The Brazilian Rock Mechanics Committee (CBMR) used to organize every four years the Brazilian Symposium on Rock Mechanics (SBMR). In 2016, the first SBMR biannual will happen! This event represents the most important national forum for the presentation and discussion of scientific and technological research, projects and constructions within the framework of Rock Mechanics. In 2016, we will have the 7th edition of SBMR held in Belo Horizonte, October 19-22, in parallel to the Brazilian Congress of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (COBRAMSEG 2016).

The central theme of this edition of SBMR is “Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering for Innovation and Development”. Once again, the event is supported by the International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM).

This event aims to bring together professionals who make use of rock mechanics in any of its applications in engineering and geology. Focus will be given in three main contexts: Mining, Geotechnics and Petroleum, in order to integrate the very latest in theory and practice of rock engineering. Join us in Belo Horizonte and exchange knowledge and experiences with the Brazilian community of rock mechanics.