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Installation talk

I have recently recorded an ‘Installation Talk’ entitled “THMC modelling of bentonite: Nuclear waste repositories safety barriers”. See it below:

In case you found it interesting, and would like to have more information, or collaborate on the subject, please do not hesitate to contact me at my Aalto email, search for Wojciech Solowski, Aalto to find it.

Also, hope all of you will have good time during the coming holiday season and let me wish you all the very best for the New Year 2021!

The Installation Talk has been recorded by Aalto University, as I have been tenured at Aalto and promoted to Associate Professor. Many thanks for all those who were involved!

Intensive course on Geomechanics of Failures

Dr Núria Pinyol, Associate Research Professor at UPC BarcelonaTech is currently a visitor at Aalto, thanks to the support of UPC and the EU Erasmus+Teaching Mobility Grant. It is my great pleasure that in the beginning of September, we are holding an Intensive course on Geomechanics of Failures together at Aalto. Everyone is welcome!

You can register for the course in the Aalto system. In case you are from outside, please let me know at my Aalto University email and I will register you so you can attend the course.

The course will cover three important case studies:

Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral – case study related to settlements calculations and interaction between neighbouring structures

Vajont landslide – case study related to the behaviour of large landslides and slope stability calculations

Barcelona port caisson failure – case study related to the pore pressure build-up due to cyclic loading in undrained conditions.

The lectures are related to Geomechanics of failures by Puzrin et al. 2009  (chapters 1 & 5) and Geomechanics of failures: advanced topics by Alonso et al. 2010  (chapters 2 & 5).

The course page is currently not very up to date, but more information will be given here.