The topic of the ALERT Doctoral School 2017 is Discrete Element Modeling. The last day of the school will consist of practical sessions for different levels of DEM users (beginner or advanced users). In order to prepare these sessions and have as few delays as possible, we ask the participants for the following:
Please bring your laptop or organize in small groups — a limited number of laptops will be provided by the organizers.
DEM for beginners: For this practical session, the organizers will provide bootable USB keys with OS (linux) and DEM programs pre-installed. Please check the procedure to boot on an external usb pen drive (which can be tricky with a very new laptop).
DEM for experts: For this practical session, students have to bring their own laptops. It is strongly recommended to install the software http://mercuryDPM.org. There is an installation instruction on the homepage or in the last chapter of the ALERT School book (the complete book will be published after the meeting in Aussois).
This year a new Board of Directors (BoD) is going to be elected on Monday, 2nd of October 2017, during the General Assembly (18:00-18:30) in Aussois. Continue reading
The deadline for the abstracts for the Poster Session held in Aussois at this years workshop has been extended to 15th of September 2017.
The information on the Poster Session and the contact persons can be found here.
The preliminary programme of the ALERT workshop and school 2017 in Aussois is now online. Be aware that changes can still occur.
More information and the link to the registration script can be found here.
The Bureau of ALERT Geomaterials has decided to fund the Ioannis Vardoulakis PhD Prize 2017. Since last year, the PhD prize is entitled Ioannis Vardoulakis PhD Prize to commemorate Prof. Vardoulakis and his contributions to research and teaching in the field of Geomechanics. Continue reading
The ALERT Workshop 2017 (28th Edition) will be held in Aussois from 2nd October to 4th October, 2017. Abstracts can only be submitted to the first and third session (Monday and Wednesday, respectively), because the second half-day session on Tuesday will be held by invited speakers only. Please submit your abstracts by email directly to the coordinators using the Workshop abstract form (doc, odt, pdf). If you wish to publish your presentation after the Workshop on the ALERT website, do not forget to agree by ticking the corresponding box in the abstract form. Continue reading
The ALERT Newsletter 2017 summing up the events and highlights within the framework of ALERT activities is available online now. The newsletters of recent years can be found in the archive.
The registration for the ALERT Geomaterials Workshop and School 2017 (preliminary programme) is open now! Please read the hints in the registration form! After filling the form and pressing the button “Register”, a window will open with your invoice. Please print the window with the invoice for your records! You will also get an email with the registration data afterwards. In case of the registration of the ALERT members, the corresponding representative of the ALERT institution will receive the registration data too.
Link to the registration form. The registration is closed now!
The deadline for the registration is the September 18th! The accomodation in Aussois will be processed in the order of the registrations (see the hints in the registration form). Please note that the number of rooms in the CNRS “Centre Paul Langevin“ is limited.
See also hints on how to get to Aussois!
The invited ALERT Special Lecture during the ALERT Workshop 2017 will be presented by Prof. William G. Gray from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and University of Vermont, Burlington. The envisaged title of his talk is Systematic Description of Multiphase Flow in Porous Media. Find the abstract below. Continue reading
The ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Summerschool 2017 on Geotechnics of soft and organic soils will be held from 26th to 30th of June 2017 in Assisi, Italy. The school is organised by Cristina Jommi (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands) and Claudio Tamagnini (University of Perugia, Italy). Continue reading