Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.

Wei Fu

Geomechanics Engineer

U.S. Minneapolis
Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.

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Areas of Expertise

Energy
Geomechanical
Numerical Modeling
Petroleum
Rock Mechanics

Consulting Services

Energy
Mining

Wei Fu

Geomechanics Engineer

Dr. Fu’s experience centers on computational, analytical, and experimental geomechanics in subsurface resource development (petroleum, geothermal energy, and mining) and underground excavation. He is experienced in the computational modeling of coupled geomechanics and fluid flow. He has experience in developing analytical models using fracture mechanics, designing and performing laboratory hydraulic fracturing and rock mechanics experiments, characterizing subsurface features, and integrating large field datasets with numerical simulations.

Dr. Fu has worked on a variety of geomechanics projects, such as numerical modeling and analytical upscaling of hydraulic fracture swarms, experimental study of time-dependent fracture initiation, impact of natural fracture heterogeneities on hydraulic fracture propagation integrating discrete element modeling, laboratory experimentation, fracture mechanics modeling, and numerical analyses of dynamic tunneling processes and tunnel durability.

Education

Ph.D. (Major: Civil Engineering, Minor: Mechanical Engineering), 2018
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

B.Sc. (Tunnel and Underground Engineering), 2013
Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China

B.Eng. (Civil Engineering), 2011
Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China

Publications

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U.S. Minneapolis
Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.