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Short Course 2014

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A 3-D program for thermo-hydro-mechanical analysis in geological media
(4th-6th June 2014)

Dep. Geotechnical Engineering & Geosciences
C/ Jordi Girona Salgado 1-3,
Building D2, 2nd Floor,
Room 201
08034 Barcelona


CODE_BRIGHT is a general-purpose finite element program developed by the Department of Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences of the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (DIT-UPC) for the analysis of coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) phenomena in geological media.

The development of CODE_BRIGHT started in 1990 with the purpose of modelling the response of saline materials in the context of deep nuclear waste disposal. The initial capabilities were soon extended to include a wider range of geological materials and, in particular, unsaturated soils. General transport processes and their interaction with the material mechanical behaviour were added in order to develop a generalised tool for THM analysis. CODE_BRIGHT has been extensively verified and validated in international benchmark exercises. It has been applied to the analysis of different geoenvironmental schemes and waste disposal designs. In the recent past many other relevant geotechnical problems involving saturated/ unsaturated flow and stress strain behaviour have been analysed with the help of CODE_BRIGHT. The course will provide an appropriate coverage of theoretical background, numerical aspects, details of problem solving and examples of application.

CODE_BRIGHT is backed by a detailed reference and Tutorial Manual, a description of the Theoretical Bases and a publication on Validation Exercises solved with the code. Course material includes the Theoretical Background and Validation documents as well as a copy of relevant publications.


First day (4th June 2014)
09:30-09:45 Presentation
09:45-10:45 Fundamentals. Basic laws and THM balance equations
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:15 Mechanical constitutive laws I. Behaviour of unsaturated soils
12:15-12:45 General structure of CODE_BRIGHT and capabilities
12:45-13:00 Tutorial example. User interface. Pre-processing and Post-processing (GiD)
13:00-15:00 Lunch
15:00-18:00 Tutorials: Linear problems (Foundation, Heat flow, Drainage around a trench, Gas flow and injection, conservative contaminant migration)
Second day (5th June 2014)
09:30-10:30 Mechanical constitutive laws II. Behaviour of unsaturated hard soils and soft rocks
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Barcelona Basic Model in coupled flow-deformation problems
11:30-12:00 Barcelona Expansive Model in coupled flow-deformation problems
12:00-12:30 Boundary conditions. Constant flow, constant pressure. Excavation/construction
12:30-13:00 Boundary conditions. Soil-atmosphere interaction
13:00-15:00 Lunch
15:00-18:00 Tutorials: Advanced problems (DAM, Mock-up test)
Third day (6th June 2014)
09:30-10:00 Applications I. Geotechnical problems
10:00-10:30 Applications II. Geotechnical problems
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Applications III. Environmental problems
11:30-12:00 Applications IV. Environmental problems
12:00-12:30 Applications V. Waste disposal problems
12:30-13:00 Applications VI. Waste disposal problems


The course will be held at the Department of Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences (UPC) from June 4th to June 6th, 2014.



Department of Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences
C/ Jordi Girona Salgado 1-3,
Building D2,
2nd Floor,
Room 201
08034 Barcelona


The registration fee is 200,00€. UPC students that belong to the METES (Màster d'Enginyeria del Terreny i Enginyeria Sísmica) should register via Secretary of the Master Program (Department of Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences).

Participants are encouraged to bring their personal computers to be used during tutorial sessions.



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