Multiphysics geomechanics sits in the centre of many challenges faced by societies today such as sustainable water and energy resources extraction, safe disposal of energy waste, subsurface gas storage, and natural hazards (earthquake, etc). This is because geomaterials deformation and its associated damage/failure is caused by several processes occurring in subsurface formations such as fluid pressure, chemical reaction, temperature variation, and mechanical loading.
Multiphysics geomechanics research seeks to understand and analyse the processes affecting rock deformation such as mechanical, thermal, hydraulic, and chemical loading and characterise such deformations using techniques such as optical, thermal, and acoustic tracking. This provides a unique opportunity to address industry challenges using their already collected data such as downhole geophysical logs.
Tyree Energy Technologies Building (TETB) (H6)
The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia