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 The 5th 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.    

    The 5th National Resilience Design Award Results Announcement

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

Grand Prix  
 Applying the residual strength evaluation method using degradation level check to jetties
 - Proposal of a new strength evaluation method using a loading experiment and general regular check results -
 Institute of Technology, PENTA-OCEAN CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD.
Program: Engineer's Studio®
Among harbor structures, jetties are especially in severe environments against salt damage and need more appropriate maintenance than other structures. However, there are not so many studies on residual strength and seismic performance of degenerate jetties. In addition, an evaluation of jetties' remaining strength normally requires a detailed constant check and diagnosis that takes a lot of cost and time. That is why companies need simple strength evaluation methods. This research is an suggestion of a simple residual strength evaluation method that performs a loading experiment for each degradation level to reveal the relationship between the degree of degeneration and the remaining strength and export the results to general structure analysis software programs.

Excellent Award   Semi Grand Prix
 Seismic performance evaluation according to damage on material
 - Proposing a reasonable shear strength evaluation method for underground structures -
 Knowledge Fusion Co.,Ltd.
Program: WCOMD Studio
This work proposes a reasonable shear strength evaluation method for underground structure of sewage facilities by using a damage indicator that does not depend on the element dimension or material physical model. After considering the applicability of damage indicator on the basis of a static load experiment for an underground box culvert, shear strength against underground walls of sewage facility was evaluated. The work found that it can execute a more reasonable evaluation than the current evaluation using shear strength.

Full 3D Design Award
Judge's Special Prize Prof. Hiromichi Yoshikawa (Chief of the judging committee)
Professor Emeritus, Tokyo City University
 Stress analysis on the branch point of steel deck box girder bridge
 - Stereoscopic FEM model analysis by using plate and shell -
Program: FEMLEEG
Although the dynamic analysis by frame is already done for the analysis target bridge, it is estimated that the stress will focus on the branch point because of the special structure that separates on the intermediate fulcrum. If this part is seriously damaged, it will take a lot of time to restore the bridge, and that may block a passage of emergency vehicles. In this work, a stereoscopic analysis model using plate and shell was created for more detailed analysis.

Judge's Special Prize Prof. Masaru Morita, Vice-president of Shibaura Institute of Technology
Professor of Urban Environmental Engineering Laboratory,
Civil Engineering Department, Shibaura Institute of Technology
 CFD analysis simulation of traditional architecture
 - Wind speed analysis outside "Futatsuya" -
 Kagoshima University
Program: DesignBuilder
This is a simulation using the CFD analysis for houses being constructed in Kagoshima city. This house is modeled on the "Futatsuya" that is a traditional house constructed widely in Southern Kyushu district. By focusing on the Futatsuya house model and the wind blowing around, this simulation performed by modern technologies tests and analyzes the effectiveness of traditional residences rooted in the region based on wisdom and experience cultivated in the era with undeveloped technology.

Judge's Special Prize Prof. Akihiko Wakai
Professor of Science and Engineering Department, Gunma University
 Seismic performance verification for PC snow shed against L2 earthquake
 - Towards making a snow shed to withstand a large earthquake -
Program: Engineer's Studio®
A snow shed is the best method to protect roads and railroads from large fallen snow and snowslide. So far, the seismic method against the L1 earthquake has been used for the seismic design of snow shed. Because of the revision of the standards, however, an need for designs against L2 earthquake is increasing. The seismic performance test by non-linear time history response analysis (dynamic analysis) is executed in lateral direction that has more strict conditions to check the safety at L2 earthquake.

Nomination Award  
 Seismic verification of coastal embankment
 - Liquefaction determination and seismic deformation analysis against structure -
 Cosmo Consultants Co., Ltd
Program: GeoFEAS 2D
This is a review of coastal embankment in Southern Kyushu region at earthquake. After evaluating the liquefaction of the ground, the stability of structures at L1 earthquake was checked. The deformation amount was estimated by the static varification method, and the seismic performance was also evaluated. As a result, the deformation amount at liquefaction was determined to be within the allowable value.

