Browse Category: Material Point Method

New Journal Paper: GIMP modelling of large deformation problems including strain-rate effects – Application to penetration and progressive failure problems

Quoc Anh Tran, doctoral student working in the Academy of Finland project on landslide modelling, managed to get a journal paper published in Computers & Geotechnics. The paper shows number of improvements in landslides modelling with the Material Point Method. Those include strain rate dependent, structure dependent Mohr-Coulomb model for undrained analysis. We also  used a simple non-local formulation for the shear-band thickness (Pinyol et al. 2017), which reduces mesh dependence. After validation, the paper shows some – I dare to say – rather nice simulation of a Saint-Monique landslide.

The paper is open access, download it from here:


Workshop in Trondheim

International Workshop on Landslides in Sensitive Clays

We have recently been in Trondheim, the truly charming city with Nidaros cathedral, famous for its organs. The reason was the Workshop, where Quoc Anh Tran had a very nice presentation on MPM simulation of sensitivity test.

The research has been very well received. The paper has been published here. Please contact me or Quoc Anh if you have problems accessing the paper…