Numerical modelling of fracture processes in geomaterials: smeared and discrete approaches

The topic of Professor De Borst's lectures will be "Numerical modelling of fracture processes in geomaterials: smeared and discrete approaches". Professor De Borst will treat in detail the various smeared and discrete numerical approaches that have been developed for capturing fracture processes in concrete, rocks and soils. This will be first done for 'dry' geomaterials, and then Professor De Borst will extend the discussion to fluid-saturated porous media.