J. Carlos Santamarina

le 10 décembre 2020
Fractured rocks: Genesis, Processes and Properties

Infrastructure and geosystems, energy resources and waste geostorage involve fractured rock masses. Fractures control all the physical properties, in particular the geoplumbing of the formation, yet, most laboratory and field studies focus on the intact rock. The presentation starts with fracture formation (ductile-brittle transition, layered-bound fractures); then, we review prevalent properties and processes in fractured rocks, including permeability and transmissivity, mixed-fluid phenomena, reactive fluids, geophysical properties, thermal conductivity and repetitive loads. Finally, we explore alternatives for reservoir simulation in fractured rocks.

J. Carlos Santamarina (Professor - KAUST) graduated from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and completed graduate studies at the Universities of Maryland and Purdue. He taught at NYU-Polytechnic, the University of Waterloo and at Georgia Tech before joining KAUST in 2015. His research centers on the science of geomaterials and engineering solutions to address global energy challenges, with contributions from resource recovery to energy and waste geostorage. He delivered the 50th Terzaghi Lecture on Energy Geotechnology, was a British Geotechnical Association Touring Lecturer, and is member of both Argentinean National Academies. Former team members are professors at more than forty universities, researchers at national laboratories, or practicing engineers at leading organizations worldwide.


A distance - Saint-Martin-d'Hères - Domaine universitaire
Link to the zoom remote session
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