Grenoble Geomechanics Newsletter-no.20

This is the 20th edition of the GéoMécanique newsletter. It contains the latest news regarding research publications, conference visits and other activities of the staff and students from the GéoMécanique group of Laboratoire 3SR (Sols, Solides, Structures – Risques). If you have something you want to share, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: geomecanique.newsletter|AT|3sr-grenoble.fr. Please feel free to forward the letter to colleagues and friends, and let them know that they can subscribe by themselves here. Enjoy.

Honors, Awards and Invitations

Cino Viggiani has been elected as the new president of ALERT-Geomaterials (for the next three years).

Award for “one of the best papers published in Geosynthetics International in 2016″ for the following paper : J. Górniak, P. Villard and P. Delmas (2016). Coupled discrete and finite-element modelling of geosynthetic tubes filled with granular material, Geosynthetics International, 23, No. 5, 362-380. Continue reading

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Grenoble Geomechanics Newsletter-no.19

This is the 19th edition of the GéoMécanique newsletter. It contains the latest news regarding research publications, conference visits and other activities of the staff and students from the GéoMécanique group of Laboratoire 3SR (Sols, Solides, Structures – Risques). If you have something you want to share, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: geomecanique.newsletter|AT|3sr-grenoble.fr. Please feel free to forward the letter to colleagues and friends, and let them know that they can subscribe by themselves here. Enjoy.

People

Zeynep successfully defended her PhD at the University of Edinburgh on the 4th of September with Florian Fusseis and Matthew Coop as assessors. The title of her thesis is “A study of temporal and spatial evolution of deformation and breakage of dry granular materials using x-ray computed tomography and the discrete element method” and it will be available online by the end of December. Well done Zeynep!

Alice Di Donna is the latest addition to our team. She has obtained a position of “Maitre de Conférences” (Assistant Professor) at Université Grenoble Alpes, effective since September 1st 2017. Alice obtained a Masters degree at UJF Grenoble and Politecnico di Torino back in 2009, then a PhD at EPFL, Switzerland, in 2014. After that, she performed a postdoc at the Politecnico di Torino and worked at the same time as a professional engineer at Teknema Progetti srl in Torino. Welcome Alice! Continue reading

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Grenoble Geomechanics Newsletter-no.18

This is the 18th edition of the GéoMécanique newsletter. It contains the latest news regarding research publications, conference visits and other activities of the staff and students from the GéoMécanique group of Laboratoire 3SR (Sols, Solides, Structures – Risques). If you have something you want to share, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: geomecanique.newsletter|AT|3sr-grenoble.fr. Please feel free to forward the letter to colleagues and friends, and let them know that they can subscribe by themselves here. Enjoy.

Visits and conferences

A number of people went to the International Workshop of Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials (IWBDG2017) in Lemesos (Limassol) in Cyprus, starting with a keynote on localisation precursors from Jacques Desrues, and a large number of full-field experimental results on sand, sandstone, clayrocks, tuffeau…

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Grenoble Geomechanics Newsletter-no.17

This is the 17th edition of the GéoMécanique newsletter. It contains the latest news regarding research publications, conference visits and other activities of the staff and students from the GéoMécanique group of Laboratoire 3SR (Sols, Solides, Structures – Risques). If you have something you want to share, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: geomecanique.newsletter@3sr-grenoble.fr. Please feel free to forward the letter to colleagues and friends, and let them know that they can subscribe by themselves here. Enjoy.

Research projects

On March 27, took place the first meeting of the REGIC project (REnforcement par Géosynthétique Intelligent sur Cavités naturelles ou anthropiques) financed in the framework of the call for project ADEME (Investissement d’avenir, Route du futur) in which the 3SR laboratory is strongly involved. The partners of this project are INERIS, Texinov and 3SR (Fabrice Emeriault and Pascal Villard). There are an experimental part (small scale laboratory tests at INERIS and true scale experiments) and a numerical part supported by the 3SR (DEM modelling of the reinforcement of cohesive embankments by geosynthetics). A funding of 250 k€ has been allocated to the 3SR laboratory for the financial supports of a PHD, a post-doc and for the development of the numerical model . The PHD proposal is currently being finalized and will soon be released. Continue reading

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Grenoble Geomechanics Newsletter-no.16

This is the 16th edition of the GéoMécanique newsletter. It contains the latest news regarding research publications, conference visits and other activities of the staff and students from the GéoMécanique group of Laboratoire 3SR (Sols, Solides, Structures – Risques). If you have something you want to share, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: geomecanique.newsletter@3sr-grenoble.fr. Please feel free to forward the letter to colleagues and friends, and let them know that they can subscribe by themselves here. Enjoy.

