Structural and bridge engineering branch is leading the fields of new technology development and analysis method development for performance based infrastructure maintenance. Active research is also conducted on the development of BIM based information modeling and echo-friendly material development and structural analysis.
The main focus of the concrete research group is to investigate nonlinear concrete structural behaviors and performances through integrating experiments and computation. While accounting for climate change, impact, explosion and fire, novel experimental and computational techniques are proposed; state-of-art material and structural systems are developed.
Applied Mechanics laboratory was established on 1991 as a need of in-depth research on applied mechanics, which is fundamental to engineering, increased. The methods required in analyzing and designing of various civil structures, along with basic researches of applied mechanics, are theoretically and numerically being studied.
Geotechnical Engineering Research Group leads the systematic research and industry-academy cooperation in the fields of optimum design of foundation structures, soft ground and slope stability, adaptive urban climate and energy infrastructure design and materials development, geoenvironmental engineering, and geotechnical energy storage and recovery research.
SCSI Lab at Yonsei University has worked on research and development of supporting operation and maintenance of sustainable infrastructure with position and mapping technology and also focused on spatial computing of spatial data production, management, analysis, and domain-specific application development such as smart city, natural resource, health, education, business, and others. Spatial computing would gain more and more importance in the era of big data, and SCSI Lab would take an initiative for such present and upcoming innovation, particularly in spatial big data.
Construction engineering and project management (CEPM) is a discipline to combine cutting-edge science and technology and management techniques for the successful execution of construction projects. CEPM covers the entire lifecycle of a construction investment, such as planning, design, construction and maintenance, and include various research fields such as risk management, construction automation, financing and climate change adaptation.
Automation in construction is the use of mechanical, electronic, computer, digital technology and information technology to achieve automatic operation or control to improve productivity in construction area. Recent research include ‘Development of innovative design, materials and equipment for Small Buildings and Freeform Members’, ‘Structural health monitoring technique using advanced sensors’ and ‘Application of sensor fusion and artificial intelligence in construction’.
The water-engineering laboratory conducts various researches on water resources, such as hydrology, hydraulics, ecology, and climate. Recent areas of research include development of hydrological statistical techniques, numerical flow analysis with turbulence models, river and wetland ecological studies, and hydrological-ecological-climate interaction studies.
The Environmental Engineering Laboratory was established in 1970 for responding to the rising demands of environmental concerns and cultivating comprehensive environmental specialists. Since then, we have been playing a leading role in the field of environmental engineering in Korea by developing and proposing advanced environmental technologies and environmental policies to solve diverse environmental problems.
Ecological Engineering Lab provides fundamental information and technology for the conservation and preservation of ecosystems focusing on ecosystem processes. Recent research focuses on biological feedbacks to GHG dynamics in Arctic tundra and coastal wetlands by global climate change and invasive species.