• ROCK MECHANICS FOR FOUNDATIONS

  • Foundations for edifications

  • Dam Foundations

  • FIELD AND LABORATORY INVESTIGATIONS IN ROCK MECHANICS

  • Physical and mechanical lab rock properties

  • Characterization of rock masses

  • Use of scanners for characterization

  • Determination of in situ stresses

  • Monitoring of rock works

  • Influence of the scale

  • STABILITY OF ROCK SLOPES

  • Open pit mine slopes

  • Roads and railways slopes

  • Excavations for the implementation of dams

  • Quarrying slopes

  • Block Falls

  • Stabilization and containment of rock movements

  • ROCK MECHANICS FOR PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

  • Wellbore Stability

  • Hydraulic fracturing

  • Sand production

  • Reservoir geomechanics and fault reactivation

  • Rock cutting mechanisms

  • NUMERICAL MODELING IN ROCK MECHANICS

  • Finite and discrete element methods

  • Comparative studies between predictions and measurements

  • Probabilistic studies

  • Optimization

  • ROCK MECHANICS FOR UNDERGROUND EXCAVATION

  • Underground Mining

  • Tunnels and underground caves