1614 Recent Advances in Computational Geomechanics

  • Nasser Khalili, The University of New South Wales
  • Mohammad Vahab, Unsw Sydney
  • Babak Shahbodagh, The University of New South Wales

Over the past few years, major advances have been made towards computationally more efficient and robust modelling of problems in geomechanics. The classic approaches were both costly and complex to implement. Recent advances in computational mechanics, such as XFEM, meshfree Galerkin, phase-field, and peridynamic, enable the study of extremely complicated geometries, interacting mechanisms, large deformations, and nonlinearities, which are crucial to fulfilling the emerging engineering needs. The recent computational advances contribute towards a better perception of the ongoing challenges in geotechnical engineering.

This mini-symposium is intended to provide a platform for researchers to present contributions in the area of computational geomechanics. Topics within the scope of interest include, but are not limited to: unsaturated soil mechanics, poromechanics, constitutive modelling of geomaterials, fracture mechanics, strain localization, large deformation and failure analysis of geo-structures, advances in energy geo-structures, inverse analysis, and closely related areas.

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