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USNCCM Mini-symposium on Computational Geomechanics

WaiChing Sun's picture

Dear colleagues, 

On behalf of the co-organizers, I would like to draw to your attention to the mini-symposium #1401 on Computational Geomechanics in the upcoming 15th NS National Congress on Computational Mechanics, to be held at Austin Texas from July 28th to August 1st, 2019. The due date of abstract submission is January 15th, 2019. 

Further information can be found at

The scope of the mini-symposium is listed below.


Steve Sun

Columbia University

Computational Geomechanics 

WaiChing Sun, Columbia University

Jiun-Shyan ChenUniversity of California-San Diego

Qiushi ChenClemson University

Ronaldo BorjaStanford University

Geomaterials, such as soil, rock, and concrete, are multiphase porous materials whose macroscopic mechanical behaviors are governed by grain size distribution and mineralogy, fluid-saturation, pore space, temperature, loading paths and rates, drainage conditions, chemical reactions, and other factors.  As a result, the failure mode of geological materials may take many different forms, ranging from brittle fracture, shear banding, to the diffusive cataclastic flow. Modeling this wide spectrum of failure mechanisms requires in-depth knowledge on how microscopic mechanisms, such as pore collapses, dislocation, and microcrack growth affects the macroscopic outcomes, as well as the design, implementation, verification, and validation of numerical methods that enable reliable predictions.

This mini-symposium is intended to provide a forum for researchers to present contributions on recent advances in computational geomechanics problems. Topics within the scope of interests include but not limited to: (1) development and validation of constitutive models that addressed multi-physical coupling effects, (2) discrete and continuum formulations for geomechanics problems, (3) uncertainty quantification of geological systems, (5) multiscale methods and (6) data-driven methods for geomechanics problems.



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