Publications

2023

Journal Articles

Modeling of solids particle diversion to promote uniform growth of multiple hydraulic fractures

B. Luo; G. K. Wong; J. Guo; W. Fu; G. Lu et al. 

Journal Of Petroleum Science And Engineering. 2023-01-01. Vol. 220, p. 111159. DOI : 10.1016/j.petrol.2022.111159.

2022

Journal Articles

Laboratory investigation of hydraulic fracture growth in Zimbabwe gabbro

D. Liu; B. Lecampion 

Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth. 2022-10-25. Vol. 127, p. e2022JB025678. DOI : 10.1029/2022JB025678.

Three-dimensional buoyant hydraulic fractures: constant release from a point source

A. Moeri; B. Lecampion 

Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 2022-10-18. Vol. 950, p. A12. DOI : 10.1017/jfm.2022.800.

Improving the Accuracy of Fracture Toughness Measurement in Burst Experiments

K. Yoshioka; Y. Zhang; G. Lu; A. Bunger; J. Adachi et al. 

Rock Mechanics And Rock Engineering. 2022-10-10. DOI : 10.1007/s00603-022-03097-y.

Weakening effect of various pore fluids on the tensile strength of granite

G. Lu; W. Zhao; J. Zheng; A. P. Bunger 

Geomechanics And Geophysics For Geo-Energy And Geo-Resources. 2022-10-01. Vol. 8, num. 5, p. 144. DOI : 10.1007/s40948-022-00452-9.

Long-term triggered seismicity on the Mosha fault by Damavand volcano, Iran: Implications on the seismic hazard of Tehran metropolis

S. Momeni; R. Madariaga 

Frontiers in Earth Science. 2022-09-14. Vol. 10. DOI : 10.3389/feart.2022.945297.

The influence of roughness on experimental fault mechanical behaviour and associated microseismicity

B. Fryer; C. Giorgetti; F. Passelègue; S. Momeni; B. Lecampion et al. 

Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 2022-08-07. Vol. 127, num. 8. DOI : 10.1029/2022JB025113.

Three-dimensional fluid-driven stable frictional ruptures

A. Sáez; B. Lecampion; P. Bhattacharya; R. C. Viesca 

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 2022. Vol. 160, p. 104754. DOI : 10.1016/j.jmps.2021.104754.

Conference Papers

Experimental investigation of hydraulic fracture growth in an anisotropic rock with pre-existing discontinuities under different propagation regimes

G. Lu; S. Momeni; B. Lecampion 

2022. 56th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA , June 26–29, 2022. DOI : 10.56952/ARMA-2022-0239.

Talks

Numerical simulations of mixed shear and opening modes fluid driven fracture propagation on pre-existing discontinuities

B. Lecampion; A. Sáez; R. Fakhretdinova 

The 8th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, ECCOMAS Congress 2022,, Oslo, Norway, 5-9 June 2022.

Hydraulic fracturing experiments in quasi- brittle rocks

B. Lecampion; D. Liu; S. Momeni; M. Talebkeikhah 

11th European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC 2022), Galway, Ireland, 4-8 July 2022.

When, and for how long, two tough layers can contain the propagation of a fracture driven by the injection of a viscous fluid

C. Peruzzo; J. Capron; B. Lecampion 

8th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS Congress 2022), Oslo, Norway, 5-9 June 2022.

The Transient Phase of Planar, Three-Dimensional Buoyant Hydraulic Fractures Emerging from a Point Source

A. Möri; C. Peruzzo; B. Lecampion 

The 8th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2022), Oslo, 5 – 9 June.

The birth and death of buoyant hydraulic fractures

B. Lecampion; A. Möri; C. Peruzzo; Z. Haseeb 

Swiss Mech Seminar Series, Online organized by ETH Zürich, April 14, 2022.

Three-dimensional fluid-driven stable frictional ruptures

A. Sáez; B. Lecampion 

11th European Solid Mechanics Conference, Galway, Ireland, 4-8 July.

Spatio-temporal patterns of fluid-driven aseismic slip transients: implications to seismic swarms

A. Saez; B. Lecampion 

EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23-27 May, 2022.

Steadily Moving Semi-Infinite Hydraulic Fracture in a Poroelastic Media

A. Möri; B. Lecampion 

11th European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC 2022), Galway, Irland, 4 – 8 July 2022.

Teaching Resources

Elastodynamics – notes for earthquake source physics

B. Lecampion 

2022-07-18.

2021

Journal Articles

A plane‐strain hydraulic fracture driven by a shear‐thinning Carreau fluid

L. Pereira; B. Lecampion 

International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. 2021-04-02. Vol. 45, num. 11, p. 1603-1623. DOI : 10.1002/nag.3216.

