The ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Winterschool 2018 on Natural versus compacted clayey soils: from micro to macro behaviour and modelling will be held from 5th to 9th of November 2018 in Bari, Italy. The school is organised by The Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology (ALERT), the Politecnico di Bari and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
The Ioannis Vardoulakis PhD Prize 2017 was granted to Anne-Catherine Dieudonné from Université de Liège (Belgium) and to Xiusong Shi from Technische Universität Dresden (Germany). The award ceremony and the presentation of the theses took place during the workshop in Aussois this year.
As every year, information on the chosen PhD(‘s) thesis/theses can be found on the corresponding website.
David Mašín (Charles University, Prague) has documented the atmosphere of the ALERT PhD prize ceremony (winners are Anne-Catherine Dieudonné from Université de Liège and Xiusong Shi from Technische Universität Dresden) and the special lecture (given by Prof. William G. Gray) with photographs. Thanks, David!
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