H009:
Advances in Hydrological Characterization of Flow and Transport in Fractured Media: Numerical and Experimental Observations





Session ID#: 29392

Session Description:
Flow and transport in fractured media is often poorly understood because hydraulic conductivity and other properties are often strongly dependent on the geometric structure of the fracture surfaces, and can vary by orders of magnitude over short distances. Further, the strong coupling between geochemical reactions and mechanical stresses alters the geometry and strength of the rock making it difficult to predict the evolution of flow and transport through the fractured media. This session integrates hydrology and geophysics to promote novel advances in the characterization and predictions of flow and transport in fractured rocks, including reactive transport. A better understanding of these processes is crucial in many subsurface applications spanning from water resource management, environmental remediation, enhanced energy production strategies, and induced seismicity. We seek contributions that explore coupled processes within fractures and welcome innovative modeling, characterization, and monitoring approaches based on laboratory and theoretical approaches.
Primary Convener:  Karl Bandilla, Princeton University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton, NJ, United States
Conveners:  Jean E Elkhoury, Schlumberger-Doll Research Center Cambridge, Cambridge, MA, United States, Judy Robinson, Rutgers University, Dept. of Earth & Env Sciences, Newark, NJ, United States and Trevor Jones, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • MR - Mineral and Rock Physics
  • NS - Near Surface Geophysics
  • V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Hong Fang and Jianting Zhu, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States
Zhenxue Dai1,2, Andrew V Wolfsberg2, Lin Zhu3 and Paul W. Reimus4, (1)Jilin University, College of Construction Engineering, Changchun, China, (2)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, United States, (3)CNU Capital Normal University, College of Resource Environment and Tourism, Beijing, China, (4)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Mingming Tang1, Hongbin Zhan2 and Shuangfang Lu1, (1)China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, China, (2)China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China
Laura J Pyrak-Nolte, Purdue Univ, West Lafayette, IN, United States
Peter Kyungchul Kang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States; Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Water Resources Cycle Rsearch, Seoul, South Korea, Qinghua Lei, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Seunghak Lee, KIST Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Gangneung, Korea, Republic of (South), Marco Dentz, IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain and Ruben Juanes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States
Yan Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Chi-Yuen Wang, Dept. of Earth & Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, United States and Li-Yun Fu, CAS Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijng, China
Gloria Arancibia1,2, Tomas Roquer1,2, Josefa Sepúlveda1,3, Eugenio A. Veloso3,4, Diego Morata5,6 and Julie V Rowland7, (1)Andean Geothermal Center of Excellence (CEGA), Santiago, Chile, (2)Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Structural and Geothecnical Engineering, Santiago, Chile, (3)Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Departamento de Ingeniería Estructural y Geotécnica, Santiago, Chile, (4)Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Departamento de Ingeniería Estructural y Geotécnica, Santiago, Chile, (5)University of Chile, Department of Geology and Andean Geothermal Center of Excellence (CEGA), Santiago, Chile, (6)Universidad de Chile, Departamento de Geología, Santiago, Chile, (7)University of Auckland, School of Environment, Auckland, New Zealand
John Philip Ortiz1, Alexi Douglas Ortega1, Dylan R Harp1, Hakim Boukhalfa2 and Phil H Stauffer1, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Jérôme de La Bernardie1, Maria Klepikova2, Olivier Bour1, Tanguy Le Borgne1, Marco Dentz3, Nicolas Guihéneuf4, Marie-Françoise Gerard1 and Nicolas Lavenant1, (1)Geosciences Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France, (2)ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, (3)IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain, (4)Institute for Groundwater Research, Guelph, ON, Canada
Delphine Roubinet, CNRS - Geosciences Montpellier, Montpellier, France, Anna Russian, CSIC-IDAEA, Barcelona, Spain, Marco Dentz, IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain and Philippe Gouze, Géosciences Montpellier, Montpellier Cedex 05, France
Dylan R Harp1, John Philip Ortiz1, Sachin Pandey2, Satish Karra3, Hari Selvi Viswanathan3, Philip H Stauffer4, Dale N Anderson3 and Christopher R Bradley5, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Computational Earth Sciences (EES-16), Los Alamos, NM, United States, (3)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (4)Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos New Mexic, NM, United States, (5)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Matthew Becker1, Olivier Bour2, Tanguy Le Borgne2, Laurent Longuevergne3, Nicolas Lavenant4, Matthew C Cole5 and Nicolas Guiheneuf6, (1)California State University Long Beach, Geological Sciences, Long Beach, CA, United States, (2)Geosciences Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France, (3)CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France, (4)Géosciences Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France, (5)California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, United States, (6)University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