Arrest of a radial hydraulic fracture upon shut-in of the injection

A. Möri; B. Lecampion 

International Journal of Solids and Structures. 2021-03-06. Vol. 219-220, p. 151-165. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2021.02.022.

Propagation of a plane-strain hydraulic fracture accounting for a rough cohesive zone

D. Liu; B. Lecampion 

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 2021-01-24. Vol. 149, p. 104322. DOI : 10.1016/j.jmps.2021.104322.

Conference Papers

Combining active and passive acoustic methods to image hydraulic fracture growth in laboratory experiments

S. Momeni; D. Liu; B. Lecampion 

2021-09-22. Mechanics and Rock Engineering from Theory to Practice – the 2021 ISRM International Symposium (EUROCK 2021), Torino, Italy, September, 20-24, 2021. p. 012088. DOI : 10.1088/1755-1315/833/1/012088.

Remembering François H. Cornet’s contribution to the geomechanics and geophysics communities

R. Prioul; J. Desroches; E. Gaucher; T. Bérard; M-l. Doan et al. 

2021-08-31. 55th US Rock Mechanics/ Geomechanics Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, June 18-25, 2021.

Aseismic slip propagation in fractured rock masses driven by pore-fluid diffusion

F. Ciardo; B. Lecampion 

2021-08-01. 55th US Rock Mechanics/ Geomechanics Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, June 20-23, 2021.

Theses

Hydraulic fracture growth in quasi-brittle materials

D. Liu / B. T. A. Lecampion (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2021. 

Posters

Limiting Regimes of a Three-Dimensional Buoyant Hydraulic Fracture Emerging from a Point Source

A. Möri; B. Lecampion 

AGU Fall Meeting 2021, New Orleans, LA, USA, 13 – 17 December 2021.

A Scaling Relation Between the Moment Release due to Aseismic Motion and the Injected Volume of Fluid

A. Sáez; B. Lecampion 

AGU Fall Meeting 2021, New Orleans, USA, December 13-17, 2021.

Talks

The breakthrough time of a hydraulic fracture contained between two tough layers

C. Peruzzo; J. Capron; B. Lecampion 

19th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Geneva 2021, [Online], 19-20 November 2021.

Interaction and coalescence of fluid-driven fractures: numerical predictions versus experiments

C. Peruzzo; B. Lecampion; N. O’Keeffe; P. Linden 

APS physics March Meeting 2021, [Online], March 15-19, 2021.

Scaling as a key component of the modelling of fluid driven fractures

B. Lecampion 

2nd International conference on coupled processes in fractured geological media: observations, modeling and applications – CouFrac 2020, Seoul, Korea, 11-13 November 2020.

Simulations of hydraulic fracture initiation, growth and closure driven by a viscoplastic mud

H. Zia; B. Lecampion; L. Pereira; J. Desroches 

14th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, online, 11-15 January 2021.

Three-dimensional aseismic ruptures driven by fluid injection

A. Sáez; B. Lecampion; P. Bhattacharya; R. C. Viesca 

EGU General Assembly 2021, Online, April 19-30, 2021.

Improved fracture front reconstruction in planar 3D fluid driven fractures simulation

C. Peruzzo; B. Lecampion; H. Zia 

14th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XIV) and 8th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2020) (Eccomas Congress 2020 & 14th WCCM), Virtual Congress, January 11-15, 2021.

Student Projects

Physics Informed Neural Networks for Surrogate Modelling and Inverse Problems in Geotechnics

N. Olsen 

2021-07-13.

Revisiting the Pohang Induced Earthquake

T. Liardon 

2021-07-13.

Rock Heterogeneity and Fractures

J. Capron 

2021-07-13.

2020

Journal Articles

Reply to comments on “Explicit versus implicit front advancing schemes for the simulation of hydraulic fracture growth” (Int. J. Numer. Anal. Methods Geomech., 2019, 43 (6), 1300-1315)” by Prof. Linkov

H. Zia; B. Lecampion 

International Journal For Numerical And Analytical Methods In Geomechanics. 2020-09-11. Vol. 44, num. 18, p. 2524-2526. DOI : 10.1002/nag.3141.

A fast boundary element based solver for localized inelastic deformations

F. Ciardo; B. Lecampion; F. Fayard; S. Chaillat 

International Journal For Numerical Methods In Engineering. 2020-08-28. Vol. 121, num. 24, p. 5696-5718. DOI : 10.1002/nme.6520.

