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Rock Fractures and Fluid Flow

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The Rock Fractures and Fluid Flow research group’s interests are in the physics of various geological and physical processes. More specifically, research focuses on volcanotectonics, seismotectonics, fluid transport in porous and fractured reservoirs, as well as the thermodynamics/statistical mechanics of lineaments and networks.

The group has close ties with energy resource partners as well as numerous experimental laboratories and global academic institutions. Currently the Rock Fractures and Fluid Flow research group works on projects concerning:

  • Dyke propagation and deflection
  • Fluid and solid mechanics of dyke and sill emplacement, including thermal effects
  • Magma chamber formation
  • Hydrocarbon reservoirs
  • Tectonic reconstruction
  • Failure and collapse of volcanic edifices

The predominant aim of the group is to better understand volcanotectonic processes using, but not limited to, the approaches of numerical and analytical modelling, experimental rock mechanics, field studies and statistical analysis.



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Contact: rf3@es.rhul.ac.uk


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