SaltMech IX

12th September 2018 to 14th September 2018




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The 9th Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Salt (SaltMech IX) will take place from September 12 – 14, 2018 at the BGR in Hannover, Germany.

The conference will be organised jointly by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) Hannover, the Institute of Geomechanics (IfG) Leipzig and the Technical University of Clausthal (TUC).

Launched in 1981, the series of SaltMech Conferences serves to exchange research findings and practical experiences regarding the mechanical behavior of rock salt for the safe use in mining, storage and waste disposal.

Preliminary Topics

The list of preliminary conference topics includes:

  • Laboratory Testing
  • Field Investigations
  • Constitutive Modeling
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Micromechanics
  • Geology of Salt Formations
  • Waste Disposal (nuclear or toxic wastes)
  • Geological and Geotechnical Barriers
  • Salt Caverns
  • Mining

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: August 4, 2017

Comments to authors: February 2, 2018

Final paper submission deadline: March 2, 2018

Registration opens: March 12, 2018

Late registration deadline: July 31, 2018

Notification of abstract acceptance: September 15, 2017

Full paper submission deadline: November 30, 2017

Conference dates: September 12-14, 2018

More information

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