Jianting Zhu, University of Wyoming, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Laramie, WY, United States
Anna Suzuki1, Noriaki Watanabe2, Kewen Li3 and Roland Nicholas Horne3, (1)Tohoku University, Institute of Fluid Science, Sendai, Japan, (2)Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, (3)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Zhibing Yang, Wuhan University, State Key Laboratory of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering, Wuhan, China, Yves Méheust, University of Rennes, Géosciences, Rennes, France and Insa Neuweiler, Leibniz University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Md Lal Mamud, University of Mississippi Main Campus, University, MS, United States and Robert M Holt, University of Mississippi, Geology and Geological Engineering Department, University, MS, United States
Andreas Englert1, Benoit Nigon2, Christophe Pascal3 and Aline Saintot3, (1)Ruhr University Bochum, Earth Sciences Department, Bochum, Germany, (2)International Geothermal Center Bochum, Bochum, Germany, (3)Ruhr University Bochum, GMG Institute, Bochum, Germany
Anasuya DAS, Indian School of Mines, APPLIED GEOPHYSICS, Dhanbad, India and Dr.Saumen Maiti, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY(INDIAN SCHOOL OF MINES), APPLIED GEOPHYSICS, Dhanbad, India
Sofia Avendano1, Melinda Horne2, Celeste Herrera2, Mark Austin Person2, Eugene Gorman3, Anastasia F Stroujkova4 and Jesus D Gomez-Velez2, (1)New Mexico Tech, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Socorro, NM, United States, (2)New Mexico Tech, Earth & Environmental Science, Socorro, NM, United States, (3)Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (4)Weston Geophysical Corporation Lexington, Lexington, MA, United States
Hai V Pham1, Rishi Parashar2, Nicole Lyn Sund2 and Karl Pohlmann3, (1)Desert Research Institute Las Vegas, Division of Hydrologic Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, United States, (2)Desert Research Institute Reno, Reno, NV, United States, (3)Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV, United States
Matthew Whilton Wilson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States and Thomas J Burbey, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Solomon Seyum, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Ashley Anita Newman, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, United States, Matthew Becker, California State University Long Beach, Geological Sciences, Long Beach, CA, United States and William R Laton Jr, California State University Fullerton, Department of Geological Sciences, Fullerton, CA, United States
Chao Zeng1, Wen Deng1, Chenglin Wu1 and Matt Insall2, (1)Missouri University of Science and Technology, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Rolla, MO, United States, (2)Missouri University of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Statistics, Rolla, MO, United States
Katherine Bosman1, Adam Baig2, Ellie P. Ardakani1 and Ted Urbancic2, (1)ESG Solutions, Kingston, ON, Canada, (2)Engineering Seismology Group Canada Inc, Kingston, ON, Canada
Justin David Lowrey, Christine Johnson and Amanda Prinke, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
Hwanjo Baek1, Donghui Kim2, Gyoungman Kim2, Daehoon Kim2 and Seungju Cheong2, (1)Kangwon National University, Department of Energy and Resources Engineering, Chuncheon, Korea, Republic of (South), (2)Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, South Korea
Hari Selvi Viswanathan1, James W Carey2, Luke Frash1, Satish Karra1, Jeffrey Hyman1, Qinjun Kang3, Esteban Rougier1 and Gowri Srinivasan1, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (3)Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Liu Dong Sheng, Hohai University, Nanjing, China
Ali Zidane, Reservoir Engineering Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, United States and Abbas Firoozabadi, Prof., Palo Alto, CA, United States
Mohammad A. Nomeli, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States and Mahdieh Alizadehnomeli, Qaemshahr University, Sary, Iran
Jiaqing Zhou1,2, Lichun Wang2, Yifeng Chen1 and M. Bayani Cardenas2, (1)Wuhan University, State Key Laboratory of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering, Wuhan, China, (2)University of Texas at Austin, Geological Sciences, Austin, TX, United States
Kazuki Sawayama1, Keigo Kitamura2, Takeshi Tsuji1,2 and Yasuhiro Fujimitsu1, (1)Kyushu University, Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Fukuoka, Japan, (2)WPI-I2CNER, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Nathan Welch, Imperial College London, London, SW7, United Kingdom and John Crawshaw, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Srinivasulu Sanaga1, 2., Sreeparvathy Vijay2, Phanindra Kbvn2, 4., Srinivasa Rao Peddinti2 and 5., Sarada P S L2, (1)Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, Civil Engineering, Hyderabad, India, (2)Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Department of Civil Engineering, Hyderabad, India

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