Masanori Kikuchi Visiting Professor






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Ph.D. University of Tokyo,1976
M.S. University of Tokyo, 1975
B.S. University of Tokyo, 1973


Fracture Mechanics
Computational Mechanics
Solid Mechanics

Working experience

Visiting Professor, National Chung-Hsing University
Professor Emeritus of Tokyo University of Science
Professor Emeritus of Xinjiang University, China
Consultant Professor of Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Doctor Honoris Causa, Galati University, Romania

Professional activities

Fellow of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Director of Far East and Oceanic Fracture Society (Former President)
Councilor of Japan Society of Composite Materials
Councilor of Japan Society of Computational Engineering and Science

Research interest

S-version Finite Element Method
Numerical simulation of fatigue fracture and ductile fracture

Selected Recent publications

1. Bin Liu, Nongyue Gao, Shuanghui Cao, Fang Ye, Yongsheng Liu, Yi Zhang, Laifei Cheng, Masanori Kikuchi, Interlaminar toughening of unidirectional CFRP with multilayers graphene and MWCNTs for Mode II fracture, Composite Structures, Vol.236, 15 March, 2020, 111888 (to be appeared)

2. Yuichi SHINTAKU, Yuto SHINOZAKI, Takaki FUJIWARA, Akiyuki TAKAHASHI and Masanori KIKUCHI, Numerical simulation of fatigue crack propagation with plasticity-induced crack closure, Trans. JSME, Vol.85, No.876, 2019

3. A. Takahashi, A. Suzuki, M. Kikuchi, Fatigue Crack Growth Simulation Using S-version FEM: Application to Interacting Subsurface Cracks, Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 741, (2017), pp. 82-87

4. Masanori Kikuchi, Yoshitaka Wada, Yulong Li, Crack growth simulation in heterogeneous material by S-FEM and comparison with experiments., Engineering Fracture Mechanics, vol.167, pp.239-247, 2016

5. Akiyuki Takahashi, Yoshitaka Wada, Takafumi Endo, Masanori Kikuchi, Crack closure effect of fatigue crack under cyclic tensile loading, Trans. JSME, Vol.81, No.830, 2015

6. Masanori Kikuchi, Yoshitaka Wada, Yuuichi Shintaku, Kazuhiro Suga and Yulong Li, “ Fatigue crack growth simulation in heterogeneous material using s-version FEM”, International Journal of Fatigue, Vol.58, pp.47-55, 2014

7. Yoshitaka Wada, Masanori Kikuchi, Shinji Yamada, Ryousuke Serizawa and Yulong Li,” Fatigue growth of internal flaw : Simulation of subsurface crack penetration to the surface of the structure”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol.123, pp.100-115, 2014

8. Masanori Kikuchi, Yoshiatka Wada, Kasuhiro Suga, Fuminori Iwamatsu and Yuuichi Shintaku, “Crack growth simulation of ICM housing using S-version FEM”, Trans. JSME, Vol.79, No.798, pp.119-129, 2013

9. Masayuki Kamaya, Takahiro Sasa and Masanori Kikuchi,” Fatigue Crack Growth Estimation of Multiple Cracks”, Trans. JSME, Vol. 79, No. 805, pp.1382-1395, 2013

10. Masanori Kikuchi, Yoshitaka Wada, Yuto Shimizu, Yulong Li, “Crack growth analysis in a weld-heat-affected zone using S-version FEM” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRESSURE VESSELS AND PIPING, Vol.90-91, pp.2-8, 2012

11. Koichi Minagawa, Kazuhiro Suga, Masanori Kikuchi, Shigeru Aoki, “An efficient inverse analysis considering observation error to detect corrosion in concrete structures containing multilayered rebar” International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, Vol.8, No.1, pp.81-87, 2012

12. Masanori Kikuchi, Yoshitaka Wada, Chikako Ohdama, Effect of KⅢ on Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Vol. 134, 2012

13. Masayuki Kamaya, Eiichi Miyokawa, Masanori Kikuchi, “Growth prediction of two interacting surface cracks of dissimilar sizes” ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS, Vol.77, pp.3120-3131, 2010

14. Masanori Kikuchi, Kazuhiro Suga, “Closure Effect Evaluation of Surface Crack Growth under Cyclic Bending using S-FEM” Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, Vol.6, No. 4, pp.289-304, 2010

15. Masanori Kikuchi, Maigefeireti Maitireyimu and Hirotaka Sano," Study on Fatigue Crack Growth Criterion, (1st report : Paris’ Law of a Surface Crack under Pure Mode I Loading) Trans. JSME, Ser.A, Vol.76, No. 764, pp.516-522 ,2010

16. Maigefeireti Maitireyimu, Masanori Kikuchi and Mamtimin Geni, “ Comparison of Experimental; and Numerically Simulated Fatigue Crack Propagation”, J. of Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering, JSME, vol.3, No.7, pp.952-967, 2009

17. Masanori Kikuchi, Shougo Sannoumaru, “Study on the Ductile Fracture under Mixed Mode Loading Consition, 2nd Report, Effect of Specimen Thickness)”, Trans. JSME, Ser.A, vol.75, No.751, pp.353-359, 2009

18. Masanori KIKUCHI and Takehito ISHIHARA “Study on Thickness Effect of Three-Point-Bend Specimen” JSME International Journal Series A,Vol.49, No.3,July 2006

19. Masanori Kikuchi “Dimple Fracture Simulation of Fracture Specimen under Different Constraint Conditions ”Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences Vol.11, No.2, 2006, pp.49-59

20. Hiroshi Okada, Mayumi Higashi, Masanori Kikuchi, Yasuyoshi Fukui and Noriyoshi Kumazawa “Three dimensional virtual crack closure-integral method(VCCM) with skewed and non-symmetric mesh arrangement at the crack front” Engineering Fracture Mechanics Vol.72・2005 pp.1717-1737