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.
Timo Schweckendiek, Deltares & TU Delft
Bram van den Eijnden, TU Delft
The Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics (NCG) is currently
undertaking two large multi-disciplinary projects related to investigating the
behaviour of made-ground consisting of coal-mining spoil with a focus on the
geotechnical, sustainability, environmental, socio-economic and long-term
management challenges. NCG brings together expertise from the worlds of civil,
geotechnical, and mining engineering as well as mathematics and material
sciences to solve all forms of soil and rock-related design and construction
problems. The projects are funded by the European Commission Research Fund for
Coal and Steel (RFCS) and include project partners from across Europe. We seek
highly motivated researchers to join our team to work on this challenging
We are looking to recruit two post-doctoral researchers who
will support the work of these RFCS projects as well as support the wider work
of the research group. Although we’ll consider any candidate with a strong
fundamental geotechnical background, we are particularly interested in
candidates who have experience with element testing, numerical modelling
(FEA/FDM) or centrifuge modelling.
Candidates should be inquisitive, with a strong interest in
applied research, and the personality and drive to interact effectively with
industry and project partners. They will have a first degree in Civil
Engineering or cognate subject and will have been awarded a PhD (or have submitted
their thesis for examination), ideally in an area of Geotechnical Engineering.
The successful candidate will have good presentation and report writing skills.
A good publication record will be an advantage but its absence should not
hinder applications from those who have recently submitted their theses.
For application details see https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/ENG439119
Further information about the work of the Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics is available on www.nottingham.ac.uk/ncg/
The Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal invites applications for a tenure-track position in Mining Engineering within the following research areas: Selective mining methods, Mine planning, Valorisation (re-use) and integrated mine waste management, Circular economy applied to mining, and Mine reclamation.
Link to .pdf description.
A short course entitled “Introduction to the Geotechnical PFEM in Kratos” is being held at UPC in January 2020.
Barcelona, 21, 22 and 23rd January 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]
We are looking for a motivated candidate with experience in computational geomechanics/geosciences.
The project will focus on the numerical modelling of faults using a discrete mechanics viewpoint. Hydro-mechanically coupled discrete element models will be used to investigate how faults reactivate due to fluid circulation in the context of geological storage of C02.
Please find more details about the position in this document.
Keywords: Fault, Hydro-Mechanical Coupling, Discrete Element Method
Dear colleagues and friends of ALERT, I am pleased to announce that a call for visiting professor at the University of Salerno has been issued with deadline on 28 november. In the framework of this call Visiting Professors/Researchers will get a monthly grant of € 3.000,00 gross percipient.
Contact person for any help to participate to the call: Sabatino Cuomo, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Possible topics:- landslide modeling – unsaturated soil testing- geosynthetics for slope reinforcement- rapid landslides-structures interaction
WEB PAGE: https://web.unisa.it/international/bandi/mobilita-in-ingresso?anno=2019&bando=2343
We are looking for a motivated candidate with experience in numerical modelling. The project is about numerical modelling of aseismic deformation in a fold-and-thrust system at the time-scale of the seismic cycle.
The detailed description of this position can be found in the following file:
Dear ALERT community,
After two years, 250 posts and a quarter million notification emails sent, the time has come. It is not without regret that I leave the website administrator role and other direction duties; being in the core of the ALERT Bureau alongside with Frédéric Collin has been a thrilling adventure for me. I had the honour to be the successor of Max Wiebicke, he did such a remarkable task that we still praise his legacy nowadays. François Bertrand is next to take the relay; I am convinced of his capacity to do the job in the most efficient manner.
Thanks to everyone and goodbye,
Albert Argilaga Claramunt
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: email@example.com, Sadegh Nadimi: Sadegh.Nadimi-Shahraki@newcastle.ac.uk).
Sadegh and Elma