From November 10 to 12, the 3rd International Symposium on Multi-Scale Geomechanics&Geo-engineeringhosted by the Committee on Young Scholars and Students, and the Professional Committee of Surface Rock Engineering of Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering, and organized by State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics& Deep Underground Engineering of Tongji University, and Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was held in Shanghai, attracting more than 100 experts, scholars, researchers, and practitioners in geomechanicsand geo-engineering from a dozen of countries.
Focusing on the theme of “challenges and new progress of multi-scale and multi-field coupling in geomechanics and geo-engineering”, the Symposium conducted in-depth discussion on such topics as new methods of multiscale test of geomechanics, new methods for indoor and field tests in the process of multi-field coupling, multiscale mechanical property and constitutive model of rock-soil mass, multi-scale and multi-field coupling numerical analysis and simulation on the problem of damage and instability of material structure of rock-soil mass, and innovative engineering application of multi-scale and multi-field coupling theories. Ph. D. Han Yixuan, and deputy chief engineer Wang Ganlin of JSTIGroup were invited to attend the Symposium. At the meeting, Mr. Wang Ganlin delivered a keynote speech of RESEARCH ON DESIGN METHOD FOR COMPOSITE GROUND WITH VARYING RIGIDITY IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTIONS. During the meeting, the two experts made extensive exchanges with the present experts and scholars on development of antiseep materials for tunnels, long-term performance study on concrete materials, and slope stability computation and numerical modeling, etc.
After the meeting, some experts and scholars visited the construction site of Shanghai Riverside Passageway & River-Crossing Tunnel Project. (Han Yixuan, GeShenglan)
Having been held for three years in a row since its initiation in 2014, the International Symposium on Multi-Scale Geomechanics&Geo-engineering is committed to providing a platform for exchange and discussion on multi-scale and multi-field coupling research of major geomechanics and geo-engineering issues and underground engineering and stability in complex geological environment, such as development and construction of transportation infrastructures and hydroelectric projects, in-depth exploitation and storage of resources, nuclear waste processing, etc. JSTIGroup has been active in getting involved, and hopes to undertake the meeting to reach more technical consensus with international experts through academic exchange, with a view to contributing to research on underground engineering safety and stability in complex geological environment of China.