Announcement of the Summer School on Landslides and Debris Flow, 2013
Landslides and debris flow pose serious threats in mountainous terrains. The combination of high speed and enormous debris mass has devastating effects, pointing at the importance of reliable predictions. Yet serious insufficiencies in our knowledge and hence in the computational modelling of landslides and debris flow have to be admitted. The multi–phase and –scale nature of debris with varying composition in space and time due to complex segregation phenomena calls for an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together expertise from fields like engineering, geotechnics, physics, and environmental management.
The MUMOLADE EU network is inviting young researchers working in these fields to participate in this Summer School. A main objective is to provide high quality training to a new generation of multidisciplinary researchers, capable of working in the challenging field of advanced modelling of landslides and debris flow. This one week school is held at the BOKU (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna). An extended lecture on computational plasticity as well as lectures in the fields of advanced soil mechanics, testing and modeling of unsaturated soils, and continuum modelling of granular flows down an incline will be provided.
List of key lecturers
Prof. Ronaldo Borja, Stanford University, USA
Prof. Pierre Delage, Ecole des ponts ParisTech, France
Prof. Chung Fang, NCKU University, Taiwan
Prof. Claudio Tamagnini, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy