Online by Zoom and Live at HEIA-FR, Route des Arsenaux 41, 1700 Fribourg, room Ars3.383, Friday 25.8.2023 09.00 – 16.30
Organised by GeoDev Sàrl et ITEC-HEIA Fribourg
Also celebrating 38 years of ZSOIL
Registration is open now: Registration form
Numerical simulation in geomechanics, constitutive aspects, soil-structure interaction and associated structural analysis with emphasis on present and future engineering practice: theory, applications, case studies, failure analyses, optimisation, probabilistic approaches.
The symposium combines invited presentations, and contributions by ZSOIL users and others. It has been taking place every year in late summer over the past twenty years, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Lausanne and newly at Haute Ecole d’Ingénierie et d’Architecture de Fribourg.
09h00-10h45: chair RO
5’ S. Commend Welcome address
35’ Invited lecture: M. Brandtner, A. Poisel: A numerical time travel with stops at different problem statements
25’ G.W. Byun: Dynamic analysis for ground movement due to blast load on NATM tunnel
25’ J. Minini, M. Dupays, S. Commend: Prediction of diaphragm wall displacements using live-bayesian model calibration
15’ Y. Ji: Application of Ultra High Strength Concrete (UHC) Pipe Pile for 200-m super-high-rise building
10h45-11h00: coffee break
11h00-12h30: chair SC
25’ R. Obrzud, R. Maye: Application of thick shells to modeling diaphragm walls in large scale 3D models
25’ M. Preisig: Theory, application and validation of interface elements
25’ A. Truty: Estimating Hardening Soil model parameters for sands based on CPTU tests and laboratory experimental evidence
15’ F. Pachla, K. Podleś, A. Urbanski: Numerical Analysis of Historic Masonry Arch Viaduct
12h30-14h: lunch break
14h00-15h15: chair MP
25’ A. Truty: New developments in ZSoil v2023 midyear upgrade. Why do we need full van Genuchten's law, Biot coefficient and modified Bishop effective stress principle?
20’ J. Levkov, L. Léchot: Using conditional random fields to model slope instabilities
20’ M. Delage, G. Jacot-Descombes: Modeling wood joints with Zsoil
15h15-15h30: coffee break
15h30-16h30: chair KP
15’ Y. Ji: Modelling the process of correcting inclination building by jack-up method in Henan Province, China
25’ A. Truty: Heat exchangers in ZSoil 2024
20’ S. Kivell: What's new within ZSoil 2024?
17h-19h: cocktail dinner
Engineers and developers confronted with the need to perform accurate numerical simulations or optimisations for complex underground, above ground or combined constructions have an opportunity to exchange experience, see state of the art presentations of recent case studies and get a comprehensive introduction to numerical simulations in 2D or 3D, with ZSOIL, in dry or partially saturated rock or soil, with full structural capabilities, soil-structure interaction, interfaces, thermal effects, ultimate load evaluation, continuous safety assessment, including creep, swelling, dilation, dynamics, uncertainty quantification with UQlab etc.
ZSOIL is a user-friendly 2D/3D finite element package for soil, rock and soil-structure analysis available and used worldwide since 1985, and continuously upgraded. The program was developed at Zace Services Ltd, by a team of engineers with research experience at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, UC Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, Purdue University, Cracow University of Technology, Stanford University and UC Davis . The aim is to provide civil engineers with a simple tool to accurately support geomechanical and structural engineering analysis, dimensioning and optimisation. Since ZSOIL first came out in 1985 it has steadily gained worldwide acceptance among practitioners as well as teachers and researchers. Today, upto ten free student versions are downloaded every day.
FEE: 200 CHF (free for speakers & HEIA Fribourg affiliates, 50% discount for ZSOIL owners,
10 CHF for students). Registration required.
Please prepay to GeoDev Sarl, Epinettes 32, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland
Payment in CHF to : CREDIT SUISSE (Suisse) SA, CH-1001 Lausanne,
account n° 1294343-91, IBAN CH51 0483 5129 4343 9100 0, BIC/SWIFT CRESCHZZ80A
with mention “ZSOIL symposium”, and your name and affiliation