Research Units

Multiscale Modeling of Soil and Rock Materials Using X-ray CT

The topic of this research unit is the application of x-ray imaging to engineering, especially for geomaterials (soils, rock, and concrete). X-ray imaging plays a key role for the experimental multi-scale analysis of geomechanics, in that it helps linking the mechanisms occurring at the micro scale to the mechanical behavior observed at the macro scale. The research unit includes three top-ranked groups in geomechanics.


Unit members

  • Japan
    Unit coordinator
    Jun OTANI
    Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
  • France
    Gioacchino VIGGIANI
    Professor, University of Grenoble Alpes
  • USA
    José E. ANDRADE Website
    George W. Housner Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Cecil and Sally Drinkward Leadership Chair, Executive Officer for Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Engineering and Applied Science Division, California Institute of Technology