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KOCED Geo-Centrifuge Center

KOCED Geo-Centrifuge opened May 2005 and has supported variety of experiment on many geotechnical engineering researches, including modeling, measurement, and analysis (http://soildynamic.kaist.ac.kr). Through collaboration with Korea Geotechnical Society and International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, the center proves its world-class centrifugal model test facility

History
2005 / KOCED Geo-Centrifuge Center establishment
2007 / Construction commencement
2008 / 240 g-tons Geo-Centrifuge installation
2009 / Operation start



ICT Bridge Technology Research Group

The ICT(Information & Communication Technology) bridge technology of this research group is a thorough bridge managing technology throughout the total lifespan(planning, construction, performance/maintenance management, replacement) of bridge by applying ICT-based partial replacement constructing method and low-carbon material application technology. In other words, it stands for the bridge system managed actively through advanced/eco-friendly technology and low-carbon material application by pre-arranging the level of maximum performance and eco-friend (carbon reducing) and pre-organizing member decision, inspection, and replacement planning according to this. According to the present domestic bridge condition, bridges with maximum span length less than 80 meters constitute 99% of the total bridges, and therefore, this research group is expected to have a great ripple effect on developing ICT technology for bridges with span length within 200m.


Extreme Rainfall Landslide (ERL)

The Extreme Rainfall Landslide (ERL), led by Professor Lee, Seung-Rae, expanding conventional approach to landslide to consider extreme rainfalls. This line of researches aims (1) to properly establish alarm DB, (2) to understand the mechanism of the slide, and (3) to improve prediction reliability.


Integrated Water Technology (DTU/KAIST IWT)

This signature research project focuses on ensuring stable future water supply where KAIST and DTU are collaborating complementing each other’s technology. Developing zero waste integrated water system and SMART underground water treatment system are the two main streams of the project.

Related news:
http://www.env.dtu.dk/english/About/News/2012/03/2012-May14-Kaist-Seminar-at-DTU
http://www.scientificcomputing.com/news/2011/05/dtu-ambitious-partnership-korean-university-kaist



KAIST Institute of Disaster Studies (KIDS)

Professor Hee-Kyung Park lead the Director of KIDS with about 60 professors from across different departments at KAIST who teamed up to make Korean society safer and more secure. It conducts research on disaster prevention and reduction

Develop policy on safety and preventive measures for the public
Establish resilience engineering programs at the university
Create a platform for social media and machine-based information management
Develop robot-based search and rescue mission programs
Conduct disaster risk assessments and develop disaster-recovery plans
Establish virtual reality programs for training and education