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4th International Workshop for Young Researchers

4th International Workshop for Young Researchers
Date:
15 July 2015, 12:45 - 16:00
Place:
Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture
Venue:
GIKEN LTD., Kochi
Organizer:
IPA Research Committee
Programme:
  • Opening remarks
    Prof. Yoshiaki Kikuchi / Tokyo University of Science (IPA Director, Moderator)
  • Presentation 1
    On the performance of dual row implant walls under dynamic loading
    Mr. Srikanth Madabhushi / University of Cambridge
  • Presentation 2
    Study on the effect of press-in technology on the surrounding structure
    Ms. Jian Peng/ Tongji university
  • Presentation 3
    Influence of penetration force in clay soils due to time effect
    Mr. Azranasmarazizi Bin Ayob / Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia (UTHM)
  • Presentation 4
    Overview of steel pile applications in Viet Nam and prospects of Press-in technology
    Mr. Nguyen Quang Du / Ho Chi Minh city University of Technology
  • Presentation 5
    Centrifuge modeling of unpropped sheet pile wall excavation under design and ultimate conditions
    Mr. Kunasegaram Vijayakanthan / Tokyo Institute of Technlogy
  • Presentation 6
    Mechanism of Inner Frictional Resistance of Open-ended Piles
    Dr. Galle Hetti Arachchige Janaka Jagath Kumara / Tokyo University of Science
  • Presentation 7
    Experimental and Numerical Study on Pile Foundations Having Batter Piles
    Dr. Vu Anh Tuan / Kanazawa University
  • Presentation 8
    Experimental Study on the Reinforcement of Existing Bridge Pile Foundations
    Mr. Tanatan Tikanta / Kanazawa University
  • Presentation 9
    New Reinforcement Technique for Foundation of Resilient Breakwater against Earthquake and Tsunami
    Mr. Babloo Chaudhary / Kyushu University
Number of participants:
31
  • University of Cambridge / Prof. Malcolm Bolton (IPA Chairman, Prof. Emeritus), Dr. Stuart Haigh,
    Mr. Srikanth Madabhushi
  • Tongji University / Mr. Jian Peng
  • Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia (UTHM) / Mr. Azranasmarazizi Bin Ayob
  • Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) / Mr. Nguyen Quang Du, Mr. Tran Ngoc Huan
  • Tokyo Institute of Technlogy / Mr. Olan Aeovithayasupon, Mr. Kunasegaram Vijayakanthan
  • The Univeristy of Tokyo / Assoc. Prof. Taro Uchimura (IPA Director)
  • Tokyo University of Science / Prof. Yoshiaki Kikuchi,
    Dr. Galle Hetti Arachchige Janaka Jagath Kumara, Mr. Motoki Suguro
  • Kanazawa University / Mr. Shinya Shimono, Dr. Tanatan Tikanta, and Mr. Vu Anh Tuan
  • Kyushu University / Mr. Kengo Nishimura, Mr. Babloo Chaudhary
  • National Institute of Technology, Kochi College / Assoc. Prof. Yuichi Ikeda, Mr. Takushi Shiba,
    Ms. Kiwa Tokuhisa, Mr. Naoki Takahira and Mr. Kenji Hashida
  • GIKEN LTD. / Mr. Yukihiro Ishihara, Ms. Nanase Ogawa, Mr. Hironori Kariya, Ms. Yuko Shimomura,
    Ms. Sawako Chikami and Ms. Rie Takeuchi
  • IPA Secretariat / Mr. Kazuyoshi Ishii (IPA Auditor), Ms. Mutsumi Minami

In the afternoon of Wednesday 15th July, 2015, the 4th International workshop for young researchers was held at the Kochi corporate headquarter of GIKEN. This workshop was to foster young researchers, to promote interactions among them, and to provide initiatives for them to aim for more practical researches by receiving advices from the participants, together with the introductions of their research topics. Among those who attended the 8th IPA Press-in Engineering Seminar held on the previous day, 9 students from 8 universities presented in English their current researches. With accurate and useful advices from professor Kikuchi and Prof. Bolton, IPA chairman, and active discussions, it turned out to be a meaningful workshop.

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. Yoshiaki Kikuchi
Moderator
Prof. Yoshiaki Kikuchi
(Tokyo University of Science/ IPA Director)
Prof. Malcolm Bolton
Prof. Malcolm Bolton
(University of Cambridge /IPA Chairman)
Mr. Srikanth Madabhushi
Mr. Srikanth Madabhushi
(University of Cambridge)
On the performance of dual row implant walls under dynamic loading
Mr. Jian Peng
Mr. Jian Peng
(Tongji university)
Study on the effect of press-in technology on the surrounding structure
Mr. Azranasmarazizi Bin Ayob
Mr. Azranasmarazizi Bin Ayob
(University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia)
Influence of penetration force in clay soils due to time effect
Mr. Nguyen Quang Du
Mr. Nguyen Quang Du
(Ho Chi Minh city University of Technology)
Overview of steel pile applications in Viet Nam and prospects of Press-in technology
Mr. Kunasegaram Vijayakanthan
Mr. Kunasegaram Vijayakanthan
(Tokyo Institute of Technlogy)
Centrifuge modeling of unpropped sheet pile wall excavation under design and ultimate conditions
Dr. Galle Hetti Arachchige Janaka Jagath Kumara
Dr. Galle Hetti Arachchige Janaka Jagath Kumara
(Tokyo University of Science)
Mechanism of Inner Frictional Resistance of Open-ended Piles
Dr. Vu Anh Tuan
Dr. Vu Anh Tuan
(Kanazawa University)
Experimental and Numerical Study on Pile Foundations Having Batter Piles
Mr. Tanatan Tikanta
Mr. Tanatan Tikanta
(Kanazawa University)
Experimental Study on the Reinforcement of Existing Bridge Pile Foundations
Mr. Babloo Chaudhary
Mr. Babloo Chaudhary
(Kyushu University)
New Reinforcement Technique for Foundation of Resilient Breakwater against Earthquake and Tsunami

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