IRN GeoMech workshop series on “hydromechanical instabilities”, Aix-en-Provence, May 2-3 2023

Dear colleagues,

In the framework of the IRN GeoMech and the INRAE department AQUA, we organise a workshop on “hydromechanical instabilities” in Aix-en-Provence the 2nd and 3rd of May 2023.

The main objective of this workshop is to review recent advances in the understanding of the elementary mechanisms of destabilization of granular materials and their impact on failure modes (e.g. liquefaction, strain localization).

The topics addressed during the workshop may be related, for instance, to the mechanical response and stability of geomaterials in the presence of capillary or solid bridges (sintering, bio-calcification, dissolution/precipitation, …), internal erosion (suffusion and clogging), surface erosion, etc.

You will find more information on the workshop and all practical details on the following page:

Please note that the workshop is as usual free of charge which includes meals and accommodation (see details on the web page).

For people presenting, we ask you to send an extended abstract (2-4 pages) ahead of the workshop so that we can publish a booklet.

Here is the registration link (before March 31st) :

We are looking forward to see you in Aix-en-Provence next spring and enjoy thriving scientific discussions in an outstanding natural setting at the foot of the “montagne Sainte-Victoire”.

Best regards

The local organizing committee: Antoine Wautier, Nadia Benahmed, Pierre Philippe (INRAE, UMR RECOVER)

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