APCOM 2019 mini-symposium

Jinhyun Choo co-organizes a mini-symposium entitled "Computational Geomechanics, Poromechanics, and Granular Mechanics" at APCOM 2019, which will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, on December 18–21, 2019. Abstract submission is now open until April 15, 2019. The mini-symposium description is given below. We hope to have you there!

MS 1701: Computational Geomechanics, Poromechanics, and Granular Mechanics


Jinhyun Choo, The University of Hong Kong
Jidong Zhao, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Geomaterials such as soils and rocks are porous granular materials that behave very differently from other materials in science and engineering. Computational modeling of these geomaterials plays vital roles in many problems related to civil infrastructure, energy, and the environment. This mini-symposium is intended to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of recent advances in the fundamentals and applications of geomechanics, poromechanics, and granular mechanics. Contributions are solicited in, but not restricted to, the following topic areas: (1) development, implementation, and validation of constitutive models for geomaterials, (2) computational methods and algorithms for coupled poromechanics and other multi-physics problems, (3) granular mechanics and other micromechanics approaches to geomaterials, (4) multiscale modeling techniques, (5) meshfree methods for large deformation problems, (6) numerical modeling of fracture and damage processes, and (7) uncertainty quantification and probabilistic methods.