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SOMEF officially ended on February 2018

SOMEF project officially ended on February 2018 !

Notice that towards the end of the project several research papers were submitted for publication and are currently under review. Thus, more results are on the way to be published !


Presentations of the ALERT Workshop 2017

The presentations of the session :”Must Critical State Theory for Granular Mechanics be Revisited?“, which took place in Aussois during ALERT Workshop 2017 are uploaded in:


SOMEF at 28th ALERT Workshop 02/10-04/10 2017. Aussois

The SOMEF team will present one oral presentation and a poster presentation at the 25th ALERT Workshop in Aussois. Prof. Y.F. Dafalias is co-organizer and keynote speaker on the session: “Must  Critical  State  Theory  for  Granular  Mechanics  be  Revisited?”

SOMEF at EUROMECH Colloquium 572, Constitutive Modelling of Soil and Rock, Innsbruck, Austria, 2016

The SOMEF team will be present with one oral presentations at the EUROMECH Colloquium 572
Constitutive Modelling of Soil and Rock , Austria, 2016 . The conference will be held at Innsbruck, Austria, 2016.

Acta Geotechnica Best paper award 2014

Best paper prize published in 2014 in Acta Geotechnica by editors’ choice under the auspices of US Caterpillar awarded to the paper: “Experimental investigation of shear strength of sands with inherent fabric anisotropy”, Acta Geotechnica 9, 257-275, 2014, by Zhaoxia Tong, Pengcheng Fu, Shaopeng Zhou and Yannis F. Dafalias. The prize consists of $1000 and a certificate.

Lecture of prof. Jacques J. M. Desrues

Prof. Jacques J. M. Desrues will give a lecture entitled : “FROM DISCRETE TO CONTINUUM APPROACH OF BVP IN GEOMECHANICS: FEM-DEM INTEGRATED APPROACH” on Tuesday 18/10/2016 at 15:00.

Prof. Desrues is an invited lecturer of SOMEF project in Greece.

SOMEF at 2016 EMI International Conference in Metz

The SOMEF team will be present with five oral presentations at the 2016 EMI International Conference of ASCE. The conference will be held at the Université de Lorraine, Ile du Saulcy on October 25 – 27, 2016.