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  • Oct
    16

    SPREE Seminar: Manolis Veveakis

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    Localized Instabilities and Pattern Formation in Multi-Physics Geomechanics Systems

    Abstract

    Localization instabilities like shear and compaction bands, cracks, faulting, folding, boudinage, are of primordial importance in the disciplines of earth science and engineering related problems. They relate to catastrophic events like earthquakes and landslides, but are also present in most engineering problems. In energy engineering for example, they constitute natural barriers or conduits for hydrocarbons and energy operations, but also affect the long-term structural performance of the energy reservoirs. As we proceed to unlocking resources at ever increasing depths, at high pressures and temperatures and in the presence of chemically active fluid-rock systems (like carbonates or shales), the assessment of the onset and evolution of localization patterns in such multi-physical environments is an important step towards deeper understanding of these systems. In this work a multi-physical (Thermo-hydro-chemo-mechanical) model is presented and calibrated against laboratory experiments. Following this step, the non-linear bifurcation analysis of the model will be presented, revealing conditions for pattern formation (from cracks to shear-bands to compaction bands) and transition to chaos. Finally, examples in the Geodynamic scale will be given, comprising the evolution and reactivation of faults, the conditions required for folding and boudinage at high temperatures and pressures, compaction bands and diagenetic fracture network formation in unconventional reservoirs, as well as shear instability and weak phase production at high temperature deep boreholes.

    Bio

    Manolis Veveakis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University. He earned a Ph.D. in 2010 from the Department of Mechanics of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, under the supervision of late Prof. I. Vardoulakis. Before joining Duke University, he was a Senior Lecturer at UNSW's School of Petroleum Engineering since 2014 and a Research Scientist in CSIRO's Division of Earth Sciences and Resource Engineering before that. Veveakis holds a Diploma (BSc+MEng) in Applied Mathematics and Physics (MEng in Materials Engineering), an MSc in Applied Mechanics and a PhD in Geomechanics.

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    TIME Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Oct
    23

    Estimating Liquefaction-Induced Building Settlement

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    10:15 AM Hive Room 2350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

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    CONTACT Alison Rodriguez    alison.rodriguez@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Oct
    23

    Dean's Seminar Series: Heather Stern - Addressing the Gender Gap in Brand and Design Leadership

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    4:00 PM Hive Studio (2-350), Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Oct
    25

    EES Seminar: Jessica Ray

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, October 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Oct
    25

    Homecoming: Prototype Purple

    Segal Design Institute

    3:30 PM Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Friday, October 25, 2019 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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    CONTACT Victoria Williams    victoria.williams@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Segal Design Institute

  • Oct
    26

    CEE Homecoming Alumni Breakfast

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    8:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  • Oct
    30

    PD Seminar: David Kosnik

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    6:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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  • Nov
    1

    EES Seminar: George Wells

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, November 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Nov
    8

    SPREE Seminar: Dominic Frigon

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, November 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Nov
    8

    SPREE Seminar: Dominic Frigon

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM

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    TIME Friday, November 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Nov
    15

    EES Seminar: Patricio Carnelli

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, November 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Nov
    20

    SPREE Seminar: Chloé Arson

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Nov
    22

    EES Seminar: Paul Roots

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, November 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Nov
    27

    Thanksgiving vacation begins 6 p.m.

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    TIME Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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  • Nov
    28

    Thanksgiving Day

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    TIME Thursday, November 28, 2019

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  • Dec
    2

    Fall Classes resume 8 a.m.

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    TIME Monday, December 2, 2019

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  • Dec
    6

    EES Seminar: Fangqiong Ling

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Dec
    6

    EES Seminar: Fangqiong Ling

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM

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    TIME Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Dec
    7

    Fall classes end

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    TIME Saturday, December 7, 2019

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  • Dec
    9

    Fall examinations begin

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    TIME Monday, December 9, 2019

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  • Dec
    14

    Winter Break Begins

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    TIME Saturday, December 14, 2019

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