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PhD opening in computational mechanics at EPFL

I have a PhD opening in my group to start in 2017 on the multiscale modeling of fluid driven fracture propagation.

Interested individuals should contact me, and submit in parallel an application to EPFL doctoral school in mechanics

(see for more details about the mechanics PhD program at EPFL and the application process).


A brief description of the topic can be found in attached file.

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EMI San Diego Mini-symposium on Geomechanics (MS61)

Dear colleagues, 

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts for our mini-symposium (MS61) on Computational Geomechanics in the upcoming EMI conference (June 4-7, 2017) at San Diego. The scope of the mini-symposium is listed below:

Hydraulic Fracture and Toughening of a Brittle Layer Bonded to a Hydrogel

AbstractBrittle materials propagate opening cracks under tension. When stress increases beyond a critical magnitude, then quasistatic crack propagation becomes unstable. In the presence of several precracks, a brittle material always propagates only the weakest crack, leading to catastrophic failure. Here, we show that all these features of brittle fracture are fundamentally modified when the material susceptible to cracking is bonded to a hydrogel, a common situation in biological tissues.

Senior Research Scientist in hydraulic fracture

The Hydraulic Fracture group, which is part of CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering is seeking to appoint a Senior Research Scientist to join our world class research team. Working closely with international researchers and industry, CSIRO is pioneering new hydraulic fracturing applications for mining, geothermal  and unconventional reservoirs.

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