Hidden Stories – Books Along the Silk Road

A new exhibit is debuting at the Aga Khan museum from October 9, 2021–February 27, 2022, presented by the work done with the Old Books New Science (OBNS) lab! The exhibit “Hidden Stories: Books Along the Silk Roads” tells the story of manuscripts and books along the famous trade network spanning from China to Europe. […]

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2021 – NSERC/Energi Simulation IRC Student Symposium

February 22-23, 2021 was the first ever virtual NSERC/Energi Simulation visit. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we were not able to host our sponsors this year at the Geomechanics Hub in the University of Toronto. The 2021 NSERC/Energi Simulation IRC Student Symposium was held virtually via Zoom. Representatives from Energi Simulation, Geomechanica, Shawcor, PETRONAS Canada, and […]

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Modified Shear-Induced Potential Contact Zones

In July 2020 a pre-proof of a new publication by Kayhan Develi, titled Computation of Direction Dependent Joint Surface Parameters through the Algorithm of Triangular Prism Surface Area Method: A Theoretical and Experimental Study, presented in International Journal of Solids and Structures (ISSN 0020-7683) was made available. The paper presents a simplified approach to the “methodology on the quantification of […]

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Collaboration with OBNS

We are excited to be collaborating with the Old Books New Science (OBNS) Lab led by Prof. Alexandra Gillespie from the University of Toronto. Our innovative partnership aims to use micro-CT technology to non-destructively scan medieval books. The aim is to unveil internal structures within these books (e.g. sewing, substrate attachment, repair work) to infer the origin […]

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Setting Up

The Saturday Program

At the University of Toronto, there are a number of outreach programs aimed at engaging high school students to ease the transition between secondary and post-secondary education. The Geomechanics group participated in one such program (The Saturday Program) where workshops are held every Saturday where various engineering disciplines discuss the fundamentals of their work.

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Petronas Showcase

PETRONAS Showcase

With the beautiful backdrop of a snowy day from the PETRONAS Canada offices in Calgary, Alberta, the NSERC/Energi Simulation Chair in Fundamental Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics was invited to PETRONAS Canada. The invitation comes as a mini workshop at PETRONAS Canada to expand their geomechanics horizon and highlight the outcome of the collaborative work being carried. The mini […]

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CNC Milling Machine

The new CNC Milling machine at work engraving plexiglass. This plexiglass will be used to decorate the entrance to the new Geomechanics Hub showcasing all the sponsors and collaborators that help make the research here possible.

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Invitation to Teach GIAN Course

Prof. Giovanni Grasselli was invited as a foreign expert to teach a Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) course titled “Rock Mechanics: Modern Advances and Challenges for the 21st Century”. The five-day course is held on October 21 –25, 2019 in Delhi, India and hosted by Prof. Radhakanta Koner of the Indian Institute of Technology […]

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2019 – Energi Simulation Summit

Every year, and as part of the NSERC / Energi Simulation Chair in Fundamental Rock Physics & Rock Mechanics research program, Geogroup and other research chairs have to present the progress of their work. The Geogroup research themes comprise of three aspects, focusing on the combination of rock mechanics, rock physics, and geophysics in an aim to study the responses to fracking by shale and tight oil and […]

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2018 – Metrolink Site Visit

As part of the 2018 – CIV1499 Summer “Tunnelling and Urban Excavation” course, a site visit was carried out to the Metrolink tunnel and Station on Avenue Road. The visit took place on June 23, 2018 and was organized by  Crosslinx Transit Solutions – Constructors (CTSC) and Giuseppe Gaspari (PEng).   The visit comes to add a practical perspective to the course and to the industry driven […]

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