Matsui, Kazumi


Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences, Division of Artificial Environment and Information


Associate Professor

Date of Birth


Research Fields, Keywords

Nonlinear Finite Element Method, Multi-Scale Analysis, Homogenization Method, Topology Optimization

Graduate School 【 display / non-display


    Tohoku University  Graduate School, Division of Engineering  Department of Civil Engineering  Master Course  Completed

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) -  Tohoku University

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2003.04

    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)   Research Institute for Computational Science  

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display


    Japan Society of Civil Engineering


    The Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science


    The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Materials/Mechanics of materials

  • Structural engineering/Earthquake engineering/Maintenance management engineering

  • Computational science

  • Computational mechanics


Books 【 display / non-display

  • Computational methods for plasticity

    (Part: Joint Translation )

    2012.06 ISBN: 4627920210

Papers 【 display / non-display


    YAMAMOTO Takeki, YAMADA Takahiro, MATSUI Kazumi, SAIKI Isao

    Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. A2 (Applied Mechanics (AM)) ( Japan Society of Civil Engineers )  74 ( 2 )   I_147 - I_158   2018

    Joint Work

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    In the finite element analysis, it is important to evaluate the local behavior at the portion where the thickness is discontinuous or near the corners. If such structure is discretized with structural elements, the numerical results are often unreliable, because the plane stress condition is assumed in the transverse direction and the incompressibility could not be considered appropriately. Thus, the authors proposed that the effective procedure of discretizing the model is to connect shell and solid elements properly by using Nitsche's method.<br>When the different types of elements are connected at the boundary including corners, the stiffness near such boundary may become larger than that of the model discretized with only one type of element. Thus, the authors propose the approach to avoid this problem by improving the mesh geometry near the boundary.<br>The proposed procedure can be applied to the elastoplastic problems, but it is necessary to divide the domain so that the plastic region does not progress on the connecting interface. This is because the numerical calculation becomes unstable due to the disorder of the stress state when discontinuous stress state is connected.<br>This paper presents a numerical procedure for connecting shell and solid elements in elastoplastic problems. In the proposed approach, shell and solid elements can be coupled with reasonable deformation near the connecting interface, only when the plastic range is not included on the connecting interface.

    DOI CiNii

  • Development of Finite Cover Method Avoiding the Volumetric Locking for Crack Propagation

    Hirofumi Sugiyama, Kazumi Matsui and Takahiro Yamada

    Transaction of JSCES ( Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Sciences )  2016   2016.10  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

  • Curvature sensitive analysis of axially compressed cylindrical tubes with corrugated surface using isogeometric analysis and experiment

    Takuma Imai, Tadahiro Shibutani, Kazumi Matsui, Seitoku Kumagai, Dang Tien Tran, Kaiyuan Mu, Takashi Maekawa

    Computer Aided Geometric Design ( Elsevier )    2016  [Refereed]

    Joint Work


  • Topology Optimization of Mechanical Structures Targeting Vibration Characteristics

    Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers   71 ( 703 )   813 - 820   2005.03  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

  • Evaluation of induced anisotropy in polycrystalline metals based on homogenization method

    Transactions of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, series A   70 ( 699 )   1558 - 1565   2004.11  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

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Academic Awards Received 【 display / non-display

  • JSCES Young Investigator's Award


Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)

    Project Year: 2011.04  -  2013.03  Investigator(s): Kazumi Matsui

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Project Year: 2010.04  -  2013.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Project Year: 2010.04  -  2013.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2009.04  -  2012.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2006.04  -  2009.03 

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Social Contribution(Extension lecture) 【 display / non-display

  • International Workshops on Advances in Computational Mechanics


  • International Workshops on Advances in Computational Mechanics