Registration for the ALERT Summerschool 2012

The ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Course (Summerschool 2012) entitled Constitutive Modelling of Soils will be held from Monday September 17 to Friday September 21, 2012 at the Technical University Dresden, Germany.

A formless application for the participation should be submitted by e-mail to Erik Nacke not later than May 31, 2012. The number of participants is limited and the registration will be confirmed until June, 10.

The participation is free for students coming from the ALERT member institutions. For other participants, the registration fee is 200 Euro. Accommodation and meals are not included.

Lecturers:
Ivo Herle (IH), David Mašín (DM), Claudio Tamagnini (CT), David Muir Wood (DMW)


Tentative programme:

Monday, 17 September: What do we want to model?
08:20-08:30, IH, Introduction
08:30-09:30, lecture, DMW, Basic features of soil behaviour
09:50-11:00, lecture, DMW, Soil testing in laboratory and field
11:20-12:30, exercise, DMW, Prediction of soil response without constitutive models
14:00-15:10, lecture, IH, Fundamentals of constitutive modelling
15:30-16:40, lecture, IH, Constitutive modelling using octave
17:00-18:10, exercise, IH, Constitutive modelling using octave

Tuesday, 18 September: What can and what cannot we achieve with basic models?
08:20-09:30, lecture, CT, Elasticity and perfect plasticity
09:50-11:00, lecture, CT, Elasticity and perfect plasticity
11:20-12:30, exercise, CT, Elasticity and perfect plasticity
14:00-15:10, lecture, CT, Strain-hardening plasticity
15:30-16:40, lecture, IH, Hypoplasticity without critical states
17:00-18:10, exercise, IH, Hypoplasticity

Wednesday, 19 September: Why is the critical state so important?
08:20-09:30, lecture, DMW, Elasto-plastic models and critical states (i) Cam clay
09:50-11:00, lecture, DMW, Elasto-plastic models and critical states (ii) Severn-Trent sand
11:20-12:30, exercise, DMW, Elasto-plastic models and critical states
14:00-15:10, lecture, DM, Hypoplasticity with critical states for sand
15:30-16:40, lecture, DM, Hypoplasticity with critical states for clay
17:00-18:10, exercise, DM, Hypoplasticity for sand and clay

Thursday, 20 September: What is further important, especially in case of natural soils?
08:20-09:30, lecture, IH, Memory & history effects
09:50-11:00, lecture, CT, Anisotropy
11:20-12:30, exercise, IH, Memory & history effects
14:00-15:10, lecture, DM, Bonding, cementation, crushing
15:30-16:40, lecture, DM, Partial saturation
17:00-18:10, exercise, DM, Modelling of structure effects

Friday, 21 September: Can we do predictions now?
08:20-09:30, lecture, DMW, Macroelements
09:50-11:00, lecture, CT, Numerical implementation of constitutive models
11:20-12:30, lecture, DM, Constitutive models in boundary value problems
12:30-13:00, lecture, IH, Closure

Software for exercises: octave (similar to Matlab but freeware)

5 thoughts on “Registration for the ALERT Summerschool 2012

  1. I am interested in the ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Course entitled Constitutive Modelling of Soils. I am an ALERT member belonging to Manuel Pastor M2i research team.
    Best regards
    Miguel Martín Stickle

  2. Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am facing a difficulty to send the email below to Mr Erik as his email was indicted to be contacted and ever time when I send the email I receive a the following Notification Delivery to the following recipients failed.

    Dear Erik Nacke,

    I would like to participate in ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Course – summer school 2012, My name is Maged A. Abdlrahem I am doing PhD in geotechnical engineering at Padova University – Italy which is part of ALERT. What It should be done to confirm my presence in this event. Is this email

    Thank you for organizing this kind of very useful courses in geotechnical engineering.

    Kind regards,

    Maged A. Abdlrahem.
    PhD student in Geotechnical Engineering.
    Padova University.
    Via Ognissanti, 39. 35129.
    Padova, Italy.
    Phone: +39 0498277980

  3. Dear Erik Nacke,

    I would like to participate in ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Course – summer school 2012, My name is Zheng Li. I am a PhD student in geotechnical engineering at Ecole central de Nantes– France which is part of ALERT. I have difficulties to send email to your email box.

    Thank you for organizing this kind of very useful courses in geotechnical engineering.

    Kind regards,

    Zheng Li
    PhD student in Geotechnical Engineering and
    Earthquake engineering.
    Gem, Ecole central de Nantes.
    France
    Phone: +33 0647467050

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