A seminar by Nicolas Mastio at ENSG, Nancy, room G201

On Friday 10th of November, 1:00 pm.

A geomechanical model is usually contained inside a rectangular box shape. Displacements on the edges are fixed in some direction in order to impose the model to keep his shape. This kind of boundary conditions are called Dirichlet boundary conditions. Nevertheless, this kind of boundary conditions create boundary effects. Rather than imposing the ground to be contained in a rectangular box, a geomechanical model could be better represented by a semi infinite volume. Such a representation obviously cannot be solved by the finite element method, but Neumann boundary conditions can be found in the rectangular box which mimic the semi infinite extention of the model.

I will present the bibliography and the method I intend to use and I hope to present the results at the end of the year.