Call for abstracts for a mini-symposium on Advances in Material Point Methods in Engineering Mechanics Institute conference, Durham, UK, 5-8 April 2020

There is increasing interest in the MPM (and its variants, such as GIMP, CPDI1, CPDI2, etc.) as a means of modelling problems in which very large deformations occur, e.g. in the study of landslides. The purpose of this mini-symposium is to provide a forum for presenting advances in the method, e.g. improving the accuracy (including convergence and benchmark problems), dealing with numerical issues, modelling of coupled problems, computational efficiency and applications to real world problems. Abstracts will be accepted until at least the end of November (https://sites.durham.ac.uk/emi2020-ic/abstracts-submission/).

Will Coombs, Durham University | Phil Vardon, TU Delft  | Mario Martinelli, Deltares

For more information, please see the attached pdf [linfk to pdf]

Special session on Rock and Soil mechanics – ICEM19

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to a special session on Rock and Soil mechanics that will take place during the ICEM19 (https://icem19.org/).

This session focuses on advances in experimental rock and soil mechanics. Special emphasis will be placed on the application of non-conventional experimental methods that can describe natural or lab-induced deformation processes within the tested materials, yielding experimental results that may advance existing constitutive models.

We encourage you to submit your abstract following the link: https://icem19.org/en/programme/application-docs

The deadline for the abstract submission is on the 31st of October 2019.

Please send us a copy of the submitted abstract so as to track better the submissions to our session (Elma Charalampidou: ec10@hw.ac.uk, Sadegh Nadimi: Sadegh.Nadimi-Shahraki@newcastle.ac.uk).

Best wishes,

Sadegh and Elma

Winter School on GEOMECHANICS for ENERGY and the ENVIRONMENT

The Laboratory of Soil Mechanics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (LMS- EPFL) is pleased to announce The 3rd edition of the Winter School dedicated to Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment.

The event will be held from 21st to 23rd of January 2020 in Villars-sur-Ollon in the heart of the Vaud Alps (Switzerland).

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Mini-symposium: Computational Geomechanics, WCCM-ECCOMAS 2020

We would like to make you aware of a mini-symposium we are organizing for WCCM-ECCOMAS in 2020, to be held in Paris on July 19-24, 2020. The symposium is entitled “Computational Geomechanics”, and focuses on modeling aspects related to geological materials. A full description can be found at https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org/admin/Files/FileAbstract/a280.pdf.

We would be honored if you could contribute to our mini-symposium. The abstract submissions are open now and the deadline for submission is Dec 15, 2019: https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org/frontal/Autor.asp. After you login, there is a template for abstracts.

Please can you forward this to any colleagues who might be interested in attending

We look forward to hearing from you and to meeting you at the conference.

Best regards,

S Sun, R Regueiro, R Borja, JS Chen, M Rouainia, C Tamagnini 

Acoustic Waves and Effective Mechanical Properties in Granular Media – the Mircromechanical Perspective

Mini-symposium at WCCM ECCOMAS 2020

We are delighted to invite you to speak in our mini-symposium, Acoustic Waves and Effective Mechanical Properties in Granular Media – the Mircromechanical Perspective, at the 14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org/frontal/) to be held next July in Paris, FR.

The aim of the symposium is to bring together a broad range of specialists in the experimental, numerical simulation and theoretical modelling of granular materials in order to facilitate valuable knowledge exchange, and form fruitful new collaborations between modellers and experimentalists. A full description of the symposium can be found in the link given below:

https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org/admin/Files/FileAbstract/a272.pdf

If you are interested in speaking at the symposium, you can submit your abstract here:

https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org/frontal/CsmRegUsrForm10.asp

Important dates are listed below:

 December 15, 2019: Deadline for presenting a one page abstract;

– February 28, 2020: Acceptance of the contributions and instructions for writing the final one page abstract;

– April 1, 2020: Deadline for submitting the final abstract and early bird registration.

“Computational modelling of internal erosion” minisymposium at WCCM ECCOMAS 2020

We invite submission of abstracts for the minisymposium MS132 – COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING OF INTERNAL EROSION as part of the 14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics and ECCOMAS Congress 2020 (Paris, July 19-24 2020, https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org).

The minisymposium is organised under the auspices of GdRI GeoMech.

For more information please read https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org/admin/Files/FileAbstract/a132.pdf

Instructions for authors are available at https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org/frontal/Autor.asp

Important dates are listed below:

 December 15, 2019: Deadline for presenting a one page abstract;

– February 28, 2020: Acceptance of the contributions and instructions for writing the final one page abstract;

– April 1, 2020: Deadline for submitting the final abstract and early bird registration.

2020 ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute International Conference

The 2020 ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute International Conference is on 5th-8th of April 2020 and will be held at Durham University (www.emi2020-ic.com). A number of mini-symposia are organised for research on “Mechanics of Granular Materials and Coupled Systems”, including:

–          MS-51: Granular Systems: Imaging, Modelling and Understanding

–          MS-52: Analysis and Methods for the Simulation of Deformation, Failure and Coupled Processes Across Scales

–          MS-53: Characterisation and Modelling of Particle Shape

And

–          MS-54: Constitutive and Numerical Modelling in Geotechnics

Abstract Submission is now open and the deadline is on  of 15th of November, 2019.  Access to submission is provided from the conference website (www.emi2020-ic.com) or directly at: https://www.openconf.org/emi2020ic/

For full details on each mini-symposia please visit: https://sites.durham.ac.uk/emi2020-ic/accepted-minisymposiums/