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Anura3D MPM Research Community

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

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

Soil and Rock Mechanics Research Group, Civil Engineering School, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, represented by Prof Eduardo Alonso
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GeoSystems (Geoengineering) Group, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of California Berkeley, United States, represented by Prof Kenichi Soga
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Geotechnical and Environmental Research Group, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, represented by Dr Dongfang Liang
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Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, represented by Prof Wim Uijttewaal
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Unit Geo-engineering and Deltares Software Center, Deltares, Delft, The Netherlands, represented by Simone van Schijndel
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Institute of Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Management, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH), Germany, represented by Prof Jürgen Grabe
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Research Group Geotechnics, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy, represented by Prof Paolo Simonini
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Associated Members

The following institutions are associated members of the Anura3D MPM Research Community:

Geotechnical Engineering and Landslides Research Group, Civil Engineering Department, University of Salerno, Italy, represented by Prof Sabatino Cuomo
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Geotechnical Engineering Group, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Vriginia Tech, Blacksburg, United States, represented by Dr Alba Yerro
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The Anura3D MPM Research Community is collaborating with:

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.