TC105 Geo-mechanics

Geo-Mechanics from Micro to Macro

Host Member Society: USA

Short name: Geo-mechanics (TC105)

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Publications from Micro2MACRO2018 workshop

Here are some publications related to TC105 Geomechanics from Micro and Macro led by Drs. Pasquale Giovine and Giuseppe Mortara of University of Reggio Calabria. The publications originate from the workshop "micro to MACRO mathematical modelling in soil mechanics"

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TC105 report "IAS Workshop on Emerging Scales in Granular Media” held in Hong Kong, 14-16 January 2020

The “IAS Workshop on Emerging Scales in Granular Media” was successfully held at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, 14-16 Jan 2020 (see The workshop was financially supported by HKUST Jockey Cl

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TC105 Micro-to-Macro Blog

TC105 launched a blog that shows some research work done in the area of Micro-to-Macro Geomechanics.

If you have any materials that you would like to share from this blog, please contact the TC105 chair Kenichi Soga. 


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European Working Group on Internal Erosion in Embankment Dams, Levees and Dikes, and their Foundations

We are pleased to invite you to the University of Sheffield to attend the 28th Annual Meeting of the European Working Group on Internal Erosion (EWG‐IE), from 7th to 10th July 2020. Following the EWG-IE-27 in Vancouver in June 2019, the Sheffield meeting will provide a forum fo

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TC105 DEM Round Robin Test

Dear ISSMGE members,

TC105 invites you to join the TC105 Round Robin exercise on DEM simulation.

The discrete element method (DEM) is a powerful tool for to develop fundamental understanding of the behavior of geomaterials at the scale of the individual particles.Altho

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Micro‐Macro Mechanics of Granular Geo‐materials - China‐Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering (Aug 13‐16, 2018, Vienna, Austria)

China‐Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering (Aug 13‐16, 2018, Vienna, Austria)

Special Session organised under auspices of the Technical Committee of Geomechanics under the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, the Technical Committee of Geomechanic

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Symposium "micro to MACRO mathematical modelling in soil mechanics

Dear All

An International Symposium "micro to MACRO mathematical modelling in soil mechanics"  will be held in Reggio Calabria on May 29 – June 1, 2018.


The deadline for the abstract submission is approaching and I hope that you and your cowor

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To promote co-operation and exchange of information about the behaviour of soil grains and granular interactions, so as to clarify the fundamental micro-mechanisms of the behaviour of soils.

1.To promote improved Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) of soil aggregates, through simulations of laboratory tests, especially with regard to the observation of grain crushing and rearrangement.

2.To encourage a micro-structural understanding of significant macroscopic behaviours of both sands and clays, such as compressibility, anisotropy, yielding, creep, cyclic liquefaction, shear rupture and tensile fracture.

3.To open up a discussion on the use of micro-structural measurements to enhance soil characterisation procedures (grading, plasticity index, CPT / SPT etc) and to clarify the selection and use of continuum parameters in geotechnical engineering practice.

Encourage preparation of keynote lectures, state-of-the-art lectures including new technology, round robin tests, blogs, general reports for conferences organized by the International Society, regional conferences and conferences organized by Member societies.

Interact with industry and overlapping organizations working in areas related to the TCs specialist area: - ASCE Granular Materials committee - ALERT (Europe) - GM3 (UK) - National research group - Korean Geotechnical Society - National research group - Chinese Geotechnical Society - National research group - Japanese Geotechnical Society

# Type Full Name Country
1 Chair Kenichi Soga United States
2 Vice Chair Mingjing Jiang China
3 Secretary Yukio Nakata Japan
4 Nominated by TC Chair Jidong Zhao Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
5 Nominated by TC Chair Gioacchino (Cino) Viggiani France
6 Nominated by TC Chair Catherine O'Sullivan United Kingdom
7 Nominated by TC Chair Itai Einav Australia
8 Nominated Member Shuji Moriguchi Japan
9 Nominated Member Luis Vallejo United States
10 Nominated Member Y.H. Wang Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
11 Nominated Member Achim Hettler Germany
12 Nominated Member Mousumi Mukherjee India
13 Corresponding Member Arghya Das India
14 Nominated Member G. Madhavi Latha India
15 Nominated Member Antonio Gens Spain
16 Nominated Member Dariusz Łyżba Poland
17 Nominated Member Marek Lefik Poland
18 Corresponding Member Gang Wang Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
19 Corresponding Member Ryan Hurley United States
20 Corresponding Member Jinhyun Choo Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
21 Nominated Member Jelke Dijkstra Sweden
22 Nominated Member Ali Pak Iran
23 Nominated Member Robert Charlier Belgium
24 Nominated Member Jean-Claude Verbrugge Belgium
25 Nominated Member Ozer Cinicioglu Turkey
26 Nominated Member Mehmet Baris Can Ulker Turkey
27 Nominated Member Pierre Delage France
28 Nominated Member Paulus P. Rahardjo Indonesia
29 Corresponding Member Beatrice Baudet United Kingdom
30 Nominated Member David Frost United States
31 Nominated Member Ivo Herle Czech & Slovak Republics
32 Nominated Member Achilleas Papadimitriou Greece
33 Nominated Member Samir Maghous Brazil
34 Nominated Member J S Vinod Australia
35 Nominated Member David Muir Wood United Kingdom
36 Nominated Member Daniel Barreto United Kingdom
37 Corresponding Member Stefano Utili United Kingdom
38 Nominated Member Gye-Chun Cho South Korea
39 Nominated Member INGRID TOMAC Croatia
40 Nominated Member Rolando Orense New Zealand
41 Corresponding Member Matthew Richard Coop United Kingdom
42 Nominated Member Alessandro Gajo Italy
43 Nominated Member Giuseppe Mortara Italy
44 Corresponding Member Rocco Lagioia Italy
45 Corresponding Member Francesco Calvetti Italy
46 Corresponding Member Matteo Ciantia United Kingdom
47 Nominated Member Zhongxuan Yang China
48 Nominated Member Anne-Catherine Dieudonne Netherlands
49 Nominated Member Panos Papanastasiou Cyprus
50 Corresponding Member TEJAS G. MURTHY India
51 Nominated Member Nicolas Estrada Mejia Colombia
52 Nominated Member Pulpong Pongvithayapanu Thailand
53 Nominated Member Hans Henning Stutz Denmark
54 Nominated Member João Manso Portugal
55 Nominated Member Ignacio González Tejada Spain
56 Nominated Member Ilhan Chang Australia
57 Corresponding Member Alejandro Martinez United States
58 Corresponding Member Sadegh Nadimi United Kingdom
59 Corresponding Member Helen Cheng United Kingdom
60 Corresponding Member Ning Guo China
61 Nominated Member Marius Milatz Germany
62 Corresponding Member Xiaohui Cheng China
63 Nominated Member Hong Lam Dang Vietnam
64 Nominated Member Wei Wu Austria
65 Corresponding Member M.Azizul Moqsud Japan
66 Nominated Member Yosuke Higo Japan
67 Nominated Member Ioannis Stefanou France
68 Nominated Member Mehdi Pouragha Canada
69 Corresponding Member Xi Chen China
70 Corresponding Member Xia Li China
71 Corresponding Member zitao zhang China
72 Nominated Member Meng-Chia Weng Chinese Taipei

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