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The focus of the symposium is on fundamental, practical and educational issues facing our profession. Themes and topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Geomechanics and Environmental Risk:

  • Depletion Induced Surface Subsidence
  • Hazards, Risks, and Induced Seismicity
  • Induced/Triggered Seismicity
  • Waste Disposal and CO2 Sequestration

Geomechanics for Civil Engineering:

  • Foundations and Dams
  • Slope Stability, Foundation, and Dams
  • Underground Storage and Structures

Geomechanics for Petroleum Engineering:

  • Coupled Process: Chemical, Thermal and Biological Influences
  • Drilling Geomechanics
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Case Studies
  • Integrated Reservoir Geomechanics
  • Interaction of Induced and Natural Fractures
  • Near-wellbore processes
  • Sand Control and Management
  • Subsurface Stress Modification

Geomechanics/Rock Mechanics for Mining Engineering:

  • Coal Mining Ground Control
  • Mining Geomechanics
  • Mining Induced Seismicity & Rock Bursts
  • Numerical Modeling in Mining
  • Remote Sensing in Mining
  • Rock Excavation, Breaking, Dynamic Loading
  • Rock Properties for Underground Excavation
  • Slope Stability in Mines

Interdisciplinary Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics:

  • Computational Advances in Geomechanics
  • Coupled Processes – Flow and Thermal Responses
  • Coupled Processes – Mechanical Responses
  • DFN Fracture Characterization
  • Fracture Modeling of Initiation and Propagation
  • Fracturing and Brittleness
  • Fracturing Mechanics – Diagnostics and Measurement
  • Fracturing Mechanics – Fluid and Proppant
  • Fracturing Mechanics – Physics and Models
  • Geology in Geomechanics
  • Geomechanics in Geothermal Processes
  • Geophysics in Geomechanics
  • Imaging Technologies for Geomechanics
  • In Situ Stress and Pore Pressure
  • Laboratory and Field Measurements – Analysis
  • Laboratory and Field Measurements – Results
  • Laboratory and Field Measurements- Methods
  • Modeling Rock Mass Fracturing Process
  • Numerical Modeling in Petroleum Geomechanics
  • Numerical Modeling in Salt and Soft Rock
  • Numerical/Analytical/DEM Modeling in Geomechanics
  • Rock for Art and Architecture-Building Materials
  • Rock Heterogeneity across Length Scales
  • Rock mass, Fault Zone, Fracture Rock Characterization 1
  • Subsurface Integrity