Geosc598A: Geomechanics Seminar
2 Credits, Fall 2017
Profs. D. Saffer, C. Marone, and D. Elsworth
Penn. State University
Time: Monday 2:30-4:30
Room: 240 Deike
This is a reading seminar focused on current and foundational research contributions in Geomechanics, including ongoing work by current students.
Topics will include selections from: Fault mechanics, fluid flow, poromechanics, nano-porosity connectivity, shale geomechanics, rheology, time-dependence of deformation, reservoir geomechanics, geothermal energy production, friction laws, strain localization, stability conditions for deformation, slow earthquakes and the spectrum of tectonic fault slip behaviors.
Participants will read assigned material, participate in choosing topics, lead discussion, and present results from their ongoing research.
To facilitate discussion all participants are required to read the papers and arrive prepared to lead a dicussion of them. Participants will volunteer and/or be selected at random to lead discussions.
- rock and fault strength
- soil mechanics
No Class - Labor Day
- frictional healing, role of shear stress
- rate and state models
- poromechanics, consolidation, elastic moduli
- high-T friction and clays
- mechanical and elastic properties of faults, fabrics
- Acoustic emissions, rock & fault failure processes
- poromechanics, advective transport
- granular mechanics
- elastic properties of rocks, P-wave data
- stimulation of fractures, fluid flow in fractures
The effect of frictional healing on stick-slip recurrence interval and stress drop: implications for earthquake scaling
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Fall 2015 Geomechanics Seminar
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