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: 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.

Visits and conferences

Our colleagues Jun Otani and Takashi Hiyama, both professors at the University of Kumamoto in Japan, came to visit us in March.


On February 9 and 10, 3SR hosted a mini workshop with two colleagues from Georgia Tech in the USA — David Frost and Chloé Arson.

In April 2017, Olumide Okubadejo and Cino Viggiani visited Georgia Tech, respectively for 2 and 4 weeks, in the framework of the GeoRamp project.

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InterPore and the Darcy Center held a joint Workshop on “Advances in modeling flow and deformation in unsaturated porous media” at Utrecht University on the 20th and 21th of March. As one of the happy participants, Bruno Chareyre wants to thank the coordinator Ehsan Nikooee for the very interesting selection of contributors and effective organization.



GEOMECA (dominique daudon) team received Pablo BURGOS PhD student from IDIA (San Juan univerversity Argentina), with the GEORAMP-RISE mobility Program, for 3 months started from 4th April 2017. He works on the site effect and vulnerability to earthquakes of the Cochabamba bassin (Bolivia) .

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