Research at LEMR

The objective of the Laboratory of Experimental Rock Mechanics (LEMR) is to provide a better understanding of the couplings between upper-crust mechanics and fluid movements. The evaluation of the coupled hydro-mechanical processes in high/low porosity rocks has a prime importance for: underground nuclear waste disposal, geothermal energy extraction, gas/oil recovery, carbon dioxide sequestration in deep reservoirs or yet for the landslides and earthquakes-related hazards. It has also strong implication in engineering geology topics such as tunnelling and underground constructions.

 

Image modified form Norton & Dutrow (2001)