Microdynamic Modelling of Ice and related materials

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8th – 11th of May 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.


During the workshop we will focus on modelling microdynamics of ice and related materials. For that we would like to encourage the interdisciplinary exchange between Ice-Community and Microstructural Modelling community (Elle-platform and related numerical modelling). This will help to merge research and define future joint research fields not only in building up new ways to model the microdynamics of deformation and flow of ice.


Day 1:

  • Excursion: One day excursion into the Southern and Central Highlands of Scotland between the Great Glen and the Highland Border fault.

Day 2:

  • State of the art and open questions in ice microstructure research
  • Review of microstructural research in rocks and engineering materials
  • Numerical modelling of microstructures – basic strategies

Day 3:

  • Applications of numerical modelling of microstructures in ice and other materials
  • Discussion and planning – future research directions, collaborations

Day 4:

  • Open Programming Session


Daniel Koehn (University of Glasgow, UK)
Paul Bons (University of Tübingen, Germany)
Ilka Weikusat (AWI, Bremerhaven, Germany)
Hans de Bresser (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Albert Griera (University of Barcelona, Spain)


Please contact Daniel for registration: daniel.koehn@ges.gla.ac.uk


For invited speakers twin rooms are booked in the Pond Hotel.


The workshop will take place in the East Quadrangle in the old building of the University of Glasgow.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Whether you crave cosy campus living or big city excitement you’ll be inspired by the excellent location of the University in the friendly West End of Glasgow.Two miles from city centre, which is easily accessed by subway, bus or on foot, the West End is home to cafés and bars hidden down cobbled lanes, world-famous restaurants and comedy clubs blended with a mix of boutique shops and Victorian architecture – all underpinned by museums, galleries and parks.

University of Glasgow
School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
East Quadrangle, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland