UNDERSTANDING DEEP ROCKS FOR NEW SPACE AND ENERGY APPLICATIONS
2 STUs (Structural) - Approved and Confirmed / PDUs for PEs and CEngs (To Be Confirmed)
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About the Synopsis
The next few decades will pose enormous challenges and opportunities for underground space and renewable energy in Singapore.
As a resource-scarce country, Singapore has setup an underground master plan with net-zero carbon emissions target. The development of space and energy is targeted toward achieving and fostering these national needs with sustainable economic growth.
It is important to understand the unloading-induced failure characteristics of Singapore rocks at great depths so as to examine if the classical failure criteria remain applicable to highly stressed rocks under various excavation conditions.
Faults and fractures play a significant role in rock mass stability. Controlling failure behavior and energy release during deep rock excavation are critical to ensure the safety of underground activities.
From the perspective of geothermal energy extraction, knowledge of rock failure and healing in response to fluid injection are required to mitigate potential geohazards.
This webinar will address a number of emerging challenges that are being faced in current deep rock projects in many countries. This will help in future space and energy applications in Singapore.
About the Speaker
Dr Wei Wu is an Assistant Professor of Rock Engineering and the Assistant Chair (Research) in School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He received his PhD degree at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. Prior to joining NTU, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University, USA.
Dr Wu is the author of about 100 journal and conference articles on rock mechanics, engineering geology, and reservoir geomechanics. He serves as the Honorary Secretary of Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering Geology (Singapore). He is one of the Organsing Chair for 13th Asian Regional Conference of International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG) to be held in Singapore from 16 to 18 Nov 2021.
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