Coupled thermal-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes in fractured geological media are critically important to a number of subsurface engineering activities, including mining, geothermal exploitation, oil and gas exploitation, and nuclear waste disposal. Numerical modeling of THMC processes and experimental observations are crucial for understanding, analyzing, controlling and optimizing these subsurface engineering practices. The International Conference on Coupled Processes in Fractured Geological Media: Observation, Modeling, and Application invites you to Wuhan, China, November 12-14, 2018. The conference will focus on new and exciting advances in all areas of coupled processes associated with fractured geological media, including numerical methods, in-situ tests, lab experiments and applications to different subsurface engineering activities. Wuhan is known for its beautiful mountains and lakes, its world-class restaurants, and its unique historic attractions. The conference will be held in the heart of the city.Technical tours and field trips are being planned. Sightseeing tours will include various city landmarks and attractions. Short courses and workshops will be held before the conference and details will be provided on the conference webpage as they become available.

Subject Area
  • Numerical modeling
  • Lab and in situ testing
  • Nuclear waste disposal
  • Geothermal exploitation
  • Mining engineering
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Shale gas exploitation
Important Dates

Jonny Rutqvist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA (Chair)

Ki-Bok Min, Seoul National University, Korea (Co-chair)

Pengzhi Pan, Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, CAS, China (Co-chair)

Mengsu Hu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA (Co-chair)

Sponsored by
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering
Organized by
State Key Laboratory of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Seoul National University
ISRM Commission on Coupled Thermal-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Fractured Rock

Program At a Glance | Oral Presentations| Posters | Chin-Fu Tsang Coupled Processes Award