Dr Biao Li, Concordia
Gill Room, FDA 232, 3450 rue Université, Université McGill
Computational Geomechanics is inherently dynamic and multidisciplinary with significant overlap among different aspects of earth sciences. Computational Geomechanics mainly focuses on thermal-hydro-mechanical (THM) coupled processes, which are heavily involved in research related to geo-energy exploration and production, earthquake processes, and climate change induced natural disasters in cold regions. The highly coupled processes also bring the difficulties in learning or applying it as a tool. This seminar lecture is to discover the key points and high dimension wisdom of computational geomechanics. The finite element method was taken as an example to demonstrate the effectiveness and vibrant power of using computational geomechanics to solve geo-engineering issues in a sustainable manner. The topic covers fracturing processes in thermally enhanced heavy oil recovery, fault stability analysis for a natural gas geological storage project, ground subsidence evaluation for geothermal storage in a subarctic climate, and frost actions in unsaturated soils.
Dr. Biao Li is an Associate Professor in geotechnical engineering at Concordia University. His research expertise is in temperature-related experimental and computational geomechanics. He is the director of Concordia’s Energy and Environmental Geomechanics Group. He gained considerable experiences in working on geomechanics related to thermally enhanced heavy oil production, deep geo-energy exploration and production, and frozen ground engineering. During his Ph.D. study at the University of Calgary, he was awarded the Eyes High international doctoral scholarship. He was selected as a Future Leader of the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) in 2021. He serves as editorial board members of 4 international journals in the domain of engineering geology and geotechnics.
This talk will be hybrid: in person in FDA (Adams Building) Room 232 and on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 856 3955 7142
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Computational Geomechanics: a high dimensional wisdom