The Call for Abstract for the ALERT Workshop 2023 (33rd Edition) is extended until the 19th of June. Please submit your abstracts by email directly to the coordinators using the Workshop abstract form (doc). If you wish to publish your presentation after the Workshop on the ALERT website, do not forget to agree by ticking the corresponding box in the abstract form.
Here is a reminder of the workshop sessions for which the call for abstract is open, as well as a short description of each of them:
- Session 1: “Energy geomechanics”
Organizers: Jean-Michel Pereira, Carlos Santamarina and Diego Manzanal.
The use of the geological subsurface is gaining interest in various energy-related applications, covering energy recovery and storage. In these applications, the physical phenomena at play in the encountered porous materials include -often in a coupled manner- heat and mass transfers, multiphase flow, reactive transport of fluids, mechanics, etc.
- Session 3: “Anisotropy in geomaterials: theory, experiments and modelling”
Organizers: Eleni Gerolymatou, Cino Viggiani, and Angelo Amorosi.
Anisotropy, i.e. the variation of any given property of the material with direction, can have a significant effect on the material response to loading. It is present in most types of geomaterials, ranging from granular soils to hard rocks.
Due to the significant effort required to determine in the laboratory the internal variables of the material and the additional difficulties linked to its constitutive description, it is in most applications ignored as a matter of fact. However, in the last years significant efforts have been made in both directions.
With the present topic suggestion the organizers would like to invite contributions from researchers working on anisotropy in geomaterials in the fields of constitutive law development, experimental testing and numerical simulation. The aim is to increase awareness of the significance of anisotropy, to stimulate scientific exchange and to provide a first exposure to its intricacies for younger researchers.