Presentations of the ALERT Doctoral School 2018

ALERT Doctoral School 2018
4th-6th October 2018, Aussois, France
“Energetical methods in geomechanics”
Coordination: Itai Einav and Eleni Gerolymatou

Day 1: Theoretical Background

  • Basic thermodynamic definitions (Mario Liu, University of Tübingen)
  • Energetics in Discrete Element Modelling (François Guillard, University of Sydney)
  • Hierarchal guide for constructing thermodynamically admissible constitutive models (Itai Einav, University of Sydney)
  • Landau’s approach for advanced thermodynamics (Mario Liu, University of Tübingen)

 Day 2: Examples and Applications

  • Definition and uses of the virtual power (Ioannis Stefanou, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, IFSTTAR, CNRS)
  • Energetical background of common approaches in geomechanics (Eleni Gerolymatou, Chalmers University of Technology)
  • An energy based constitutive framework for multiphysics geomechanics (Manolis Veveakis, Duke University)
  • Energetics of crushable granular materials: from particle fracture to breakage mechanics (Yida Zhang, University of Colorado)

Day 3: Exercises session

  • Introduction to Python and FEniCS
  • Examples of the effect of constitutive choices on the energetics