ical departmental seminar 4.20 ERL/CEE Special Seminar: William S. Dershowitz (FacMan)
1:00am to 2:00am 54-209 ERL Events and Activities
"Integrating Geology, Geophysics, Geomechanics, and Hydrodynamics with the Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) Approach" | Dr. Bill Dershowitz will present an overview of the use of the FracMan Discrete Fracture Network Simulator to solve engineering problems in fractured rock by integrating geology, geophysics, geomechanics and hydrodynamics. Dr. Dershowitz will demonstrate the simulation of induced hydraulic fractures, inflated natural fractures, and hydro-sheared natural fractures in realistic heterogeneous and layered geologies. The approach presented provides an improved understanding of reservoir drainage, environmental risk, and induced seismicity. FracMan builds on over 40 years of research that began with Dr. Dershowitz' undergraduate research with Prof. Einstein at MIT. EVENT WEBSITE