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First International Conference on the Material Point Method for Modelling Large Deformation and Soil–Water–Structure Interaction (MPM2017)

We are delighted to invite you to join us at the First International Conference on the Material Point Method for “Modelling Large Deformation and Soil–Water–Structure Interaction” organised by the Anura3D MPM Research Community in January 2017 in Delft. This is the first conference following a series of international workshops and symposia previously held in Padova (2016), Barcelona (2015), Cambridge (2014) and Delft (2013).

The aim of the conference is to provide an international forum for presenting and discussing the latest developments in both the fundamental basis and the applicability of state-of-the-art computational methods that can be effectively used for solving a variety of large deformation problems in geotechnical and hydraulic engineering. Special focus is on the numerical modelling of interaction between soils, water and structures where the interface and transition between solid and fluid behaviour plays an essential role.

For more information and the latest news regarding the conference programme and registration, please regularly visit our website at www.mpm2017.eu.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Delft in January 2017!
The MPM 2017 Organising Committee


Anura3D MPM Research Community

Numerical modelling and simulation of large deformations and soil–water–structure interaction using the material point method (MPM)

The Anura3D MPM Research Community is a collaboration of seven equal partners:


Together they have vast experience in experimental and numerical modelling of geotechnical and hydraulic problems. The Anura3D Software, a 3D implementation of the material point method (MPM), is developed and used alongside field and laboratory experiments for understanding the physics involved in soil–water–structure interaction. MPM is a point-based continuum method and closely related to the finite element method (FEM). It can be used for analysing multiphase dynamic and quasi-static problems involving large deformations such as installations (piles, CPTs, anchors, spudcans), tunnel face stability, land- and submarine slides, breaching and liquefaction, consolidation of soft soils, erosion and sedimentation.

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CIMNE (International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering) is granting free licences for the academic purposes of the Anura3D MPM Research Community. The Anura3D Software of the MPM Research Community is using GiD as pre-processing software and for mesh generation. The support of CIMNE is greatly acknowledged.