Projects

Modelling of rock spalling in deep spent nuclear fuel repositories [Info Sheet - Modelling of rock spalling]

The main goal of the project is to model, both analytically and numerically, using rigorous principles of rock and fracture mechanics, the thermo-mechanical process of rock spalling, and its dependence on rock heterogeneity, pre-existing fractures, and the in situ stress field.

**Apply by 30 June 2018**

Supervisors: Prof. Robert Zimmerman, Dr. Adriana Paluszny, and Dr. Diego Mas Ivars (SKB, Sweden)


Pore scale release and transport of oil by low salinity water 
An iCASE Studentship with BP at Sunbury – 4 years funding with internship  [Info sheet - EPSRC iCASE studentship at BP‌]

Sam Krevor


The neotectonics and seismic hazard of Cyprus [Info sheet - Cyprus]

Ian Bastow, Rebecca Bell


Earthquake hazard assessment using cosmogenic isotopes [details]
Dylan Rood, Alex Whittaker and Rebecca Bell


Salt welds; subsurface characterisation and importance [details]

Chris JacksonMaria Nikolinakou (UT Austin), Mahdi Heidari (UT Austin), Mike Hudec (UT Austin)


The kinematics and mechanics of salt diapir growth and collapse [‌]

Chris Jackson and Mike Hudec (UT Austin)


Tunnel fracture sealing by injection grouting – a fluid-solid interaction numerical rock mechanics study [Grout Model Project Outline‌]

J-P Latham and Jiansheng Xiang 


Modelling the physics to understand blasting in fractured rock masses [Rock Blasting Outline]

J-P Latham and Jiansheng Xiang 


Kink-bands across the scales – a structural geology enigma [Kink-band Project Outline]

J-P Latham and Jiansheng Xiang 


Assessing seismic and tsunami hazard offshore Los Angeles [Info Sheet - Offshore Los Angeles Seismic and Tsunami Hazard]

Rebecca Bell, Dylan Rood and Alex Whittaker


Investigating landscape response to active normal faulting: Improving understanding of seismic hazard in the Corinth Rift, Central Greece [Info Sheet - Landscape response to active faulting]

Rebecca Bell and Alex Whittaker


Structure and physical properties of the Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand [Info Sheet - Hikarangi Subduction Zone]

Rebecca Bell, Joanna Morgan and Mike Warner


Firing the sediment gun: landscape response to active normal faulting in source to sink systems [Info Sheet - Sediment gun]

Alex Whittaker, Dan Hobley (University of Cardiff) and Rebecca Bell