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One day course: 26th May 2014

Price: 80 €

 including lunch and coffee-breaks

 

 

 

Director: José Delgado Rodrigues. Geologist, Principal Research Officer, LNEC-Portugal

 

Rock mechanics solutions for ornamental rock protection & archaeological site conservation

This course aims to provide a dialogue between rock mechanics and conservation of architectural and archaeological sites with the objective of identifying, in the field of geotechnical engineering, analysis and application technologies or novel theoretical premises able to characterize, diagnose and treat the conservation problems of the rocks used in architectural and archaeological heritage.

 

Participants are invited to deliver a presentation of their problems or case studies for discussion.

 

Schedule: 09:30 am - 2:00 pm | 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Program schedule

 

09.30 Presentation of the course. J. Delgado, LNEC-Portugal (ret.)

10.00-11.00 Geological information for monuments preservation: from macro to micro scales. J. Delgado, LNEC-Portugal (ret.).

11.00-12.00 Physical and mechanical characterization: limitations on the study of rocks used in cultural heritage. T. Rivas, ETSI Minas, Universidad de Vigo-Spain.

12.00-12.30 Coffee break

12.30-13.30 Evaluation of treatments for conservation and restoration of ornamental rocks. M.J. Mosquera, Department of Chemistry-Physics, University of Cádiz, Spain.

13.30-14:00 Roundtable

14.00-15.30 Lunch

15.30-16.30 Modelling of masonry structures. J. Lemos, researcher of LNEC-Portugal.

16.30-17.00 Coffee break

17.00-18.00 Rock mechanics methodologies for the mechanical characterization of masonry structures. J. Muralha, researcher of LNEC-Portugal.

18.00 Presentation of issues by the participants and discussion roundtable.

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Two day course: 25th – 26th May 2014

Price: 750 €

including lunch and coffee-breaks

 

Schedule: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm| 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Numerical Modelling in Rock Engineering

The objective of this course is to provide a background on the numerical modelling for rock engineering problems using two and three-dimensional finite element tools. The participants will be provided with Phase2 and RS3, state of the art 2- and 3-dimensional geotechnical software which are being used around the world.

 

Module I: Introduction to Finite Element Method for geotechnical problems
  • Model development (construction of geometry, meshing, loads and boundary conditions, analysis options)
  • Material models and constitutive relations
  • Interpretation of results

 

Module I: Introduction to Finite Element Method for geotechnical problems

 

 

Module II: Analysis of underground excavations using a two-dimensional approach (Phase2)
  • Support types (bolts, liner, structural elements)
  • Model development
  • Interpretation of results

 

 

Module II: Analysis of underground excavations using a two-dimensional approach (Phase2)

 

 

Module III: Support design for tunnels using three-dimensional FE tools (RS3)
  • Model development (construction of geometry, meshing, loads and boundary conditions, analysis options)
  • Material models and constitutive relations
  • Interpretation of results

 

 

Module III: Support design for tunnels using three-dimensional FE tools (RS3)

 

 

Module IV: Continuum numerical modelling for jointed rock mass problems (Phase2)
  • Application of FEM to jointed rock mass problems
  • Implicit vs. Explicit joint modelling
  • Modelling of Discrete Fracture Networks (DFN)

 

 

Module IV: Continuum numerical modelling for jointed rock mass problems (Phase2)

 

 

Module V: Rock slope stability analysis using shear strength reduction method (Phase2 & RS3)
  • Application of FEM to slope stability analysis
  • Shear Strength Reduction approach
  • Deep seated slope failure
  • Blocky rock mass slopes

 

 

Module V: Rock slope stability analysis using shear strength reduction method (Phase2 & RS3)

 

 

Module VI: Groundwater analysis (Phase2 & RS3)
  • Saturated-Unsaturated transient groundwater analysis
  • Permeability functionsBoundary conditions
  • Seepage analysis of staged excavations

 

 

Module VI: Groundwater analysis (Phase2 & RS3)

 

 

Module VII: Probabilistic analysis for surface and underground excavations (Phase2)
  • Principles of statistical analysis
  • Probabilistic inputs and outputs
  • ReliabilityInterpretation of statistical results

 

 

Module VII: Probabilistic analysis for surface and underground excavations (Phase2)

 

 

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 - These courses are not included in the fee.  Please, do not forget to select them on the online form -

 

 

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