Zhiqiang Fan is a Redfield fellow in the Division of Hydrological sciences. His research combines fault and fracture mechanics and thermal-hydro-mechanical coupling addressing deformation and failure mechanisms of fluid-saturated rocks, and structural control of mass and heat transfer in sedimentary basins. His research is of applied interest to groundwater management, hydrocarbon production, and enhanced geothermal system development.
His Area of Expertise
- Fault and Fracture mechanics
- Wellbore stability
- Induced seismicity
- Hydraulic facturing
- Porous flow and fracture flow
- Modeling of fluid-driven fracture propagation (XFEM, Cohesive zone)
- Micromechanics of composite
- Large deformation of hyperelastic materials
geomechanics, poroelasticity, thermoporoelasticity, fracture mechanics, induced seismicity,fault mechanics, well hydraulics
Analytical solutions for a wellbore subjected to a non-isothermal fluid flux: Implications for optimizing injection rates, fracture reactivation, and EGS hydraulic stimulation
, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
Modeling coupled sorption and transformation of 17?-estradiol-17-sulfate in agricultural soils, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 168, 17-24
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Modeling coupled sorption and transformation of 17?-estradiol?17-sulfate in soil-water systems, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 168, 17-24
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Poroelastic effect on transient flow to a pumping well with storage and finite thickness skin, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2019-December 13, 2019
Poroelastic response of a stationary fracture subjected to a constant fluid flux, Interpore 10th Annual Meeting and Jubilee: New Orleans, LA, May 14, 2018-May 17, 2018
Effect of Coupled Porothermoelastic Stress on Shear Stimulation of Enhanced Geothermal Systems, Proceedings, 43rd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering: Stanford, CA, February 12, 2018-February 14, 2018
Coupled hydromechanical modeling to investigate effect of faults on stresses at a horizontal tunnel, NWRA Fall Symposium: Reno, September 25, 2018-September 26, 2018
An analytical solution for constant rate fluid injection into thermoporoelastic rocks with applications to hydraulic stimulation of enhanced geothermal systems, NWRA Fall Symposium: Reno, September 25, 2018-September 26, 2018
An integrated assessment of induced seismicity potential associated with enhanced geothermal systems, AGU Fall Meeting: Washington D.C., December 10, 2018-December 14, 2018