Publications

The paper “Intensity and volumetric characterizations of hydraulically driven fractures by hydro-mechanical simulations” by E. Papachristos, L. Scholtès, FV. Donzé and B. Chareyre has been accepted in the International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136516091730076X).

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Grenoble Geomechanics Newsletter-no.15

The 15th edition of the GéoMécanique newsletter is brought to you by Chao Yuan. It contains the latest news regarding research publications, conference visits and other activities of the staff and students from the GéoMécanique group of Laboratoire 3SR (Sols, Solides, Structures – Risques). If you have something you want to share, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: geomecanique.newsletter@3sr-grenoble.fr. Please feel free to forward the letter to colleagues and friends, and let them know that they can subscribe by themselves here. Enjoy.

Honors, Awards and Invitations

Dorjan Dauti (thesis Tec21, supervised by S.Dal Pont) received the 1st prize award in the Empa PhD Symposium. Dorjan’s thesis is in collaboration with the EMPA of Zurich in Switzerland.

He said, “The event is called Empa PhD Symposium. It is an event organized once a year where PhD students from 30 labs at Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology) present their research work, either by a poster or an oral presentation. I attended with a poster and my poster was ranked 1st from the experts who are research scientists here at Empa. It is the first time that a participant from the Structural Engineer Lab (the lab which I belong here) wins an award in this symposium. The one handling the price in the photo is the director of Empa, Prof. Dr. Gian-Luca Bona…Continue reading

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Grenoble Geomechanics Newsletter-no.14

The 14th edition of the GéoMécanique newsletter is brought to you by Chao Yuan. It contains the latest news regarding research publications, conference visits and other activities of the staff and students from the GéoMécanique group of Laboratoire 3SR (Sols, Solides, Structures – Risques). If you have something you want to share, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: geomecanique.newsletter@3sr-grenoble.fr. Please feel free to forward the letter to colleagues and friends, and let them know that they can subscribe by themselves here. Enjoy.

Publications

A wonderful book…
A Christmas gift for your supervisor…
For everybody that has some difficulties to sleep…
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Grenoble Geomechanics Newsletter-no.13

The 13th edition of the GéoMécanique newsletter is brought to you by Chao Yuan. It contains the latest news regarding research publications, conference visits and other activities of the staff and students from the GéoMécanique group of Laboratoire 3SR (Sols, Solides, Structures – Risques). If you have something you want to share, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: geomecanique.newsletter@3sr-grenoble.fr. Please feel free to forward the letter to colleagues and friends, and let them know that they can subscribe by themselves here. Enjoy.

Publications

The paper “Role of blockages in particle transport through homogeneous granular assemblies” by Ignacio G. Tejada, Luc Sibille and Bruno Chareyre as been recently accepted in Europhysics Letters (EPL), it follows, namely, the postdoc of Ignacio supported by the Labex TEC21. Continue reading

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Grenoble Geomechanics Newsletter-no.12

The 12th edition of the GéoMécanique newsletter is brought to you by Chao Yuan. It contains the latest news regarding research publications, conference visits and other activities of the staff and students from the GéoMécanique group of Laboratoire 3SR (Sols, Solides, Structures – Risques). If you have something you want to share, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: geomecanique.newsletter@3sr-grenoble.fr. Please feel free to forward the letter to colleagues and friends, and let them know that they can subscribe by themselves here. Enjoy.

Publications

The paper “A FE2 modelling approach to hydromechanical coupling in cracking-induced localization problems“, by van den Eijnden A.P., Bésuelle P., Collin F., Chambon R., is available online on International Journal of Solids and Structures.

The paper “Micromechanical modelling of rainsplash erosion in unsaturated soils by Discrete Element Method“, by Sabatino Cuomo, Bruno Chareyre, Pietro d’Arista, Maria Della Sala, and Leonardo Cascini, appeared recently in CATENA. It follows, namely, the master thesis of Pietro, which was co-supervised by Sabatino and Bruno. Continue reading

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Grenoble Geomechanics Newsletter-no.11

The 11th edition of the GéoMécanique newsletter is brought to you by Chao Yuan. It contains the latest news regarding research publications, conference visits and other activities of the staff and students from the GéoMécanique group of Laboratoire 3SR (Sols, Solides, Structures – Risques). If you have something you want to share, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: geomecanique.newsletter@3sr-grenoble.fr. Please feel free to forward the letter to colleagues and friends, and let them know that they can subscribe by themselves here. Enjoy.

Honors, Awards and Invitations

Cino Viggiani and co-authors Carlos Santamarina, Edward Andò and Daiki Takano won the ASTM Hogentogler Award 2016 for the paper “Laboratory X-Ray Tomography: A Valuable Experimental Tool for Revealing Processes in Soils” Continue reading

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