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FY2009 3rd Meeting of Research Committee

FY2009 3rd Meeting of Research Committee
Date:
17 Mar 2010
Time:
14:00 to 15:45
Venue:
IPC meeting room
Attendees:
Total 12
  • Prof. Osamu Kusakabe, Tokyo Institute of Technology (IPA Director)
  • Prof. Tatsunori Matsumoto, Kanazawa University
  • Assoc. Prof. Taro Uchimura, The University of Tokyo
  • Dr Kozo Tagaya (IPA Research Committee Chairman)
  • Takehiko Iizuka (IPA Research Committee)
  • Dr Tadahiko Okumura (IPA Secretary General)
    and other 6 members

FY2009 3rd meeting of Research Committee in 2009 was held in IPC meeting room to deliberate the research themes of “3rd IPA Research Grant Award” constitutionally from the last meeting.

The research themes of “2nd IPA Research Grant Award” were selected from an extensive range of press-in engineering. This time, however, in order to give researchers clearer targets, more concrete and practical themes were selected. Three main themes were picked up and a few specific themes were listed as samples of each category.

3rd Meeting of Research Committee

Details of research themes and call for research proposals will be announced on 15 April at the Awards page. Please keep checking it out. The submission period is two months from 15 April to 15 June.

The last half of the meeting, there was discussion on PPT (Pile Penetration Test) data. Mr Ishihara from Giken Seisakusho Co., Ltd. showed 5 PPT data of press-in piling on the actual sites and attendees discussed the interaction between a press-in force and soil conditions, and characteristics of interlock resistance.