Technical skill sheet

Geomechanics and Geology of the Engineer

  • Centre of research : MINES ParisTech, Gosciences
  • Prestation : Advice, assessment, training - Research and Development

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Theoretical and experimental characterisation, modelling and simulation :

- of the evolution, stability, failure and damage of geomaterials

- of combined Thermo-Hydro-Chemical-Mechanical processes in geotechnics

- of the Stability of geotechnical installations at different space-time scales

- of the interaction between structures and geomaterials and the mechanical behaviour of interfaces

- of mechanical and hydraulic fragmentation processes and the drillability of rocks

- of the economics of sub-soil projects


Management and Exploitation of the soil and sub-soil : - Understanding and simulation of the behaviour of geomaterials - Exploitation techniques of the sub-soil

Drilling for oil

Exploitation techniques for mines and quarries (blasting, support, ...)

Underground storage facilities (hydrocarbons in saline cavities, highly activity, long-lived waste, ...) - Organisation, planning, evaluation of underground projects - Geotechnical Contingencies and Risks - Natural hazards (drought, Stability of slopes, ...) - Associated with the sub-soil (post mining, cavities, installations, ...)


- Presses for geomechanical characterisation tests and devices for creep tests

- Test benches for mechanised mining: testing of cutting tools and sinking heads

- Drill pipe buckling test bench

- Drilling test bench for the testing of drilling tools at full scale and under real conditions

- Drillability cells

- Very high pressure water jet cutting test bench

- Devices for characterisation petrophysical

- Test bench for the measurement of very low permeability values