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  Information - MPRG7 The Transport Properties of Geomaterials: Theory, Modeling, Measurement, Application and Integration

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This session aims to provide a platform for the study of novel and integrated geoscientific techniques in order to examine the transport properties of geomaterials.
Contributions will be accepted on the subjects of (i) fluid flow, permeability, fluid conductivity at all frequencies and scales, (ii) electrical properties, conductivity, resisitivity and permittivity in both real and complex domains and at all frequencies and scales, (iii) heat flow, geothermal states, thermal conductivity and diffusivity, (iv) transport of energy by elastic waves, velocities and dispersion of pressure shear and other types of elastic wave, (v) rheological mass flow (vi) diffusion of atomic species within solid crystals.
The primary aims of the session are:
(a)To provide an opportunity for scientists interested in the transport properties of geomaterials to share advances in the development of laboratory and field-based geoscientific techniques.
(b)To examine the physical relationships between physical properties that have often been considered separate. For example, electro-kinetic links between electrical and flow properties or seismo-kinetic links between flow and seismic properties.
(c)To examine the effect of rock microstructure and anisotropy upon the transport properties of rocks, including methods to characterize the anisotropy experimentally, and its links with the rock structure.
(d)To examine the effect of pressure and temperature upon the transport properties of rocks directly or via a change in the rock microstructure.
(e)To examine how integrated field and laboratory studies and/or integrated techniques can provide a better approach to geophysical problem solving.
Presentations and posters that cover (i) the development of theory, (ii) numerical or (iii) digital modeling, (iv) the design of experimental apparatus and the subsequent experimental results, (v) information discovered from field studies, and (vi) the application of geotransport data to the solution of geological and geophysical problems are all welcome. Studies that integrate two or more of these approaches are particularly welcome. We also strongly encourage contributions which apply novel or established technical methods in new ways or in order to answer new questions.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Prof. Y. Bernabe, IPG Strasbourg / MIT (accepted)
Prof. C. Clauser, RWTH Aachen (accepted)
Prof. C. David, Universite de Cergy-Pontoise (accepted)
Prof. T. Ishido, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology of Japan (accepted)
Prof. Yu. Popov, Russian State Geological Prospecting University, Moscow (accepted)


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