Nomination Award  
 Seismic performance verification for additional piles against L2 earthquake and tsunami
 - Frame analysis against additional pile foundation of coastal levee -
 Marine Support Engineering
Program: Engineer's Studio®
Piles (cast-in-place pile dia.1000) were added to the existing coastal levee foundation (steel pipe pile dia. 1000) since the support force was not enough. When the bottom slab length becomes longer due to additional piles, the thickness of the current bottom slab cannot be thicker. The bottom slab cannot be considered as a rigid, and it requires a frame analysis test considering its rigidity. The review was done with models with rigid bottom slab, and the test against level 2 earthquake and tsunami load which foundation test results are strict was executed by using Engineer's Studio®.

Nomination Award  
 Seismic test for a steel intake tower
 - Interaction between a steel tower and a multistage telescope type cylinder gate at earthquake -
Program: Engineer's Studio®
The multistage telescope type cylinder gate is mainly used for the water withdrawal at dam. Its elastic door mechanism according to the water height in dam enables the stable continuous water withdrawal from the entrance on the top. The gate is separated from the tower around them, and it causes complex movements of the door and tower powered by suspending rope and guide roller. In this work, the suspending rope is modeled with a cable element and the guide roller with a spring element, and the seismic test is executed by a time history response analysis considering the interection between the gate and tower.

Nomination Award  
 Evaluating damage on existing bridge foundation caused by L2 earthquake
 - Evaluation of existing foundation by pushover analysis focused on the displacement sudden increase point -
 Wakasuzu Co., Ltd.
Program: Pier 3D bar arrangement, Foundation 3D bar arrangement
The Specifications for Highway Bridges (March 2012) says that the standard foundation yield is a condition either "all piles have plastic body" or "the pile head reaction of one column reaches the limit of press bearing capacity". However, these conditions do not always match the displacement explosion point at inertia action position of superstructure. Sometimes the horizontal strength is kept even after becoming these conditions. This work is a calculation of plasticity rate of the existing pier foundation by executing a pushover analysis gradually increasing the horizontal seismic intensity on foundation piles by 0.01 and determining the foundation yield horizontal seismic intensity (khyF) of foundation from the displacement explosion point in each model.

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

   Award / Prize

  Grand Prix Excellence Award Judge Award Nominate Award
Certificate / Trophy /
Raytrek high performance
notebook / Portable SSD
Amazon gift card
Diginnos mobile notebook /
Certificate /
AMAZON gift card
Action cam GoPro
session (for 4K30 video)
Certificate /
Amazon gift card
Plaque / Amazon gift card
PCs provided by Thirdwave Corporation  *No dual recipients

   Profile of Judging Committee

Prof. Hiromichi Yoshikawa (Chief of the judging committee)
Professor Emeritus, 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.
Prof. 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.
Prof. 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.


Flow of the contest
Guideline for
Awarded Works

Tue. 9 Oct. 2018 Deadline for works submission

Wed. 17 Oct. 2018 Meeting for selecting nomination works

Tue. 13 Nov. 2018 Examining Meeting at FORUM8 Tokyo head office MAP

Fri. 16 Nov. 2018 SHINAGAWA INTERCITY Hall
Award Ceremony of the 5th National Resilience Design Award

Overview of application

Deadline for works submission Tue. 9 Oct. 2018
Application standard and Deliverable Contents including not only design and analysis, but also comment on disaster reduction, reasonable design method, BCP, and risk management that help to strengthen the national land directly or indirectly are accepted.

  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
  1. Animation, movie
  2. PPT
  • Japanese or English
Where to deliver the data Please tell your contact person of FORUM8 staff and send it to him/her.
Copyright All contents of the work data are the copyright of each applicants.
The submitted data will not be distributed, but FORUM8 has a right to use the data and works, edit and reproduce the images and videos etc. and post or introduce it on website, magazines, books, and newspaper. as a sales activity or an advertisement as a secondary user of data. Please be forewarned.
Inquiries for the application Please tell your contact person of FORUM8 staff.
Meeting for selecting
nomination works
Nominated works will be decided on Wed. October 17, 2018.
Meeting for selecting nomination works on Wed. October 17, 2018

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   Introduction of the past awarded works

The 4th National Resilience Design Award
on 17 Nov. 2017  
  Grand Prix
"Design of solar cell support structure
 -Detail design by 3D skeleton structure analysis -

Next Energy & Resources Co., Ltd.

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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