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Numerical Modelling

Slope Failure

The numerical modelling research undertaken here focuses on interdisciplinary and multiscale study of fractured rock mass. An understanding of rock mass is needed in every applied rock engineering project.

Rock masses are discontinuous, and therefore they cannot be modelled as continuum media. Fractures play a major role in affecting the behaviour of rock masses since they control much of the hydro-thermo-chemical-mechanical regime. Therefore, the full understanding of the effect of fractures, cracks and microcracks on these multi-coupled physical processes is important in most fields of rock mechanics (such as mining, fluid transport in fractured masses, tunnelling, hydrocarbon reservoir production, borehole collapse, earthquakes, rock slope stability, foundations in rock, etc.), and has to be approached by crossing the traditional boundaries that exist between disciplines (such as rock engineering, mining, geophysics, geology, etc.).

 NameJob Title & DutiesContact Details
Giovanni for Web 2015Grasselli, GiovanniProfessor
  • Mining & Geomechanics
  • Rock Fracture
  • Numerical Modelling
Office: GB 327
(416) 978-0125
giovanni.grasselli@utoronto.ca
paul youngYoung, PaulProfessor
  • Mining & Geomechanics
  • Rock Fracture
  • Numerical Modelling
Office: MB 129
(416) 978-5252
paul.young@utoronto.ca