- Railway Technical Research Institute
- Quarterly Report of RTRI (ISSN:00339008)
- vol.56, no.4, pp.245-249, 2015-11-01 (Released:2016-01-07)
The Railway Technical Research Institute opened the Center for Railway Earthquake Engineering Research on April 1, 2014 amid increasing concern about the risk of seismic disasters caused in particular by massive earthquakes. Violent earthquake disasters are becoming more common and more complex. In order to achieve safer railway systems able to cope with these conditions, the center was established as a unique "base" for railway-seismic technology in Japan. The center also integrates RTRI's research resources on quake-motion, seismic design and countermeasure, and early warning. This report introduces the role of CREER and recent research into earthquake-related technology.