Time-lapse reconstruction of the fracture front from diffracted waves arrivals in laboratory hydraulic fracture experiments

D. Liu; B. Lecampion; T. Blum 

Geophysical Journal International. 2020-06-23. Vol. 223, num. 1, p. 180-196. DOI : 10.1093/gji/ggaa310.

Planar hydraulic fracture growth perpendicular to the isotropy plane in a transversely isotropic material

F-E. Moukhtari; B. Lecampion; H. Zia 

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 2020-01-17. Vol. 137, p. 103878. DOI : 10.1016/j.jmps.2020.103878.

PyFrac: A planar 3D hydraulic fracture simulator

H. Zia; B. Lecampion 

Computer Physics Communications. 2020. Vol. 255, p. 1-11, 107368. DOI : 10.1016/j.cpc.2020.107368.

Modeling of Simultaneous Propagation of Multiple Blade‑Like Hydraulic Fractures from a Horizontal Well

D. Nikolskiy; B. Lecampion 

Rock Mechanics Rock Engineering. 2020. Vol. 53, p. 1701–1718. DOI : 10.1007/s00603-019-02002-4.

Theses

Hydraulic stimulation of pre-existing discontinuities in tight rocks

F. Ciardo / B. T. A. Lecampion (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2020. 

Propagation of fluid driven fractures in transversely isotropic material

F-E. Moukhtari / B. T. A. Lecampion (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2020. 

Posters

Fully-coupled 3D modelling of magmatic dike Propagation – finite pulse release from a point source

A. Möri; B. Lecampion; H. Zia 

EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4 – 8 May 2020.

Talks

Transition from a radial to a 3D buoyancy-driven hydraulic fracture

A. Möri; B. Lecampion 

18th Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2020 (SGM 2020), Zürich, Switzerland, 6 – 7 September 2020.

Laboratory studies of hydraulic fracture growth in quasi-brittle rocks with different grain sizes

D. Liu; B. Lecampion 

18th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, 7 November 2020.

Student Projects

In-situ stress and rock characterisation via dry reopening test

S. Zarate 

2020-07-14.

Numerical back-analysis & future risk assessment of the Hirschigraben landslide(s)

A. Möri 

2020-01-24.

2019

Journal Articles

Slickwater hydraulic fracture propagation: near-tip and radial geometry solutions

B. Lecampion; H. Zia 

Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 2019-10-10. Vol. 880, p. 514-550. DOI : 10.1017/jfm.2019.716.

Propagation of a fluid-driven fracture with fracture length dependent apparent toughness

D. Liu; B. Lecampion; D. Garagash 

Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 2019-08-21. Vol. 220, p. 106616. DOI : 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2019.106616.

On stepwise advancement of fractures and pressure oscillations in saturated porous media

C. Peruzzo; L. Simoni; B. A. Schrefler 

Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 2019-06-15. Vol. 215, p. 246-250. DOI : 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2019.05.006.

Effect of dilatancy on the transition from aseismic to seismic slip due to fluid injection in a fault

F. Ciardo; B. Lecampion 

Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth. 2019-05-25. Vol. 124, p. 3724-3743. DOI : 10.1029/2018JB016636.

Dynamics of fracturing saturated porous media and self-organization of rupture

C. Peruzzo; D. T. Cao; E. Milanese; P. Favia; F. Pesavento et al. 

European Journal Of Mechanics A-Solids. 2019-03-01. Vol. 74, p. 471-484. DOI : 10.1016/j.euromechsol.2018.12.004.

Explicit versus implicit front advancing schemes for the simulation of hydraulic fracture growth

H. Zia; B. Lecampion 

International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. 2019. Vol. 43, num. 6, p. 1300-1315. DOI : 10.1002/nag.2898.

Conference Papers

Propagation of a planar hydraulic fracture perpendicular to the isotropy plane of a transversely isotropic material

F-E. Moukhtari; B. Lecampion; H. Zia 

2019-06-23. 53rd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium , New-York, USA, June, 23-26, 2019.

Effects of spatial variation of cluster entry friction on hydraulic fracture propagation in multistage fracturing

D. Nikolskiy; B. Lecampion; H. Pourpak; A. Onaisi 

2019-06-23. 53rd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, New-York, USA, June, 23-26, 2019.

Propagation of a plane-strain hydraulic fracture accounting for the presence of a cohesive zone and a fluid lag

D. Liu; B. Lecampion 

2019-06-23. 53rd US Rock Mechanics/ Geomechanics Symposium, New York City, June, 23-26, 2019.

Growth of a radial hydraulic fracture accounting for the viscous fluid flow in a rough cohesive zone

D. Liu; B. Lecampion 

2019. 2019 ARMA-CUPB Geothermal International Conference, Beijing, China, August 5-8, 2019.

