2018 – ARMA

Seattle, Washington was the host of the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA 2018). The geomechanics group was fortunate to take part in such a highly regarded symposium in the geomechanics world. The group had the opportunity to present 4 oral presentations. In doing so, the group had a chance to discuss their work and receive constructive feedback from the geoscience community. In addition, the group had the opportunity to learn about current research around the globe and discuss collaboration opportunities with other researchers.  

During the trip, the group met with alumni of the Geomechanics group who founded “Geomechanica”. Geomechanica is the supplier of the commercial FDEM code “Irazu” that is being used for simulation by our group.  

The work presented at the conference by the group is detailed below with the presenting researcher highlighted in bold.  

Abdelaziz, Aly, and Giovanni Grasselli. “Investigating Frictional Behavior of Micro-Cracks Using Grain Based Modelling in the Combined Finite-Discrete Element Method (FDEM).” 

Ha, Johnson, and Giovanni Grasselli. “Three-Dimensional FDEM Modelling of Laboratory Tests and Tunnels.” 

Zhao, Qi, Nicola Tisato, and Giovanni Grasselli. “Rotary Shear Test under X-Ray Micro-Computed Tomography.” 

Zhou, Hongyuan, and Giovanni Grasselli. “Dilation of Rock Joints Based on Quantified Surface Description.”