Program

The Winter School will start on Tuesday 21st  of January 2020.

A visit to the Laboratory of Soil Mechanics (LMS) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) is scheduled on Monday 20th of January 2020 (optional). At the end of the visit, a transfer service by bus is offered from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) to the venue of the Winter School.

It follows the program of the event.


Monday 20th January (Optional)  

14.30-15.30
Visit to the Laboratory of Soil Mechanics (LMS) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). (How to get to EPFL and LMS).

15:30-17:00
Free bus transfer from Laboratory of Soil Mechanics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) to the venue of the Winter School at Eurotel Victoria in Villars-sur-Ollon

16:00
GETE Journal Editorial Board meeting (not applicable to the Winter School participants)

17:00
Check-in to the hotel

18:00
EPFL Distinguished Lecture in Geomechanics – The 1st Lecture
Emmanuel Detournay, The Role of Scaling in Geomechanics

19:00
Welcome Aperitif


Day 1: January 21st, Tuesday

07:30
Registration

08:00
Opening

8.30-12:00
Eduardo Alonso (UPC Barcelona)
Coarse Granular Materials: From Particle Behaviour to Large-Scale Structures

12:00-13.30
Lunch

16.30-19:00
Alessio Ferrari (EPF Lausanne)
Thermo-Mechanical Behaviour of Geomaterials: Experiments and Modelling

20.30-22.00
Presentations by participants

Day 2: January 22nd, Wednesday

8.30-12:00
Jean Sulem (ENPC ParisTech)
Strain Localization and Instability in Geomechanics: Application to Seismic Slip

12:00-13.30
Lunch

16.30-19:00
Lyesse Laloui (EPF Lausanne)
Multiphysical Processes in Bentonite-Based Materials

20.30-22.00
Presentations by participants

Day 3: January 23rd, Thursday

8.30-12:00
Russ Ewy (Chevron ETC)
Shale Properties as a Function of Geologic Burial and Compaction

12:00-13.30
Lunch

13.30-17:00
Tomas Hueckel (Duke University)
Multiphysics Degradation Processes, and Their Mitigation in Energy Geomechanics

17.00-17:30
Closure

Supporting organization

Organizers

Directors
Prof. Lyesse Laloui, EPFL
Prof. Alessio Ferrari, EPFL

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