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 (https://icem19.org/en/programme/special-sessions) 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 30th of November.

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Special session on ‘Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering’ at IPW2020

We are welcoming abstracts for a special session during the 18th International Probabilistic Workshop, to be held in Guimarães, Portugal on September 23-25 2020.  This special session strives to highlight recent advances in geotechnical reliability and thereby to further advance the uptake of reliability methods in practical applications.

More information can be found in the attached pdf (link).  Please visit the workshop website for the latest updates on submission deadlines (https://ipw2020.com/).

We look forward to your contributions and meeting you at the workshop.

Best regards,

Timo Schweckendiek, Deltares & TU Delft  

Bram van den Eijnden, TU Delft

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.