In Sweden, the Forsmark site, a sparsely fractured crystalline host rock, is selected to be the future location for building a deeply sited nuclear waste disposal. The definition of highly detailed, and DFN (Discrete Fracture Network) based, site models is required for both post-closure safety assessment and construction purposes. DFN-based models are considered as the most accurate representation of the fractured system and of the geological context.
The theme of RockEng22 is Canadian Strengths and Future Directions in Rock Mechanics.
Dr. Fairhurst, BSME, DEA, PhD, obtained his BSME degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology, Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA) in 1983 and obtained his DEA and PhD in Mining Technologies from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, in Fontainebleau, France in 1984 and 1987, respectively.
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