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EMI San Diego Mini-symposium on Geomechanics (MS61)

WaiChing Sun's picture

Dear colleagues, 

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts for our mini-symposium (MS61) on Computational Geomechanics in the upcoming EMI conference (June 4-7, 2017) at San Diego. The scope of the mini-symposium is listed below:

"Geomaterials, such as soil, rock and concrete, are multiphase porous materials whose macroscopic mechanical behavior is governed by grain size distribution and mineralogy, fluid-saturation, pore space, temperature, loading paths and rate, drainage conditions, chemical reactions, and other factors. As a result, predicting the mechanical response of geomaterials often requires knowledge of how several processes, which often take place in different spatial and temporal domains, interact with each other across scales. 

This mini-symposium is intended to provide a forum for researchers to present contributions on recent advances in computational geomechanics. Topics within the scope of interests include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) development and validation of constitutive models that address multi-physical coupling effects, (2) discrete and continuum formulations for geomechanics problems, (3) iterative sequential couplings of fluid and solid solvers, (4) uncertainty quantification for geomechanics problems, (5) multiscale mechanics, (6) modeling techniques related to capturing the onset and nucleation of weak and strong discontinuities, (7) contact mechanics of geomaterials, and (8) regularization techniques to circumvent pathological mesh dependence."

The due date for the abstract submission is January 1, 2017. Further details can be found at the URL listed below.


Best Regards,


Waiching Sun - Columbia University 

Ronaldo Borja - Stanford University 

Richard Regueiro - University of Colorado, Boulder 

Jose Andrade - Caltech 

Majid Manzari - George Washington University 

Qiushi Chen - Clemson University 

Xiaoyu Song - University of Florida 

Joshua A. White - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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