at HEIA Fribourg Switzerland,
Friday 27.8.2021 09.00 – 17.30, Auditorium B30.16
Organised by Zace Services Ltd, Geomod Ltd & ITEC-HEIA Fribourg

36 years ZSOIL.PC

The symposium combines invited presentations, and contributions by ZSOIL users
and others. It has been taking place every year in late summer over the past fifteen
years, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Lausanne and newly at Haute
Ecole d’Ingénierie et d’Architecture de Fribourg.


Numerical simulation in geomechanics, constitutive aspects, soil-structure
interaction and associated structural analysis with emphasis on present and future
engineering practice: theory, applications, case studies, failure analyses,
optimisation, probabilistic approaches.

5 lines abstracts of papers on topics linked to NUMERICS IN GEOTECHNICS & STRUCTURES, state of the art contributions on dry or partially saturated rock or soil, soil-structure interaction, interfaces, thermal effects, ultimate load evaluation, safety assessment, optimization, can be submitted any time. Notification of acceptance will be given on/before June 30th.2020 . Presentations in final form will be due 22.8.2020, for distribution to participants.
Please submit abstracts to:

Announced speakers (provisional):
S.Commend, HEIA Fribourg & Geomod Ltd, S. Kivell, Geomod Lausanne, R.Obrzud,
Consultant Lausanne, M. Hohberg, IUB, F. Péguiron, HEIA Fribourg, K.Podles, Zace Services Ltd, M.Preisig,
Geomod Zurich, M.Roby, Geomod France, A.Truty, Zace Services Ltd, A. Urbański, CUT
Krakow, Th. Zimmermann, Zace Services Ltd.

16.00-17.15 Public presentation of latest ZSOIL.PC version (free entry)
17.30-19.00 Apéritif dinatoire, sponsored by Geomod Ltd & Zace Services Ltd

Engineers and developers interested or confronted with the need to perform accurate numerical simulations or optimizations for complex underground , above ground or combined constructions  have an opportunity to exchange experience, see state of the art presentations of recent case studies and get a comprehensive introduction to numerical simulations in 2D or 3D, in particular with ZSOIL.PC, in dry or partially saturated rock or soil, with full structural capabilities, soil-structure interaction, interfaces, thermal effects, ultimate load evaluation, continuous safety assessment, including creep, swelling, dilation, dynamics etc.

The meeting will be an opportunity for people involved in numerics in geotechnics and structures to exchange experience and ideas.

is a user-friendly 2D/3D finite element package for soil, rock and soil-structure analysis available and used worldwide since 1985, and continuously upgraded. The program was developed at Zace Services Ltd, by a team of engineers with research experience at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne,  UC Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, Purdue University, Cracow University of Technology, Stanford University . The aim is to provide civil engineers with a simple tool to accurately support geomechanical and structural engineering analysis, dimensioning and optimization.
Since ZSOIL.PC first  came out in 1985 it has steadily gained worldwide acceptance among practitioners as well as teachers and researchers. Today, unto ten free student versions are downloaded every day.

FEE: 200 EUR (free for speakers & HEIA affiliates, 50% discount for ZSOIL owners,
10 EUR for students). Registration required.