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Special Session 1

Geotechnical and Hydrologic Engineering for a New Integrated Natural Disaster Management of Water Infrastructures
Organizer: Dong-Hoon Shin (K-water, Korea)
As threat of natural disasters in Korea are increasing due to climate change and ageing of infrastructures, a new technology for integrated natural disaster management of water infrastructures, such as dam and levee, is strongly requested for quick and accurate prevention or response to natural disasters. In this regard, the session will present and discuss new approaches to real-time safety evaluation system in which geotechnical, hydrological technologies are introduced based on new advanced monitoring system. A new evaluation method of degree of ageing of water infrastructures will be also proposed and discussed.

Special Session 2

Stabilisation Function of Geosynthetics
Organizer: Jacek Kawalec (Tensar International)

Stabilization of aggregate as new function unlike to well described and characterized function as reinforcement will need discussion on standard test procedures. New definition was recently approved by ISO TC221 and will need understanding on basic differences from reinforcement. Several researches papers on stabilization, mainly in road and railway applications could be a good foundation for specific session at conference

  1. 1.Design of grogrid stabilized paved roads based on TBR, BCR and LCR approaches: theoretical differences and comparison of results (M. Isola, P. Rimoldi, P. Pezzano)
  2. 2.Selected laboratory and field research on geogrid impact on stabilization of unbound aggregate layer (M. Grygierek, J. Kawalec)
  3. 3.Performance verification of optimized pavement Layers (M. H. Wayne, J. Kwon)
  4. 4.Aggregate - geogrid interaction in stabilization applications. How far standard laboratory index test results are from Reality (J. Kawalec)
  5. 5.Small strain effects - geogrids contribution to serviceability (Klompmaker, Quirk, Volmert)
  6. 6.Use of the stiffness of soil-geosynthetic composite as parameter governing the selection of geosynthetics in base stabilization (J. Zornberg and H. Roodi)

Special Session 3

Electrokinetic Geosynthetics and Electro-osmosis
Organizer: Yan-feng Zhuang (Wuhan University, China)

Dredging and sludge treatment attract more and more attentions with the growing concern of environmental issues. Electro-osmosis is an efficient technique for dewatering and consolidation. Electrokinetic Geosynthetics (EKG) provide a new category of geosynthetics product, which has great potential of application. Lots of research has been going on around this area all over the world. There are great progresses as well as new challenges on the application of EKG and electrokinetic technique in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. It could be an interesting topic to communicate and to inspire more enthusiasms in innovation of geosynthetics.

  1. 1.Upward Gradient EKG and Electro-Osmosis for Deep Soft Ground Consolidation (Yan-feng Zhuang)
  2. 2.THE ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND TECHNICAL BENEFITS OFFERED BY EKG - THE FOURTH GENERATION OF GEOSYNTHETIC MATERIALS (Colin J F P Jones)
  3. 3.Accelerated dewatering of ohcra tailings using electrokineticgeosynthetic (EKG) materials (Colin J F P Jones)
  4. 4.Vertical Layered Power Technology of EKG in Field Electro-osmosis Test (Li Cunyi)
  5. 5.Application of Tubular EKG Materials in Electro-osmotic Field Test (Li Cunyi)
  6. 6.Experimental Research on Resistivity and Contact Resistance between EKG and Soil (Kang Shi Guo)
  7. 7.Analysis of electric potential distribution for large scale sludge dewatering using EKG (Yaju Sayami)
  8. 8.Effects of Artificial Chelating Agent and Fulvic Acid on Electric Removal of Soil Plumbumand Electroosmotic Consolidation with Tabular EKG Draining Board (Wei Qian)
  9. 9.Effect on the drainage by physical and mechanical properties of electrokineticgeosynthetics in soft foundation reinforcement engineering (Ding Jinhua)
  10. 10.Large-scale model test study on the removal of heavy metals from contaminated dredged slurry by electro-kinetic technique (Jun Tong)

Special Session 4

Geosynthetics for Countermeasures against Nuclide Contamination
Organizer: Takeshi Katsumi (Kyoto University, Japan)

The proposed session will be dedicated to the recent innovative technological developments and applications of geosynthetics to be used against nuclide contaminations. Variety of innovative technologies on geosynthetics engineering (materials, systems, designs, concepts, managements, etc.) have been accumulated since Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident at 2011 East Japan earthquake and tsunami, to try to overcome against nuclide contaminations. They include numerous numbers of temporary storage sites where the geomembranes and GCL were installed to contain the bags with nuclide contaminated soils and wastes generated from de-contamination works, and where required are several challenges such as immediate installations sometimes over soft grounds, application of hydraulically-impervious and air-permeable geosynthetics because of the degradation of organic fractions, wind-resistance exposed geomembranes etc. Geosynthetics are also applied at the site of damaged nuclear power plants to prepare nuclear decommissioning. The session will attract the papers on these innovative technologies which are worth of being presented at the conference, but of course will never limit to the Fukushima experiences: The contributions which are not related to Fukushima recovery are strongly welcomed to exchange ideas and experiences. The session will be organized by IGS Japan Chapter as well as IGS Technical Committee on Barrier Systems.

  1. 1.Design and maintenance of temporary storage sites and interimstoragefacilities of nuclide contaminated soils (Michio Iba and Kohei Yokota)
  2. 2.Field measurements and numerical analysys on wind-originating tensile force acting on cover sheets for temporary strage sites of decontamination waste (Masatoshi Ishida)
  3. 3.Monitoring of Capping for Radionuclide-Contaminated WastesUsing Remote-Sensing Technology (Takayuki SHIMAOKA)
  4. 4.Development of Gas-Permeable/Waterproof Sheet and Its Application as a Cover Sheet of Putrefactive-Radioactive Contaminated Waste (Masaki Nishimura)
  5. 5.Design concept of interim storage facilities for nuclide contaminated soils (Joji Hinobayashi)

Special Session 5

Innovative Materials & Technologies for the Sustainable City
Organizer: KYU-NAM JIN (Korea Land & Housing Corporation, Korea)

Responding national disaster safety management policies in preparation for natural disasters such as recent earthquakes in Gyeongju / Pohang and abnormal weather and sharing issues and looking for a solution through the pilot project of related core technology based on public demand and system maintenance to create a sustainable land environment so that citizens can enjoy safe and convenient life(Feasibility of bio-sealing and surface protection techniques, An analysis on the effect of LID test-bed, application of element technology for urban disaster prevention, Self Healing Capability of Concrete)

  1. 1.Feasibility of bio-sealing and surface protection techniques using in situ bacterial biopolymer formation (Tae-Hyuk Kwon)
  2. 2.An analysis on the effect of LID test-bed (Jong-Suk Jung)
  3. 3.Climate change and application of Core-technology for urban disaster prevention (Jung-Min Lee)
  4. 4.Self Healing Capability of Concrete (Suk-Min Kwon)