Home | Research | Rock mechanics and fracture flow

Rock mechanics and fracture flow

Rock mechanics and fracture flow

Rock mechanics and fracture flow

Our focus is on enhanced understanding of flow and transport mechanisms in fractured systems. We currently develop new tomographic inversion procedures for discrete fracture network (DFN) characterization. We also inspected single fracture characteristics in granitic rocks relevant for engineered geothermal systems (EGS).


Ringel, L., Somogyvári, M., Jalali, M., Bayer, P. (2019). Comparison of hydraulic and tracer tomography for discrete fracture network inversion. Geosciences, 9, 274, 16 pp.

Nigon, B., Englert, A., Pascal, C. (2019). Three-dimensional flow characterization in a joint with plumose pattern. Hydrogeology Journal, 2019(1). 

Afshari Moein, M. J., Valley, B., & Evans, K. F. (2019). Scaling of Fracture Patterns in Three Deep Boreholes and Implications for Constraining Fractal Discrete Fracture Network Models. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 1-21. 

Afshari Moein, M. J., Somogyvari, M., Valley, B., Jalali, M., Loew, S., Bayer, P. (2018). Fracture network characterization using stress-based tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, 123(11), 9324-9340.

Somogyvári, M., Jalali, M., Jiménez, S., Bayer P. (2017). Synthetic fracture network characterization with transdimensional inversion. Water Resources Research, 53(6), 5104-5123.

Vogler, D., Walsh, S.D.C., Bayer, P., Amann, F. (2017). Comparison of surface properties in natural and artificially generated fractures in a crystalline rock. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 50(11), 2891–2909. 

Vogler, D., Amann, F., Bayer, P., Elsworth, D. (2016). Permeability Evolution in Natural Fractures Subject to Cyclic Loading and Gouge Formation. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 49(9), 3463-3479.

Logo applied geoology