We are pleased to announce a Winter School dedicated to Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment. Geomechanics, Environment and Energy are increasingly related and contemporary themes. The goal of the school is to provide the participants with a deep understanding on selected topics in Geomechanics which are fundamental for applications related to Energy and the Environment.
Morning lectures are scheduled in the first part of the day. Extended breaks are given to review the course material, to go skiing, or to enjoy the wonderful landscape of the Swiss Alps at Villars-sur-Ollon. Late-afternoon gatherings are foreseen for the second set of lectures of the day. Evening sessions will be devoted to presentations from the participants to share ideas with the experts.
This Winter School is organized in the framework of the international journal Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment.
The deadline for registering is January 15th 2018.
The 2018 course program
- Tomasz Hueckel (Duke University)
Chemical effects in mechanical behaviour of geo-structures
- Lyesse Laloui (EPF Lausanne)
Multiphysical constitutive framework for soils and shales
- Ronaldo I. Borja (Stanford University)
- Alessio Ferrari (EPF Lausanne)
Advanced Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical laboratory testing
- Emmanuel Detournay (University of Minnesota) and Brice Lecampion (EPF Lausanne)
Mechanics of Hydraulic Fractures
The schedule is available here and the contents are reported in the Courses tab.
Presentations by the participants
We encourage the participants to present their work during the dedicated evening sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback from the experts.
If you wish to share your work with the attendees and the experts during the dedicated evening sessions with a 5-minute presentation, please send a title and a 300-word abstract to email@example.com.
Prof. Lyesse Laloui, Prof. Alessio Ferrari
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)