Scientific Program

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The aim of the conference is to give an up-to-date picture of the broad research field of computational geomechanics. Contributions from experts around the world will cover a wide range of research topics in geomechanics. The conference program will include plenary lectures, mini-symposia, selected oral and poster presentations.


Chloé Arson
Associate ProfessorGeorgia Institute of Technology
Coupling continuum damage mechanics and discrete fracture models: a geomechanics perspective

Chandrakant S. Desai
Emeritus Professor at the University of Arizona, Tucson (USA)
Liquefaction as Microstructural Instability and Validations: The Disturbed State Concept

Professor at the Northeastern University, China
Development of cellular automata software for engineering rockmass fracturing processes

Ahmed Elgamal
Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean, University of California, San Diego (USA)
Nonlinear Seismic Response of Ground-Structure Systems: Developments and Challenges

Juan Carlos Santamarina
Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Energy geoengineering: in need of robust numerical tools

Kenichi Soga
McLaughlin Chair in Mineral Engineering and Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (USA)
Large deformation modeling of soil-pore fluid coupled problems using the Material Point Method

Jean Sulem
Professor at the Laboratoire Navier, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, IFSTTAR, CNRS (France)
New advances in strain localization analysis: application to seismic faulting and compaction banding


R.Kerry Rowe
Professor at Queen's University, Kingston (Canada)
Geosynthetics for construction on soft foundation soils


Véronique Dansereau
Postdoctoral research associate at the Institut des Sciences de la Terre, Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France
A continuum viscous-elastic-brittle, Finite Element model for the fracture and drift of sea ice

Giovanni Grasselli
NSERC/Energy Simulation Industrial Research Chair in Fundamental Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics, University of Toronto
Modeling failure in layered geological formations - FDEM: a micro-mechanical approach that bridges across scales

HelmutF. Schweiger
Institute of Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering and Computational Geotechnics, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Numerical simulation of CPT with the Sand and Clay Model (CASM) including effects of bonding

Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Multi-Phasic Approaches for Estimating THM Properties of Heterogeneous Rocks

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK
Clay Micromechanics: state of the art and perspectives

  • 30 August 2022
  • Torino, Italy