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The Introduction of the Special Issue

Numerical methods play an important role in Science and Engineering. The aim of this special issue is to report and published the latest progress of numerical methods in geomechanics/geosciences. The theoretical development and application of both continuum-based like FEM, FVM, FDM and mesh-free/particle-based methods including MPM, DEM, SPH, LBM are encouraged to submit to this special issue.


The Research Scope of the Special Issue

·Computational mechanics


·Numerical methods

·Numerical modelling

·Constitutive models for geomaterials


The Article Title of the Special Issue

1:Continuum-based numerical methods

2:Application of Continuum-based numerical methods in geomechanics

3:Particle-based methods

4:Application of Particle-based methods in geomechanics

5:Mesh-free methods

6:Application of Mesh-free methods in geomechanics

7:Review of advances in numerical methods in geomechanics


Submission guidelines

All papers should be submitted via the Advances in Geoscience submission system:

Submitted articles should not be published or under review elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to the journal’s standard peer review process. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, scientific merit and relevance to the field of interest of the Special Issue.


Important Dates

Paper Submission Due: September 31 , 2019


The Lead Guest Editor

Min Wang

Dr. Min Wang is a research associate in Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). He started his PhD in the University of Birmingham in Sept. 2012, and obtained PhD at Swansea university in Oct. 2015. Then, Dr Wang did two and half years research in computational geomechanics as an analysis developer at Rockfield Software Ltd before moving to LANL. His research interests include 1) Computational mechanics, like FEM, DEM, LBM, combined FEMDEM; 2) Mechanical-seepage-mass coupling, hydraulic fracture and sand production in petroleum engineering; 3) Experimental and theoretical geomechanics.