Shimin Liu

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Associate Professor and Joseph Kreutzberger Early Career Professorship, John and Willie Leone Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering (EME)

Research Summary

Research includes geomechanics and fluid dynamics and their applications in unconventional resources development, underground mining, carbon sequestration and natural hazard prevention. His current research interests include reservoir assessment of coal and shale resources; geomechanics modeling with continuous gas depletion; ground control for mines; coal mine gas control and management; carbon sequestration in deep rocks; nanoscale rock imaging. 

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Recent Publications

Micro-fractures in coal induced by high pressure CO2 gas fracturing

Cao, Y., Zhang, J., Zhang, X., Liu, S. & Elsworth, D., Mar 1 2022, In: Fuel. 311, 122148.

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A Thermodynamic Method for the Estimation of Free Gas Proportion in Depressurization Production of Natural Gas Hydrate

Li, S., Sun, Y., Lu, C., Chen, W., Liu, S., Chen, L. & Li, X., Mar 30 2022, In: Frontiers in Earth Science. 10, 859111.

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Experimental evaluation of ultrasound treatment induced pore structure and gas desorption behavior alterations of coal

Liu, P., Liu, A., Liu, S. & Qi, L., Jan 1 2022, In: Fuel. 307, 121855.

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Mechanical property alterations across coal matrix due to water-CO2 treatments: A micro-to-nano scale experimental study

Liu, A. & Liu, S., Jun 1 2022, In: Energy. 248, 123575.

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CO2Gas Fracturing in High Dip Angled Coal Seams for Improved Gas Drainage Efficiency at Hashatu Coal Mine

Shi, B., Cao, Y., Tian, L., Zhang, J. & Liu, S., Mar 3 2022, In: Energy and Fuels. 36, 5, p. 2763-2774 12 p.

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In Situ Stress Distribution and Variation Monitored by Microseismic Tracking on a Fractured Horizontal Well: A Case Study from the Qinshui Basin

Tian, L., Li, Z., Cao, Y., Liu, S. & Song, Y., Apr 26 2022, In: ACS Omega. 7, 16, p. 14363-14370 8 p.

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Investigation of pore evolution and variation with magma intrusion on Permian Gufeng shale formation and their implications on gas enrichment

Chen, S., Yao, S., Wang, Y., Liu, S., Wang, X., Zhang, Y. & Wang, H., Dec 2021, In: Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 96, 104277.

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A novel experimental system for accurate gas sorption and its application to various shale rocks

Fan, L. & Liu, S., Jan 2021, In: Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 165, p. 180-191 12 p.

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Investigation of Fluid-Injection-Induced Coal Stiffness Alteration using a Single-Core Multistage Triaxial Test

Fan, L., Liu, S., Zhao, W. & Hou, X., Mar 15 2021, In: International Journal of Coal Geology. 237, 103692.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Respirable nano-particulate generations and their pathogenesis in mining workplaces: a review

Fan, L. & Liu, S., Apr 2021, In: International Journal of Coal Science and Technology. 8, 2, p. 179-198 20 p.

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The concept of hydrogen-methane blends storage in underground mine excavations - Gas permeability of concrete

Gajda, D., Liu, S. & Lutynski, M., Jun 4 2021, In: E3S Web of Conferences. 266, 03007.

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Quantifying and Modeling of In Situ Stress Evolutions of Coal Reservoirs for Helium, Methane, Nitrogen and CO2 Depletions

Hou, X., Liu, S., Li, G., Zhu, Y. & Liu, A., Aug 2021, In: Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. 54, 8, p. 3701-3719 19 p.

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Evaluating the changes of sorption and diffusion behaviors of Illinois coal with various water-based fracturing fluid treatments

Huang, Q., Liu, S., Wang, G. & Cheng, W., Jan 1 2021, In: Fuel. 283, 118884.

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Experimental study on the adverse effect of gel fracturing fluid on gas sorption behavior for Illinois coal

Huang, Q., Li, J., Liu, S. & Wang, G., Dec 2021, In: International Journal of Coal Science and Technology. 8, 6, p. 1250-1261 12 p.

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Role of VES-based fracturing fluid on gas sorption and diffusion of coal: An experimental study of Illinois basin coal

Huang, Q., Liu, S., Wu, B., Wang, G., Li, G. & Guo, Z., Apr 2021, In: Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 148, p. 1243-1253 11 p.

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