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GeomInt–Mechanical Integrity of Host Rocks

  • Provides a unique compendium for mechanical integrity of host rocks

  • Combines experimental work and computer simulation

  • Describes database combining experimental data and numerical simulation

  • Presents Virtual Reality as a data and model analysis tools

  • Is an open access book

Part of the book series: Terrestrial Environmental Sciences (TERENVSC)

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction to GeomInt

    • Thomas Nagel, Uwe-Jens Görke, Heinz Konietzky, Jobst Maßmann, Mathias Nest, Holger Steeb et al.
    Pages 1-13Open Access
  3. Experimental Platform

    • Amir Shoarian Sattari, Thomas Frühwirt, Jobst Maßmann, Mathias Nest, Dirk Naumann, Daniel Pötschke et al.
    Pages 15-61Open Access
  4. Numerical Platform

    • Keita Yoshioka, Mathias Nest, Daniel Pötschke, Amir Shoarian Sattari, Patrick Schmidt, David Krach
    Pages 63-95Open Access
  5. Model-Experiment-Exercises (MEX)

    • Berhard Vowinckel, Thomas Frühwirt, Jobst Maßmann, Thomas Nagel, Mathias Nest, Daniel Ptschke et al.
    Pages 97-192Open Access
  6. Data Management

    • Carolin Helbig, Uwe-Jens Görke, Mathias Nest, Daniel Pötschke, Amir Shoarian Sattari, Patrick Schmidt et al.
    Pages 193-225Open Access
  7. Synthesis and Outlook

    • Olaf Kolditz, Uwe-Jens Görke, Heinz Konietzky, Jobst Maßmann, Mathias Nest, Holger Steeb et al.
    Pages 227-242Open Access
  8. Code Descriptions

    • Lars Bilke, Thomas Fischer, Dmitri Naumov, Daniel Pötschke, Karsten Rink, Amir Shoarian Sattari et al.
    Pages 243-254Open Access
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 255-277

About this book

This open access book summarizes the results of the collaborative project “GeomInt: Geomechanical integrity of host and barrier rocks - experiment, modeling and analysis of discontinuities” within the Program: Geo Research for Sustainability (GEO: N) of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The use of geosystems as a source of resources, a storage space, for installing underground municipal or traffic infrastructure has become much more intensive and diverse in recent years. Increasing utilization of the geological environment requires careful analyses of the rock–fluid systems as well as assessments of the feasibility, efficiency and environmental impacts of the technologies under consideration. The establishment of safe, economic and ecological operation of underground geosystems requires a comprehensive understanding of the physical, (geo)chemical and microbiological processes on all relevant time and length scales. This understanding can only be deepened on the basis of intensive laboratory and in-situ experiments in conjunction with reliable studies on the modeling and simulation (numerical experiments) of the corresponding multi-physical/chemical processes. The present work provides a unique handbook for experimentalists, modelers, analysts and even decision makers concerning the characterization of various types of host rocks (salt, clay, crystalline formations) for various geotechnical applications.

Keywords

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Rock Mechanics Laboratories
  • Underground Research Laboratories
  • Virtual Reality
  • Geoenergies
  • Radioactive Waste Management
  • Energy Storage
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Environmental Informatics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ/TU Dresden, Leipzig, Germany

    Olaf Kolditz, Uwe-Jens Görke

  • Geotechnical Institute, Technische University Bergakademie, Freiberg, Germany

    Heinz Konietzky

  • Underground Space for Stoage, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Hannover, Germany

    Jobst Maßmann

  • Institut für Gebirgsmechanik GmbH, Leipzig, Germany

    Mathias Nest

  • Institute of Applied Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

    Holger Steeb

  • Geomechanics and Geotechnics, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany

    Frank Wuttke

  • Geotechnical Institute, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany

    Thomas Nagel

About the editors

Prof. Dr. Olaf Kolditz, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ / TU Dresden, Environmental
Informatics, Leipzig, Germany.

Dr. Uwe-Jens Goerke, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ / TU Dresden, Environmental
Informatics, Leipzig, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Heinz Konietzky, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Geotechnical Institute, Freiberg, Germany.

Dr. Jobst Maßmann, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Hannover, Germany.

Holger Steeb, University of Stuttgart, Institute of Applied Mechanics, Stuttgart, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Frank Wuttke, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Geomechanics and Geotechnics, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Nagel, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Geotechnical Institute,   Freiberg, Germany.

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