12th International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials
22nd – 26th of June
The Executive Committee is looking forward to welcoming you at the 12th International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials - IWBDG2020. In accordance with the workshop’s objective to promote insight in bifurcation and degradation in geomaterials, scientists are invited to present recent advances in instabilities, localized and diffuse failure, multiscale, multiphysics, micromechanical modeling and other related topics. A major goal is also to promote the link between theoretical and applied mechanics with engineering applications in traditional and in emerging fields, such as geomechanics for the Energy and the Environment. The meeting encourages, in particular, the participation of Young Researchers at the doctoral and post-doctoral levels by applying moderate registration fees.
Interests on localization and instabilities in the field of geomechanics date back in the early 1980’s when the first International Workshop on Localization of Soils was organized in Karlsruhe, Germany, February 1988. The first event created such enthusiasm and interest in the fundamental aspects of bifurcation theory to soils, that a second workshop followed suit in Gdansk, Poland, in September 1989. The topic later extended to rock mechanics at the third international workshop in Aussois, France, in September 1993.
The interest grew steadily and the scope was expanded to instabilities and degradations in geomaterials at the workshops that were held in Gifu Japan, September 1997; Perth Australia, November 1999; Minneapolis USA, June 2002; Crete Greece, June 2005; Lake Louise Canada, May 2008; Porquerolles Island France, May 2011; and Hong Kong, May 2014 and Limassol, Cyprus, May 2017.