Risk Evaluation and Disaster Mitigation Research Division
Computational Safety Engineering Lab
Associate Professor
Dr. Eng.
Nippon Koei Resilient City with Digital Twin Technologies Joint Research Lab (Concurrent)

Concurrent: Graduate School of Engineering
Research Subject(s)
My main research topic is slope disasters and geo-disasters. In particular, I study on numerical simulations and modeling of slope disasters, such as slope failures, soil avalanches, rockfalls, landslides, and snow avalanches. I am also interested in probabilistic risk analysis of natural disasters.
Key Words
Geotechnical engineering / Slope Disaster / Numeical simulation / risk analysis
Research Activities

Studies on numerical simulations of slope disasters
To prevent and reduce the damage caused by slope disasters, I study on numerical simulations and those usage environment for practical use. Because various kinds of disasters, such as slope failure, soil avalanche, rockfall and snow avalanche, are categorized in slope disasters, I use different methods depending for each disaster.

Studies on risk analysis of natural disasters
Probabilistic risk analysis is one of the important research topics in the research field of disaster sience. I study on a probabilistic risk analysis which is aided by numerical simulations.  

Selected Works

Moriguchi, S., Matsugi, H., Ochiai, T., Yoshikawa, S., Inagaki, H., Ueno, S., Suzuki, M., Tobita, Y., Chida, T., Takahashi, K., Shibayama, A., Hashimoto, M., Kyoya, T., Dolojanj, N. L. J.,: Survey report on damage caused by 2019 Typhoon Hagibis in Marumori Town, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, Soils and Foundations, Disaster report, 2021, to be published.
Moriguchi, S., Okawara, M., Kure, S., Analysis of damage caused by 2016 typhoon No.10 in Iwate prefecture - From viewpoints of geotechnical engineering and river engineering -, Japanese Geotechnical Journal, Vol.13,No.2,149-158. 2018.
Moriguchi, S., Ohta, Y., Takase, S., Terada, K., Abe, K., Aoki, T., A simulation of large scale sediment flow experiment using dem, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. A2 (Applied Mechanics), Vol.72, No.2, pp.449-457, 2017.
Moriguchi, S., hiruma, Y., Takase, S., Terada, K., Effects of Particle Size and Particle Shape in Flow Simulations of Dry Sand Using DEM, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. A2 (Applied Mechanics), Vol.71, No.2, I_587-I_594, 2016.
Moriguchi, S., Otake, Y., Takase, S., Terada,K., Kosaka, Y., Horiuchi, M., Sawada, K.,  Yashima, A., Probabilistic risk evaluation of rockfalls using DEM, Japanese Geotechnical Journal, Vol.10, No.4, pp.503-515, 2015.

Selected Memberships
  • The Japanese Geotechnical Society
  • Japan Cociety of civil engineers
  • The Japan Society of Computational Engineering and Science
  • The Japan Landslide Society
Selected Awards
  • Paper award of Japanese Geotechnical Society, Numerical simulation of flow failure of Geomaterials based on fluid dynamics, Soils and Foundations, Moriguchi S., Yashima A., Sawada K., Uzuoka R. and Ito M., 2006.