Mini-symposium on "Coupled processes in geomechanics" at the 5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Vienna, 2013
Enrique Romero (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, Spain) and Jean-Michel Pereira (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France) are organizing a mini-symposium on "Coupled
processes in geomechanics. Bridging theory and experiments"
(MS16) at the 5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics to be held in
Vienna, Austria, July 10-12, 2013.
This mini-symposium is intended to be an exchange
forum for researchers working on either experimental or
theoretical aspects related to multiphysics couplings in
geomaterials (soils, rocks, cementitious materials). See below
for a more detailed scope of this mini-symposium.
If you're interested by this topic, please consider contributing to this mini-symposium by
uploading an abstract, before November 15, 2012, on this page:
Brief description of aim of mini-symposium
The extension of geotechnical engineering
applications and the research interest in multiphysics processes
are becoming wider in recent years, mainly within the context of
geoenvironmental, energy production, and geosciences areas.
Topics such as crystal growth in geomechanics, fast sliding
processes along faults and landslide surfaces, biological soil
improvement, geothermal energy exploitation, waste confinement
(at surface or at great depths using engineered barriers or host
geological formations), soil pollution and remediation, CO2
storage, oil field subsidence phenomena and assessment of seals
in hydrocarbon production, to cite but a few of them, are
increasingly coming into prominence. These new fields of
application require the incorporation of relevant and coupled
thermo-hydro-chemo-bio-electro-mechanical phenomena, the
evolution of which must be examined over important periods of
time, and the introduction of new constitutive variables for a
deeper understanding of the behaviour of geomaterials. Important
efforts have been devoted in the last years to advance in the
theoretical formulations, numerical analyses, constitutive
modeling and laboratory techniques, as well as in the detailed
examination of well documented field cases.