimate behavior of axially-loaded steel piles subjected to cyclic lateral load were examined through the series of the centrifuge model tests. The new group pile model subjected to axial load with free end of the piles was developed.

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  • Participatory project to improve trafficability of unpaved road at delta in rural area of Bangladesh

    Y. Daito, Y. Fukubayashi, M. Kimura

    Japanese Geotechnical Society, Special Publication   5   66 - 70   2017.02  [Refereed]

    Multiple Authorship

  • Locally available geotextile for maintaining unpaved roads in developing countries to enhance community resilience

    Y. Fukubayashi, Y. Daito, M. Kimura

    Procedia Engineering, ICSDEC 2016 – Integrating Data Science, Construction and Sustainability     348 - 355   2016.05  [Refereed]

    Multiple Authorship

  • Reinforcement of base course consist of black cotton soil using Do-nou technology

    Y. Daito, Y. Fukubayashi, M. Kimura

    Proceedings of the 16th African Regional Conference for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering     2015.04  [Refereed]

    Multiple Authorship

  • Improvement of Rural Access Roads in Developing Countries with Initiative for self-reliance of communities

    Y. Fukubayashi, M. Kimura

    Soils and Foundations   54   23 - 35   2014.02  [Refereed]

    Multiple Authorship

  • The do-nou method: encouraging groups of smallholder horticulture farmers to take responsibility for the maintenance of rural access roads in Kenya

    S. M. Nzioka, G. Kiplagat, Y. Fukubayashi, J. Aikawa

    Journal of Developments in Sustainable Agriculture   7   148 - 157   2013.03  [Refereed]

    Multiple Authorship

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  • International development

    Y. Fukubayashi and M. Kimura (Part: Allotment Writing )

    Intech  2017.04 ISBN: 978-9535131038

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  • Change Life, Motivate People: An approach for poverty reduction by maintaining rural roads in developing countries

    Y. Fukubayashi, M. Kimura

    ISSMGE Bulletin   5 ( 4 ) 36 - 44   2011.04

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Multiple Authorship

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  • Rural Road Improvement with Farmers Groups Initiatives for Promoting Market-Oriented Agriculture -Case Studies in Kenya

    Y. Fukubayashi, S. Nzioka

    The 27th Annual Conf. of the JASID (Japan Society for International Development)  2016.11  -  2016.11