Symposium & User Meeting 2024

Symposium and User Meeting
Friday 30 August 2024, 09:00–16:30 CEST
Live at HEIA Fribourg, Switzerland or online by Zoom
Celebrating 39 years ZSoil

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




9:00 – 10:45 :

5’ S. Commend (GeoDev). Welcome address

20’ G.W. Byun (EG Soft): Consolidation analysis for new off-shore airport construction in South Korea

20’ Yi Zhang (Eiffage), S. Commend (GeoMod). Probabilistic approach – application to the interaction between TBM and piles in the L16-1 project

20’ M. Borgers (Illwerke). Tunnel cross passage joint block in anhydrite containing rock

20’ A. Poisel (IGT). Pre- and post- processing tools using Rhino and Python


10:45 – 11:00 : coffee break


11:00 – 12:20 :

20’ R. Obrzud, K. Dziedzic (GeoDev). Towards integrating a spatial analysis of geotechnical data into FE model creation

20’ M. Preisig (GeoMod). 3D model of a deep excavation in urban environment, prediction and measurements

20’ T. Kazerani (BG-WSP). On the use of heat exchangers

20’ M. Hohberg (IUB). Practical approach of rock softening in the context of squeezing rock in the Lötschberg Base tunnel


12:20 – 14:00 : lunch break


14:00 – 15:20 :

20’ A. Truty (GeoDev). Introducing moving loads in ZSoil 2025

20’ C. Buchs, K. Podles, S. Commend (GeoDev). A new graphical user interface for probabilistic, sensitivity and reliability analysis within ZSoil 2025

20’ R. Maye, R. Obrzud (K+F). Examples of effective team-oriented workflow to tackle large scale simulations of soil-structure interaction projects developed in ZSoil

20’ M. Delage, G. Jacot-Descombes (GeoMod). Update on modeling wood joints and structures with ZSoil


15:20 – 15:35 : coffee break


15:35 – 16:35 :

20’ Y. Ji (SGI). Analysis of the Influence of TOD (Transit-Oriented Development)Project on the Urban Railway Station under construction

20’ A. Truty (Krakow University), M. Cudny (Gdansk University). On the HS-model with small strain stiffness anisotropy

20’ S. Kivell. What’s new within ZSoil 2025?


17:00 – 19:00 : cocktail dinner


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