We invite you to join the 14th International Conference “Modern Building Materials, Structures and Techniques”, which will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 5–6 of October 2023. This conference provides an opportunity for scientists, engineers, managers and professionals from around the world to share the latest achievements in field of civil engineering. Such a conference is an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues, exchange knowledge and extend the list of new contacts.
Conference volume will be published in SPRINGER NATURE Conference Proceedings. All selected and high quality papers will be sent to international databases and indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ISI Proceedings and Scopus.
The rising interest and demand for energy geo-structures and energy storage systems require a fundamental understanding of the hydro-chemo-thermo-mechanically coupled processes in soils and rocks for thermal piles, nuclear waste disposal, gas storage and caprock integrity, etc. Advanced imaging techniques provide essential insights into the behaviour of geomaterials under various applied conditions, including hydraulic pressure, chemical reaction, temperature, and mechanical loading. For example, X-ray micro-tomography is a non-destructive 3D imaging tool for the in-situ multi-physical characterisation of geomaterials. Other imaging techniques include digital cameras, neutron tomography, X-ray diffraction, and magnetic resonance imaging.
Image analysis and machine learning apply widely in our daily life, from face recognition to self-driving cars. In geomechanics, machine learning is becoming increasingly popular to enhance the quantitative information that image analysis can provide through phase segmentation, fracture recognition, particle tracking, etc. This session aims to attract high-quality contributions that use image analysis and machine learning in geomechanics.
The relevant topics include but are not limited to:
Mesh-free models have become increasingly popular in the computational mechanics community, especially when traditional mesh-based approaches –such as the Finite Element Method (FEM)– may lose their predictive capacity due to excessive mesh distortions induced by large deformations. However, mesh-free models remain relatively unknown among most engineers (compared to FEM), and are relegated to purely academic cases most of the time. One of the reasons may be the fact that engineers do not usually design conventional structures to behave in the finite deformation regime, which is commonly associated with the post-failure behaviour of the structure (buckling, slope failure and others). Indeed, before it happens, FEM simulations are able to predict the early stages of the dominant failure mechanism and thus calculate safety factors, which is in most of the cases the main concern of professional engineers. Naturally, the following questions may arises, there is room for mesh-free methods in daily engineering? And finally, what are the applications that can be subject to this type of methodology? This thematic seminar aims answer this question (and related-ones) and to open a discussion between pure numerical researchers and those which interact with industry.
A four-day Winter School to explore the basics and advanced applications of soil-structure modelling in OpenSees, focussing on critical issues of the implementation and discussing possible solutions. A meeting point to interact within the world of dynamics of soil-structure systems, for sharing experience and pointing to new horizons.
More information on the contents and attendance modalities can be found in the flyer and brochure attached, as well as on this website.
The Organising Committee Dr. Davide Noè Gorini (Sapienza University of Rome) Prof. Luigi Callisto (Sapienza University of Rome) Prof. Paolo Franchin (Sapienza Università of Rome) Dr. Tony Fierro (University of Molise)
The Session “Characterisation, remediation or management of contaminated sites and waste materials” will mainly focus on: i) multidisciplinary and multiscale characterisation of contaminated sites aimed to investigate the current state of the system and find experimental evidence of bio-chemo-mechanical coupling processes; ii) experimental and/or modelling studies addressing emerging remediation techniques; iv) emerging technique for treating and managing waste materials.
The Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II is organizing the third edition of the Mediterranean PhD School. This year the School will be entitled “From Sustainable to Regenerative and Resilient Design” and will deal with various themes of Civil Engineering. In the framework of Geotechnical section, lectures will be given by prof. Alessandro Tarantino from the Strathclyde University of Glasgow and prof. Katherine Tsiampousi from the Imperial College of London, both addressing the new frontiers of geotechnical engineering in reducing environmental impact. The Ph.D. students are invited to attend the school freely (in presence or on-line) and eventually to present their research activities consistently with the theme of the school; a selected number of Ph.D. students will be admitted to an oral presentation of their research and will receive a reward of 500 euros if they will attend the competition in presence. Other technical and exercise activities are also planned in a competitive form with further awards.
More information and the link to the registration script can be found here.
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