Third International GeoMech-MeMoCS Workshop:
Computational methods and scale transition for geomaterials
20-22 May 2019, Arpino, Italy
The workshop is organized by the International Research Center on Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex Systems (M&MoCS) of the University of L’Aquila (Italy) in collaboration with the GDR MeGe, French Research Network in Multi-Physics and Multi-scale Couplings in Geo-Environmental Mechanics.
It is now evidenced that further progress expected in geomaterial engineering requires advanced methods to account for the different scales of interest that characterize material structure. This is an actual challenge whereby mathematical tools should be developed to allow information transmission between scales. In addition, beyond high computation power and storage capacity, optimized numerical schemes are required to deal with a huge number of degrees of freedom.
Moreover, up-to-date planetary issues such as hydraulic fracturing, CO2 sequestration, or large-scale landslides mitigation involve multi-physical couplings at various scales, undergoing sometimes strongly different physical mechanisms. They therefore require refined computational methods to connect relevant information extracted from elementary mechanisms taking place at small scales, with large scale numerical technics compatible with environmental issues.
This international workshop co-organized by M&MoCS and GDRI GeoMech will aim at shedding light on the most up-to-date advances in computational methods and scale transition for geomaterials by offering a three days forum organized around lectures and focused debates.
The workshop will be held in the historical city of Arpino, 100 kilometers south east of Rome, in Italy.