5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics on the 50th Anniversary of Karl von Terzaghi's Death


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After two Biot conferences in the USA (University of Oklahoma 2005 and Columbia University 2009), the premier Poromechanics conference series will return back to Europe (where the first Biot conference took place in Biot's Alma Mater in Louvain, Belgium, in 1998, followed by the second one in Grenoble in 2002):

The 5th BIOT Conference on Poromechanics (BIOT-5) will be held at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Vienna, Austria, July 10-12, 2013. In 2013 it seems appropriate to commemorate the “grandfather” of poromechanics, Karl von Terzaghi (1883-1963), the founder of consolidation experiments and theoretical soil mechanics in general, who, from 1929 to 1939, had his "home base" as a full professor of the Vienna University of Technology.

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