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Special Issue to be published in Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Analyzing Coupled Thermal-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Fractured Media for Hazard Control and Energy Exploration

Aims and Scopes

This Special Issue (SI) is aiming to publish the topics covering the analysis of THMC processes in fractured media for hazard control (such as progressive failure of rock slopes and tunnels, rock burst, and induced seismicity) and energy exploration (in geothermal exploitation, hydrocarbon recovery, etc) by using different types of methods (numerical methods, monitoring, and integrated methods) on a wide range of scales in order to better understand the THMC processes.

Based on the results of the International Conference on coupled processes in fractured geological media: observation, modeling, and application, which will be held in Wuhan, China on November 12-14 of 2018, the planned topics of the SI will include:

  • Monitoring, modeling and forecasting of induced seismicity
  • Numerical approaches for THMC coupling in fractured media
  • THMC processes during progressive failure of fractured media
  • Coupled THMC processes and fault reactivation
  • Analysis THMC impacts on rockburst: monitoring and numerical modeling
  • THMC processes in enhanced geothermal system
  • Analysis of physics-based processes in energy exploration in geosystems
  • Numerical modeling and analysis of THMC processes in nuclear waste disposal, geothermal exploitation, petroleum engineering, and shale gas exploitation

Instructions for Authors
Authors should basically follow Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering manuscript requirements:

Acceptance Criteria
Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by 2-3 reviewers from the International Scientific Advisory Committee or Organizing Committee members or the reviewers from JRMGE.

Editors for Volume
Jonny Rutqvist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Pengzhi Pan, Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, CAS, China
Antonio Pio Rinaldi, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Special Issue Timeline
Submission of manuscripts: May 1, 2019
Return of reviews: August 1, 2019
Revised manuscripts due: October 1, 2019
Publication: February 15, 2020 (V12 N 1; 2020)