Reports

STIMDESIGN: Hydraulic stimulation design for deep geothermal reservoirs – a numerical approach

B. Lecampion; F. Ciardo 

2019-11-01

Posters

Fluid injection driven, a-seismic fracture growth with remote nucleation on heterogeneous fault

A. Möri; B. Lecampion; F. Ciardo 

SCCER-SoE Annual Conference 2019, EPFL,Lausanne, Switzerland, 3 – 4 September 2019.

A-seismic fracture growth driven by fluid injection and remote nucleation of dynamic rupture in a weaker part of the fault

A. Möri; B. Lecampion; F. Ciardo 

Third Schatzalp Workshop on Induced Seismicity, Davos, Switzerland, 5 – 8 March, 2019.

Talks

Explicit versus implicit front advancing schemes for the simulation of hydraulic fracture growth.

H. Zia; B. Lecampion 

CFRAC 2019: VI International Conference on Computational Modeling of Fracture and Failure of Materials and Structures, Braunschweig, Germany, 12-14 June 2019.

2018

Journal Articles

Impact of the anisotropy of fracture toughness on the propagation of planar 3D hydraulic fracture

H. Zia; B. Lecampion; W. Zhang 

International Journal of Fracture. 2018-03-16. Vol. 211, num. 1-2, p. 103-123. DOI : 10.1007/s10704-018-0278-7.

A mechanically-based model of snow slab and weak layer fracture in the Propagation Saw Test

L. Benedetti; J. Gaume; J-T. Fischer 

International Journal of Solids and Structures. 2018-02-09. Vol. 158, p. 1-20. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2017.12.033.

A lined hole in a viscoelastic rock under biaxial far-field stress

S. G. Mogilevskaya; B. Lecampion 

International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 2018. Vol. 106, p. 350-363. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2018.02.019.

Immersive Wave Propagation Experimentation: Physical Implementation and One-Dimensional Acoustic Results

T. S. Becker; D-J. van Manen; C. M. Donahue; C. Bärlocher; N. Börsing et al. 

Physical Review X. 2018. Vol. 8, num. 3, p. 031011. DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevX.8.031011.

A semi-infinite hydraulic fracture driven by a shear-thinning fluid

F-E. Moukhtari; B. Lecampion 

Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 2018. Vol. 838, p. 573-605. DOI : 10.1017/jfm.2017.900.

Numerical methods for hydraulic fracture propagation: a review of recent trends

B. Lecampion; A. Bunger; X. Zhang 

Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 2018. Vol. 49, p. 66-83. DOI : 10.1016/j.jngse.2017.10.012.

Conference Papers

Accounting for near-wellbore fracture behavior to unlock the potential of unconventional gas wells

B. Lecampion; J. Desroches 

2018-06-29. 27th World Gas Conference, Washington, DC, USA, June 25-29.

Talks

Hydraulic fracture growth in transversely isotropic rocks

B. Lecampion 

Warren Lecture, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA,

Hydraulic fracture growth & turbulent flow

B. Lecampion 

Departmental seminar, Skolkovo Institute of Technology, Moscow,

Propagation of a Radial Fluid-driven Fracture in Nonlinear Solid –around the tip of a fluid-driven fracture: process zone vs deviated fluid flow

D. Liu; B. Lecampion 

International Summer School on Mechanics and Physics of Stretchable Objects (MEPHiSTO 2018), Cargese, Corsica, France, 7-17 August 2018 .

Numerical simulation of hydraulic fracture growth: advances & remaining challenges

B. Lecampion 

10th European Sold Mechanics Conference, Bologna, Italy, July 2-6, 2018.

The Importance of coupling wellbore hydraulic & simultaneous fractures propagation in multistage design

B. Lecampion 

2018 ARMA-DGS Workshop: the Role of Geomechanics in Stimulations, Bahrain, April 3-5, 2018.

Slickwater is not water

B. Lecampion; H. Zia 

Hydraulic Fracturing: Modeling, Simulation, and Experiment workshop 18w5085 – Banff International Research Station, Banff, Canada, June 3-8.

2017

Journal Articles

The Role of Geological Barriers in Achieving Robust Well Integrity

M. Loizzo; B. Lecampion; S. Mogilevskaya 

Energy Procedia. 2017. Vol. 114, p. 5193-5205. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1673.

Experiments versus theory for the initiation and propagation of radial hydraulic fractures in low permeability materials

B. Lecampion; J. Desroches; R. G. Jeffrey; A. P. Bunger 

Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth. 2017. Vol. 122, num. 2, p. 1239-1263. DOI : 10.1002/2016JB013183.

