Asian Conference on Engineering and Natural Sciences

January 22-24, 2019

Hokkaido, Japan

Asian Conference on Engineering and Natural Sciences (ACENS) is an international platform for scholars, researchers and practitioners to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields of engineering, natural sciences and beyond.

2019 ACENS will take place from January 22-24, 2019 in Hokkaido, Japan. Prospective authors are invited to submit original research abstracts or full papers which were not, are not and have not been submitted/published/under consideration in other conferences and journals.

2019 Local Host

Prof. Kurt Ackermann

Hokusei Gakuen Junior College

Welcoming Speech: TBA

Short Bio:

Kurt Ackermann is associate professor in the English department of Hokusei Gakuen Junior College in Sapporo, Hokkaido. His background is environmental management and geography, though he has been teaching English in Japan for many years. Currently he primarily teaches extensive reading and geography (in English) to second-year students. His research interests include extensive reading, learning disorders and ecotourism, amongst others. His interests include tourism and environmental issues.

Keynote Speaker


Dr. Hj. Ramli Nazir

Geotechnical and Transportation Department

Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia

Introduction of Dr. Hi. Ramli Nazir

DR. Hj. Ramli bin Hj. Nazir is a Professor in Geotechnical Engineering at Geotechnical and Transportation Department, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia since 1989. He served as Assistant Engineer in Public Works Department Malaysia for four years. Holds a B. Civil Eng. from UTM and Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool specialized in Geotechnical Engineering. He has more than 25 years' experience in the field of Geotechnical Engineering, especially Foundations, Ground Improvement and Geotechnical Forensics Engineering and have wrote more than 100 technical papers and Journals related to his field of expertise. In addition as a Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering, he is also a Professional Engineer who have numerous experience as a Design Engineer, Design Checker and Geotechnical Technical Advisor to various government and private agencies and also involved in many Civil Forensic works including Structural and Infrastructures in Malaysia. In addition to engineering education and consultation activities, he is a Member of the Technical Committee on Eurocode 7 Malaysian Annex which responsible for regulating the use of Eurocode 7 according to local needs, Research Committee Members for Construction and Industrial Development Board of Malaysia, and Public Work Department Malaysia. He also provides an expertise support for Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) and Public Work Department (JKR), in the design specification work for specialized work such as Soil Anchor and Load Testing. He is also a member of National Slope Failure Enquiry Commissioner. He is also an invited Geotechnical speaker for training and workshops to government and private technical agencies such as JKR, PETRONAS, SHELL, Malaysia Productivity Corporation and many more. Currently, Prof. Ramli is a Deputy Director for Tropical Geoengineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.


Migration of Aqueous and Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids in Deformable Double-Porosity Soil under Earthquake Effects


A rapid growth and development of the country has contributed to the underground storage tank leakage and surface spillage of hydrocarbon liquid and industrial chemicals into the double-porosity subsurface. This lead to groundwater contamination of aqueous phase liquids (APL) and non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPL) which cause a harmful effect on the environment and health issues. A comprehensive understanding of contaminate migration is important to ensure the sustainability of geo-environmental and groundwater utilization. This keynote address is intended to make understand the phenomena and characteristic of APL and NAPL migrations in double-porosity soil under earthquake effect and intact condition. A laboratory model was simulated to show the effect of vibration imposed to the double-porosity and vibration response using vibration table and accelerometer. The APL and NAPL migrate simulation results were obtained using digital image processing techniques. The recorded images were analyzed using Matlab special self-development routine and Surfer software to plot the hue saturation intensity (HSI) of the APL and NAPL migration characteristic. The same method was performed to develop a NAPL saturation calibration curve for verifying the hue values of the image to the actual NAPL saturation in fractured double-porosity soil. The multiphase flow and pollutant transport model for NAPL migration developed by Galerkin’s weighted-residual method was applied with the temporal discretization via implicit scheme. The simulated results using saturation calibration curve data compared to the works of previous researchers for validation purposes. The outcome shows that the deformable double-porosity soil has more fractured pores compare to the intact double-porosity soil. From the acceleration response analysis, it was seen that the soil samples has amplification and dis-amplification shaking. Thus, the fractured double-porosity soil has high permeability due to faster APL and NAPL migration and not uniformly downward due to the non-homogeneity of the fractured double-porosity under vibration process compared to intact double-porosity soil. The multiphase immiscible flow and pollutant transport model produce a faster penetration of NAPL in fractured double-porosity soil compared to intact double-porosity and single-porosity soil. In conclusion, it has shown that the multiphase flow model and HSI contour plot of APL and NAPL migration characteristic can provide detailed information of liquid migration. This can expedite researchers to comprehensively understand and simulate the liquids migration pattern that influence the groundwater resources. It is useful for future environmental sustainability of natural resources especially in susceptible earthquake zone area.


Online Submission

Important Dates

Submission Deadline

October 14, 2019

Notification of Acceptance
From November 05, 2019
Registration Deadline
December 05, 2019
Conference Date
February 05-07, 2020

Contact & Inquiry

ACENS Secretariat