Mumolade - Winter School 2015

Winter School on Computational Approaches to Model Multi-phase Porous Materials
19th to 23rd of January 2015
University of Padova, Italy

Landslides and debris flow pose serious threats in mountainous terrains. The combination of high speed and enormous debris mass has devastating effects, pointing at the importance of reliable predictions. Yet serious insufficiencies in our knowledge and hence in the computational modelling of landslides and debris flow have to be admitted. The multi-phase and multi-scale nature of flow-type fast landslides with varying composition in space and time due to complex segregation phenomena calls for an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together expertise from fields like engineering, geomechanics, physics, and environmental management.

The MUMOLADE initial training network is inviting young researchers working in these fields to participate in this Winter School. A main objective is to provide high quality training to a new generation of multidisciplinary researchers. This one week school is held at the University of Padova, Italy. Extended courses will be provided on computational mechanics for multi-phase porous materials (from physics to coupled mathematical models and their numerical solution with the finite element method, including lectures on hydraulic fracture, DEM and tumor growth modelling), high performance computing and isogeometric analysis. The scientific challenges of Vajont catastrophic landslide (Italy, October 1963) will also be addressed.

Prof. Dariusz Gawin, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
Prof. Rinaldo Genevois, University of Padova, Italy
Prof. Mario Putti, University of Padova, Italy
Prof. Alessandro Reali, University of Pavia, Italy
Prof. Bernhard Schrefler, University of Padova, Italy
Prof. Massimiliano Ferronato, University of Padova, Italy
Prof. Fabio Gabrieli, University of Padova, Italy
Prof. Lorenzo Sanavia, University of Padova, Italy

Grants and Application
The participation fee and travel costs are fully granted. The number of grants is limited 15. For application please contact us over the project’s website here until December 18th, 2014.