Propagation of a height contained hydraulic fracture in turbulent flow regimes

H. Zia; B. Lecampion 

International Journal of Solids and Structures. 2017. Vol. 110-111, p. 265-278. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2016.12.029.

Book Chapters

Four Critical Issues for Successful Hydraulic Fracturing Applications

A. Bunger; B. Lecampion 

Rock Mechanics and Engineering; CRC Press, 2017.

Posters

Modeling of the propagation of hydraulic fracture using cohesive zone models

D. Liu; B. Lecampion; L. Benedetti 

15th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Davos, Switzerland, November 17-18,2017.

Modelling of fluid injection into a frictional weakening dilatant fault

F. Ciardo; B. Lecampion 

2nd Induced Seismicity Workshop, Davos-Schatzalp, March 14-17, 2017.

Effect of dilatancy on a frictional weakening fault subjected to fluid injection

F. Ciardo; B. Lecampion 

European Geoscience Union, Vienna, April 23-28, 2017.

Modelling of fluid injection into a frictional weakening dilatant fault

F. Ciardo; B. Lecampion 

6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Champs-sur-Marne, Paris, July 9-13, 2017.

Talks

Torsion and bending failure of skew notched beams: 3D numerical modelling of quasi brittle materials with the mixed strain-displacement FEM

L. Benedetti; M. Cervera; M. Chiumenti 

COMPLAS 2017. XIV International Conference on Computational Plasticity. Fundamentals and Applications, UPC- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, 5th-7th September 2017.

High-fidelity numerical analysis of experimental tests on concrete specimens via mixed strain-displacement FE

L. Benedetti; M. Cervera; M. Chiumenti 

CMN 2017 – Congress on Numerical Methods in Engineering , Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain, 3rd-5th July 2017 .

Modeling the growth of planar 3D hydraulic fractures in the presence of in-situ stress contrast

B. Lecampion; H. Zia 

Tip asymptotic of a hydraulic fracture driven by a power law fluid accounting for the presence of a fluid lag

F-E. Moukhtari; B. Lecampion 

6th International Conference on Coupled THMC Processes in Geosystems, Paris, France, July 5-7, 2017.

Hydraulic Fractures – Modeling and realities

B. Lecampion 

Workshop on Multiphysics, Multiscale, and Coupled Problems in Subsurface Physics, Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics, An NSF Math Institute at UCLA, Los Angeles, Ca, USA, April 3-7, 2017.

Geothermal for Electricity Production: dreams & realities

B. Lecampion 

Geothermal Energy Day, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands, March 23, 2017.

Hydraulic fracturing and induced seismicity

B. Lecampion 

2nd Schatzalp workshop on Induced Seismicity, Davos, Switzerland, March 14-17, 2017.

Patents

In-situ property determination

B. Lecampion; E. Siebrits; R. Prioul 

US2017204726; US9647765; US2016134377; US9264147; WO2011119897; US2011274429; WO2011119897.

2017-07-20.

2016

Posters

The tip region of a hydraulic fracture driven by a power law fluid

F-E. Moukhtari; B. Lecampion 

SCCER-SoE Annual Conference 2016, Sion, Switzerland, September 12-13, 2016.

Fluid injection in a frictional weakening fracture

F. Ciardo; B. Lecampion 

SCCER-SoE Annual Conference 2016, Sion, Switzerland, September 13, 2016.

The tip region of a hydraulic fracture driven by a power law fluid

F-E. Moukhtari; B. Lecampion 

14th Swiss Geosciences Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, November 18, 2016.

Acoustic monitoring of laboratory hydraulic fracture growth under stress and pore pressure

T. Blum; B. Lecampion 

14th Swiss Geosciences Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, November 18, 2016.

Talks

A new mechanical framework to interpret weak layer and slab fracture in the propagation saw test

L. Benedetti; J-T. Fischer; J. Gaume 

ISSW 2016 – International Snow Science Workshop, Breckenridge, Colorado, United States, 3rd-7th October 2016.

Impact of the propagation algorithm on the convergence rate of hydraulic fracturing simulator to reference solutions

B. Lecampion 

ECCOMAS Congress 2016, Crete Island, Greece, June 5-10, 2016.

Implicit level set scheme to model the propagation of planar 3D hydraulic fractures

H. Zia; B. Lecampion 

14th Swiss Geosciences Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, November 18, 2016.

Turbulent – laminar transition in the propagation of height-contained hydraulic fracture

H. Zia; B. Lecampion 

European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 17–22, 2016.