The 10thAsian Conference on Rock Mechanics was held in Singapore from Oct. 29 to Nov. 3, 2018. The conference was hosted by the International Society of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM), and co-organized by the Chinese National Team and the Singaporean National Team of the International Society of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. This is a regional conference of the International Society of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, and the 2018 Annual Meeting of the International Society of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. The theme of this conference is Rock mechanics in resource and infrastructure development. Experts and scholars from China, India, the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia participated in the conference, more than 90 of whom are Chinese scholars. Professor Chen Wenwu, Associate Professor Zhang Jingke and doctoral candidates Liu Wei and Wang Nan were invited to attend the conference in Singapore and made an academic report.
On Oct. 30, the Ancient Relics Protection Committee of International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM CPAS) held the 12thspecial committee meeting. More than 20 Chinese and foreign representatives attended the meeting. Professor Chen Wenwu of our college served as the secretary general of the society, who summarized and introduced the work of the special committee in last year and made an academic report entitled 'Study and application of Humus-containing soil with SH in conversation of earthen sites'. Associate Professor Zhang Jingke gave an academic speech entitled 'Surface weathering characteristics and mechanism of Niche of Sakyamumi Entering Nirvana at Dazu Rock Carvings, China'. Liu Wei, the doctoral student, made a report named 'Study on the mechanical characteristics of saturated loess under see page shear' at the meeting. Dr. Wang Nan did a report of 'Research on application of calcined ginger nut in anchoring conservation of earthen sites'. At this meeting, teachers and doctoral students in the research field of cultural relics protection of Lanzhou University actively demonstrated the latest research results, and had a heated exchange and discussion with the participating scholars, which not only strengthened the exchanges between Lanzhou University and other domestic and foreign scientific research institutions, and enhanced the domestic and international influence of Lanzhou University in the field of cultural relics protection, but also broadened the academic horizons of graduate students, making them have a deeper understanding and grasping of the frontier problems in the field of cultural relics protection and rock mechanics.
During the meeting, invited by the Chairman of the Geotechnical Simulation Technical Committee of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), Chairman of the Geotechnical Committee of the International Society of Ocean and Polar Engineering (ISOPE) and Professor LEUNG CHUN FAI from Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, four representatives from Lanzhou University visited the Centrifuge Laboratory of the National University of Singapore. Professor LEUNG introduced the superiority of the centrifuge test and its application in the reclamation project, and gave a detailed introduction to the drainage in centrifuge simulation of soft soil consolidation combined with his research work. They also visited the large-scale structural laboratory and the physical model laboratory of the wave alluvial dam of the university, and communicated with their doctoral students.