13 June 2014
Ivan (Chunshun) Zhang, one of GHD’s geotechnical engineers, has
received international acclaim for his technical contributions from
the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK.
Based in Sydney, Ivan is the recipient of the George Stephenson
Medal, awarded for the best paper published by
Géotechnique journal last year and the second best paper
across all ICE journals.
paper establishes a new formula for predicting the end bearing
capacity of piles penetrating into sands, based on a recently
proposed breakage mechanics theory. “The new formula has great
potential to provide more accurate and efficient pile design
analysis,” Ivan explains.
Kim Chan, GHD’s Service Line Leader – Geotechnical Engineering,
comments, “This is a remarkable achievement for one of our young
engineers to be recognised internationally. We continuously enhance
our technical and innovative capabilities to deliver safe, reliable
and cost-effective outcomes for clients and the community.”
Since joining GHD in 2011, one of Ivan’s project highlights has
been modelling the impact of longwall mining on infrastructure,
including a railway embankment, tunnel and culvert via advanced 3-D
finite element analysis. “I have recently carried out another
exciting analysis, collaborating with mechanical and dams engineers
to improve the structural design of a gate operating system in a
dam,” Ivan says.
The award will be presented at a function in the UK in
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