We are delighted to invite you to join us at the First International Conference on the Material Point Method for “Modelling Large Deformation and Soil–Water–Structure Interaction” organised by the Anura 3D MPM Research Community in January 2017 in Delft. This is the first conference following a series of international workshops and symposia previously held in Padova (2016), Barcelona (2015), Cambridge (2014) and Delft (2013) in the context of the FP7 Marie-Curie project MPM–DREDGE.
The aim of the conference is to provide an international forum for presenting and discussing the latest developments in both the fundamental basis and the applicability of state-of-the-art computational methods that can be effectively used for solving a variety of large deformation problems in geotechnical and hydraulic engineering. Special focus is on the numerical modelling of interaction between soils, water and structures where the interface and transition between solid and fluid behaviour plays an essential role.
Papers on any aspect of these subjects are most welcome. Active discussion on key topics will be facilitated through invited keynote lectures. In addition, the partners of the MPM–DREDGE project will present the highlights of their research programme, achieved through intense collaboration between industry and academia. The results include validated computational tools based on the material point method to improve the understanding of installation of geocontainers, liquefaction of submarine slopes, landslides and erosion around offshore and near-shore structures.