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 The 4th National Resilience Design Award


"National Resilience Design Award" is held as the place to provide information and to improve skills by assembling concrete cases and results which is helping to strengthen the national land. Structural analysis (civil engineering and construction), ground and water engineering, and disaster prevention are the target fields and various brilliant works for strengthening of national land will be introduced.    

    Results Announcement of The 4th National Resilience Design Award

  After careful consideration by juries, Grand Prix, Semi Grand Prix, and 3 Judge's prizes have been selected.

 
 Design of solar cell support structure
 – Detail design by 3D skeleton structure analysis -
 Next Energy & Resources Co., Ltd.
Program: Engineer's Studio® Click to enlarge the image.
This work is a structure design for determination of material composition and support structure of a ground-mounted solar power generation system. As natural external forces, snow coverage and wind pressure act on the module (solar panel), and the seismic force affects the support. For this reason, the upper beam, the lower beam, and the column are influenced by bending, pulling, and compressing stress, and it results in taking much time to produce results due to more complex material behavior.
This study shows a development of a dedicated design software utilizing the functions of the 3D FEM analysis software "Engineer's Studio®" for reducing the time of value entry and result determination as much as possible and improving work efficiency. As the characteristic of the software, its structure calculation by the three dimensional skeleton analysis enables to determine the safety and calculate more realistic material displacement, section force, and deflection.

  Semi Grand Prix
 Examination of consistency by full scale experiment and nonlinear pushover analysis for PC-wall  
 - Review on applicability of fiber element and M-φ model -
 Nippon Concrete Industries Co., Ltd.
Program: Engineer's Studio® Click to enlarge the image.
A PC-wall is used as a self standing wall structure such as road retaining wall and river bank protection. Though nonlinear analysis design is not used for PC-wall consideration today, it may be necessary in the future. In this experiment, vertical loaded bending test in full scale experiment was carried out to confirm the consistency of PC-wall analysis model, then the test result was reproduced by the parametric pushover analysis (M-φ element and fiber element) with the 3D FEM analysis program Engineer's Studio®. The applicability of the analysis model was checked by comparing the both created data.

Judge's Special Prize
Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Engineering, Tokyo City University
Prof. Hiromichi Yoshikawa (Chief of the judging committee)
 Seismic performance evaluation of  eight-continuous water gate
 - Seismic verification design by the frame analysis of the specially  structured eight-continuous sluiceway -
 CIVIC ARTS Consulting Inc.
Program: Engineer's Studio® Click to enlarge the image.
This is a seismic resistant calculation of an extraordinary structure that a eight-continuous sluiceway is constructed under carriageways and the existing weirs and piers are additionally welded. After the examination of both cases of considering and ignoring the wall effect by using the 3D FEM analysis software "Engineer's Studio", the continuous structural model ignoring the wall effect was chosen. It was utilized for the seismic diagnosis and the reinforcing design afterwards.

Judge's Special Prize
Vice-president of Shibaura Institute of Technology
Professor of Urban Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Civil Engineering Department, Shibaura Institute of Technology
Prof. Masaru Morita
 Seismic performance check of hydraulic steel pipe for power generation
 - Time history response analysis by frame model -
 APPLIED TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
Program: Engineer's Studio® Click to enlarge the image.
In hydroelectric power generation facilities, a water supply pipe that lets water flow down from a reservoir to a water turbine for power generation is an important equipment. If it breaks, serious damage such as flooding in the downstream area is concerned.
This case is an evaluation of the seismic resistance performance of an exposed water pressure iron pipe by using dynamic analysis. For the analysis, pre-calculated acceleration waveform at each fixed base position is used as an input condition. It was confirmed that the pipe satisfied the seismic resistance performance, judging from the generated response values of the pipe body and the joint.

Judge's Special Prize
Professor of Science and Engineering Department, Gunma University
Prof. Akihiko Wakai
 Strength test analysis by steel diaphragm wall method-II
 - Consider an evaluation way of bending strength and  rigidity by analysis numeric experiment -
 Japan Association of Diaphragm Wall
Program: Engineer's Studio® Click to enlarge the image.
This is construction methods of diaphragm wall that steel material NS-BOX is embedded in the channel created by the drilling slurry excavation method or the original position sand stirring method. The former is the steel diaphragm wall method-I (concrete filled steel diaphragm wall method), and the latter is the steel diaphragm wall method-II (soil cement steel diaphragm wall method).
In this data, the numerical verification is carried out for the steel diaphragm wall method-II, focusing on the impact by stud rigidity on the whole structure.

 
 Annual load calculation analysis of exterior
 – Analysis for window system performance comparison -
 Takenaka Corporation
Program: DesignBuilder Click to enlarge the image.
This is an analysis example of heat load to compare the performance of a building exterior (double window). As for three types of window systems, a model of single floor with windows at all four points of the compass is created. Surface temperature, exhaust heat of the air flow, and heat at the windows were calculated for 8760 hours a year by using the weather data in order to compare each pattern. The Air Flow Window function and the fine setting of blind angle in the DesignBuilderV5 were used.

