The 7th ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Course (ALERT Summerschool) on “Unsaturated Soil Mechanics: From Fundamentals to Applications” will be held at the Department of Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences (Spain) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC) from the 25th to the 29th May 2015. The deadline for the registration is 3rd May 2015. Please use the registration form.
The ALERT Newsletter 2015 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 ALERT Newsletter 2014 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.
6th ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Course (ALERT Summerschool) on Numerical Modelling in Geomechanics will be held in ETS de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos in Madrid (Spain) from 2nd to 6th June 2014. The main goal of this course is to provide PhD students with a sound knowledge of Computational Geomechanics. The course will include lectures at four levels:
(1) Basic: providing the fundamentals of the numerical techniques used
(2) Advanced and research: the students will learn special techniques to deal with non linear problems, dynamics, integration of constitutive equations. We aim to present current research within ALERT in this field.
(3) Applications to practical cases
(4) Practical. We believe that practise is fundamental when learning a computational technique. Therefore, we will provide a group of sessions where the students, with the help of instructors will practise with the finite element code GeHoMadrid.
Detail for the course you can find in the poster and the document on the 6thALERT OZ course.
Due to pedagogic reasons, the number of participant is limited to 25. The deadline for the registration is 2nd May 2014. Please use the registration form.
The Olek Zienkiewicz Course (ALERT Summerschool) in Innsbruck was attended by 34 participants from the following countries: Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden. The summer school comprised also an excursion to interesting landslide sites in the Alps, guided by Dr. G. Heissel.
The registration deadline for the Olek Zienkiewicz Course (ALERT Summerschool) on GEOLOGY AND MECHANICS, taking place 16-20 September 2013 in Innsbruck, is 31 May 2013! Details for this summerschool you can find at http://www.uibk.ac.at/geotechnik/graphics/pics/summerschool_geology_and_mechanics.pdf. Early booking of accommodation in Innsbruck is recommended.
A tentative programme of the ALERT Summerschool (Olek Zienkiewicz Course) 2013 entitled Geology and Mechanics can be downloaded as a pdf file. Details on the application procedure were announced already in a previous post. The participants are advised to book their accommodation by themselves. Early booking is highly recommended.
The programme of the Alert Summerschool 2013 will be announced within the next weeks. The tentative list of speakers comprises Gary Couples, Helen Lewis, Boris Kaus, Taras Gerya, Laetitia LePourhiet, Matthias Klinkmueller, Hannah Pomella.
The summerschool will take place in the central building of the Innsbruck university. Hence, persons wishing to attend should register at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Mrs. Sarah-Jane Loretz-Theodorine, +43 512 507 6671. The participation fees are 200,- Euro, however the Summerschool is free of charges for participants attached to ALERT. Upon acceptance the participants are requested to find and book their accommodation in Innsbruck.
The ALERT Summerschool (Olek Zienkiewicz Course) 2013 entitled Geology and Mechanics will be organized by Prof. Dimitrios Kolymbas and held in Innsbruck, 16-20 September 2013.
From the 17th to 21st September 2012 the Olek Zienkiewicz Course (ALERT Doctoral Summerschool) entitled Constitutive Modelling of Soils took place in Dresden. 42 participants from 15 countries were listening to the presentations of four lecturers – Professors David Muir Wood (Dundee), Claudio Tamagnini (Perugia), David Mašín (Prague), Ivo Herle (Dresden) – and working out computer exercises using the software Octave.