Numerics in Geotechnics and Structures (NiGaS)

Venue: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Location: Lausanne 15, Switzerland

Event Date/Time: Sep 01, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 02, 2011
Registration Date: Aug 31, 2011
Early Registration Date: Aug 01, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 15, 2011
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Description

SYMPOSIUM:

updated 6.2011 NUMERICS IN GEOTECHNICS & STRUCTURES
1-2.9.2011, at EPFL , Lausanne, Switzerland, Room CM5

2011: 26 YEARS ZSOIL.PC




NEW **2.9.2011 16.30-17.30h Public presentation of ZSOIL.PC Version 2011, EPFL Room CM5 (free entry )**


SYMPOSIUM HISTORY
This symposium started as a ZSOIL.PC user meeting in the mid-nineties. Nowadays it combines invited presentations, and independent contributions by ZSOIL users and others. It has been taking place every year in late summer over the past fifteen years, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Lausanne.

2011 SYMPOSIUM TOPICS
Numerical simulation in geomechanics, constitutive aspects, soil-structure interaction and associated structural analysis with emphasis on present and future engineering practice: theory, applications, case studies, failure analyses, optimization.

CALL FOR PAPERS
5 lines abstracts of papers on topics linked to NUMERICS IN GEOTECHNICS & STRUCTURES, state of the art contributions on dry or partially saturated rock or soil, soil-structure interaction, interfaces, thermal effects, ultimate load evaluation, safety assessment, optimization, with or without direct connection to ZSOIL.PC, can be submitted any time before July10.2011. Notification of acceptance will be given on/before Julye 15.2011 . Presentations in final form or paper equivalent will be due 29.8.2011, for distribution to participants.
Please submit abstracts to info@zace.com.

WHO ATTENDS

Engineers and developpers interested or confronted with the need to perform accurate numerical simulations or optimizations for complex underground , above ground or combined constructions have an opportunity to exchange experience, see state of the art presentations of recent case studies and get a comprehensive introduction to numerical simulations in 2D or 3D, in particular with ZSOIL.PC , in dry or partially saturated rock or soil, with full structural capabilities, soil-structure interaction, interfaces, thermal effects, ultimate load evaluation, continuous safety assessment, including creep, swelling, dilation, dynamics etc.
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WHAT IS Z_SOIL.PC
ZSOIL.PC is a complete user-friendly 2D/3D finite element package for soil, rock and soil-structure analysis available and used worldwide since 1985, and continuously upgraded. The program was developed at Zace Services Ltd, by a team of engineers with research experience at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, UC Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, Purdue University, Cracow University of Technology, Stanford University . The aim is to provide civil engineers with a simple tool to accurately support geomechanical and structural engineering analysis, dimensioning and optimization.
Since ZSOIL.PC first came out in 1985 it has steadily gained acceptance among practitioners as well as teachers and researchers on all continents.
The meeting will be an opportunity for ZSOIL.PC users to exchange experience and ideas.

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:


DAY 1 AM 09:00 ROOM EPFL CM 5 CHAIR:

09:00 Introduction

INVITED LECTURE: to be announced

Contributed papers

10:00-17:30 announced speakers(provisional):
S. Commend, I.Ji, F.Geiser, A.Mellal, R. Obrzud, K.Podles, L.Sousa, R.Taherzadeh, A.Truty, A.Urbanski, Th.Zimmermann,

19:00 speakers dinner: by invitation only.


DAY 2 AM 09:00 ROOM EPFL CM 5 CHAIR:

TECHNICAL LECTURES

09:00-10:20 R. Obrzud, GeoMod, Lausanne: The Hardening Small Strain model in ZSOIL 2011

10:20 BREAK

10:40--12:00 A.Truty, Zace Services Ltd: Dynamic capabilities in ZSOIL 2011

12:00 LUNCH BREAK

14:00 PM CHAIR:

14:00-16:00 K.Podles, Zace Services Ltd: Tackling large problems with ZSOIL 2011

16:00 BREAK



16:30-17:30 CM 5 (free entry) CHAIR: Th.Zimmermann


Introduction: Th.Zimmermann

*****Public presentation of ZSOIL PC V2011 by A.Truty & K.Podles*****

17:30-18:30 COCKTAIL

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FEE: 200.- EUR( free for ALOG members, & site licencees, 50% discount for ZSOIL owners ), includes access to the conference, transactions, cocktail reception, a copy of the book with selected invited and contributed papers. Please prepay to Zace Services Ltd, account121242-82-1, Credit Suisse,
rue du Lion d'Or, 1002 LAUSANNE, , IBAN CH51 0483 5012 1242 8200 1 , BIC: CRESCHZZ10A .
PARKING: Contact Accueil EPFL at 021 693 4007, or on site, for parking tickets.

REGISTRATION CONTACT: info@zace.com
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Fee:200 EUR Free for speakers(subject to acceptance)

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