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Anura3D MPM Research Community

Numerical modelling and simulation of large deformations and soil–water–structure interaction using the material point method (MPM)

Welcome to the Anura3D Community Portal. On this portal you can find all relevant information about the Anura3D MPM Research Community and Anura3D MPM Software. But more than only being a means of communication among developers, clients, consultants and project leaders, it is also a way to connect with users around the world, discuss new (innovative) applications and be a source of inspiration.

Anura3D Online Workshop 2021

We are happy to announce the Anura3D Online Workshop 2021!!!
It will be held on Friday, April 30, 2021.
The workshop will be held from 15-18h CET.
There is no charge to attend.
Details of the agenda can be found below.

To participate in the workshop, you must register for free at the following link:


You will receive an email with the link of the meeting the day before the event.

Book: The Material Point Method for Geotechnical Engineering: a Practical Guide

Book: The Material Point Method for Geotechnical Engineering: a Practical Guide

A new book was published by the Anura3D MPM Research Community.   Link

This practical guide provides the best introduction to large deformation material point method (MPM) simulations for geotechnical engineering. It provides the basic theory, discusses the different numerical features used in large deformation simulations, and presents a number of applications -- providing references, examples and guidance when using MPM for practical applications.

ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute International Conference - 5-8 April 2020 - mini-sympossium on MPM

There is increasing interest in the MPM (and its variants, such as GIMP, CPDI1, CPDI2, etc.) as a means of modelling problems in which very large deformations occur, e.g. in the study of landslides. The purpose of this mini-symposium is to provide a forum for presenting advances in the method, e.g. improving the accuracy (including convergence and benchmark problems), dealing with numerical issues, modelling of coupled problems, computational efficiency and applications to real world problems. Abstracts will be accepted until at least the end of November (https://sites.durham.ac.uk/emi2020-ic/abstracts-submission/).

More information: https://sites.durham.ac.uk/emi2020-ic/ms-22-advances-in-material-point-m...

Will Coombs, Durham University
Phil Vardon, TU Delft
Mario Martinelli, Deltares

MPM workshop and training course at Virginia Tech

The next workshop and training course will be held at Virginia Tech in partnership with the American MPM community from Monday 9th to Thursday 11th September.
More information at http://www.mpmworkshop.com/.