Numerics in Geotechnics and Structures (NiGaS)
|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|
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 )**
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
DAY 1 AM 09:00 ROOM EPFL CM 5 CHAIR:
INVITED LECTURE: to be announced
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:
09:00-10:20 R. Obrzud, GeoMod, Lausanne: The Hardening Small Strain model in ZSOIL 2011
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
16:30-17:30 CM 5 (free entry) CHAIR: Th.Zimmermann
*****Public presentation of ZSOIL PC V2011 by A.Truty & K.Podles*****
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: firstname.lastname@example.org