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Computational Geomechanics

Qiushi Chen, Clemson University

WaiChing Sun, Columbia University

Jose Andrade, California Institute of Technology

Ronald Borja, Stanford University

RIchard Regueiro, University of Colorado

Shabnam Semnani, University of California, San Diego

SeonHong Na, McMaster University

Geomaterials, such as soil, rock, and concrete, are multiphase porous materials whose macroscopic mechanical behaviors are governed by grain size distribution and grain shapes, mineralogy, fluid-saturation, drainage conditions, loading paths and rates, pore space, temperature, chemical reactions, and other factors. As a result, predicting the mechanical behavior of geomaterials often requires knowledge on how several processes, which often take place in different spatial and temporal domains, interact with each other across scales.

This mini-symposium will provide a forum for presentations and discussions of the state-of-the-art in computational geomechanics. Emphasis will be on novel formulations, computational methods, and numerical simulations involving geomaterial and geomechanics problems. Contributions are solicited in, but not restricted to: (1) development, implementation, and validation of advanced constitutive models; (2) discrete and continuum formulations for geomechanics problems; (3) computational models and algorithms for multiphysics problems; (4) multiscale modeling; (5) meshfree methods for large deformation problems; (6) numerical modeling of fracture, damage, and fragmentation processes in geomaterials; (7) nonlocal and/or generalized continuum modeling; (8) dynamics of geomaterials; (9) data-driven approaches to geomechanics problems.