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4th International Workshop of Young Doctors in Geomechanics


Paris, November 21 - 23, 2012

École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France


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Scope
Organization
Sponsors
Keynote lecturers & Discussion leaders




Contributions
Programme & Proceedings
Workshop coordinators
Location & Accommodation


Scope
Following the previous W(H)YDOC workshops already organised in Paris (2002, 2005, 2008), the scope of W(H)YDOC 12 is to bring together young geotechnical doctors within an informal three days invited Workshop to allow for the presentation of the researches carried out during their PhD thesis. Students completing their last PhD year are also welcomed.

Six internationally well known Professors also participate to the workshop :
Keynote lectures will be given by Profs M. Coop (Hong-Kong), L. Guimaraes (Brasil) and K. Scrivener (Switzerland).
Profs B. Baudet (Hong-Kong), H. Di Benedetto (France) and M. Karstunen (UK, SW) will also participate as discussion leaders.

A W(H)YDOC Prize will be given to the best presentation made during the workshop.
Proceedings containing the extended abstracts will be printed and made available on the web.

The Workshop is aimed at favouring informal and constructive exchanges about recent research results and ideas.


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Organization

No specific research topics are suggested, in order to highlight the variety of the researches presently carried out in the invited universities.
The number of contributions has been limited so as to allow for individual presentations and discussions of all contributions.
The official language is English.

Six sessions have been foreseen on the three days workshop, each day workshop will be opened by an invited keynote lecture held by an eminent scientist.
Sessions will be coordinated and animated by a discussion leader (professor) and a secretary (young doctor).
Scheduled time for the presentations is 35 minutes, each session will be followed by 20 minutes of discussion.

The participation to the workshop is free, any interested person is warmly encouraged to attend the Workshop (accomodation and lunches are provided to speakers and discussion leaders).

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Partners
The universities that agreed up to now to participate to W(H)YDOC 12 are listed below: 
Université de Liège
Belgium
Universidade de Brasília
Brasil
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Brasil
City University of Hong-Kong
China
Tsinghua University
China
University of Hong-Kong
China
Czech Technical University
Czech Republic
École des Ponts ParisTech
France
École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État
France
Université Joseph Fourier
France
TU Delft
Netherlands
Lodz University of Technology
Poland
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Spain
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Spain
Chalmers University of Technology
Sweden
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Switzerland
University of Strathclyde
UK
GeorgiaTech
USA


Sponsors

The following sponsors are gratefully acknowledged for their support :

Ecole des Ponts
SIE



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ALERT Geomaterials
Marie Curie Actions
GEO-EXCEL (EC FP7 IRSES)



EFB cathie associates kayson



Lafarge* Sanchez Technologies Sols mesures



* This workshop has been partially financed by the Chair "Materials Science for Sustainable Construction" supported by Lafarge.
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Keynote lectures
Prof. Matthew Coop
City University of Hong Kong, China
Prof. Leonardo Guimaraes
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil

Prof. Karen Scrivener
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland


Discussion leaders

Prof. Béatrice Baudet
University of Hong Kong, China

Prof. Hervé Di Benedetto
École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), Lyon, France

Prof. Minna Karstunen
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
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Contributions
A 4 to 6 pages abstract will be provided by all PhD contributors so as to edit and print a volume of Proceedings to be distributed to all participants.

Click here to download the template.


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Programme & Proceedings

Click here to download the programme.

Click here to download the proceedings.

Some presentations and photos can be dowloaded here.


Workshop Coordinators
  Pierre Delage
Siavash Ghabezloo
Jean-Michel Pereira
Matthieu Vandamme

 Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Laboratoire Navier - CERMES (France)

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Location & Accommodation 
The workshop will be held at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Champs-sur-Marne, in the east of Paris.
How to go there.

Ecole des Ponts ParisTech
Laboratoire Navier -  CERMES (Geotechnical Group)
6-8 av. Blaise Pascal 
F-77420 Champs-sur-Marne
Tel.: +33 1 64 15 35 43
e-mail: armelle.fayol-AT-enpc.fr

ENPC can be easily reached by train from station "Chatelet - Les Halles" in the centre of Paris (RER A, Direction "Chessy - Marne la Vallée", stop in Station "Noisy-Champs").
Train travel (RER A and B) between
ENPC and Charles de Gaulle (CDG) or Orly (ORY) airports takes at least 1h30.
Metro and train network map.


Maximum taxi fare between both airports and ENPC is about 60 Euros in day time and 80 Euros in the evening or night.
Note that during peak hours (8-10 AM and 5-8 PM) travelling by taxi can take up to 2 hours.

Accommodation

Accomodation for young doctors will be provided close to ENPC Champs-sur-Marne. Professors will be located close to Paris.

Other attendees may book at Hotel IBIS Champs sur Marne, in the low cost Hotel Formule 1
or any hotel preferably located east of Paris, close to the RER A train line (Train Stations "Gare de Lyon", "Nation", "Vincennes") e.g. IBIS budget.

Early booking is recommended.

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Presentations and Pictures
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Keynote Lecture
The influence of geology/geological history on the mechanics of soils
Prof. Matthew Coop - City University of Hong Kong

The W(H)YDOC 12 prize was awarded to Anna Ramon for her presentation:
Crystal growth under bridge foundations

Anna Ramon - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Thermal effect characterisation in the excavation damaged zone around tunnels for nuclear waste disposal in argillaceous rocks
Arnaud Dizier - Université de Liège
Deformation of air-entrained cement paste saturated with Sodium Chloride solution under freeze-thaw action
Qiang Zeng - Tsinghua University
Modeling fracture behavior of cement paste based on its microstructure
Zhiwei Qian - Delft University of Technology
Microstructural Modeling of Alkali-Silica Reaction
Alain Giorla - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
On C-S-H building block properties as obtained from nanoindentation of cement paste
Denis Davydov - Czech Technical University in Prague
Characterising sand deformation at the micro-scale in three dimensions
Edward Andò - Grenoble-INP / UJF-Grenoble
Morphological analysis and numerical homogenization: application to cement paste
Sébastien Brisard - Ecole des Ponts ParisTech
Multiphase modeling of concrete: hydration and associated thermo-hygro-mechanical phenomena
Giuseppe Sciumè - University of Padua / ENS Cachan
Insights into the behavior of clay and supercritical CO2
Nicolas Espinoza - Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Modelling internal curing in concrete
Mateusz Wyrzykowski  - EMPA / Lodz University of Technology
An unsaturated soil model accounting for hydromechanical coupling based on bounding surface plasticity concept
Mathilde Morvan - Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat