Presentations of the ALERT Workshop 2022

ALERT Workshop 2022
26th  – 28th September 2022, Aussois, France

DAY 1, MONDAY, 26th September
Mechanics of Hard Soils – Soft Rocks
Coordinators: Nadia BENAHMED, Elma CHARALAMPIDOU and Claudia VITONE

  • Hydro-mechanical behaviour of argillaceous hard soils and soft rocks (Antonio GENS)
  • Analysis of the evolution of clay microstructure upon compression and shearing (Simona GUGLIELMI, Federica COTECCHIA, Francesco CAFARO, Antonio GENS)
  • On the rate-dependent behaviour of clays at high pressures under monotonic and cyclic triaxial loadings (Andrea CIANCIMINO, Monica BARBERO, Renato Maria COSENTINI, Sebastiano FOTI, Alessandro MESSORI, Guido MUSSO, Giorgio VOLONTÉ)
  • Triaxial shale testing: Insights from Opalinus Clay and Callovo-Oxfordian claystone (Pierre DELAGE, Malik BELMOKHTAR)
  • Understanding the influence of triaxial deformation and heterogeneity on the hydraulic behaviour of porous sandstones from in-situ testing with xray and neutron tomography (Fernando Antonio LEITE VIEIRA LIMA, Stephen HALL, Erika TUDISCO, Jonas ENGQVIST, Robin WORACEK, Alessandro TENGATTINI, Cyrille COUTURE)
  • Field observations of heaving in stiff clay due to unloading (Wills SANIN JAIME, Jamie STANDING)
  • Geotechnical characterisation of tectonised flysch formations (Gianfranco URCIUOLI, Luciano PICARELLI, Anna D’ONOFRIO)
  • Three weak rocks from Malta – one dimensional compression and shear of reconstituted and intact specimens (Adrian MIFSUD, Federica COTECCHIA, Francesco CAFARO, Francesca SANTALOIA)
  • Stiffness of Lightweight Cemented Soils: homogenisation schemes vs experimental data (Laura PERROTTA, Enza VITALE, Giacomo RUSSO)
  • Experimental investigation of mechanical and hydro-mechanical behaviour of artificial cemented granular soils (Abbas FARHAT, Pierre PHILIPPE, Li HUA LUU, Pablo CUÉLLAR, Nadia BENAHMED, Torsten WICHTMANN)
  • Analysis of a landslide in brittle soils (Luigi PUGLIESE, Antonello TRONCONE, Andrea PARISE, Enrico CONTE)
  • Anisotropic thermal compaction of claystone: Constitutive modelling and simulation from sample to structure scale (Philipp BRAUN, Siavash GHABEZLOO, Patrick DANGLA, Minh‑Ngoc VU, Gilles ARMAND, Carlos PLUA)
  • Performance of large diameter sealing structures in deep argillaceous nuclear waste repository – Analysis considering true 3D configurations (Matías ALONSO, Jean VAUNAT, Minh-Ngoc VU, Jean TALANDIER)

DAY 2, TUESDAY 27th September
Special Session on Robot-Ground Interaction
Coordinators: Raul FUENTES and Itai EINAV

  • Robot-Ground Interaction – topic introduction (Raul FUENTES)
  • Modelling robot-ground interaction systems (Ken KAMRIN)
  • Plant roots as a model in geotechnique (Barbara MAZZOLAI, Emanuela DEL DOTTORE)
  • Resistance to Motion for Small Wheeled Robots from Soil Strength Failure Envelopes (Kaustubh JALUNDHWALA, David WHITE, Klaus-Peter ZAUNER, Danesh TARAPORE)
  • Orthogonal cutting of sands – experiments and simulations (Tejas MURTHY)
  • Artificial Intelligence toolbox for subsurface exploration by selfexcavating robots (Chloe ARSON, Duen HORNG, Fernando PATINO-RAMIREZ, Zijie WANG, Sanshrit SINGHAI, XIangyu WANG)
  • Introduction of closed-loop control to the Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics framework. Case study: closed-loop control for overturning prevention of mobile drilling rigs (Rahul SOMASUNDARAM, Francisco Williams RIQUER, Jurgen GRABE)
  • Micro-mechanics of terradynamics: understanding the mechanisms behind granular lift in horizontal penetration (Fernando PATINO-RAMIREZ, Catherine O’SULLIVAN)
  • Special Lecture: The Force is strong with this one (Professor José ANDRADE, CALTECH, USA)

DAY 3, WEDNESDAY 28th September
Multi-field approach of gravity-driven disasters in a global climate change context
Organizers: François NICOT, Florence MAGNIN, Stéphane LAMBERT and Francesco

  • Modelling rockwall destabilization from a geomechanical perspective (Anna-Maria FERRERO, Maria Rita MIGLIAZZA)
  • 15 years of rockfall and permafrost observation in the Mont-Blanc massif to better appreciate their relationship (Ludovic RAVANEL)
  • Micromechanical modelling of ice and frozen soils (Francesco CALVETTI, Guodong WANG)
  • Factors conditioning high-elevation slope instability in a changing climate: insights from the Italian Alps and beyond (Marta CHIARLE)
  • Analysis of temperature and slope microseismic activity: the Matterhorn peak case study (North-Western Alps) (Marina PIRULLI, Claudio SCAVIA, Cristina OCCHIENA)
  • Coupled thermal and hydrological models in rockwalls (Josué BOCK)
  • Micromechanics of unsaturated frozen soils (Mehdi POURAGHA)
  • Modelling thawing-triggered landslides using a multi-physics SPH framework (Ha H. BUI)
  • Rock glacier modeling (Alessandro CICOIRA)
  • A petrophysical model to assess water content in permafrost and rock glaciers (André REVIL)
  • Monitoring of rock glacier movements and their evolution in relation to climate change (Diego CUSICANQUI)
  • Mechanical characterization and evolution of rocky glaciers: insights from ambient seismic noise monitoring (Eric LAROSE)
  • Glaciers and climate change: implications in term of hazards (Olivier GAGLIARDINI)
  • Glacier hazards in relation to climate change: subglacial water pockets and ice avalanches (Emmanuel THIBERT)