2nd International Numerical Modeling Contest of Rock Mechanics and Engineering (INCR-2022)
Over the past two decades, with the rapid development of computing devices and computing power, various numerical calculation methods have emerged one after another, such as finite element method (FEM), boundary element method (BEM), finite difference method (FDM), discrete element method (DEM), discontinuous deformation method (DDA) and manifold element (NMM). Theses calculation methods have greatly promoted the numerical simulation in rock mechanics and engineering. In 2021, the first International Numerical Modeling Contest of Rock Mechanics and Engineering (INCR 2021) was held successfully and rich organization experience was accumulated. It is our honor to organize the second International Numerical Modeling Contest of Rock Mechanics and Engineering (INCR 2022). INCR 2022 encourages graduate students to conduct open, transparent and extensive verification of existing numerical methods and software for rock mechanics problems. INCR 2022 aims to provide a platform for sharing the experimental and numerical research of rock mechanics problems, and promote the application of numerical simulation in rock mechanics and engineering.
INCR 2022 will be hosted by Commission on Discontinuous Deformation Analysis of International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Commission on Discontinuous Deformation Analysis of Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering, Tianjin University, Nanjing University, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), and Hebei University of Technology.
Notice: Due to the COVID-19, the ICNR panel decided to postpone the contest. It is tentatively postponed for one month, and the detail schedule will be notified later.
Half-opened topic: there are two stages for the numerical modelling on classic rock mechanical problems. The first stage is called "white box" stage, in which a group of experimental data will be provided for the parameter calibration. After the calibration, the team is asked to simulate and predict the results under given conditions. The following stage is "black box". The experimental data and reference numerical results of the "black box" stage will be released after the contest.
Team Members: The competition is open to all full-time/part-time graduate students. A team allows up to three students currently studying at the same university/institute, and there are no restrictions on the school and departments of all participated students.
Team Leader: Choose a member in the team as the team leader, and INCR official will contact with the team through the team leader.
Team Instructor: Each team can invite one faculty of your institute as your instructor.
3.3. Contest rules
Note: The Expert Committee reserves the right to disqualify or reduce reward for teams that violate the rules of the competition.
The first, second and third prizes will be awarded according marking results, and certificates will be issued.
The tasks of INCR are provided by the INCR Panel. If your question and answer can be selected for INCR, the outstanding contribution award will be given to your team.
6. INCR Panel
Prof. Gao-Feng Zhao (China)
Prof. Chun Liu (China)
Prof. Jia-He Lv (China)
Prof. Wen Nie (China)
Prof. Fei Zheng (China)
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