7th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials

Strathclyde's Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow, UK
26th – 28th June 2019

Under the auspices of the ISSMGE Technical Committee TC101 Laboratory Stress Strain Strength Testing of Geomaterials

The TC101 of the ISSMGE is pleased to announce the 7th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials to be held in 2019 in Glasgow. The Symposium is co-organised by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and the University of Bristol. Building on the tradition of previous Symposia from Sapporo in 1994 to Buenos Aires in 2015, IS-Glasgow 2019 will bring together researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in geomaterial testing.


Paperback Proceedings Available to Order

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Technical Core Themes

Advanced laboratory and field testing of geomaterials in saturated and unsaturated states

  • Novel sensors for laboratory testing
  • Advances in laboratory testing technique
  • Digital image and PIV analysis
  • Advances in ground investigation and field monitoring
  • Geophysical methods
  • Advanced sampling
  • Particle-scale experimental observation
  • Behaviour at geotechnical interfaces
    • Special Call for Abstracts on Behaviour at Geotechnical Interfaces - Call Information

From laboratory testing to constitutive and numerical modelling

  • Constitutive modelling of geomaterials
  • Numerical modelling of boundary value problems
  • Physical modelling
  • Anisotropy and localisation
  • Time dependent responses (ageing, creep)
  • Cyclic and dynamic behaviour
  • Soil stabilisation (lime, cement, geopolymers, biopolymers, alkaline activation)
  • Soil improvement via biological and chemical processes
  • Thermal behaviour
  • Frozen soils including hydrates
  • Mixtures (soils with inclusions)
  • Soil-plant interaction

Application of advanced testing to practical geotechnical engineering

  • Integrated site characterisation
  • Performance evaluation of geotechnical structures
  • Field monitoring and observational method
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