Workshop on Volcanic Rocks & Soils
On behalf of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) and of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), the Associazione Geotecnica Italiana (AGI) is pleased to announce that the next international Workshop on Volcanic Rocks & Soilsis held in the island of Ischia, on 24-25 September 2015.
The Workshop on Volcanic Rocks and Soils deals with recent developments and advancements, as well as case histories, in the geotechnical characterization and engineering applications related to volcanic formations. It covers a variety of themes, including:
· Geotechnical characterization under both static and cyclic/dynamic loading conditions, with special regard to structural properties at different scales (microstructural features; field and laboratory characterization; construction materials);
· Geotechnical aspects of natural hazards (slope stability; seismic risk);
· Geotechnical problems of engineering structures (foundations; embankments; excavations and tunnels).
The Workshop occurs in two full days, divided in five sessions devoted to the main Conference topics, and including keynote lectures, selected contributions, and open discussion. Two technical visits take place in the following days at the end of the Workshop.
Info: Tatiana Rotonda, organising committee, http://www.wvrs-ischia2015.it
Proceedings are now available: Volcanic Rocks and Soils, Tatiana Rotonda, Manuela Cecconi, Francesco Silvestri, Paolo Tommasi ISBN 9781138028869