Derek Elsworth

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Professor, John and Willie Leone Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering (EME)

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Computational mechanics, rock mechanics, groundwater hydrology, mathematical modeling, poromechanics, coupled processes, contaminant hydrology, mining engineering, petroleum engineering and fracture hydrology with applications to geothermal energy; the de

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Recent Publications

Stress perturbation caused by multistage hydraulic fracturing: Implications for deep fault reactivation

An, M., Zhang, F., Dontsov, E., Elsworth, D., Zhu, H. & Zhao, L., May 2021, In: International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 141, 104704.

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The Potential for Low-Grade Metamorphism to Facilitate Fault Instability in a Geothermal Reservoir

An, M., Zhang, F., Min, K. B., Elsworth, D., Marone, C. & He, C., Jun 16 2021, In: Geophysical Research Letters. 48, 11, e2021GL093552.

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Hydro-mechanical-chemical modeling of sub-nanopore capillary-confinement on CO2-CCUS-EOR

Cai, M., Su, Y., Elsworth, D., Li, L. & Fan, L., Jun 15 2021, In: Energy. 225, 120203.

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Experimental study on the feasibility of microwave heating fracturing for enhanced shale gas recovery

Chen, T., Zheng, X., Qiu, X., Feng, X. T., Elsworth, D., Cui, G., Jia, Z. & Pan, Z., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 104073.

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Mechanisms of tripartite permeability evolution for supercritical CO2 in propped shale fractures

Hou, L. & Elsworth, D., May 15 2021, In: Fuel. 292, 120188.

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Review of fundamental studies of CO2 fracturing: Fracture propagation, propping and permeating

Hou, L., Zhang, S., Elsworth, D., Liu, H., Sun, B. & Geng, X., Oct 2021, In: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 205, 108823.

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Advances in in-situ modified mining by fluidization and in unconventional geomechanics

Liang, W., Zhao, Y., Liu, J., Elsworth, D., Feng, Z. & Cai, J., Mar 2021, In: Advances in Geo-Energy Research. 5, 1, p. 1-4 4 p.

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Corrigendum to “Influencing factors and fracability of lacustrine shale oil reservoirs” [Mar. Petrol. Geology 110 (2019) 463–471] (Marine and Petroleum Geology (2019) 110 (463–471), (S0264817219303125), (10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.07.002))

Ma, C., Dong, C., Lin, C., Elsworth, D., Luan, G., Sun, X. & Liu, X., Feb 2021, In: Marine and Petroleum Geology. 124, 104861.

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Nonlinear elastodynamic behavior of intact and fractured rock under in-situ stress and saturation conditions

Manogharan, P., Wood, C., Marone, C., Elsworth, D., Rivière, J. & Shokouhi, P., Aug 2021, In: Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 153, 104491.

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Discrete fracture matrix modelling of fully-coupled CO2 flow – Deformation processes in fractured coal

Sampath, K. H. S. M., Perera, M. S. A., Elsworth, D., Matthai, S. K., Ranjith, P. G. & Dong-yin, L., Feb 2021, In: International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 138, 104644.

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