The group conducts research in the field of computational geomechanics utilizing a variety of methods that include the
- Material point method (MPM),
- Finite element method (FEM), and
- Lattice element method (LEM).
The group applies these methods to both research and consulting applications which include, but are not limited to landslides, slope failures, tunneling, soil-pipeline interactions, geothermal energy, and deep borehole drilling. Please click on the images below to learn more about ongoing work for each method.
Selected Past Research
The following lists provided a short selection of the previously utilized methods and projects completed by the Computational Geomechanics group.