Jinhyun Choo co-organizes a mini-symposium entitled "Computational Geomechanics" in EMI 2018, which will be held at MIT on May 29–June 1, 2018. Abstract submission is now open until January 31, 2018. The mini-symposium description is given below. We hope to have you there!
MS27: Computational Geomechanics
WaiChing Sun, Columbia University
Jose Andrade, California Institute of Technology
Ronaldo Borja, Stanford University
Jinhyun Choo, University of Hong Kong
Majid Manzari, George Washington University
Richard Regueiro, University of Colorado Boulder
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 rate, drainage conditions, chemical reactions, and other factors. As a result, predicting the mechanical responses of geomaterials often require knowledge of how several processes, which often take place in different spatial and temporal domains, interact with each other across length scales. This mini-symposium is intended to provide a forum for researchers to present contributions to recent advances in computational geomechanics problems. Topics of interest include, but are 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) iterative sequential couplings of fluid and solid solvers, (4) uncertainty quantification and spatial variability of soil properties, (5) multiscale mechanics, (6) modeling of weak and strong discontinuities, (7) regularization techniques to circumvent pathological mesh dependence and (8) techniques to model crack growth and fragmentation processes in geomaterials.