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International Symposium on Geohazards and Geomechanics announced

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The International Symposium on Geohazards and Geomechanics will take place 10 – 11 September 2015 at University of Warwick.

The symposium will bring together the complementary expertise of world leading groups carrying out research on the engineering assessment, prevention and mitigation of geohazards.

To mitigate against these disasters we need for instance to achieve better models for a more rational risk assessment of areas prone to landslides, investigate the geomechanical conditions leading to the onset of landslides (e.g. earthquakes), model debris flows and mudflows to estimate run-out distances and destructive power of the landslide materials, improve our modelling capabilities of fluid – ground interaction.

Prevention, preparedness and mitigation of geohazards rely on sound geo-engineering which requires competences in geomechanics, numerical modelling, constitutive models for soils, hazard zonation and risk assessment.

Important dates:

  • Abstracts due: 1st February 2015
  • Acceptance of abstracts: 15th February 2015

  • Full papers due: 30th April 2015

  • Notification of accepted papers: 30th May 2015

  • Revised papers due: 30th June 2015

The Symposium is kindly supported by:

  • EU FP7 IRSES ‘Geohazards andgeomechanics’
  • TC 105 ISSMGE, ‘Geomechanics from Micro to Macro’
  • TC 208 ISSMGE, ‘Slope stability in Engineering Practice’
  • The British Geotechnical Association
Fri 12 Dec 2014, 09:12 | Tags: Conference Civil Engineering Research