Mechanical and Transport Properties of Analog Rocks and 3D Printed Rock Samples

Session ID#: 23828

Session Description:
With recent advances in additive manufacturing (3D printing), there has been a growing interest in 3D printing analog rock samples for systematic studies of rock mechanical properties and fluid flow in fractured and porous media. Additionally, the making of well-defined geometrical features in core-scale samples has allowed for the validation of numerical algorithms. In this session, we seek contributions that take advantage of the latest advances in 3D printing applied to earth sciences, and in particular for numerical validation of fluid flow and mechanical deformation models using 3D printed samples. We also seek contributions that include the fabrication and use of analog rock samples by means other than 3D printed (e.g. sintering).
Primary Convener:  Jean E Elkhoury, Schlumberger-Doll Research Center Cambridge, Cambridge, MA, United States
Convener:  James D Kirkpatrick, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

  • H - Hydrology
Index Terms:

1822 Geomechanics [HYDROLOGY]
3630 Experimental mineralogy and petrology [MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY]
3902 Creep and deformation [MINERAL PHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Uri Wollner, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, Tiziana Vanorio, SRPL - Stanford Rock Physics Laboratory, Stanford University, Geophysics Department, Stanford, CA, United States and Andrew M Kiss, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, Menlo Park, CA, United States