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 coordinatorJun OTANIProfessor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto UniversityJapan
Gioacchino VIGGIANIProfessor, University of Grenoble AlpesFrance
José E. ANDRADE WebsiteGeorge 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 TechnologyUSA