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3rd IPA Research Grant Award

Award Ceremony

3rd IPA Research Grant Award
Date:
15 Oct 2010
Place:
Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Venue:
Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai
Organizer:
IPA Committees and Secretariat
Presenter:
President Akio Kitamura
(IPA Honorary President)
Winner:
9 research groups

IPA Award Committee invited the 9 award winners of 3rd IPA Research Grant Award to 3rd IPA International Workshop in Shanghai, China and held an award ceremony on 15 October 2010. First, Emeritus Prof. Kozo Tagaya, the Award Committee Chairman, disclosed the criterion of evaluation of the award. Then Honorary President Akio Kitamura conferred testimonials and grant on the winners. Every winner made 15 minutes presentation of the award winning research proposals to all attendees. Variety of themes was attractive enough for participants to enjoy questions and answers. the award winners are going to prepare and make researches from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 for a year. The results will be presented at 4th IPA International Workshop.

Explanation of 3rd Research Grant Award scheme

Explanation of 3rd Research Grant Award scheme
Dr Kozo Tagaya
(The Award Committee Chairman)

Awards presented by Honorary President Akio Kitamura

Dr Jonathan A. Black
(University of Sheffield / UK)
Dr Kenneth Gavin
(University College Dublin / Ireland)
Prof. Tatsunori Matsumoto
(Kanazawa University / Japan)
Dr Andrew M McNamara
(City University London / UK)
Prof. Kojiro Okabayashi
(Kochi National College of Technology /
Japan)
Dr Yong Tan
(Tongji University /
People's Republic of China)
Assoc. Prof. Taro Uchimura
(The University of Tokyo / Japan)
Prof. A.F. van Tol
(Delft University of Technology /
The Netherlands)
Mr Koji Watanabe
(Obayashi Corporation / Japan)

Presentation of Awarded Proposals by 9 Award Winners

Dr Jonathan A. Black
"Evaluation of ground displacements during press-in piling throught non-intrusive physical modelling using transparent soil in conjunction with Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)"
Dr Kenneth Gavin
"The impact of installation cycles on the long term resistance of piles in sand"
Prof. Tatsunori Matsumoto
"Experimental and numerical study on behaviour of pressed-in piles and surrounding soils subjected to cyclic horizontal loading"
Dr Andrew M McNamara
"Study on the range of ground conditions suitable for Gyropiling"
Prof. Kojiro Okabayashi
"Study on the neighboring construction between horizontally buried gas pipe and vertically pressed-in structure"
Dr Yong Tan
"Squeezing effects of press-in piling on adjacent buildings and underground pipelines in Shanghai soft clays"
Assoc. Prof. Taro Uchimura
"Press-in resistance in multi-layer ground of sand, gravel, and cohesive soils observed in scaled models and numerical analysis"
Prof. A.F. van Tol
"Numerical simulation of down-stroke/up-stroke press-in procedure of tubular pile"
Mr Koji Watanabe
"An experimental study of effect of loading rate on bearing capacity of pile"