Montpellier, 2-4 September 2019
For the first time, two international research networks M2UN and GeoMech organize a joint workshop with the goal of identifying and proposing future directions of research in the field of multiscale modelling for important and strategic classes of materials such as cement, concrete, soil, steel and ceramics. This coordinated initiative aims at promoting a shift of paradigm that enables progress at the interface of physics and engineering for a large variety of critical problems that are at the core of current societal, environmental and economic concerns in connection with durability and sustainability in construction, transportation, energy and waste management. The two networks (GdRI or Groupement de Recherche International) operate under the auspices of CNRS. The idea behind the GdRI Multi-scale Materials Under the Nanoscope (M2UN) and GdRI Multi-Physics and Multi-scale Couplings in Geo-environmental Mechanics (GeoMech) is structuring the physics, chemistry, mechanics and materials science communities on a common ground for developing an integrated approach (combining simulations and experiments) for the prediction of texture properties and time evolution of complex multi-scale materials in close connection with engineering applications.
We expect contributions on all aspects related to modeling and experimental approaches for porous materials, nanomaterials, granular materials, soft mechanics, flow and creep, confined fluids, multiscale mechanics, transport in nanopores, instabilities and hydromechanical coupling. The workshop is all plenary with 6 keynote lectures and contributed talks. A focus session will be devoted to discussion on the current engineering challenges and cross-disciplinary concepts and solutions.
Jean-Louis Barrat, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Multiscale modeling of plastic flow in disordered materials
Bernard Cambou, École centrale de Lyon, France
Upscaling approach for granular materials
Eric Ferrage, CNRS, France
Upscaling strategies for the analysis water diffusion in clay porous media
Walter Kob, Université de Montpellier, France
Fracture of amorphous materials: Insight from Computer simulations
Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France
On the importance and usefulness of size effects on elasticity and fracture in quasi-brittle materials
Jianfu Shao, Université de Lille, France
Some recent results on multiscale modeling of nonlinear behavior of geomaterials
There is NO registration fee and the organization covers lunches, coffee breaks and the conference cocktail. The organization can cover two-nights hotel rooms on first come first served basis. For registration and abstract submission, please visit the workshop website https://m2un2019geomech.sciencesconf.org.
Katerina Ioannidou (CNRS, Montpellier and MIT)
Olivier Millet (University of La Rochelle)
François Nicot (IRSTEA)
Farhang Radjai (CNRS, Montpellier)
Pierre Levitz (CNRS, Paris)
Roland Pellenq (MIT and CNRS)