Several Networking Activities within the GEOLAB project are targeted at educating and training the Next Generation (NG) of researchers and engineers. These candidates will acquire the ability to better assess the added value of physical modelling and use the physical modelling tools in combination with data and numerical modelling for science and engineering.
GEOLAB's First Event
On 2 and 3 December 2021 we had our first “NextGeneration Training Workshop” in the framework of the GEOLAB project.
The workshop was held in CEDEX in Madrid. We had 69 enthusiastic participants, 45 followed us online and 15 participants were funded by the GEOLAB project.
The main goal of this series of workshops is to provide a platform to learn and exchange ideas about the fundamentals and state of the art of sensing and actuation techniques for physical modelling in geotechnics.
We had a number of lectures in 2 days given by professors and researcher from the GEOLAB consortium.
Find Slides from the event in the Attachments section below:
December 2, 2021 (Thursday)
Interactive lecture that considers model design, scaling laws, data acquisition and interpretation methods in a form that helps participants in planning their own experiments carried out by Prof. Anastasopoulos (ETH Zurich).
Finally, a workshop where the participants learn how to plan experiments in different scales, how to acquire relevant data and how to process them – Prof. Dr. Luc Thorel (Universite Gustave Eiffel) and Prof. Dr. Hauke Zachert (Technical University of Darmstadt)
December 3, 2021 (Friday)
Presentation of two case studies using PM to tackle the effects of climate change, geo-hazard and aging on CI conducted by Dr. Suzanne van Eekelen (Deltares) and Dr. José Estaire (CEDEX).
Following that, lectures providing examples of interaction between physical modelling, element testing, and numerical modelling are presented by Dr.Amin Askarinejad (TU Delft), Dr.Stefano Muraro (TU Delft), Prof. Eduardo Alonso (UPC Barcelona).
Find further details in the agenda here:
Workshop slides (Part 1)
Workshop slides (Part 2)