10th Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Salt (SaltMech X) – abstract submission now open

Dear  colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the 10th Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Salt (SaltMech X) will take place on July 6 – 8, 2022 at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. The conference will be hosted by the Experimental Rock Deformation group, the Structural Geology and Electron Microscopy group and the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, at the Faculty of Geosciences. 

The SaltMech X website can be found at: http://www.saltmech.com/ .

Launched in 1981, the SaltMech Conferences series serves to exchange research findings and practical experiences regarding the mechanical behavior of rock salt in the context of safe use in mining, energy storage and waste disposal. Therefore, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Laboratory Testing
Field Investigations
Constitutive Modeling
Modeling and Simulation
Micromechanics and Microstructures
Geology of Salt Formations
Salt Caverns, Cavern Abandonment and Long-term Integrity
Geological and Geotechnical Barriers
Geological Storage of Energy (methane, compressed air, hydrogen) and Hazardous Waste

Abstract submission is now open, with the submission deadline on Friday the 6th of August 2021. Check to website for more information on future important dates and procedures, the venue, accommodation and travel. We aim to have SaltMech X as a fully on-site conference, though we will keep an eye on potential travel restrictions and may make adjustments accordingly.

We hope you will consider attending and contributing to SaltMech X!

Kind regards,
The Local Organising Committee of SaltMech X
Dr. Suzanne Hangx, Dr. André Niemeijer, Dr. Matteo Gazzani, Prof. Chris Spiers, Prof. Hans de Bresser and Prof. Martyn Drur

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