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GeomInt–Mechanical Integrity of Host Rocks

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  • Provides a unique compendium for mechanical integrity of host rocks
  • Combines experimental work and computer simulation
  • Describes database combining experimental data and numerical simulation
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Part of the book series: Terrestrial Environmental Sciences (TERENVSC)

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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.

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

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, EnvironmentalInformatics, 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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