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3rd International Seminar for Research Works in Asian Countries

3rd International Seminar for Research Works in Asian Countries
Date:
15 July 2015, 13:00 - 16:00
Place:
Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture
Venue:
GIKEN LTD., Kochi
Organizer:
IPA Research Committee
Programme:
  • Opening remarks
    Prof. Tatsunori Matsumoto / Kanazawa University (IPA Director, Moderator)
  • Presentation 1
    Design Guideline for Steel Sheet Pile (For Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Co.)
    Prof. Fang-Le Peng / Tongji University (IPA Vice Chairman)
  • Presentation 2
    Pile Jacking Experience for Foundations in Hong Kong and Macau
    Assoc. Prof. Albert T. Yeung / University of Hong Kong
  • Presentation 3
    Press-in technology in Singapore
    Prof. Leeung Chun Fai / National University of Singapore (IPA Director)
  • Presentation 4
    Press-in technology: Current research & Commercial initiatives in Malaysia
    Dr. Nor Azizi Yusoff / Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia (UTHM)
  • Presentation 5
    Restriction of construction of new building along the MRTA Blue line
    Assoc. Prof. Supot Teachavorasinskun / Chulalongkorn University
  • Presentation 6
    Numerical study on closely spaced piles of Press-in technology in Viet Nam
    Dr. Nguyen Manh Tuan / Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
  • Presentation 7
    Dynamic response and seismic settlement behavior of piled raft foundation of oil storage tank
    – Effect of pile installation process –
    Assoc. Prof. Jiro Takemura / Tokyo Institute of Technology
Number of participants:
22
  • Kanazawa University / Prof. Tatsunori Matsumoto (IPA Director)
  • Tongji University / Prof. Fang-Le Peng (IPA Vice Chairman)
  • The University of Hong Kong / Assoc. Prof. Albert T. Yeung, Assoc. Prof. Ryan Yan
  • National University of Singapore / Prof. Chun Fai Leung (IPA Director)
  • Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia (UTHM) / Prof. Dato' Dr. Abdul Razak Bin Omar,
    Dr. Nor Azizi Yusoff
  • Chulalongkorn University / Dr. Supot Teachavorasinskun
  • Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology / Dr. Nguyen Manh Tuan
  • University of Transportation & Communications / Dr. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Trinh
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology / Assoc. Prof. Jiro Takemura
  • Geo-Research Institute / Dr. Tadashi Hashimoto (Director)
  • Japan Press-in Association / Mr. Tomonobu Nakaoka (JPA Chairman)
  • GIKEN LTD. / Mr. Masaaki Terashi (IPA Director), Mr. Tatsuro Sakai, Mr. Masakazu Morita,
    Mr. Masaaki Katami, Ms. Mika Maeda, Mr. Kimihiko Hayashi and Mr. Daisuke Hirose
  • IPA Secretary General / Dr. Tadahiko Okumura (Director of Geo-space Engineering Center,
    Engineering Advancement Association of Japan)

The 3rd IPA International Seminar was held on Wednesday 15th July, 2015, with an objective of implementing the research results in practice around the world. Among the researchers and engineers who participated in the 8th IPA Press-in Technology Seminar held on the previous day, 22 people gathered in this seminar. Chaired and facilitated by professor Matsumoto, research topics were presented in English, and research ideas were exchanged in the seminar.

In the morning of the same day, the participants visited two GIKEN’s demonstration sites. At the Akaoka test field, the tour participants observed an “Implant Hat Bridge” where steel pipe piles were pressed in with a 6 m interval, and the bridge floor was speedily constructed by covering the tops of the piles with large lining plates, while they observed “a lateral loading test” at the Niidahama test field, that examined the resisting force of the steel pipe piles and their behaviors when the piles representing a levee here were subjected to a lateral load equivalent to the tsunami load. After the site visits, they moved on to the Kochi corporate headquarter of GIKEN, and looked at the latest Press-in machines and the portable bicycle parking system, “Mobile Eco Cycle”. They attentively watched a variety of examples of the Press-in technology, and listened carefully to the explanations.

Prof. Tatsunori Matsumoto
Moderator
Prof. Tatsunori Matsumoto
(Kanazawa University)
Prof. Fang-Le Peng
Prof. Fang-Le Peng
(Tongji University)
Design Guideline for Steel Sheet Pile
(For Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Co.)
Assoc. Prof. Albert T. Yeung
Assoc. Prof. Albert T. Yeung
(The University of Hong Kong)
Pile Jacking Experience for Foundations in Hong Kong and Macau
Prof. Leung Chun Fai
Prof. Leung Chun Fai
(National University of Singapore)
Press-in technology in Singapore
Dr. Nor Azizi Yusoff
Dr. Nor Azizi Yusoff
(Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia)
Press-in technology: Current research & Commercial initiatives in Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Supot
Assoc. Prof. Supot
Teachavorasinskun
(Chulalongkorn University)
Restriction of construction of new building along the MRTA Blue line
Dr. Nguyen Manh Tuan
Dr. Nguyen Manh Tuan
(Ho Chi Minh city University of Technology)
Numerical study on closely spaced piles of Press-in technology in Viet Nam
Assoc. Prof. Jiro Takemura
Assoc. Prof. Jiro Takemura
(Tokyo Institute of technology)
Dynamic response and seismic settlement behavior of piled raft foundation of oil storage tank
– Effect of pile installation process –

Site tour

Site tour 1
Site tour 2
The “Implant Hat Bridge” where steel pipe piles are used for bridge piers with large lining plates on top
(Akaoka test field, GIKEN)
Site tour 3
Site tour 4
The “Implant Bridge” where steel sheet piles are used for bridge piers and upper part works
(Akaoka test field, GIKEN)
Site tour 5
Lateral loading test
(Niidahama test field, GIKEN)

Factory tour

Factory tour 1
Visit to the operation of a new Press-in machine, “Silent Piler F101”
(Kochi corporate headquarter of GIKEN)
Factory tour 2
Portable bicycle parking system, “Mobile Eco Cycle”
(Kochi corporate headquarter of GIKEN)
Factory tour 3