We conduct research on complex multi-physics problems aiming to theoretically explain, numerically model, and experimentally validate various coupled processes in geomaterials.

Novel and innovative solutions to geo-engineering problems

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Dr. Hamid setting up the experiment
Dr. Hamid setting up the experiment

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Contact angle setup
Contact angle setup

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New Development

  • Quick-release triaxial cell

  • X-ray transparent triaxial cell

  • Micro-shear cell interferometry

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Facilities

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Research Applications

  • Coupled geo-mechanical testing

  • Imaging techniques

  • Petrophysics measurements

  • Field equipment

  • Reservoir geomechanics

  • Field characterization and modelling

  • Hydraulic fracturing

  • Data analytics solutions

  • Near borehole geomechanics

Latest news

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Geo-lab team has recently finished developing the first Finite Element based Code (NetCoal) to simulate coal
coupling processes using a combination of non-equilibrium thermodynamics and continuum mechanics.

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