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Rock Fractures and Fluid Flow

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Research topics and projects include:
Fluid transport in reservoirs Reservoir modelling Rock mechanics Seismotectonics
Structural Geology Thermodynamics/Statistical Mechanics Tectonophysics Volcanotectonics

A scientific field that combines various principles from structural geology, volcano-deformation studies, and physics with a view of understanding what processes happen inside volcanoes during unrest periods and how those processes may or may not result in volcanic eruptions. Topics that we deal with include (a) dyke emplacement, (b) collapse-caldera formation, (c) landslides in volcanoes, (d) magma-chamber formation and development and (e) toughness and failure of volcanic edifices.

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Model of arrested dyke Sill Complex Structure of a volcanic system


Contact: rf3@es.rhul.ac.uk


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