ITIL インフラ先端技術共同研究講座



About ITIL

The Laboratory on Innovative Techniques for Infrastructures (ITIL) is founded in April, 2014 majorly by two highway companies, West Nippon Expressway Company Ltd. (NEXCO West) and Hanshin Expressway Company Ltd., aiming to develop innovative techniques for detecting and visualizing potential degradation of civil engineering infrastructures. Prof. T. Miyagawa serves as the representative of Kyoto University (KU); Prof. H. Shirato and Prof. T. Shiotani serve as the operating committee members.

Approved by the founders, ITIL is aggressively performing researches in cooperation with various national and international research institutes, electronics companies, construction companies, construction consultant companies, measurement companies and universities, presently enlisting up to 30 members and covering over 15 themes. A monthly research meeting takes place in sharing the state-of-art achievements and brainstorming new ideas/strategies. In addition, ITIL is working actively in cooperating with universities worldwide, such as Taiwan National Chung Hsing University, Delft University of Technology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Technische Universität München, University of Edinburgh, University of Cambridge, University of Granada, ETH, EPFL, UCLA, University of Memphis, University of Minnesota, University of Malaya, Togliatti State University, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM).

The ITIL research topics cover the evaluation of fatigues degradation of bridge slabs, insufficient grouting of PC structures, breakage detection for steel members, degradation evaluation for fiber-reinforced plastic materials, stability evaluation for ground/bedrocks slopes, etc., employing sensing technologies such as electricity, electromagnetics, acoustics, ultrasonics, optics, etc. and analysis technologies such as visualization, image processing, tomography techniques. Furthermore, ITIL is devoted in practical applications of innovative technologies such as sensing devices, vibration-based energy harvesting, etc.