In the framework of the development of a subsea tidal turbine, the design of the foundations has to be optimal. Cathie Associates, on behalf of HydroQuest, wanted us to investigate the penetration of a single steel foundation pin in a granitic rock mass by using a discrete numerical approach and follow the state of the damaged zone around the tip during penetration.
The 56th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium covers all aspects of rock mechanics, geomechanics, and rock engineering.
Dr. Xing has over 8 years of working experience on geomechanics, both in industry and academics, in numerical simulations and laboratory experiments. His expertise is on enhancing energy extraction from subsurface with engineering treatment, including geothermal, unconventional oil/gas resources, etc. He has experience in developing analytical solutions, numerical codes, laboratory experiments, and data-based methods related to various geomechanics applications.
Dr. Xing has worked on different projects including: numerical modeling of the stimulation of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) with DOE’s FORGE project, in-situ stress measurements for geothermal and oil/gas reservoirs with newly proposed temperature signatures and flowback methods, machine learning models to predict formation properties using drilling data, core analysis for unconventional oil/gas reservoirs, numerical modeling and experimental investigation of hydraulic fracturing growth in layered reservoirs, and thermal-hydrological-mechanical analysis in hydrate bearing sediments.
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