The ISRM 2015 Congress on Rock Mechanics in Montreal, Canada, was an eventful conference for Geomechanica. First, we had a full house for our short course on the use of the hybrid finite-discrete element method (FEMDEM) to simulate fracture processes in rocks. If you missed it, we will be presenting similar courses at the upcoming ARMA Rock Mechanics Symposium in San Francisco, USA, and at the ISRM Eurock Conference in Salzburg, Austria.
Next, Dr. Andrea Lisjak was awarded the prestigious Manuel Rocha Medal by the ISRM president, Prof. Xia-Ting Feng, for his excellent PhD thesis. You can watch the award reception on YouTube. Andrea gave his Rocha Medal 2015 lecture during the first plenary session of the conference.
Please get in touch with us if you would like to hear this lecture first-hand or if you have any questions. We are also happy to provide copies of the technical papers we presented at the Congress to any interested parties.