Joint Usage / Research Application
Year 2017 Joint Usage / Research Application Guide
1. Types of research topic
There are four types of joint research topic and applicants can apply for plural themes.
（1)Specific Research Topic
Tokyo Polytechnic University (TPU) Wind Engineering Research Center (WERC) sets up specific research topic in wind engineering and seeks applicants to work together with members of TPU and WERC.If applicants would like to use our facilities and data they need to make arrangements with TPU and WERC members before applying. Research workshops need to be held to announce the research results.The budget of any specific research topic will not exceed 800000 Yen including travel expenses and costs for research meetings. However when researchers, who have made remarkable achievements, are invited such costs will be considered separately.
- Wind Hazard Mitigation and Wind Resistant Design
（TPU/WERC member: Masahiro Matsui*, Akihito Yoshida, Yong Chul Kim）
Researches on tornado flow characteristics and their effects to wind loadings
Researches on characteristics of wind forces acting on high-rise buildings
Researches on dynamic characteristics of structures for wind-induced response
Researches on techniques for evaluating fatigue damage caused by wind response
- Indoor Environment
（TPU/WERC member: Kunio Mizutani*, Weirong Zhang）
Research on building environment against natural disasters
Researches on building ventilation in urban areas
Researches on indoor airflow, thermal environment and energy issues
- Outdoor Environment
（TPU/WERC member: Ryuichiro Yoshie*, Weirong Zhang）
Researches on pollutant dispersion in urban areas
Researches on urban ventilation
Researches on outdoor thermal environment in urban areas
*：person in charge of each field
（2)General Research Topic
Applicants set up own research topic relating to a topic of wind engineering and will work together with members of TPU and WERC.Please refer to specific research topic.
If applicants would like to use facilities and data of TPU and WERC they need to make arrangements with TPU and WERC members before applying. Research workshops need to be held to announce the research results. Budget of general research theme will not exceed 600000 Yen including travel expenses and costs for a research meetings.
Applicants set up the workshop topic and hold together with TPU and WERC members.
Research workshops need to be prepared with a precise aim. Please refer to specific research topic. Budget of research workshop will not exceed 200000 Yen including travel expenses.
（4)Fund prepared research
Applicants together with TPU and WERC members should prepare own fund for a research separately. Applicants can use facilities and data of Wind Engineering Research Center but no budgets are distributed for this type of research. Applicants need to make arrangements with TPU and WERC members before they apply. Research meetings are not necessarily held for this type of research.
2. Application Procedure
Researchers from universities, research institutions, independent administrative agencies and companies can be a representative researcher (applicant). However researchers from private companies should have no commercial objectives and there should not be impediments for announcement of research results or ownership of intellectual property rights.
（2）How to fill in the application form
（3）Submission and Dead Lins
Each application form for specific research, general research and research meeting must be filled out and sent as a Microsoft Word form via e-mail to below address by the deadline. When an application is received, a notification e-mail will be sent the next day. If an applicant receives no mail, please contact Wind Engineering Research Center Office.
Tokyo Polytechnic University Wind Engineering Research Center Office
Tel: +81 (0) 46 242 9658
- Application period: 1st Dec. 2016 ~ 31st Jan. 2017*1)
- Announcement of selection results and budget confirmation: 31st Mar. 2017
- Submission due date of collaborative researchers list and Litter of Commitment: 21st Apr. 2017
- Submission due date of permission from the top of belonged organization: 21st Apr. 2017
- Period of research: to be announced with selection results
- Submission due date of financial report: Beginning of March 2018
- Submission due date of result report: End of April 2018
*1) No specific application period for Fund Prepared Co-researches
（4）Selection and Announcement of Successful Candidates
Selection of successful candidates will be based on an examination of Wind Engineering Research Center Steering Committee constituted of TPU and WERC members and intellectuals from outside TPU and WERC. Notification of successful application will be sent to the representative researcher. Besides contents of research, limit of budget and availabilities of research facilities will also be considered for the selection.
Research facilities, research topic, contents of research, period of research, etc., will need to be discussed thoroughly with TPU and WERC members.
Tokyo Polytechnic University Wind Engineering Research Center members (Belong to Graduate School Engineering/Department of Architecture and Wind Engineering)
- Field of Strong Wind Disaster Prevention・Wind Resistant Structure（TPU/WERC member: Masahiro Matsui*, Akihito Yoshida, Yong Chul Kim）
- Field of Indoor Environment（TPU/WERC member: Kunio Mizutani*, Weirong Zhang）
- Field of Outdoor Environment（TPU/WERC member: Weirong Zhang*,Nobutaka Fukudome）
*: person in charge of each field
※For the details see the Application Guide below.