June 27 - 29, 2018  |  Seattle, WA, USA

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DFNE 2018 Newsletter

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DFN Theory and Fundamental

  • Rock mass characterization
  • Geophysical and micro-seismic methods
  • Multi-porosity approaches for flow and solute transport
  • Discontinuity characterization methods
  • Synthetic rock mass strength and deformability
  • Rock block size and shape analysis
  • In situ and laboratory testing
  • Incorporation of DFN's into continuum and discontinuum models
  • Numerical modelling of brittle fracture
  • Remote sensing (LiDAR and Photogrammetry)
  • Uncertainty and reliability in rock engineering

Oil, Gas and Geothermal Energy

  • DFN reservoir engineering
  • Oil and Gas resource evaluation
  • Petroleum geomechanics
  • Hydraulic fracturing, re-fracturing and alternative stimulation
  • Geothermal energy

DFN Approaches for Underground & Surface Mining

  • Large open pit mining
  • Deep underground mining
  • Blasting, Comminution, and Fragmentation
  • Rock bridges and en-echelon failure
  • Mine induced seismicity & rockbursts
  • Mine resource evaluation
  • Pillar stability
  • Block caving
  • Rock support & ground control
  • Subsidence

DFN Approaches for Infrastructure/Geohazards

  • Induced seismicity and earthquake risks
  • Groundwater contamination and remediation
  • Karst Hazards
  • Nuclear waste repositories
  • Underground facilities
  • CO2 sequestration
  • Tunnels, slopes and foundations
  • Dam & hydro projects
  • Excavatability & TBM performance
  • Earthquake engineering & foundations
  • Natural & engineered rock slopes
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