26th ISRM online lecture by Dr José Lemos at 10 a.m. GMT, 26 June 2019

martin Dear ISRM Members and Rock Mechanics Colleagues,

For the 26th ISRM Online Lecture the ISRM invited Dr José Vieira de Lemos, from the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC), Portugal . The title of the lecture is “ Discrete element modelling of dam foundations ”. It will be broadcast on Wednesday, 26 June, at 10 AM GMT and will remain available in the online lectures dedicated webpage .

Dr José Lemos is a Principal Researcher at LNEC (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering) in Lisbon, Portugal. He holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Porto and a PhD in Rock Mechanics from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He has a long experience in the development of numerical models and their application in rock engineering. He has focused mainly on discontinuum approaches, having been involved in the development of Itasca's Distinct Element codes UDEC and 3DEC since the 1980s .

At LNEC, Dr Lemos has conducted research on the modelling of various geomechanical and structural problems, and has been involved in safety assessment studies for concrete arch dams, their foundations and underground works. He was Head of the Numerical Modelling Division (2002-2010) and of the Concrete Dams Department (2010-2013). His current research interests, besides rock mechanics modelling, include the application of DEM to examine the dynamics of other types of blocky structures, namely historical masonry .

Previous ISRM Online Lectures  were given by Wulf Schubert, John Hudson, Pierre Duffaut, Eduardo Alonso, John Read, Herbert Einstein, Shunsuke Sakurai, Resat Ulusay, Dick Stacey, Jean Sulem, Nick Barton, Ove Stephansson, Peter Kaiser, Walter Wittke, Nielen van der Merwe, Giovanni Barla, Charles Fairhurst, Marc Panet, Xia-Ting Feng, Milton Kanji, Laura Pyrak-Nolte,  Hĺkan Stille, Maurice Dusseault, Claudio Ollala and Derek Martin .
The lecture will remain online so that those unable to attend at this time will be able to do it later. As usual, the attendees will be able to ask questions to the lecturer by e-mail during the subsequent five days. All online lectures are available from  this page .

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