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Micro to MACRO Mathematical Modelling in Soil Mechanics

  • Pasquale Giovine
  • Paolo Maria Mariano
  • Giuseppe Mortara
Conference proceedings

Part of the Trends in Mathematics book series (TM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. F. J. Alvarez-Borges, B. N. Madhusudhan, D. J. Richards
    Pages 1-9
  3. A. Amorosi, F. Rollo, G. T. Houlsby
    Pages 11-22
  4. Stefanos D. Athanasopoulos, Stephen A. Hall, Joe F. Kelleher, Thilo Pirling, Jonas Engqvist, Johan Hektor
    Pages 23-33
  5. Georgios Birmpilis, Matias Nordin, Jelke Dijkstra
    Pages 49-56
  6. L. Blanc, A. Pol, B. François, A. Delchambre, P. Lambert, F. Gabrieli
    Pages 57-66
  7. Michele Buonsanti
    Pages 67-79
  8. Simona Guglielmi, Federica Cotecchia, Francesco Cafaro, Antonio Gens
    Pages 89-97
  9. Irene Rocchi, Giorgia Di Remigio, Gitte Lyng Grønbech, Varvara Zania
    Pages 109-117
  10. Nuo Duan, Yi Pik Cheng, Jun Wei Liu, Feng Yu
    Pages 119-126
  11. Alessandro Gajo, Francesco Cecinato, Tomasz Hueckel
    Pages 127-133
  12. Amy Getchell, Hailie Swanson, Marika Santagata
    Pages 135-145
  13. Giuseppe M. Grimaldi, Dario M. Pontolillo, Jacopo De Rosa, Enzo Rizzo, Caterina Di Maio
    Pages 159-167
  14. Stephen A. Hall, Ryan C. Hurley, Jonathan Wright
    Pages 169-176
  15. L. Jing, G. C. Yang, C. Y. Kwok, Y. D. Sobral
    Pages 187-194

About these proceedings


This special issue collects selected contributions (excluding general lectures) to a Symposium on "Micro to MACRO Mathematical Modelling in Soil Mechanics", which took place at the University of Reggio Calabria, Italy, from May 29th to June 1st, 2018.

The Symposium provided an opportunity to enhance the scientific debate on the construction of mathematical models for the description of the physical behaviour of soils, as well as on the suggestions provided by the micro-mechanical observation of the matter. The focus was on the comparison between the appropriateness of models and the need of mathematics to obtain rigorous results, which involves know-how from applied mathematical physics, geotechnical engineering and mechanics of solids.

The contributions were selected by the Editors and the other Members of the Scientific Committee of the Symposium: Gianfranco Capriz (Pisa, Roma), Claudio di Prisco (Milan), Wolfgang Ehlers (Stuttgart), James T. Jenkins (Cornell), Stefan Luding (Twente), David Muir Wood (Dundee), Kenichi Soga (Berkeley).


soil mechanics porous materials granular materials discrete element method micro-to-macro modelling

Editors and affiliations

  • Pasquale Giovine
    • 1
  • Paolo Maria Mariano
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Mortara
    • 3
  1. 1.DICEAMUniversity MediterraneaReggio CalabriaItaly
  2. 2.DICeAUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  3. 3.DICEAMUniversity MediterraneaReggio CalabriaItaly

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