 
 Analytical review on cracks in a lid of side ditch
 - Study from the restrain value by using the FEM analysis on  a side ditch lid modeled with plate element -
 Ahbo, Inc.
Program: Engineer's Studio® 画像をクリックすると大きな画像が表示されます。
A side ditch lid has a flat plate structure and lattice-shaped rebar. If wheels go over the lid in an oblique direction to the grids rebar arrangement, it is considered that cracks are easy to happen because the actual resisting rebar arrangement has diagonal resistance against the sectional force at the pulling side.
However, ultrahigh strong concrete without rebar could suppress the occurrence of cracks because it equally resists in any direction.
Though normally the bar arrangement is determined by calculating with the two direction version written on the concrete standard specification by the Japan Society of Civil Engineers, this time, the FEM analysis by using the plane element was carried out with the aim of obtaining the basic data on the mechanism of load transmission and on the development of a most suitable concrete lid product.

 
 Ground analysis of gas pipe displacement
 -Analysis of the effect on gas pipes by vertical shaft excavation-
 Wakasuzu Consultants Co., Ltd. Oita office
Program: GeoFEAS 2D Click to enlarge the image.
In the linear plate excavation plan of a vertical shaft at a inside diameter of 7.5 m and a depth of 41.0 m, the subsidence of the existing gas pipes according to the construction is concerned because they are embedded near the shaft. The vertical shaft is a cylindrical form, and the axisymmetric analysis was conducted around the centre axis first. Then, the amount of the subsidence at the gas pipe position is calculated from the result in order to confirm that the value is within the allowable values. The stereoscopic effect can be reproduced by the axisymmetric model.


   Award / Prize

  Grand Prix Excellence Award Judge Award Nominate Award
Certificate / Trophy /
15.6 inch notebook /
AMAZON gift card
Certificate / Notebook /
AMAZON gift card
Certificate /
Omnidirectional
camera THETA S /
AMAZON gift card
Plaque / AMAZON gift card
*No dual recipients


   Profile of Judging Committee

Mr. Hiromichi Yoshikawa (Chief of the judging committee)
Professor of Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Engineering, Tokyo City University

Visiting professor of Colorado University (1992-93). Graduated from Department of Science and Engineering.
A doctor of civil engineering and a specialist of aseismic engineering, earthquake risk, and armored concrete.
Won the literature award and Yoshida award of Japan Society of Civil Engineers. Author of some books.
Mr. Masaru Morita
Vice-president of Shibaura Institute of Technology
Professor of Urban Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Civil Engineering Department, Shibaura Institute of Technology


Professor of Department of Civil Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology. Specialist of urban hydrology and groundwater hydrology. Currently he researches risk management of a flood.
The author of a book about groundwater.
Mr. Akihiko Wakai
Professor of Science and Engineering Department, Gunma University

Member of Department of Environmental Engineering Science of Gunma University. He studies in a disaster prevention of ground, various ground movement, and interaction between ground and a structure,
especially focus on a prediction by computers like FEM.

     Overview

Overview of application

Deadline for works submission Tue. 10 Oct. 2017
Application standard and Deliverable Contents must be conducted a performance verification and about helping strengthen national land directly or indirectly.

Mandatory
  1. Work title / sub title (about 30 words)
  2. Work overview (about 150 words)
  3. Poster: A1 horizontal, Purpose and contents are clearly described.
  4. Report (purpose, method, result, consideration): 3 or 4 pieces of A4 paper
  5. Input data (Result file)
  6. Product name
Optionally
  1. Animation, movie
  2. PPT
Language
  • Japanese or English
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Meeting for selecting
nomination works
Nominated works will be decided on Tue. October 17, 2017.
Meeting for selecting nomination works on Tue. October 17, 2017

Flow of the contest
Guideline for
applicants

(application ended)
Nominated Works Awarded Works

Tue. 10 Oct. 2017 Deadline for works submission

Tue. 17 Oct. 2017 Meeting for selecting nomination works
Meeting for selecting nomination works
at Seminar Room in FORUM8 Head Office
Juries (From left) Mr. Akihiko Wakai,
Mr. Hiromichi Yoshikawa (Chief of the judging committee),
Mr. Masaru Morita

Tue. 14 Nov. 2017 Examining Meeting at FORUM8 Tokyo head office MAP

Fri. 17 Nov. 2017 SHINAGAWA INTERCITY Hall
Award Ceremony of the 4th National Resilience Design Award


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   Introduction of the past awarded works

The 3rd National Resilience Design Award
on 18 Nov. 2016  
  Grand Prix
"High seismic retrofitting of freestanding retaining wall by using PC-Wall and reasonable performance verification type seismic design method"
 -Actual-size experiment and verification by using high performance FEM fiber model-

Nippon Concrete Industries Co., Ltd.

PDF Poster PDF(517KB)

The 2nd National Resilience Design Award
on 20 Nov. 2015  
  Grand Prix
"Seismic performance verification considering the level 2 earthquake and tsunami load"
- Series of analysis of earthquake and tsunami against coastal sluice gate –
RATECH Co., Ltd.

PDF Poster PDF(517KB)

The 1st National Resilience Design Award
on 21 Nov. 2014  
  Grand Prix
"Specifications for highway bridges applied seismic verification and reinforcing study for 40-year-old batter brace ramen bridge"
- The best effective and economic method among seismic isolation damper and buckling restrained braces etc. –
Tonichi Design Consultant Co., Ltd.

PDF Poster PDF(707KB)



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